Allow me to come back into your life.
Aerosmith's new album pops in at a disappointing number 5 on the Billboards this week, Taylor Swift continues to stay number one with Red, her tribute to Sammy Hagar.
I haven't been a very good frame of mind this week, basically my age is beginning to interfere in the things that I like to do or try to do at work. I don't know about y'all out there but I don't think anybody out there farts more than I do, and it has beginning to annoy and irritate me to the point that I may never try the dating scene anymore. Hell I can't stay around anybody at work without the usual toot tooting at every pace. Plus my wonderful thumbs crack when I move them. Pass the gun please, I'm tired of dealing with my body continue to rage war in me. Feels like I have my own Gaza inside my state bombing me every other time.
As I approach the December 30th posting of how to plot my farewell to the top ten, I also let slip that starting next year the bargain hunts that have been a big part of this life for the past 15 years may finally come to an end, thus setting a panic to the folks at Half Priced Books and record stores across the 250 mile radius of here that it may finally happen after hinting at it when I turned 50. I told the HP owner that I wouldn't worry too much about that, since they were in town I still be calling it my second home. It might mean that the folk in Madison or Davenport won't see the big nose and stuffy attitude and the guts working overtime anymore but as I take a look at what I have bought the past couple years it's safe to say that I may have finally become satisfied of what I found and for the most part can live with what I have. I'm sure the folks at the Salvation Army will still see plenty of myself, Goodwill I'm not sure of, since they have decorated their stores to look more hip than a junk shop, they lost the personality that I come to enjoy when I went there.
If there's a certain CD that I'm looking for, I think I'm more inclined to buy from Collector's Choice Music rather than waste gas going to Best Buy and them not having what I'm looking for. It's happened so many times that I get fed up with them. But then again nobody buys CDs anymore according to the other crabby old fuck that everybody reads online. Half Priced Books seems to have better luck getting new releases used or promos anyway. BTW, I did a write up on Shemekia Copeland's latest album 33 1/3 on the Consortium site and got more views on that than the Asia or Green Day write up. Guess people still care about the blues. And that gives me hope for music in the future although you won't her new album on radio unless it's KCCK or Blues Avenue on KUNI if Dumbfuck plays it. I also finished up hearing the new Oli Brown album Here I Am on Ruf Records and it turns out Brown hails from the UK and not New Zealand as I falsely reported a while back. I'm beginning to be the Harry Carey of music blog, I keep fucking up facts and stats and probably a good reason for me to ride into the sunset. It's Oli Brown's third album for Thomas Ruf's label and thank God that Thomas Ruf still has the love of the blues to finance these albums. Of course you won't find them at Best Buy, you have to look deep into the serious record stores in your area. Good luck finding them although I'm sure you know where they are at. Coming next year Devon Allman records his first solo album for Ruf Records and will feature Samantha Fish on vocals on a couple tracks. I'm sure Sam Fish will have a new record coming out in 2013, hopefully she will. Both Brown and Fish are up and coming blues players, Brown getting mucho kudos and awards from the other side of the pond.
Hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week, I have lost track of the time and month it seems. So Saturday might be the Iowa City bargain hunt weather permitting. But still need to make a move on putting together a best of 2012 and perhaps another Singles going steady series before the year is out. And hoping that we have another mild winter as well, even though my good friend Willard wants the snow for his Christmas settings to which he's been busy putting out all this week.
As always thanks for your support. The ratings should be better than last month but don't hold your breath, you might end up turning blue.