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Don't take what I say too seriously...I'm a dumb-ass.

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First Pink Floyd song I ever heard...still my favorite

From the album Meddle 1971. Mind blowing stuff.

Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley's guitar (you'll want to hear this story from the horse's mouth)


TLDNL...Blaze left Townes his guitar when he died, but was buried with the pawn ticket for the guitar still in his pocket. They had the body exhumed to get the pawn ticket for the guitar...the one that he's playing in this show.

Edit...the song Marie is as real as it gets.

Bowie revisiting the Modern Lovers' classic 'Pablo Picasso'

Just because it's my day off. Have a nice day.

Cue to 12:11

From one of my favorite albums...three of my favorite songs

I grew up in Texas...a musical melting pot with everything from Mariachi to Metal. I was privileged to hear some amazing local music over the decades. These three songs are from one of the finest albums I've ever heard, 'Car Wheels On a Gravel Road' by Lucinda Williams from 1998. The guitars and accordion take me home in a way few songs can accomplish. Enjoy.

I'm Waiting for the Man...

All you liars come out and all you thieves you walk out, come into the light of one fine day

There is no forgiveness without repentance or contrition.

Help with wrongful termination

I've been working for a local convenience store chain here in Las Vegas for a couple of years and I just got fired by telephone by my District Manager. I posted recently in General about being assaulted at work by a customer that refused to wear a mask. Police and EMTs were called...lots of blood. They suspended me the day after Christmas and just today informed me of the results of their internal investigation. They determined that I failed to disengage with the customer when I had the opportunity and are terminating me for violating company policy. This means they will deny me unemployment insurance.

They failed to provide security for their employees yet required us to eject customers for various reasons during our duties, specifically shoplifting, public intoxication or drinking on the premises or non compliance with mask rules. I was beaten and left with multiple head and neck lacerations in the course of my job duties and now the corporation throws me under the bus.

I guess I need to contact an employment attorney. Primarily I'm concerned with ensuring I receive unemployment benefits but I'm not sure whether I need an attorney for that. Any advice or recommendations would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

What should happen to this guy?

Retired Air Force pilot seen on video carrying EZ-cuffs in the Capitol building. He was outed and now claims he picked them up off the floor.


I had another bad day at work yesterday (violence trigger)

I had another violent confrontation with a non-masker at my convenience store in Las Vegas last night. Mild concussion...multiple scalp and neck lacerations...lots of blood. Much of the store was trashed in the process. Four people were involved in the melee before it was over...afterward, hours with police and EMTs. Our store Christmas tree was destroyed. I'm a bit dismayed this morning.

Now it's the next evening, 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. I was sent home early from my shift by corporate while they 'review' the incident and call me in the morning to discuss it. The bastards are too cheap to provide security for the store and when we have to defend ourselves we are typically interrogated by flacks desperate to cover the corporation's ass, while we're left swinging in the wind. I'm too old for this shit.

Edit...thanks for your good wishes and suggestions, all.

12 pm Christmas Day...my co-worker and I were both suspended. Because the store only has five employees with two of us suspended this meant my other co-worker had to pull three shifts in a row with only a few hours off after the first shift. At least I didn't have to work on Christmas and I have a day to let my wounds heal.

From another time, another life...

Happy Holidays, all!
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