A sweet combination of 0’s and 1’s are currently digitally empowered via push technology to eDeliver Social Distortion’s “Winners and Losers” to exceed the expectations of my synapses and soul. Yeah, I’m in Marketing. Anyway, I’ve never seen the band, but plan to soon. Here’s a current lineup of local summer shows I hope will tickle my cochlea and undress my last retinal nerve.

Thu 06/28/07 Wilco Bank of America Pavilion
Mon 07/16/07 Jason Isbell T.T. The Bear’s
Sun 07/29/07 Social Distortion Hampton Beach Casino
Fri 08/24/07 John Hiatt Summer Music Series – Lowell
Fri 09/07/07 Bob Newhart Boston Convention Center

Note: I don’t wish to smell, touch or taste any of these people. As for my sixth sense, well, it’s always engaged.

It must be the altitude, radiation or smorgasbord of smells in the bathroom, but my brain seems to take on the qualities of the one planted into Peter Boyle by Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein.” For those of you who’ve been deprived of this Mel Brooks classic, the brain was obtained by the hump-backed “Igor,” played by Marty Feldman. When “the monster” begins to exhibit behaviors not assimilated at charm school, Wilder’s “Dr. Frederick Frahn-ken-steen” inquires about the brain:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won’t be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I’m almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[shakes and grabs him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME?

Anyway, when this tin can finally pushes to the gate I should be in Sin City. This is my first of three trips to Vegas in 2007. This one is for the American Payroll Association Congress and it’s at Bally’s. The Society for Human Resources Management conference is in June, followed by our own customer conference in early November. I believe both of those are at the Venetian, a fabulous hotel and the home of a Guggenheim Museum.

Aside from chatting with customers and learning about what else is happening in the world of payroll, I hope to catch a show at the Improv at Harrah’s. I consider it primary research…