Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Shooting rock stars

Normally, I probably could care less about a nightclub shooting, but this story has a couple of things that make it hit close to home. First off, Dallas-based Pantera (they were actually from Arlington, but not many people know where that is other than it is the home of the Texas Rangers and Six Flags) used to play at my high school dances. Some friends of mine have kids by these guys. I haven't spoken with these girls for years, but it worries me that their babies' daddies may now be on a morgue slab in Ohio and that makes me a little sad. Secondly, I've heard several news accounts that said the armed cop obviously saved the lives of many, many people at the concert. It is one of those occasions when having someone armed in the area saved lives from a madman who was bent on killing a large number of people. I heard reports that he was apparently yelling about how Damageplan broke up Pantera. I was never that fond of Pantera, but had many friends who thought they were a rocking band. Still, I can't imagine wanting to go shoot up a club full of people to make my point that Damageplan sucked and Pantera rocked. Obviously a disturbed individual. I hear that some Pantera members own a titty bar in Dallas, not sure which guys or which bar. I'm sure several of my readers will know. Sorry Pantera dudes. Still hard to feature these guys being a big-shot band and all. I just keep picturing them with long and big hair and bandannas tied around their thighs, their ankles and their wrists. We were so badass back in 1985! To think they turned into something big is amazing to me. One of them used to try to get in my pants, but I was a nice girl and thought he was kind of lame. Wish I could remember which dude it was.

This morning had to be the first time that I turned the radio station dial from WBAP talk radio to the EDGE for news. But, I figured they'd have something better about a shooting involving Pantera and they did. That is a switch. The EDGE folks mentioned that yesterday was the anniversary of John Lennon's shooting, too. I'm just going out on a limb that a psychotic Pantera fan is probably not a big fan of The Beatles. Plus, Lennon preached peace, not killing. *shrug*

Off to take my squirrelly son his backpack. He was all involved in making sure his Gameboy was charging while he was at school and forgot the backpack. I guess he had his priorities in the right place for a 10-year-old. Grr. I am heading to Fort Worth to drop off Christmas and birthday gifts to my best friend and then on to have lunch with another best girlfriend and an editor that I work for. Should be pleasant as long as I can get out on time.


  • At 12:36 PM, December 09, 2004, Blogger Uzz said…

    Yeah...I saw this cross the wire last night and was BLOWN away! The guitarist that got killed was actually thought of as one of the best rock guitarist in the world...I have no idea since all their music sounded like a bunch of noise. His brother Vinnie Paul and ex-Pantera member is also in this band...he was hit apparently, but not dead. They owned The Clubhouse in Dallas...heard it was pretty seedy. Anyway...pretty sad story...I remember your story of how Pantera would play your dances...kind of crazy!

  • At 6:59 PM, December 09, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, you weren't the only one blown away.

    *ducking for cover*

    Sorry that was in poor taste, but it was funny.

  • At 12:39 PM, August 13, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    I may also be retarded:-)


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