Monday, February 18, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Seems like a dream...

I love Fleetwood Mac. I'm especially fond of the Bob Welch-era, post-Peter Green, pre- Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham...




Prior to Welch, Fleetwood Mac was largely a British R&B band. And a damn good one at that. You know Santana's "Black Magic Woman"? Fleetwood Mac did it first. Bob Welch came along at a very trying time for this band. These were the "bridge" years. What they lacked in commercial success they made up for in broadening their scope. Along came Nicks and Buckingham in '75, and the rest is history. All the same, this is in yeah-man memory of Bob Welch. Enjoy...

Saturday, January 26, 2019

I finally got around to watching this "film" about how the 9 /11 attacks were, somehow, an inside job...

And you know what? Fuck these guys...




I've encountered this "the truth begins with you" bait before. No, it doesn't -- the search for truth begins with the guys who insist that the government has been lying to us from day one.

Last time I checked, 19 al-Qaida assholes managed to hijack four American commercial planes and kill almost 3,000 people. The evidence for all that is overwhelming -- you may not like how easily those bunch of backsliding Muslims managed to make a mockery of our national security, and Lord knows I don't either, but it is what it is. And, clearly, that's the bitch of it.

 I don't place much stock in these strains of conspiracies. I tend to think the true conspiracies haunt the agencies and individuals bent on covering their asses...

Monday, January 21, 2019

The NFL is a joke...

I caught parts of maybe a couple dozen football games this season. Some Sundays, I felt like listening to jazz on NPR; on others, I queued up a mainly rock 'n roll playlist from my music library on my phone. Or, I put on the sports station and listened to Sunday night football, no matter which two teams were on -- not to mention that, being a baseball fan way above being a fan of any and all other sports, I didn't have a horse in any of the divisions' races. But some of my customers were football fans, so that worked out all right.

I did catch the two conference finals games yesterday. The Rams and the Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. Again, I don't have a horse in this race -- and, since I live in New England, that's really saying a lot. But I think the referees screwed up in key spots in both games, and that the Super Bowl might have featured the Saints and the Chiefs but for what this guy calls refball:




On a side note, I can't help wondering if football fans everywhere between Foxborough and Orange County are sensing a media market conspiracy afoot. The 2018 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox; Super Bowl 53 will feature the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. Not that I'm disparaging what the Rams, the Pats, the Dodgers, or the Sox accomplished. But what happened in the NFL yesterday does look really friggin' odd...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Someone made a video for that song?

O--kaaay...




I love Gentle Giant. And this is really weird...

Friday, December 7, 2018

I Love Frank Zappa...

How old was I when I first heard this... 18? 19?



What I do remember is laughing my ass off. And that the title was a spoof of Claude Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" -- a composition I've always loved, and sounds absolutely nothing like Zapoa's.

Enjoy. Or not. I can't please everyone all the time...