Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sanity Never Came My Way

I've been getting text updates from all three Phish shows this weekend from my (ironically averaged-sized) friend Fat Jon, and one of my buddies who I goaded into doing a version of Guitar Solo Sunday.

Tonight's opener was one of the tunes I've never heard live:

The stars in the sky are very bright.

(Stars are bright)

The stars in the sky are very bright.

(Are bright)

The stars they really suck tonight!

(stars suck)

The stars in the sky are very bright.

And I don't care if the world explodes.

(world ex-plodes)

No, I don't care if the world explodes.


You can save the whales, you can save the toads.


But I don't care if the world explodes.

As you know, I am a fan of wildlife conservation (and nihilism)...

Guitar Solo Sunday (03/08/09)

Unfortunately for you Fackers, I was not able to secure a solo from a reader/friend this week, although there are a few in the works. As a result I laid another sacrifice to the Guitar Gods upon the altar (terrace), this one acoustic.

For what it's worth, I'm a whole lot more proud of this than the 450Hz electric one I posted last week (plus, it's shorter!).


Not sure where else this would fit, so here is a pretty sick picture of the San Remo:

Hobo St. Patty's Slideshow

On a certain level, this is sort of a cop out because I'm not up to snarkicizing every one of these photos or really writing anything substantive at all. On the other hand, I trust you will enjoy this slide show commemorating my experience at Hoboken's St. Patty's day celebration.

Most of these photos were snapped from the hip so as to keep them somewhat covert, but as you will see towards the end, I got pretty sloppy and people definitely started noticing. I promise there are some gems in there, especially the one with Sampson and the guy in the yellow shirt.

It's not a coincidence that I set the show to "Keep It Pourin'" by Tha Alkaholiks.

Breaking News: A-Rod Out for 6-9 Weeks for Hip Surgery

Per the Yankees, and not ESPN Deportes, A-Rod will have surgery on his right hip on Monday and will be out for 6-9 weeks. This surgery is "less major" than the surgery that would have required him to miss 4 months and which will occur at the end of the season.

Rodriguez will undergo the surgery on Monday morning in Vail, Colo., having the procedure performed by hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon. Rodriguez is expected to return to Major League game-ready shape in six to nine weeks.

"The goal here is to allow Alex to rehab rapidly in a safe manner," Dr. Philippon said. "The approach we're using is much safer than letting Alex play the way he is now."

I was originally critical of Alex for "being selfish" and deciding to have the surgery done on Company Time. However, the blame is clearly on the Yankees and their doctors for not discovering this defect earlier in time despite his hip nagging him last year.

As a typically "risk-adverse" individual, I think that this procedure will be the best. Missing 1 month of the season is obviously better than missing 4 months. And instead of doing nothing and risking a career-ending injury that would royally fack Los Yankees, the labrum will be stabilized.

Get well soon, Alex. Maybe T.O. with his new deal with the Buffalo Bills, will be able to buy you a hyperbaric chamber.

"Who wants ta ride mah bicycle?"

Still trying to make sense of the 98 pictures I took yesterday at Hoboken's preemptive strike of a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

More forthcoming. (Probably)