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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: feeling FOB.....(fat-old-and black)

Thursday, January 11

feeling FOB.....(fat-old-and black)

I can’t think of a single goddamned thing to write about today. And as a matter of fact I feel like I’ve been letting you cats down. See the cool thing about having a blog on the web as long as I have is that I can track my progression as far as it comes to my writing style.

I can jump into my archives and find shit dating back to 1998 and I can say that my writing has changed quite a lot between now and then along with my choices of subject matter. I don’t know wither it’s changed for the better or worse but I can say that I’m not as angry as I used to be?

Plus I’m not think into the bar scene like I used to be so that source of constant amusement has kind’a dried up. And sometimes I shirk what may be interesting subject matter cause I’ve beat it to death over the years. For example politicos, how many times has that dead horse been dry-humped?

So I guess what I’m asking is my shit still cool with you guys or do I need to go back to being a drunk angry muthafucker? I feel that I’m mellowing out which bugs me, so what say you all?

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Anonymous Joshua Xalpharis said...

Being an angry drunk motherfucker does provide a spontaneous quality that usually translates towards comedy and other such impressive qualities.

However, I believe that your writing today is more sinister, holding a calculated and succinct flavor that has both barrels smoking without wasting ammo.

I like your writing now, regardless of whether it is of lesser substance than it was in the past. You're not falling short of any expectation of mine, and I'm a picky son of a bitch. You choose good topics, you're articulate, and you're funnier than all hell.

I don't feel that reverting back to being a boozehound would help your writing, there's not much to be improved upon. Maybe an occasional drunken rant could in order though. Could be good.

11:18 AM  
Blogger galacticallystupid said...

Just be who you are at the moment. It's funny stuff.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

I don't see anything from '98 but you've obviously got staying power. I've been blogging since Dec '01 and the well still hasn't dried up...but I'm still angry, heh.

I like your blog. The pictures crack me up and your writing style rocks.

I haven't been reading your blog for very long, but I blogrolled it immediately (found it via IT2M) and I've read it everyday since.

I think you have an excellent sense of humour and I'm not trying to be offensive when I say that you are one of the few Black bloggers who doesn't define themselves by their colour. You have no idea how much I respect that.

Keep on blogging just the way you are.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Nightmare said...

personally I like the style you have developed. However if you wanted to strech it out a bit write like a FOW guy. I think that would be fucking funny.

"Hey listen here maaan! Please refrain from saying disparaging words about my Mom"

Very white.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

I love your stuff Greg! Do what ever makes you happy, healthy and keeps you writting. Your perspective on even the mundane is worth reading.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

We all have ups and downs when it comes to writing. Your writing is great. No need to change the writing style.

1:47 PM  
Blogger satyavati said...

Isn't this all about the journey? Why go backwards? Just keep going and live in the now. I think you rock regardless, but that's my 2 cents, adjusted for inflation.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous the brother said...

Don't change a damn thing. Continue forward.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Serra said...

Personally, I like it around here. You do good work--keep it up.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides, if you went back to another time or wrote as others wanted you too then it wouldnt be YOUR blog anymore, would it?
-- so opinionates the sister

5:20 PM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

Greg - You have such a unique and compelling style, that it really doesn't matter what you choose to write about. The subject is secondary to the way you tell the story.

That's like the pinnacle, man. When people read your stuff just because you wrote it...doesn't matter what you are writing about...they just want to read it.

That's what we all aspire to.

You're there.

6:39 PM  
Blogger PGP said...

You know what Greg.....
I make a habit of taking a peak here every day because you are fuckin
**** O - riginal ****

It may be first thing in the morning or last thing at night..maybe at coffee break time or just when my Brain Farts and I need to shut down!

Take It From ME you do not need to do anything different...unless you are doin just because that's what you feel like doing!

Of course if you want to drink and Blog... try Friday Night Blues and Beer at

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Death's Door, new Death's Door, it's all good stuff. Don't sweat it.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Well Hell Michelle said...

Your writing is great, but that picture is really messed up.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Michelle wants a monkey. Soon all the girls will want one. What have you started now? K Sose

6:17 PM  

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