This mix has tracks that some of you might not agree with and some I don’t even agree with but this is not my day. This is Veteran’s Day and it’s a day to put politics aside and salute those who keep us free. If you find yourself disagreeing with a song or two on here then suck it up. No politics are welcome on this post. Ever.
This one is a little angrier than usual but what the hell it’s Friday after all. Not the greatest week in the world but not the worst either. So enjoy your weekend folks ’cause come Monday we are back into the thick of it again.
Last week just plain sucked except for one day. The transmission on the wife’s minivan is toast and that’s about 1200 or better to replace so it’s not even on the radar. Ren Faire with the family rocked (pictures to follow). Was in bed sick on Wednesday. Worked for 11.5 hours on Thursday most of which were downloading, installing, and configuring Karmic Koala since I broke my workstation (always check to make sure you still connected to your virtual machine before screwing around with the kernel and sudo su – is not always a good idea to begin with). Whatever had me puking on Wednesday came back for seconds and kicked my ass putting me in bed for over thirty-six hours of gastronomic Apocalypse along with the kids being sick as well as Momma. Saturday I thought I was better and went out and did stuff for about three hours only to have a fever again upon arrival back at the hacienda. Sunday was spent trying to carve some order into the Lord of the Flies regime that had taken over during the illness then lo and behold it was Monday morning.
So there you have it. Not one damn post last week due to all of that. Not on here or on 9b. So I am officially behind and now owe some reviews to 9b. I am going to change the Monday Mix into the Monthly Mix because it’s hard to be inspired every damn week to make a mix tape but I still plan to hit the other two entries as often as I can.
Did I mention that boy number three “shot” the TV with a water gun ring this morning resulting in a vertical line down the screen and fuzziness? Hopefully it dries out and is fine if not then the kids will have to learn to use their imaginations and do so quickly because I ain’t replacing it anytime soon. At least not in a way they will get to use it. If I do replace it the cost will be split up betwixt them and they will work it off together for the replacement cost plus tax as well as a fee for my trouble and do it at minimum wage. Let’s see the knee biters enjoy earning their TV back.
Another slightly delayed Monday Mix. This one has some tracks from folks I hadn’t posted before and that have been growing on me. I am kind of stoked about this because I think feel is right. It’s all downers but sometimes that just what a body needs to get through and it’s what I was in the mood for yesterday when I put it together. So there you have it boys and girls. Yet another Monday Mix.
I got a call the other day, the details of which I will not share, from my good friend Ryan. It was a good phone call despite the topic we discussed because I hadn’t heard from him in a while and the last time he reached out I dropped the ball and never got back to him. Regardless of that I knew he wasn’t upset with me because he ain’t like that. Our conversation inspired this little compilation, my longest mix tape so far if I remember correctly, but I didn’t have all the music I needed at the office so I couldn’t toss it real quick yesterday morning and my remote connection to home was sketchy and then from home to the server was even more sketchy so I decided to just complete it from the house. As fate would have it the upload didn’t finish, if it finished on schedule, until around 0500 (thanks Comcast. I don’t think we use Comcastic to mean what you think it means) so I couldn’t post until this morning. As if to thumb its nose at me the compilation’s ID3 tags were all funky, likely due to using a Windows program to set them, so this morning I had to download everything, re-tag, re-archive, and the upload everything again. It’s almost as if this compilation didn’t want to be posted. I prevailed in the end and stomped the damn thing into submission. So while the title is private joke and this whole thing is for Ryan I do hope you will all enjoy the music.