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Everyone reading this right now should go out and acquire a copy of Danny Elfman's solo album "So Lo".  I have been listening to it non-stop, especially "Gratitude" and "It Only Makes Me Laugh".  I worshipped him before; it has since increased in intensity.  I firmly believe that there is nothing that this man cannot do and cannot stress how awesome and fun this album is. 

More evidence of of his awesomeness, taken from Wiki: 

"After the release of Batman, Elfman reacted to comments in Keyboard Magazine wherein Micah Rubenstein conjectured that a rock musician like Elfman, not classically trained, probably didn't even write out the musical score to Batman. Speaking on behalf of "the many musicians, composers, and arrangers who lack formal education," Keyboard published an open letter by Elfman in March 1990. Elfman referred to Rubenstein's comments as a growing "musical elitism," stating he worked 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week, for a month and a half to write the Batman score, and calling Rubenstein a "dumb fuck" for supposing that Elfman didn't write down his scores: "...I actually wrote it down - I will not sit back passively and allow myself to be discredited for the work I did by an idiot who mistakenly thinks that I lazily hire people to do it for me, or that only a conservatory can produce a real film composer."[4] "

Fantastic. 

In other news, I had to take, Scooter, my 2000 Beetle, in for some diagnostics after the Engine/MIL light (or as I call it, the OMGWTFBBQ!light) went on Saturday and remained on.  So, my friendly V-Dub technician calls me up this morning and tells me that my air compressor is basically splitting in half, but that they can basically weld it back together to the tune of ~$300 rather than me buying a totally new part to the tune of ~$700+.  Yeah, I'll take what's behind Door #1 plzkthnx.  Oh well.  For an 8 year old car, I've been really proud of his performance thus far.  

I loved having Monday off to recharge.  I could honestly use ONE more day of sleep but am thankful for having the three day weekend anyway.  It gave me a chance to find some badly needed perspective, for which I am doubly thankful.

Love to all. Mwah!

P.S. For my wrasslin' fans who happened to catch RAW last night.  I love him dearly, but poor Shawn cannot WOOOO to save his life. 

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