Saturday, September 29, 2012

Song of the Day: "Home From War"

Goddamn I'm loving Frightened Rabbit more and more every time I listen to them.
All those fuck ups counted for nothing
Cause nothing makes sense
Pretty relatable, amiright?

Scots who say fuck in a song. It's like they were grown in a lab to be a perfect band for me.

Song: "Home From War"
Artist: Frightened Rabbits

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quote of the day

Michele Bachmann "unshakable core convictions"
"She is extremely smart, articulate, sincere, honest, principled and maintains unshakable core convictions about preserving America’s heritage of constitutionally limited government and the rule of law rather than the rule of men."--Jospeh Farah's urgent plea for support (financial or prayer) on behalf of Michele Bachmann... no, for reals, that Michele Bachmann
I will agree with Farah that she has unshakable core convictions.

Just like the Unabomber.

Or Timothy McVeigh.

Or Pol Pot.

Or Charles Manson.

What she is not is smart, articulate, sincere, honest or principled.

As for limiting the role of government, she seems to be somewhat wishy-washy. She's all for big government when it comes to micromanaging marriage.

Which is weird since she's married to a gay man.

I'm sure no one is praying harder than Marcus Bachmann for her re-election. Dude can hardly get off as it is with her in DC, he's not gonna have her around the house all the fucking time. First Larry Craig ruins his favorite cruising spot, now this? Shit...

99 problems but Mitt Romney ain't one

(h/t Eric)

All I can say is bwahahahahaha they couldn't unseat Obammer.

Nigger please.

Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick.... um... ooops.


So stupid.

Song of the Day: "A Little Biblical"

When I got back from vacation and then reminded him, the boss brought me a wonderful trove of new music, including the new Band of Horses, Mirage Rock. And in return, I came back from vacation. It may not seem like much of a gift, but he'd be crushed if I found some other way to occupy my days, even if he would never admit it.

That reminds me, he did my midyear review and I haven't even looked at it. I'm sure it's all check-plusses and unicorns and rainbows. There might be a unicorn minus on there somewhere, but it's the variation that gives it credibility. If it were all unicorn rainbow plus for everything, how would that be believable? Even from me.

Especially from me, when you consider that getting along with others and sharing your toys are part of the rating system.

Where was I? Oh, Mirage Rock, so far I'm really enjoying it. They, possibly more than Dawes, might be the new Eagles (which I mean in a non-pejorative sense).

And, because my jokes don't grow old, it's a disappointment that there are no actual horses in Band of Horses. Of course there were no eagles in the Eagles (Doug Henning Don Henley was only 1/16 eagle, it doesn't count).

Song: "A Little Biblical"
Artist: Band of (no) Horses

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote of the day

"Get a job."-Rep. Bill Young (R, FL) to his employed constituent when being asked about support for an increased minimum wage
Who doesn't love being told to get a job?

Lazy unemployed people, coloreds and the retarded for 1. Which one are you?

Check again.

And who ESPECIALLY doesn't love being told to get a job by a cranky old man who has held his elected position since 1960.


America, fuck yeah.

Wonkette has the details, but if you have time to read, you have time to clean. (PS: get a job!)

OH, CRAP, NO... the details to that are here.

Which makes that quote a quote of the day from back in the summer months (that joke is hysterical if you follow the equinoxes).

That quote of the day for today is:
“The Occupiers are after me.”-Rep. Bill Young (R, FL)
How are the Occupiers after him? By leaving a ring bearer's pillow at his condo back in 2010 (a year BEFORE the Occupy Wall Street protests began). It's entirely possible he is senile.

So they should only re-elect him another 5 or 6 terms.

Got a problem with that? Get a job.

Song of the Day: "Receive"

They have broken up.
I told you the 90s were back but did you listen?

No, seriously, that wasn't rhetorical. I have had nearly 90,000 hits to this blog and no idea how much you might or might now listen to the taste-making taste insights that are tasteful that I'm always supplying.

Aside from when D asks me about music I post here.

Or buys music I post here.

