A Prayer to God (for Forgiveness)

I fucked you and you’re weren’t right for me.

*END OF STORY* (it should’ve been)

Fuck the awkward breakfasts

Fuck my confused room mates.
Fuck the abortion that could have been our son or daughter.

You weren’t right for me and I wasn’t right for you.

It’s not that easy though.

Spitting lies, spitting truth, spitting half truths, spitting half lies, spitting blood, trying to make sense of it all. Fuck you. Fuck me. Fuck us both.


I try not to mourn the life you snuffed out. I hope you’re happy now. I hope you’re better now. I hope you can wake up in the morning.

I’m drunk (again). I’m angry (still). I’m praying for peace of mind (always). I haven’t known it yet (it’s been a decade).

Congratulations. Fuck you. Congratulations. Fuck you. Congratulations. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Congratulations.


Have an Election Day Mix

On me: http://www.mediafire.com/?kwemd4hp2bm8lld

Election Day 2012 Mix

1. Frank Zappa- Hungry Freaks, Daddy
2. Rush- Freewill
3. The Thermals- I Might Need You To Kill
4. The Ambition Mission- Do You Believe In The Consitution?
5. Milemarker- Shrink to Fit
6. Burning Airlines- My Pornograph
7. Randy Newman- Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
8. Against Me!- Baby, I’m An Anarchist!
9. The Frogs- The Flag
10. The Bassturd & Mary Streepy- Stupid Revolution
11. Phil Ochs- Changes
12. Q And Not U- Wet Work
13. Fugazi- Five Corporations
14. Report Suspicious Activity- Revenge
15. Negativland- Christianity is Stupid
16. Joe Walsh- A Life Of Illusion
17. The Melvins- Youth of America
18. Rory McLeod- What Would Jesus Do?
19. Bill Callahan- Faith/Void
20. Dillinger Four- The Great American Going Out of Business Sale


In addition to being a poorly updated blog, Greetings, Fellow Space Cadets is also an occasionally published zine.

There are no hard copies available of the first four issues, but you can download them HERE. There is a fair amount of pornographic content in the second and third issue. I’m just throwing that out there.

This is the fifth issue:

It features 16 short stories and fifteen poems written between 2004 and 2012. 6″ x 9″, 128 pages. Paperback.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

SXSW 2012

Bumping Uglies- More War Less Taxes

Bumping Uglies- Instrumental

Bumping Uglies- I Will Stand Here My Lord

Bumping Uglies- The Poops

Bumping Uglies- Glow In The Dark

Bumping Uglies- ???

The Depaysement from Japan

Sleepytime Trio- Jesus Extract

Here’s what I saw this year:

Black Tusk, Holy Grail, The Shrine, Whirr, Primitive Weapons, Saviours, Cro-Mags, Fear, Ichi Ni San Shi, Come and Take It, Manikin, Jack Toft, Bumping Uglies, The Depaysement, Sleepytime Trio, Trip Crystals, Doctor Bones, Lick Lick, Woodgrain, Motopenny, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Seahaven, Regents, Tim Barry, Colisem, Anti-Flag*, Darkest Hour, Braid, Hot Water Music, Diamond Rugs, the Tough Shits, the Shivas, the Coathangers, Lust Cats of the Gutter, Terrible Twos, The Well, Mean Jeans, some fucking hippy band that was literally nameless**, The Burning Itch, Nightmare Boyzzz, Tough Shits, Grape Street, The Dead Space, Burnt Ones, Teenage News, Women in Prison, Fleshlights

*this happened because I was dead set on seeing Braid & Hot Water Music. I had a front row spot to hold too, which made it even worse.

**this happened because the Back Pockets were unable to perform and it took me a minute to figure out which person was running the show to ask what was going on.

