It was maybe two weeks ago. Emily and myself went to Toys R Us on the Pike to get a Birthday gift for Bill. We got out of the car in the parking lot to a man who was just getting rolling his cart in to a nearby spot where a car should park. I looked at Emily in a “one eye up” kind of expression. Emily said politely to the man, “Perhaps someone will want to park there.” In other words, move your fucking cart back to where you found it, assmunch. The man just shuged and looking pist as shit started pushing his cart back in the direction of the store. Not even after two steps he saw both of us going in the same direction. He then had the balls (hardly, and yes a poor choice of words) to ask us to roll the cart back to the store because we were going in that direction as well. #1 FUCK YOU. #2 With all due respect, you looked Middle Eastern to me and in a situation like this, it’s not gonna help you. Hell, maybe you weren’t Middle Eastern. Maybe you werent a terrorist. But to many people you would look like a terrorist. It sucks, but that is just the way it is right now. I hate generalizing. And I don’t dislike people from the Middle East. In fact I have many co-workers and friends from there that I adore very much. But a lot of the country does dislike Middle Easterns at this point. And cant separate the difference between a person from the Middle East and a so-called terrorist. If I was perhaps one of these uninformed people your ass would had a thick ass boot in it’s hole. You arent helping the fact of the matter. God was I pissed, regardless of the fact that he looked like he was from the Middle East. God was he lucky I didnt spit on him for being such a putz to Emily. God was he lucky he didnt get a fist through his skull if he had said that to a meat-head american. #3 FUCK YOU. So yeah, “an asshole is an asshole,” to quote a wise woman. But an asshole to an ignorant person is just that much more ammo to fuck his/her shit up.
In a more positive side of my life I am infatuated with this John Zorn CD i got last weekend. It’s part of the Masada Series. This time live from Sevilla in 2000. Bizzare as shit that M. Doughty actually played (“sang”) on a CD that performed all Zorn covers. I just cant talk any more highly about this new CD. This CD is good jazz to me. Coltrane and Miles are supposedly good jazz. And it is good. But it doesnt make me think of good jazz. Coltrane and Miles reminds me of jazz. Plain old jazz. Maybe I am ignorant. But John Zorn just does it for me. Maybe it’s jazz to the next level. Maybe i need a list of more interesting jazz CDs to get. I just want to hear more and more and more. And more and more less traditional jazz. Give me more Zorn or give me death. Uh. Or something.
Speaking of Doughty. Someone emailed me this from a recent online chat transcript:
iamgod: do you visit SCUG, Mike?
Mike Doughty: no, god.
Oh yeah, and I got my new frog today. His name is OZZY. Say HI to Ozzy! He’s cute and not as hyper as Skuzi. He’s also more transparent than Skuzi. Take him from my office and I will slice your balls off or slice out your overies, depending on your family jewels. Don’t fuck with a man who has lost his frog one time before.