Good News, Bad News

Good News: Both Dave and Johnny liked the mix I did of the Blue Tattoo Songs—though it’s a little boomy.

Bad News: Forgot to give Chris his copy.


Good News: Work’s still going really well.

Bad News: Getting a little frustrated with the idiots on the road during my commute.


Good News: I’ll have insurance in like six days.

Bad News: I’ll almost immediately be paying my deductible on seeing a dentist.


Good News: One of our clients bought us lunch today.

Bad News: I had no Tupperware in which to bring home leftovers.


Good News: Gonna watch some Columbo.

Bad News: Presently not watching Columbo.


Good News: Eating chips and salsa…

Bad News: …in place of dinner.


Good News: Obama seems to have the majority of people on his side with the health-care thing.

Bad News: Those who AREN’T on his side are as pissy about it as I was about pretty much anything Bush did.


Good News: New releases from Cheap Trick (Record), David Bowie (Storytellers), and the guys behind Spinal Tap (DVD).

Bad News: That’s gonna cost me…


Good News: New movie from Peter Jackson looks kinda good.

Bad News: He only PRODUCED…


Good News: The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bad News: The Music of Jesus Jones


Good News: Won a pocket-watch on eBay about a week and a half ago.

Bad News: Shipping was listed as taking “between 7 and 22 days,” so it’s not here yet.




Misplaced anger:

Attention baseball fans… STOP calling every other St. Louis Cardinal by their last name while calling Pujols “Albert,” like you ****ing KNOW him.  You sound like idiots.

Short Update…

I’ve just finished the last test-mix before I give out CDs of the five songs we’ve already recorded to the other guys in Blue Tattoo.  It’s not necessarily the finished product.  In fact, I can virtually GUARANTEE that it’s not the finished product.  I’m sure things will have to be tweaked.  Maybe a thing or two re-recorded.  (I know I want to redo at least one of my vocal tracks, and I think Dave might, too—which I don’t mean as a criticism.)  Plus, it’s missing some background vocals, etc…but it’s a decent test-mix to see if the other guys like the direction I’m heading.  Fingers crossed…


In case you’re wondering, we’ve recorded the following titles so far: “One More Shot,” “Bitterman,” “Fightin’ Drunk (All Along),” “Poor Roger,” and “Sister Myrtle.”  If you recognize those titles, you’re quite a fan.  And maybe a little creepy for knowing so much about us at this stage in the game…but thanks!


Other than that, the most interesting thing that’s happened lately was that a shelf at the office that held our servers collapsed and nearly killed Kris in the process…but he lived.  No biggie.  And we were only down for about an hour because Kris is awesome at fixing things like that.  Then we had Chinese food.


Otherwise…par for the course…and I need to get some sleep…so I’m going to work on that now.



John Hughes Died…

Apparently he died on Thursday, and I didn’t hear about it until just a few minutes ago.  It’s kind of shocking.  I’m not going to say it depressed me to hear or anything like that…but wow.  John Hughes.  Didn’t see that coming.


Here’s a list of his movies I’ve seen.  He didn’t DIRECT all of them, but he was involved in all of these on some level, be it writer, director, or producer.


  • Mr. Mom
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Sixteen Candles
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Weird Science
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Uncle Buck
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Home Alone
  • Dutch
  • Beethoven
  • Home Alone 2


I guess I’m a pretty big fan.  In fact, looking at that list…I’m not sure there’s anyone whose work I’ve seen MORE of, now that I think about it.  (And “Dutch” was HIGHLY under-rated!)


Rest in peace, John.  We won’t forget about you.  (What?  I’m not allowed ONE cheesy “Breakfast Club” reference?  Come on…a man just died!)




Current Listening:

  • Blue Tattoo Mixes…I keep going back and forth on it.  I’m WAY more paranoid about this project, because I have to please the other three guys and not just myself.  I have it to where I like it, I think…hopefully they will too.