Woke up this morning to be greeted with a flooded basement. We had rain and thunder all night, which I love to listen to while I lie awake sometimes. We have old blankets and towels to soak up the water, which means that we have neglected to unblock something somewhere outside. Will I get to it today? I don’t know, maybe. Still under flash flood warnings.
I did mourn the damage to the Notre Dame earlier this week, which is a promising sign that I can actually give a shit about something not occurring under my own roof. I toured it in the 90’s with my best friend, but we didn’t get to it last year when we went to Paris. We chose to tour Versailles instead. I am encouraged that it could be restored. It sounds like it needed restoration, and that lost spire was a fairly recent addition anyway. It has been damaged several other times, and probably will be again.
No comment on the Mueller Report. It didn’t happen under my own roof and it isn’t the Notre Dame. Let the powers that be dicker over its contents.
After six months of escalating symptoms, my son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. We knew it was coming, but it still hurts. We are working on helping him put his mere 16-year-old life back together after his doing some still unknown damage to it. The trick is to keep him from doing further damage, as “the system” is unkind to the mentally ill. What were once lofty goals for his life have been boiled down to “can we get him through high school” and “can we keep him out of the criminal justice system”. He still talks about wanting to travel and have adventures, which he can do if he gets and stays healthy. I am trying to stay positive.
That is all I have for this week. After Thrill’s point about things getting overplayed, let’s all just play something we haven’t played or even heard before. Not ALL new music is drek.
Santino – Alice in Chains came out with a new album just last year –
Thrill – Rammstein coming out this May – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQM1c-XCDc
WVR – Never heard of this guy, maybe you will like it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir6nk2zrMG0
Delurked – I did struggle with last week’s themes as well. I have been loving The Record Company but I checked and this one hasn’t been played yet. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X53qcZI_tKY