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Monday, May 21, 2007

A Very Good Day, Indeed

I was sitting at the office today, thinking of you, my sweetie-pies. Yes, not only do I work for a living, travel the world, love my CruiserDog, occasionally offer my yard to passing duck couples, and have a boy-toy, but I actually think of y'all. I know, I know.

I was feeling like it was time to post a new blog entry, but what would I write about, I asked myself. I could write that directly after posting the pictures from my most recent concert, I took to my bed with tonsillitis and my boss actually asked me "What are you, thirteen?" I could write about how I have to get up in front of a mess-o-neighbors tonight and present our neighborhood association's budget for 2007. I could write about boy-toy, J. I could write about how Jessica and John have broken up (FINALLY).

But none of that seemed too blog-worthy.

Then I got home and to my utter glee I found a couple of packages containing some swwwweeeeet bootleg copies of concerts done by T the G from a mini-tour he did on the east coast in early May, before heading out with The New Cars. This was a last-minute tour that included Jesse Gress, Tony Levin and John Montagna (not sure of the spelling), that if I'd known further in advance, I would've certainly cashed-in some miles and flown cross-country to witness. A rare treat, indeed for my east coast Toddhead friends. Lucky sons-of-guns.

I'm not exactly sure where these bootlegs actually start - but they are board recordings and they are clear and wonderful, full of lots of Todd on guitar, digging deep into his vast catalogue, and there's even some fantastically clever, typical Todd banter. Good stuff, I tell ya.

Toddheads are a sharing bunch. We believe in paying-it-forward. We don't trade stuff that could actually make Todd money, but if it's something that cannot be bought, it's fair game among the network of like-minded fabulous folks. Today I got a total of 5 shows on cds from my friends S in New York and S in California. (4 Todd shows and 1 Kasim solo show) All this for the price of sending out a couple of copies I had in my collection. And so it goes on down the line.

Toddheads rawk. And some even read this blog. So, if you recognize yourself here, I'm sending out a virtual CruiserHug to ya.


Swishy said...

How fun! What an awesome way to start the week.

Sassy Blondie said...

Cruiser-I don't know what happened to my comments! I have deleted and reposted without a pic this time, so you can comment all you want!

Sounds like a package is a good thing to receive...

Pregnant In Texas said...

While I can appreciate your love of Toddheads, I would like more stories about the boy-toy please!!

I'm losing my faith in men from Texas and will possibly consider never leaving the house again without a toddler strapped to me unless I get to hear about you and Mr. J.

CruiserMel said...

Swishy - My friends are too cool. It's the next best thing to being there, for sure.

Sassy - Packages versus bills. Hmmm. Tough choice that one.

Preg - Ohhhh, allllllrighty. I'll see what I can do. Let's see if he "lets" me watch American Idol tonight at his house or not. It's not exactly his cup of tea - but I will not be missing the finals. No way, Jose.

KP said...

Can you say "double date"? When have we EVER been dating someone at the same time? Huh?

Lindystar said...

Confession time. Please still be my friend. I don't know if I've ever listened to the cars. I guess I've probably heard them on the radio?

But this whole Toddhead thing has me intrigued so I guess I'll have to find a place to download something. What should I start with Cruiser? Try and give me 3 songs to start with and get a feel for them. 3 is hard I know, but consider it a challenge.

Are you still breathing? In. Out. In. Out.

BTW I want boy toy stories too, however mundane you think they might be we are dying to hear.

CruiserMel said...

KP - Hmmm.....ya know what? I don't think so. Uh oh - the stars may collide!!!

CruiserMel said...

Lindy - Okay, I've given it some thought. No way to narrow down to 3 only. Go to Amazon or something and you can hear 30 seconds of each song...which should give you an idea. Early TR: Check The Very Best of for "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference," "Real Man," "I Saw the Light." More recent: from "Liars" check out "Soul Brother" and "Liar". If you want Utopia, check The Road to Utopia...their hit from that one was "Set Me Free." Also - The New Cars "It's Alive" - check out "Candy-O", "Bye Bye Love," and "Good Times Roll." That should be a nice overview. But there's much more heady stuff - his lyrics can be so intriguing. Let me know what cha think. But remember, he's an acquired taste for some.

Also - boy-toy stories to come, promise.