March 28, 2010

Goofy World

Who cannot like John Prine?

"It's A Big Old Goofy World" 1991

March 24, 2010

The Week That Was

What a week at work. A few fights. Last night (my Friday) we went to the gym and as soon as I hit the weights a tune rose from the speakers from Sirius, XM or whatever the gym subscribes to. It was the perfect song as if played on cue for the end of the week. It's been forever since I've heard it and I sang along while pumping the iron.

The Rolling Stones "Street Fighting Man" 1968.

March 10, 2010

The Thrill of Gibberish

baut new cell phone last week
plan came w/ un-lmted txting
nver txted much bfor
dout Ill txt much on it
dont c much point in it

Has camra
watch tv on smll screen.
web conected
can roll lital dicies
hole spektrum of time waister apps

March 3, 2010

Mr. Kite

I don't know why but lately I've been listening to a lot of Beatles music. It started when I heard 'Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite!' on the radio.

It's from the 1967 Sgt Pepper album. Lennon wrote the song taking inspiration from a nineteenth century circus poster for Pablo Fanque's circus which he purchased in an antique shop shortly before recording the album. Mr. Kite is believed to be William Kite, who worked for Pablo Fanque from 1843 to 1845.

One of the most musically complex songs on Sgt. Pepper, Lennon wanted the track to have a "carnival atmosphere", and told producer George Martin that he wanted "to smell the sawdust on the floor." In the middle eight bars, multiple recordings of fairground organs and calliope music were spliced together to attempt to produce this request; after a great deal of unsuccessful experimentation, Martin instructed Geoff Emerick to chop the tape into pieces with scissors, throw them up in the air, and re-assemble them at random.