Today, I took the plunge and bought the new Del Lords album, "Elvis Club." Sometime in the late 1980's I bought "Johnny Comes Marching Home." A powerful collection of hopeful despair, and joyful bitterness, for my confused state, and aimless existence at the time it was tonic for a troubled soul. One song would leave you believing there were better days ahead, and the next would lead you into a dark night of dying love and depression. And I was hooked.
It was terrible news when they broke up. It really made me sad. But, then I read they were re-uniting, and I started following them, on Facebook, it was like finding a lost friend, and I have to say, they were very engaging, and forthcoming on their wall, conversing with fans, and updating progress. It was so refreshing.
Then the album was released, and I was hesitant to make the purchase. What if it wasn't a good as hoped, what if age had mellowed the band. I listened several times, and it was great.
So, today I bought the album. And it is fantastic. It was a long time coming, and it will be on all the way home from work tonight. And I will "play it loud enough to hear it for miles and miles."
Thank you, Del Lords, you guys really rock! If you decide to release another album that might not be a bad idea.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Finally some good news.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.