Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Door nails (the door nailed it)

It seems odd that we use a door nail to judge some dead thing.

Sooner or later

Is that the same as any day now? Time will tell but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Of course that’s assuming the universe will provide a bridge over troubled waters.

There are a plethora of phrases used without much thought. Many of them are built around slang so perhaps a surplus of slang would be a better description.



younger and not yet afraid of this


The Lisleman Institute of Wordy Knowledge has recently contemplated the following phrases. These phrases can be found in the lyrics of various pop songs.

  • Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong (our political situation?)
  • She came in through the bathroom window (ok this one has a story behind it but I've often wondered)
  • Talkin ‘bout my generation (market research definition?)
  • Get back in the ring, put on your gloves and fight (I'd rather just take the long way back home)
  • This dog-eat-dog world (animal cruelty by dogs?)
  • 'cause you know, sometimes words have two meanings ( yes that's my problem with phrases)
  • That it can only be seen by the eyes of the blind (The blind have better imaginations. This is similar to a book being better than the movie)

 

Back to those dead door nails, I found a youtube video that gives a good explanation of its origin. Maybe, when one door nail dies another one is born?

 


 

Sunday, January 09, 2022

musical thing

A quick post about this Google thing called the Blob Opera. It's interactive but given my limited musical abilities I wasn't able to do much with it. It suggests you create your own songs. 
 

 
 
I played around with it a little. I found a "pre-recorded" song or two I recognized. The link below is one of them.
 
Have you seen it?
 
What do you think?
 
 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Because there's something in the air

The something is the new variant of COVID-19 virus, omicron.
 
While in the car the other day I listened to "Something in the Air". I immediately thought of our ongoing pandemic.
 
We celebrated Christmas with our extended family the week before Christmas day. It appears that the virus crashed the party. Turns out that 3 of the more than a dozen at the party later tested positive for COVID. Everyone was fully vaccinated so the symptoms have been non-threatening.
 
On Christmas day I visited 7 drug stores in our area. Only one had a test kit for me. The next day our daughter alert me to a place near her, about 20 some miles from us that had plenty. I drove up there and got 3 test kits.
 
So I'm calling this our COVID Christmas. 


a common sign around here lately




"Something in the Air" was a number one hit for The Who's Pete Townshend's other band Thunderclap Newman in 1969. Townshend created the band to showcase songs written by former The Who chauffeur, also a drummer/singer/guitarist/songwriter, John "Speedy" Keen.
 
Enjoy the sixties dress style in this video of "Something in the Air". 
 

 Oh I procrastinated took time to think this post through. Now it's New Year's Eve so,
 
And we'll tak a right gude willie waught
For auld lang syne!

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