This is my dilemma, this is my concern
- As I'm sure most folks on this list can identify with, every year
about this time, people start asking what CDs I might want for Christmas. And usually the stuff I want isn't for sale on Amazon
or in local stores, so they give up and just get me socks or somesuch.
This year I decided to just go buy myself some music. I'm a couple
years behind on the latest posthumous Zappa releases due to the
problem described above, so I just went to www.zappa.com and ordered
seven CDs worth of music.
I figured, given the Zappa family's stellar track record with
delivering the goods, I'd be lucky to get the stuff before Xmas.
But apparently they've outsourced their on-line shopping page to
a competent company in Virgina, and the CDs showed up on my
doorstep just a few days after I ordered them.
So now I've got this box of 7 new (well, new to me) Zappa CDs sitting
in my basement, just itching to be listened to. Do I say "heck with
it" and open 'em up now, or do I actually wait until Christmas to
listen to them? I'm really torn on this one.
- --- In ProgAndOther@yahoogroups.com, "biceeichler" <eichler2@...> wrote:
>Never mind, the signs have convinced me to start listening to them
> So now I've got this box of 7 new (well, new to me) Zappa CDs sitting
> in my basement, just itching to be listened to. Do I say "heck with
> it" and open 'em up now, or do I actually wait until Christmas to
> listen to them?
tomorrow. First, during dinner conversation with my daughter, she
mentioned how she's trying to find time to do all the things she
enjoys before December 21st, just in case the world does end. And
then after dinner I checked the Zappa newsgroup and the only message
was a reminder that tomorrow will be the 19th anniversary of the day
Frank died, which is usually when I begin my marathon Zappa listening
With signs like that pointing at opening the CDs now, I don't see
how I can do anything else. It reminds me of the bit from the one
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book where Arthur and Ford are
starving and they find a pile of food in the forest and they're
trying to figure out if it's safe to eat, and Ford keeps saying
"Look at it this way...". When Arthur asks why he keeps saying
that, he says something like "Because I'm trying to find a way to
look at it that means we get to eat it".