The Sopranos, (spoiler alert for episode #83!!!) And lots of other things

colours.jpgSPOILER ALERT!!!! Don't read the first paragraph of this blog entry if you didn't see last Sunday's episode # 83 "Heidi and Kennedy." Un;ess you don't give a rat's ass about The Sopranos. I'm only gonna tell you this once Rain! Is that good Sean? I always listen to Sean ***************************************************************** This is a picture of me saying goodbye to Christopher Moltisanti. I am obsessed with The Sopranos. I can't believe Christopher is dead. Well, I can believe it but I am still surprised. This season has been stunning. A work of art I tell you. I don't know who else out there is watching this show but last week when Tony and Christopher were in the car right before the accident and they were listening to Comfortably Numb (the remake with Van Morrison from The Departed soundtrack) I was on the edge of the couch. Freaking out. Every episode this season has been fascinating to watch. I don't think any of the characters have any redeeming qualities at all yet I somehow care about them. I don't know what I'm going to do when the last 3 episodes are over. I head to Arizona this week. I hope you can make it out to the shows. We just added a house concert in Flagstaff. That means I miss The Sopranos that Sunday eve but I'll tape it. Come to the yoga and songwriting retreat. Texas. You know; the big state. There's still room and you don't need to write songs. I'll be playing at night and singing my poor little heart out. As far as the yoga goes, it's for beginners. It'll be good for you. In june you can come to NYC and be in the studio audience for the taping of The Hugh Thompson Show. It's free and fun. I am the band leader and we make up really strange and fun songs. Go to On With The Shows for all of the info I just mentioned. Have you heard the new old Elliott Smith Cd? They had some unreleased songs they found after his death. It's really good. I just listened to it today. It's called New Moon and there is a great recording of The Big Star classic Thirteen. Have you seen Year Of The Dog? Molly Shannon is in fine form and it is worth every cent you plunk down for a nice 2 hour respite in the dark and cool confines of the movie theater. Especially if you are an animal lover. It's dark and twisted and sad and funny. I'm still sad that Kurt Vonnegut is gone. He really got me through some tough times. Made me laugh and cry and most importantly, THINK. In "Slaughterhouse-Five" he wrote about death from the point of view of the people from the (fictional???) planet of Trafamadore. Maybe it really does exist! I'll leave you with this quote: " The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just the way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever." See ya real soon, Steven P