Tuesday, December 28, 2021


A few songs I've been listening to this week....

Friday, October 22, 2021


++Where was I when this came out? Better late than never. Big advocate for when ladies pull the Belinda Carlisle guttural growl out of their repertoire. Big ups.

++Terry Gross always comes out of hiding for the cuties.

++Sadly, the old US weekly phrase "stars, they're just like us" refers to the fact that they need to do stuff to save/make money too.

++All the Indian casinos changing their names to something unpronounceable out of the blue. All' uh sudden.

++Thought from about 4 months ago: Huh, Constance Wu is married to Honus Honus. Huh.

Monday, September 13, 2021


Resurrecting these two beauts/masterpieces for any Young Ones who might accidentally happen upon on my musical planet. (Along with titles this time in case the videos disappear as they sometimes do):

Tears for Fears- Sowing the Seeds of Love:

Omega-Gyöngyhajú lány:

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Tommy Tadger

++If anyone is *still* coming here looking for new reccs I'm afraid I'm of no use because allz I listen to these days is deep cuts of The Guess Who and Tommy James and the Shondells.[1968, let's goooooooooo!] Ol' TJ was operating on another level for his time. His songs might finally be with the times in 2070.

Fun facts: Tommy James is still alive and kicking and people from across all walks of life and social strati love Crystal Blue Persuasion.

++Body Snatchers: What's with the weird phenomenon of companies using actors who look and sound like other more popular actors in tv commercials? You got one guy doing a clearly bad impression of Nick Offerman and another lookalike toning down Jason Bateman's snark. One thing I recently figured out is that the Kevin Hart commercial where he is yelling across the street at his neighbors was a nice subtle way to have him socially distance during covid.

Monday, July 12, 2021


++Still so in love with Nice Guys🤷🏻‍♀️(the movie). Are they related to the Five Guys? Hm. Gets better with every viewing. Could exist in the same universe as OUATIH as a sequel?

++There aren't enough back and forth duets out there if ya ask me!

++Hadn't noticed before how Seinfeld-y the bassline to SOS Band's Just Be Good To Me is...

++Other recent revelations: Noel Fielding's designs for Fendi are a lot more subdued than one would expect, and that Maya Angelou had some standup level comic timing!

++We've got a huge feral cat that scarily/thankfully has staked out our domicile as his territory, and of course I've nicknamed him Mark Dennis despite the fact that he's a tabby.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Never Stopped Me Dreaming


++Can't remember if I've already blogged about this but this beloved English song below is completely based on their team losing and will it still hold up if the team wins? (My deep affection for this song while not ever having been part of the fanbase reminds me of this famous quote).

++After decades of obscurity, my my, what a year for the band Sparks.

++This past year people started inexplicably making the air horn noise sound effect,and like, where did that start?

++Maybe they need hot spot treatment.

Saturday, May 22, 2021


++Is this a real memory I'm having of something that happened or am I remembering an old episode of Sex and the City?

++That feeling of relief/elation you get when an author you love is still alive!

++Little known trivia related to today's current events:  Acclaimed singer/songer James Taylor pronounces his first name "Hamas" Taylor. Anyway, speaking of Jameses, here are a few songs I'm listening to right now mostly inspired by the great Anthem Mag and an old episode of Lee Mack's Desert Island discs. I think JBM was the former moniker of the now Jesse Marchant..I like JBM better, but as always no one gives me authority over these decisions.

Monday, May 10, 2021

That'sa Spicy Baseball

++For years I've been mostly indifferent to Jimmy Fallon's bits or games; his shenanigans in general. He's also far and away the most continuously critiqued interviewer in the You Tube comment sections for some time now. He just cannot win whatever he does.

But I don't know what happened to me or YT because  over the course of the horrific past few years (probably due to people wanting to avoid the rancor of the 24 hour news cycle)..the tide of public opinion seems to have slightly shifted on him specifically when it comes to comments about his games. Interviews are really still not his strong suit but I've been loving revisiting old episodes of Password and Charades that are years old and most specifically, a bastardization of Documentary Now, called "the First Drafts of Rock" that he does with the equally amazingly versatile Kevin Bacon (that I might link to here later). And the comment community seems to agree with me on this point, for the time being.

All of this has nothing to do with Melanie, I just felt like posting this song,lol.

++I don't mind Blake Shelton, but exactly how much do I need to know about Blake Shelton?

++Every now and then you come upon an actually good/useful Mojo You Tube video. And you are enriched. The Mojo lady voice will haunt your nightmares til the end of your days as a toll, but yes, you are enriched.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


++S'been a while since I've someone relaxed and having fun. What's that about?

++Yikes, get a focus group that's lived thru the past year, C*ldplay.

++Whenever I hear Lorde's Liability I always think someone should do a lyric response/answer video called "Asset" but then that's most all songs these days.

++Wild. Latest photo from Mars Ingenuity:


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