> Those people dogging David Lee Roth due to his voice kinda "giving out" now that he's older, but I don't hear it. I think the voice is still strong. It's the fucking awful lyrics and phrasing that kill the new album. Actually, only two songs on the new one are any good--"She's the Woman" and "You and Your Blues". The latter is what I wish more of it sounded like. The best they've done in ages.
> Also, don't we *like* when country singers get old and their voices get all strained and weathered? So why not with metal singers? I can't wait to hear Sebastian Bach at 65. Roth sounds good. Hagar sounds good. Ian Astbury from The Cult sounds even better on their new one than he did in the Eighties. There's a growl in his pipes now. The rust sounds great. Loving "Honey From a Kinfe".
> I like Miller 64. I am officially not a beer snob. Microbrews all suck.
> I was having a talk with Sean Doolittle (Buy his new one, Lake Country) about Nordic crime fiction and how we're both drawn to it. Must be the miserable fucking snow or something. Or the melancholy bastards. Makes me want to take on a Nordic pen name (something with circles over most of the letters) and crank out some miserable bastard crime fiction.
> Anyone have any tips on helping jalapeno plants grow better? I've had a great streak these past four years, but this time, not sure what the deal is.
> So now that the Wisconsin recall thing is over, we're betting it will embolden the Repubs in Minnesota, methinks. Well, goddamn it, they might try to take away my benefits, BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY MY FREE USE OF THE SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL! Oh, wait, they can? Shit.
> Herman has his own Facebook page. Sigh.
> Next post: boring pics from the 2nd Annual Cheap Beer, Bad Gold, & Cranky Crime Writer Invitational (with Doolittle and John Rector).