So as we're celebrating Monday night at the bar, one of the local TV stations announces U2 is coming here to Omaha in December as the third-to-last stop on the fall leg of their Vertigo Tour. Needless to say, it would be fantastic to go hear the boys from Dublin in person again. I saw them in Ames on their PopMart stadium show tour in like '94 or '95, and it was fabulous. But anymore, they sell out every venue so damn quick, I have a snowflakes chance in hell of getting tickets...
And as I have established earlier this week, I do not offer up my left nut for anything. Having already given up my glorious long hair for something else I really wanted, I'm left with nothing to barter. There's always eBay, but it ain't worth that kind of cash.
Suddenly the Double Rock Tour of Def Leppard and Bryan Adams is looking pretty good. Probably could get in to see that one. Now if I can just convince myself Summer of '69 is better than New Years Day...
Narrowly missed my first $30 tank of gas in The Colorado yesterday morning. Stop'd at $29.60, it did. I have no point, and no story, really, I just wanted to point out that gas prices suck. Good thing The Colorado is so much fun to drive, or it would scarcely be worth it.
So I'm trying to get into this Bryan Adams thing. Listening to a playlist of his tunes on the iPod, I am. And this crap from Zorro comes on, When you really love a woman, or some such song.
I meant to bring this up last week, and didn't get 'er done. I think it was Tuesday, I'm watching Stallone's E! True Hollywood Story.
No, really, it was interesting. I enjoyed it anyway. Frank Stallone hasn't had that much face time on TV since "Far From Over" was in heavy rotation on MTV in 1983.
But anyway, they devoted like 3 minutes to Rocky V, which I have always believed did not exist. Apparently the original story was that Rocky dies from years of severe beatings at the hands of people like Apollo, Clubber Lang, et al. And the movie would be the saga wrapup, the tragedy of the hero dying and watching Adrian and Rocky Jr come to grips with it. But the studio nixed the idea, saying "you can't kill Rocky!".
Apparently Rocky VI was something the studio wanted to see.
In any event, V bombed, so they couldn't make VI even if they wanted to. Should have killed him off, MGM. That would have been stirring cinema, and a fitting final chapter. After seeing Mickey die, Apollo get murdered, seeing Rocky die would have been sad but a good movie.
But since Rocky V never happened, none of this is of any real consequence.
Still not digging the Bryan Adams. This song called "Please Forgive Me" is on now. I sure remember him having lots more rocking tunes than this. Am I wrong?
I came back from getting my wig chopped off with hedge shears yesterday, which apparently "frames my face much better, making it look smaller and sleeker". Words of the hair stylist there, folks. I dunno. What I do know is all the women in the office were making ridiculous comments like "You're so adorable with short hair!"
Adorable. That's a new one. Actually, I could get used to that.
wait, wait, no I'm Awesome! Yes yes I'm Awesome! Not adorable!
"All For Love" with Sting, Rod Stewart, and Bryan Adams. On the iPod now. Good lord. I was wrong about Adams. All these lame ballads! He's like a regular Richard Marx here.
Why hasn't anyone ever written a song called "Everything I Do, I do it for my ninjas"? And the video could be this guy in a suit singing all stiff like, but his band is Ninja Musicians. The drummer plays drums with nunchuks instead of drumsticks. The guitarist uses, well, something ninja like to play the guitar. And other cool ninja stuff! I mean, that would clearly be the number one smash hit! I should write it. I bet if I wrote "Ninjas" I could get U2 tickets.
Enough of you, Adams! Def Leppard, save the day!
Ahh, "Animal". That's a good song.
You know, sometimes I think Rick Springfield is the greatest 80's soap-star-turned-rocker. Then I hear Michael Damian singing "Rock On", and I realize the competition ain't exactly tough.
Being Lent, and being Catholic, it bothers me to order a Fish Sandwich. Its like George Carlin said in one of his old routines. Something about, "you wouldn't order a meat sandwich. At least not without asking a couple of follow-up questions. What kind of meat is in it? Are any waitresses missing?" Or something close to that. I always think of that line this time of year.
Def Leppard is King. "Love Bites" is the next song on the iPod. One of my favorite songs ever.
Latest word from ESPN is Creighton will be a 9 seed, playing Iowa State in the first round. Good, but the 8/9 winner has to play the #1 seed in the second round. Meaning after Creighton dispatches with Iowa State, they will beat Kentucky, and that's going to screw up a lot of people's brackets.
Not mine. I will have Creighton winning the National Championship, as I do every year. Go Jays!