Monday, December 31, 2012

Point form shinola

--  My older two daughters, ages 11, and 9, are big into dance.  One of their classes is hip-hop, taught by this Filipino guy with an accent.  Well, yesterday, my oldest daughter was apparently making up some dance, and my second oldest commented that "it looks a lot like the Turtain Pool."  Kid #1 says "Turtain Pool"?  Apparently, their Filipino teacher taught them some dance called "The Curtain Pull".  LOL I dunno if I  have ever laughed so hard.  Roxy, this is up there with Fray Pipty-Too.

--  It's so late, but here I sit.  My kids are all outta whack.  It was like 12:30 and I still had 2 awake, due to late nights, and sleep-in mornings.  I ended up yelling and swearing.  Yup, good dad.

--  Going to the "City" tomorrow.  Staying in a hotel for New Years Eve, which means I will spend hours in a cold pool shivering and thinking happy thoughts.  My parents didn't know how to swim, or so they said.  I think it was just an excuse not to spend hours in cold pools.  Unfortunately, my kids know I can swim.  The jig is up!

-- So for Xmas, we got the kids a Wii U.  Long story short, I lined up for it and got one of the few.  I felt like superdad. We also got them Apple tv. Then, on Boxing Day, we finally bought a flat screen tv.  Our tv was from like 1999, and was 32 inches and weighs like 420 lbs or so.  So we bought this 50 inch Plasma for cheap and I get it home and try to set it up and the remote is like fucked.  Long story short, the thing is no good, bad remote sensor, and the replacement is wonderful.

--  Read the Jian Ghomeshi book "1982" which effing rocks!!!!!!!  It is like he was my kindred spirit back in the day.  Loved that book - a coming of age tale about Bowie, Rush, Talking Heads, Adidas Bags, etc.  Doesn't get much better than that.

--  Right now, rereading two favorites:  Ira Levin's "Rosemary's Baby" and "Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting."  I love well-written horror.

-- I've made a new playlist of old songs.  I'll share it with you:

The Firm:  "Radioactive"
Pat Metheny and Bowie "This is Not America"
Robert Plant "Big Log"
Philip Bailey "Walking on the Chinese Wall"
Foreigner "That Was Yesterday"
Sheila E. "The Belle of St. Mark"
Deep Purple "Perfect Strangers"
Eric Clapton "Forever Man"
David Bowie "Blue Jean" and "Tonight"
Stevie Nicks "Sable on Blond"

Have you ever worried that you didn't know what the hell a song was about?  Well, the finest example of that may be "Sable on Blond".  My Stevie sang this song, as track #4 on Wild Heart, and while I can sing every lyric and affix these lyrics to so many specific memories, as a whole, they mean nothing.  I dunno what the hell the song means, yet, still, it's one of my favourite songs now.  Sable on blond?  WTF does that mean?  True, Stand Back makes no sense either, but whatever:  30 years later, Sable on Blond still sticks in my craw.  Listen to it people and try to figure it out for me.

-- Nothing interesting to really say.  Just wanted to check in because I CAN.  happy new year, peoples!


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Stubblejumpin Gal said...

I hardly ever know what songs are about. I lose interest in the lyrics and after a very short while only listen to the music. It's weird. It's like I have adhd or something when it comes to lyrics.

Best of the season to you and yours, my friend!

At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Rox said...

I tried three times on the iPad to leave a comment. Don't know why I felt the need to tell you that.

The Turtain Pool made me LAUGH! That's so awesome!

You got to stay in hotels as a kid?! Richie Rich!

What is Apple TV?

I'm trying to savor the Jian Ghomeshi book. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and read a few pages. It's so good.

Sable on Blond has nothing on The Reflex or New Moon on Monday for nonsensicality. Everyone was on the coke and writing songs in those days.

Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope everyone gets back on the sleep track soon!


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