Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Friday, May 16, 2008
So any way, after they tell you what the drugs for, they then spend the rest of the commercial telling you of possible side effects. One of the listed side effects had to do with increasing the risk of suicide, but that's not the stupid part of the commercial. What was really stupid was this: During the commercial you get glimpses of a couple walking through what looks like a field; as you near the end of the commercial, the camera pulls back, and you see the couple walking toward a tall cliff overlooking the ocean - just about the time they tell you of the risk of suicide!!
So how dumb is that...or is it a subliminal message: "You'd be better off dead than taking this pill!'
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
The famous Country/Pop singer 10 days before his 90th birthday. Now, he rates mention not bcause I'm a fan of his, but because my Dad was. In the mid-60s he had a hit song called "Make the World Go Away" which my Dad used to sing (not very well) at random moments in time. And he never seemed to know anything past the first line or two… "Make the world go away, take it off from my shoulders" as close as I can remember it. But he seemed to enjoy it. Now, the funny story connected to Eddy Arnold is this:
My Dad came back from one of his many business trips, and when my Mom was going through his suit prior to getting it cleaned, she found a napkin from some hotel bar. On the napkin was written "What are you doing in my life?" in Dad's handwriting. So my Mom asked him about the napkin, wondering who why it had that phrase written on it. Well, it turns out he'd been out with a few of the business associates wherever it was he happened to be (he traveled all over the world) and he heard a song playing, which he liked, and wrote down what he could remember of the title. The actual title was "What's He Doing In My World" by Eddy Arnold, and of course he added it to his repertoire of half sung songs, of course with the words the way he originally wrote them down!
So, Eddy, now that you're gone, and in heaven with Dad, please teach him the right words to your songs…
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
All together now..."It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all..."
Monday, May 05, 2008
You know, my wife is less than thrilled with my obsession with music (1500+ CDs), but she tolerates it. I find that in this current world of bad news and more bad news that it helps keep me sane & happy.
Besides, as a hobby, it's cheaper than hookers & drugs...
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Dream Brother by David Browne: An interesting concept - a dual biography of father and son Tim & Jeff Buckley. Both musicians, both died young, Tim at 28 of drugs, Jeff at 30 by drowning. Both apparently very talented, but neither rose beyond cult status. It's strange how their lives paralleled one another, yet while Tim was alive, he barely knew Jeff. A fascinating read, with the characters brought to life so as if you knew them.