Here’s where I went:
Scoot Inn, Beerland, Ghost Room, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Club 1808, The Grackle, Red Seven, Auditorium Shores, Liberty Bar, Spiderhouse, and the House of Commons

The Pulses- S/T- 2002 Dirtnap Records

Well, it’s been awhile since I bought an album that wasn’t a download- such an interesting contrast from the vinyl I used to spend hours searching out- but, Dirtnap didn’t offer downloadable albums & the cd was only $8- and worth every penny to put back in my collection again.

The Pulses- S/T- 2002 Dirtnap Records


The late, great Dave Sink turned me onto this record the summer after I moved back to Council Bluffs from Iowa City for the last time. I had it on LP, back then. And a cassette for the tape deck in my Blazer. Played the hell out of it. Everyone of these songs is pure energy. Sometimes it’s quite sloppy. Sometimes it’s quite loud. It rocks. Favorite tracks include “Obviousness”, “Pacemaker”, “Move On” & “You’re Still Young”. I remember listening to the A-Side a lot on vinyl. Listening to the whole album uninterrupted all the way through is nice.

Order this record

Live Review: Joe Walsh, Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX 10/11/2011

Well, Joe Walsh puts on a solid show, that’s for sure. Sometimes, it feels like artists really up the cheese factor in their stage show after they’ve reached a certain amount of success, but his stage demeanor, while highly engaging, seems nothing but natural. He’s just an old goofy dude who likes to play the guitar and say funny things, joke about how burned out he is, and play every single song that you wanted and expected him to play for you. And he most definitely did. There were maybe 2 or 3 songs total I didn’t recognize and only one tune at all that kind of ventured into new Eagles material territory- and that was mostly so he could give his back up singers time to show off their vocal skills. And it was a cover song to boot- Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”.

He played all the tunes I wanted him too (and I didn’t expect any less, really): Life of Allusion, Over and Over, Rocky, Mountain Way, Turn to Stone, Funk #49, Pretty Maids All In A Row, Life’s Been Good to Me, and In the City. As a bonus he threw in Life in the Fast Lane- it definitely sounded
different without Don Henley singing it, but the back up band covered for him on some of the more Henley oriented singing parts.

Joe Walsh was great. Can’t say the same for opener act Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band (doesn’t that seem a little excessive to have your name listed twice like that?) Interesting enough, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band features a lead vocalist who is not, as the name might have suggested twice, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. In fact, I can’t tell you what his name was because when Kenny Wayne Shepherd introduced his band, his Louisiana accent made deciphering the names a little bit difficult. His lead vocalist needs to go. That guy was the worst part about the act. He was a rank amateur showman, did every single stereotypical bad front man move (putting his arm aroun d the other musicians and rocking out with them, banging a tambourine, 2 chording an acoustic guitar for a ballad, making those “lighting fingers” gestures over the guitar neck during KWS’s smokin’ solos, and taking to the stage in a black leather jacket, sunglasses, and acid washed jeans. If I’d been in a club and that band was playing, I’d avoid watching their set. They did covers of Voodoo Child and Yer Blues that were well executed, but the disparity in quality between the 40 year old cover songs they performed and their original material was very apparent.

They also performed this song “I’m A King Bee”, that my friends and I were the only people laughing at in our section. Here are the lyrics:

Well, I’m a king bee baby
Buzzin’ ’round your hive.
Well I can make you honey, baby.
Just let me come inside.
I’m a king bee baby
Don’t you want to be my queen
‘Cuz I can make you honey, baby.
Like the world ain’t never seen

Well, I’m a king bee baby
I’ll buzz you all night long
Yes I will
Well I can buzz you better baby,
When your other man is gone
Well, I’m a king bee baby
Buzzin’ ’round your hive.
Well I can make you honey baby,
Just let me come inside

Keef and I took a number of issues with this song, which, I’ll leave you to make your own guesses on. But, we also questioned that part in the second verse where he says “I can buzz you better baby, when your other man is gone”. Wouldn’t they buzz better if they worked as a team?

Wheeeeeeee. Anywhoo, Joe Walsh more than made up for that. Great show.