Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dollar Well Spent

The Set Up
Just picked up this relic, In perfect condition, from my local Housing Works Thrift Shop(pe) for A DOLLAR. I've thrown dollars away in comparison to this purchase. In fact, two days ago I gave a dollar to a subway bum who may (or may not) have been Blind, and he couldn't even play guitar...

Other Wastes of Dollars:

  • A Bad Cup of Coffee
  • Baseball Cards
  • The Claw Game
  • Amazon Prime
  • Anything involving Professional Wrestling/The Democratic Electoral Process
  • Pogs
  • Stripper Butt Slap
  • Mets Tickets
  • Arizona Iced Tea (Chock Full of High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Dog Costumes
In summation... Dollar Well Spent.

Song #251: John Mayal & The Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton) - All Your Love

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ultra-Casual Friday

You know its casual friday when your most of your coworkers are walking around the office singing this song.
How did he get his thang to hold a Microphone?
It only takes one second to get stuck in your head and then it's contagious. It's also Sexual Harassment, but so is everything R Kelly does.

Song #250: R Kelly featuring Tyrese, Robin Thicke, & The Dream - Pregnant

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Return of the Jet Lag

I barely woke up 10 minutes before I had to be at work today, and then I fell asleep the second I got home until now.The worst part is I'm too tired to change this horrible Tyler Perry Movie that was blaring on my TV when I awoke. Either the jet lag has come roaring back, or given way to olde fashioned exhaustion.

Pretty sure it's Daddy's Little Girls but I wish it was this movie.

Song #249: Brendan Benson - Jet Lag

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hump Day

Photo Credit: Sarah Pardo O'Donnell

Do the Humpty Hump; Do the Humpty Hump.
Do the Humpty Hump; Come on and do the Humpty Hump.
~ Jesus

Song #248: Digital Underground - Humpty Dance

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Great Facebook Purge

Halfway through my trip, my 3 and a half year old camera died. 10 years ago I would have missed half a trip's worth of memories. Fortunately in today's digicam wielding society all 45 of my travel buddies were snapping non-stop (My brother took 1350 pictures over 10 days). The funny thing is every morning I wake up with 20 emails about being tagged in different photo albums. I guess it's just the modern measurement of knowing you had a good time.

My album is coming a little late, and I'll probably double it for Flickr purposes, but hold tight because here is a sneak peak of a truncated vacation album coming to a social networking site near you.

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Song #247: The Kinks - Picture Book

Monday, August 9, 2010


You may be aware I've just returned from Israel only a few days ago. I'm still doing my best to adjust back to my Every Day (pun intended) Life. The Jet Lag is subsiding, thanks to the fact I've just been in a 3 day Coma, but the cultural adjustment is taking longer than expected. Where's my breakfast Hummus?? 

Picture Credit: 33% of Oklahoma's Jewish Population: Blair Wernick

The re-entry gets serious today when I have to get back to business. So today we start the return to normalcy with a great Rasta Mon-Day crossover. Again from one of my favorite movies, but definitely my favorite soundtrack, The Harder They Come, Desmond Dekker & The Aces with Israelites.

Song #246: Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jet Lag Continues

When I heard that animals like the Koala sleep 20 hours a day, I used to think that they slept 20 hours straight with a 4 hour day. Then when I went to Australia, I realized that Koalas just sleep basically all day, with a few minutes awake here and there equalling about 4 hours. Basically thats where I'm at right now. I have no idea how I'm going to get my work on tomorrow when I can't even go 5 minutes without slipping into a catatonic state.

Australia 2008

Today we take a break from Biggie Sunday to give credit to another kind of Gangster, Blind-Bluesman turned Tuvan Throatsinging Champion Paul Pena (Kesher 22, You guys know what I'm talking about). He didn't slang rocks on the corner, but his story of survival despite complete blindness is about as thug life as you can get.

Paul Pena 1950-2005

Today we have song he wrote that barely saw the light of day, but was lucky enough to get picked up by Smoker/Joker/Midnight Toker, Steve Miller. This hit would give Paul Pena all the royalties he'd need to scrape by for the rest of his days.

Song #245: Paul Pena - Jet Airliner