seriously. your comments were lovely and overpowering and lovely. so, of course mr nice guy will live on! i may take some liberties with the form from time to time. i may indulge myself and challenge you all to be better people ... but together we can make the world a better place, one post at a time. i even have a good poop story to tell you, perhaps tomorrow. but for now, take my hand as i lead you into a future replete with beautiful things.
FOR EXAMPLE! i present to you a mr nice guy first! a song! i have long been toying with the idea of starting an mp3 blog, but the thought of starting from scratch was daunting. also, i am a luddite. so let us begin now, together, with one relevant ditty and see if this works. and if maybe i can introduce a few good, palliative tunes into your life, it will help soothe you after my weak stabs at humor.
this is Linda Balintine. she comes to us courtesy of the Numero Group, a label in the midst of putting out an insanely excellent series of compilations of lost sounds called "Eccentric Soul." i think they're 11 or 12 discs into the series now and there is too much goodness to get into at the moment, but i thought Linda Balintine's contribution is particularly on point today.
this is from detroit's long-defunct Bandit label and it will steal your booty right on up out of your chair. it's called You're a Hard Habit to Break and it's dedicated to you, my darlings.
UPDATE: seems like i am having technical problems with the ol'MP3. anyone out there know how to post music in a handsome and friendly way?