Saturday, December 14, 2013

HAIM gonna burst if I listen to the wire one more time.

Alright so we get kids missed out on the 80's/90's transformation. The group of sisters' sound is a conundrum of Vampire Weekend, Shania Twain, Sheena Easton, Lisa Lisa cult jam, Heart, the list goes on. I guess that's ok for the newer generation especially with the likes of Miley C and what's her face Roar girl. But if you don't want to get I know I know I know stuck in your head for days don't listen to the wire song. It's highly addictive because of the repetitive method similar to Diane Young but it's so reminiscent of Shania Twain i keep expecting to hear at any moment "Man I feel like a woman". The girls lack in originality but by bringing back the sound of the 80's in HD they get hair-raising effects and a reluctant fan base being pulled kicking and screaming. They definitely don't need saving. With a look like Axl Rose and Poison but with modern fem sensibilities they are quite confident in their crossovers.

Lorde Amen

So who the heck is Veronica Bayetti Flores? I certainly did not know and I still don't know because I'm not looking her up...well maybe not yet. Hopefully my busy life will consume my curiosity and I will forget. Apparently it's some influential blogger, influential enough for people to give her credence for accusing Ella Yellich-O'Connor (Lorde) of being racist. Really? racist? Why? because she speaks to the thinking non-american smitten global populace of young people? Yes America, there is a world out there! Filled with brilliant young minds. What Flores failed to realize ( and I just might look her up just to see what her background is, because that might explain her glazed view) is that American media is far reached and feeds the pop culture around the globe, penetrating otherwise normal lives to create a sense that their's isn't good enough. American life and american products of plastic and bling is pushed to other nations as the perfect happy existence - wealth and freedom (the American lie). People emigrate for a life in the US because they believe they will finally have their own and live happily ever after but then they realize that it's a soul sacrificing struggle and when you get to the top of your mole hill you've lost everything along the way and what you are left with is a machine that constantly needs greasing or it will shut down and you'll be right where you started. The worse off ones are the ones who believe and who are the most important cogs because if everyone stopped believing in the beast it could not survive. The machine needs its cogs and the cogs come from around the globe to serve the great wizard and they can stay but they can never leave the hotel california. Anyway, before I get shot...(because freedom is also a fallacy) I digress.
The song Royals calls out the hip hop and pop music world for being a sham. The american industry as a whole is a sham. Ella has probably had to sift through much annoying american media and literature to find anything of quality. I know I'd be pushed to the edge if I didn't shut my radio off occasionally. With Miley and Katy churning out regurgitated material every second it's like trying to get out of a hall of mirrors because of someone you didn't want to see.  I'd love to hear what Ella thinks of those two but Ella beware of the beasts wrath. Tread carefully my friend. It feeds a multitude and it doesn't like to be pricked. By the way anyone notices how weird Miley's body language is? She walks like a jerky robot and the head occasionally has these spaz moments of involuntary movement in quagmire succession.
Maybe hip hop and rap first had it's roots in the struggle from strife to an unimaginably wealthy life. There was a story, but some are just plain spinning fodder for the zombified generation. And since when is everything zombie related fun and exciting? What is the obsession? I mean just go to Pride and prejudice and zombies. How could a book that basically plagiarism be so popular just because it throws in zombies? The hip hop Industry has been awash with the constant portrayal of bizarre excesses of alcohol, materials and women. The pop music industry flaunt drugged up clueless kids they promote who all serve to mislead and distract the young. So when a young person who grows up in a world of normal strife and human issues different wealth begins to see the foil it's only fair to have this reaction - we don't care! Why am I a million miles away on the edge of the world being sold on a life that is foreign to everything I see around me? and by people who have no idea what is going on in the rest of the world? I wish you good fortune Ella because speaking the truth of what your eyes sees will win you tons of enemies.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The strong is weak!

Strong you suck! which I'm sure is a true statement at some point so you can't knock me for that comment.  Somebody please find a good replacement for weekend update. Honestly we were just fine with just Seth because Cecily you're killing me. It was really sad when I watched the rerun tonight where Tina came on and showed her how it's done - being naturally funny i.e. She really should stick to 'the girl you don't want to start a conversation with at a party'. She's great with dumb girl roles like the porn star hawkers although I don't care much for that skit. The hispanic chick skit with the puppy dog boyfriend isn't too bad either but she just isn't cut out for weekend update. Don't get me wrong, it's good to see some East Indian representation on snl.(sic) Here's an idea (Mindy for guest appearance). It seems to be the latest shtick with snl women to play dumb roles by the way so maybe she wouldn't fit the bill. About the only funny woman in cast seems to be Kate McKinnon but the whole show is in a sort of hibernation with near misses and bombs. We probably get 2 funny skits out of the whole show every weekend and they manage to keep their heads above water by having constant appearances by Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey and it's about the only thing that keeps people actually wanting to check out snl. Lome should really look into having Andy and Bill as guest appearances! And what about Mr. Peepers? classic! Otherwise we'd really rather be out sucking down some margaritas. We just have to get our kicks elsewhere these days. I don't mean to be so hard on a fellow woman and maybe you can prove me wrong but I just don't have the time to wait and see. Bobby Moynihan! You rock!

