Booking Through Thursday: Desperation


So there’s this question floating around today, and people are wasting their time with it instead of my list of shit from when I hijacked this joint.

What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material?

If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while?

I read the setlist once. Mitchell was busy making the crowd eat out of the palm of his hand, for a change, and I was toweled off and I’d drank so much, the fucking Gatorade, which tastes like shit, was sloshing around in my gut like I’d swallowed a live fucking fish or something, and I was ready to go back onstage, but Mitchell’s still at it, getting this group in the front few rows to bellow something no one could make out into his mic and shit, I was bored.

So I read the setlist.

Yeah, there’s some advantages to knowing what you’ll play before you need to be playing it. But I’m a sucky bass player and we all know it, so why bother?



  1. MarciNYC

    June 29, 2007 8:49 am

    Okay – I’m half asleep, but it took me two reads to figure out this was Trevor speaking. Ha! BR/BR/Of course, now I’m thinking of all the sucky stuff I’ve read in desperation. If only I could have those hours back.

  2. Lisa Andel

    June 29, 2007 11:05 am

    The worst thing I’ve ever read was Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg Ohio”. I had to read it for school. I don’t remember the book now, but I know that I’ve never disliked a book to that extent before, or since.BR/BR/Oh crap, I was supposed to be nice to Rhi. I totally messed that up this morning.

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 29, 2007 11:10 am

    Yeah, well, Rhi fell in quickmud and was almost beset by Killer Otters. And snakes.BR/BR/You gave her what she needed, based on that.

  4. Lisa Andel

    June 29, 2007 11:28 am

    Only Rhi. 😀

  5. gautami tripathy

    June 29, 2007 2:37 pm

    I can read anything as long it is not TOO technical. I even read shampoo sachetes!BR/BR/I recently found out that I should read romances more often. BR/BR/An aside: Aries do get along with each other! Actually they get along with most signs!BR/BR/Eternally optimistic? Well, that makes two of us.BR/BR/*more grin*BR/BR/PS: Thanks for your visit. Glad I know you now via Michele!

  6. utenzi

    June 29, 2007 2:50 pm

    Michele sent me over, Susan.BR/BR/The list of desperate reading material is long and far from illustrious. LOL The most recent is the book I’m currently reading. Lustbader’s book BThe Testament/B. It’s horrible but I’m sticking it out to the end. I suspect I’ll review it on my blog and it won’t be pretty!

  7. Haley-O

    June 29, 2007 3:16 pm

    Thank goodness that was TREVOR and not you speaking!!!! I was like SHE’S TOTALLY NOT SOUNDING LIKE HERSELF!!! 😉

  8. Write From Karen

    June 29, 2007 6:11 pm

    I was thinking along the same lines as haley-o. I was all like, “Geez, I haven’t been MIA THAT long have I?” lol BR/BR/The most desperate thing I’ve read lately? Don’t shoot me if you’re a fan, but a Good Housekeeping mag. I was in the dentist’s office, waiting for my oldest son to have his braces adjusted and I couldn’t handle the boredom anymore. I picked it up, and thumbed through a gazillon ads. I never did find an article to speak of. BR/BR/Now I remember why I don’t read magazines, lol. BR/BR/Trevor! Tell Susan I said hello and behave, won’t you? *grin*

  9. julia

    June 29, 2007 9:06 pm

    My most desperate reading material is always product copy on packaging. For some reason I’ll read it rather than have a few moments of reflective thought.

  10. littlebirdblue

    June 29, 2007 9:13 pm

    I’d nominate you for a Rockin’ Babe award, but I see your Rockin’ Awards dance card is pretty full…

  11. Mr. Althouse

    June 29, 2007 10:35 pm

    Airline magazine. That’s what I get for assuming I would be able to sleep.BR/BR/Michele sent me,BR/BR/Mike

  12. panthergirl

    June 30, 2007 8:45 am

    Out of desperation, I’ve read and agreed to the terms of service. Nah, not really.BR/BR/Here via michele!

  13. Prego

    June 30, 2007 8:49 am

    every once in a while i read that crappy little desk drawer bible in some sh*t motel. that’s being reeeeeeeealllly desperate.BR/BR/pBR/BR/(thanks for the visit)

  14. cheesygiraffe

    July 1, 2007 7:56 pm

    Trevor, Trevor, Trevor… I hope Susan gets you to read more than that. I know you’d enjoy Fat Kid Rules the World. *wink*

  15. Susan Helene Gottfried

    July 1, 2007 8:43 pm

    Good one, Cheese!

  16. Carmi

    July 7, 2007 12:14 pm

    Gatorade is evil. I can’t recall ever having a good experience after drinking this horrid excuse for liquid refreshment.BR/BR/It’s enough to drive me to drink. For real.BR/BR/And maybe even Michele!

  17. Susan Helene Gottfried

    July 7, 2007 1:12 pm

    This is probably the wrong time to point out that I buy Gatorade by the case… I need the electrolytes and stuff when I work out, or else I get bad leg cramps, which make me grumpier than Trevor.

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