Hair apparent

My hair is fairly thick, a little coarse, and on the curly/wavy side, and without strong control measures it tends to…well, expand. This little jingle popped into my head as I was drying it this morning (you may know the melody): Don’t try to make me wear a beehive, I said no, no, noYes I have big hair, but if you go there I won’t go, go, goThat won’t make it shineIt looks like 1959I’m […]

iPod Random Ten 8-10-07

“Cool,” Gwen Stefani “Niteclub,” Old 97’s “Sweet Baby James,” James Taylor “Walk On,” U2 “Harmony,” Elton John “San Andreas Fault,” Natalie Merchant “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” John Mayer “I Get a Kick Out of You,” Frank Sinatra “Stars on the Water,” Jimmy Buffett “Hey Jude,” The Beatles Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join […]

That’s rock and roll

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Chatsworth, CA awakened residents of the area just before 1 AM on Thursday, August 9. (Chatsworth is a major center for the adult-entertainment industry, and is used to a different type of moving and shaking.) People who aren’t from California probably think this happens all the time. And maybe it does, but sometimes the quakes are so far below the surface of the earth they’re barely noticeable. I’ve […]

Friday iPod Random Dozen

I’m bending the rules and going for 12 instead of just 10 today. “Hounds of Love,” Kate Bush “On a Bad Day,” Kasey Chambers “Act Naturally,” The Beatles “Just Like California,” Old 97’s “Marrakesh Express,” Crosby, Stills, & Nash “Brilliant Disguise,” Bruce Springsteen “Listen to the Music,” The Doobie Brothers “I’m No Angel,” Gregg Allman “The Winner Takes It All,” ABBA “Because of You,” Kelly Clarkson “Dream Police,” Cheap Trick “Lay Down Beside Me,” Alison […]

iPod Random 10 – Friday 7/27

“In Repair,” John Mayer“Heading for the Light,” The Traveling Wilburys“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, ” Elvis Costello“Brian Wilson,” Barenaked Ladies“Real Man,” Todd Rundgren“Smuggler’s Blues,” Glenn Frey“The Thunder Rolls,” Garth Brooks“Stay Up Late,” Talking Heads“Cherchez La Femme,” Gloria Estefan“Desire,” U2 Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Subscribe Join 2,318 other subscribers

Wiki Wednesday 7-25-07

Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! Today’s random article was definitely not something I’d have heard about anywhere else – a German “progressive dark metal” band called the Dark Suns. Dark Suns was formed in 1997 by Tobias Gommlich and Niko Knappe (two very well known players of the local metal scene in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany)…The first album Swanlike, which was finally […]

iPod Random 10 7-20-07

“Least Complicated,” Indigo Girls“Great Heart,” Jimmy Buffett“I Got You Babe,” Sonny and Cher“Queen of My Double-wide Trailer,” Sammy Kershaw“Favorite Year,” Dixie Chicks“Love Is a Losing Game,” Amy Winehouse“When My Ship Comes In,” Clint Black“Good to Go to Mexico,” Toby Keith“West Texas Teardrops,” Old 97’s“A Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” Dwight Yoakam Looks like the ol’ shuffler is in a country rut right now…And, confession time: This isn’t a totally random 10 – I skipped over a […]

iPod Random 10

“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Diana Krall“She’s the One,” Bruce Springsteen“Amazing Grace,” The Maverick Choir“Take Another Road,” Jimmy Buffett“The Longest Time,” Billy Joel“Radio Free Europe,” R.E.M.“Badlands,” Bruce Springsteen“Book of Days,” Enya“Son of a Son of a Sailor,” Jimmy Buffett“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2 (This really is a “random” 10, but we have a lot of Springsteen and Jimmy in our playlists, so their odds of turning up often are […]

The soundtrack of my life, the music in my car…

It’s been one of the rites of passage of cohabitating couplehood (married or not) for a few decades – the combining of music collections. The media may be different now – cassettes replaced records, then CDs came along, and now most of it’s probably digital – but couples still learn a lot about each other through perusing each other’s musical tastes, and eventually merging them (or choosing not to, which is telling in itself). It’s […]

iPod Random 10

“Sea of Heartbreak,” Jimmy Buffett with George Strait, License to Chill “Have a Nice Day,” Bon Jovi, Have a Nice Day “No Myth,” Michael Penn, March “Second Hand News,” Fleetwood Mac, Rumours “Little Sister,” Elvis Presley, 50 Worldwide Gold Records “Cultural Infidel,” Jimmy Buffett, Banana Wind “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” Pretenders, Greatest Hits “Dreaming with a Broken Heart,” John Mayer, Continuum “I Remember You,” Diana Krall, The Look of Love “Diamond Road,” Sheryl Crow, C’mon […]

iPod Random 10

Another fun idea I’m stealing from verbatim, but Karen told me it was OK :-). When It Comes to Love – Big Bad Voodoo DaddyGet Out the Map – Indigo GirlsUtopia Parkway – Fountains of WayneHavin’ a Hunch – David Shiner (Seussical the Musical)We Tell Ourselves – Clint BlackYour Mother Should Know – The BeatlesJoy to the World – Three Dog NightShoot the Moon – Norah JonesSultans of Swing – Dire StraitsWrapped Around Your Finger […]

I read the news today, oh boy…and it was forty years ago today

(I shudder to think how many headlines/titles resembling this one are being written today…) I’ve sometimes joked that the Beatles arrived in America just a few weeks before I did. (I was actually arriving into life, but that occurred in New York, so I still think the analogy works.) Being only three years old on June 1, 1967, however, means that the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band wasn’t a transforming experience for […]