There was no way that yesterday would go down on my list of “Best Days Ever”.
About David Bowie
It all started with the news of David Bowie’s death.
I have vivid memories of the 1970s, being a ten-year-old boy in New York, and going over to a friend’s house and listening to music that his older brother was listing to at the time. The two artists that I can recall vividly were Pink Floyd and David Bowie. This music was game-changing for me, who was listening to AM radio at the time. This was my foray into rock and roll music
When I first moved to Atlanta in 1995 I, and the two people I knew here at the time, went to see Bowie perform at the old International Ballroom on Buford Highway; it was the only time I got to see Bowie perform. I honestly don’t remember too much about the concert, but I do remember running into a guy I knew in Huntsville who had also just moved to Atlanta, and him asking me if I was going to see Jane’s Addiction perform at the International Ballroom in a few weeks. I’d not heard the announcement about Jane’s Addiction’s show, so I was quite fortunate to run into that guy on that evening.
Bowie and Jane’s Addiction were the only two shows I saw at the International Ballroom. These shows were a good introduction to my then-new city. Children conceived at either of those two shows will be legally able to buy alcohol this year. Now that’s a scary thought.
Soon I’ll Have More Crowns Than King Louis VIII
At lunch time I drive over to my dentist’s office, across the street from where the Braves will be playing after this season ends.
My day got no better when, after a routine dental cleaning and checkup, it was determined that I needed to once again replace a tooth with a crown. Jesus, here I go again. More discomfort and coughing up another $1100 for dental work. I will admit that after seeing the camera images inside my mouth the tooth looks like it has fractures, and after last year’s emergency crown in July I decided to schedule the work.
I Sorta Knew That It Wouldn’t Go My Way
Last night I joined the boss at Lucky’s Burger & Brew last night for the first half of the National Championship game. He, being a Clemson graduate, was obviously quite nervous about the game. Fortunately we were surrounded by more Clemson supporters than Bama supporters.
I have never been a “Pull for the Conference” guy. Therefore in addition to FSU and Miami, I will never root for a SEC team to win the National Championship. And did I mention that my boss went to Clemson?
We left the bar at the end of the first half with the score tide.
I woke up to find that the “other” team won. I know that this makes ITP-Reader Steve happy, but as for me it just capped a day that shall never be considered one of my best.
Looking for a turnaround today, and hoping that I can get up to speed for the start of the next quarter of German classes.