Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday music musings

Song of the Day: "Friday I'm in Love"  The Cure

I think I had a T-shirt that said "You've got the disease, we've got The Cure".  Not sure where it is, and honestly....not completely sure the t-shirt  ever existed. It's possible I made up the concept because I thought it would be a cool shirt to have.  

Ahhh, the joy of losing brain cells. At least I'm pretty sure it was fun. 

Speaking of The Cure , a friend of mine, who Robert Smith loves has got a new band together, an all-female  fab trio called Josephine. Check 'em out online and if you're in the NYC area check 'em out live!   They're  gonna be huge, so you can say you knew them back in the day. That's always cool.  

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders is back in action, and still rockin'.  She bought a place in the ol' Akron hood and is trying to make vegetarians out of those Ohio mouth breathers, ha ha.   I might have to check her out when she comes to Seattle

So now that I am "on staff" at Muzik Reviews, you should check my reviews for free while you still can, you never know when Rolling Stone or Blender will call.  :)

Happy Halloween!  And remember beer doesn't go with chocolate, wine does!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

If you're Mr. or Ms. Pro Crastinat0r,  here's a a few more ideas you can pull together quickly. 

True Blood character
I don't watch this show but apparently it's about vampires who look like real people; how hard can that be to put together? Makes me look at people on the street a little different though, because I guess you never know who's a blood sucker!

Since a bunch of people seem to be going out as Vampires or Sarah Palin this year, this could make you the ANTI "life of the party"  

Paint or sew or draw  "vampire slayer" on an old shirt.  Get some garlic, a cross or a wooden stake and something that looks like it's holy water.  

Or you could dress like a normal person too, now that I think about it Buffy was "one of us." You could also dress up as a priest but it might be hard to find a little boy to walk around with you all night. 

This is my costume this year.  If you've read my previous post on "punny" Halloween costumes, you'll know I'm not a fan of "normal" run-of- the ol' mill dress-up.  I picked up a devil's outfit the other night, just so I would have SOMETHING to wear. 

 And then it hit me...devil's outfit + the addition of a pin or some kind of label that says "Advocate"  Violia!  

Added bonus, watch the look on the faces of others when they  take in your devil outfit, see the name tag that says "advocate" and then slowly put it all together.  Priceless!  Or at least I am hoping it is.   


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Top 15 Halloween Songs

You’ve got your costume ready to go. The ingredients for Devil’s Food Cake and Vampire Blood Punch are in the cupboard.   A few jack-o- lanterns and spiderweb decorations and you think your party is complete, right?  Wrong!  Whether you’re having a small gathering or a full on barnburner, the zombies and witches still need to get their groove on.  Here's a list to get you started, most of these can be found on I-Tunes. 
  1. Devil Inside - INXS
  2. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon- A classic
  3. Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
  4. Spooky - Classics IV
  5. Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  6. Ghost Busters - Ray Parker Jr.  Who ya gonna call?
  7. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  8. Highway To Hell - AC/DC- So last century, they aren't online, scary
  9. Dead Man's Party-Oingo Boingo-Who doesnt like to say "Oingo Boingo" !?
  10. Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  11. Running With The Devil - Van Halen
  12. Withchy Woman- The Eagles
  13. Monster Mash - Bobby 'Boris' Pickett-Only time of the year you can hear this one!
  14. Somebody's Watching Me-Rockwell- You can discuss if  Michael Jackson is singing on this song or not....   And speaking of M.J, last but  NEVER least...
  15. Thriller – Michael Jackson-Download a "Thriller" Dance Session for added funny fun

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Morning Moanin’

(Props to the late great Bob Talbert, Detroit Free Press columnist)

Last night I couldn’t sleep and there’s nothing on TV.  Five gazillion channels and nothing on. Why is it late Sunday nights have a different schedule than the rest of the week?  I would prefer to fall asleep to my usual shows. The networks seem to run the STUPIDEST programming in the time slot from Sunday at 11PM on. My choices were pretty much “Hook”,  “Patch Adams” and the TBS standby “Pretty Woman”.  

You'd think network execs know Sunday night is big insomnia night, so run something good that a captive audience is gonna watch.  Usually you sleep in on Sundays, so you’re not tired at your normal bedtime.  Or you drank more coffee than usual, or you just have the Sunday Night Dreads.

My old EMU roommate was the first person I ever met who talked about the Sunday Night Dreads. I didn’t know anyone else had them.    SND is the feeling you get right after dinner usually, like around 7 or so…when suddenly you realize the weekend is crashing to a close. You’re ruminating about the good times, you’re sad it’s over, you’re mad because you didn’t get as much done as you wanted to.

And then, I really hits you…like a fat cat running from a water hose right at YOU.

Tomorrow is Monday.  (Scary music here)  Your tummy tumbles, your heart beats and your brain starts tossing around all the things you have to do tomorrow.

So you think you’d better get to bed because you have a big day.  But you can’t sleep.

So that’s where I was last night.  Mind racing, flipping channels and I came across the “Sarah Silverman Show."  I was apprehensive at first, I even went through all the channels again and there was seriously nothing else on.  At any rate, I feel like I don’t really know her so I thought I would give her a chance. 

It was pretty painful.  She’s a critics' darling- that makes me suspicious to begin with, I am usually not on board with the critics. 

Like for example, take  “30 Rock”… love love Tina Fey…Thought “Mean Girls” was great. She’s a smart woman who writes well and is not afraid to show her brain instead of the other b's. But "30 Rock" is generally not all that  Yet it keeps winning Emmy’s and the critics LOVE it.  Maybe there is a critic club I don’t know about. 

Speaking of Tina, enough with the Sarah Palin bit.  Tell Lorne to bite it man, the bit is over.  That is one of the biggest problems with SNL, is they just don’t know when to stop the bit.  And no, not an SP fan, just sayin…

Well, Sunday Dreads gone, and  Monday Moanin’ here… so “Good day and may the good news be yours!”