Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Sammy Hagar 'The Best Of Sammy Hagar'
At first, I couldn’t care less if Hollywood writers went on strike. I agreed with the writers “give us our pennies” kind of demands against the “wiping our asses with Benjamins derived from your work” types of executives. I just didn’t care how long it took to resolve the situation. I had Netflix and by-Harriett, I could survive a strike. I could live without new shows and movies. There were tons of things already out there that I could watch until those jokers came to a resolution.
Ladies and gentleman… I was a fool to believe that it wouldn’t affect me.
To give you and idea about how I missed things over this past television season… I couldn’t tell you one person’s name from American Idol. Not that I’m a viewer (I can’t stand the show)… It’s just that I’ve been totally out of touch.
If you put a running chainsaw up to my crotch and demand that I name a contestant from the 2008 season of American Idol or else… You’d get a blood spattered shirt and chewed up man-meat all over your shoes.
I totally had no idea when Lost returned with new episodes. I had heard that it was returning, but never figured that it would show up on a different night.
I tried to watch an episode after I had already missed two and it just didn’t work. I bailed on my beloved Lost.
Now I’m just going to wait until the current season (is it over?) comes out on DVD.
I have even been missing out on the new season of Battlestar Galactica. But I’m getting caught up by watching the previously aired shows on the Sci-Fi website.
And sadly… With so much time between seasons, I’ve gotten a little lost in the big soupy BSG mythos. I’ve forgotten things. I can’t remember why certain characters do the things they do. I guess I should have watched the little “here’s what’s happening” show to get reacquainted with its style.
I missed a few episodes of Reaper, Medium, and Supernatural… But those weren’t a big deal. Sure, there was a story arch with each of those, but there was nothing going on that I couldn’t catch up with. It was easy to fill in the holes.
--Today’s musical selection is a Sammy Hagar collection of his Capitol Records stuff from the 70’s. All I can say is this… A damn fine reason to acquire a little tinnitus.
A great (and out of print) CD to blast while doing a little aggressive driving. Suggested cuts for those of you willing to shell out a little dinero for downloads…
“I’ve Done Everything For You” (he wrote it, not Rick Springfield)
“Cruising’ & Boozin’”
“Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)”
“Bad Motor Scooter”