Saturday, June 11, 2016

Song of the Day: "The Heart of Me"

I'm sitting in my office ruminating on my trip to Portland 20 years ago and my trip from Portland(?) in the not-too-distant future.

Is this song thematically tied to that?

No, no it's not.

Song: "The Heart of Me"
Artist: Miike Snow

Friday, June 10, 2016

Song of the Day: "Steal"

L to R: me, Doug, Mike, Andrea, Allison, Franklin, Megan, Alice, Lindsay
My cousin posted the above picture to Facebook. It includes her and her three siblings, our grandparents, me, and 2 little white girls. I'd been so focused on what I was wearing, and trying to figure out where it was taken, that I didn't really pay attention to all of the people in the photo. So I asked my cousin about the 2 girls in the matching white (white? peach? cream?) outfits. As I typed the question I realized the answer... but I asked the question anyway.
Me: Who are the two little white girls in the picture? Allison and Andrea?
Cuz: Are you joking? Yes!
Me: My inability to recognize people is clinically troubling. I actually figured it might be them because they would fit the profile, not because they in any way look like people I know.
Cuz: That's concerning - although when was the last time you saw either of them? Then again, I don't remember the last time I saw them either. Must be age-related 😉
Me: January 2015 after the Spandau Ballet reunion concert in San Francisco. Some college radio friends, some work friends and those two  went to the Keith Harring exhibition and then had brunch while police shut down Market Street for a pro-life march and a corresponding pro-choice march. We had to cross on foot, leaving Andrea's car in the Tenderloin.
Cuz: Ok that's not nearly long enough for you to not make the connection. Also -- Spandau Ballet? For real??? Amazing.
Am I showing signs of some kind of declining mental state? Maybe.

Or, in other words, no. Totally not if this blog entry could be used as proof of a pre-existing medical condition. Not even a bit. If there were hot shirtless guys in the picture I could have told you what kind of car each arrived in.

But it did raise the question "if I enjoyed the Spandau Ballet show so much, why didn't I post any of their new songs as a song of the day?"

This should address that.

Song: "Steal"
Artist: Spandau Ballet

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Michael Cera... in a role that will surprise you

Michael Cera / Brock Turner
A Man of Great Promise: The Brock Turner, Technically Not a Rapist, Story, the story of a white man whose future was compromised when some drunk slut forced herself on Turner at an otherwise okay campus party.

He was white. He was affluent. He was a man. He was an athlete. He was smart. He had good grades. He was an athlete. He was white. He was a man. He was white.

All of that, gone, because he technically did not rape a woman behind a dumpster.

Or as parents call it, "20 minutes of action."

Someone really needs to do something about all the drunk sluts forcing men to technically not rape them. Maybe get a ribbon of some color.

A 5k.

OMG, a regatta!!!!!!!!

Coming soon to, I don't know, let's say Starz.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Song of the Day: "Cool Papa Bell"

Stranger to Stranger is Paul Simon's lucky 13th solo album. I kinda stopped paying attention after Capeman. I'm fair weather like that.

Song: "Cool Papa Bell"
Artist: Paul Simon