Sunday, January 30, 2011


And a sorry day it is when the best music store in Florida, perhaps the Southeast, has to close.
Been going there for almost as long as I've been in Florida, 20+ years; found it first on Dale Mabry, then followed it to Henderson. Records, cassettes, CDs - they had it all. Really going to miss it, it's a damn shame really when almost the only thing left is FYI (For Young Idiots).
So, sorry to see you go, maybe someday you'll be back...(hey, stranger things have happened)...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Yup, 75 years old today; the first beer sold in a can, from Richmond VA. So raise a can of beer, and toast to the next 75 years...and the next...and the next...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Why is beer better than wine? Human feet are

conspicuously absent from beer making."

— Steve Mirsky, Scientific American; May 2007

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Kate Beckett (the gorgeous Stana Katic) to a street magician she's just busted:
"Alakazam, jackass"

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Yeah, you in the SUV - you know, the one that drives up the side of mountains and crosses raging rivers?
Well, do you think that you could not slow down to 1 MPH to cross the freaking railroad track!!
Just once, please...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish singer-songwriter who scored several hits throughout the ’70s and ’80s, most notably, “Baker Street” and “Right Down The Line.” Launching his career as a busker in London’s Underground during the late ’60s, Rafferty soon teamed up with future actor, Billy Connollyin a band called the Humblebums. In 1972, he helped form Stealers Wheel who had a hit with “Stuck In The Middle With You.” Six years later he released City To City which included the smash hit “Baker Street,” with one of the most instantly recognizable openings in pop music history. The album will go down in history as the one that knocked the groundbreaking juggernaut, Saturday Night Fever soundtrack out of the #1 slot in America. He released several more albums over the course of the next two decades, but none came close to the success of City To City. In August of 2008, Rafferty reportedly disappeared from a hospital where he was being treated for chronic liver problems, leaving all of his possessions behind. He resurfaced in the media in February 2009, apparently living in hiding and being cared for by a close friend. Other reports indicated however, that he was suffering from alcoholism but otherwise doing fine. What IS known is that he was still making music, having released Life Goes On in August of 2009. In November of 2010, Rafferty was taken to a hospital where he was placed on life support due to liver failure. He was later taken off support and subsequently passed away on January 4, 2011. He was 63.

And "Stuck In the Middle", what a great car song; I'll always remember driving along in the front seat, seated between Larry & Mark, singing at the top of our lungs..."Stuck in the middle with Jews...", because I was, and they were...