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July 23, 2008

ST News

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Shouting Thomas makes it through a terrible stretch and discovers that life on the other side can be good. It's fun reading his observations about Philippine folk basketball and sticking it out in the music biz too. Buy a copy of ST's rollicking new party CD -- slyly entitled "Innocence" -- here.



posted by Michael at July 23, 2008



Thanks for the generous ego stroking.

I don't think I could tell you how I got through Myrna's death. Little bits of friendship, like the ones you've offered, helped a lot.

A woman who frequents my gym recently lost her husband of over 35 years. Just as people told me, my gym mates tell her that in time the pain will pass and the tears will let up. I'm the only one to tell her the truth, because it's good to know: The pain never entirely goes away and the tears keep coming back when you least expect them. If you make yourself busy, the noise of everyday activity just pushes the grieving into the background.

I'm renovating my house, an activity that requires that I take care of legal issues that I probably should have been resolved years ago. I've got to take Myrna's name off the deed. God knows, the reason it didn't get done was because I don't want to do it.

Traveling to the Philippines to see Myrna's birthplace helped. I spent so many years struggling to understand her... how she emerged from the brutality and violence of her past to become such an extraordinary and magical person. Seeing the shanty towns from whence she came put some of the final pieces together for me.

Perhaps the final chapter (until we meet again in the next world) is to release the memorial CD of our work. I've been putting it off for over a year. This piece seems especially difficult to lay to rest.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on July 23, 2008 11:36 AM

Hey, Shout! That's good stuff. Keep on keepin' on!

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on July 23, 2008 1:54 PM

Even though he might not believe it, when he isn't ripping me a new one for my hippie leftist ways, I always enjoy ST's rants and even more his takes on music, old Woodstock businesses and other stuff. With s musician wife and plenty of friends who have not made it, but keep on playing, I applaud ST and all the guys and gals making music out of the limelight. Keep at it ST.

Posted by: Chris White on July 23, 2008 4:21 PM


I'm through with asshole tearing.

As Cartman would say: "That's so gay!"

We are entering now a new age of peace and mutual understanding. Never again will I lose my temper and denounce commies, hippes, feminazis, etc.

As Spock would say: "Live long and prosper."

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on July 23, 2008 5:04 PM

HaHaHa,HeeHeeHee, Wooooo!

Now see, that's what I mean. The man really DOES have a sense of humor!

Posted by: Chris White on July 23, 2008 7:59 PM

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