Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2505

I love how the brilliance of this movie was lost on most people that saw it. How ironic.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oh Glendora, I gotta see more of you.

Another song we covered very early on.

Heart heart ooh yeah

I was in a band in the mid-to-late nineties and this is the first song we learned. I'm not sure we ever played it out other than our first show--it was that bad. Or awesome. I forget.

Monday, July 28, 2008

You Too.

You either love 'em or hate 'em. I don't listen to them much these days but I recognize that hearing them at age 10 had a lot to do with me getting more interested in music and was responsible for my eventual attainment of my own drum set and guitar. I can't really classify my feelings for them as either love or hate per se, but I know that I appreciate their place in my musical development--my musical journey, if you will. Get it David? No? Hmm.

I have to admit--when I was at Graceland the first time, the things I came across on the tour were familiar but not from an Elvis documentary or some sort of Graceland photo book. I thought--"I saw that in Rattle and Hum. Cool."

The first song I learned while playing drums in a "band":

It's getting late and we better go.

If you're not acquainted with the Kinks then you have serious work to do.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Don't give me the run around.

We went to a record show today and found a 3 record compilation with a bunch of great 50's and 60's "At the Hop" songs. I can't wait to play it for the kids, because the whole family loves this stuff.

Among the great tunes on the collection:

Friday, July 25, 2008

Meow

Our kitty decided to take an impromptu vacation last Tuesday. We put up roughly 100 flyers in our neighborhood that have generated several well intentioned, but ultimately fruitless leads. My wife was out looking for him today and her friendly southern charm had her chatting up a nice man a few streets away. She explained that it was our kitty that he had undoubtedly seen in the flyers, and that he was very sweet and nice, and that if he happened to see him to please keep him at their house and call us.

We got back from a work function of mine with a new voicemail waiting--our kitty's week and a half vacation was about to end. The poor guy is skinny as hell, scared, tired, but obviously very happy to be home. I don't think he can comprehend how happy we are.

I love Lulu

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I really need a fucking motorcycle.

Perhaps after I pay off my attorney. What do you think the motorcycles will look like in 2019?

I'm your automatic boy.

A friend of mine always says I looked like Cary Elwes way back when. I just don't see it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gonerfest 4 DVD

This ought to be a damn good DVD. Look for us.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Today this came on while we were eating lunch at our favorite local deli. The kids giggled uncontrollably when my lovely wife and I were singing along. Loudly. When we got home they wanted to hear the song again, so we put it on for them and the whole family danced around like we were in a movie. Good times.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My heart's not quite broken yet, but it's getting there.

Please come home, kitty. Bite and scratch the assholes holding you hostage and get free!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's all about me.

I really wish I was good at putting down on paper exactly how I feel about things. It's a craft that some people possess, and I used to be "ok" at it, but lately I just can't seem to find the right words. That's probably why I usually just post videos I like--it's less controversial than trying to actually say anything meaningful. I'm sure there are a million other blogs just like this--pointless, self-serving, and taking up ones and zeroes on some server at Google. I don't care though. I like finding videos I like and posting them here. Even if I was the only person to ever even read this malarkey I would still like posting things. If you're nodding your head right now and thinking "yeah, this thing IS stupid, and it IS totally pointless"....I suggest you get your own life, because this is not, and never was about you. Admittedly, this is all about me.

Now here's an awesome song!

Monday, July 14, 2008

It rained on my wedding day.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is amazing.

(the song pretty much starts at about 2:00 in)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Try a little tenderness

The Stax Museum gave me chills.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

BBQ Sampler = good.

The ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and beans are so damn good. I've eaten so much BBQ in the last two days I have just been waddling around.