Thursday, April 13, 2017

Yeah and All of the Things That I Said That I Wanted

  • My avatar's arch-nemesis born 94 years ago today. He was also Tennessee Tuxedo.
  • Required Egoslavian mention of the black & white to color television toggle when I was early elementary school aged and its everlasting impact on my worldview and melancholy.
  • I just passed my Eye Doc mid-term, surgery pushed back again. 
  • Today's outfit for Eye Doc was short-sleeve lavender/pink checkered shirt, red golf pants, salmon bow tie.
  • My Eye Doc dresses like Andy Sipowicz (w bow tie instead of long tie).
  • He uses an elaborately complex program (I assume most Eye Docs do) and doesn't mind typing his comments while I watch. Last appointment he wrote, Jeff needed another White Cane Speech. So, I said this morning, no White Cane Speech today? Want one? he asked.

  • Rest in Peace, J. Geils
  • Fuck this. 
  • Verily. Today disc, tomorrow disc, Saturday disk, Sunday hike.
  • UPDATE! Seneca today (dogwoods blooming!) 333453(!)33(!)3 / 3353(!)34344 / 344433343

  • I love all Mac, early, middle, late, but really, but this song? love love love:


  1. It seems like this was the song playing as I left the floor because I didn't have the guts to ask any of the girls to skate with me.

    1. That song. So paper-cut good.

      McVie's harmonies.

  2. our friends at wikipedia say

    Donald Brackett, in his 2007 book, Fleetwood Mac, 40 Years of Creative Chaos has discussed Welch's poetic romantic lyrics in Sentimental Lady and writing and performing style. He describes the featuring of the song on the 1972 album Bare Trees as the best example of the group's move towards a new, softer and highly commercial style in the early 1970s. Brackett suggests that the essence of the lyrics and nature of the song are "almost too gentle", but describes Welch's voice as like "crushed velvet", in that he believes the voice is simultaneously gentle and threatening in tone, a symbolic balance between the emotions of hope and despair. He later says of Welch's song writing, "Welch had the unique ability to encapsulate in a single song the travails of personal intimacy as well as the larger social picture in which we all lived".

  3. in a separate article about the singer/songwriter bob welch, our friends at wikipedia say

    On June 7, 2012, at the age of 66, Welch committed suicide in his Nashville home at around 6:00AM. He was found by his wife and manager, Wendy, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest; a nine-page suicide note and love letter had been written to Wendy. According to her, Welch had undergone spinal surgery three months earlier, but doctors told him that he would not fully recover. He was in serious pain and he did not want his wife to have to care for an invalid. Also, she believed that the pain medication pregabalin (Lyrica), which he had been on for six weeks, may have contributed to his death. Wendy passed away on November 28, 2016, in their home after a battle with COPD and heart disease. She was also 66.

  4. 1.) Good news about the eyes. Your Opto sounds frighteningly like a physician at the VA I saw many years ago, down to the bow tie and sarcasm ("It's not hurting as much as I've heard" "Would you like it to?").

    2.) Chumley! ("Tennessee Tuxedo, you're a genius!")

    3.) Moab, not a biblical reference -- mit der boom; mit der bing; mit der bing bing boom boom bang.