1. Tuesday, February 12, 2002

    Happy Birthday, Honest Abe 

    There’s a lot of things that you can find on a lot of sites, but I doubt that many can boast such a sweet winkin lincoln as this.

    I know that we didn’t hit upon too much Black History Month today, but today is Fat Tuesday and I’m a little hung from partying last night and interviewing one of the finest Black female web designers around. Just so happens that she is 21, single, and living large in Dallas, TX. I’m hoping to have the interview up tonight, but now her site is down for renovations, so I hope that it will be up soon, and when it is, so will be the Q & A.

    Also Ashley has a few days off so she’s heading into town to share Valentine’s Day with me. Can you believe that she has never had a Valentine? All the previous Valentines that I have had will attest that I am not the best one you could settle for, but I suppose a mediocre one is better than none at all.

    On a different topic, I agree with Sara that the Dog Show is mighty spectacular. And Joe Garagiola is funnier than ever. A television event totally worthy of Sweeps Week. No joke.

    To The Would-Have-Beens: And on a sadder note, Greg’s Blog reminds us that today would have been Popsicko / Glitterbug / Wonderfuls front man Keith Brown’s 33rd birthday. The Wonderfuls, I am not ashamed to say it, was my favorite band in IV. Take two members of Tsar, add Greg and Keith and you must admit, it’s mighty hard to top. I am so grateful to have lived with Whalen and Greg in LA during Popsicko’s last days because I doubt I would have ventured out to places like Raji’s to watch them open for bands like Butt Trumpet (who were suprisingly spectacular).

    The legend goes that Keith was either on heroin or coming off it, or there was some of it in him and it made him drowsy and he crashed his car while driving back from LA to Santa Barbara and he died.

    So, needless to say, don’t drink and drive, dont do drugs and drive. Dont be sleepy and drive. Please pull over and get your Z’s.

    When me and Jeanine lived together Popsicko had their practice studio right across the street and I spent many an afternoon with my tv set down playing Sega listening to them practice the tunes of their first album and loving life. Keith had those guys going over every damn note, meticulously.

    Popsicko.com is now a tribute to this undisputed rock star worthy of many shrines.