On the fifth day of Gheorghemas, big Gheorghe gave to me:
Five gooooals / things
Four legal mic drops
Three critters and an otter
Two names for naming
And a fat guy in a jer-sey
Okay, after much fanfare, this falls a bit short. Hey, commiserate with all my girlfriends and wanna-bes (if you can find any who'll confess). Well, TJ's going to grad school, so our world is topsy-turvy enough. Your gift from Señor Clarencio is five things that will make my life better and/or much tougher, and in turn, I will pay forward that happiness/misery. Here we go. Within the first five (5) months of 2014, Clarence will deliver to you:
1. The Five Parts of Punk Rock
I delivered Part 1 of 5 recently, and Rob -- wisely -- asked me if this would be yet another recurring feature destined not to recur. We have a few of those here. While I managed to finish the Cauc Hop and Rob has carried on a few such features (as has Teejay), there are more unconcluded epics than we'd care to admit. Well, I have a lot to say about punk rock, or more appropriately, a lot to share. You'll learn about Sid Vicious, D. Boon, and every single damn Ramone by May 31. Or my name isn't Clarence.
2. Five Rock and Roll Shows
I've abstained from all too many rock shows in 2013, mostly because of a lack of cash flow. That will change in the new year, even if I have to sell my body to do it. One cut at a time. Please join me when you can. Send suggestions. Stay tuned for music reviews and recs to come!
3. Five G:TB Mini-Summits
In 2012 I saw nearly every G:TBer at least once, and we drank at least six beers on average every time. Terrific. 2013 sucked for me in that capacity. My friends came to visit me for nuptials and the OBFT; I did nothing. Even Mr. KQ came to visit me, and I could not reciprocate. I vow here and now to interact with at least five of you assholes in the first five months of the next year, and I will make the traveling effort. Who, where, when, how, and what we drink remains to be seen. Send suggestions. Game on.
4. Five Random Idiots Songs
I pledge to write -- if not record for your listening pleasure -- five worthy, semi-worthy, or bloody awful tunes to record with my old friend Dave. It's been since 2009's "Dear Ozzy;" blimey, The Stone Roses record at a more frequent pace. And if #3 includes a winter summit to central NJ (one of my favorite things in life), you'll get audio delight by Memorial Day. Get psyched, fans.
5. Five Miles
|Listen to "Lightnin' Hopkins"|
That's it for 5.