December 31, 2006
I wrote a post for this weeked, but my compter at my home studio is acting up and can't get it done. So I'm cheating slightly, by posting this date on Tuesday. Here it is:
The Muy Muy Tour cost us $3,653.96. That includes airfare, train fare, bus fare, hotels, hostels and hole in the walls. Not bad for four people. Deena has her photos up on Snapshot, sho when I figure out how to download them I'll post some of the juicier images, including the video of the basketball game in El Fuerte.
I came down with a nasty little cold over the weekend. Carole had it, Deena, then Kathy. I felt a tickle in my throat on Saturday night and it was downhill from there. Stuffy head, sore throat, slight fever. No energy. Half a cough, but if Kathy's symptons are any indication, that's not far off.
According to a column by Harvey Mackay, “The average American annually spends 10 times more on what he puts on his head than what he puts into his head.” And, “The average American reads only eight hours ever week.” This includes books magazines, newspapers and even the Yellow Pages. Meanwhile, the average American watches 32 hours of television every week. And the kicker stat: 73 percent of all books in the library are never checked out.
Which all points to the fact that for those of you who read this blog and the magazine, I salute you!
“I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.”
What an odd quote. Did Billy Gibbons actually ask James Brown to join them? It sounds like something Billy would do for a challenge or a giggle. Too bad for the put down. ZZ Top's music is plenty complicated and I have a hunch Billy, Dusty and Frank could hang with Papa's Got A Brand New Bag just fine. And speaking of Billy, I got a Christmas present from him this year, a big ol’ Ranger Guthook knife. I keep it at the office where it will do me the most good.
There's a new art show at the Phoenix Art Museum and Richard Nilsen had a great article on the "Fierce Reality" which shows a very violent take on 17th century art. My fave line: "There are so many beheadings in this show, you half expect that Al-Jazeera will be sending a crew to cover it."
“People often handle life as they do bad weather. They while away the time waiting for it to stop. Yet the tide of opportunity comes to everyone.”
—Old Vaquero Saying
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