February 2nd, 2004


Big Pimpin' the seanp

I just got done listening to seanp live on the air from Texas (A simultaneously polite and obnoxious state that I dearly miss). This was my first time hearing Sean live, as opposed to a studio MP3, and I must say I was impressed with all the poppy gillardesque chord changes (plus Sean tunes all the time just like Doug did when he was Sean's age :P). The closing Mahalia Jackson number was absolutely lovely. If anyone can sell Mahalia to an indie-rawk crowd, it's seanp.

More reasons why I like Sean:
- He does a lot of his stuff totally DIY, not that there's anything wrong with ppl who have significant help but the craftsman in me admires the person who has to make do
- He proves that a good musician doesn't have to be irresponsible, egomaniacal, hard to get along with, or lacking in numerous major life skills such as the ability to pay own rent
- He keeps up a schedule that would kill a horse and still manages to get the product (his record) out the door. Details over at his Cocker Spaniels website.

(No puppies were killed in the making of this promotional post.)
turbo stomach

it's a new day, so can I please post again, Daddy? :P

In other news, I also purchased my very own Tagamet Stomach Man, who will keep company on my bookshelf with Henry the Puffy Taco Bobblehed! For those of you following along at home, my stomach is MUCH better these days without the use of any antacid, pills, or other medical intervention. I figured out that my stomach works OK if I
- Don't put too much food into it at once
- Don't put crap into it at all
- Don't stay in situations (career or interpersonal or whatever) that stress me out and
- Do get lots of sleep.

I bet there are people knocking back acid reflux drugs right now who'd recover on their own if they did the same. Not that drugs or doctors are always bad, and sometimes you do need a prescription, but I think it's better to listen to my body first and see if it's trying to tell me that something is wrong in my life that I need to fix, rather than just running for the quick pill-pop solution. 'Cause sometimes my body will tell me things are Wrong when my mind is trying to kid itself that everything's Right.
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