Friday, January 13, 2017

I just now got the joke of this, presuming it was intentional

image by David Rhoden

image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 01/13 at 09:49 PM

So you say you don’t like New Orleans slow bureaucracy

I called 311 cause I don’t have a trash can, just a recycling bin. You need your Sewerage and Water Board account number and I had that. But the woman, Freddie, was having a hard time (“The system is not working. You’ll get an email saying your request is open, but it’s closed too”). She finally said she was sorry, she had all the information and she’d call me back. I said fine and I went to go back to work, and that’s when I noticed my neighbors have two trashcans, and one of ‘em says “321 S. Clark.” That’s my address.

Freddie called me back.
“OK, the can is ordered. It should be there in seven to ten days.”
I said great, but it looks like my neighbors have my can.
“Should I just go and get it? I don’t know these people.”
“Well, Mr. Rhoden, people are so strange these days. I wouldn’t want to cause trouble for you. Do they seem like nice people?”
I don’t know, but they have baby stuff all over the place.”
“Well, if they have babies around they can’t be all bad.”

Spending my tax money in this way is one reason why I moved back to New Orleans.

I also went to get an oil change today at the place on Canal Boulevard where I got it done last time. And they said, you’re not really due yet. We’ll just top your oil off, give you a new sticker and a cold beverage and you come back in a thousand miles. No charge.

Posted by David Rhoden on 01/13 at 05:37 AM

List 10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a TEENAGER

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968
Bo Diddley - His Greatest Sides Vol 1
E.L.O. - A New World Record
R.E.M. - Murmur
R.E.M. - Reckoning
Mission of Burma - Vs. (I wanted to be cool and I thought liking this was the way to do it. I was right as it turned out.)
The Fall - Slates (borrowed from a friend. Influential cause the cover was so fucked up I loved it, it’s still one of my favorite record jackets and I never knew music could be like that.)
The Cars - Candy-O
The Boomtown Rats - The Fine Art Of Surfacing
Led Zeppelin - IV

Huge 45s:
The Blues Brothers, “Soul Man”
Wings, “Goodnight Tonight/Daytime Nighttime Suffering”
George Harrison, “Blow Away”
These might have been the first records I owned that I picked out.

Posted by David Rhoden on 01/13 at 04:05 AM

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

social life is hard

Looking to join some meetups.

future taco tuesdays

Posted by David Rhoden on 01/10 at 01:27 PM

Sunday, January 8, 2017

romance is dead

This is what a hotel key looks like today.

image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 01/08 at 12:34 PM
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