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Monday, May 25, 2009

 
Delicate



Sad bastards at work day... lol - got into a track.



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

 
Thirteen: A keeper



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

 
Favorite Will Ferrell Sketch

Some people like cowbell, and some Gordon's Fisherman - and whatever else he's famous for - but bang for my buck - it doesn't get better than this...



 
Jackson Browne: Your Bright Baby Blues

The poor man's Dylan he is... but - I have to tell you - he was an amazing middle tier song writer. Straight forward and beautiful. Jackson Browne wrote songs like I would have wanted to write - - he captures very complicated emotions and boils them down to a desire or a very basic metaphor making it easy for stupid people like me to relate to something so wonderful.

If it weren't for Jackson Browne when I was younger - I wouldn't be half the kind of person I am now. He really taught me how to express myself through words. And I think my background and lifestyle meet up perfectly with who he is as an artist.




I'm sitting down by the highway
Down by that highway side
Everybody's going somewhere
Riding just as fast as they can ride
I guess they've got a lot to do
Before they can rest assured
Their lives are justified
Pray to God for me baby
He can let me slide

'Cause I've been up and down this highway
Far as my eyes can see
No matter how fast I run
I can never seem to get away from me
No matter where I am
I can't help feeling I'm just a day away
From where I want to be

Now I'm running home baby
Like a river to the sea

Baby if you can see me
Out across this wilderness
There's just one thing
I was hoping you might guess
Baby you can free me
All in the power of your sweet tenderness

I can see it in your eyes
You've got those bright baby blues
You don't see what you've got to gain
But you don't like to lose
You watch yourself from the sidelines
Like your life is a game you don't mind playing
To keep yourself amused
I don't mean to be cruel baby
But you're looking confused


Baby if you can hear me
Turn down your radio
There's just one thing
I want you to know
When you've been near me
I've felt the love stirring in my soul

It's so hard to come by
That feeling of peace
This friend of mine said
"Close your eyes, and try a few of these"
I thought I flying like a bird
So far above my sorrow
But when I looked down
I was standing on my knees

Now I need someone to help me
Someone to help me please

Baby if you need me
Like I know I need you
There's just one thing
I'll ask you to do
Take my hand and lead me
To the hole in your garden wall
And pull me through

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This next song is called the Late Show - most people outside of JB fans have never heard it but it has some of my favorite lyrical writing -





Everyone Ive ever known has wished me well
Anyway thats how it seems, its hard to tell
Maybe people only ask you how youre doing
cause thats easier than letting on how little they could care

But when you know that youve got a real friend somewhere
Suddenly all the others are so much easier to bare

Now to see things clear its hard enough I know
While youre waiting for reality to show
Without dreaming of the perfect love
And holding it so far above
That if you stumbled onto someone real, you'd never know
(youd never know)
You could be with somebody who is lonely too
(sometimes it doesnt show)
He might be trying to get across to you
(words can be so slow)
When your own emptiness is all thats getting through
There comes a point when youre not sure why youre still talking
I passed that point long ago

(long ago)

Now Im so tired of all this circling
And all these glimpses of the end
(you know its useless to pretend)
Thats all the voices say:
Youll go right on circling
Until youve found some kind of friend

I saw you through the laughter and the noise
You were talking with the soldiers and the boys
While they scuffled for your weary smiles
I thought of all the empty miles
And the years that Ive spent looking for your eyes

(looking for your eyes)
And now Im sitting here wondering what to say
(that you might recognize)
Afraid that all these words might scare you away
(and break through the disguise)
No one ever talks about their feelings anyway
Without dressing them in dreams and laughter
I guess its just too painful otherwise


Look--
Its like youre standing in the window
Of a house nobody lives in
And Im sitting in a car across the way
(lets just say)
Its an early model chevrolet
(lets just say)
Its a warm and windy day
You go and pack your sorrow
The trash man comes tomorrow
Leave it at the curb and we'll just roll away



Thursday, May 07, 2009

 
It's Been Raining



One of my favorite Rain songs - - and man it's been raining for a while now.

Hope all is well out in the world. We leave for Florida next wed. for the Rhodes / Fonock wedding and will be there through Sunday and then... wait... house warming at the end of the month and the France.

Drop me a line.




Favorites List
Pandora Song List
Amazon Wish List
Reading
Revolutionary Wealth - Tofflers
Brian Jones

Things Making Me Smile
The City
Newness
Listening - [out of 5]
Benjy Ferree - 4.8
The Thermals 3.1
David Gray 3.8

Quote(S)
Like the guy with the beard? YES - like the guy with the beers. What? Yep

Bands That I Check Schedules For
Badly Drawn Boy
Belle and Sebastian
Benjy Ferree
The Black Keys
Deerhoof
Drive By Truckers
The Eels
Enon
Kimya Dawson
Mark Hopkins Band
Oasis
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Ween

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Black Cat
Electric Factory
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8x10
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Recher Theatre
Sonar

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Bishop's Collar
Boccacio's
Cross Street Market
Hull Street
Joun Gak
Mick O'Shea's
No Way Jose
Porter's
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Turner's
The Waterfront Hotel

My Greatest Hits (that's so lame)

The time I almost killed a child
July 4th in Korea
Excerpts from Demian
Why I screen phone calls
Bret's Death Metal Report
A conversation at a cocktail party
A conversation at breakfast
So you think you are a Baltimorian
A conversation about a girl singer
Observations from a bar
Observations of strippers
Tech Language
Why I love Oasis
I would go to war
"You Son of a Bitch" An Open Letter to Tom Friend
Dance to Your Ocean
Dream Ranch
When men become pussies
Jason Whitlock is a racist propaganda promoter
Pitchfork takes music snobbery to new level
The Cosmic Clash of the Red Sox and Cubs
The Hatred that is Runts Candy
Starting corporate line-up
Google Bio
Do you know me? List 1 / List 2 / List 3
The Night I Burned Philly Down
So You Want to be a Booze Hound
She Said it was Free
Funniest Corporate Story Ever
Striped Shirts and the Fucks that Wear Them
Death Peddle
NEW!!!
Pieces of Morning
Oasis Album Revew
The Art of Tipping
Starting Fires With Grass Stains
Bret's Federal Hill Food Review
Sexcapades and your Picture on the Internet
Stupid Secrets
Stupid Secrets the Return


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hive3.com
Indie Video Archive
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