Well, I am back from my holiday break and I am depressed that I couldn’t extend it for another week. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s. Mine were kind of weird. I love Christmas time, but with temperatures hovering around the 60’s for most of the time, it never really felt like Christmas to me. I imagine that Christmas in Kentucky felt more like Christmas in Florida. I need snow for Christmas, flurries or something. New Year’s was even weirder because I just stayed home. There were no parties that I knew of and to tell you the truth, I didn’t miss going out to party.
I feel like I didn’t take advantage of my Christmas season opportunities so I am sad that it is gone and have a case of the blahs, but, I did get some cool gifts for Christmas. The coolest being an iPod. Yes, I have joined the 21st century. It is a 2 gig Nano and it is already filled with music, but I will not tell you how or where I got said music. It also came personalized courtesy of Bratch. Engraved on the back are these words, “I’m kind of a big deal. People know me.” That fits me perfectly.
I also received some cool dvds. I got the Criterion edition of Dazed and Confused. It is two discs full of everything you will need to know about Dazed and Confused and the making of this movie. If you have never seen that movie, go rent it now. It may be my favorite movie of all time. Possibly because some of those things in the movie has happened to me and my friends and continues to happen to kids in the OC to this day.
I also received the 4 disc edition of Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll, the movie celebrating Chuck Berry and his legacy. That’s right I said 4 discs, it took me three nights to complete the whole set. It is so cool because the director talked to the early pioneers of rock like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Didley, Willie Dixon and others. It is like a digital museum exhibit. I thoroughly enjoy it.
I am hoping for a late Christmas present of getting mine and Bratch’s podcast off the ground. We have all the equipment, we have Bratch to produce it and we have me as pure talent. We’re ready to roll as I see it. Anyway, if you would like to share some of your cool gifts that you received this Christmas, feel free to do so. I have to get back to pretending to work.