April 27, 2010

Musical Fantasies

Why in the hell I'd put this out on the internet, I couldn't say.  Then again, realistically nobody has any idea I'm writing this stuff here, and anybody who does have an inkling already knows me and wouldn't be (very) surprised.

I suppose we'll start with titles.

Feel Like Makin' Love.  I Want You to Want Me.  Talk Dirty to Me.  Urgent.  Need You Tonight.  I Melt With You.  Closer.  Spread.  Gett Off.

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September 23, 2008

On Learning

This is the part of the piece of writing I would use as the disclaimer, up here in the preface. I am not in education, I have not been educated on these matters, I am making stuff up as I go along, don't take me as an authority, your mileage may vary, contents may have settled during shipment and this is sold by weight not volume.

Please don't tell me how unoriginal this is, whose theory of whatever it rehashes, how much better it could have been stated with these links to those research materials. I have done no research whatsoever into this matter and am presenting my findings because I want to get them down before I contemplate where it might be intended to go.

OK. Disclaimers over, let's get to what I wanted to espouse.

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September 18, 2008

Dialing 9-11

I remember like it was yesterday. Except.

So many ways to go with that. I remember being two or three years old and thinking that I had a hard time remembering things that had just happened about a day ago, but that I could remember things from further back really easily. So I guess remembering "yesterday" hazily is nothing new to me.

Anyway, like it was yesterday I remember my best friend telling me about his grandmother's reaction to the new emergency number you could dial: Where's the eleven? How am I going to dial nine eleven on my phone without an eleven?

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It worked. One more excuse down the drain. At least the plumbing's clear.

For my next trick, I will see if I can integrate the MacBook as well as this lurvely desktop. That's a trick, a project, a distraction.

So, for my next non-trick, I will throw out a brief JACK-ism, and then write something about that anniversary a few days back.

Speaking of, geez, today's the 10th anniversary of my mother getting her driver's license. Way to go, Mom!

JACK this morning hurt my head (I know, you all feel so bad for me) by playing Metallica -- Enter Sandman -- followed by Lipps Inc.

Yes, Funkytown. What, you think Stars on '45 gets airplay?

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June 19, 2007

Play What We Want

Playing what they want is what JACK-FM does.  It's the other reason the station amuses me.  In fact, it's the main reason I haven't touched the other preset buttons on my car radio since my previous morning show went off-air in January.

Belying the station's classic rock roots, they have been known to play Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles, the Stones, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Lynryd Skynyrd, Elton John, Billy Joel, David Bowie, AC/DC and even The Knack.  I've heard some Santana, some Boston and some Free for good measure.  Clapton has made a few appearances, along with Don MacLean, Tom Petty and the Steve Miller Band.  Hey, they've even played ZZ Top and Aerosmith (in the last hour).

I have also heard them play Van Halen, Violent Femmes, 'The' Bangles, Police, Cure, Clash, Eurythmics, Doors, Wallflowers, Eagles and Fixx.  They've spun U2, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart, Human League, Baltimora, Duran Duran, Falco, Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Soft Cell and Peter Schilling.  There's been some Scorpions, some Tone Loc, a few Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam, Billy Idol, Billy Squier, Rush, Sir Mix-A-Lot, No Doubt, Nirvana, Kim Wilde, Queen, Skid Row, Concrete Blonde, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Motley Crue, Journey and Queensryche.

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June 13, 2007

Even in the Hospitals...

In her primary blog, my lovely and talented wife once posted an item on the evils of high fructose corn syrup.  Now, regular readers (my lovely and talented wife, anyway) know that my father is in the hospital.  He's being treated for a couple of infections and the cancer that led to the surgery that led to the infections, and he's in the part of the treatment where they're monitoring everything closely and giving him a liquid diet.

Liquid diet in this case amounts to broth (beef, chicken, see the variety?) and juice (apple, grape, see the variety?), although they have upped the ante and are including tea and coffee.  They're leaving out the Gel-Treat that is frankly no treat (and is on the short list of foods he is NOT dreaming about).  Today's lunch included cranberry juice which, as he noted, had corn syrup as its first listed ingredient.  After today's lunch they noticed his blood sugar was high; he pointed out the juice, and they countered that all the juices have sugar.  Today's dinner came with apple juice, which he pointed out had ingredients listed of apple and water.

He had gotten one unit of blood and was waiting for a second.  Let's hope those are low in HFCS... 

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December 13, 2005

Tookie's Gone

I woke up this morning from dreaming a rant on why Tookie deserved what he got, but realized it was a waste of energy.

Richard Pryor died before he did.  Was justice served?

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