No...not talking bed linens this week...though that might be something to consider with the right volunteer assistant for a future post... I was listening to the radio yesterday during my trek into the city of Toronto and at one point the talking heads took up the subject of all the recent remake of old Arnie Schwarzenegger films and how generally bad they have been doing. Bad of an actor as he was/is, there was something about him that just worked. This led to a further discussion of other film and television remakes...good, bad, or yet to be made. The general consensus was that the original is always better. In most cases, this is probably true...we all remember Dr. Johnny Fever from WKRP in Cincinnati, but how many recall Mona [Read more...]
This week's "Awesome" post will be my favourite home grown artists that I have listened to over my 40-something years...and, of course, number one is pretty obvious. Just shut up and play along, okay...don't make me get out the flogger. For the record (pun intended) I think fourth will surprise most who know me. Before I get into this, an honourable mention (note the random Canadian use of the letter 'u') goes to the Barenaked Ladies...a band that, since they fired their singer and have evolved, are pretty close to this list...but alas, close only counts in horse shoes and car insurance. 5) Kim Mitchell Let's start with some dancing in the fridge. Kim Mitchell has gone from long haired guitar rocker to bald radio DJ on Q107 here in [Read more...]
Yes...Rush...again...I only caught on to Rush in the early 1990s when I was first living on my own in a small condo in the northwest end of Calgary. Roll the Bones...both song and album...became an anthem to me...then Rush followed up with a little album called "Counterparts" that included what is, to this day, my favourite Rush tune...
Yes, Geddy looks goofy without his glasses. We don't want to be victims On that we all agree So we lock up the killer instinct And throw away the key Not certain what they were thinking when they wrote this, but it screams to me about being against big 'L' Liberalism and Soccer-Mom-ism in how, rather than accepting failure and competition as part of life we would just rather everyone stop trying...love this tune.
Been sitting with the doberman watching Fantasia and Frantasi 2000 tonight. I have assured him that he has seen these before...but he still sits there with that stunned dobermam look he always gives me. The same one he gives me every night...the stunned look of shock and horror when I do my best Tom Hanks impression..."This isn't your room." Speaking of Hanks, hard to believe that Fantasia 2000 came out the year after Toy Story 2. Twelve years since Donald did Pomp and Circumstance, the Rhapsody in Blue swung to the beat of a jackhammer and whales flew above the clouds. The Rhapsody in Blue one is my fav from that film. The Sorcerer's Apprentice even made an encore appearance in that film and, from what I can see, is the only bit of [Read more...]
Before anyone asks, I had the NFL website up on one tab, but no television or radio makes it a very dull watch...so I have Rush crooning about Nobody's Hero and am surfing for writing ideas for the next week. Now...Why is it called the "money shot"? Actually, I do know the answer and, as usual, I'm going to type a few extra characters so that no explicit sexual commentary shows up on my Facebook blurb for those that don't fucking want to read that shit. Wait...I did that wrong...FUCK! Oh well, so the money shot, of course was the shot that cost the most money to make. In the case of pornography, where I believe it is recently used more common than anywhere else I am aware of, it is the point when the man orgasms and his sperm ends up [Read more...]
I'm such a bloody nice guy. This is the third time I've had to restart this blog for fear of either provoking or insulting someone...and my kids wonder why I couldn't cut it as a talk radio host...nor a comedian. Besides, I'm much funnier when I have time to edit. I do love the feedback my writing brings, more than anything. Now, I'm not talking about Twitter's Favstar nor the infamous "Like" button of Facebook. Those tell me people have seen the post...and I do appreciate the acknowledgment...but that's not feedback per say. ..and don't get me wrong. I don't expect feedback either...just saying it tickles a might when it comes. Praise and criticism, however, come in very different forms. Constructive criticism is the easiest to explain. [Read more...]