December 10, 2008
Buying A Car Blues
Talk about bad timing... I am in the market to buy a car. I have a leased auto that expires in January and my choices are to:
a) - buy the car outright (but it will cost me almost as much to buy it used as a new car would)
b) - buy another car (yecch... major $$$$)
c) - lease another car (cheapest option, but then I will be doing this again in 3 years)
In this economy, the last thing I want to do is spend money, as who the hell knows if this will turn into a full blown depression. Better to be the ant these days, than the grasshopper.
I was hoping that the local crooks (ie car dealers) would have better deals since no one is stupid enough to buy a car these days. But it's the same old song and dance. Bait and switch, high pressure, absurd offers. I have been doing this as much as possible via e-mail, but unfortunately, facetime is required.
I know this isn't life or death, but it is a pain in the arse!
Speaking of life or death... here's the only known footage from our performance at the A7 reunion at Knitting Factory this past weekend. DV rocked the vox and geetar, J-Lo was the beastmaster, and your humble narrator tried to remain standing and not drop the 4 string.
Warning- video was shot on a cell phone, so the sound is pretty poor. Plus, it's our ballad!
The place was packed, and I spoke to peeps who had come in from as far as California for the show. By midnite, the street was littered with drunken Punks trying their best not to puke on themselves.
Rock n Roll!
Dictators - I Live For Cars And Girls
Cramps - Sado County Auto Show
Angry Samoans - Hot Cars
UK Subs - I Live In A Car
Panther Burns - Once I Had A Car