So……it is Friday, and that’s quite exciting. My girlfriend has gone off with some friends for the evening, so here are my choices:
-Watch Boston Bruins vs. Atlanta Thrashers in hockey.
-Continue reading Exploding, one of the best books I’ve ever read about the music buisness. Written by Stan Cornyn, who spent about 35 years as one of the higher-ups at Warner Bros., “Exploding,” for the most part, isn’t a gossipy tell-all about what bands threw large appliances out of hotel windows or who was sleeping with who. It’s a well-written, witty and intelligent account of the major players in the boardrooms through the years at the company, and it’s fascinating. Cornyn takes us from the early 1900s, when the brothers Warner hatched the idea, all the way into the late 1990s, when MUSIC didn’t matter anymore, and shareholder value did. I can identify with that frustration, let me tell you. I mean, my record label never had to answer to shareholders, but once we got our supposed pot of gold (that being a distribution deal with Warner Brothers), I found out real quickly how much music really doesn’t mean a damn thing anymore. I cannot remember a time in my life when I’ve been so frustrated. Oh, there was one time I was more frustrated, when I tried to donate my 1996 Dodge Colt (what a hunk of shit that was), but I am getting off track. Anyway, for those of you who love a good biography, this one will keep you up at night.
-Another option is to take a bath. Yes, I like baths. Whenever I am traveling for work, I try and get a bath in at the hotel to soothe the nerves and calm the senses of a hectic day on the road. Can’t explain it and there’s nothing wrong with it. What I really want when I grow up is a jacuzzi. Now yer talking.
Truth be told, I’ll probably do all of these tonight. Or maybe not. Whatever. First things first – dinner.