Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stomach Viruses

No, not the latest indie electropunk band to storm Hype Machine. I got some GI virus two weekends ago and I have felt like shite ever since. I even had to go to the hospital and get some IV fluids. They tested me for everything and I am happy to say that I don't have the CMV, E. Coli, MRSA, Cryto, H1N1, or C. Diff ("hospital's notorious gangsta," pictured at right). I probably picked up some damn norovirus somewhere. It doesn't help that I work at a hospital.

I have barely had the energy to blog, much less go to work. I was supposed to see Alejandro Escovedo tonight, but I was too tired to go and gave my ticket to some kid in my building. That fucker probably scalped it. If you don't hear from me for a few days, I am probably on the couch or playing catch-up at work.

Damn, I really wanted to see Escovedo. Here's my favorite track from his last album.

Chelsea Hotel '78.mp3
Buy: Real Animal (2008)

The fuzzy little guy on the right is from Giant Microbes. When my friends have babies I send these as gifts. And I usually send the venereal diseases, although Mad Cow and Ebola are pretty cute too.

2 comments:

PKL said...

Sorry to hear you are down, but, speaking of polka, you might try the old polka cure.

The most successful modern polka musician and bandleader is, without a doubt, Jimmy Sturr.
His homepage is at:

http://jimmysturrhomepage.blogspot.com/

...and you can listen to old Jimmy at Last FM.
I particularly like "Sea Cruise," but that's just me.

stukau said...

I saw him a few years ago opening for Peter Case. He was wonderful.