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Dancing With The Green Fairy

Victoria and I were rummaging around in the local ABC store today, when I came across some small bottles of Grande Absente absinthe. Well, needless to say, I snatched one up. It’s unlikely we could ever afford the big bottles, but this small bottle was definitely within our reach. Plus, it’s not like we’d want […]

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The Death, Rebirth And Life Of Visili Kruvoi

In spite of the fact that I’ve been casting about for the right project and the right approach to get things rolling, one idea has remained constant. That concerns a vampire named Visili Kruvoi, who was born in the mid 1500’s, and who now lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida under the name of Bill Crewe. […]

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Ybor Saturday Market – Aug 29, 2009

I’ll be hanging out at the Floozees Doozees booth at the Ybor Saturday Market in Centennial Park, in the old Ybor City section of Tampa this coming Saturday. Come on out and check out some of Victoria’s excellent custom t-shirts, jewelry and candle rings. We’ll sing us a song together or something. Ybor Saturday Market […]

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Countrywide, Bank Of America, And A House In North Carolina

I got an e-mail message yesterday from Bank of America that said “A payment for your Real Estate Tax Bill has been made from your Escrow Account on 08-25-2009”. This is on a property that they, and Countrywide, have been telling me is going to be foreclosed upon for over a year now. Should there […]

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Musical Illuminations

I’ve been donating my old guitar and bass strings to Victoria’s Floozees Doozees company, with which she’s been making the most amazing candle rings. She calls this series “Musical Illuminations”, and I’m quite excited about it. The gist of it is that each candle ring is made from one or more strings which have come […]

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A Cruel And Bitter Blow

Okay, so maybe the title is melodramatic, but what happened last night felt that way. I was coming through the kitchen and bumped into a glass of wine that was on the counter (my legendary gracefulness didn’t come into play). In what was probably a 1 in 35,000,000 chance, the glass fell over onto my […]

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Thoughts On A Friday At Gino's

It seems so strange that my band, Systematic Chaos, has suddenly wound up with a time slot on a Friday at Market On 7th. We’ve been bugging the owner, Gino, for ages about letting us play some on the weekends there, and he’s been pretty resistant to the idea. Now suddenly, when I was talking […]

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Systematic Chaos Losing Altitude

It looks like Systematic Chaos is not going to play again tomorrow night. That’s basically the third week in a row that our practice gig is a wash-0ut. We didn’t play the week before last. Then last week our new guitar player didn’t show up, which sort of sank our plan to work on some […]

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So Long, John

I finally got off of my ass and finished a song that I started working on last year. After I’d crash-landed with This Old Dawg, I started working on a song that I wrote for my uncle, Loyd Short. This song was called So Long, John. I recorded everything but the vocals, and then I […]

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An Improbable Defender of Michael Vick

I’ve found myself in the most improbable position of defending Michael Vick against various people who are not at all happy with the fact that Vick is returning to the NFL. According to these people, Michael Vick committed a heinous crime and should never be allowed to return to the NFL. This doesn’t seem quite […]

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