@Rex: Rexala, a few weeks ago you finished up Fool's Paradise by playing "Cry Baby Cry" by Van & Titus. I know some musicians (Chandler Travis and Christine Ohlman) who sort of adopted that record as a personal favorite after Christine found the record at a yard sale (I think). Christine (The Beehive Queen) even recorded a version of the song featuring Dion! So the record resonates a lot for many of us. They even tracked down George Brantley, "Van" of Van & Titus and made him aware of what his record meant to them. I told a friend who still speaks to Van about the Fool's Paradise airplay and she relayed the news to a delighted George/Van.
We did good, Rex, didn't we do good?
This is the excellent ziti from the pizza place on our eastern corner (the one on the western corner is also good). We got an extra last night in order to have today dealt with! I'll warm it up and make some broccoli rabe and all should be well with the world, at least dinner-wise.
Whoa, my alma mater just sent me a branded mask in the mail, and the whole time I was opening it I was thinking, this seems *awfully* floppy for a koozie. So that just goes to show: you can't educate a lunkhead!
that's sweet, Handy! (maybe not as sweet as a koozie, but hey)... and (i found out a couple of days ago that my HS will be closing the end of the year -- my mom went there as well (she's who informed me), as did many other members of my extended fam. kinda sad, but so it goes, eh?)
"mommy am i a werewolf?"
"shut up kid and comb your face"
Ha! I'm screaming and swooning in front of my radio! Wolfman!
By the time we moved to S'port/Bossier ('82) the Strip was well past its glory days. Was a pretty scary, run-down stretch of skeevy motels and honky-tonks that exuded a Lynchian menace. Reminded me in spirit of Big Tuna, Texas in "Wild at Heart."
When I was a teen, one of the remaining vestiges of the Bossier Strip was the Kickapoo Motel and cafe at the very end, where Texas St meets Benton Rd. The kind of run-down motel that would let high-school kids rent out rooms for parties, no questions asked. Had some times there. The cafe wasn't bad though, classic Southern diner, great fried chicken.
Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane, Rex! Thanks Crew, see everyone at the next lounge on the WoofMoo Strip!