Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Well, it's hump day.
Steanso had an interview today, and he thinks the interview went well, but he's not sure whether he'll get the job, primarily due to budget constraints and other things beyond his control. Oh well. You just gotta keep slugging away, right?
Can someone tell me what kind of world we're living in when the members of Iron Maiden get pelted with eggs and booed off stage at Ozzfest, and then their manager chastises the audience like some kind of out vengeful soccer mom while the band hides behind his apron for protection?
http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/24/music.ozzfest.reut/index.html
I mean, this is Iron Maiden, the crafters of such kickass albums as Powerslave, Number of the Beast, and 7th Son of a Seventh Son. They're supposed to be badasses, man, not whiners. See, this is why the members of Crack start out with an adversarial relationship with our audience right from the get go. We're the music world's revenge against crappy audiences. In Crack we believe that if you start out thinking that the audience is out to get you, they can't catch you off guard. Sure we may take a few lumps when people start throwing stuff, but you can bet your arse that we'll get a few licks in, too. Not to mention all of the mental and emotional scars that we dole out. Viva la Crack!!
What else? Pat Robertson is backpedaling like crazy after saying that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be assassinated.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/24/AR2005082401470.html
Ol' Pat now says he was misinterpreted, but his statement sounded pretty unambiguous to me. I'm just not sure why this is such a big news story. Anyone who was basing their political beliefs on the preachings of Pat Roberts ought to have their head examined in the first place. I kind of quit listening to him after he said a few years ago that the feminist movement was all about destroying western democracy and the American family and that homosexuality seemed to have a direct correlation to satanism. Anyway, the media is having a field day with this. To me, it's just another big distraction from the war and domestic issues like soaring gasoline prices and America's failing health care system. Pat Roberston is a crazy old cook who needs to be put out to pasture, but people keep sending him money. That's why I love this country. If you're genuinely sh*thouse crazy enough, you just might find some group of people out there who want to make you a millionaire.

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