If I Had A Million Dollars

After yesterday morning’s impulse buy combined with my impending purchase of plane tickets to New York so that I can visit friends/family and see Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway, I got to thinking, “What would I do if I had a million dollars?”

I Probably Wouldn’t Build A White House Replica
Although I am kind of glad someone has.

Did you know that Atlanta is home to an exact replica of the White House? Aptly named the Atlanta White House it sits up on Briarcliff Road near Shallowford Road.

Perhaps I would have to piss away more than a million dollars in order to complete this project, but as I have already stated, I doubt that I would.

I’d Invest In A Time Machine So That I Could See Dressy Bessy
Or perhaps save money and reschedule their performance for tonight.

It was a hippies’ delight last night at the Variety Playhouse. There was so much jamming done by Les Claypool and the opening act (whose name I don’t know and VP has already removed the show from their site) that the Playhouse should have been renamed the Smucker’s Auditorium. btw – hippies can’t dance.

The last time I saw Claypool perform was the same Lollapalooza I saw Dinosaur Jr. (way back in 1993). Back then he was in Primus and they were riding the wave of their CD “Pork Soda”. I was hoping to be as impressed last night as I was back then. I was only mildy disappointed. At one point a guitar player joined the band on stage and the crowd went nuts. Embarrassingly, I have no idea who that was. Can anyone help me out? Claypool is a master craftsman with the bass (and similar instruments). Watching him bounce around on stage enjoying his craft is worth the price of admission. We were also “treated” to a few extended jam sessions while technical difficulties such as the drummer breaking his kick drum and the eukelele player not being heard in the monitors were tended to.

I had a plan. Exit Variety at 11:30pm regardless of how much I was enjoying the show. Head to The EARL and see if I could catch Dressy Bessy‘s set. It’s The EARL, surely they wouldn’t go on stage before midnight.

I was surprised to see that Dressy Bessy had already gone on stage when I arrived at The EARL. Then when the ticket dude told me that they had already been on stage for forty minutes, I realized that my plan failed miserably. Oh well, I did manage to get more sleep than anticipated.

I’d Be In France Following Lance
It is the last time he plans to ride the Tour de France.

I would have loved to have been a cycling hippie and followed the tour like they were Phish this year.

I’d Pay Someone To Reorganize My Life
Funny coming me you say?

I agree. However, this last year I have been a complete scatterbrain. In fact, today’s crisis is that I have misplaced my car registration. The same registration I paid $270 to acquire last week.

I Could Buy All Of Today’s New CD Releases
But I probably wouldn’t do that.

Talk about your time machines, look at some of the names releasing CDs today

  • Bow Wow Wow, oops that’s Bow Wow
  • Rick Springfield
  • Carole King
  • Adrien Belew

Willie or William? William or Willie? Oh, there is really no question. Who would pick William Hung’s release of “Miracle: Happy Summer From William Hung” over Willie Nelson’s “Countryman”? Willie maybe a hippie at heart, but he’s OK by me.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Moodstill one overdue task left to schedule
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Bloc Party — “This Modern Love”, although I wish they were playing Barenaked Ladies — “If I Had A Million Dollars”
Website Of The Day – Go to Lifehacker play with it and then suggest sites for me to see.

Off to read other blogs….

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to If I Had A Million Dollars

  1. Maigh says:

    On reorganizing your life… inspirational reading?


  2. katlanta says:

    Did the guitarist have a chicken bucket on his head? That’s who was playing with Primus last time I saw them, in 1999.

  3. Paulie says:

    I have been told that it was former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio.

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