Saturday, March 25, 2006

It could alway get worse

I saw this sign outside a courthouse in Queens where we were filming yesterday. No comment required.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Back to High School

Recently I read that Epic was re-releasing the last 2 good Cheap Trick albums (they released a bunch after these, but this was the end of the line for them), Dream Police & All Shook Up.

I am happy to report that they hold up quite nicely, even though All Shook Up is really only half of a good record, but the re-release contained all of the "lost" EP Found All the Parts. Dream Police is about 2/3 a good record, but all of those wonderful high school memories... (except the one where I took my old girlfriend to see them at the Ft. Pierce Jai Alai Fronton during the One on One tour and we argued the whole show. They sucked by then, and she was simply a horror show).

Scoff all you want about these guys but I will go to the mat to defend everything up to 1981. Sure, everything is one giant Beatles ripoff filtered through 50 Marshall Stacks, but so what. Listening to Dream Police I can distinctly remember playing along on my Strat to the record so I'm happy I picked them up.

I also picked up the new record by Lewis Taylor called Stoned that my friend Carter recommended. This guy is something else! If you think there isn't enough Wah Wah pedal in today's music, rush out & get it.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Words Flying Like The Fists of Bruce Lee

Every day brings a torrent of new words from Grace. She will attempt to say any word you give her these days.
2 syllables - No Problem
3 syllables - She'll give it a whack

New words this week include:
Cereal (very clear)
Brocky (broccoli)
Wankel Rotary Engine

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Quick Thought

Sarah has a big birthday this weekend.
We are spending it quietly.

Feel free to call her and say hello (Sunday is the day).