This Guy Is Life In The Early 21st Century

Last evening, upon returning from Friday mass, I was moved to pray for the fine people our great nation.

Not really. I got home super late last night, and it being Friday, I decided, “Fuck it. I’m going to insanely high anyway.” ┬áSo I did, and it’s legal here, so I’m not only a hero, I’m a great citizen.

So, a candy, a crazy potent brownie… (I’m not kidding. 500 mg THC brownie the size of 2/3 of a credit card. I have been nibbling it like a little mouse all week), a couple bowls of Animal Crackers weed (see the weekly review), AND infinite hits of the vape pen later (no half measures for this man)… I was super high.

I was so high that I decided to get on YouTube and watch/listen to old Fleetwood Mac songs. Old ones, from when they were a hard blues band, all the way to the fluff of the Rumours era. It was lovely. I dozed, I floated. I lucid dreamed Stevie Nicks vs the Green Manalishi… it was lovely. THEN the above ┬ávideo played (the blessing/curse of autoplay) and I was ripped from revery, and faced with this guy.

Ok. Watch this video while you read this. This guy is so amazingly information rich…. it’s like Finnegan’s Wake on drums. Here’s why.

  • His drum setup is insane. Look at all the cymbals.
  • His drums seem wedged between a built in china cabinet and… another built in china cabinet?
  • I don’t know how, but I am sure that his mom is no more than 10 feet away
  • Little Lies? You’re going to live drum to an 80’s pop song from Fleetwood Mac? That’s your showpiece?
  • He’s not great
  • He’s not terrible
  • He has shared this with the world.
  • Half a million people have watched this
  • Despite half a million in the audience, our man is obviously very alone (mom doesn’t count)
  • We have only been able to share videos of ourselves doing shit like this for a few years. This is a new phenomenon.
  • Sociology. This is. Read Bowling Alone.

Marvin Fleer, you are the shining exemplar of this day and age. You are the zeitgeist. Go forth and drum forever.

 

 

Lemmy’s Livestreamed Memorial Service Was Great

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A Quarter Million People Paid Their Respects Online.

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You Will Be Missed

I watched most of the live streamed memorial service for the late Motorhead legend, Lemmy. It was sweet, sad, touching… all the things memorials are. It was also occasionally slimy and showbizzy. Rob Halford name checking myriad PR firms, managers, etc. before speaking was a perfect example.

It was the stories that were sweet. Lemmy was, in the words of those who knew him, a wonderful guy. Funny, kind, generous, and completely rock and roll. It was moving.

What impressed me the most was the number of people online (250,000 +/- at any time), and the diversity of languages in the comments. Lemmy was a global icon. He truly was a legend and he is missed. Well done, sir.

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Myriad cultures embraced Lemmy. Fitting tribute, that.