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Songs by Rock Bands About Being in (Or Becoming) A Rock and Roll Band

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Even at my advanced age, I like a good show--I went and saw Boston at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield with my daughter.  What a grand show with a dandy sidekick.  They opened with Rock-N-Roll Band, and it brought to mind other songs, by rock bands, about becoming or being a band. Here's the list I immediately came up with.  These are all great tunes.  Feel free to let me know about all the ones I missed:

Overnight Sensation--Raspberries We Built This City--Starship Rock and Roll Band--Boston Grand Funk--We're An American Band Foreigner--Jukebox Hero Moody Blues--I'm Just A Singer In A Rock-N-Roll Band AC/DC--It's A Long Way To The Top Dire Straits--Money For Nothing The Byrds--So You Want To Be A Rock-N-Roll Star Eagles--New Kid In Town Stones--It's Only Rock and Roll Kiss--Rock-N-Roll (All Night)
All American Boy--Bill Parsons (and others)

The Book of Guys

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I enjoy reading aloud. Depending on the subject matter. I inadvertently obtained a copy of The Book Of Guys in the mid-90s and devoured it. I have since read aloud the preface and “Lonesome Shorty” more times than I can recall. I have read and re-read the book cover to cover on an “as-needed” basis. It's “needed” more often than you might imagine.
This is side-splittingly funny stuff, sometimes not exactly in the “HAHA” way, but in the “HolyCrap” manner. This guy Keillor knows my life experience.
I have purchased more copies of this book whenever the need arose. Whenever I meet a man (of my generation in particular—Boomers) who has come to the conclusion that women simply cannot be understood nor can they be satisfied, I give that man a copy of The Book Of Guys for his very own.
It's comforting to know that you're not alone.
Those who think that this subject matter is too dark need to re-evaluate what happened to their manhood during the woman’s movement in t…

Dimension 404--Made by HULU

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I've been watching a dandy “Made-For-And-By-HULU” narrow-cast program entitled “Dimension 404”.

Figure it as all the good stuff from The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, The Net, and a host of other similar ideas that you'll immediately recognize. Mark Hamill does the verbal intro. Good stuff.
Then I watched the current episode which was titled simply “Bob”. Another dandy story, this time about a deployed Army Captain (Psychologist-type), who is separated from wife and daughter during the holiday season and seems to be a work-aholic. A good starting place by any measure.
But I just have to wonder how large a percentage of deployed Army Medical Corps Captains are Asian lesbians involved in a bi-racial non-white relationship while raising an ethnically ambiguous 10 year old daughter. Yes, they share a passionate kiss, but it's really hard to tell if there's any tongue involved.
Just wondering……….
Not that I'm going to quit watching this program, any more than I'm going to …

Word Usage as it Relates To eBay Sellers

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A couple of notes to eBay sellers:

1) A used item is not “Vintage” simply because it's used. If you're trying to make an old decrepit item seem fashionable, try just renaming it instead. F'rinstance, if you're offering for sale an old, beat-up lamp, try advertising it as a vacuum cleaner.
2) “Patina” is a real word, and, according to Webster, means “a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period”. If you have an old rusted license plate frame, it does NOT have a “patina”, it has “rust”.


As always…..You're welcome.

Facebook Lists

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The list of people I follow on Facebook dwindles ever so close to zero. It's pathetic, really. But, like everyone else, I suppose, I am drawn to it.
You might call it a guilty pleasure, but I don't feel guilty and it's a fair distance from pleasurable.
Given the minuscule number of folks I now follow, one might think I have no more need to gripe. One would be wrong, and I forgive one.
I cannot seem to prevent myself from clicking on those moronic “Lists” of the 37 worst haircuts, or the 17 most hideous tattoos. You know that crap as well as I do. But I'm weak.
I just clicked on one that promised the 25 worst cars ever made. As if……….
OK, some of them were bad designs. OK. But I owned and drove a bunch of the cars in the list and liked them. I drive one of them even to this day, and I like it. Fact is, I mostly like stuff. Cars included. Some of the ones that I didn't ever own, drive (or still own and drive) were cars that I admired.
And then there&#…

Jack Handy and his Deep Thoughts

There's a real guy named Jack Handy and he's really funny. He has books and such entitled “Deep Thoughts”. The official web site is located at http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/
Here's some samples to whet your appetite:

I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men, "If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky." Just then the eclipse would start, and they'd probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh.

A man doesn't automatically get my respect. He has to get down in the dirt and beg for it.

Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant. It's a shark riding on an elephant's back, just trampling and eating everything they see.

I wouldn't be surprised if someday some fishe…

How I Ended Up With PlayStation Vue

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Yeah, OK, I know what I said, but, well, my first choice was really PlayStation Vue anyhow, not really Sling TV. I discovered that the channel line-up on Sling didn't really fire my rockets all that much. All that business you read about the Sling interface being bad was bullshit from the jump, but the channel line-up just wasn't my cup-o-tea. If you actually LIKE FoxSports juunque, it would be a great thing. On the plus side, getting out of Sling TV during the free trial was easy and direct. After I left Sling TV, they even sent me an offer for a free ROKU (with two months pre-paid on my part) if I would just not leave. Bless their little hearts.
I kept after the Sony Entertainment web-site trying to get my password thing straightened out, and hot-damn it finally worked. Of course, I'm also waiting for Google to get into the mix. Google. They run the world. Who could have anticipated a world where a search engine was bigger than IBM? Or, for that matter, wher…