As for Tonight's regular show...Oh good Lord Kristen LOFrickinL! Yay Will, Steve and Dave!
Keenan was also awesome! but 1D come again...oh can't. Don't worry, you won't be missed. I'm not a fan of the group of course but snl is always an opportunity to check out what music artists have to offer because there's the visual entertainment challenge. In the rerun Arcade Fire was guest artist and they put on a show with great enthusiasm even though you might have been wondering what they were going for especially when the female singer Regine did the weird reflection demonstration. But we get it...the song is enough to carry the act so I don't think anyone cared about the act as we were probably trying not to wince.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

celebrity blitz

Ok so I am not so busy that I am not available for commenting on Miley Cyrus. I really don't bother with the celeb comings and goings but Miley has been really working the media and I hear her name in my office, see her pictures on every news page on the web so I can't seem to avoid finding out what the bleep she's up to now. So far, she got all freaky on MTV awards, sang a hit song about doing Molly, commented that she prefers Molly and weed compared to cocaine, drew Sinead O'Connor out for a girl fight then won herself a spot on SNL. That was pretty good but really, I think she needed to space them out a just all seemed to bowl the spotlight over a bit to quickly but we're so used to these things now we go oh wow! wth! then...on to the next thing, we move on and now, well I think we will forget about her for a while. My honest thought on the whole thing is I believe she does it all for show (duh) but I mean I don't think she really does Molly and parties as much as she purports to and neither is she really the persona she has taken on. The weed part I think she might have been doing for a while now because I've seen my brother who's smoked pot for eons and he has no idea how slow he is. His brain has slowed down so much it affects his speech. Compared to years ago when I was younger he's just not the bright person I used to know. I have to say, legalizing weed is probably just another tactic to continue dumbing down America. Anyway, so if we've forgotten about Miley then why am I writing this? Well unfortunately I saw Katy Perry on the Bruce Willis episode of SNL and thought of Miley and what I wanted to say about all the nonsense she's been doing and as for Katy and her Roar performance, well...I have yet to see her talent. My friends have a running joke about her "firework" song but that's about the only affect she has in my circles. I conscientiously try to boycott things I believe to be stupid and Katy Perry is one of them. - Others include, AT&T, Comcast (same thing), I'm close to boycotting Stop & Shop altogether, I tried to boycott Capital One when I dumped them but then they bought my credit card company so I'm back with them but I will do it again soon but on to my story - While watching the SNL episode she came on and started the Roar song and I immediately thought I knew that song from somewhere and wondered if she was about to do a cover. So I kept repeating the opening of her song to myself so it would jog my memory and while the song transformed to the song I was thinking of it hit me - The Lumineers Ho hey! she copied the rhythm! Check it out just at the beginning. So many songs copy songs that have gone before. There's hardly any real talent anymore it's all about smoke and mirrors. The talented is certainly not in the mainstream media.

Friday, April 19, 2013

If I can think it...

How do I patent an idea? GPS reminder. Have you ever thought of a restaurant or other great destination you would like to visit when next you were in the area? Then there should be a GPS app to note places or things you would like to do once you are in the area. Then when you're there again t reminds you! Mark Zuckerberg you better stay clear!!! Google would be the best way because their maps are already most frequently used.

Marathon running vs running your mouth, equally dangerous.

Sitting at home in Boston today and there's a lot going on. Much more of the types of goings ons than anyone would care to have. The world (at least the internet connected one) has heard by now, about what I am coining as the Boston Marathon massacre. Three people died. A lot less than the first massacre, but death, in no form is acceptable to humans. We were made to live. More and more in this crazy world, the issue of life and death is weighed constantly, even in conversations that seem so harmless! Honestly, I don't feel the urgency of the situation -even while all public transportation is halted and everyone is told to stay indoors- as much as when I hear words that mean prison and death.. Speaking about eliminating freedoms is death. Speaking about eliminating an entire people's freedoms or rounding up a race or ethnic group of people for judgement because of a person's actions is genocide. The bible says that "Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." Phrases like "immigrant reform" and "foreign policy" don't exactly have a human friendly tone.

