Monday, August 15

Song for an Evil Clown Nesting Doll

I thought this was very clever when I wrote it. Granted, I was *slightly* intoxicated.

Scary Clown
everytime I turn around
you get a little bit meaner
Mean ol' Clown
I'm just wonderin' aloud
if you got the devil inside you
Red Face Clown
If makeup hid my frowns
I think I'd be a little evil too


Coming soon to your local McDonald's

Foolish Man

No one will even want his sperm after this foolish interview.

Sunday, August 14

Better Get Ready For That Judgment

Just felt like saying that.

A "fabulously strong high pressure dome?" Nice quote.

Alaska, I feel for you.

PB, I hope you're right. I've been saying that a decent amount lately. Who would have guessed?

Doesn't really get that much better than this. I don't know why, but I just love this stuff.

RENTy Goodness

Not too excited when I first saw the preview, but that's changed over the last few days. Three things linger though:

1) When did Adam Pascal (Roger) turn into Willem Dafoe?
2) I'm a little dubious of the Rosario Dawson thing. Never saw that Pussycats film, but I hear she laid down the vocals for it.
3) I wonder if all the Law and Order mothers (mine included) will freak out when they see Jesse Martin (Tom) smooching a Tranny Superstar?

Jesse's voice is something else though. My god, that man can sing. Lucky enough to see him play Tom on stage and he really got me going with that voice of his.

Also stumbled across the website for the current Roger on Broadway. yow....

Monday, July 25


The downside of all this Lance Armstrong business

Way too many people are riding around in spandex and racer uniforms.

Yes, I broke 3 months of blog silence to say this.

Thursday, April 14

Gonna Build Right On That Shore

Which shore? Maybe this one.

It's looking like I might move into a house right next door to the park. The house is farther out than I what I'd hoped for, but the park thing is awesome and the house is perfect. It's just the right size (1bd, 1ba), cute, and kind of weird. Plus it has a full basement. That's just about everything I was looking for. The manager seemed really cool too. We seemed to get along pretty well.

I was listening to The Soul Stirrers (the early incarnation w/ Sam Cooke) on my way out there and that "Gonna Build Right On That Shore" song came on and it just felt right. Wish me luck.

On a random note, I noticed that Yahoo was pimping a new Oasis video today. I watched about three minutes of it before I turned it off. I really gave it two and a half more minutes than what it deserved, but I did it for memory's sake. Plus, now I'm listening to "Definitely Maybe" which is never a bad thing.

Speaking of Soapboxes

Okay, Emma already commented about it, but I'm going to link to it anyways. Twisted soapbox.

Twisted soapbox.

Tuesday, April 12

Gays in the Military

Kind of heard some chatter about this recently, but it's not going to happen. Forget about it. For now, at least. The powers that be haven't forgotten what happened last time they let minorities fight for their country. Those same minorities came back demanding their full and equal rights and they (the powers) will be damned if they can't repress at least some part of the population.

I've been standing on my rainbow colored (gay) soapbox quite a bit these days. Not necessarily on the blog, but maybe soon. I read some bullshit propaganda that pissed me off.

Music, Taxes, and Movin' On

Download this song. It was the first thing I heard at last night's concert. The performer had a way good vide and the song put me in the right mood. Well, that Thai restaurant’s "hallucinogenic" cocktail might have helped out, but probably not... Either way, the song is pretty cool.

Ha ha, finished my taxes. No six month extension needed for ol' Lazy Toe. I owe some money (I always do), but I'm not complaining. I think I get off pretty easy as far as taxes go.

More importantly - I'm on the move. My house is vacating in the next month or so. Haven't found a place yet, but it's coming along. I kind of dig the process, but it's also kind of a pain. I'll definitely be sad about moving out of this place. I've been here for 2+ years and it's all been good times w/ the roommates and the doggy. But yea, it feels like it's time to start something new.

"Whether you find something in the way, or you keep forgettin lost in lightless caves, or you found the sound in singing what you say, then vocalize, vocalize into the nada. Ah ah ah..." I'm listening to that song right now.

Friday, March 25

Hmmm, Salon, MJ(?), and Political Panderers

Hey! What happened to MJ? Poor guy. Everyone is paying attention to Ms. Shiavo these days. He tried his best to keep our attention by not showing up, coming to court in PJs, and crying on the stand, but it just didn't work. It's old news. Sort of like his music. Oh well, that trial seemed pretty bogus in the first place.

Salon, Salon, Salon...

