Ready, Cassette, Go

A few days ago, my dad told me he had a boxful of cassette tapes he wanted to get rid of, and asked me if I was interested before he tossed them. “Thanks, but no thanks,” I replied. And then I saw this article and was like, wait a second. Maybe I was a bitContinue reading “Ready, Cassette, Go”

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TV is Like a Cookie

Last week, Tara accused me of being a music snob. “What do you mean, a music snob?!” I demanded, incensed by this allegation of music snobbery. I pass no judgment, whether you listen to Neil Young or Neil Diamond. Or even Neil Sedaka, for crying out loud (but you’re way cooler if you listen to NeilContinue reading “TV is Like a Cookie”

Who the $@%! is Melvin?!

Earlier this week, I celebrated my one-year anniversary working for my current employer. I had completely forgotten the significance of the date, until HR wished me a “happy anniversary!” mid-afternoon. An hour later my boss pulled me into his office to give my me annual review. To call it positive is an understatement. Let’s justContinue reading “Who the $@%! is Melvin?!”

Spin The Black Circle

See this needle…a see my hand… Drop, drop, dropping it down…oh, so gently… Well here it comes…I touch the plane… Turn me up…won’t turn you away… Spin, spin…spin the black circle Spin, spin…spin the black, spin the black… Spin, spin…spin the black circle Inspired by the following comment left on yesterday’s entry: “Do you stillContinue reading “Spin The Black Circle”

Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga

Remember that song from the 70s, “Hooked On A Feeling”? It was a cover of a late 60s tune by B.J. Thomas. The group that recorded it, Blue Swede, added an annoyingly catchy “ooga chaka” chant, and the song reached #1 in 1974. In case you don’t remember it: Cheesy as hell, right? And yetContinue reading “Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga”

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

“You wanna come in and sing some blues?” “No thanks, Taj. There’s something about those songs. They depress me.” Unlike Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk), I have recently discovered that I actually like the blues. This comes as a big surprise, because I am unapologetically a rock ‘n roll guy. WeContinue reading “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”