Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Canned Heat Mental Block

I was out to eat last night and the subject of Canned Heat came up, thanks to me having bought a greatest hits CD earlier in the day.

Canned Heat? Yes, I explained, you probably know three of their songs. Then I could only think of two of the titles. It was one of the longest and most unsuccessfully mental blocks of my long life. I can usually overcome these mental blocks with a little time, a little thought, and going through the alphabet, and who knows what other hidden brain activity.

But not this time. I could only get the two I already had, "Let's Work Together" and "Going Up The Country." I said I was going to forget about it and enjoy the pizza, but I couldn't really do it. I did enjoy the pizza, but all the while I was going over it in my head, trying to visualize the CD case, etc., but the two songs were all that occurred to me, and by now I had the tunes in my head, blocking out any resolution of the third song.

Finally, I called someone who was at my house, and asked her to run up to my room and look up something for me. No, nothing on the computer. Just a CD. There's a CD on my desk. Read me the list of titles and I'll stop you when I hear the one I want. Well, it turned out to be the very first song on the disk! It's "On The Road Again." Of course. I said that's it! Thank you.

My bigger concern is why this mental block happened. I really know these songs.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tammy Wynette

I was at a used record store/book store today and picked up a copy of a Tammy Wynette CD, "Anniversary: 20 Years of Hits."

I have a Tammy 45 that I really like, and I think it's the B side I really like, which is, "Soakin' Wet." I see that song isn't on this CD, but it's still a very cool song. "The tears I cry are always dry, but my heart is soakin' wet." I love it!

On the CD, I've listened to the first six songs, including a couple huge hits that I remember, "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and of course "Stand By Your Man." The latter song figured in the Clinton campaign in some way, I remember, with Hillary having mentioned it.

I love Tammy's voice ... even though I'm not always a big listener of country music.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Interesting Swami Name

Sri Masturbananda.

Anyone feel like having that for your monastic or new yogic name?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Next Plane To London

Well, friends, I'm getting ready for my big business trip to London. I'm on the next plane, leaving on runway number five.

I'm hoping to see all the sights: Carnaby Street, Twiggy, the Pendulum Do.

I've got my pants zipped up and my cockney accent tucked away.

You know I play guitar. I've got a few demo tapes and am hoping for some face time with George Martin. I'll be the toppermost of the poppermost, the biggest thing since the Potato Bug, luv.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Seriously Could Take A Nap

There's always a combination of things that makes me sleepy.

Lately, I've felt a little morose while also having a good appetite. So after I eat, that, combined with the moroseness, puts me in a mind to sleep. The lethargy is so real, so thick I could cut it.

But I hate myself for having slept, after I wake up. I need to have a little more some way to stay awake when it's day.

Still, it's those mid-morning, early-afternoon naps that come so easily. I can lay down and almost immediately pass out. Plus, there's no sweating like the sweating of a midday nap!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Watching Price Is Right Reruns

I saw a picture of Drew Carey one day, and he's lost a bunch of weight.

I've been watching The Price is Right almost everyday since April. I'm looking forward to the new shows. It's been reruns for quite a while. But they're all new to me since I didn't see them when they were originally on.

Drew Carey, if he's anything like he is on TV, has to be one of the nicest guys in the world. He seems to take an actual interest in the people and their fortunes on the show. And he's very engaging. I definitely like him.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Attacked By Pitbulls -- A Get Well Card

I've heard of people attacked by pitbulls -- one just the other day. But I don't think there's a greeting card for that.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Catching Crazy Spam

I'm glad to see Google (Blogger) has finally gotten some kind of automatic spam catcher in their system.

I'd love to enable comments all the time but the comments are just spam for the most part. And lately they've been Chinese or Japanese, which I can't tell the difference of.

Just today, on the one blog I have comments enabled for, I had two of these nutty looking "comments," and thankfully, finally, someone else intercepted them and put them in a spam folder ... where they belong.

The spammers obviously have my comments thing in a program (or something). I don't suppose they're showing up everyday and typing it in manually.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


A country artist whose albums and songs all have to do with suspenders.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No Global Warming

I don't believe in global warming. It's only 101 degrees today and it's supposed to be 100 again tomorrow. That's relatively cool, compared to boiling water.