Thursday, June 25, 2009

Life Ain't So Bad at All, If You Live it Off the Wall

Here is a crooked photo of the doors my neighbors painted on their porch.

Wow. What a crazy day today was. First I'll address all the dead people talk. I'm sorry to hear about Farrah. I know a lot of boys lost their...Whatever to her poster.

Second I'll talk about MJ. I'm sad that he's dead. His music was amazing pop. The Jackson 5 was crazy huge when I was in grade school and I saw The Wiz at the the theater for my 12th birthday (I think). In high school we used to run to Off the Wall and some of the girls - you know, those kind of girls would get a little teary whenever they heard Michael's voice crack with emotion in that one part of "She's Out of My Life". Which was always good for a laugh. Thriller came out my senior year in high school and seemingly played non-stop all the way through my first year in college. I remember watching the world premiere of the Thriller video at my sister's friend Julie's house that first night it aired. Of course, his life was fucked and he was whack and he had a lot of scary issues that took away any respect I had for him. I think it's weird how people try and make him a saint because he's dead. I'm all for acknowledging his talent, but I can't forget the bad stuff either.

Now, I will stop talking about dead people and discuss something way more interesting - Me. I got my migraine meds switched back to the stuff that works now. It took me almost a week to hear back from the dial-a-nurse people, but once I did, they got it all taken care of in a day. I was beginning to dread my three day migraines again.

This weekend should be full of music. On Friday night, I'm going to the Mill to see a local'ish band called House of Large Sizes play. Then on Saturday night, I'm going back to the Mill to see the Meat Puppets. I had an opportunity to see them at a basement party in 1985 when I was staying with my oldest sister in Tempe, Az. I decided not to go, because back then we were all such hardcore assholes and very territorial. We weren't nice to punks we didn't know who came to shows. So, I was too much of a wuss to go and risk getting my ass kicked. Now, I'll get to see them when I'll actually remember the show. I can't say that about many of the shows I saw in the 80's.

Soooo, what are you planning this weekend? Will you be busy mourning dead celebrities? Or will you be watching old people try to rock and not throw a hip out at the same time?

13 comments:

Ananda girl said...

Ha! I won't be doing either... though I wish I was one of the oldies trying not to slip a hip.

One day I'll fish. The next I'm going to go shopping and the last day, I'll relax.

As for the dead folk. I was not a fan of either. Sad for their families. But I am with you. I can't ignore the bad stuffs.

Remiman said...

Churlita,
No mourning for this dude. Dancing? Can't be ruled out. Partying for sure...It's high school graduation weekend.
rel

Leo said...

Meat Puppet and HOLS in one weekend?

What a party machine!! Have fun!

NoRegrets said...

I'm glad you got your migraine meds fixed...

dmarks said...

I've actually heard of House of Large Sizes before.

Brando said...

Reading all the MJ stuff, someone mentioned that when Bad came out, a lot of places reviewed it track by track. You just don't see that kind of hype and anticipation for anything these days.

Cool for you for going to see The Meat Puppets. The migraine medications should make it more enjoyable.

aliencg said...

I'm going to hope that things start improving on the job front and have my dad over to shoot some pool in the basement.

I was never a big Wacko Jacko fan, and Farrah was a little before my time (I was very young during her run on Charlie's Angels).

laura b. said...

I'm envious of all the music involved in your weekend. I'd love to see the Meat Puppets.
Also, glad you got your med situation resolved. You are ready to get out there and shake a tail feather :-)
Me, I will be working Saturday and not much at all-ing on Sunday. At least that's the plan.

Tara said...

I loved the Thriller video. Our friends and I would squeal with delight when we'd see him dance with the zombies.

I love his song, "The Way You Make Me Feel". They played it this morning, and it's such a great song. That and the duet he has with Paul McCartney in "Say, Say, Say".

Poptart said...

The dead people stuff is weird. It's tragic that Farrah's fight with cancer gets so much play but mental illness is never talked about as the cause of Michael's weirdnesses and self-hatred. I think a genius at his level won't be seen for a while again, music/dancewise. He brought so much joy. OK: this weekend, I am gonna run 7 miles tomorrow because you are my role model and keep chipping away at cleaning my apartment...

mighty jo said...

ohmygod--i forgot about the house of large sizes...i LOVE the house of large sizes! have fun!!

Johnny Yen said...

Saw the Meat Puppets in '86 or so. Great show.

The Feelies are giving a free show downtown on Monday. I saw them years ago, opening for somebody. I'm still not sure if I'm going-- depends on how much schoolwork I've got.

crazy4coens said...

First of all - you are funny! I rarely laugh out loud - and I just did twice reading your blog.

I am sorry you have migranes. My English friend called them Me-Grains - just sayin' cuz I knew you needed to know).

This weekend will find me staying inside - 100+ temps predicted.