Anyway, no more proof is needed that the 90s are back than this, new music from Alanis.

She was the Queen of the 90s! Well, her and Sarah MacLachlan.

And to a lesser extent Jennifer Aniston's haircut (not Jennifer Aniston, just her haircut).

And now who's laughing?

No one who spent $12 watching Green Lantern, that's for sure.

Are any of you worried that, up until this year, Alanis hasn't allowed herself to be happy and/or experience an orgasm via oral sex performed on her?

Me neither.

Song: "Receive"
Artist: Alanis Morissette

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scenes From Saturday


First up, $10 dog wash at Dogtoberfest.

So that happened.

But before that... pastries!
Biscuits & gravy = Clark enjoyment (I know, math is hard, sorry)
Perhaps biscuits & gravy doesn't sound "pastry" but you know what, shut up. Write your own blog.

There were other pastries, but maybe I ate those and maybe I don't take pictures of myself when I'm eating because pictures like that are undignified. And I don't believe in posting undignified pictures... of myself.

Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry
"We make damn good biscuit & gravy"
The pastries came from here. And so concludes this post (at least for now).

Song of the Day: "Settle"

I got new music from Stars and Frightened Rabbit yesterday (along with picking up Father John Misty from the liberry), but I'm frozen, unsure whom to post.

So I will settle with "Settle" from Two Door Cinema Club.

Yes, I'm very funny, thank you.

I'm here all week in fact.

Tell your friends.

Song: "Settle"
Artist: Two Door Cinema Club

R.I.P. Andy Williams

I wonder when Branson will reach a tipping point--when anchor performers are outnumbered by shuttered theaters or by tribute acts. Andy Williams and his Moon River Theater are one of the Branson originals, one of its mainstays. The theater is near the end with the New Oak Ridge Boys and Dana Brannigan (singing the songs of her aunt, Laura), away from all the, cough, diversity of Kung Fu Panda Party, Yakov Smirnoff Beats a Dead Horse and Irene Cara.

I'm sure you understand how scary the diversity area can get after dark.

Dark being the key word, wink.

Ann Romney knows what I'm talking about.

Andy Williams: no Emmys*, no Tonys, no Grammys, no Oscars. But his voice is iconic and its warmth (I call him the cardigan singer because I think Torme is velvet) makes "Moon River" a classic which elevates Breakfast at Tiffany from "hot mess" to great movie (although technically, critically, objectively: hot mess).

What does the song have to do with a gigolo and a prostitute who fall in love? As much as Lionel Richie's Oscar winner "Say You, Say Me" has to do with cold war defection and dancing ("in Soviet Union, Oscar watches you!" [put me in Yak, I'm ready!]).

At least "Danger Zone" was about the danger zone of cold war politics and of love (POETIC DUAL MEANING, FOR THE WIN!).  

What do you mean wrong year?

Andy Williams invented The Osmonds and died from bladder cancer. I don't think that counts as karma, but will allow for a ruling from the judges later.

Rest in peace dude.

* Matt Lauer just called him an Emmy winner. I'm basing my "no Emmys" on him showing 2 Emmy nominations, no wins, at his IMDB biography. They tend to be quite thorough with respect to movie and television awards.

I stand by my characterization.  

Ann Romney knows what I mean.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Get well soon Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. I'm genuinely earnest in posting the lyrics and the theme song from her hit show.
This is it. This is it.
This is life, the one you get
So go and have a ball.

This is it. This is it
Straight ahead and rest assured
You can’t be sure at all.

So while you’re here enjoy the view
Keep on doing what you do
So hold on tight we'll muddle through
One day at a time, One day at a time.

So up on your feet. Up on your feet
Somewhere there’s music playing.
Don’t you worry none
We’ll just take it like it comes.

One day at a time, one day at a time.

Hang in there dude! Get well soon.

Song of the Day: "Llevo Un Tigre En Mi Guitar"

The Fleshtones tackle a very important question: how does one properly make guacamole?

Thank you Fleshtones.

