Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
4 cassettes here:
Grayson Hugh - I don't understand the cap, but he was (and still is, I'm sure) a great singer.
The KLF - I'll try to sneak this one into my sister-in-law's upcoming wedding ceremony (Just kidding)
INXS - a good summer time song - reminds me of Burger King for some reason, but those memories are old and in black and white now.
"Across the River" - my vote for the best Bruce Hornsby song of all time.
I love New Order and I hear this one regularly on XM.
Finally, Bad English (led by John Waite) - both songs on this one are incredible so I even scanned the back so you can search for it on a legal mp3 site.
It's weird, but I think Zac Efron sounds a lot like John Waite.
So, that's it. I scanned these in a while back. Thought it would be a fun blog topic. Well, at least I got to prove what a freak I am when it comes to music.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Hopefully she will tell Estelle Getty hello for all of us.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Jude Cole - "Start The Car" : What a great album. Where is this guy now? Worst lyric on the whole album - "I woke up this morning in a Motel 5". Eh?
Dada - "Puzzle" : One of the most solid albums of the '90's - I like every song. The final song, "Moon", is just plain haunting. I still need to get this one on CD.
"Singles" soundtrack : A great Cameron Crowe soundtrack here - Paul Westerberg, Jimi Hendrix, early Pearl Jam.
"Fast Times At Ridgemont High" soundtrack : Another Cameron Crowe movie soundtrack. He did not produce this one but it is fantastic. You'd be hard pressed to find a better snapshot of great early 80's music.
4 more to end the night:
"I Know You're Out There Somewhere" - Moody Blues : from their 1988 album
"Time for Letting Go" - Jude Cole : from his album before "Start the Car"
"Not Just Another Girl" - Ivan Neville : You never even here this on XM anymore. Another 1988 classic, if that was long enough ago to be called a classic.
"Restless Heart" - Peter Cetera : The B side, "Dip Your Wings", is just as good. It should have been a hit also.
That's our trip down amnesia lane for tonight.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Four tapes here:
"Say Anything" soundtrack : It's not the best Cameron Crowe soundtrack, but "Within Your Reach" by The Replacements and "Keeping The Dream Alive" by Freiheit are worth the 3.99 I paid for this one in 1994 at the second hand store in Bowling Green, KY.
"Best of the Blues Brothers" : This one is about worn out. Most of the cuts are live. It's amazing how talented Belushi and Aykroyd were on this. Paul Shaffer was one of the producers.
"Chicago X" : "You Are On My Mind" is a classic. One of my favorite tracks from Chicago.
"Nothing in Common" soundtrack : A very good and very under-appreciated movie also had a very good and under-appreciated soundtrack. Richard Marx's participation on this soundtrack cost him a nomination for the "Best New Artist" Grammy in 1987.
More cassette tape memories tomorrow....
Saturday, April 18, 2009
These are at Lido Beach - which is right near Sarasota. I am trying to keep the Twitter and TwitPic updated while I am out and about.
We fly home Monday. We've done quite a lot in a very short amount of time on this trip and I am just about tired.
Before I head to bed, here is a video that I might have posted before (can't remember). We used to shop at Zayre in Madison, TN years and years ago. My thought : there is way, way too much going on in this commercial.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So, I go from being domestic dad to business traveler again tomorrow morning. The airport is so boring - sitting there alone waiting for the flight. Sitting on the plane next to a stranger who normally looks like a nut (this happens to me just about every time. I'll try to sneak a pic tomorrow and let you judge for yourself). To make it worse, I am flying Southwest. I am A4, so I am in the first 15 people on the plane. That means I get the seat that I want and someone actually chooses to sit next to me. It's somewhat like being picked for dodgeball teams except that this game is "Who looks the least weird/harmful/talkative". It's the same game I play when I pull a C boarding pass.
I'll be in my classic "boring guy" wear - polo shirt and jeans. I'm far past the point of dressing up for this kind of stuff. The polo shirt and jeans have become the uniform of the indifferent. Some outfits say "I am here to impress". Mine says "I am here to work, head back to the hotel on time, and go to sleep. Don't bother me."
So, tomorrow I will update from the Evolution room at the Hilton Garden Inn just outside of Tampa.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
After 6 great seasons, Corner Gas is going out on top. If you have never seen Corner Gas, you can check out this eason at http://www.ctv.ca. (Once upon a time WGN showed it in the United States but they decided to stink again and shoved way out in the middle of the night).
I love Corner Gas - it is my favorite show and I will miss it. Something hilarious happens in every episode. It is right there with Seinfeld in writing and with Mary Tyler Moore in casts that just "gel".
So, I'm down to "Big Bang Theory" (which is on a roll this year), "How I Met Your Mother" (which is kind of slipping), and "The Office" (which is really slipping). I can only hope for a Corner Gas movie now!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I'm beat. Another long week of work is over. Too sleepy to write more. Just wanted to let everyone know that we made it through here fine.
I am sooooo ready for the weekend. I have another trip just around the corner - next Thursday. Today is pretty quiet. Most of my setup happens on Monday-Wednesday.
Here is a link to one of the videos about Dan Miller that I thought was really incredible - http://www.wsmv.com/video/19143496/
(Also see http://www.wsmv.com/video/19143017/ which is very moving)
It's still hard to get my head around his passing - such a surprise. It really makes you reflect on your own life and those around you especially since he seemed appeared to be pretty healthy.
That's it for now. More excitement later..if we don't blow away.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
To anyone reading this blog that is not in Nashville, this entry won't mean a lot. To those of us who have been here for years, Dan Miller was the local news. Dan was on Channel 4 as far back as I can remember and there was a certain comfort in that. At one time, Channel 4 was far and ahead the number one station here and one of the top rated stations anywhere in the country - they had a lot of local programming that just clicked. I met Dan Miller one time quite a while back at some community event and he was a very nice guy.
On television, his sense of humor was always a visible part of who he was. Rarely did a night go by without him laughing at something that happened. He had a great chemistry with everyone around him - especially retired weatherman Bill Hall. You knew he loved what he was doing and the people around him. It's sad to see someone like him go because he is also connected to memories of my childhood and more and more of those people are retiring (or passing on). I guess that is part of getting older!
Dan will be missed.