Archives for: August 2009

Random Music Recommendation

August 28th, 2009
Nat Johnson and the Figureheads Some of her songs (see the two demos) sound like a more upbeat, folksier Cat Power. But don't writer her off as yet another folksy singer-songwriter until you listen to "Dirty Rotten Soul". It's a brilliant, two-and-a-… more »

Be Sure to Notice the Hat

August 27th, 2009
Like many young Americans, I was always puzzled by the verse in 'Yankee Doodle' that states: "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni." Why would Yankee Doodle call his hat, or possibly the feather, macaroni? What similarity to curled pasta… more »

Also, Get Off My Lawn

August 26th, 2009
I discovered recently that a blogger whose writing I follow is only 31 years old. This surprised me, because he's a real source of knowledge and experience. Which means that I have slipped across another threshold of getting old: People younger than… more »

Inglourious Indeed

August 25th, 2009
I have yet to see 'Inglourious Basterds', but the film's premise disturbs me. I enjoy a good revenge film as much as anyone, probably more than most people; The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books, 'The Shawshank Redemption' a favorite… more »


August 24th, 2009
On the way back from SLO last night we stopped at the KFC drive-through in King City. The wife had a two piece meal and I had 6 chicken strips. I was pleased enough with them that I composed a little letter in my head. "Dear Kentucky Fried Chicken,… more »