Oct 24, 2011
Lot of comments on that last one. I mean next-to-last one, not the search-term poetry. Which, again, I didn’t write. You did, dear readers, you did. Whenever someone googles Wes Welker, or grease monkeys, or other things too unmentionable to mention, and ends up on my blog, my software tells me about it. So google carefully.
I debated publishing that last post at all, because I usually try to stay upbeat, I mean not only in real life but also online. Part of that is pride. I’d love for everyone to think that I’m some kind of Atlas: lookit, lookit, everyone else thinks SSA is soooo hard but no problems here, I don’t even break a sweat!
Sometimes that’s true. And sometimes it isn’t. Wish I could tell you living out the Church’s teachings was always easy, but it just ain’t, for me or anyone else. The things worth having are usually the hardest.
Anyway, I’m glad I posted it and I have been feeling much better ever since, due largely to everyone’s prayers and support.
In other news: the good people at EWTN tell me my interview will be airing next Tuesday, November 1st, at 7:00 pm EST. You can see the schedule and find instructions on how to listen, whether locally or online, at their website: www.catholic.com/radio.
In other other news: Tom Waits has a new album out today. Oh boy! Dude has been turning out solid stuff since ’72, and has somehow only gotten better. My first introduction to Waits was through a particularly demented fellow student in my college years. He only liked the zany stuff, the thumping and growling and rattling and the ominous German phrases. I like Waits’ more melodic stuff, like Ol’ 55 and Hold On, but have been developing a taste for his other side over the past year.
Anyway. I’d like to do a full piece on Waits one of these days, but for now I will have to just give you a couple of my favorites, organized from gorgeous to ghastly.