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Did Roger Goodell wipe his snot on a handicap child's back at the draft?

You be the judge:

When you're a Whovian and your wife isn't...

But your puppy, named Rose, resonds better to "Allons-y" than "Come"...it totally cracks me up!

My grabs from Record Store Day!!

So I've spent my afternoon and now evening listening and relistening to my Record Store Day purchases, shout out to mom for keeping the kids tonight!! Here's a little sample of my fav takes:

Damn I wish I had had the ability to see Bowie live, especially back then...wow

Then this gem:

My all time favorite Springsteen song, and my all time favorite version...he had the flu, and on the record you can actually hear him sounding sick from it, it's not as clear on the digital versions. That being said, we he sings "it's a town full of losers and I pulling out of here to win"....it's sung with such melancholy, such realism...it just speaks to me.

Anyway, wanted to share my RSD...hope you enjoy

Tomorrow is the 10th Annual Record Store Day!!!

Anyone excited for the releases? Am I the only one who sees this as like the "spring Christmas"??? This year there's really only three releases that I'm jonesing for: David Bowie "Cracked Actor", Elton John "17-11-70", and Springsteen "Live at Hammersmith Odeon"....my favorite Bruce live album that I don't have on vinyl.

Here's the full list of releases for this year:


Hope you guys will get out and support your local stores and maybe pick up some great vinyl!

That awkward moment when you realize...

Your neighboring town has a "John Galt Drive".....no shit, I'm seeing a patient tomorrow who lives on "John Galt Drive". Unfuckinbelievable....that's how far the Randian's have come!

Melancholy mood...

Anyone else think about the music they'd like played at their funeral? I know it's morbid....just feeling the need to share tonight:

This is us...

My wife has been begging me to watch this show for months. She says she sees me in the dad Jack, and she knew that much of the show would speak to me...she's already alluded to Memphis being featured in the show, a place I dearly love and lived for four years in Med school (please don't ruin it for me). Well, the kids are spending spring break with the grandparents so for the last few nights it's just been the two of us. I obliged watching the pilot for "This is Us" Sat night and we've been watching a few episodes each night since then, yeah I got hooked. Such a well done show...it does have its flaws, but I'm really enjoying it thus far.

Just going on the record now...before he dies...

"The Killer" has now outlived them all...I've loved his music since I was a kid. He had plenty of faults, as did Chuck Berry and damn near every one of the early Rock pioneers. This isn't an indictment on the man, only an acknowlegment that the guy who lit the world on fire with a piano, rather than a guitar, survives, and I've loved his music for as long as I can remember. I took up piano as a kid in hopes of mimicking his style. From that, I taught myself guitar. My love for music and musical instruments can be traced back to my first exposure to "The Killer".

He is a complex man, highlighted in Rick Bragg's incredible biography. His life has been spent torn between serving God and the calling of his life: "Rock and Roll". That may sound strange to those not born and raised in the south, but I get it. My whole life since a young adult has been a struggle between feeling "called to serve" God and being drawn to my ultimate profession. As for Jerry Lee, I'll leave you with a tease...I had the simultaneous pleasure and displeasure of meeting him as young adult. He is both the most caring and compassionate person you could ever meet, wrapped in the biggest sonofabitch you could imagine. When he's gone, I'll share that story...until then...Let's enjoy some music, shall we??

And the same song in Germany at the Stat Club in 1964.

"The Dude" honors John Goodman at "Walk of Fame Ceremony"...

I love this...clearly these two care very deeply for each other and I especially love it because I get to see one of my favorite movie characters riff off a film from years ago thats still so widely loved!!

A breach of trust (in our home)...(Update)

Taking a break from the all encompassing Trump fiasco for a minute to share a situation our family is currently dealing with and hoping for support and advice.

Our family recently moved back to the area where I was raised north of Nashville. With my line of work, I was immediately engulfed in work at the hospital, which left my lovely wife holding the bag to arrange for things around the house that needed to be done, some simple some major, but things that, with my schedule, I knew I wouldn't be able to complete in a timely manner...I confess that my "Honey-do list" often takes a while for me to address.

Anyway, my wife had contracted a guy through an app who seemed reputable and came with good reviews. He came in and replaced a ceiling fan and a couple light fixtures and did a nice job. We were so pleased we called him again when we needed a few little things done in the house. On the second visit, I was at work and my wife was home alone with him. He did some work in our bonus room and my wife even showed him a few other things in the house that she felt he might be able to help with. While he was working in our bonus room, my wife had to take a call and went downstairs, leaving him unattended at his work. She made the comment that he made several trips out to his truck but didn't think anything about it. Later that night, we realized that he had stolen several PlayStation games, PlayStation controllers, and some jewelry from my daughters room. We know it was him because no one else was in the house that day and we have a security system that documents every time a door or window is opened in the house.

When I found out about the theft, my first response was to call him...although I was extremely pissed, I was extremely civil, but he didn't answer his phone. I left a message saying "Look, I know what you did and I'm willing to forget all about this, just call us back". That message went unanswered and we ultimately contacted our local police department.

Now, I don't know about you guys, but it's pretty freaking embarrassing to have two patrol cars with four officers show up at your house in the middle of the night when the kids are in bed and the neighbors start turing on their lights trying to figure out what's going on. It didn't help my anxiety that at that point my wife and I had both had a couple glasses of wine and I thought to myself "These guy's are gonna think we're crazy". They took our full statements seperately and one officer went out to the car and ran his info and came back into the house smiling like the Cheshire Cat and said "Oh we know him". They assured us that the matter would be taken seriously and that was that. For me, naively, I figured that would be the end of it. It wouldn't be pursued and the matter would just die. Thankfully, we have the means to replace everything that was stolen and the kids are none the wiser. My wife on the other hand is a nervous wreck, fearful that this guy we trusted, knows everything about our house and could come back. She's been on pins and needles for weeks.

Well we got news today that we have a summons and a court date to face the guy. Turns out he is involved in some other shady stuff and our case is the tip of his iceberg. I'm severely torn over this. I'm pissed and angry this guy stole from us while we were willing to give him more work and even paid him more than he asked for the work he did because he did such good work. At the same time, I don't feel like I can let this breach of trust slide, even over something so minor.

I think we'll go to court. I've told my wife that if asked my response to the judge will be "If he had asked for the equivalent money he stole from us, I would have gladly given it to him. I'm angry at the breach of trust"

Am I being too much of a bleeding heart here? Should I be angrier than I already am? I guess I just needed to share as this has been hanging over our house for so long that I needed an outlet. Thanks folks!


Thank you to everyone who encouraged us and gave us such great support during this issue. After some whaling and gnashing of teeth, we finally had our day in court. Turns out the guy had a prior record for some serious stuff and he was in violation of parole, and he's also wanted in a neighboring state on an outstanding warrant. Because of what he did to us, he's now looking at a pretty lengthy jail time, per TN law, because of the parole violation. We "won" our case, but the DA said we'd likely never see restitution. That's fine, I'm just thankful that this guy will no longer be able to take advantage of any other families. I can only stress to everyone here: if you bring someone into your home for any reason, be careful. Even a reputable app service doesn't reveal everything about a person.
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