Hey kids! Happy Friday!
On a follow up note in the ongoing Adventures of Steanso, I am now planning on actually going on a vacation to Jazzfest in New Orleans with the Wilsons, Blooms, and Jackbart Mitchell. I am really looking forward to it, and I hope none of us gets arrested. Many sincere and heartfelt thanks to The League of Melbotis and Reed Shaw for inviting me on other trips. I wish I had the money to just rent a beach house somewhere and just invite all of my friends (and select family)to come and stay for awhile. Maybe next year.
What else....? The lovely and talented Rosa Theofanis is shopping for a sofa, and is apparently quite picky (some might say too picky, but I would never disparage Rosa in such a way). If anyone has any leads on the most badass sofa they've ever seen, preferably at a low, low price, go ahead and post a comment on here, and I will forward it to Rosa.
Crack is practicing tonight, and The Amazing Letdowns are playing as well. Crackbass wants us to go see the Letdowns after Crack practice, but I have mixed feelings about this since they are playing without the talents of our friend and musical colleague, Gary Meyer.
Seeing the Letdowns play without Gary is like seeing Van Halen without David Lee Roth or (more fittingly) Spinal Tap without Nigel Tufnel. It just doesn't seem right. Anyway, I hear that Gary is going to watch the Letdowns show, so maybe we'll go and check it out and buy him a beer. I don't know.
I would also like to comment on the fact that my brother is apparently being considered as a speaker to present some opening comments before a screening of the Superman films in Beaumont, Texas. Ryan has already told me that if the invitation is formally extended, he will be presenting his remarks in a carefully crafted Jor-El outfit (for those of you who don't read funny books, this was Superman's father who died on Krypton after sending his son to live on Earth. He was played by Marlon Brando in the original Superman movie).
To Jim Dedman or whichever member of the blogosphere who mentioned this possibility to Ryan: I beg you on behalf of the entire Steans clan and all of our ancestors to please reconsider. The sight of my brother, hair bleached and clad in a poorly modified white bathrobe with a giant "S" stenciled on the front, hollaring at and deriding audience members who don't know the difference between red and green kryptonite will be enough to set back the reputation of the Steans family for at least another decade or two, and frankly, given our general lack of coolness, we can't afford to take the hit.
Oh crud. Client here to see me. I'll see if I can post more later.