The debate trickled in over the weekend on Kev Seconds blog. Carry Rodda weighed in to defend himself against the charges that he writes about the exact same bands every time he writes something. Then he said something really silly that even he must admit is not true (admit it! admit it!). he pointed out that the debate had, "originated in some speculation about someone's sex life. Now really, is that a topic that anyone should care about? What people do in their private lives should be of no interest to anyone other than those involved". That's weird, because I thought that pretty much every book ever written, and every movie ever made, just as an example to start, were about people's private lives. Do you think this guy started to read Anna Karinena once but then he decided that it wasn't interesting to read about what Anna and Vronsky were thinking and feeling and besides, it was really none of his business anyway (I know I always bring up this book, I'm not ashamed to admit that it's the only book I've ever read besides the Bible of course). That's silly, what could be more interesting to humans than other humans and what they do? And sex is a part of that. Now the issue is really whether what I wrote was hurtful or inappropriate, and that's certainly up to you to decide. At the time I wrote it I thought there was zero chance anyone involved would ever read it, so I wrote and didn't think. That kind of shit (usually involving speaking without thinking) gets me in trouble every once in awhile. It's one of my worst qualities, in addition to being too darn self-sacrificing and a workaholic (that's a joke folks). So I'm glad Kev had a sense of humor about it. Charles wrote some really funny stuff, too, so you should read it if you care to.
I spent this entire weekend in the car and it was still totally fun. Who better to be trapped in a car with than the Bananas? Their show in L.A. was a success despite dismal sound and only one mic, and the kids loved it. I discovered that Diet Sparks tastes just as good as regular Sparks but with only a fraction of the calories. Thanks to Amy P. for letting us stay at her place.