Monthly Archives: December 2005

>Top Fifteen Songs

>Jack over at Letters from Desolation Row posted his Top Ten Song List.

I posted my list in his comments but then I decided to post it here too:

Oooh you kids and your Rockin’ Roll.
Here’s a Geezer perspective in no order.
I wanted to list my favorite, slightly obscure songs. I had trouble keeping it down to 15.

Little River Band – Long Way There
Featuring one of the all time best guitar solos… ever.

Loggins and Messina – Angry Eyes
7 minutes and 42 seconds chock full of excellent Guitar, Flute, and Sax solos behind a driving Bass and Drum bottom.

Foreigner – Urgent
Speaking of Killer Sax Solos, rumor was that Junior Walker just happened to be recording in an adjacent studio and they needed a Sax lick. The rest is history.

Alannah Myles – Our World, Our Times
She of Black Velvet fame. When I played this song on my iPod for one of the Showgirls in my show, she said “Man, that’s Humpin’ Music”.
Enough said.

Doors – Riders on the Storm
Dark Poetry from a guy who was born on the same day as me. Simple trio music. One reason I like it is that I taught myself to play the piano solo note-for-note.

Mike & The Mechanics – Mea Culpa
From my all-time-favorite-album, Begger on a Beach of Gold. It was hard to pick just one song for this list.

Journey – Separate Ways
Steve Perry’s amazing voice, strong instrumentation… I have it as a Ringtone on my cellphone.

Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
Sure all their songs sound the same but they were radically different when they first came out.

Lorena McKennett – Prologue / Mummers Dance
Blew me away the first time I heard the album. You’ve heard this too but you might not know it.

Doobie Brothers – Clear As The Driven Snow
I had the honor of doing their lighting one night in Vegas when they showed up at my hotel without a Lighting Director.

Eagles – Get Over It
An Anthem for our time.

Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Something about this song just turns me on.

Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
One of those ‘perfect songs’ everything worked; intro, lyrics, tune, solos, vocals.

Afro Celt Sound System – Eireann
Who? …Yeah, I like some ‘World Music’ too. You might also.

It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird
Sixties group that mixed good vocals with excellent violin solos.

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Top Fifteen Songs

Jack over at Letters from Desolation Row posted his Top Ten Song List.

I posted my list in his comments but then I decided to post it here too:

Oooh you kids and your Rockin’ Roll.
Here’s a Geezer perspective in no order.
I wanted to list my favorite, slightly obscure songs. I had trouble keeping it down to 15.

Little River Band – Long Way There
Featuring one of the all time best guitar solos… ever.

Loggins and Messina – Angry Eyes
7 minutes and 42 seconds chock full of excellent Guitar, Flute, and Sax solos behind a driving Bass and Drum bottom.

Foreigner – Urgent
Speaking of Killer Sax Solos, rumor was that Junior Walker just happened to be recording in an adjacent studio and they needed a Sax lick. The rest is history.

Alannah Myles – Our World, Our Times
She of Black Velvet fame. When I played this song on my iPod for one of the Showgirls in my show, she said “Man, that’s Humpin’ Music”.
Enough said.

Doors – Riders on the Storm
Dark Poetry from a guy who was born on the same day as me. Simple trio music. One reason I like it is that I taught myself to play the piano solo note-for-note.

Mike & The Mechanics – Mea Culpa
From my all-time-favorite-album, Begger on a Beach of Gold. It was hard to pick just one song for this list.

Journey – Separate Ways
Steve Perry’s amazing voice, strong instrumentation… I have it as a Ringtone on my cellphone.

Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
Sure all their songs sound the same but they were radically different when they first came out.

Lorena McKennett – Prologue / Mummers Dance
Blew me away the first time I heard the album. You’ve heard this too but you might not know it.

Doobie Brothers – Clear As The Driven Snow
I had the honor of doing their lighting one night in Vegas when they showed up at my hotel without a Lighting Director.

Eagles – Get Over It
An Anthem for our time.

Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Something about this song just turns me on.

Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
One of those ‘perfect songs’ everything worked; intro, lyrics, tune, solos, vocals.

