Hope all's well today.
In the category of "I'd really love to wanna feel bad for ya", Tom DeLay announced last night that he's leaving Congress to move to Virginia. DeLay is apparently planning on stepping down from his House seat in late May or early June, thereby clearing the way for Governor Rick Perry to hold a special election so that someone can fill the seat until January when the winner of the upcoming November election will take over. The move is calculated to give Republicans a much better chance at holding onto DeLay's congressional seat in the face of strong opposition by the Democrats. DeLay's announcement also comes at a time when DeLay faces campaign finance charges in Texas and possible implication in a federal corruption investigation involving longtime DeLay ally Jack Abramoff.
We'll all be sad to see DeLay go, here at The Adventures, and we wish him a fond farewell and a swift kick in the ass as he heads out the door on his way to Virginia (probably to mess up that state). Knowing that Republicans are much like the mythical hydra, sprouting new heads when an old head is cut off, Steanso is waiting with bated breath to see who DeLay's annointed replacement will be. How can the Republicans find anyone as ruthlessly mercenary and beholden to special interests as DeLay? It won't be easy.
In other news, Steanso heard San Antonio-based Buttercup on KGSR this morning when driving in to work. Steanso has seen Buttercup perform live on quite a few occasions in the past, and the band is managed (at least some of the time) by Friend of Steanso Charlie Roadman, who also performs in F for Fake (which is a f*%king fantastic band, but that's a different story). Anyway, I guess Buttercup just played a couple of acoustic numbers this morning (sans drummer), but I think that Buttercup is playing a benefit show with a $10 cover this Thursday at Whole Foods. If you want, you can buy some groceries and check them out.