Thursday, August 04, 2005

Just a bunch of nothing

Well I've just returned home from having lunch with my friend John. My 14 yr old was watching MTV in the living room but quickly retreated to the comfort of his bed room as soon as I sat down. So I'm left here with a Hillary Duff video playing.

What the hell happened to MTV? Where did the "I WANT MY MTV" years go. I want Nina, Mark and the rest of my VJ's back. Now I'm watching some white chick who is talking like a black rapper run through the top 20 songs. I don't know any of this crap. Man I miss Billy Idol, Dire Straits, KISS, Bon Jovi, Ratt (RIP Robbin).

OK, I've turned on the "smooth Jazz" channel on the digital cable station. I'm alright now. Lunch was great. My friend and I ate at a local burger joint called "Ronnie's". The conversation was very good. I'm very grateful to have John as a friend and mentor.

I haven't had a drink of alcohol in over 3 years and John is part of the equation that has made it possible to live life on lifes terms. We talked about the lack of treatment facilities in this area and the reasons old ones have failed. We only have one left (not including the state hospital). I suspect with the meth epidemic (yes it's that bad in N. TX) that something will have to give. The one treatment center caters to insurance only clients. I've not met any street people lately with insurance. I don't know what the answer is.

On a lighter note, I'd like to say hi again to the new people who I've run across blogging. There are some very cool blogs out there and the people write so very well. There are different ones too. I've actually found a blog maintained by Satan. All in all I really enjoy this blogging stuff. Of course the OCD part of me wants to spend the entire day and night on here surfing blogs.

Well, thats about it for now. I hope to do some drum fun at the jam pad tonight. Hopefully I will be able to play in peace without distractions.


:phil: said...

Satan has a Blog, God sends me emails. What ever happened to fire and brimstone and burning bushes. I haven't had a drink in about a year, more Doctor's orders than anything else. Glad you are doing well, I've had my own 'struggles' with things. Good post, glad you found mr schprock, he's very funny (as are all of my visitors), and most bloggers.

nice picture too. I added some of my tunes on my left sidebar if you're interested

Paul (rock star wanna be) said...

Right on Phil. FYI You've inspired me to start doing RAK's myself. I may post some of the more interesting accounts.

Henry said...

Yes--Mr Schprock is good stuff.

Since I posted that Badlands comment--all I can picture in my head is you jamming the intro to "Hard Driver"

And VH---CLASSIC VH--Is one of my favorite bands.
Good stuff paul

Humor Girl said...

That sounds about right...You sit down and your son hits the road. lol

I agree with you, MTV Ain't what it used to be. BUT, i love reality tv, so I'm guilty of buying into MTV's new face. **blush** :)

Anonymous said...

The Dead Kennedys wrote a song in the 80's "MTV Get Off the Air". It didn't work. But I have to ask, why did you leave out Adam Curry?

Wendy said...

ohhh Paul! Ratt! How bout Dokken, Tesla, Great White, Def Leppard, Queensryche....ohhhh, the good old days. How old are you? I'll go check...hey you're older than me! Yeah! I'm 37 so we know the good old days...Cinderella, GNR(before they sucked).

yes, welcome to a new habit...blogging, good clean fun, most of the time.

Paul (rock star wanna be) said...

Hey Humor girl, Squid, and Wendy. I couldnt remember any other VJ's names (The early 80 were rough on my brain if ya know wha I mean).

Oh yea Wendy, all of those bands were tops with me and my circle of friends, especially Dokken. ya know alot of the bands of that period are still touring. Most have different faces and tend to only do clubs, but they are out there.

jenbeauty said...

I had a post last week about MTV and VH1...this is too funny. I miss my videos.

Oh and Hillary Duff is a main stay in my home at the moment. My daughter is 8.

I like your blog and found you through Mr. Schprock and Gardening Knitter.

Paul (rock star wanna be) said...

Hi and welcome Jen. Isn't it funny how we have "changed"? Ah the joys of getting I mean wiser...