Thursday, June 30, 2005

Gig alert

You oughta know that my honkytonk band the World's Greatest Lovers will be performing tomorrow at the Mallards game in Madison. Mallards games are superb minor-league baseball, and this will be a fun event; this week our boys take on the Waterloo Bucks. The first pitch is at 7:05, and the Lovers will perform starting at 5:45, plus another hour or so of music after the match. The Mallards play at Warner Park, 2920 N. Sherman Ave.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

And now these words

Last night I serenaded Ereck with a long medley of television jingles for Madison-area businesses, from Chalmers Jewelers to the Princeton Club. I was surprised how many I was able to conjure up with very little effort. This went on until he screamed for mercy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Good word

"Smoke doesn't bother me, and it won't bother me if there is no smoke. As long as they let me in the damn place."

--Jan Wheaton
The getting back of the groove

Of course we all remember how Stella got her groove back, but did you know that Stella's groove had a secret? Yes, it seems Terry McMillan's young Jamaican paramour is a gay man. Read a good article about it here, and marvel at the stupidity of the Chicago Tribune headline about it here.

And for old time's sake, read my blog entry that recapitulated an amusing David Letterman list about Stella and her groove-getting-back.
Good word

"Responsibility's a heavy responsibility."

--Cheech Marin

Monday, June 27, 2005


Madison's smoking ban goes into effect Friday, and as a performer and fan of live music I couldn't be more thrilled. My only concern is that once all the bars are smoke-free, we'll find out what they really smell like.

It is hotter than hell out there, and while at lunch just now I saw many people smoking outside. I'm an ex-smoker, and I flashed back to hot, muggy days like this one when smoking seemed like the most unpleasant thing I could imagine doing. But I did it anyway.