I’m generally not the praying kind, but Jim Walsh & Paul Westerberg could make me do just about anything

When I see the words “bad news” the pessimistic side of my personality immediately jumps to death. So it was with a thudding heart and stinging eyes that I headed over to the Walsh Files and tried to prepare myself for the worst.

It’s amazing how long it can take a web page to load. Long enough for a lightning quick mind to jump to so many conclusions that she’s already thought about calling in sick to work tomorrow. I had a kinda-dream once that Paul had died, and it doesn’t help that I’ve spent a good portion of tonight reading about people who committed suicide on live TV.

So I jumped to death. I am happy to report that Paul is not dead. The news, however, is bad. Walsh writes:

Speaking of prayers, at the end of Paul Westerberg’s liner notes on “The Shit Hits The Fans,” he wrote “Pray for us, Paul.” Well, brother Paul could use some prayers at the moment, because a week or so ago he put a screwdriver through his left hand trying to get some wax out of a candle and cut some nerves and ripped some cartilage and hurt himself pretty bad.

He’s in a cast. He’s seen a couple doctors who say he won’t be able to play guitar for a year. I say we remember him in our prayers and get it up for him, you, and me on Global Orgasm Day For Peace this Friday.

This news shakes me. I have no idea what’s going through Paul’s mind. I can’t imagine what I’d do if I couldn’t type for a year. Maybe chop my hands off to spite myself. What scares me, and probably him, and everyone who loves his music is just the hint of the idea that he might not ever make music again. And that, darling ones, is fucking devastating.

Like I said. I am not a pray-er, but I am a juju sender. Also, I can practice like a motherfuck, so I got the orgasms covered.

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2 Comments

  1. Placemat 20.Dec.06 at 10:35 am

    Shit news… A whole fucking year! Guess that New Orleans track will have to last awhile.

    & I jammed my big toe this morning. Would you practice for me too.

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  2. kelly 21.Dec.06 at 8:34 am

    Far be it for me to diss the great god of the ‘mats, but……
    What is he, in college? Who tries to attack a candle with a screwdriver? Especially someone who relies on their hands for their livlihood?

    Honestly.

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