So, I've rickshawin' for the past couple of hours, as per usual. Practice, practice, practice all the damn time, and I still feel like I'm getting no where. I undertook my biggest musical challenge so far months ago, and I've yet to see much fruit from my labor. Paganini's fifth might be easier to play on guitar, but I definitely can't tell.
I guess if you could just instantly learn things, music wouldn't be very fun or challenging. Still, I see prodigies all the time, shreddin' it up like no body's business. It's kinda frustrating to see that, but I have complete respect for that kind discipline and talent. It's rare, and even rarer to see those talents used to their full potential.
But... enough bitching. Let's talk politics for a second:
Now, by no means is politics my strong suit. Seriously, I've tried. I've watched the news; CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. I've gone on new sites. I've done all kinds of things, but politics bewilders the hell out of me.
You know how you meet someone, and they have a set of really zealous beliefs? They really believe something is the way they think it is, and will not even so much as look at other possibilities. Fox News comes across that way, to me. As I've said, I've watched Fox, and am not just going by stuff that Jon Stewart says on The Daily Show. I know one could argue, even utilize some credible statistics, to prove that Fox does have, in their regular news programs, your fairly typical reporting format. I can't criticize that, but their opinion-based stuff... just comes across as really self-righteous, and with misplaced indignation. It's as if they want galvanize their viewers into a frenzy over a perceived since of minority in the political spectrum. Then again, Jon Stewart can be just as bad at times. And Seth MacFarland's uber liberalism pisses me off just as much as anything on Fox.
Bewildered, like I said. I really have no intelligent input on the subject, at the moment, and I apologize for that. I would like to do more astute pieces on politics in the future, but for now, this is what I got. 'Mainly just trying to convey to you guys the conflict I have with it.