The Nitty Gritty

But more than all of those I am an entertainer. I carry around a ukulele with me for the same reason a gangster carries a gun; better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Stage or sidewalk, Your Pal Pete shows are just where they happen.
Currently, I'm working on a musical, RagnaPOP(or she's got the bomb), set to premiere at this year's Capital Fringe Festival. I'm also working on music, comedy, and musical comedy; for kids and/or adults.
The fruit of these projects will be available on this site, so check back regularly!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Oh-So-Wrong Predictions

We can talk as much as we want about how things will happen in the future until the day "the future" becomes the present and history can decide how full of shit you are. Like at the beginning of every football season for a decade and a half where Redskins fans say,"This is our year!" (note to non-sports people: they're always wrong). I'll freely admit which one of these gems are mine. I'm limiting myself to me or people I know.

"'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is it for Nirvana. David Geffen has Nelson(remember them?) to make him money, Nirvana's just a one hit wonder." Some dude, late 1991.

"If Bush gets elected, I'm moving to Canada!" My Dad 1988
"I'm voting for George W. Bush!" My Dad, 2004

"George Lucas has had this story in the works forever, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, how could the Star Wars prequels suck?" a friend in 1998, I'll admit I shared his optimism.

"How can they compare Huey Lewis and the News to Men At Work? Men At Work are here to stay!" Me, 1982.

"Marriage is a pointless sham, created for families to join their property and livestock. It has nothing to do with love or human nature." My pal Dale, circa 1994. This fall he'll be happily married for 7 years.

"The 80's are too ridiculous to ever come back." Me, late 1989

"I think (interchangeable politician) is really going to make a difference!" way too many people (including me), way too often.


Dilkman said...
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Dilkman said...

Hey Buddy. I hope things are well with you and the pending move.

I thought I would just add one to the list.

"This will be his only hit and then he will fade away like so many others"
--Me talking about Beck's "Loser" - circa 1994

Who would've known!

Alex said...

"online communication will never catch on beyond a limited subculture of dedicated geeks" -- Me, 1987