July 31, 2007

Tomorrow is Yesterday

In honor of Tom Snyder, I'd like to finally get around to posting my all-time favorite Tomorrow interview: KISS. Recorded on Halloween, 1979.

I love this because Ace is obviously a little more than a little tipsy; Gene is looking daggers at him and, somewhat humorlessly, trying to keep the "true confession time" in check; Peter is defiantly having a grand ol' time even though he was essentially out of the band by that time; and Paul seems to want to join in the fun, but keeps looking to Gene (the "Mother Superior") for permission.

Part One:

Part Two:

Space bear. I want a space bear! :)

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July 17, 2007

Patti and Bob

I saw Patti Smith and Bob Dylan on tour together back in 1995. Great show!

I thought it was all gone forever, but someone taped their show in Philadelphia. Here they are -- two of my all-time favorite musical heroes -- together at last again.

The song in Dylan's Dark Eyes. This is apparantly the first time they sang it together, and Bob's harmony throws Patti off a bit at first. Still, this performance nearly brought me to tears. Of joy. :)

And if that's not enough Patti for ya, here she is making an appearance on (believe it or not!) Kids Are People, Too in 1979, singing the s#!t out of (get this!) You Light Up My Life.

Oh, the gentlemen are talking
and the midnight moon is on the riverside.
They're drinking up and walking
and it is time for me to slide.
For, I live in another world where life and death are memorized,
where the earth is strung with lovers' pearls,
and all I see are dark eyes.

A cock is crowing far away
and another soldier's deep in prayer.
Some mother's child has gone astray,
she can't find him anywhere.
But I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise,
whom nature's beast fears as they come,
and all I see are dark eyes.

They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes.
They tell me revenge is sweet
and from where they stand, I'm sure it is.
But I feel nothing for their game
where beauty goes unrecognized.
All I feel is heat and flame and all I see are dark eyes.

Oh, the French girl, she's in paradise
and a drunken man is at the wheel.
Hunger pays a heavy price
to the falling gods of speed and steel.
Oh, time is short and the days are sweet
and passion rules the arrow that flies.
A million faces at my feet,
but all I see are dark eyes.

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July 04, 2007

Wow!! (No, I can't think of a better title, and I've tried)

43 years ago Ronald Reagan gave a speech. What he said was true then and it is true today. And, most likely, it will be true for as long as there are human beings in this world. This seems to be our lot in life.

Happy Independence Day.

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July 03, 2007

Health Nazi's destroying harmless healthy fun tradition in the name of... Something or other

This just in from the Connecticut Post:

FAIRFIELD A slice of Americana that's become a July 4th holiday tradition in the Southport section of town just got trimmer.
The Pequot Library's annual Independence Day Bike Parade has shed a key ingredient this year the pie-eating contest in the name of healthful eating.
Daniel Snydacker, the library's executive director, said kids inhaling pies, in an era of growing concern about childhood obesity, no longer seems like such a good idea.

Oh, cripes.

Now, you may be scratching you chin and wondering if this might actually be a wise move. But don't Snydacker's line about "kids inhaling pies" throw you.

Unlike some pie-eating contests, in which participants devour family-sized pies, the Pequot contest featured smaller individual pies, and whoever ate it the fastest without hands won.

That's right. One little blueberry pie. No hands allowed. Sounds like alot of fun for the kids. So why are they canceling it?
"We just had some comments that the kids were eating to the point no one ever got sick, but some kids came as close as you can," Snydacker said Monday.
"There'll be pies there, but they will be there as prizes and there won't be any pressure to eat as fast as you can," Snydacker said.

Wait a minute. I thought this was all about childhood obesity. Now it's about kids not quite getting sick from eating a tiny little pie as fast as they can? With no hands?

No, wait....

Pies will be on hand for the holiday celebration Wednesday, but kids can get a slice only if they do exercises beforehand like an American flag sack race, water balloon toss (red, white and blue balloons) and a Hula-Hoop contest.

But, even if they don't, they're kids. At a fair. They're going to be active. They need pie. Give them pie!!
Allie Marcus, 11, who won the pie-eating contest in 2005 and who came close to winning last year, said she's "kind of disappointed" it was canceled.
But Allie thinks Pequot Library's 4th of July Bike Parade will be fun even without the pie-eating contest.

No, she doesn't. She was looking forward to the pie eating contest. I'm sure she'll have plenty of fun and by the time it's all over she wont even care that there was no contest. But, sheesh. One day in the year.



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