pale beneath the blue

Road stories and more from singer/songwriter, pale beneath the blue.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The new album grrrrrr...

So, I've spent the last two days working on an order for the new record and currently I'm stumped. It sounds pretty darn good, though. Well, I think. I've got one song that is on my hard drive at home, but not on my laptop which is confusing things a bit. At any rate, I'm trying to find that thing that leads one into another and I can't seem to unearth it. I'll keep searching and checking through some of my favorite albums for some ideas.

And hey, while you are you need a new home? If you live in the S. Dayton/N. Cincinnati area of Ohio, check out Maronda Homes. I'm currently working for them to make some extra cash to pay off bills from making this record, again grrrrr. At any rate, it's pretty interesting and if you need a new place to live, it's a lot of house for the money.


Saturday, September 23, 2006

A great way to get back at Insurance Companies

We all know that I've had a bijillion dollars in medical bills over the last four years and for the most part, I've been very pleased with the insurance company that handled most of the claims. However, why is it that they get to make all the rules and we, regardless of what is best for our health, have no choice but to follow the rules they've set, or we are left holding the bill? After my second opinion in NY with a very well-known doctor, my insurance company only gave me credit for a small portion of what I actually paid and then put it toward my "out-of-network" deductible. I didn't even know that I had such a thing. So, now none of that counts toward my regular deductible and the surgery that I just had. Does that make any sense? It's all in the same calendar year, but they've figured out ways to reduce my deductible so that I have to be responsible for more. Why don't they just say, "You're going to have to 50% of all expenses." Wouldn't that be easier than spending money to pay someone to write that gigantic book of rules? And then pay someone to apply those rules to my expenditures? Then pay someone to explain it to me since I still think that they are wrong?

Thank God, someone in the state of OHIO has finally gotten smart. They've introduced a bill in the state house and senate for a single-payer plan. What does that mean? Well, from the website, , it appears that it would give every OHIO resident health care. Yes. I am currently not able to focus on the details since I'm still a little out of it from surgery #20, but I definately think that taking profit out of the picture and giving everyone health care is, certainly something to consider.

What do you think? Oh, and I hear that we'll be voting on the smoking ban this November so make sure you get out to the polls, though I'm not completely sure it matters...check out this video

All you techies out there--can this be true?
xoxo and protein bars,

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New fall season

Currently, I'm watching Jericho, not sure how I feel about this, I guess it's like LOST except an entire town is forgotten. I watched Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip the other night--that was interesting and yet, hard to follow. I'm really looking forward to Grey's Anatomy, Men in Trees, Brothers and Sisters, Help Me, Help You, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock. I watched The Class the other night and was somewhat unimpressed. There are so many characters that are hard to keep up with, but parts of it were cute until the girl got hit by the car and then I was a little frustrated.

It looks as if the only interesting shows on Fox are Family Guy and King of the Hill. 24 starts in January. Not that I will actually have time to watch any of these shows on a regular basis, but I'm amazed at watching the premiers this year, I was taken back to when I was in Elementary school and couldn't wait to get the Fall Preview issue of TV Guide. That was the greatest thing ever next to the Sears and JCPenney Christmas catalogues. Alright, well, I need to go and see if I can manage to get my leg comfortable so it will stop hurting.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Things you missed last night if you weren't at the Trolley Stop

Last night I played from 9p-12a at the Trolley Stop in Dayton, OH. Now the Trolley is one of my favorite clubs, but it was Labor Day and I didn't realize that when I booked the show. It was also my second wedding anniversary so James was not happy to say the least that he had to carry a PA and hang out at the club all night. However, it ended up being a pretty fun night and if you were there you would have witnessed things like:

--James and I devouring a Cassano's Pizza (yes, I think that was my anniversary gift)
--"Why aim high when you can aim easy?" Joe's comment on my book reading goals for the year
--Joe making me laugh during the very serious "Break the Spell"
--My rendition of Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy" Well, Juliet liked it...
--Random people hugging me and telling me that I sound like Ani DiFranco and Tori Amos
--The discussion of Isreal waiting for George Bush's official okie dokie to take out Hezbollah which led into
--The discussion of this

See, you just never know what you are going to miss.