pale beneath the blue

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

don't you just love a good day?

Today I:

1)Got a job with the number one builder in the area
2)Spent time hanging with Mike Taylor and Shiv at WOXY studios
3)Heard a great secret that I can't tell, but it's so exciting!!!!
4)Had a great workout
5)Bought a great new book
6)Stuck to my diet
7)Found .11 while doing the laundry
8)From out of nowhere, actually by accident, someone listened to a new song of mine and actually gave me
the name of someone to contact about it. How strange is that? Plus, this is from someone who hasn't liked
anything I had written previously. Kind of a 2-for-1.

I love having good days! Let's have another one tomorrow.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

My Brush with Fame

A few days ago, I went to my favorite club to see one of my all-time favorite artists, Mr. Chris Trapper from the Push Stars. Fortunately, Mike Craft was there with his digital camera to prove that, well, I guess it can't prove that Chris knows me by name, or that we "partied" together in Virginia Beach one year for my birthday, but it does prove that he was at least willing to have his picture taken with me. I honestly haven't been out to see live music for quite some time. I had forgotten how much I enjoy watching folks who are really amazing. How do I decide who is amazing? Well, if I want to write a song in the car on the way home, something amazing happened. Or, on this occassion, while Chris was getting some help from his friends, The Princes of Hollywood, I realized that I wish I could hook-up with someone who is a fabulous writer and musician who would force me to work harder at what I do. If only we could get Emily Strand to come out of hiding to write songs with me...or someone else that is just as good. Know anybody?

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Truth about Super Wal Mart

As I was standing in line at Wal Mart last night waiting for the drunken cashier to ring up the long line of people, I had some interesting thoughts...

1)Why do they have 30 check out lanes when there are only 3 open at any given time?
2)Why did Wal Mart feel the need to open Super Wal Mart? Did they feel that they could destroy more land in more cities if they opened larger stores? I really can't imagine they are planning Kroger's demise. That is just not going to happen. They can battle it out with Meijer all day and I won't lose any sleep, but don't mess with Kroger.

So, while I was waiting there in line for 15 minutes (at 10:20p, I might add) to get my$4.88 Galaxy Quest DVD, dental floss, and toothpaste, I realized that the whole Super Store dealio was really a public service. Because Wal Mart really does need something positive on their side. So, I'm thinking that after walking around one of their stores, the VPs realized that the one thing they could do to help their customers the most, was to seperate the Little Debbies from the Cat Litter. Make the store huge and move everything around so that no one can find it, add more products so folks can buy more pointless crap, but maybe they will lose a few pounds in the process. Myself, I find it aggravating that I can't run in and pick up a Starbucks Frappuccino and some cold medicine in 5 minutes or less, but no one else there seems to be in any hurry. I guess you can walk around all day when all you do is sit home and collect a check. At least, that's my take.