Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Where is Dazd?

Besides doing two podcast shows a week, I am now managing two bands. One is located here in Indiana and the other I am managing from afar, they are located in Arkansas. lol Here are the links:

Ruined for Life
Big Read and the Soul Benders

So yes I'm staying busy on top of working 40 hours a week, doing the family thing and trying to keep my sanity. Right now I'm just booking gigs for Big Red and helping any way I can. I probably won't get to meet them in person unless I book them in Indiana. (which I'm working on) Great blues music, comfortable people and I just got the feeling we could work together.

Ruined for Life are like family to me. We became instant friends the first time we spoke, during a Quiet on the Set interview, and meeting them was even better. Great group of guys playing kick ass music and will be going places! BTW..for those of you that listened to their music, those songs were done 1 take in someones garage without lead guitar. Wait until you hear the studio versions!

I try to visit everyones blog daily if not every other day. I really don't have much to offer for blogging posts as my head is swimming in trying to learn the management of bands.

You can find all of the archives for my podcasts here. And we've moved to a new podcasting host, you can find us here.

Tuesday and Thursdays at 8 pm EST, join us if you can!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Follies


THIS IS INDIA . IT'S WHERE YOU CALL WHEN YOU HAVE A TECHNICAL PROBLEM WITH YOUR COMPUTER.

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A Preacher was explaining that he must move on to a larger congregation that
will pay him more. There is a hush within the congregation,.....no one
wanted him to leave.

Joe Smith, who owns several car dealerships in the City stands up and
proclaims,.... "If the Preacher stays, I will provide him with a new
Cadillac every year, and his wife with a Honda mini-van to transport their
children!"

The congregation sighs in relief, and applauds. Sam Brown, a successful
entrepreneur and investor, stands and says, "If the Preacher will stay on
here, I'll personally double his salary, and also establish a foundation to
guarantee the college education of all his children!"

More sighs and loud applause, Sadie Jones, age 88, stands and announces with
a smile, "If the Preacher stays, .... I will give him sex!"

There is total silence. The Preacher, blushing, asks her, "Mrs. Jones,
whatever possessed you to say that?"

Sadie's 90 year old husband Jake is now trying to hide, holding his forehead
with the palm of his hand, and shaking his head from side to side, while his
wife replies,

"Well, I just asked my husband how we could help, and he said, ....."Screw
the Preacher!"

Isn't senility wonderful?

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Will you please state your age?
Little Old Lady: I am 86 years old.
Defense Attorney: Will you tell us, in your own words, what happened the night of April 1st?
Little Old Lady:There I was, sitting there in my swing on my front porch on a warm spring evening, when a young man comes creeping up on the porch and sat down beside me.
Defense Attorney: Did you know him?
Little Old Lady: No, but he sure was friendly.
Defense Attorney: What happened after he sat down?
Little Old Lady: He started to rub my thigh.
Defense Attorney: Did you stop him?
Little Old Lady: No, I didn't stop him.
Defense Attorney: Why not?
Little Old Lady: It felt good. Nobody had done that since my Albert died some 30 years ago.
Defense Attorney: What happened next?
Little Old Lady: He began to rub my breasts.
Defense Attorney: Did you stop him then?
Little Old Lady: No, I did not stop him.
Defense Attorney: Why not?
Little Old Lady: His rubbing made me feel all alive and excited. I haven't felt that good in years!
Defense Attorney: What happened next?
Little Old Lady: Well, by then, I was feeling so 'spicy' that I just laid down and told him, 'Take me, young man. Take me now!'
Defense Attorney: Did he take you?
Little Old Lady: Hell, no! He just yelled, 'April Fool!' And that's when I shot him, the little bastard !

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obscure, I know

Immigrant workers in New Orleans start leaving

Interesting facts hidden deep within the article:
...He worked seven days a week and earned more than twice his normal earnings. But with work now down to three days a week, the 20-year-old is planning to go home to Honduras.

"My goal is to be here until November, and then never come back," he said. "I've had enough."...

...Workers still cluster outside Home Depot and Lowe's hoping a contractor will hire them. But they say their gathering spots have become targets for undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who hold up the prospect of day's pay as bait. Emphasis mine

"They come in vans like they're contractors," said Walter Ortiz, 32....
...Deportations have increased 156 percent since 2005, when 3,962 immigrants were deported, to 9,749 deportations in 2007, according to ICE.

Five immigrants interviewed by The Associated Press said ICE agents often patrol streets posing as contractors - and then deport day laborers who hop in their trucks....

