Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back From the Dead?

It's been since April that I last posted.
Oh, the shame!
Unfortunately, it will be brief......

New music that I am listening to:
1. Arctic Monkeys "Humbug" it's been two years since the last cd. Sounds less harsh, which is a bad thing but will give it time to see if my opinion changes. Right now, to me, it could be back ground music for a party and you you would hardly notice it. Disappointing.
2. Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" I have no idea what "Veckatimest" means either but it is a beautiful ambient electronic folk sounding cd. America's Radiohead is too simple of a description.
3. Cobra Starship "Hot Mess" a stupid fun nonsense cd. A summer party anthem album that is just goofy fun to listen to. Best song: "Hot Mess"
4. MIKA "Life in Cartoon Motion" I am late in getting into MIKA, he is a an English guy that is the reincarnation of Freddy Mercury. He sings usually in a falsetto but the vocals are really layered like Queen. I am looking forward to his new cd that comes out next month. The new single is "We are Golden" and it's terrific.

I did notice that I seemed to have a zoo theme going with the bands names but was purely accidental. I will leave with this..... I am also looking forward to Simian Mobile Disco's (LOL) new cd next month.... "Temporary Pleasure".


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Favorite Blogs!

I have a bunch of blogs that I look at everyday. Most of them are just pictures with short captions. I never fail to at least chuckle if not outright guffaw!

in no particular order:

It's Lovely! I'll Take It!
A blog of strange and odd photo's that are online to sell houses & condos.

Cake Wrecks
Reader submitted photo's of professional cakes that are incredibly badly done. Super funny!

Overheard in New York
Again, reader submitted but these are short exchanges that are overheard by the submitter. Also, there is: Overheard in the Office, it's just not as colorful as the streets of N.Y.

Passive Aggressive Notes
Notes that people have left each other. Kind of snarky but fun and sometimes plain rude!

Television Without Pity
More a website than a blog it gives you a comical rundown of your favorite shows. I swear the writing is some of the most fun & clever that you'll find on the web.

Well that is this list for now..... I need to get back to work but I have a ton of others that I also look at almost daily.

If you have any favorites to recommend I surly would appreciate it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have always thought of the Academy Awards as sort of the Super Bowl for Gays.
This weekend we are having a small group of friends over to watch, to cheer and to sneer.
Until then I thought that I would give my picks for the bigger categories. This list is what I would pick from the nominated films......... NOT what will actually win.

BEST PICTURE: "Frost/Nixon"

BEST ACTOR: Mickey Rourke "The Wrestler"

BEST ACTRESS: Melissa Leo "Frozen River"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Heath Leger "The Dark Knight"


BEST DIRECTOR: David Fincher "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

The only one that I think has a lock is Heath Leger, maybe Mickey Rourke but all of the others are long shots at best. I tend to prefer gritty down trodden stories and really had my fill with The Wrestler and Frozen River. They are films that show you that no matter how bad your life is somebody always has it worse.

I am of the opinion that it was a good year for films and hope that this trend continues in 2009!
Feel free to give me your opinions!