Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Random Ten without

Didn't get any trick or treaters tonight. Well, didn't see any. For a good chunk of the evening I was hanging out elsewhere. For some reason a sing on the door reading "Hey kids door open and candy. S inside" didn't seem like a great idea.

1. Lou Rawls - Down Here On the Ground
2. New Order - Your Silent Face
3. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Bijou
4. Laurie Anderson - Walking and Falling
5. Metric - Youth Without Youth
6. Saint Vincent - I Prefer Your Love
7. Fleetwood Mac- Tusk
8. Fats Domino - Poor Me
9. The Band - The Weight
10. Diana Krall - Let's Fall In Love

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pre-Halloween musical fun

Here is one wacky cover. It's Screamin' Jay Hawkins singing Tom Waits' "Heart Attack & Vine" even hammier than the original, which should be impossible. Also he changes the line "There ain't no Devil there's just God when He's drunk" by substituting his own name for God's. Hope the Almighty has a sense of humor.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the moon, Alice!

The now not so recent changes in Blogger don't bother me as much now that I know that for text + media posts such as this one you can go back and forth from "compose" to "media." Which helps.

Anyway if you're out there, I hope that you're doing well, and that the blessings of the Halloween season are upon you.

Half The Moon Away from Sophie McPike on Vimeo.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sleeping beauty

Weird thing with the laptop tonight. I got home and it wouldn't stop hibernating. Not until I shut the power off cold, turned it on again and put up with all the restarting rigamarole. Which is probably not the best thing to do, but then neither is muling opium from Turkey, which I bring up for no particular reason.

No, I've looked this problem up and they suggest updating some drivers. This is worth a try, I just couldn't do it in the moment.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Timeless Saturday Random Ten

So I keep my watch X number of minutes on purpose. Partly so it won't be slow. Today a lady caught sight of my watch for a couple of seconds. She complains that the bus is late. I say no, my watch is fast. This doesn't seem to have any effect on her, so I repeat it. The bus comes and she bitches at the driver for being late, which of course the driver isn't.

Is it just plain easier to give the wrong impression than the right one?

1. Diana Krall - East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
2. Paul Simon - Sure Don't Feel Like Love
3. Broadcast - America's Boy
4. Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
5. Camper Van Beethoven - You Got to Roll
6. Ladytron - Sugar
7. Fleetwood Mac - Ledge
8. New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
9. Brian Eno - Little Fishes
10. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - You Belong to Me

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Behind the scenes

It being the second half of October, I'm hoping to put up a really weird post soon. If not creepy weird, at least surreal weird. As to what that entails, still figuring that out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ear. Shot.

Heard earlier tonight from a well-dressed fellow:

"Starbucks, this Starbucks has the most fucked up people. I mean, they're all assholes."

Was this gentleman drunk? I kind of hope he had at least that excuse. He was right in front of the counter, and I was further away from him than that and could hear him loud and clear. If you don't have the balls to cuss people out to their face, make an effort to insure that they don't wind up hearing you.