An offering from the happy bucket and a dip into the WTF bowl
Good things first:
Still riding on the high from the Matt Good show and already starting to drool in anticipation of the Hawksley Workman concert in a couple of weeks, today I bought tickets to the Constantines concert in May!!!!!!! I've been madly head-over-heels in love with these guys for about a year now, when they were touring with the Weakerthans (another of my best beloveds). Guests will be Chad Van Gaalen - Calgary musician and wildly avante garde artist, along with Blood Meridian - affiliated with the Black Mountains / the Pink Mountaintops collective. (All for $18.00, if you can believe it)
It's going to be sooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
James Loney and Harmeet Sooden, both from Canada, and Norman Kember, from the UK, were freed after being held hostage in Baghdad since November 23. Sadly, American hostage Tom Fox had been killed two weeks previously.
Not so good:
Next week will be the final week for the National Playlist. Jian dropped the bomb today and I immediately fired off an email to him, asking him what we addicts were supposed to do now. Crack dealer.
And in the truly WTF category:
A Calgary broker, formerly with a major bank, is suing said bank for wrong dismissal and $2 million in damages, after he was fired for bringing a prostitute into the office after hours and then, after arguing with her about payment, leaving her alone for 20 minutes in an area containing confidential client files.
His rationale? He was a chronically heavy drinker, and had been having extramarital affairs, while his wife was seeking counselling. Thus he should not have been fired.
Well, stick a pitchfork up my ass and call me Betty Mae, but how is that supposed to elicit any sympathy from me?
The bank is counter-suing.