Sunday, December 08, 2019
Sounds of December: Billy Squier, 'Christmas is the time to say 'I Love You'' and the best and worst of MTV
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Sounds of December: Rend Collective adds two lines, and "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" is a great Christmas song
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Think about the path I took.
Just when I think these times,
Have gotten the best of me.
My father on the floor,
It's a wonderful life.
Snowball fights outside.
Smile below each nose and above each chin.
On Saturday nights.
Boy, what I would give,
For just one more.
Do you know my name?
Light my way,
Lift my head.
Light my way.”
It's not an uncommon theme for Christmas. From Ebeneezer Scrooge to Ed Asner's character in "The Gathering," we see broken people asking for help and getting it at Christmas. "The Gathering," by the way, is pretty much the best Christmas movie ever and I get choked up watching that, too.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
I hit the iTunes search bar with "Christmas" plus "New York," "Manhattan" or any number of terms that could lead to something new.
Monday, December 02, 2019
There are songs celebrating the Christmas season, including “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”
Yoko often makes abstract music the way some artists make abstract paintings. Sometimes the paintings connect with a viewer, sometimes you kind of shake your head and move to the next one. "Revolution 9" on the White Album is an example of abstract music. I've played it a couple times, because everyone should. Then I moved to the next song.
I didn't know what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised. "Listen" is a great song.
I’m not aware snow makes a sound when its falling. We would have heard it for sure this weekend when we woke up to about four inches. And there’s not a ton of depth in the lyrics, though Yoko gets points for mentioning New York landmarks.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Saturday, December 30, 2017
In the often sketchy world of autographs, a scenario like this would be cause for some concern. Will and I used to see tables at baseball card shows with stacks of photos signed by Mickey Mantle and wonder if the ink was dry. But I trust the Ford Museum.
The signature is on a sticker with the college’s logo, making it extra special!
Saturday, June 10, 2017
When I heard about the passing of Adam West today, my thoughts raced back to second grade and poor Mrs. Kellogg.
West, of course, was the Batman by which all other Batmans -- Batmen? -- are measured.
You have to understand that at age 8, I was all about "Batman," Reruns ran everyday after school and, remember, this was before VCRs and DVRs.
I had the toys and the Halloween costumes. My Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car was carved into the shape of the Batmobile. And every day at 5 p.m. I was glued to Channel 11 to watch the Dymanic Duo battle the Riddler, Catwoman and, on a good day, the Joker.
It was now painfully obvious that if some colorful arch-criminal would suddenly appear in the door of Room 12, only one of us was going to have a clue what to do, and it wasn't my teacher. She was lucky to have me there.
"Catwoman!" he replied, quickly and with a smile.