Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tastes like Pot

I've been neglecting my househusbandly duties recently. So I've been cleaning up all day and last night, inspired by my friend sonia, I made a pot roast. It was really fun. I put the three pound chunk of cow in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots and stuff and put in on low for 10 hours.

This morning I took it out and had a carrot. It didn't really taste like anything. Then I tried some cow, It didn't really taste like anything. I'm pretty pissed about it all. I'm going to sobey's today to get another pot roast. If anyone one knows a good recipe let me know.

Today's Song of the Day is "Bannana Boat Song" by Harry Belafonte off his 1956 album "Calypso."

Crazy Fact: Calypso became the first million-selling album by a single artist, spending an incredible 31 weeks at the top of the Billboard album charts, Half a year as the number one album is fucking crazy!


Monday, May 29, 2006


It's no wonder I pretty much only watch movies I've already seen. I'm just sick as hell of movie disappointment.

I look at the movie {proof} and I figure it'll be great you got the Pulizer Prize winning play thing, the guy who wrote the play also wrote the screen play...

I guess I forgot that Gwyneth Paltrow bites my bag.

She was rock solid stuck on three moves The Extreme Crunched-up Forehead of Ultimate Worry, The Sad Dead Stare of the Bored and The Gape-mouthed Angry-Faced Flounder (still worried) swam through a few scenes. F.

I had a real-problem caring.

She should have been a loser. A Geek. Odd and uncomfortable. As it was I never questioned whether or not she wrote the proof, When I should have been SURE she didn't. Then there would have been drama. Surprise, a change of events, a reversal. But instead it was just a tedious unbelivable journey of vindication and forgone conclusions.

Doesn't anyone KNOW how to tell a story anymore?

Are they just handing out Pulizer Prizes as door prizes these days?

Today's Song of the Day is "The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)" by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band off their 1969 album "Trout Mask Replica."

Crazy Fact: At the age of four, Don Vliets' (aka Captain Beefheart) artwork brought him to the attention of Portuguese sculptor Augustinio Rodriguez, and Vliet was declared a child prodigy. In 1954, he was offered a scholarship to study in Europe; his parents declined the proposal, however, and the family instead moved to the Mojave Desert.


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Ole King Coal

"...new coal plants under development worldwide could pump as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over their lifetimes as all the coal burned in the last 250 years..."

Goodbye Florida.
America loves it's cheap power, spare no expense.

Today's Song of the Day is "Step Right Up" by Tom Waits off his 1976 album "Small Change."

Crazy Fact: Tom Waits has the same manager, Herb Cohen as Frank Zappa.


Saturday, May 27, 2006

Well... I... never!

According to Fowler's Household Helps (Over 300 Useful and Valuable Helps About the Home, Carefully Compiled and Arranged in Convenient Form for Frequent Use.)

Cutting Off Old Bottles and Their Uses—A bottle may be cut off by wrapping a cord saturated in kerosene oil around it several times at the point you wish to cut it, then setting fire to the cord, and just when it has finished burning plunge the bottle into cold water and tap the end you wish to break off. Odd shaped or prettily colored bottles make nice vases. The top of a large bottle with a small neck makes a good funnel. Large round bottles make good jelly glasses.

To Peel Sweet Potatoes Easily—Before putting sweet potatoes in the oven, grease the skins and they can then be peeled easily and without any waste of the potato.

To Prevent Onions from Making the Eyes Water—Scalding water poured over onions will keep the eyes from watering.

To Get Rid of Spiders—A good way to rid the house of spiders is to take pieces of cotton wool, saturate them with oil of pennyroyal and place them in their haunts.

How to Judge Mushrooms—Sprinkle a little salt on the gills of mushrooms to judge their fitness to eat. If the gills turn black the mushrooms are fit for food; if they turn yellow, the mushrooms are poisonous.

Today's Song of the Day is "Nobody Home" by Pink Floyd off their 1979 double-album "The Wall."

Crazy Fact: According to Rolling Stone Magazine The Wall is the 87th greatest album of all time.


Friday, May 26, 2006

I like lists

Again, according to those hip cats at the Rolling Stone Magazine this should be how you view Rock and/or Roll if you are to think of yourself as wry, hip cat of taste and sophistication. I wonder what would happen to there list if 1960-1970 fell off their list? A lousey 10 years and this puppy is shot to hell.

