Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians... What a great movie! The basic premise is a simple one -- there's something wrong with the way-too-serious kids on Mars and to fix the problem the Martian leaders decide to kidnap Santa Claus to give the Martian children a proper childhood. Of course a couple of Earth kids get caught up in the plot and get taken back to Mars. The martians split into two camps -- those who only want Santa to bring joy to the kids and those who want Santa and the Earth children dead. In the end, well to save the surprise for you, let's just say everyone ends up happy. Cheesy special effects, stumbled-over dialogue, over-the-top acting, a theme song destined to be covered over and over as a punk rock classic and Pia Zadora's first shot at horrendous acting... what more could you want? If I ever do become a famous screenwriter and thus required to sell my soul as I am sure is required by the union, this will be the movie I want to ruin with a remake!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

You Know That Ghost Is Me...

There are some songs, or more specifically some performances of certain songs, that are just so perfect, it is hard to believe it was created by humans and not by gods. But then some would argue that the Man in Black was, if not a god, certainly at least something more than human.

Johnny Cash was a legend long before I was even born and many would say he burned brightest in the last few years of his life. But when he adds his touch to Gordon Lightfoot's already classic ballad, "If You Could Read My Mind," well... it is nothing short of heaven. His voice, technically speaking, is not what it once was, but if anything it is more powerful and full of heart than ever before.

When I picked up American V: A Hundred Highways, I burned it straight to my Media Player and never actually listened to it. The song popped up in a random shuffle the other night and then spent a couple of hours on repeat. Amazing. Touching. Yes, it almost made me cry. It is that good. I guess I need to get around to the rest of the album now...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Missing you...

Missing you is like living without breathing.
Or like singing a song that has no words.
It is like knowing without believing.
Like feeling pain that is nothing but hurt.

Missing you is like eternity without salvation.
Like a dying man who suffers far too long.
Like food that only brings starvation.
Like nothing that is right because with you is wrong.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Trust me. I know what I'm doing...

I miss Sledge Hammer! It was a great show. It only lasted two seasons but should have had more. Of course, it's second season was something of a miracle so maybe I should just be thankful for what we did get.

The show starred David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin and Harrison Page. It was a spoof of cop movies like Dirty Harry. Most importantly, it was funny, funny, funny! (Though I don't recall any fast motion...)

Monday, June 29, 2009

This song rocks...

"The Springs" - A

Air on the streets, lights on the trees
Eight days a week, singer's disease
I wanna be where the sun meets the sky
I wanna be there, it's out of your mind
And I believe in the secrets you're keeping
I wanna piece of the air when I breathe in
I wanna be the gold underneath the stream
Having my moment, you know what I mean

Ooooh, it's a blue sky
And the headlights, and the headlines
It's a new day, for a new wave
It's a perfect moment, oh
I'm moving out, for a moment in The Springs

Out of my way, Berlin to L.A.
I wanna stay here and never go home again
I wanna be the grass underneath your feet
I wanna be the shops on your high street
And I believe in the secrets you're keeping
I wanna be your alarm when you sleep in
I wanna be the one you can be around
I wanna be the one who can make you proud

Ooooh, it's a blue sky
And the headlights, and the headlines
It's a new day, for a new wave
It's a perfect moment, oh
I'm moving out, for a moment in The Springs

Get a voice, don't get a doctor
That's your choice, no-one can stop you
I wanna be the one you can be around
I wanna be the one who can make you proud
Got a job, I don't got no pension
In it for love - money's too tight to mention
I wanna be in the rockin'est city
I wanna do what I want if it kills me
Have to say, your home's where you make it
It's OK, I know when you fake it
I wanna be the gum on your train seat
I wanna stand up and walk on my own feet
I wanna be the one you can be around
I wanna be the rock underneath your ground

I wanna be the one who can make you proud
I wanna be the one you can be around

I wanna be the one you can be around

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Long ago in days of old...

I found this tonight. I believe it is the first actual artwork I ever did on a computer. I have no idea what I was thinking, but it may have had something to do with the song "Sgt. Oofus" by M.O.D. and maybe a Martin Short movie. Don't ask me why. I just have that feeling.

And so it begins...

Sometimes I feel the need to share and this will be a good place to do it. Sometimes I might tell a story. The story might be true or might be pure fiction. I doubt I will differentiate between the two and may in fact blend the two together. I might give you a poem. Probably a very bad one of my own or maybe a good one someone else has written. Or I might share something I found somewhere on the Internet. Then again, I might keep it to myself. Who knows? I certainly do not. But let's dive in anyway...