Kudos to my boy Danny Robinson, who must've called that Adam Eaton action by just hours. And he is right too, we should NOT by any means send Pat the Bat anywhere at all. But Danny, what would you think about putting Manny is RF?
In a previous post, I mentioned "speaking of judges and dogs" but failed to explain the 'dogs' part. That was that the dog had eaten half the paper with the jury duty info on it, and I was hoping he hadn't ate the part with the critical information.
Luckily, I could decipher the number from the mangled paper, and even more luckily, when I called it today, I was informed that the "case" had been cancelled and my services are no longer needed.
That WALL-E movie is something else, I'll say. Very good. Fun and the whole get out. I read a review that accused the movie of be hard on fat people, but I really didn't see it. The people didn't get fat b/c they were lazy, they got fat because they were lazy AND they lost their bone density in the low gravity environment.
Batmin next week.
Time magazine directed me to 4chan.org, but that shit is depraved /b/
So sometimes (like, all the time) I develop tics where I just use the same god damned phrase over and over and over again.
It sucks, because it makes me sound like a bullshit artist, which I try not to be.
This is bad w/: potential employers during interviews, in-laws, police officers, elected officials, business owners, judges, coaches, employers, friends, pets...ok maybe not pets.
Speaking of judges (and pets) though, I have been called upon to perform my civic duty as a Juror on Monday. I actually had to postpone starting a new p/t (writing) job because of it. A job not won, I assure you, on the strength of anything you have ever read here.
I really enjoyed the format of the show this evening. I feel really comfortable in the acoustic position of no mic or amp. It really frees you up to not have to sing into a mic. You gotta project like a motherfucker, but it's worth it, cause that's the way one should sing anyway. Mediocre, and even good microphones, can be a hinderance in projeting to one's fullest. Yes?
Mad, mad props to Ryan & Eileen for coming out tonight (all the way from West Chester), as well as to James and Todd and Ally. Was hoping to see more faces, but I would say in terms of quality of performances and crowd enjoyment it was a pretty good night.
Let me know how the drinks were! Any suggestions, critiques, or lavish praises are welcome.
Alex Valejo & Dan McCool next Friday night. And next Thursday night is the premiere of the open (no) mic nights. 10-12 or so.
So I asked for critiques on the drinks, but I assume I am correct in assuming that only the best of things will be said about the food, which looked great coming out.
As Luigi conveyed to James, "this is the kind of bread that will put lead in your pencil" and I think he is right.
The menu is really affordable and sexy. The most expensive thing on it is an $8 Veal Parm Sandwich. In fact, the drinks are mostly more expensive than the food. But you can get a Yuengling for $3.5, which in this economy, ain't bad.
Jesse Jackson is crazy, huh?
Waiting for these pages to print, I've caught some of Steven's Untitled Rock Show, and man, do these modern pretty boy bands SUCK so, so hard.
That band Metro Station, with their song "Shake it" or whatever is subpar, and I can't even remember the name of the band that was before that, but they were TERRIBLE.
Only two more sheets to print, and then off to work and show tonight.
You really should come out, it's gonna be fun, I promise.
Also, one will get real legit tunes, as opposed to what you have no doubt been catching on the Fuse Network.
Speaking of television, hasn't that Steve Wozniak fellow just proven himself to be the best fucking dude in the universe, in his role as Kathy's bf on the D-List program? Who knew?
Thank you for all your help, as always.
I WILL be recording the show, in some form, and will in fact post that.
Yeah man, anything you can/wanna do to help me spruce and line things up is appreciated. What do you think I should do in terms of location (ie name) ?
I am down with either of those two that you suggested. My conflict is a desire to shy away from the "frolic" monicker in print, due to the existence of that other dude billy frolick, who (though he clearly wrote his own wikipedia article) despite my grumblings, has established quite the career for himself, I suppose.
I figure if I aim that use towards the musical side of things, perhaps that is a good idea?
Then again, there is a
who writes as a thoughtful author, and is actually pretty good, in the way that he is, and yet seems like he could have been me writing at age 14 and doing it well, as opposed to however I in fact did it.
is taken by the health giant. Though bd.biz is available.
