Giving thanks...

It's all about the gratitude these days. Life is a heck of a lot easier when I stay focused on the things I am grateful for. And there is a lot this year...too much to mention really. I have been so incredibly fortunate in my career and personal life this year that getting into specific details feels embarrassing. Point is, I am grateful.

One important detail though, I need to stop talking about feeling grateful and start acting it.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Chow down!


Rube Goldberg

Isn't it funny where the imagination can take you? In some strangely complex series of machinations my brain led me from hearing the name Rube Goldberg Machine last week to finding this video this morning: http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/commercials/581/

The thing is, I hadn't thought about Rube Goldberg once all weekend. Then suddenly this morning as I poured my coffee *poof* it was back in my conscious thoughts.

By the way, it was used on some talk show last week in reference to the American health care system. Seems pretty fitting...as in, the United States health care industry is a Rube Goldberg machine...in other words a ridiculously complex, convoluted way to accomplish a simple task.

This statement would be true if the health care industry was simply all about keeping people healthy. Sadly, it is not. The health care industry is about lining the pockets of share holders...and it is very successful.


A Perfect Circle

I have heard rumors that A Perfect Circle may come back again but I never wanted to get my hopes up. I couldn't tell you how many times I have listened to Mer De Noms and Thirteenth step and then I was beside myself when the aMOTION remix album became available.

Well, now I have heard it right from Maynard James Keenan's mouth and I am officially going to get excited. Here's the actual interview, which is pretty funny once it gets going...


I have never been able to see them live...though I have seen Tool a dozen times.

By the way, if you haven't already checked out Billy Howerdel's solo album Ashes Divide yet...do it. If you like any of the aforementioned you will enjoy Ashes Divide. It is really good.