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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 05:31 pm
Haven't really posted or commented much in the last week or so. Part of it is the new work schedule - other part is our horrible summer weather, combined with multiple extended power outages caused by horrible, tree-snapping thunderstorms.

Other than that, am doing well. And, after one month of driving, continue to recommend the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Am getting roughly 30 MPG in pretty spirited driving.

And then, there's the Old Guy Radio portion of our post:

The L.A. Guns

Imagine, if you will, the B-Team for Guns 'n' Roses. Almost, quite literally - in the mid 80s, the bands LA Guns and Hollywood Rose, merged. And then split later, with the majority of the muscial talent becoming GNR. The remaining musicians picked up a British glam singer (Phil Lewis - the only member of the band that wasn't utterly replaceable.) and brought the L.A. Guns name out of storage. Playing a less angry and swaggering version of seamy hard rock, and with Axl's Elton John pretensions:

The best of their rock tunes, "Never Enough".(1989) Great song, melodic chorus that almost sounds possibly romantic if you aren't paying attention, and really isn't.

The obligatory power ballad, probably their biggest hit, "The Ballad of Jayne"(1989)

"Sex Action", from their debut album in 1988. Listening to this song makes me want to bust up a strip club.