Archive for the 'Entertaining' Category

From Sailer

Sailer is a national treasure. He deserves a much wider readership. A small sample:

How can the New York Times and the Obama Administration do their job of telling you what to think about this Defining Event of our Times when the local cops are free to release a security camera video on the Internet for the whole world to view? It’s just not fair: the Obama / Media Industrial Complex has all these highly expensive methods and minions for the engineering of human souls; yet a few wreckers at the local police force can undermine all that power and prestige just by posting evidence on Youtube.

Go read the whole thing. Go spend hours over there. Very enjoyable stuff. The comments are often great too.

Robin Williams

RIP

But you know what? Not funny. Not once…

As Long As We’re Posting Big Audio Dynamite…

This one, from 1985, was prophetic:

Hit the record stores just as the whole AIDS thing went into full bloom. This song never got the airplay it deserved.

So There is a Playlist on my iPod…

Called my “Top Rated,” it includes songs I didn’t even know I owned…

Including this beauty from the ’80′s:

Like the gals in Banarama, Chrissy Amphlett was the object of a crush. A true contemporary of mine, as far as age anyway… I was saddened to read of her demise.

One Last One…

From Lake Street Dive. A cover of I Want You Back:

When I tell people that I consider this Michael Jackson’s best song, they often look at me like I’m some sort of short bus rider. But it is true, this is MJ’s best tune.

Another one from Lake Street Dive

That chick is pretty hot…

She’s a really good singer too…

I paid for this one…

The End of That

Plants and Animals is the band. The girls look real… By that I mean the type you might actually know. They don’t look that great in those dresses.

Caught this song as the titles rolled on the movie Drinking Buddies. Which, at least a month or two ago, was available for streaming on Netflix. Recommended by me. Well worth your time when you don’t have anything else going on.

Another one…

Bananarama;

Back in the day… I am about the same age as these gals… I called them Ramabanana. Funny, huh?

Some stuff I’m currently listening to…

I’m not going to claim that it’s current or new. It’s just what I’m listening to.

Mark Knopfler, Privateering:

Very nice stuff.

Saw Knopfler in concert with Dylan last fall here in Dallas. I have to say Knopfler was way better live. At least that night.

Elvis is still cool

I wonder how he made this video:

I mean he’s dead and everything, right?