Monday, July 31, 2006

Musical Monday!

Check out TRICIA'S MUSICAL MONDAY featuring...ME!
I like that she's fantasizing that the song is about her. An artist wants his creations to speak to each person as if it were their own. Besides, she IS wonderful and fabulous.

I'm playing the following dates next week:
Sunday Aug 6th @ The Grandstand 7PM
197 Grand St Croton-on-Hudson NY 914-271-8033
Thursday Aug 10th @ Justin Thyme Cafe 8 PM
171 Grand St Croton-on-Hudson NY 914-271-0022

Weekend recap: Got on the plane to VA after taking a Xanax with coffee and Kahlua. Next thing i knew I was in VA although I was pretty out of it. Had breakfast with the folks and visited Dad in the hospital. He got a new knee! It's amazing what they can do these days. Hung out, looked at photos, had a nap, went for dinner, then out dancing with sis and her boyfriend. Weird mix of people at The Sunny Day Cafe. The under 21's were everywhere and all the 20 something guys were mackin' on 'em hard. Then there were the fat ugly middle aged people (like me). Eh, I had fun drinking and dancing. By the end of the night I was shot. It was an expensive weekend. Anyway got home Sunday, slept 4 hours, then down to the boat club for BBQ. Brought my guitar and led a spirited singalong which was good fun. Now back at work. Poo.

Friday, July 28, 2006

We race, therefore we are!

Well it's Friday. Here's a pic from last week's race. Chi's Bob's Cal 30. Bab's at the helm. I used Bob's 'steer with my foot while looking at the sail' method. Seemed to work like a charm. Huong is sitting on the rail holding a jib sheet looking serene. I'm making with the heavy metal salute. Our Bit friend Duncan looks perplexed in his shades and our old pal John looks contemplative in his pink hat. Have your machine call my machine we'll do lunch on the killing floor. Go visit Tricia
to hear me featured on her musical Monday meme. Plus she's sexy as hell!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Super Happy Triumphant HNT!

Every Wednesday night I race on a Cal 30 sailboat. A big slow chunky monkey of a boat.
Last year we went undefeated; 27 and 0. This year we won all the races except the last two where we came in at an ignominious 2nd place. The horror! This week, however, was different. The owner (who is also helmsman - that means he drives the boat) is on vacation and bid us to race without him. I expected one of the senior guys to drive but the rest of the crew talked it over and nominated...ME! GAH! Don't get me wrong, I'm not chicken or anything (buck!) but I was worried to say the least. Big slow boat, fast moving current and close quarters at the start made for one nervous Nelly! The prospect of fucking up my good friend's boat had me on edge all freakin' day. I'm here to report however that WE CAME, WE SAW, AND WE KICKED THEIR FUCKIN ASS. We stomped 'em all like narcs at a biker rally. We beat our closest competition by like 3 minutes and we started behind them! I had good reason to worry though. It was VERY tight at the starting line and the boat next to us hit the comittee boat and got tangled in their anchor. MAJOR fuckup. So with triumphant heart I wish you all a happy and healthy HNT!


A new free association thing from LunaNina:
Requirements :: Document
Pizza :: Delivery
Dating :: Sucks
Issue :: Resolution
Sharp :: Dressed man
Distinguish :: Differences
Remote :: Control
Felony :: Murder
Exercise :: Regimen
Choose :: Life

I see from my responses a strong corporate QA mentality and that pro-life slogan works.
Want to play? Leave yours in the comments or tell me you played on your blog and I'll visit.
Also, it seems Velma was the only one who took my photoshop challenge and it's hysterical.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Good times

Dated. Beside itself. Shot through with orange and purple. Cut in thin slices and bordering on sane it slides like tempests. It burns like ages of angels twisting though timeless ruts. It smokes. I
think of better days and endless ways through the thicket. Stick a fork in it. It's done, rummy.
Finished like a Balkan ball in a vault.

Well, it's Tuesday. Fuck all. This AM the car wouldn't start and after AAA towed it to the shop it ran fine and they couldn't find a thing wrong with it. 2nd time this has happened. Same time last year in fact. Must be karma.

I am bound and determined to be positive so on the upside it was a beautiful day, I watched Libertine with Johnny Depp, paid some billd and had a great jam with some old friends. See? Good times.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Something for Nothing

I kept thinking today how I'm looking for an open door; a way out. These words came to mind:
Something for Nothing - lyrics Neil Peart Music by Rush
Waiting for the winds of change
To sweep the clouds away
Waiting for the rainbows end
To cast its gold your way
Countless ways
You pass the days
Waiting for someone to call
And turn your world around
Looking for an answer to
The question you have found
Looking for
An open door
You dont get something for nothing
You dont get freedom for free
You wont get wiseWith the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be
What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your song

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Saturday, Saturday

Well for a change I thought I'd take my own advice and quit my bitchin. So with that I welcome you to Camp Quitchabitchin. There will be no more posts about wee, wee, wee how bummed I am and oh my broken heart. Instead I will offer only bright, airey and good karmic posts. Yeah. And then I woke up. Anyway, for better or worse I'm in a good mood today having gone out last night and partied like it was 1999 AGAIN. At least this morning I woke up in a comfortable bed and not on a picnic table and IT WAS IN FACT SATURDAY this time. Phew! The pic is no one I know, just a random sexy redhead alien/matrix style woman's pic that I found on google images under a search for "Saturday" Make of her what you will. Consider that a photoshop challenge.

