Just drinking in the park

Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he imbibed alcohol at New Jersey’s Sandy Hook National Recreation Area, despite knowing it was prohibited…

The plea came after federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges that Springsteen was operating a vehicle under the influence and driving recklessly, charges Assistant US Attorney Adam Baker said the government would not be able to prove.

“The evidence we reviewed indicates that after the defendant’s arrest, he submitted to a breath test at the ranger station, and his BAC reading was .02, which as the court is aware is well under the legal limit of .08,” Baker said.

…The prohibition on alcoholic drinks at Sandy Hook was two years old, and noting Springsteen’s otherwise clean criminal record, Judge Anthony Mautone sentenced The Boss to pay a $500 fine plus $40 in court fees.

Over-ambitious copper. Folks running the court had more sense.

Is this a brand worth buying?

With extremely rare exception, I watch Fox NOTHING! If they approached reasonable humanity, someday, in the political management of their content, I’d consider changing my attitude. Of course.

There is also no shortage of great sports programming, short fiction, long-form film-making, musical entertainment…you name it…to be found within the multiplicity of channels streaming from watchable sources available damned near everywhere. More than I can keep up with.

So, screw the pricks sucking up advertising dollar$ that benefit the current and future waves of fascist, racist, bigoted ideology that keeps the shit-end of human beings from being as poverty-stricken as their hearts and cruel minds.

Spring is almost here…

When it’s warm enough to wear my headphones, I wear them almost every walk. Thing is, I only like over-ear headphones and they hardly ever work with anything I’m wearing to keep my noggin warm in cool or downright cold weather. The only headgear I have that works is pretty lightweight…my Mr. Robot cap.

Warm enough, today, to jumpstart the season. And Ziggy is always one of my first choices.

Felt [just a bit] like spring, today

I love when it gets warm enough that I don’t need a big knit hat to keep my noggin warm. That’s what kind of a day it was, today, here in northern New Mexico.

Yes, I know a bunch of the GOUSA and Canada were dealing with piles of snow falling from the sky. Here in La Cieneguilla, it was 50 degrees F, barely a southern breeze. I hauled out my headphones and did all my exercise walking with nothing more on my head than my Mister Robot cap and, as usual – to start the walking musical season off – Aerosmith.

I come and stand at every door…

No unique occasion. On my sunset walk, this afternoon, I was remembering times past, those who are gone. I remembered opening for Dr. King some time back in the 1960’s when I was singing a lot, everywhere. It was a street corner rally in New Haven, Connecticut. We had a wooden platform up on a corner so folks could see and hear. And, as well as I recall, this was one of the last songs I sang before introducing MLK.

Learned it from Pete’s recording.