The best thing about working with weather guys is the frequency with which I encounter the phrase “perturbation methodologies.”
So good: the Zimbabwean trad/pop genius Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s “Street Kid” http://tinyurl.com/y9yjnby
Haven’t posted any Furry Lewis in a while - shame on me. Here’s “I’m Going to Brownsville” from 1959: http://tinyurl.com/ybd3whk
Kevin Breit’s Sharrockian guitar madness splatters gorgeously all over this Sisters Euclid live track: “Tongue” http://tinyurl.com/ybj28qu
My Monday morning soundtrack: John Mooney - “The Bitter Pill” http://tinyurl.com/ycj7vgb
Man. If I had known how hard this gastric bypass was going to be, I’d have gotten a surgeon to do it.
*This* is how you start a rock song. Plus, great piano from Rabbit Bundrick. Pete Townshend, “Gonna Get Ya” http://tinyurl.com/ybszek2
Burger regret. Will I ever learn?
Maybe my favourite living male singer? Today, at least. Geoff Muldaur - “Walking to New Orleans” http://tinyurl.com/yaucsmn
Apparently my 8yo was “hyperbolating” just now. Someone needs to put her in charge of the English language.
Some typically stunning telecaster work from Jim Campilongo’s great “Heaven Is Creepy” album: “Pepper” http://tinyurl.com/y94hoep
Not to be confused with the BBQ Kings tune of the same name: Culture - “Too Much Pressure”, 1992 http://tinyurl.com/ydrnca8
Donut, go gentle into this good nightowl.
Now *this* is entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNR74UCidBI
Made it through our second ballroom dance lesson yesterday. Against all odds, still not attracted to dudes.
A healthy dose of optimism for your Monday morning: argie Joseph - “Sweeter Tomorrow”, 1970 http://tinyurl.com/yeoru77
This coffee tastes like a warm shit smoothie. Maybe the fourth cup will be different.
“C’mon, take heed…” Leadbelly (vocals, guitar) and Paul Mason Howard (dulceola!): “Ella Speed”, 1944 http://tinyurl.com/y8wcnzo
Friday. Decrappifying bash code, blasting Ride The Lightning, anticipating a mess o’ BBQ brisket for lunch. SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
RIP songwriter Bobby Charles, 1938-2010. He wrote “Walking To New Orleans” for Fats Domino: http://tinyurl.com/yawc2gd
I usually shy away from inflammatory or controversial statements, but I will say this: Pat Robertson is a bit of a poopy-head.
Genius: Curtis Mayfield - “Little Child Running Wild”, 1972 http://tinyurl.com/ycaa6wv
Dreamy folk/pop melancholia from Iceland: Emiliana Torrini - “Sunny Road”, live 2005 http://tinyurl.com/yeexerx
Why is it again I’m dickin’ around with mvapich rather than holding down Poncho’s spot in a Crazy Horse tribute band?
A banjo comedy routine that predates Steve Martin by 70 years: Len Spencer Fred Van Eps, “Hickory Bill”, 1907 http://tinyurl.com/yccpyxj
Survived first ballroom dancing lesson yesterday. But if the guys ask, I’m limping because that old shrapnel wound is acting up.
This festering abscess puts the “uncle” in “carbuncle.”
Recognized @sween in a Halifax restaurant just now. Would have asked him to sign my moobs but didn’t have a Sharpie with me.
Of course, it’s not as effective as posting your bra colour on facebook, but still: http://tinyurl.com/actuallydosomething
Feel free to play this at my funeral: The Derek Trucks Band - “Goin’ Home” http://tinyurl.com/ycdjoab
Nice try, frozen vegetarian lasagne entrée.
RT @Japanjin: Without a beard I look like a frozen turkey sitting on a pile of laundry.
I’m not above unzipping this fleece sweater-vest a little to get the upper hand in dealings with my female colleagues.
Charley Patton - “Prayer Of Death (Part 1)” Paramount 12799, 1929 http://tinyurl.com/ye858ly
I’ve been working here for two years and I just figured out how to open my pay stub. I’m special!
I’ve got an awesome Tiger-Woods-in-Vanity-Fair joke worked up, but I don’t have enough hatred for humanity to use it.
I just found a valid bash context that required me to backslash-escape a double-quote five times. I win! Simultaneously, I lose.
First Radio Borkum post of the new year, and it’s a good ‘un: Mobile Strugglers - “Raise A Ruckus Tonight” http://tinyurl.com/ycr9tko