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Graduation Owned

December 15th, 2003 · 14 Comments · Potpourri

This weekend went very well. The ceremony wasn’t half as boring as expected, and the party afterwards was (of course) a blast. I was so glad that the kinfolk who were able to make it had a good time. I wish Dad could have been here longer to watch a flick or two on the projector, and I wish Uncle Harley hadn’t been ill, but those things were out of my control, as well as theirs.

We have video of brothers, best friends, cousins and aunts (but no uncles) getting their karaoke on in my house. I can’t wait to see those, even though I saw it all live.

My far-too-generous friends and family went nuts with the graduation gifts. Now I have to make the difficult decision whether to put it all the dough in the bank and sit on it until I get a job, or be really stupid and buy myself a nice bass amp. There are rumors of a Soul Glow return, and that makes me happier than you can imagine.

The HB show Friday night went well, too. I had such a great time, and my family seemed to enjoy it a lot. Too bad I was too naive to anticipate the mild shitstorm brewing in that department. Without getting too deep into detail, let me just say that life with this very promising and entertaining band has just been made slightly more questionable and decidedly (in my not-so-humble opinion) less worthy of my time. In some ways, this could not have come at a worse time. I was really starting to feel the band coming together, and everyone was complementing us on how much fun our show was. Now I’m just not so sure how to feel. Ultimately, I guess it just isn’t my call, but I truly feel that those in control are making an enormous mistake.

I’m supposed to play accordion this Saturday at Borders. Practice this Thursday. Acoustic HB, no drums. It would have been great with some conga craziness. The good guy in me wants to do it, but hopes the guys understand that I might not do such a great job at it. The bad guy in me wants to say “fuck it” and hope they fall on their ass.

Do you think I’m a good guy or a bad guy?

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