Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Live McCartney

I hope I can rock this hard when I'm in my 70s.

Seriously, this is so great it makes me take back half the mean things I've ever said about Sir Paul.

Paul McCartney Live Stream from Jimmy Kimmel Live on Myspace.

Monday, September 23, 2013


It snowed today in Anchorage.

I'm told that's the earliest snowfall there since 1947.

And while it probably won't stick -- not yet anyway -- but it reminds me of how much I miss Alaska.

And how the world just keeps turning no matter what happens.

Seasons change.

But in change there is hope.

And promise.

Of something. Even if we can't be sure of what.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Came Out With My Soul Untouched

I Swear I Found the Key to the Universe in the Engine of an Old Parked Car

Any Trouble, the great probably-should've-beens who had the misfortune of being on Stiff Records at a time when everyone else on Stiff Records was considered the next big thing, play around Bruce Springsteen's tempo on their debut album Where Are All The Nice Girls from 1980.

I'd never heard this before tonight, but here it is:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dreaming of the Past

I Was Shivering Inside

Long before Sigur Ros was a glimmer in the eye of whatever Icelandic lava-sprite birthed them, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera (and sometimes Brian Eno) were sculpting sonic soundscapes that seemed to stretch forever through the wispy fog of memory.

And so... from early 1981, here's the only UK #1 single from Roxy Music.

Not sure why it's on my mind today... but it is.

Whistle amongst yourselves...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Boom Goes My Heart

My simple wish: may you move deliberately in the direction of kindness and love today.

You'll ever totally get there. None of us will.

Don't let that stop you.

Just take a step.

From wherever you might be right now.

(Then repeat as often as you can.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vintage XTC promo

From 1999.

Although why it's centered around a haircut is wayyyyyy above my pay grade.

"I think the English are still pagans at heart..."

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Watch Video, Ignore Beard

Required Viewing

Watch this (and try not to be too put off by Glenn Tilbrook's incomprehensible beard - seriously, what was he thinking?).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green-ish

I've Heard It Too Many Times to Ignore It

No reason, really.

Just because.

And also this:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

Before Monday Holidays and BBQ

Long before billionaires who don't pay taxes decided that working people caused all our financial problems...

Long before there were protections in place to make job sites safe...

Long before paid vacations...

Or weekends off... or the 40-hour work week...

There were people fighting for fairness.

In between the day off, the sports on TV, and the BBQ...

It's good to remember those who went before us... and fought for what made the day off and the BBQ possible.

Just saying.