RAH 037 Winners and Losers and Rich Kelly Edition

10Feb

JKA
Brodsky's fish combined
So a few things happened this week. The Live Free or Diehards chose Donald Trump and Bernie Sandwiches in the NH primary and now on to the next freak state, South Carolina. Peyton Manning announced his intention to drink a lot of Budweiser after going along for the ride and garnering a second Super Bowl ring with a performance that was really kind of shitty. Not a good day to be a QB or especially an offensive lineman as both defenses dominated and both QB's tried not to fuck it up too bad. 
But that's all bullshit. the real things that happened to me were much more emotionally emotional. for one, the second anniversary of my sister's death was Monday so I spent a good deal of time thinking about the times both good and bad and I wrote this:
It was two years ago today that my dear, sweet, gentle, rough edged, infuriating, frustrating, brilliant, tragic sister Shari went to be with Jesus up in heaven. I was the best brother she had and I should've been much kinder. We grew up in a home where kindness wasn't a virtue, but rather a weakness to be attacked. It made us funny as fuck but it also made us mean. Thats a shame. But this ain't about that. I miss her terribly, but this ain't about that either. 

What this is about is her talent talent. Shari was a great writer. a really, really great writer. Her milieu was fanfic, which I would condemn as not real art until she would come back at me with "GCD Folksongs?!?, cmon dude." it was a perpetual debate for the ages that often got malevolent. Anyway, she is gone now and I am the keeper of her legacy. Some of the last stuff she wrote was this Supernatural fanfic. If you care to read it, here 'tis. it's got gay porn too so there's that. 
Thanks. 
Then I got a disturbing call from an old friend's phone. Rich Kelly is an artistic genius, his songwriting and drawings are wonderful and in person he is one of the funniest motherfuckers I've ever met. Well Rich went missing and people were fearing the worst. I ended up thinking about him a lot and so Butch Ross and I decided to eulogize him in this podcast, so we did. I hope you like our story of the man and a few of his songs. 
That's about all. If you like Rich Kelly's work, seek him out on the Facebook and see what else he's done. If you like this podcast, please let us know with a comment or a review in iTunes. Keep passing the open windows, people. 
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