Thursday, November 3, 2016

At the Lake House

some parts of texas are stunning




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Getting the Hell outta Dodge

Dodge City being Philadelphia. Am very excited. Haven't left the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in about a year and a half. Am on my way to Texas (it aint so bad) to visit family for about a month. Planning to help in my Mother's yard/garden. It's a beautiful space on the Lake. Plus I get to see not only my Mother but the siblings, which is always fun. Plus I'll spend some time with Winnie, the family dog. I like her and she likes me. (of course I'm always giving her dinner scraps so maybe that is where the affection comes from. Ha!) But there is one bummer, SEPTA (public transportation) is currently on strike so that makes getting to the airport that much more difficult. I support them, the drivers, but it is a royal pain in the *ss getting from one place to another now. Strange, we curse them a lot but they really make life easier for the average citizen.

Monday, October 24, 2016

yippee!! good news from Doctors today...

saw 2 doctors today and both agreed no more diabetes pain meds for awhile due to all the weight Ive lost since Nov'15. Over 60 lbs. Am very relieved :-) Sorta looking good too!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Philip Guston - "The Ocean" @ San Antonio Museum of Art

This is a personal favorite painting. If I had to "guesstimate" the dimensions, it would roughly be 8'x10'. It's not Guston's "Greatest" Painting just a fan f*ckintastic "Transition" Painting from his "Abstract" Works to his "Figurative Cartoon" Paintings *PLUS* it's hidden away at a "Satellite Museum" not one of the Major Tx. Museums in either Houston or Dallas. Bonus Points.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

FLP - Recent Music Checkouts

(*) Gang of Four - Entertainment!
(*) The Fall - Eratz GB
(*) Joey Ramone - ... Ya Know?
(*) Radiohead - In Rainbows
(*) Apples in Stereo - #1 Hits Explosion
(*) David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed
(*) Cult - Love
(*) Zombie - Live
(*) Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void
(*) Stooges - Fun House
(*) Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
(*) Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
(*) The Clash - London Calling
(*) Superchunk - I Hate Music
(*) The Clash - Live at Shea Stadium
(*) Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
(*) John Mayall - Picking the Blues; Boogie Woog
(*) The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
(*) Pavement - Quarantine the Past
(*) Talking Heads - '77


Note: The Joey Ramone Solo album is surprisingly good. It's a mixture of "generic" hard rock mixed with "punkish" roots and lyrically, it is smart... not "dumb" in the Ramones kind of way. Just one qualm re: Joey Ramone ... Ya Know? Think track 10 should've been a 7"single & not included on album. Merry Xmas indeed. Also prolly would've been *the* top 40 hit he always desired if he included a "killer" b-side too. Just sayin'.