#1 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
#2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction -The Rolling Stones
#3 Imagine - John Lennon
#4 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
#5 Respect - Aretha Franklin
#6 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
#7 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
#8 Hey Jude - The Beatles
#9 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
#10 What'd I Say - Ray Charles
#11 My Generation - The Who
#12 A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
#13 Yesterday - The Beatles
#14 Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
#15 London Calling - The Clash
#16 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
#17 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
#18 Maybellene - Chuck Berry
#19 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
#20 Let it Be - The Beatles
#21 Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
#22 Be My Baby - The Ronettes
#23 In My Life - The Beatles
#24 People Get Ready - The Impressions
#25 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
#26 A Day in the Life - The Beatles
#27 Layla - Derek and the Dominos
#28 Sittin On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
#29 Help! - The Beatles
#30 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
#31 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
#32 Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
#33 River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner
#34 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
#35 Light My Fire - The Doors
#36 One - U2
#37 No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
#38 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
#39 That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly and The Crickets
#40 Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
#41 The Weight - The Band
#42 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
#43 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
#44 Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
#45 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
#46 Heroes - David Bowie
#47 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
#48 All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
#49 Hotel California - The Eagles
#50 The Tracks Of My Tears -Smokey Robinson

This one is on this list and I've past over it a for the last time.

Today's Song of the Day is "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry off his 1959 album "Chuck Berry Is on Top."

Crazy Fact: In the early '70s Chuck Berry scored his last hit with a live version of the salacious nursery rhyme, "My Ding a Ling," yielding Berry his first official gold record.


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Pain in the ass

Ok I got a new topper for diseases I don't want. RSD. It tops the list on the McGill Pain Index. You may not have heard of it either but it's just what it sounds like. A pain-o-meter, a ranking system. Anyway RSD is sudden permenent unexplainable pain. The nerves just never stop sending pain messages to the brain. wow. I believe that to be unimaginabley painful. So Mange, Gout and Fatal familial insomnia now take a back seat to this fucker.

Today's Song of the Day is "Boogie Chillin" by John Lee Hooker off the album "The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954."

Crazy Fact: His 1990 duet with Raitt on "I'm in the Mood" won Hooker his first Grammy Award.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

World's are Collapsing.

So I do theatre for a while get a degree, it bites. I do advertising for a while, while it pays better, it too bites. But if the world was coming to an end and I had to pick between the two, it would be a theatre life for me. But it now seems the worlds coming to an end AND I don't have to pick.

In New York you can see a play with a live Ad before it starts. Here's what one theatre goer said:

"It took a long time for everything," said a Dutch-born New Yorker, Daphne van der Meulen, 29. "I think you can see from the people that it didn't really — how do you say it? — didn't really hit."

I know what Shakespeare would say: How much do I get payed? I think we need to beef up my role? (Actors are all the same)

I know Antonin Artaud would burn down the theatre (But he'd probably do that anyway.)

I'm pretty sure Beckett would be pissed and write a great play about it, that most people would not understand.

Bretch would ask to direct it, subvert and expose the hippocrasy and get run out of town by the capitalists.

I am going to bitch and moan, then cry a little.

Today's Song of the Day is "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Led Zeppelin off their 1969 album "Led Zeppelin II"

Crazy Fact: Led Zeppelin II spent seven weeks at number one.


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Where's Waldo?

k so we are going to elope. wedding planning blows. Sarah wants to go south, I want to go to Italy. I think I can convince her to go to Italy or Spain or Greece. Yum.

We go. We have a big party as soon as we get back. Life is good.

Today's Song of the Day is "Spanish Train" by Chris de Burgh off his 1976 album "Spanish Train & Other Stories."

Crazy Fact: It is with shame that I admit the first concert I ever saw was Chris de Burgh, I loved it.


Friday, May 05, 2006

Home Maker Cocoon

I'm a House Husband! What bizarre twist of fate lead me to this path I cannot say. But the irony to all ex-roomates, ex-girlfriends, and family members must be palpable.

Cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the house, thinking about the house, getting the groceries, re-arranging furniture, calling my ever-lovin' bread winner at work waay too often with banal questions, gossiping, stopping in on my way here or there... Let me say it's very very strange for me.

It's not just that I didn't care about mess but I just never saw it. I think I'm actually starting to see mess. I'm turning into something else, something very domestic.

I'm afraid.
hold me.

Today's Song of the Day is "Flying Home" by Lionel Hampton & Oscar Peterson off the 1954 album "The Lionel Hampton Quintet".

Crazy Fact: In January 2001, a vibraphone Lionel Hampton had played for 15 years was put into the National Museum of American History.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

This one is about the link

This link kills me.


I can't believe George Bush is in the room. It doesn't look faked either.

Today's Song of the Day is "Can't Truss It Public Enemy" off their 1991 album "Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black"

Crazy Fact: Public Enemy promoted Apocalypse 91 in 1992 by touring on the second leg of U2's Zoo TV tour.