He’s a lady, a sexy lady…

Thanks to this Swiffer commercial: my 5 year old was singing, “He’s a lady, a sexy lady…” in the backseat of my car last week. My wife, her mother, and I all gave each other quizzical looks because we couldn’t figure out what was going on, then my daughter said, “You know, like in the…

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All her teeth are brown…

For some godforsaken reason, I ended up watching Wednesday’s DVR’ed episode of American Idol with my wife. I got to watch as hopeful contestants’ dreams were realized or crushed as they were told whether they’d be in the top 24 or not. 12 girls and 12 guys. Or something. I really don’t care. Anyway, they…

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The first flush is the weakest

A few years ago, Sheryl Crow did a cover of The First Cut is the Deepest by Cat Stevens. At the time of its release, it was played on the radio incessantly. At this time, Jo and I were living in our condo in Southampton. There was a period of time where the water pressure…

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A permanent lapse of Richard Wright from Pink Floyd

Keyboard player and founding member of Pink Floyd, Richard Wright, died today in Britain after struggling with cancer. He met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason white attending Regent Street Polytechnic (now The University of Westminster) in 1965 and played on every album except The Final Cut. Though dominated by Roger Waters and…

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Breaking up with Garfield is hard to do

Even fictional comic strip characters songspeak. At least Garfield does, as seen in this 1983 strip: In it, Garfield is referencing the 1962 Neil Sedaka hit, Breaking Up is Hard to Do. If I recall correctly, this is one of Jim Davis’ personal favorite Garfield strips. Know why? ‘Cause everyone loves songspeak. And here’s the…

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Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran

See? Even John McCain songspeaks! I don’t know what reminded me of this truly hideous songspeak from over a year ago, but, well, here it is. The clip pretty much speaks for itself, but basically McCain is asked about his opinion regarding Iran, and he replies by making light of WAGING WAR ON ANOTHER NATION…

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Strangers in my pants

I have to attend/work NACA shows from time to time. The Mid-Atlantic Regional NACA Regional Conference happens to be in Lancaster, PA most years. My wife Jo and daughter Quinn come along with me. Getting ready to leave for the big road trip from Massachusetts to Lancaster, PA we stopped by Cumberland Farms so Jo…

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It’s Mrs. Dalloway

Jamie and I used to work at the Smith College bookstore in our college days and of course, had various songspeaks for various book titles. One time, Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones came on the radio and I walked by Jamie holding a copy of Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. He knew what I…

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Instant karma’s gonna get you

A number of years ago, while visiting New York City (New York City?!…Get a rope) me, Matt, and our friends Erica and Julia saw a guy that had Instant Karma handwritten in marker on the back of his jacket. Matt pointed at it, and said, “It’s gonna get you, Jame”. The line is from the…

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