Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sex, Drugs,Tires, Spreadsheets and the Distant Echo of Boogie-Woogie Piano
By 'sex' I mean dating. And by 'dating', I mean 'not having sex', so the first word of this headline is inherently meaningless and was simply used to catch your attention in a cheap,tawdry fashion- and terms like 'tires and spreadsheets' would most likely fail to achieve that goal.
Not that I'm totally against meaningless, no-future sex with near-strangers, but I'm at the point in my life where I want some long-term stability from my partner, which means no more adulterous plundering on my part, despite that being my only current option.
The quick gratification isn't worth the lingering guilt-and if I didn't feel the guilt, I'd have to admit that there was something seriously wrong with me, I mean, I'm sure that I have my share of bad qualities, but I'd like to think that callous amorality is not one of them.
Here's a funny thing. Obviously, I don't mind blogging about my own personal failings and troubles, but this here dating stuff is a touchy, tricky subject, especially on account of me being so fucking desperately lonely that I signed up for a major dating site. And I'd like to date a woman who is savvy enough to find this blog, so I better be careful what I say...um...good luck, right?
Maybe that isn't so crazy. At this point in my life, I'd prefer a period of old-fashioned courtship instead of a quick and pointless affair - I have this strangely non-male desire to actually like the person that I'm having sex with and to have the kind of relationship that grows past 140 characters.
So far, my search isn't going especially well, at least not measured in quantity, but that is to be expected.
I'm not an easy fit in the 'web-date' pigeonholes and I've met feral children equipped with better social filters than myself...but I got a few replies that were sincere and one in particular that I find quite attractive- she's smart, funny, impressively self-possessed, creatively expressive and she even took the time to listen to me on last night's radio show -and said that she enjoyed it!
So I just asked her out and I am anxiously waiting her reply as I type this...blogging as a combination distraction/confession , if you will.
(UPDATE: She said yes!)
Wish me luck. Life is good , but I need a real girlfriend to share it with- one that doesn't have a husband and/or multiple boyfriends and who isn't ashamed to be seen in public with me and with her friends -and my friends.
The closest to getting laid that I've come in the last month or so was the giant screw that I found embedded in my car's tire. The screw was actually preventing the air from escaping, but any leak- even a slow leak- is a bad thing, so I took it in to a garage to see if the tyre could be repaired.
No, it couldn't, and hey, how about that alignment wear on the other ones?...it was long, expensive afternoon, but at least I'm driving again.
Spreadsheets? The less said about them, the better.
Piano? Ah! I did a guest DJ spot for my friend P.Swann on her excellent show 'Can't Stop The Music'. Her show is "cheesy goodness", so I got to play quite a bit of material that I wouldn't normally play on my own show, my own show being all deadly-serious and wot.
Oh yeah...drugs. I forgot to mention them. What I meant to say was that the following two broadcasts might make a lot more sense if you are really, really high.
But don't take my word for it, get yer podcasts here:
NEW BREAKFAST SNOB: 5/28/2011
CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC: 5/29/2011
THE NEW BREAKFAST SNOB, MAY 28th 2011
Traffic- Walking In The Wind
Larry Graham - Can't Stand The Rain
Hot Tuna- See The Light
Good Rats -Does It Make You Feel Good?
The Purrs- Fear of Flying
Chrome- Meet You In The Subway
MX-80 Sound- Lady In Pain
Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle
Osibisa- Y Sharp
Al Kooper- The Monkey Time
Astronauts of Antiquity- Soup du Jour
Bob Dylan- Isis
XTC- Scarecrow People
The Kinks- Nobody Gives
Manfred Mann's Earth Band- Road To Babylon
Rare Earth- Long Time Leaving
Ten Years After- If You Should Love Me
Steve Hillage- Palm Trees (Love Guitar)
Slick/Kantner- Silver Spoon
Michael H. Price- Save Me A Slice of That
Lou Reed- Senselessly Cruel
Roxy Music- Pyjamarama
David Lindley & El-Rayo X- Make It On Time
Can't Stop The Music , May 29th 2011: New Breakfast Snob Guest Edition
Will Bradley- Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar
Mother Gong- The Upwardly Mobile Song
Danny Kaye- Ballin' The Jack
Golden Gate Quartet- Atom and Evil
Louis Armstrong- A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Nirvana Sitar and String Group- The Letter
Dinah Shore and the Pied Pipers- Tic,Tic,Tic
Miraim Makebe- For What It's Worth
Katie Lee- Properly Loved
Check Other- Night of the Living Dead
Bob Crosby and his BobCats- Dear Hearts and Gentle People
Marcy -The Gospel Express
Adriana- The Garden of Sin-
Swing on a Star-
National Lampoon- Deteriata-
Southern Sons Quartet - Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition-
Skorkian- Hot Butter-
- Dinah Shore- Blues in the Night
The Ink Spots- Address Unknown-
Mike H. Price- Love Roller Coaster-
Myrtle Hilo- Lover's Prayer
Katie Lee- Will To Fail
Al Jolson- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Ray Manzarek- Art Deco Fandango-
Herbie Hancock- Fat Mama
Petula Clark- Fill The World With Love
- The Ramones- Beat on the Brat
Lou Reed- Rock and Roll Heart
Betty Hutton- He's A Demon
Danny Kaye -Slow Boat To China
Mike H. Price- Till The Real Thing Comes Along
Jonathon Coulton- Skullcrusher Mountain
Telly Savalas- Sunday Morning Coming Down-
The Ink Spots- Bless You For Being an Angel-
(With special thanks to Mr. F.LeMur for the infospots)