Self-denial and frugality were ingrained in me during my lower middle-class upbringing by parents who grew up in the Depression. These days, I'm going to ridiculous measures sometimes to economize. Turning the heat off at night and during the work day has me living in the Polar Bear Clubhouse. I remember thinking that my orange fingertips felt a little numb as I tried to grasp a few more Baked Cheetos during lunch. I've allowed myself to become pretty much a prisoner of Giant Eagle. I've got to buy all my gas and food there with their credit card in order to maximize my food and fuel perks. When I misplaced the credit card, I avoided doing much shopping until it was replaced. So I went on a little shopping spree the day they mailed it to me but mid-spree I realized I'd forgotten to bring it. After a few moments of standing mid-aisle with my head in my hands, I decided I just couldn't bear to buy all that stuff without the card so I put myself on shopping rewind and replaced most of it. I felt so ridiculous and debased that I couldn't bring myself to work on the nightly valentine production line and just curled up with Keith, Rachel and the cats. See what you get when I have nothing else to write about?
Thursday, tonight, Rumba has El Jesus de Magico and Cheater Slicks The wardrobe closet at the Treehouse includes Ghost Shirt and Sundresses.
Friday, The Wet Darlings are at Rumba and Grassahol is at Dick's. The review of Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers in the Alive makes this show at The Summit sound interesting. Dottie and Clyde and Winter Makes Sailors are at Treehouse.
Saturday, Bourbon Street has Times New Viking, Flu Faker and Sandwich. Dick's has Brett Burleson. Columbus Alive has done a good job the last few years with their Bands to Watch show at Skully's and this year looks like another good one. Andrew Graham has been one of my favorite young artists in Columbus. He was the leader of RTFO Bandwagon and now he has produced a CD with the help of, among others, Chris Burney and Dane Terry. The project is called Swarming Branch and the musicians at this show are referred to as "a rotating cast of players". Nick Tolford and Company is definitely one of the best new bands I've heard recently. Saintseneca, Shin Tower Music and Struck By Lightning round the show out.
Sunday, Gene Walker is at Dick's.
Monday Rumba's Cowtown Round features Jesse Henry and Jenny Lute.
I want to fly like an eagle 'til I'm free