I'd like to say thanks to Green for her blog's in depth review of Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon. I'm very humbled and thankful that the record means that much to anyone. You always hope it does when you're making it but you never know if it will or not. So a very heartfelt "thank you" for the encouragement.
Harper is making all kinds of advances lately. She's laughed, she's rolled over, and her 200 page thesis on speciation was spectacular. What can I say? I'm proud.
Leah and I are still doing the "30 Day Shred" with dragon lady, Jillian Michaels. I don't think I've ever hated my life as much as I do in the 20 minutes it takes to do that workout. If I didn't have Leah, I know I couldn't keep this shit up, which can be said about several aspects of my life. So I've got that to look forward to tonight, and then its off to band practice.
We've got a few shows coming up that I'm really excited about. One of which is tomorrow. I think it will be a big show but I'm most pumped about it because our friends, The Rocketboys and Dignan will be there. Anyone in or around San Antonio tomorrow had better get their ass to Sam's Burger Joint, if they know what's good for them.
We've also got shows coming up with The Deathray Davies (of whom I am a fan) and What Made Milwaukee Famous. Both should be big, both should be fun.
I love animals, and in my many years of employment at Petco, I'm happy to have helped raise thousands of dollars for the SPCA and other local animal rescue groups. That being said, I can't stand PETA. Right now they are trying to circulate what they call "McCruelty Unhappy Meals" which look like McDonald's Happy Meals but feature pictures of Ronald McDonald holding a bloody axes and carving knives. They have really awesome toys too; chickens and cows covered in blood. All of this, of course, is geared towards scaring and traumatizing children into their delusional world view. I'm all for the humane treatment of animals and I'm all for fighting against corporations that don't do it, but traumatizing little kids is an atrocity in itself.
I don't think PETA will be happy until everyone agrees that its morally wrong to eat meat, which of course, is crazy. I have a lot of vegetarian friends that I respect and in fact, a long time ago, I gave being a vegetarian a shot (for about a week). I understand that there are a lot of viable reasons for wanting to be one but its not morally wrong for a lion to eat a gazelle because that's what they eat, so how can it be morally wrong for us to eat meat? Once PETA has convinced the lions to be vegetarians then I will happily jump on board.