Good song, though.
It’s cold out there – really cold. Still, some dream of a summer-y ride about with the top down and nothing between them and being crushed but a roll bar of dubious efficacy. Yup, some dream of tooling around in their jeeps! And of course some dream of doing so in a vain fashion. Let’s take a look:
I mock, but dreaming of cruising around with the top down helps a lot on a day like today. Stay warm everybody!
It’s still more than a month until Valentine’s Day, but love, like vanity, is a 24-7, 365 kinda thing. Besides, I have a feeling we won’t be feeling very loving after Iowa and New Hampshire this year. So, let’s get a jump in things, yes?
I guess love, and vanity, really is all you need.
Happy Festivus! And by happy, I mean, it’s time for the Airing of Grievances. My biggest problem with you people is your vanity. To wit:
I’ve got a lot of problems with you people!
Happy [Winter Solstice Celebration of Choice Here]. Or however you spell celebrations that are aimed at distracting us from just how truly awful winter and its short, dreary days really is. Making fun of things can help with that, too. So can music. And when we can combine music and mockery, well, ain’t that just solid gold my babies? Let’s take a look:
Hey, speaking of music and dysfunction, here’s the best Christmas carol ever:
Heh, maybe it’s both.
This Is Halloween – Jack Skellington via https://youtu.be/ny33f3mSjHs
This song never gets old.
Some nights, you just wanna unwind with the Rolling Stones:
Yup, that’s exactly what it is. I think I might go take a nap.
Hello good people! I’ve been away for these past few days, but not by choice. Nope. Instead, I was forced away by a nasty web-hosting site crash. It wasn’t pretty, but it did teach me a vitally important lesson – BACK UP YOUR SITE. Yup. Lesson learned. (Cure the “The More You Know” logo.) Rather than celebrate by trying harder to learn more about site backup best practices, I thought I’d just take the vapid route instead. And what’s more vapid than another feature on the Harrisburg area’s ongoing vanity plate issue?:
So, I’ve learned my lesson. It took the short, sharp shock of getting my site jammed up in a crash to do it, but I’ve become a little wiser for it. Plus, it reminds me that one should always pay great heed to the New Pornogrpahers. After all, they did warn us about this sort of thing a few years ago:
Spoon does a cover of the Cramps’ TV Set. It’s pretty solid. I’m still partial to the original, but this ain’t too shabby.
Something is off today. I’m not quite right. Some hunky hoodoo is floating about.
Sometimes, you give someone more respect than they deserve, and then you feel let down when they show their true colors. And while the following song doesn’t fit my current situation perfectly, it’s awfully close. The key difference is that I did have some illusions about someone. But, one lives and learns, I suppose. Take it away Ani:
Everyone’s favorite Pittsburgh band, The Clarks, performing Penny On The Floor at the Abbey Bar earlier this month:
Here’s a clip of The Clarks performing their song “Cigarette” at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg:
I just used Shazam to discover Hey Bulldog by The Beatles. http://shz.am/t262953
My favorite Beatles song.
Good stuff! I’m so glad they’re back.
I recorded a few minutes here and there from Matthew Sweet’s show last night at the Abbey Bar here in Harrisburg. I did my best but one can only do so much with a camera phone, and the skill of its operator (*ahem*) didn’t help much either. Still, I enjoyed the show and wanted to share it. Mr. Sweet still has his voice and his backing band was pretty solid, so they sounded good. More importantly, I got the feeling he was someone who seems to enjoy himself when he plays, and that kind of enthusiasm on the part of an artist makes a big difference. Oh, and he didn’t seem to be half in the bag, which is more than I can say for some live acts I’ve seen lately.
Divine Intervention sticks out in my mind as one of those songs that bubbled up during the fall of ’91, right when everything changed musically. Plus, I just turned 21. Ah, youth!
Sick of Myself is another well know number, and deservedly so. Again, he seemed to be enjoying himself, which never a bad thing for someone on stage.
And of course, “Girlfriend” which is the one song we all came for, of course.
Check out @Random_Shawness’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Random_Shawness/status/490975665898799104
So, here are a few video clips of Lucinda Williams playing at the Three Rivers Arts Fest that I took using my phone. Again, like my picture, they’re very basic, but I hope they can give yinz an adequate idea of what the show was like.
I admit that I don’t know a lot her songs, but this one I do know. I thought she did a pretty nice job with it. If only her whole set had been as solid.
Sadly, “Drunken Angel” seemed to be more typical of her performance. She seemed to be straining to get to some of the higher notes. At 61, I’m afraid that’s she lost some of her vocal range. It’s sad but it happens. That, and she also sounded warbly, as in, a smidge tipsy. But that’s just a hunch.
These girls are:
- Dancing ironically to Lucinda Williams
- Really, really into her.
I’m not 100% sure, but I’d wager that the answer involves alcohol. Call it a hunch.
This is my jam, baby! I just used Shazam to discover Devils Haircut by Beck. http://shz.am/t236875
We missed ya, buddy!