An Ode To The Poor Hamsters Of The World

We were listening to Dr. Demento, and a song came on that I can’t get out of my head. It’s so evil, but so good. Those little kids shouldn’t be doing those horrible things with such glee! But it made me think about a hamster that we had when I was a kid. Seriously, the …

A Song Called “This Christmas We’re Screwed” Is Not Something I Want Stuck In My Head

This video showed up in my Youtube suggestions a month ago. When I saw it, I thought “Ha ha ha aww cute. A relic from last year!” Actually…not so much. We have a hell of a lot of stuck shipping containers, factory staff shortages and chip shortages. Apparently we’d better get creative and start shopping …

He Was In Bobcaygeon, Doing Computations…

I haven’t seen a lot of all the nephews over the past couple of years because pandemic, but I have been hearing stories about them, particularly the one I call the Sukie Jukie nephew. I swear, he’s a boy genius. First off, he could spell his name when he was two. He could also spell …

How Are There Still Gangs After This

You know, if more of the homies from the hood had seen this back in 1992, the world would be a very different place today. In 1992, the El Paso police department fancied themselves rappers in this cautionary tale about gangbangers. The song’s called “Think Twice” (words & music by Greg Brickey) and it’s pretty …

What If Blink-182 Had Written Don’t Stop Believin’?

Had I not known what this was ahead of time, there’s a pretty solid chance it would have fooled me, at least for a while. The music and vocals are pretty much spot on. If you ever wondered how Mark and Tom would sound on the iconic melodies of Don’t Stop Believin, you’re in luck …

Lou Ottens Twisted Up And Eaten At 94

Say what you want about cassettes. They’re easy to destroy. They don’t sound so hot once they start to wear. But for my money, there has never been a format that made audio more universally accessible. You could take your music anywhere, and you could capture anything you wanted quickly and with ease just by …