But then there is
bd's Mongolian BBQ
which has been around for awhile, to their benefit, but MUST have stolen their logo from scribbles on my high school notebooks. (more like college notebooks)
So that leaves me where? One thought I have, kinda separate from the blogging conversation, is the use of a pseudonym for book writing, which the best of current trends points towards "Driggs Baer"
(alt McKinley Coltish??).
But that idea (& no doubt driggsbaer.com) could come down the lane, as a place for me to release the first book in serial form, and even take comments on suggestions, edits, etc.
This brings me to a website idea I have, which I will edit out of the version of this email that I use as this evening's blog. Thus, transmission for most readers cuts now.
3.) Call me crazy if you will. After all, last week at James & MC's, I had an epiphany about how great it would be if PIANO KEYBOARD TIES ACTUALLY WORKED AND PLAYED LIKE A PIANO!!?? I was quickly told that my million dollar idea was worthless, at least to me, b/c keyboard ties already make noise. Who knew!??! I'm an idiot.
ENDNOTES: Show tomorrow! Me, Danny & Benny acoustic! You probably won't ever see this again.
Benny and I had a good time practicing tonight for Friday's show (which I could link to, but seriously, if you're reading this, you've probably already "come across" the promotional materials, no doubt. We recorded some of it and marveled at how out of sink we were. Neither of us were off, per se, but having not played the songs together in a few months time, we had each taken them along slightly different paths. This quickly wore off and we are now synching quite nicely, perhaps.
Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin doesn't know what a gerkin is.
Timmy called me tonight around 1:30 to tell me the Sixers acquired Elton Brand. As I said to Tim, "this is exactly the kind of move that is not endemic of the Billy King era, in that they wouldn't do it, because it is smart. We then nostalgized about the would be team up of Garnett &/or Carter w/Iverson that never materialized.
We talked for about 12 minutes, which is inconsequential, except that when i get off my cell phone after that long, I swear I'm dizzy and my face (where the phone was) is like 5 degrees hotter than it normally is. I want to video this with a thermometer and send it to Current TV
I realized just now that I have yet to photograph my sweet ass SHARK GUITAR, so I suppose now might be a good time to do that.
what I've been up to (corrupting Bobby's beatiful artwork again)
::::LIVE ACOUSTIC SHOWS EVERY FRIDAY:::::
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Dougherty
Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities announces Weekly Acoustic Music Series
Little Italy, Wilmington, DE July 7, 2008 – Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities Restaurant will be hosting acoustic music on Thursday and Friday nights.
This series of “intimate evenings” with local musicians will be a part of Little Italy’s “ROAM IN Little Italy” campaign, which coincides with the City of Wilmington’s successful, long running “IN This Together” campaign. The evenings will be unique events. Performances will be presented with zero amplification: no microphones, no guitar amps, no drums. We will simply present a performer or group of performers with acoustic instruments and their voices.
These events will take place twice a week, and will take two forms. Thursday nights will be an open forum, where any and all are welcome to sign up and perform. These free, open (no) mic events will occur every Thursday and will be hosted by bartender and musician Bill Dougherty.
Friday nights will highlight a featured musician, performing an extended, intimate set. For these performances, a small cover charge will be requested, which will help to compensate the musicians. Scheduled acts through the summer include Tommy Murray, Nate Farrar, Lew Indellini Jr., Terrifica, and more.
The menu for these events has been specially crafted by Chef/Owner Luigi Vitrone, and will feature homemade sandwiches and late night edibles that reflect the fine authentic food that has come to define Pastabilities.
The “intimate evening” series will commence with a free event this Friday July 11: an intimate evening with Endless Mike Jambox. Festivities will begin at 10pm.
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Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities Restaurant has been a Delaware staple for over 20 years. We offer guests authentic, homemade Italian cuisine, and have recently been recognized by Zagat’s as one of the best 1000 Italian restaurants in the country.
The schedule for our ‘intimate evening’ series can be found @: