Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reactions my dad has to contemporary music


  • On Kanye West: "Someone needs to tell these people [Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, et al.] they're not descended from pharaohs."
  • On Vampire Weekend: "Too poppy for me."
  • On the Gaslight Anthem and Fake Problems: "That's Tom Waits [influence] right there."
  • On Lady Gaga: "Is Lady Gaga a man or a woman?"
  • On Radiohead: "I prefer music that can be reproduced live."
  • On the Strokes: "They went L.A."
  • On Adele: "She killed Amy [Winehouse]."
  • On Arctic Monkeys: "I'm impressed by them."


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bands/musicians I have never listened to

* Willie Nelson
* Parliament-Funkadelic
* Bad Brains
* NWA
* Patti Smith
* Sly & the Family Stone
* The Stooges
* Bjork
* Public Enemy
* Earth, Wind & Fire

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Underrepresented topics on this blog


  • Country, hip-hop and electronic music
  • John Cusack movies
  • Politics (not likely to change)
  • Intriguing facial hair
  • Bizarre headlines
  • Twin Peaks
  • Urban culture
  • Apple products
  • The Beach Boys
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Parks and Recreation

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Underused phrases

* Primordial ooze
* Fly by night
* Perennial contender
* To/in the chops
* That's where you're wrong
* Banshee-like appearance
* Questionable integrity
* Long dormant

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reactions to the first quarter of the NFL season

* Tony Romo is the most inconsistent quarterback ever
* The Lions are an actual good team
* Aaron Rodgers is going to the Hall of Fame
* The Colts are nothing without Peyton Manning
* The Eagles were maybe a little overhyped
* The emergence of Trent Dilfer as a legitimate analyst is sickening
*  The Steelers O-line is not so good
* Jon Kitna sill haunts the league with his mediocre presence
* The following teams are frontrunners in the Luck Lotto: Indianapolis, Miami, Seattle, Denver