Friday Bonmots & Bullshit, 10/7

FRIDAY, Finally…

NEW MUSIC FROM THE ROLLING STONES? Yes! New recordings of old blues songs, actually. Coming in December, the album will feature “extremely great cover versions of Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people.”

Producer Don Was says recording the album took “just a few days” with the band members “in a circle around the microphones.” Eric Clapton was recording new songs nearby and joined the band on two songs. Details, with a music clip, here.

NOW ITS A GALAXY S7 replacement phone that caught fire – on a Southwest flight recently. It was confirmed that it was a replacement, and apparently it started to smoke and then catch fire after he turned it off. Apparently it burned hot enough and long enough to burn through the carpet of the Boeing 737 and into the subflooring below that.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: In 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California and in 1983 Sean Connery returns as James Bond in the movie “Never Say Never Again.” What has become the longest war in American history starts with the invasion of Afghanistan in 2003, CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of “Route 66” in 1960 and in 1949 East Germany is created.

DID YOU DO ALL YOU CAN DO?  Questions I remind myself as often as possible.

SPEAKING OF QUESTIONS even when you don’t get an answer that doesn’t necessarily mean you should stop asking.

SERIOUSLY? IT’S 2016, but sadly, morons like this Atlanta school teacher who got fired for a post on Facebook calling Michelle Obama a gorilla, still exist. This is a politics-free blog, but this story isn’t about politics – even though that Atlanta assclown posted that because of politics. No, this is about not being a racist assclown, for starters, and for several very real reasons, the last eight years these cockroaches have been out of the dark (turn on the lights and watch them scurry). Finally, you have to be a moron not to recognize the fact that Michelle Obama is bad-ass, and just a very cool and smart human being (and for the record, I really dug First Lady Laura Bush, too. Former librarians are cool, period).

DID YOU KNOW that it can cost up to $39.35 to hold your baby after your wife’s C-section?


FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC: The first time Scott Weiland left Stone Temple Pilots the remaining guys brought on another singer who sounded like Scott, and called that band Talk Show. Dug out that CD the other day and I remembered how much I loved the song “Hello Hello” and I didn’t forget that no matter what they do 3/4 of STP will always kick ass. Next week, Army of Anyone, anyone?


ANOTHER EPISODE of the Weapon of Self-Distraction Podcast should be up this weekend. Click on the WSD Podcast tab for details, sign up for email alerts, or go to



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