Sunday, October 06, 2013

Minor Re-run

I wrote this seven years ago, when I was sick.

I bring it up because more and more, I want the Strep Throat Machine to be a thing:

Anyway, the doctor looks at my throat, and my nose and ears. Then gives me a strep test. Which I could write horrid things about, because it's not pleasant. But all things considered, it could have been worse. He could have punched me in the balls right before he'd administered the cotton swab. That would probably have been worse.

So. Then there was 10 minutes of waiting. You know, while the guy puts the cotton swab into the "Strep Throat Machine," which imagine looking somewhat like the #5 Robot from Short put the swap between the eyes, and robot analyzes it, and meanwhile entertains you with ethnic jokes.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The Listens, this day, 5 October 2013

Couldn't sleep this morning.  Wandered toward awake after odd dreams about a concert at a beach interrupted by rain, and another where my aunt tells me that my mother and father might be second cousins, and that's where my love of banjo music comes from.

Anyway.  Been up since about 6.  Wrote some.  Here's what I listened to:

"Up From Below"      Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
"WWJD"        Axis of Awesome
"The Nest"       Jherek Bischoff
"Put Down that Weapon"       Midnight Oil
"Working My Way Back to You"       The Four Seasons
"Polish Work Song"           Dex Romweber Duo
"House on the Lake"         Roseanne Cash
"I Ain't Nothing"       Whiskey Gentry
"Surf Wax America"          Weezer
"Some Weird Sin"        Iggy Pop
"Hard Out Here"       Hayes Carll
"River Ran Dry"      Reverend Horton Heat
"Tweeter and the Monkey Man"          Traveling Wilburys
"Who Made Who?"          AC/DC
"Leningrad"            Billy Joel
"Wasteland of the Free"         Iris Dement
"Enter Sandman"       Metallica