And then All Things Changed

(Somehow rearranged.) And it happened driving somewhere in somebody’s car, that the radio played the M/A/R/R/S mashup “Pump Up the Volume,” and music changed forever, all at once.

NOTE TO SELF: “… and then all things changed, somehow rearranged” are the lyrics I remember from the early 1980s HBO show “Remember When.” Dick Cavett hosted the series, which took on a topic and explored it for an hour, very much in the same way modern documentaries are done today, taking one topic, then exploring all branches that lead from it. The theme song:

Posted October 22, 2017, under:
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An important song for me

No explanation, really. At the time — 1991, I think — I was stuck in a bus for two days. It moved forward, yes, but ever so slowly. All the time, all I had was my Sony Walkman and one single tape — “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John. Also, I only had two batteries. I also had one book, “Fear and Loathing in the Campaign Trail” by Hunter S. Thompson. The batteries ran out, I read the book twice. What a miserable time. What a wonderful moment.

OK, so there was some explanation.

Posted November 17, 2016, under:
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Rhiannon

Somewhere along the way, a friend of mine posted this video on Facebook, and I stopped disliking the song Rhiannon, that for whatever long-forgotten reason I disliked.

I think it was because it was featured in the TV-Guide channel of whatever cable system I had in the late 80s that kept on playing it over and over again. Welcome to the time machine.

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Posted August 2, 2016, under:
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Let's try eating less and exercise

I remember reading this in the paper all that time ago, and thinking “Yeah, right.”

Eat less and exercise

EDIT: However, I wonder if my memory is messing with me, and I’m actually thinking of this particular strip:

Eat less and exercise

Posted July 30, 2016, under:
lifehack

Top of the mornin’

I don’t know, once all the construction on I-30 is done, will it be a better thing that I can get to work earlier in the morning?

The bridge at I-30

Posted April 5, 2016, under: