Saturday, November 22, 2003

You can never look back

I spotted this bumper sticker yesterday on the back of a sport utility vehicle: "FREE TIBET."

I started to think about the colonial narratives sparring in that dense image, and I got a little dizzy. Remind me again why we're in Iraq? I also thought of that great line in the Don Henley song "The Boys of Summer:": "Saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac."

Friday, November 21, 2003

Yes but

There is much consternation and amusement these days about Michael Jackson's mug shot.

But have you seen Wynonna's?

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Human jukebox

Requests made at recent #1 Dad shows that were beyond reproach, and I was embarrassed not to be able to fulfill them: Jerry Jeff Walker, Chris LeDoux

Request made at multiple recent #1 Dad shows that elicited groans but that I deem fair enough (even though I still was not able to fulfill it): Garth Brooks (say what you like, but "Friends in Low Places" is a great country song)

Request made at recent #1 Dad show that came from nowhere, and I would have been the hottest shit on the East Side if I could have fulfilled it on the spot; but I couldn't: Lonnie Donnegan

Monday, November 17, 2003