sorry for my absence this week.. i’ve had a busy week at work and then some time yesterday the cold that i’ve been fighting for a week or so finally pounced, caught me from behind and dragged me to the ground like a lion chasing a gazelle in the wild… i’ve spent most of today either shivering or sweating or both actually… i slept fairly well overnight, catnapped through the morning and lounged around most of the day and i’m still coughing and hacking pretty regularly which is, oh so much fun…

anyway… as you can see, i’m watching All the King’s Men and it seems to be a movie that one needs to pay more attention to… dialogue seems to be pretty key as it is a pretty brutal look at politics… i like it so far though… and i normally don’t do that whole “watching now” thing but since i’m kind of out of it, i thought i might… okay… moving on…

DOWN SEPARATE ROADS

last week, we said goodbye to a dear friend and travelling buddy… our faithful Durango, Red Rover was traded in to a dealership with a bit of money in exchange for a brand new Buick Enclave… in purty deep metallic blue… i will say this… buying a car is as annoying as ever… haggling over price, sitting around talking through like 100 different layers of “management” and the oft-asked question, “what do i need to do to put you in this car today?”… please… this is why everyone still hates sales people… anyway, we like the new ride and the hardest adjustment so far is agreeing on a new name… (i think we’re leaning towards Ka-BLUE-ey, though)…

AM/FM/XM…

along with this new vehicle comes a three-month trial to XM Radio… and an opportunity to subscribe to it beyond that… i’m not much of a radio guy, but i have to say that i’m fairly impressed with the selection of music thus far… and hey, NO COMMERCIALS… where else do you get that?… really though, i was most excited, because it meant that i’d be able to listen to the weekly Sphere of Hip Hop radio show on The Fuse… oddly though, The Fuse is only available online, so it’ll be a matter of logging into the website and ignoring what’s going on around me… i don’t like being tied to a schedule… that’s for sure… i need to figure out some sort of an XM Radio Stream DVR device… hmm…

GOING HOME

American Idol is whittling down the top 24 and i’m glad… i think i’ll get more interested in it once they get down to the top 12… i hope so anyway, but i have to ask… did they always do theme weeks this early? i seem to remember the theme weeks starting further down the road… anyway, my early favorites are the little Archelleta kid, Michael, Brooke, and Ramiele (though i don’t think that i could possibly pronounce that name)…

REALLY GOING HOME

On Sunday, Larry Norman left this world and joined up with God in eternity… the Father of Christian Music who watched his dreams and legacy become what it is today, for better and worse, passed away peacefully early in the morning… he wasn’t a perfect man, by any means, but he left a legacy of music that was revolutionary, radical and quite memorable… and his final thoughts as dictated to a nearby friend are as moving as the lyrics we’ve all come to admire…

I feel like a prize in a box of cracker jacks with God’s hand reaching down to pick me up“…

AND ON THAT NOTE

i’m off to lay down and rest a bit more… i didn’t get the reviews done that i wanted to this week yet, but i did post a really nice interview with Steven Delopoulos and a Walk TRu on the new Avalon record… and, before i go… a hearty HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good man, Churck… if you need web hosting, he’s your guy…

peace… love… bdg…