Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Another Fond Memory

I was working on the Space Shuttle program at Vandenberg AFB in ’86. I was living in Lompoc. There was some silly parade and some group with a wagon and a boom box came down the main drag. They were dressed as the Flintstones. They implored you to “Come Dance with the Flintstones” while playing this song on the boom box.

It struck me as hysterical…

A-ha

I always have liked this song. A great version:

Enjoy.

The Third Day

It’s the third day of the new Trump administration.

Nothing has happened.

My new favorite band…

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

I Need Never Get Old:

Good stuff.

You Can’t Get Down Off Your Shoes On

This is a good one.

For those of you who remember, there is a line about Barefoot Jerry in The South’s Gonna Do It Again:

Good stuff from back in the day.

My Friends Want To Go On A Picnic

It will end like this:

Not a chance.

My memory of those times is not the trash was left and that they were littering, I think the parks department had people that would clean up.

Reina del Cid

Posted before, but oddly compelling.

Favorite Songs

I was thinking about my little sister asking me about favorite songs. This was a long time ago.

This may become a feature.

It’s not clear how this will show up in your browser, but you either hit the play button once or twice, then the song will play. You can get more than one song playing at a time. Not an ideal situation, but you can control that.

All that you dream, Little Feat.

Fat Main in the Bathtub, Little Feat. I once told my little sister that this was my favorite song. She looked at me like I had just arrived from another planet. I hope she has become familiar with this tune. It really is great.

Romance Dance, Little Feat. This is from the album “The Last Picture Show.” It was probably one of the earlier albums I bought. I still have the original vinyl.

Dixie Chicken, Little Feat.

Two Tragedies

Star Wars is coming again in a few days. Just found this:

Michael Jackson’s story is Darth Vader’s in reverse. In Star Wars, a whiny, sexually frustrated, white man-child no one trusts turns, via hideous disfigurement, into an all-conquering, super-cool black guy who first made it big in the 70s.

Source: PooterGeek

We Cut Satellite TV a Long Time Ago

When I want to watch a game, I go to a friend’s house or a bar.

Don’t buy ESPN’s PR talk that its 7 million-household dip in subscribers is just a blip. It’s for real, and it will have serious consequences for the way you watch sports.

Source: The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop – The Daily Beast

ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers over the last two years. What you should understand is that many of the lost subscribers were not sports fans, so the ratings are not yet effected. These people decided they didn’t need to pay ESPN $10 a month (or more) for sports they don’t watch.

This is going to have a great deal of impact on the sports business. It will change Big State U’s athletic program too.

Naturally don’t take this as advice to go short Disney, as this decline can go on for a long time before it becomes calamitous.