Source

So now is it because there is no work or because they can be deported?

Another interesting development...more Illegal aliens invading Texas.

DALLAS — In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers....

..."At this point, it would be nearly impossible to eradicate the ant because it is so widely dispersed," said Roger Gold, a Texas A&M University entomologist....

...At the same time, the ants aren't taking the bait usually left out in traps, according to exterminators, who want the Environmental Protection Agency to loosen restrictions on the use of more powerful pesticides.

And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide....

Source

Looks like exterminators need to take lessons from ICE.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

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Chuck Negron in da house tomorrow night! Listen to the Dazd One interview Chuck about his career and upcoming book!

Sad State of Affairs

Was the 16th Amendment properly ratified?
Source
I've been saying for years it wasn't.

Oh now its "Racism" being called into play. Jeebus people...get a life. So how many people won't vote for McCain because he is white?
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Oh..the Federal Reserve is privately owned?
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A service dog is a threat?
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Friday, May 09, 2008

I Thought my Day was Crappy and Happy Mothers Day!

Man crashes at driveway, sees home catch fire, gets ticket
Rock Island, Tenn. (AP) - A Rock Island man whose car was hit as he tried to make a left turn into his driveway saw his home going up in flames as he was airlifted to the hospital. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Monte Terry said Justin Hill, 42, was hit by an oncoming car when he pulled into its path on Tuesday evening. Hill's wife heard the crash and ran outside, leaving the kitchen stove, where she had been cooking, unattended.

Happy Mother's Day: Woman pregnant with 18th child
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman - she's pregnant with her 18th child. Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins. "We've had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us," she said, laughing.

BTW...Happy Mothers Day!!! You ladies deserved to be pampered and given a day of royalty.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I'm not Edumacated Smart but I know when I'm Getting Screwed.

I'm going to make this statement...we are heading for another Great Depression.

Gas at $7.50 a gallon?Source
"Many commentators have wondered at the ability of Americans to grin and bear higher gas prices. But grinning and bearing it is losing any sense of fun. It's just gotten expensive: Over the first four months of 2008, as Peter Beutel of Cameron-Hanover noted this week, gasoline has cost the United States $757.24 million a day more than in the first four months of 2002.

That’s more than the estimated $720 million a day spent in Iraq."

Credit Crisis Over...not by a long shot.
Source

"Now that money market funds have stopped buying commercial paper issued by SIVs, banking regulations require the banks to bring them onto their books, and that means they must shore up their capital base by selling new shares or shedding other assets. Every dollar that is used for this purpose is a dollar that can't be used to make loans for corporate buybacks, commercial customers or hedge funds. Without such loans, banks' earnings growth will be greatly impaired.

Worse still, the buying power of two key drivers of the last bull market -- hedge funds and corporate Treasurys -- has been crippled because the leverage they've used to reap big profits has suddenly turned against them."

Everyone, I mean everyone, will feel the sting of the current state of the World economy. Not to mention the US Dollar is valued at .634 Euro's and losing ground fast.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Liars always get Caught

John was a salesman's delight when it came to any kind of unusual gimmick.

His wife Marsha had long ago given up trying to get him to change. One day
John came home with another one of his unusual purchases. It was a robot
that John claimed was actually a lie detector.

It was about 5:30 that afternoon when Tommy, Their 11 year old son,
returned home from school. Tommy was over 2 hours late. 'Where have you
been? Why are you over 2 hours late getting home?' asked John.

'Several of us went to the library to work on an extra credit project,'
said Tommy.

The robot then walked around the table and slapped Tommy, Knocking him
completely out of his chair.

'Son,' said John, 'this robot is a lie detector, now tell us where you
really were after school.'

'We went to Bobby's house and watched a movie.' said Tommy.

'What did you watch?' asked Marsha.

'The Ten Commandments.' answered Tommy.

The robot went around to Tommy and once again slapped him, Knocking him
off his chair once more. With his lip quivering, Tommy got up, Sat down
and said, 'I am sorry I lied. We really watched a tape called Sex Queen.'

'I am ashamed of you son,' said John. 'When I was your age, I never lied
to my parents.'

The robot then walked around to John And delivered a whack that nearly
knocked him out of his chair.

Marsha doubled over in laughter, almost in tears and said, 'Boy, did you
ever ask for that one! You can't be too mad with Tommy. After all, he is
your son!'

With that the robot immediately walked around to Marsha And
knocked her out of her chair.

H/T to Reader Michelle