October 28, 2007

80's music and my kids.

I have an eclectic musical taste. It encompasses classical, crooning, big band, folk, country, western, rock, novelty, punk and various other sub-genre. Most modern classic and improv jazz leaves me cold. As does disco. I grew up during the polyester disco craze and was so glad when the Sex Pistols and the Ramones came onto the music sceen. (KROQ!).

My largest bunching of songs I like hail from the 80's. Over the top music with some Raw edges and a good amount of Camp. Fun stuff, fun bands, good times associated with them.

At any rate, Quite a few teens around here have embraced some of the more popular 80's bands and with my collection my kids are no different. They know the Beatles, Sinatra and Boomtown Rats among others.

Connor, however is a different sort of kid. He loves music. Certain songs he will latch onto and repeat. He is adept at searching Google Video and watching Looney Toons.

Somehow someplace he got an 80's band video onto his most watched list. The Pet Shop Boys is one of the more successful English bands from the 80's and the song "Oppertunities" has been played and played since it first aired. Not exactly what you would expect a nine year old to be listening too.

I cant help but smile sitting in the next room hearing him belt out the dulcet tones.

Here is the video:

October 26, 2007

oooh disaster! lets make it a politica! item!

Rush Limbaugh has been calling the 'traditional' news outlets the "drive-by media".

More and more I am agreeing with his assessment. Take something going on right now that directly affects me. The So Cal fires, not because I used to live down there, rather that I have many good friends down there.

The news down there isnt quite enough to fill the pages? We have to have sound bites about man made Global warming being to blame. Comparisons between Qualcomm stadium evacuation and the Superdome.

The water drop planes not being allowed to fly in unsafe wind conditions without fire spotters being a headline as well.

And of it all the fact that they think us so gullible is the topper.

The brave men and women fighting the fire have made great strides in getting and keeping the fire contained and they have saved lives and property again and again.

October 21, 2007

WWSD? (what would Shoo do)

Shoo in a comment on his blog said he like being attacked randomly by people. (this was in a response to someone saying treat people they way you want to be treated. Anyways I saw this vid and thought of shoo,.

October 19, 2007

Pretty cool WoW vid

This is what happens behind the sceens when your MMO server is down!

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October 18, 2007

Cruel Humor

I was thinking of a posting about my ole buddy Tim and realized I didnt have a picture. So I googled "people who look like tim" and lo and behold. This is pretty accurate with my mental image.....

October 12, 2007

Tarnished Nobel?

I'm a bit let down that the Nobel Prize people would hand the prize over to someone that is doing a good job lying for his own benefit. We have a good chunk of the school systems and the News media trumpeting his cause despite the truth.

to paraphrase a friend of mine, The truth is not important here, the message is all important.

Anyways, it looks like a UK truck driver has more sense then the Nobel Prize people. 11 lies that school kids should know about Gores film