June 9th, 2007

A Thought

First off let me say upfront that I think even blonde heiresses deserve to go to jail if they break the law.

But, something occurred to me that might explain why the LA Sheriff might have wanted Paris out of that jail that might make some sense of this.

What if Paris hit a heavy withdrawl from coke/heroin? If that's the case you have to give her treatment if she's in the jail or she'll die. But, depending on the withdrawl pathology the drugs and treatment they might have had to give her could have been seriously expensive.

Perhaps the Sheriff just didn't see any reason for taxpayers to pay for supervised detox when they could send her home and have her billionaire parents could do so at home?

Getting It Half Right

OK.

So I'm cool with the Grey's Anatomy people firing Burke since the actor who plays him is apparently a homophobic psychopath.

But... you've still only done half the job.

Get rid of Meridith Grey!!!!!

Put her in jail with Paris Hilton!

Do it today!

Sure You Are All Bored Of This Now But Anyway....

... went to the doctor who says my crisis time seems to be ending. Still have to do at least another month on the medication but will be "stepping it down" in a couple weeks.

The goal is apparently to get to a point where instead of doing it everyday I use the Xanax when I feel anxiety coming on and nip the problem in the bud before it triggers me to act out.

But it will take weeks to get to that point. Which involves experimenting with cutting the dossage slowly back a week or so from now, seeing if I freak the fuck out, putting the dosage back up if I don't but slowly lowering the dosage some more a week or so later and seeing if that makes me act out.

What we do know is that the Xanax works in the sense that I'm clearly back to sane land and not like randomly yelling at people.

At least this never effected my deep love of pussy they way some other drugs do.

Dead Flowers

Apparently Mick Jagger showed up and did a song with his brother's band at a small pub outside of London (CNN describes it as outside of London. YouTube says it was in Barnes. I don't know.)

There were only 40 people in the pub.

Can you imagine?

Sticky Fingers

Inspired by the Chris/Mick Jagger YouTube thing below I downloaded the Sticky Fingers album from Mininova.

It's probably the first time in about 10 years that I've listened to the album all the way through.

Has anyone else ever noticed how sad and desperate this album is almost from start to finish? (The exception being Brown Sugar, but that was recorded earlier than the other tracks.)

This is not an album created by a bunch of happy successful rock stars. These songs are about desperate men.

It's literally a cry for help - epitomized about halfway through during "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" when Keith starts moaning "I've been begging on my knees/I've been kickin'/help me please."

I've read enough rock history to know that Keith at least was almost circling the drain at this point, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised - but they all must have been in some down dark place.

And the record company people and their friends and stuff must have freaked the fuck out at some point - because anyone who had any interaction with them must have noticed something by the time the boys started singing "Ain't flinging tears out on the dusty ground/For all my friends out on the burial ground/Can't stand the feeling getting so brought down/It's just that demon life has got me in its sway"

Sticky Fingers is almost an annoucement of the end of the 60s in some dark hungover corner with blood and tears and a sadness that was felt but not yet admitted to.

It's not fun, but it's not supposed to be.

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I just introduced Rome Girl to the Delta Blues music of Robert Johnson.

She's now downloading The Complete Recordings off of mininova.

If you've never heard these sessions, I suggest you do the same.

You'll be surprised at how many of the songs are songs and chord progressions you may have thought were created by white British people in the 1960s actually are on this disk from roughly 1936.