Afro Celt Sound System – Eireann
Who? …Yeah, I like some ‘World Music’ too. You might also.

It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird
Sixties group that mixed good vocals with excellent violin solos.

>Albino Deer Fawn

>

I guess Albino Fawn would have been a sufficient title for this post.

I think this little feller was caught somewhere near Glen Rose, Texas.

The kids in the family named him “Powder”.

This is from the letter that accompanied the email:

“…Well, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever seen. And such a ‘freak of nature’, that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great…”

H/T Kelso.

Albino Deer Fawn



I guess Albino Fawn would have been a sufficient title for this post.

I think this little feller was caught somewhere near Glen Rose, Texas.

The kids in the family named him “Powder”.

This is from the letter that accompanied the email:

“…Well, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever seen. And such a ‘freak of nature’, that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great…”

H/T Kelso.

>New Years Drinking Tip #3

>Discover the terrible consequences of drinking Real Beer instead of Root Beer.

New Years Drinking Tip #3

Discover the terrible consequences of drinking Real Beer instead of Root Beer.

>New Years Drinking Tip #2

>If, on the other hand, you are going to drink Real Beer…

Drink Sensibly.

New Years Drinking Tip #2

If, on the other hand, you are going to drink Real Beer…

Drink Sensibly.

>Amphibious Plane Crash

>Looks like it did a Ground Loop, except it’s on water…

I bet it was pretty exciting for the people on the beach.

It appears that there were no serious injuries.

H/T Kelso.

Amphibious Plane Crash

Looks like it did a Ground Loop, except it’s on water…

I bet it was pretty exciting for the people on the beach.

It appears that there were no serious injuries.

H/T Kelso.

>Vote for My Blog Mama

>
It only takes 15 seconds out of your life.
You won’t get spammed.
You won’t have to sign up for anything.
Yada yada.

Just click here and vote for Sondra K.

Vote for My Blog Mama


It only takes 15 seconds out of your life.
You won’t get spammed.
You won’t have to sign up for anything.
Yada yada.

Just click here and vote for Sondra K.

>Freighter Aground

>
My friend sent me some photos of a freighter that ran aground about 1.5 miles away from his house in Mexico.

I’ll post more photos if y’all want.

H/T Kelso.

Freighter Aground


My friend sent me some photos of a freighter that ran aground about 1.5 miles away from his house in Mexico.

I’ll post more photos if y’all want.

H/T Kelso.

>Water World

>
It’s been raining off and on for about 10 days. The pasture has turned into an acre of chocolate cake batter.

Mrs. Geezer is out there in her Super Suit, trying to fill in the low spots, drain the puddles and convince the horses that standing in the rain is a bad thing.

Me? I’m inside, eating a bowl of hot oatmeal and taking photos…

Water World


It’s been raining off and on for about 10 days. The pasture has turned into an acre of chocolate cake batter.

Mrs. Geezer is out there in her Super Suit, trying to fill in the low spots, drain the puddles and convince the horses that standing in the rain is a bad thing.

Me? I’m inside, eating a bowl of hot oatmeal and taking photos…

>Snowmen For Sale

>
Here’s a chance to make some much-needed-cash this winter.

All you need is a sign.

And some Snow.

Some assembly required.

Snowmen For Sale


Here’s a chance to make some much-needed-cash this winter.

All you need is a sign.

And some Snow.

Some assembly required.

>My Wife’s Funny

>
Remember in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy meets the Tin Man?

His jaw is rusted shut so he says, “Oil Can” in a scratchy little voice.

I usually get up early and get on the computer. When Mrs. Geezer wakes up she usually says “Oil Can“, (in her best Tin Man voice), which I know means that she needs some coffee.

My Wife’s Funny


Remember in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy meets the Tin Man?

His jaw is rusted shut so he says, “Oil Can” in a scratchy little voice.

I usually get up early and get on the computer. When Mrs. Geezer wakes up she usually says “Oil Can”, (in her best Tin Man voice), which I know means that she needs some coffee.