TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Take me to the station / And put me on a train / I’ve got no expectations / To pass through here again

Once I was a rich man and / Now I am so poor / But never in my sweet short life / Have I felt like this before

It’s fair to say that I totally love the The Rolling Stones. Many of these quarantined days I’ve had to reach into the crates and pull out a classic album. The other day it was Beggars Banquet. The album is just undeniable in every way. The music, band, (alternative) cover, are rough, sexy and swampy. Delicious dark rock ‘n’ roll magic! For this listen “No Expectations” struck an “Idelic” chord and is the week’s muse.

Yes, “who knows” these days? I’m gonna dwell on the faith that life works out. After all, today, for me, is a special day. My wife and I celebrated our 13th anniversary Tuesday, but it was was 15 years from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend that is more memorable.

I was still in the restaurant business and grew to hate 3 day weekends. 9/11 had affected businesses and on long weekends, everyone would always be out of town. I would be bored and grumpy from losing money and babysitting a dead scene. As fate would have it, I decided to venture into the the new Target on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Honestly I had never been to a Target before. My thought was to buy a deck chair so I could sit in my backyard a mope. To my surprise they didn’t have lawn furniture.”WTF?” I did however run into a hot girl I knew—Susan, a skinny chick with big hair and a great laugh.

Thanks for putting up with me baby. Love you always, let’s be “us.” XO

And so…

I’m cool with long weekends now, so let’s enjoy and let summer heal.

The Idelic Single of the Week: Sharon Van Etten – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” ft. Josh Homme

No expectations, let’s be us today.

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