I often wonder what people did at work before the internet was invented by Al Gore*. I refuse to believe that they, you know, worked all day, so I'm going to assume there were lots of cigarette breaks, crossword puzzles in the break room, and weeping in the bathroom. Computers were for Solitaire, spreadsheets, games that involved enemies that were ampersands.
Now? Well, now we've got music, movies, and lunatics all at our fingertips. In fact, it's now possible to watch a video of an old Lionel Richie performance while being paid. And that, my friends, is a wonderful thing.
I forget about the computer at home though. When chained to a machine for eight hours a day at work, the last thing I want to do at home is stare at the monitor again. So I think my Mac at home is feeling neglected. At this point, it's a thousand dollar jukebox. And it's acting out because of neglect. It takes forever to open up a program, almost as if it's saying "Look who comes crrrawling back?" then it does the digital equivalent of filing it's nails while it dredges up the energy to open AppleWorks.
I'm not sure if you have this problem, but, please: don't treat your computer the way I do. I take her for granted, I leave her on all day, I never use her. So, hey: tonight, while we're playing Bottom of the Hill with lovable scamps Division Day and precocious young 'uns Two Seconds, you can listen for free. Just click here around 9:30 and viola. We're on around 11 or 11:15, by the way.
Of course, seeing it in person will be a superior experience. The lavender aroma of Birdmonster must be smelled to be believed. But in case you don't live in our insular little bay or you can't afford a ten dollar ticket or you're sick or too young and you're looking for something to listen to tonight, click the link above. We'll be playing some new songs to boot.
* Yes, that was a cheap shot. Yes, I know he didn't really say that. Yes, I still think it's really funny.