March 27th, 2008

I Suck

So, we were supposed to be back on track with our bank shit today.

But, then I made a crucial error.

I decided to, for once, do the laundry so that Rome Girl wouldn't have to do it.

Unfortunately I sucked and didn't check the pockets and ended up melting our debit cards.

Luckily the bank said they will FedEx new cards to us overnight.

Still, it sucked because right when we thought we were going to start paying people back we had to extend our credit for one more night.

Though there was an amusing moment when I went into my local tabac and just held up the melted card. The dude handed me a pack of cigs and the herald tribune and said, in French, "tomorrow."

I'm Not Making This Up

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Many have tried, but so far nobody has been able to pry the decade-in-the-works Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" from the hands of lone remaining original member Axl Rose.

Now, Dr Pepper thinks it's up to the challenge. The soft drink company says it will give a free can of Dr Pepper to "everyone in America" (excluding ex-Guns members Slash and Buckethead) if "Chinese Democracy" arrives anytime during the calendar year 2008.

Commented Axl Rose in a statement: "We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr. Pepper with our album, 'Chinese Democracy', as for us this came totally out of the blue. If there is any involvement with this promotion by our record company or others, we are unaware of such at this time. And as some of Buckethead's performances are on our album, I'll share my Dr Pepper with him."

"It took a little patience to perfect Dr Pepper's special mix of 23 ingredients, which our fans have come to know and love," said Jaxie Alt, director of marketing for Dr Pepper. "So we completely understand and empathize with Axl's quest for perfection — for something more than the average album. We know once it's released, people will refer to it as "Dr Pepper for the ears" because it will be such a refreshing blend of rich, bold sounds — an instant classic."

The Waves At Vert Anglais Best Bar In Montpellier Tonight!

Tonight the Waves are back at the Vert Anglais, the best bar in Montpellier.

In sort of a special event legendary rock critic and NPR Encyclopedia of Rock Ed Ward will be at the bar tonight hoisting a few with The Regular Drunkspecs.

Happy Hour starts at 9. The band starts around 9:30 and there are always a bunch of cute babes there. American babes, British babes, French babes, New Zealand babes, Irish babes. You name it. If it's cute, has boobs and is in Montpellier it will be at the Vert Anglais tonight.

Here is just a small sampling of the beautiful babeage that will be on tap ce soir la:



The Crossroads

I think I made some real progress with my shrink today.

I was telling her about the EDF/Bank Overdraft Nightmare and the Debit Card In The Wash Debacle and she commented that I didn't seem as upset as usual over it.

"It's just that I can't be bothered anymore," I said. "I spent years punishing myself over my marriage breaking up and years freaking out about my mom being poison and kicking myself when things fucked up, and fucking the wrong type of women to try to make myself feel better an getting crazy upset over shit. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of punishing myself. All I want to do now is figure out what I can do and do it. And figure out what I can't do and stop worrying about it. I'm not going to kick myself when I'm down or waste mental energy on things I can't change. I'm letting myself out of the dog house."

She seemed pleased by this reaction.