Friday, December 01, 2006

George Thorogood

Today is George Thorogood day, in honor of the self-indulgent, lazy, destructive, dark things we all have in our souls. (yes, I just made up a holiday).

Today, listen to George and his Destroyers, and think about going to a bar and slowly imploding, listen to his wonderful smoke and alcohol voice, maybe indulge in some mild sin.

Then tomorrow remember that you've got other things to do and return to a brighter universe.

The greeks loved tragedy and death in theatre, because they believed that indulging in such things one step removed from themselves cleansed their souls of some need for it. They left the tragedy in the theatre, and got on with their lives.

It may not work that way, but at least if we make this mistake we're in glorious ancient company.

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