Saturday, May 25, 2013

Days Off

Going away for a little while.  But will be back for next week's show.  However.  Yesterday's show won't be posted for a little while.  Please forgive me.  Have a safe & happy weekend.  xoxo

Friday, May 24, 2013

Whither Junk?

Hey man. I got a lot of good junk at my place. Wanna take a look?

Not now! Not now! Come between 4 & 6 pm today.  You can get to my place at 88.1 on the fm dial or at <a href="">WRFL</a> - you know where that is?

Good. Good. I'm serious, man, it's some really primo grade-A junk.  Yeah.  See you then.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Preface To Junk: Boom! 1600 Posts

Speaking of junk, I was thinking of making a poem based on the first words of every post written to date.  What made me change my mind?  This:

Hi this when here's but quick this I in I we why Halloween.

It's worse than playing Mad Libs with a bunch of people half your age in a rented mini-van on the way to Atlanta!

It's also probably better than the poems I used to write when I was sad enough to write poems.  Now, I fear, I am too sad.

I have no reason to mention this but I enjoy playing the trivia game You Don't Know Jack on my iPad.  But I refuse to log in with my Facebook account.  First, I don't want to give up my personal goofball data that easily; & also, who wants to play video games with Facebook friends?  Competition brings out the worst in people.

Said Adam Smith to Karl Marx playing Words With Friends.

I have too much to do to count the number of posts like I like doing but I will point out that:

Post # 1: September 12, 2006
Post # 1600: May 23, 2013

If I were writing a Harry Potter or Game Of Thrones-sized book, it would take me nearly seven years to finish it!

Unless the Harry Potter books aren't that big.  Should I have said Dune?  Would anyone get that reference these days?  In the 1980s, maybe.  But now?

I'm a little sleep-deprived.  How are you?  Did you find your way here by accident?  I thought so.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tomorrow With Be The 1600th Post On This Blog

Who cares?

It's a little amazing how little we know about the year 1600 (CE, but at the time, AD).  Just looking at Wikipedia's page for the year, there are several unknown dates of things we know happened that year & people we know were born that year, but the dates are not exact.  Also, there's a section called "probable."  It might not have happened, but it's probable it did!

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the address of the American President's residence, known as "the White House."  The zip code, by the way, is 20500.  In case you want to write something.  Although there's also an email address, or rather, an online form.  What?  No ""?

Obama might be afraid George W. Bush still occasionally checks his mail at that address.

There's also a 1600 Smith Street, a giant office building in Houston, but you wouldn't want to visit there, let along email anyone who happened to be around.  It's an office building in Houston, for pete's sake!

Ah, 1600 CE.  Shakespeare wrote The Merchant Of Venice that year.  Nothing that grand will ever ever come from this blog.  In 1600, Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake.  That's more of the mood around here, generally.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I must've misspelled "Caesar" two thousand times while writing stuff down for this show.  I was going to write some kind of riff on "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears," but every time I wrote "Caesar" it came out as "Casear" or "Ceaser" or "Cesaer."  Julius Ceaser?  Dude, stop!

Many spoken word pieces on this show, as well as a hip hop version of a famous soliloquy.  What more could you want?  Except, perhaps, for a night at a Roman orgy?  Really?  You'd want that?  Weirdo.

The show is now at the ruins I call "the Self Help Radio website".  Or you can listen directly by choosing either part I or part II.  Please note the use of Roman numerals.  Caesar songs in each part listed below.

Gratias vobis ago!  For listening, I mean.

(part one)

"The Story Of Rome: Enter, Caesar" Jim Weiss _Julius Caesar & The Story Of Rome_
"Julius Caesar" The Mills Brothers _The 1930s Recordings_
"Caesar" Ty Segall _Melted_

"Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)" Morris Schreiber _Windows For Youth: Guidance Through Literature_
"Caesar Needs A Brutus" Simon Bonney _Forever_
"Julius Caesar (Memento Hodie)" Nico _The Marble Index_

"Caesar" Iggy Pop _American Caesar_
"Caesar's Palace" Charles Wright _The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band_
"Ides Of March" Stag _Stag_

"High School Caesar" Reggie Perkins _Teen-Age Riot!_

(part two)

"Young Caesar 2000" The Mountain Goats _Zopilote Machine_
"Little Caesar On A Bicycle" Rock*A*Teens _Golden Time_
"Little Caesar" Blondie _The Hunter_
"Caesar" The Cannanes _The Cannanes_
"Unto Caesar" Dirty Projectors _Swing Lo Magellan_

"Julius Caesar" Brother Dave Gardner _Live In Concert, Vol 2_
"Caesars Tod" Ute Lemper _Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill_
"Three Times (Julius Caesar)" Flocabulary _Shakespeare Is Hip-Hop_

"Eric The Gardener" The Divine Comedy _Fin De Siècle_
"Caesar's Planet" Gene Defcon _Fields & Streams_
"Ease Up Caesar" Asian Dub Foundation _Punkara_
"Julius Caesar Plum Cake Dance" Pino D'Angiò _Italian Classics: Pino D'Angiò Collection, Vol. 2_

"Czar" Moev _Dusk & Desire_
"Czar" Frank Black _Frank Black_