Tuesday Hippie Hour: That’s the way it always goes

Probably the longest running steady gig ever in Austin was Toni Price’s Tuesday Hippie Hour at the Continental. It was legendary. For 15 years, the sultry Miss Toni, along with the best band in town, did her thing, then she up and left us. Someone asked why she was moving to California:

“Because it’s got an ocean,” she told a curious fan at her final Continental show, a twinkle in her eye. “When y’all get one, I’ll come back.”

Listening to Toni on the iPod this morning, been thinking about Hippie Hour all day. Only fitting, since it is Tuesday. Thanks for the memories, darlin’.  We’ll keep working on that ocean.


Rachel gets her show


Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup, removing the long-time host –- and one-time general manager of the network — Dan Abrams from his 9 p.m. program and replacing him with Rachel Maddow, who has emerged as a favored political commentator for the all-news cable channel.

Photo by by Ashton Worthington

Span? It’s more of a dangling suspension bridge actually….

As mentioned previously, there’s a new virgoblog comin’ round the bend. Really, it’s rolling down the track. Its arrival is imminent.

Why do I suddenly have the theme from Petticoat Junction in my head?

Anyway, something I spend a big slice of my life dealing with, but have hardly ever blogged about before, will be getting more attention in the the new joint:  Productivity.  Life hacking. Getting stuff done.

Why, you say?  Because it’s become a bit of obsession over the past couple of years.

But why, you say? Because it had to.

But why… jesus christ, you are annoying!  Because!  Had I not learned new ways to do stuff, I’d be on the street livinging in a refigerator box.  Actually, I doubt I’d be able to afford a box that big. I’d probably just have a couple of shoe boxes to keep my feet dry.

Don’t say it.  Because of the way my brain is.  (clinical term: How I roll) Because of the nature of what I am required to do in order to make a living wage. (clinical term: Surviving)  Because of the nature of what(s) I simply cannot help but do because I enjoy it/them and it/they bring(s) deeper meaning to my existence. (clinical term: Thriving) Because of all those things and their intermingled relationships with each other, as well as with the time/space continuum, I need special tools. The extent to which I have survived, even thrived a bit, is due to my learning how to put these tools and techniques to use. Without a doubt, I have a lot left to learn.

But.   No, I don’t think they are all just gimmicks, I’m not in a cult,  and no, I can’t do what I do without help. YMMV. LLAP.

But. Okay, yes. Maybe they are just crutches.  But, seriously, have you been reading my blog? What part of “Virgotex’s brain is a wandering flock of circular-thinking mountain goats hopping from crag to crag to …. DEEeeep crevaaaaaaaassssse” don’t you understand?

To whit, some thoughts on Time and Attention by Sensei Merlin Mann.

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