“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
So I'm sick again. Well, not so much anymore, but over the weekend it felt like my brain was oozing out of my nose. Now I've just got this nagging cough and a head cold that will turn into some kind of mind-blowing (literally) ordeal once I get on an airplane and fly to NYC.
You might say that a cold isn't anything new, but all of 2006 I wasn't sick. Not once. This year so far? Twice. Once around New Year's and now around Valentine's Day (that's when it started). My illnesses seem to be on an eerie holiday schedule. I don't know what red letter, calendar day is next but I bet I'm going to be giving the over-the-counter pharmaceutical companies more of my money sometime very soon. Has Punxsutawney Phil had his holiday yet? Because for sure I'm going to get sick on his day. Also, me getting sick fringes on the theme of the movie that has that same weather forecasting groundhog in it. I could have sworn that this happened already.
So should the handful of you who check this blog happen to drop by the show this coming weekend, please don't take any offense at what I do after we shake hands; I'm slathering my palms with sanitizer for fear of contracting another communicable virus. It's not you, I swear - I've suddenly become a germaphobe and I'm just making sure that I make it through the weekend.
Anyway, here's the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad with Bill playing on his flute. Betcha' Beatrix Kiddo never got sick two holidays straight. Enjoy.
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