October 30, 2013

October 26, 2013

Hall & Oates

The other day I heard this song. Hall and Oates were, I thought, under appreciated by music critics. Their music still holds up thirty-one years later.

Daryl Hall & John Oates "One on One" 1982.

September 24, 2013

King's Court

I was helping with the estate sale today and came across a King's Court card game. My brother-in-law invented, marketed, and found investors for this game. As I recall it was around 1982. 

About a year ago I was talking to an inmate who knew the game very well and used to play it with his wife and another couple. He's now doing time for killing the man he used to play King's Court with for having an affair with his wife.

September 6, 2013

Sheet Plastic Video

I came across a weird little music video of Bob Schneider's "Wish The Wind".


August 31, 2013

Eastern High School Band Practice

That's not Benny Goodman...That's my Grand daughter.

August 21, 2013

Red Waves

The car buyer is my former boss. He called me right before wife and I left for the County Clerk's Office to transfer the car title to tell us there was a body in the parking lot. "We're walking out the door right now."

Two  minutes later we pull up in the parking lot, wife in her car. I'm driving the car to be sold. There were three police cars and a knot of Officers milling around behind the yellow tape next to the deceased car. They lifted the cover off of the body and put the body into a body bag while the other police were going through his car. There was a very large pool of blood next to the car. It was an apparent suicide in which the got out of his car, got on his knees and probably shot himself in the head causing the large amount of blood.

 By the time we changed the car title and walked out, a fireman was hosing down the parking area, diluting the blood. It had a metallic smell to it. The fire truck left and it was another day in Louisville. A car moving slowly through the lot causing a small wave of red water.

July 31, 2013

Twenty Five Years Ago

I woke up this morning we woke. "This time 25 years ago Janet and John brought us to the airport for our flight to honeymoon in Florida." I immediately thought that they're both gone from this earth now which was rather depressing. Bob Schneider "Come With Me Tonight" 2004

July 16, 2013

Times New Roman and the Louisville Times

We have less than two weeks left to clear out mother-in-law's condo. The place sold in less than two days by a cash buyer no less. We must be living right. A week ago we found a couple of pages of long ago defunct Louisville Times newspaper which featured photos of the devestation left by the April 3, 1974 tornado.

What I found more interesting were the ads.

Light-up your Party
with this mediterranean style Electrophonic
stereo bar   only $399


Electrophonic am-fm stereo phono 8-track player (hah!) 
only $199

Grand Opening Celebration At Devoe Paint
Come on out and win free prizes
  • color TV
  • 10 speed bike
  • free potholders (potholders would seal the deal for me)
  • balloons (whoopeeee!)
  • 500 rubber baseballs while they last
The average cost for a gallon of paint was six bucks...now a gallon of decent paint will cost thirty dollars or more.

Tornado victims! We will help our customers who suffered severe losses in the recent storms that struck Louisville

RCA XL-100 in a full door color console $599. 25" diagonal.       (If you lose everything in a tornado a TV will make everything all right especially when it's 600 bucks for a 25 inch screen)

Steely Dan   "Reelin' In The Years"   1972

June 28, 2013

More Will Sasso

Will Sasso as Michael McDonald taking a bath

June 26, 2013

Grief and Laughter

There was a death in the family last Thursday, my mother-in-law, six days shy of her 92nd birthday. Today wife and I went to her condo to meet a realtor to start the estate ball rolling. I got her mail and there were the usual ads and junk mail...and a couple of birthday cards. "Hope you're feeling better soon and have a wonderful birthday. It was a sad day to cap off a sad week.

This morning there was a guy on the Today show, a comedian. His name is Will Sasso. This is his lemon compilation video...weird but funny as hell.

April 9, 2013

Mama Tried

"Did you see that inmate's tattoo?"
"Which one?" He cocked his head and eyes at nine o'clock and whispered "right forearm"
 I took a peek and the crudely inked self done tattoo said "Mama Tride"


February 6, 2013


I heard this kind of spooky song on WFPK tonight and I just had to post it.

Tricky  "Overcome"  1995

January 22, 2013

Ray LaMontagne

This guy is so good. He's like the male Joni Mitchell time traveler.

Ray LaMontagne "Beg Steal or Borrow" 2010