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It’s a Bundyful Life

Watched the Married with Children Christmas episode, “It’s a Bundyful Life” (season 4), where Sam Kinison is Al’s guardian angel, then I fell down a rabbit hole, eventually discovering Kinison’s debut album, Louder Than Hell, was recorded at Zanies in Chicago.

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Tragedy + Comedy = Time for a two-sided distraction

I’ve been performing, either drums or stand-up comedy, fairly nonstop since 2001. I haven’t made a “living” at either, always tethered to a “real job” to make ends meet and, in fact, fuel keeping the show on the road, so to speak, paying for rehearsal spaces, drum sticks, drum heads, actual, literal fuel, more alcohol than probably necessary.

It’s been an irregular ride, with dry spells of nearly no performing punctuated by multiple days, weeks, months on the road. But I’ve been out frequently enough to have sometimes been out when tragedy strikes and forced to deal with it however necessary to get through the day, and then get through a show.

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