Signs of Desperation November 1, 2012Posted by Michael in Entertainment, Politics.
Many months ago, just for kicks, I subscribed to the Obama campaign website. At first, the emails I received were routine.
But, for at least the last month, I have received daily solicitations which ostensibly come, alternately, from Barack, Michelle, Sheriff Joe, and Jim Messina (campaign director). They set deadlines for “must have” contributions, and the deadlines always slip. They lament that Romney is ahead of them at fundraising. They point out to me personally that I have not yet donated. They say the race is close, and they need me to help them continue their good work. They say that President Obama needs an additional term to work on his golf game.
OK, I made the last one up.
They always promise that if I give $5 or more, I will be entered in a raffle for a front-row seat at Barack’s election night party — airfare (presumably coach class) and an unspecified hotel are included. The lucky member of Baracks’s personality cult who could afford $5 will still be on the hook for meals, taxis, internet access and other incidentals.
I gotta wonder if it occurs to them that their emails have become spam, even to their own base.
A Prediction October 31, 2012Posted by Sobek in Entertainment, Politics.
Some time between November 7, 2012 and January 19, 2013, President Obama will issue a pardon to Eric Holder and probably other Justice Department officials, to cover their illegal activities in Fast and Furious. He’ll say that any allegations about Holder’s knowledge of the scandal are false, but that the nation needs to move on, and so he’s signing the pardons to prevent a witch hunt.
I feel pretty confident about this prediction.
Here’s a video for “Worry About You,” by Ivy. It was used as intro music for a television miniseries called Kingdom Hospital, produced by Steven King. I dig this song. It’s got a good, creepy vibe that works for Halloween.
Let ‘em Win or Bring ‘em Home October 24, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Heroes, Honor, Music.
Charlie Daniels Band with a good song.
Full disclosure: I’ve worked lighting for Charlie. He would open up his dressing room for drinks, snacks and photo ops with the Crew.
Just Posting This To Prove That I Did Not Inflict Every Possible “Rolling In The Deep” Cover On This Site October 16, 2012Posted by Michael in Entertainment.
I was actually quite selective
Watch the Skies . . . . September 20, 2012Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Sports, Travel.
pigs may be flying. Someone figured out how to make soccer interesting and enjoyable for me.
Love Is July 26, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Women Ranting.
Here’s a babe who had a hit that everybody has heard. I wonder if you remember the name of it.
Since I’ve never met LauraW, this is what I imagine she looks like.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter March 18, 2012Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Art, Entertainment, Heroes, History, Honor, Movies, Politics, Pop Culture, WTF?.
Note the sweet ax gun at the end.
Happy Birthday March 15, 2012Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Crime, Entertainment, Music.
To me. The big 44 for me today and this video makes me feel even older. I had the biggest crush on her when I was 13.
As the Snow Flies January 16, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Man Laws.
Some of you may remember that I used to work in ShowBiz ™. One of my very favorite acts to work was Mac Davis. He was a prolific songwriter back in the 70′s.
…he also began composing his own songs, with Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Rogers & the First Edition among the artists recording his work.
In 1968, Elvis Presley recorded Davis’ “A Little Less Conversation,” and soon after the King was requesting more of his work. After notching a Top 40 hit with Davis’ “Memories,” Presley reached the Top Five in 1969 with the songwriter’s “In the Ghetto,” a single from the landmark From Elvis in Memphis LP. Davis also arranged the music for Presley’s first television special before signing his own recording contract in 1970. In that year, he released his first chart single, “Whoever Finds This, I Love You,” from his debut album, Song Painter.
In 1972, Davis scored a number one pop hit with “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” which also reached the country Top 20. His crossover success continued throughout the decade, with singles like 1974′s “Stop and Smell the Roses,”
On Mac’s closing nights Practical Jokes would always be played. Mac was usually on the receiving end, fortunately he had a great sense of humor. This particular night, in 1977, I had an idea for a joke.
You’re all familiar with Elvis Presely’s recording of ‘In the Ghetto’, written by Mac. It starts with a melodic guitar intro then the lyrics “As the Snow Flies”.
We rigged up a box full of stage snow, directly over Mac’s stool. As he sang the lines, I tripped the snow.
Fortunately (for you) there is photographic evidence.
Run Away December 16, 2011Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Music.
I’ll admit that I’m unfamiliar with this girl which probably takes points off my
Country Folk Cred.
Nevertheless, I think you’ll like it.
Full disclosure: I saw Alison Krauss & Union Station live at the Idaho Botanical Garden, this year. It was great.