Where I work, I have seen folks go overboard on policies that hurt the innocent; in a field that affects people's livelihoods indirectly; and it's usually because someone slipped through their fingers. But don't you just hate when management sends out an email reminding everyone how to do their jobs because one person somewhere forgot how to do theirs? We all ask - Why didn't they just talk with that person?

I was listening to a woman on an episode of Weekend Aristocrats, a reality program on Plum TV where the word "million" gets tossed around like a football on Sunday. Mind you, I am not a reality show buff but reality tv tends to show us what society is coming to. So a group of 30 somethings attending a function hosted at the Chillingworth Castle were delighting in a conversation with the owner sir Humphry Wakefield a 77 year old baronet, the way a group of children delight in teasing a caged monkey. And as I suspected, it became severely painful to watch as he was baited by them and the situation ended in a tense stance with him on the defensive. He ever so gentlemanly and civilly kept trying to explain that he was being quite frank yet not politically correct, he knew but he held that choosing the right genetic disposition in a person can improve a family's chances of success socially, physically and economically. It's not hard to figure whose side I am on in this fight. I am generally on the side of the defenseless. No, not the average blokes and lassies who decided to spring for a castle venue- probably placing themselves more in the bankrupt state than they already are- then pitting themselves against one man albeit of the caliber, the likes of which they, weren't used to rubbing shoulders with, then being surprised by what he says when they expect him to say exactly that! (such like the imbecility of the children now screaming after being pelted with monkey poop). No, I feel for the old man who is forced to let his home for a celebration of dimwitted barbarians who see themselves civilized. A particular woman on the attack from the group turned on the poor man with the look of death when he said that he could make an argument based on successful families that a marriage of unequal stature would be unwise. At least he had empirical data!

Was she right in now vehemently voicing her disgust? Sure! but he was also entitled to his theory. They asked the question! Did he get upset at her reaction? no! He was a gentleman. You know, if you ask someone with a lesser background who would be their dream partner, they usually say someone rich. However jokingly. She was just mad that he was basically saying she didn't stand a chance with him even if he were younger. Fair and square to me! If I don't like what or who you are then I won't marry you. Some people are so self righteous that they sometimes forget their own prejudices and instead issue death dealing judgement to others who air theirs. I know my own prejudices and honestly I try not to air them in a drunken state because it just wouldn't be wise. Truth is we all just want to be liked but let's face it most people don't like us. Having a human understanding and respect for the next person is probably the next best thing to liking me and I'll take it any day in a world where mob mentality is everywhere.
On that note I think this method could help people feeling like outcasts maybe accept it, deal with it and live their life anyway. I understand it's hard fitting in, I don't feel I do often but I don't want people to die! Combatting terrorism starts with looking at ideals. Strongly held ideals don't wither overnight. People have to be reasoned with in an exchange to understand why they feel that way. We tend to approach things in a head on a stick manner. Tolerance and respect for life can be a short order solution. Really I'm not qualified to tell anyone what to do but War is the campaign of those who have the presence of mind to see the future but don't mind not living to see it.

At the end of the day the lesson here is simple old baronets should not drink while in company of; and hence allow their guard to be let down and end up in conversations with; the plebeians.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

On a health kick

I have been absent I know. Hey who really has time to do this? It truly requires dedication. So give some applause to me for getting back because I am dedicated. Right? I can hear the "yeah right"s echoing across the land now. Well, like I said I've been on a health kick and sort of a fitness kick because of course it's been quite some time since that bike ride and me almost making it back to my size 4 (The ghostly figure I reach for and it fades into the mist in my hands never to be graspable ever again). I am not endorsing this image by the way. I have become quite happy with being decently figured. Sometimes skinny looks horrible on people. So I try to find ways to up my fitness level before I turn into a pumpkin (shape). Ever heard of this Insanity program? If you have maybe you were sick one day from work and ended up on the couch watching daytime tv and saw the "for just 3 payments of ..." ad. Exactly what happened to me and for the first time ever I called that 1800 number for my special offer. It cost much- to put it nicely- but I was determined to prove that it worked if I worked. So I started pounding the mat and the sweat poured and then all I noticed was that I was getting stronger but less and less able to walk up or down stairs. I visited my doctor and he said I developed patellar's syndrome. Well what is that?? It means that the moving tracks on the front of my knees that stretch and contract when I bend and extend were coming out of alignment. So doc what do I have to do? He said "rest". And how did I develop this condition doc? "most likely the intense exercises you've been doing." So how do I prevent it from happening again doc? "Through exercise as your legs and knees get stronger" So how do I strengthen them if I can't exercise doc? "I know it's a vicious cycle but for now rest and you can start physical therapy." Well there goes my health kick! I know...don't worry that I've given up - I haven't- I'll be back Shaun T! and I'll be cursing at the screen just like before!