Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Policy on Obama

It's amazing. I became a political drop out as soon as Obama was elected. I have had ZERO interest in following any of it beyond the cabinet picks of the first week or two. I have had no interest in what the blogosphere has been saying, any griping about these individuals. Or Caroline Kennedy. And pretty much no interest in the Blago scandal, except I felt chagrined that the media tried to implicate Obama in it. But I totally -- TOTALLY -- tuned out on watching the news shows on this stuff, so I really missed it.

I can see Bush is definitely leaving Obama a mess to deal with. So completely radical things have to be coming down the pike to get it cleaned up. At this point, what Obama does is OK with me. It just seems so frustrating that there has to be this enormous gap between election day and inauguration day. One, Bush is still in there like a drunken sailor. Two, Obama has to take heat from the media when he really has no power to do anything.

Any other controversies -- Obama with no shirt on, whatever -- I haven't been following. It's all been a zone-out time. We made it to the election, we won, that's it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Concert I Went To

I thought the internet was a respository of all information, but I can't find any remembrance or mention of a concert I went to in (I think it was) 1971. In Des Moines. It might have been 1972.

Featured at this concert, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds were Leon Russell, Albert King, and J.J. Cale. Does anyone out there remember this concert or tour?

I remember J.J. Cale had a really weird looking guitar, like it was a technological marvel, holes, wires, gadgets. I got one or two Albert King LPs after that at some point. And we loved Leon at the time. Haven't heard much about him lately.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The PC Cupholder

I was absentminded in the car. My cup holder was out. It looks kind of like an open disc drive on a computer. I pushed it gently, actually expecting it to go in. It didn't, then I was reminded, it's not a disc drive but a cup holder.