The Daily Cloud: September 4

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

I genuinely thought about going to Erie, Pennsylvania this weekend. No reason.

I could have hit some rock n’ roll shows in Steubenville, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh…

Maybe I could have had a pig in competition in the livestock pavilion at the state fair…

Listened to Del Paxton’s Time to Blow...

Oneders Night! Erie’s favorite one-hit wonders!

Up until yesterday afternoon I was considering it, but the drive to Erie and back — six hours, each way and needing to stay overnight — really made the decision for me. Work deadlines kicked my buttocks this week, and I need some downtime. I’ve have loved the experience — a road trip, a new ballpark, the Oneders reunion — and the Erie Seawolves were playing the Harrisburg Senators, but I didn’t need the expense, and I’m not as young as I used to be.

It will probably always nag me that I didn’t go, but I’ll be okay.

I should work on that sequel script to That Thing You Do! I keep talking about; that’s nagging at me, too. It will never get made, but I like the central idea of it, and I should put it down on paper. And, weirdly, the death of Charlie Watts last week gave me another idea; Watts, like Skitch Patterson, was a jazz drummer, not a rock drummer, and jazz was his love.

Tomorrow morning I’ll decide if I want to go to the York Revolutions’ Spaceballs night. Disney pumped the breaks on minor league teams’ Star Wars nights this year, which I am perfectly fine with. They used to be special, but they became ubiquitous, and the specialness is gone.

Published by Allyn Gibson

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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