Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016

Timehop to 8 years ago, a best friend and I were driving around Los Angeles listening to election coverage on the radio. I was childless, 40 pounds lighter, and about to make a big move to Nashville. 

When Obama was declared the winner, my heart was full of hope as I watched people celebrate in swanky clubs and gather quietly around bar televisions while America’s first black president spoke.
The streets were quiet and empty…unlike anything I had ever seen in that huge city.

I remember feeling a little bit of fear also. I knew that many cities weren’t like Los Angeles, not everyone was celebrating. Some people were very angry. I was scared that something would happen to our new leader, setting us further back than where we started.

Despite my fear, I remember telling my friend that I welcomed the change of moving to Nashville. I felt like I had been living in a “dream world” where everyone was living life in the clouds. I wanted to hear accents, deal with impatient people, and see “real life” again.

I think my friend was kind of offended…what’s wrong with living in this sunny society? Nothing at all, I loved it. I just grew up in Massachusetts and missed “the edge.”

I have to tell you, after the past year…I am so sick of “the edge.”

This election combined with the ability to shoot off your opinions to everyone via Facebook has made me question if I really want to be friends with some great people.

To put it into perspective (kind of), someone once told me that I was being judged because I love Pop music. A certain person saw it as a character flaw and couldn’t connect with me or take me seriously. I thought it was so ridiculous, but the struggle is real.

Now, I kind of understand. Seeing people that I truly love supporting someone that will set America’s mentality back years upon years upon years, someone that’s greedy, conceited, close-minded, and hurtful over someone with compassion, patience, and experience…I see that as a character flaw.

But, this isn’t a poor choice in music taste; it’s the Country my son will grow up in.

When all is said and done, I will channel my inner-Angeleno, and pretend I didn’t see your posts. The good always outweighs the bad, and nothing I say or do will change a person’s mind anyway.

However, it will always be in the back of my mind, which makes me sad...

....but, when I'm sad, I listen to Pop music!  : )

Monday, August 6, 2012

Coming Soon: Lennon Eric Heidemann

Here are some pics Guy took yesterday. LOOK AT MY BELLY! Now, if we can just get some of Guy and I together before this baby arrives. 3 weeks to go!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Baby On Board

So, you'd think I'd be posting more now that...I'M PREGNANT! Truth is, I was super sick the first trimester and have been pretty much scrapping the bottom of the bucket for motivation. I do, however, want to share with those that care our ultrasound from the other day. It's a boy!

Little Lennon Heidemann is due to arrive on August 29th, and Guy and I couldn't be more excited.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How Do You Kill a Dead Eagle?

Simple really...you "just kill it." Any fan of Old Skull would know.

After 15 years of being caught in the cobwebs, a random memory of my cousin buying the "Get Outta School" cassette from a bargain bin (yard sale or Strawberries...the details are fuzzy)came to the front of my mind. Why this would pop up in the middle of sending PDFs of contracts to affiliates...I have no idea.

After doing a little catch up on the band via Wikipedia, my heart broke. The little boys that started this band when they were nine and ten years old are now deceased. One of them actually committed suicide this past June! Their mother and father also passed away since the days when my cousin and I used to crack up over this special treasure we stumbled upon.

Little did we know at the time, Old Skull did have some big success as a novelty band opening for acts such as GWAR, Sonic Youth, and The Flaming Lips. Read the Wiki page. It's a crazy story.

I ask that you watch/listen to the videos embedded and say a little prayer that the Toulon family is skateboarding and punk-rocking it out in heaven.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Slapshot Steve

My friend, Steve, was on the radio talking about his obsession, the LA Kings. He knows his stuff. Check it out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

This Went Down Last Night

Jaron and the Long Road to Love, James Otto, Charles Kelley, and Joe Firstman (among many other talented musicians) spontaneously perform "The Weight" at Douglas Corner's "Sunday Supper."

And then this happened: