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Girl Power.

When it comes to music a lot of folks will probably say woman musicians have had a hard time getting the props they deserve for creating GOOD music, and have to work harder than most bands with male musicians do.  That may be true…but there is a very good reason behind it.  The reason is...

Diiiiiiiig?

I could go on forever on the worst songs of the 90s…and sadly, probably 1/4 of them I probably actually liked for a brief period of time, or tricked myself into thinking I liked.…and I could most likely be caught singing to several of them in my car.   It is only after maturity sets...
The Stones, Aerosmith, and Breathless

The Stones, Aerosmith, and Breathless

  When it comes to music, I can be a bit nostalgic at times, and with the ease of finding most music online at iTunes, I can immediately think of a song from my past that has gotten stuck in my head, search, find it, and then be listening to it within minutes.   Coming from...

Franken-Turd 12-01-12—Never Forget.

My youngest son recently turned nine.  Nine isn’t a hugely monumental age in terms of being a kid, I certainly don’t remember much about nine.  For my youngest son, Pico-de-nacho, nine for him meant a sleepover.  I remember being at sleepovers as a child, and I remember many of those instances being quite rowdy, and...

Huge Pulsating Hunk of Gold Crap.

When our family grew to four we realized, or perhaps were just subtlety brainwashed by media, that we needed a larger family style vehicle. In stereotypical fashion we purchased a mini-van- A Gold Chrysler Town and Country. It wasn’t spectacular or remarkable in anyway on the day we bought it slightly used, and it would...

Pins and Needles

Recently I have been trying to alleviate stress, and help curtail some headaches I’ve been having (mostly due to stress and tension) I’ve decided to go back to acupuncture. Go back, you say? Several years ago, I think around 2001-2002 I had gone to acupuncture several times to try and help some similar headaches I...

Where art thou Downtown Mall?

In a sad way, I miss the Downtown Mall.   I mean, in reality, I do not miss it at all.  It was a sh** hole.  A scary sh**hole at that…but it had a certain element of charm.  Every town or city needs that “bad part of town” for legitimacy.  Some cities like Detroit go overboard and...

Time Machine—Feels Like The First Time

It didn’t take too long from the time the amigos started posting random dreams for me to have one of my own.   Here it is… I was on a photography outing with my friend Stephen and we were going to be photographing for several weeks in a coastal area….the weather was pretty miserable and Stephen...

Reasons why my job whops

I’ve posted a lot of information on why my job, and the people I deal with on a daily basis suck the ever-lovin’ life from my body…but it has reached a new lows. I always play music in my class.  Not so much for their enjoyment…but for my sanity. I was listening to Ennio Morricone...
Tremor is thumpin' ground

Tremor is thumpin’ ground

Gentlemen, Meet Dr. Tremor….he sounds imposing, but really, he’s not so bad.  The initial taste would lead you to believe he may be more intense than his Pepper counterpart…maybe, even leave you with an flavor aftershock or two…sadly, while he does have a pleasant aftertaste….he is only a 4.5 on the taste richter scale… While Raley’s...

One way to spend a horrible night.

This weekend marked the 5th year of a gathering of friends from elementary school, high school…and beyond. A group comprised of some of the amigos…and some who are not official member. This year’s event was held at Lake Shasta. Due to an overload of activities in my schedule in the weeks before and after this...

I’ma Freestyle….part II

Yesterday after work I had to stop by Winco to pick up a few random items for dinner. The gathering of those items went smoothly. I found a fairly short line and was prepared to get in and out of Winco without incident….until I heard some sounds. “Huht. Huht. huhuht. yeah.” My ears are just...