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2009-05-22 - 1:34 p.m.

Late entry today. Woke up again and just couldn't get the creative juices flowing.

So I went back to bed for a few more hours.

I'm okay now.


Two members of Congress have come up with ideas to bring in revenue - raise the taxes on beer and wine...and, when interviewed, say they "don't really" support these ideas.

I guess when President Obama said his administration would make sure that taxes on the poor and middle-class wouldn't go up, he meant income taxes.

Or maybe they think only rich people drink beer and wine.


Someone else is upset at Wal-Mart - the band Green Day.

Evidently their new album has profanity in it and, according to standard Wal-Mart policy, won't be sold at Wal-Mart stores.

So Green Day is crying "censorship".

I'm calling bullshit on this so-called "censorship". Green Day was never told what language they could or could not use while recording their album - they recorded what they felt was their best product. Wal-Mart's policy of not selling music with explicit lyrics is nothing new - in fact, some artists have re-recorded cleaner versions so that their wares could be sold at Wal-Mart. And Green Day's music can be found at other brick-and-mortar stores, like Target...or online, if you prefer. Green Day chose to use explicit lyrics, and Wal-Mart chooses not to sell such product. If the consumers disagree with Wal-Mart's policies, they are free to go elsewhere.

Wal-Mart is NOT saying Green Day can't record what they want. Wal-Mart is NOT trying to suppress Green Day's music. That WOULD be censorship.

One of the commentators makes a good point. It would be like forcing an all-vegan restaurant to carry meat dishes.

Just go somewhere else.


Speaking of music...

I helped Bob in the studio last night. Most of the help consisted of helping set things up and break things down, because he's still recovering from his recent surgery.

He tells me he's ready to go back to work. I told him I'm willing when he is.

We've got some new video of us onstage. If you want to see - and if you have a strong stomach, since I do a lot of the singing - go here.


I need to go in to work for a bit - more lasertag stuff.

This should be the last Friday I have to go in to do this work. But the money is helpful.

Be seeing you.


3 comments so far

Mel - 2009-05-22 21:23:05 -
I loved seeing and hearing you - that was great! :-) Thanks for the link.


art - 2009-05-24 18:23:18 -
its because its wal-mart!! just a chance for the wal mart haters to twist things around, as usual! note that the wal mart haters LOVE to shop at wal mart!!


Sheri - 2009-05-27 23:15:19 -
That's's a choice. People have the right not to choose. No one should force anything or anyone. I don't approve of censorship myself, but I do wished that people could be more responsible for the things that come out of their mouths. Freedom of speech is a great thing, especially when used responsibly.


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