Friday, April 28, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
What I'm Listening To
Toto - Falling In Between (new release-these guys are still going strong)
Spock's Beard - Snow & Octane
Neal Morse - Testimony & One
Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad
Stevens, Levin & Bozzio - Black Light Syndrome
Joe Satriani - Engines of Creation (found this and the previous at a used music place)
The Beatles - Everything (someone stole my Beatles collection a couple of years ago so I'm checking them out of the library and giving them all a listen-these guys are the kings!)
More "Thank God for the Public Library" Stuff
I'm on a bit of a jazz kick right now. A lot of this stuff I used to have on album but never replaced it when CD's came out. I'm hooked again.
Bob James - Joy Ride
Spyro Gyra - Catching the Sun
Russ Freeman - Drive
Benoit/Freeman Project - self titled
Larry Carlton - Deep Into It
Larry Carlton/Steve Lukather - No Substitutions
Lee Ritenour - Overtime
Vince Guaraldi Trio - self titled
Hancock, Brecker, Hargrove - Directions in Music
Weather Report - Best Of & Heavy Weather
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
In keeping with the "Eight is Enough" theme, here's 6 more 70's icons I'd love to run into.
1) Susan Dey - had a huge crush on Laurie Partridge.
2) Alan Alda - to get my M*A*S*H connection going.
3) Ron Howard - Happy Days are here again.
4) Tim Conway - kept me in stitches on Carol Burnette
5) Valerie Bertinelli - another crush.
6) Betty Buckley - yet another crush.
6.5) Jan Smithers -played Bailey Quarters on WKRP. Loved her!
Of course there are many more but most are deceased. Would have loved to chew the fat with Don Knotts, Buddy Ebsen, and many more. So, who shall I run into next. Perhaps Florence Henderson will come into town.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Then one day someone sends Jason a letter: This is for you. It leads to an offer to write letters for a living. A whole new world is opening up for Jason.
He should have asked a few more questions about the job."
Now, wouldn't you pick up a book that said that on the back? (Maybe not, but if you're a writer you would) Well, I did and the book started out promising and ended up in the dead letter office. The end reminded me of one of the many stupid Stephen King endings I can remember. Not at all what I had expected or hoped for. Skip this book. The payoff is nil.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
- Jesus didn't die at the resurrection. He was drugged to appear dead then taken down prematurely and nursed back to health in the tomb. The man who is pushing this theory forward has no proof but his new book, "The Jesus Papers" will likely become a bestseller putting scads of money in his pocket.
- Jesus didn't walk on water. He walked on a piece of floating ice. See, there was a cold snap in the Holy Land that year and...well...you get the point. This theory comes from a professor at Florida State University. (they get a lot of ice down there) Next thing you know, he'll say Jesus had a thriving ministry to wayward penquins. (Thus throwing together two hot trends at the moment...Jesus and Penguins)
- Jesus asked Judas to betray him. "Say, Judas? Ummm...if you're not busy a week from Thursday, I've got a little something I need you to do." This theory comes straight to you from some newly found document called "The Gospel of Judas." Wow! This is my chance. This is the open door I've waited for. It's time for me to publish..."The Gospel of Marty." Well...he's got a gospel...she's got a gospel...all God's chillun got a gospel.
All this crap is brought to you thanks to the popularity of "The Da Vinci Code." Anyone who has a bit of an idea can cash in and ride this wave to financial security. I need to go now so I can work on my ideas. Let's see...Jesus didn't turn water into wine...it was just a light ale.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
I must admit that I'm a sucker for a good sea adventure book. This wasn't it. It was only okay. It seemed very cliche' and I've never read a book with so many typos in my life. Where was the editor? Perhaps I'll pick up another of his books another time...give him another chance. It seems all of his books are about the sea. This one reminded me too much of that old movie "The Day of the Dolphin" with George C. Scott. Weaponizing dolphins is a concept that's been around a long time. I had hoped more could have been done with it. Alas, it was not.