FUN FACT: The song title might translate to "I wear a tiger on my guitar" OR it might not.

UPDATE: According to Miriam "I am carrying a tiger in my guitar to give you a better roar."

Song: "Llevo Un Tigre En Mi Guitar"
Artist: The Fleshtones

Monday, September 24, 2012

Oddly Framed Songs About Astronomy

Do I need to be so cagey about the Roddy Frame videos I grabbed off someone's Youtube account before they disappeared. I don't know. Shut up. Mind your own business. What Roddy Frame video?

I don't even know what you're talking about.

You're a towel.

Now that we've got that out of the way, my trip to Glasgow commences in 1 month.

 And ends in 1 month + 5 days. It really is a brief trip.

Peeps keeps calling it a trip to Europe, but that insults the non-English speaking/non-drug addled parts of Europe.

The real Europe.

The real BORING Europe.


I'll take Glasgow and Amsterdam for a thousand, Alec.

"What is good music and good drugs?"

Everyone is a Beyoncé fan, Seth

Cause she's a girl, she didn't think of it herself

Happy Birthday Sir Jim Henson

5 Grammys, 4 Emmys and some large number of Daytime Emmys (they're just as good as a real Emmy, to be sure).

Here is Sir Jim in the guise of Kermit, a frog (no, the frog), singing a song that should have won an Oscar (although not for Sir Jim), with Debbie Harry (don't call her Blondie). Until just now I had no idea Jennifer Warnes sang the Oscar winning "It Goes Like It Goes" although I stand by my correction of a coworker that she is not a one-hit wonder. She is a two-hit wonder for the songs from Dirty Dancing and An Officer and a Gentleman. The song from Norma Rae doesn't actually exist and the Oscar should have gone to "The Rainbow Connection."

Happy birthday dude! Rest in peace.

Yes, where IS my power cord?

Finally, a political ad that speaks to me.

Leave Mittney alone

Hysterical shit from Joe. My. God.

Quote of the day

"Insurance companies only help themselves. They do nothing that doesn't benefit their bottom line unless they are required to do so. And even under Obama care, (which will be an improvement for us in the preventive care realm) we'll be paying about the same, with the same deductible and the same profit motive for the insurance company. In fact, I'm guessing they'll be even greedier wherever they can get away with it. Greed is like water --- it always finds a way."--Digby

Digby at her Hullabaloo. Again right/often right/usually always right/probably always right. She does good... for a girl. (What, I didn't even say that part aloud.)

Stop hurting yourself

And if you aren't already registered to vote, you get what you deserve.

Voting in your own best interest, it isn't just a new thing.

Song of the Day: "Float"

Air quality for Portland OR, 09/24/12
I know you're all Nibiru this and Nibiru that, but at least the air quality is back to the good zone.

Hooray! Good is good!

Good is as good as you can get, at least in terms of air quality (there is no great).

I personally don't have breathing problems but I do have breathing problems in my house, ergo I have breathing problems.

Sometimes that's worse, when your teenage son has breathing problems but won't stop smoking the pots (in the clay pot oven). You just know there are particulates... (I won't even bother finishing that sentence because I'm sure you're already nodding your head and thinking "damn particulates, always up to no good" -- NO GOOD! never any good).

Different shit, same day
Anyhomosexual, this is a band called Pacific Air. Oh, that might have helped, to mention that early on, so you would understand that I'm on about air quality on account of the band name. Pacific Air. Portland air quality.


The band is 2 brothers for So Cal.

As happens.

But look at their air quality (or lack thereof).

Glass houses.

Or something.

As often happens, rant aside, totally dig the song.

Song: "Float"
Artist: Pacific Air

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Song of the Day: "Do It Anyway"

Fun fact: when you go to John's house to watch an awards show, it's NOT recommended that you pay such little attention that you make the exact same Les Moonves joke he did 45 minutes later. Unless that becomes your new thing--making John's jokes 45 minutes after John.

That will be hysterical.

You go first.

Song: "Do It Anyway"
Artist: Ben Folds Five