A Passing Grado

Back in the 80’s, when most of my music listening was still on LP, I was a big fan of Grado phono cartridges. Today, the Grado brand is known for its high-quality headphones with old-fashioned styling. Old Joe Grado, who founded the company that is now run by his nephew, has passed away.

Breaking Bad in New Mexico

One month after Veronica Rutledge was shot dead by her 2-year-old son in Idaho, a 3-year-old in Albuquerque managed to get his mother’s gun and shoot not only her, but his father as well. The only “accident” here is that, purely by luck, neither parent is seriously injured. “Gun safety” is a self-contradictory term.

What is it about field reporters on TV compulsively nodding like bobble heads when being introduced by the news anchor? Are they told to do that?

Go Pat riots!

The Patriots, representing mostly Boston and not, despite their name, all of New England, have their balls inflated to the NFL-specified pressure, ready to play in the Super Bowl™. Here is Louis CK, who grew up next to Boston, in Newton, which is also Larissa Kelly’s hometown, explaining the infamous Boston accent.

Louis CK

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Historic Cancellation

A funny message from Louis CK…

Dear friend,

Hi. It’s Louis CK here to make sure everyone knows that my show show tomorrow at Madison Square Garden has been canceled. All ticket holders will automatically get a refund. I am really sorry about this and I am surprised to learn as I write this that there is only one L in the word canceled. I’ll have to take my phone’s word for it. But it doesn’t look right to me.

In any case, there seems to be a massive storm approaching New York City. They are calling this storm “historic” which…. Well I didn’t know you could call a thing historic if it hasn’t happened yet. But I’m not one to defy future historic events. And I have to be respectful of the responsibility I have to the 15,000 people who are holding tickets to the show and could be stranded somewhere historically trying to get to or from my show. I think it’s clearly better that I alter history in the name of safety and cancel. Besides, if you’ve ever tried to get your deposit back when you rent a banquet hall for a wedding that gets snowed out, you don’t want to even know what the deposit is on Madison Square Jesus Christing Garden is.

So. No show. I will be on Letterman tonight, though. So you can yell boo right at my stupid and very handsome face on your tv screen or on your paper towel or your watch or whatever you view Letterman on.

Also I will be contacting you very soon about my new standup special which will be historically available only on my website louisck.net very soon.

I really want to thank everyone who came to the shows at MSG. It was an incredible experience. The audiences were great. And the crew at MSG is classy and professional.

Okay. That’s it. I have to do some laundry now.

Take care of yourself and don’t be a jerk to people.

Louis CK.

… and as I write this the storm is approaching here.

Ferry Cross the Gerry

As I blogged a while ago, Denro and I will be at Andrew Sandoval’s British Invasion show at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on February 26. Something that I am enjoying more than pretty much everything else these days is Sandoval’s “Come to the Sunshine” podcast. Here is his latest edition, featuring Gerry and the Pacemakers in the second half of the show. Unfortunately, Gerry Marsden can’t join the British Invasion tour, but he’s there in spirit.