Salon's War Room posted some interesting things today. They lifted a story from the Daily Howler and didn't do a very good job of it.
  • This Daily Howler article about the Schiavo 'Nobel Candidate' was posted three days ago.
  • Also, the Howler makes a good point about the two Americas. Read on.

    Salon's War Room also tried to tie in Schiavo, The Religious Right, and Stem Cell Research. And even though I might be in danger of getting my lefty politik card revoked, I have to say that I'm not big fan of stem cell research. I hated the fact that it was a big election year issue and I hated the way Democrats got all righteous and in our face about it. I don't think we need to restrict it (Bush doesn't want new lines to be created), but I don't think it needs to be a national endeavor. We don't need to pour trillions of dollars in it when there are plenty of other things that need a fixin. A country of limited resources and limited ATTENTION SPAN does not need to spend our time and money focusing on something that may or may not produce significant results. Anyone remember the big push to map the human genome? Wasn't that supposed to cure everything? Same arguments are used for Stem Cell. It will save us. It will be the solution for everything. Just buy into this... Same tactic used by Bushco (Private accounts! Easy Money! Alaskan Oil! Problem Solved!), just a different setting and not as evil.

    Hey, I'm not opposed to scientific research (except for Human Cloning), but I just don't see what stem cell research will do for the millions of Americans who can't afford basic healthcare? And yea, maybe that isn't a valid argument (one could say that we should be doing both), but I'd just like to see our leaders focus on something real for once.

    So, I've decided that I'm going to keep a list of politicians who will not get my vote due to silly pandering to the public. When I get more time, that list will be published to the right side of this page. John McCain just made that list (see the last few days of archived posts at the Daily Howler). I have a feeling a bunch I'll be checking off a lot of Gs and Ls next time I cast a ballot.

    Okay time to get this freakin’ weekend started.

    It's pretty bad out there. High water everywhere.

    I really wish Bush would stop saying "we need to err on the side of life." The Dianne Ream Show is on NPR right now and they are discussing the
  • EPAs new mercury regulations
  • .

    "Studies have found that one in 12 women of childbearing age in the United States has mercury levels in her blood above that which the EPA considers safe."

    Hey, Bush, why don't you talk to your EPA lackies and tell them to err on the side of life?

    Thursday, March 24

    Shciavo Circus

    Dam, this thing is blowing up. From the Seattle Times:

    "Supporters of the Schindlers modestly escalated their civil disobedience outside the hospice. About a dozen people, including three children, were arrested after carrying water and Bibles toward the hospice.

    'This is my Bible, my sword,' said Orin Cooper, clutching his in a plastic grocery bag before he walked up to the police guarding the entrance. 'I don't go anywhere without my sword.'"

    That souds fucking wild.

    She's been like that for 14 or 15 years? I don't know about Terri, but that's not the kind of life I want to live.

    Wednesday, March 16

    New Stuff! Plus, The Blues and Andrew Bird

    Holy smokes, I finally updated my blog.

    New Stuff

    2005 Concerts - on the right
    New tag line for the blog. 100% lifted from a Magnetic Fields song.

    Old Stuff
    Still getting into trouble
    Still disappointed by my politicians (but good try today, Senator Cantwell)
    Still trying to avoid coverage of the MJ trial
    Still spending too much money on music

    The Blues and Andrew Bird

    Purchased a Charlie Patton cd the other day and was completely shocked when "Some of These Days" came blaring through my speakers. I first heard this amazing song on Andrew Bird's first record and instantaneously fell in love with it. My love only grows now that I get to listen to the original. This isn't the first time Ol' Andrew Bird has busted out some bluesy numbers. He covers a Mississippi Sheiks' song on his Swimming Hour cd and appropriates some of their lyrics for a great song on his new album. "She got her eyes for you." From Fake Palindromes

    Unfortunately I've purchased more than a few Andrew Bird albums on iTunes and haven't been able to examine the liner notes. Just the drawbacks of cheap music, I guess. Actually, it's really kind of bothering me now that I think about it. I like knowing about artists' incestual relationships. Andrew Bird played on a Neko Case album. Neko Case played a significant role in the last Band of Blacky Ranchette album (a Howe Gelb project). I first saw and heard Howe Gelb and Andrew Bird at an amazing concert at the Tractor Tavern (thanks, Josh). Andrew Bird covers Mississippi Sheiks' songs, which is a band that I might not have heard of if I hadn't read the amazing liner notes of the Dylan album titled "World Gone Wrong," which is also the title track of the album, and a song by the Mississippi Sheiks. I could go on, but I'm a bit tired. In the meantime, I'll dream of The Blues and epic songs lamenting the disappearing art of album covers and liner notes. In Bluesy E.

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