Gut Rumbles

February 19, 2005

my brother

As long as I'm on this roll, I want to say this, too. I have the best brother in the world. We're not close, and we don't hang out together a lot, but I KNOW HIM. I grew up with the shitass and I know what he's made of. He's a high-octane attorney now, an untrustworthy breed if I ever saw one.

But he's my brother. And I know damn good and well that he would never fuck me on purpose. He's a good guy. Period. In fact, he's been a lot better to me than I have to him over the years. And there is nobody on the face of this planet that I would rather sing with. We've done that together many, many times.

My mama may not have long to live. Well, everybody dies. That's the nature of things. But I believe with all my heart that I WILL NOT see the vulture-fest that I saw from Jennifer's family when my mama dies. I can't see my brother even THINKING about pulling up a moving van and stealing whatever he can grab before somebody else gets it. We're the Smith Brothers. We don't behave that way.

We'll handle what happens, when it it happens. And we'll handle it together, as brothers, not enemies. I KNOW THAT!

Not many people do.


I've always heard excellent things about David. I look forward to meeting him at Jekyll. A good brother can weather a world of hurts.

Posted by: Velociman on February 19, 2005 12:51 PM

Brothers are priceless. I don't always agree with mine, hell, he doesn't always see eye to eye with me. But we are brothers, and that trumps all. He has always been there for me....and I would do the same for him..there is no other way to be. Sounds like you have a good one are a lucky man.

Posted by: Guy S. on February 19, 2005 02:17 PM

A good brother can weather a world of hurts.


Posted by: McGehee on February 19, 2005 05:22 PM

I fully agree. We didn't meet our older brother until about 9 years ago. He sure did miss a lot. Five younger sisters! I am meandering's sister and I can tell you that we can weather anything if we support each other. We will do this cancer thing as a single unit.

Posted by: NBC on February 21, 2005 12:57 AM

Just figured out who your brother was. He is indeed a good man and a good lawyer.

Thanks for the tips on learning to play guitar. I actually know quite a few chords. It's just being able to put it all together that is frustrating me. I get tired of playing the same rhythm/progression that I just make up. I'm ready to learn to play something I can recognize.

Posted by: WAB on February 21, 2005 04:10 PM
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