Memorial Day Weekend I was house sitting for my dad again as he and Jenny went on vacation. It made for one the most boring Memorial Day weekends of all-time. My dad does not have cable or anything like that, so it is just over the air TV, but it is in HD so that is a bonus. I also brought my computer over, so I could have its full capabilities (including gaming) while I was there.
While there I did discover a new channel in the area. Channel 31, I never knew it existed until then. I did enjoy the HD channel of 31-3 which is Cool TV. Which shows some music videos and a lot of songs from concert DVDs pretty cool for the most part. They haven't gotten all of the kinks worked out yet as some videos are on for maybe 30 seconds before it just stops and goes to another video. A nice changeup and some relief from the boredom.
I did have desperation TV early Monday afternoon, and watched some Maury. I really enjoy the scrapping of the bottom of the barrel with all of the paternity tests that were going on. Totally trashy television.
In other news, I was saddened Monday to learn of the death of Jay Bennett. The tremendously talented multi-instrumentalist formerly of Wilco. Arguably the force that steered Wilco from being Uncle Tupelo Jr to finding their own voice and musical direction and becoming one of the best bands in the past 10+ years. Lucas Hilbert has a very nice post over here. 45 is just way too young.
Nick Cave at the Beacon, June 14, 2017
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