This is my attempt to create some interesting musings, uberservations and, perhaps, insights on both my personal and professional life.


Monday, June 26, 2006

A Journey to the Ship Yard

Bill Simmons from ESPN, writes a funny column called "Page 2." It's extremely funny and insightful.

Mr. Simmons included the best Journey video of all time in his recent article. Watch the video right now - I guarentee it will be the best use of 5 minutes of your day.

"Journey -- "Separate Ways"
A recipe for bliss: Take one of the cheesiest-yet-enjoyable bands of that era (Journey), bring them to an empty shipyard, have them play invisible instruments and lip-synch the hell out of their best song, throw in some ridiculous slow-motion closeups and multi-picture edits, and have a hot girl with a bad haircut walking around for no reason whatsoever. And if that's not enough, lead singer Steve Perry gives one of the greatest performances of the last 35 years -- he throws himself into this thing like DeNiro or Pacino. It's incredible. Everything about this slays me. If somebody gave me five minutes to sum up the '80s, I would just show them this video and be done with it."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Best Campfire Song Ever

I took my son camping last weekend up at Huddart Park and we had a great time. There were five families with a total of 12 kids, ages 6 mos. to 8 years old, on the overnight. My great friend, John, came along with his guitar to sing some campfire songs.

We dusted off the classics that John and I used to sing when we were in Boy Scouts together. The best of the group is The Cat Came Back. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, take a minute to absorb the genius, which is The Cat Came Back:

The Cat Came Back

Old farmer Johnson had troubles of his own
He had a yellow cat that wouldn't leave him alone
He tried and he tried to give that cat away
Gave him to a man going very far away

But the cat came back, the very next day
Oh the cat came back, they thought he was a gonner
But the cat came back, he just couldn't stay away, away, away

Gave it to a man going way out west
Told him to give it to the one he loved the best
First the train jumped the track, then it slipped the rail
No one is alive today to tell the sad detail

Gave it to someone going up in a balloon
Told him to give it to the man in the moon
Balloon came down about 90 miles away
But where the pilot is today I cannot say

Gave it to a little boy with a dollar and a note
Told him to go up the river in a little boat
To tie a rope around its neck and a weight of 20 pounds
Now they tell the tale of the little boy that drowned

Man on the corner swore he'd shoot that cat on sight
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite
He waited and he waited for that cat to come around
Nine-seven pieces of that man is all they found

The bombs started dropping just the other day
The missles were fired in the very same way
Russia’s gone, China’s gone, and now the USA [Sobs]
The human race perished with hardly a chance to pray

Monday, June 19, 2006

50 Worst Bands Ever

I would add The Fine Young Cannibals to the list of the 50 Worst Bands as listed by

I would take Asia off the list - fantastic band with epic ballads.

But, alas, I must agree with some of their views - most notably, Starship.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Global Warming Theory Stands Firm

For those of you concerned about Global Warming, look no further to get the real story on what's going on.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Put the Lotion in the Basket

For those of you who love Silence of the Lambs (aka the GREATEST comedy of ALL TIME), you will love this song/video called, "Put the Lotion in the Basket."

I encourage you to watch it/listen to it in its entirety. Classic.

Thanks Rolla for finding it for us.