David Rhoden: News

January 17, 2019

a weird little rock and roll fact

If you put on the Replacements' Sorry, Ma, forgot To Take Out The Trash" in your truck CD player as you leave my house, you will be in front of the St. Vincent Guest House on Magazine Street when Westerberg first says "Johnny's Gonna Die..." which is weird cause I always thought that was Johnny Thunders' death-place but it was actually the St. Peter Guest House which is elsewhere in the city.

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December 28, 2018

One other year-end note

I forgot to mention in my year-end round up (see previous post), The Stacks appear to be done. We just can't get on everybody's rehearsal schedule enough, that's one big reason. The other is that my heart has just gone out of it. I notice I just don't really care much about music anymore. Additionally, I get a strong feeling that the world at large is not much interested in watching a middle-aged man learn to play guitar on stage. I'm tired of playing my old songs and don't seem to have the energy, time, or interest to write any new ones.

I do still enjoy playing "campfire" songs (simple three-chord country and doo-wop songs that everybody's heard and knows) so I hope to actually do more of that, and I would like to learn to play piano a little bit. So we'll see.

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December 27, 2018

hiya, folks

OMG have I been busy. The new job is GREAT (I worried I'd never say that ever again) but we are trying to bust out a lot of stuff for 2019. I hope we make it.

Gina and I have both been injured thanks to her getting a Nerf football, but we're both better. She did a bunch of recording with her recording band consisting of PJ Christie, Doug Garrison, and The Stacks' Andrew Donaldson. It's really good.

I have been reading a bunch of fat books, Bertrand Russell's very quaffable History of Western Philosophy and the Ta-Nehisi Coates-recommended Battle Cry of Freedom. Also taking lynda.com courses. Trying to deal with Wordpress changing their entire platform with the release of version 5.0.

My cat Sally is twelve now, I think? I love her more than ever.

I'm going to do some art real swiftly over the break.

I finished cutting up the downed tree in my yard; we have lumber for twenty yard fires. Come over!

I got all the way to the end of Portal 2 but haven't finished the final boss battle.

I got to watch my fill of Frederick Wiseman documentaries. Thank you NOPL and Kanopy.

One other thing: I broke the hell out of my own web site on Christmas, and if you saw it while it was broken, I apologize. (I accidentally deleted many pictures from it.)  As I often say, I could have fixed that faster if I hadn't been in such a hurry.

But thanks to all who visited my site this year. In 2019 I'm going to try to replace my dire social media presence with emails to my mailing list, so please sign up. I hope I can leave Facebook behind and still have an outlet for my stupidities.

This was a great year for me! Thanks to everyone who was a part of it.

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December 20, 2018

happy holidays from New Orleans' District E

My City council representative put together this truly exhaustive look at what we in the E have to be thankful for. Watch the whole TEN MINUTES for full effect, but if you understand how "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" goes, I've skipped you ahead eight and a half minutes to Day 12 in the YouTube embed above.

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December 15, 2018


Yesterday: fun office Christmas party where were supposed to go to Galatoire's for lunch but wound up going for supper, drinkin' all the way. One of our cohort used to work at Dickie Brennan's, so they were able to put us in a private room downstairs for the afternoon. I won an award at work (I mean, everyone did, we're millennials, but it was nice to hoist that hardware).

After that you'd think I'd crave a nap, but no, I went to Circle Bar to see fellow Stack Andrew Donaldson and one-time MAXIMVS! drummer Anthony Donado in the configuration called Fore Day Creep, and stuck around to see a real good band called The Drupes. We just meant to stay for a polite song or two but we saw the whole thing.

Then I went home and had a whole passel of nightmares. It was nice to wake up from.

Work doodles below.

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