Friday, July 21, 2006

FOAD Friday

Yes, it's Fuck Off And Die Friday. I awoke at about 6 AM this morning on a picnic table at my yacht club. Oh dear. "Woke up in my clothes again this morning. Don't know exactly where I am." OK, so I bicycled home brutal uphill all the way and collapsed into bed. I awoke again at 10 AM secure in the knowledge that it was Saturday. Wait... no it's not. Crap! So it was a rough start to the day. That said I'm in the mood for another hot meme. Thanks Velma.
Have you ever.....
Gotten stuck in an elevator? No, but nearly did.
Egged a person? A house on halloween, got caught and brought to the police station. Oops.
Stalked someone to find out where they work or live? Yes.
Spent an entire day in nothing but your underwear? Absolutely but prefer nekkid.
Read some friends mail or other personal papers without them knowing? No.
Gone skinny dipping? Yes!
Been in a fist fight? Pfft. Many. Never lost. I did lose a boxing match once. Damn no feet rule.
Lasts....Time you tripped? What on acid? Nunya bizness. Over my feet? Rarely.
Time you cleaned up the base of your toilet? Um, never. I have a maid.
Gum you had? Glock 9 mm. Oh, gum? Big Red
Pair of socks? WTF? White tube sox. I own like 50 pairs so I always match.
Beverage you had? Coffee. Before that beer.
Spur of the moment decision you made? To go out last night.
Movie you watched? Pirates of the Caribbean 2. Fun!
What would you.....Say if your best friend told you they love you? "You can't have my bud light."
Right now.....What are you wearing? Jeans and a t-shirt as usual
What are you thinking? About sex as usual
What are you listening to? Silence. My computer's hum.
What would you like to be listening to? My lover's cries of ecstasy.
Are you annoyed by the length of this survey? A little
Are you tired? Yes indeed.
How many people in the room? 8 all silent in their cubes
Any cuts or bruises on your body? I always have some sort of inexplicable injury.
Are there any animals in the room? Just me
Are you eating anything? No
People who I would like to do this? I don’t tag, so if you like it, do it.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

We Have A Winna!

The lovely Lori of G'night girl fame gets the win on my Do Me contest. It seems that she knows me better than all y'all. At least from my perspective. These things are all relative of course and the answer to most of the questions was "It depends." but she was the only one to guess BEER and not Vodka or Tequila so that puts her out in front. Nevertheless there were many good and entertaining guesses so I declare the meme a success. Cheers y'all! BTW congratulate Lori on her son's graduation from boot camp. Whatever your stance on the military you have to respect those who serve and the mom's who love them. That shit ain't easy.

Jammin HNT!

Pic from Aruba in April. All of you bloggers who didn't make it to Babe's Bar and Grill last night missed a great show. It was packed and I wowed 'em. Everyone was dancing and carrying on like crazy. My friend Josh showed up for the last set and we played a bunch of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and the crowd lost their minds. A great time was had by all so I hope you can make it to the next one.

And now a new meme that's going around. Do Me!!!! Pick one word from each pair that you think describes me the best and leave the list in the comments, then i'll do you!! I should point out that some of these are "neither" or "both". :-)
*dominant or submissive
*logical or intuitive
*social or loner
*kinky or vanilla
*cute or sophisticated
*kitten or puppy
*warm flannel sheets or sleek satin
*leader or follower
*quiet or talkative
*spontaneous or planned
*teddy bear or porcelain doll
*hiking or window shopping
*tequila or vodka
*top or bottom
*bare foot or shoes
*jeans or slacks
*tender or rough
*aware or dreamy
*nerd or jock
*brains or brawn
*common sense or book smarts
*pretty or sexy


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Your little princess is my little whore

Your little princess is my little whore
She can't hurt me anymore
This post is actually about the expression "anymore". There is a new and, to my mind incorrect and therefore evil, usage of this term in the land. I've been hearing people use this term more and more like so: "My car is useless anymore." This strikes me as a double negative. The proper expression would be "My car is of no use anymore." or "I can't use my car anymore." Am I the only one hearing this? Or, if you're hearing it too, does it sound as weird (and by weird I mean wrong and ignorant) to you as it does to me? It's hard for me to even formulate incorrect usages like this. They sound to me like "I'm always hungry anymore." What?!?! Any other cunning linguists out there noticing this abomination?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A couple of tests; Brain/Death

The Brain Lateralization Test ganked from my genius photographer buddy Henri Banks. Measures which side of your brain (Creative Right Brain or Logical Left Brain) is dominant. Right Brain 78% Left Brain 18% This should also come as a surprise to no one. Take the quiz.


What horrible Edward Gorey death will I die?

You will drink too much gin. Not the worst way to die, but you won't remember too much of your life. Hey, at least you made some people laugh!

What a surprise. Here, take the quiz.
6612 other people got this result!
This quiz has been taken 191109 times.
3% of people had this result.

Blog on people, blog on.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Tagged by Lime - 5 things

I consider myself tagged by Lime because, indeed, I have been blogging naked.
Therefore I bring you 5 Things:

5 Things always in my bookbag (which I no longer carry 24/7 since I moved to the 'burbs):
1. Comb
2. Earplugs
3. Cologne
4. Gum
5. Pen

5 Things always in my wallet:
1. License
2. Work ID
3. Several Credit Cards
4. Marina ID/key
5. Money (usually)

5 Things always in my refrigerator:
1. Air
2. Water
3. Cheese
4. Eggs
5. Frank's Red Hot hotsauce

5 Things always in my closet:
1. Several suitcases
2. Laundry basket full of clean bed linens
3. Clothes I don't wear
4. Clothes I DO wear (when and if I put them away)
5. Tie and belt rack

5 Things always in my car:
1. Trash
2. Various yachting crap
3. Change
4. Gum (I first typed 'gun' - no such luck)
5. Various tools

5 Things always on my (work) desk:
1. Computer
2. Phone
3. Coffee cup
4. Various snack foods
5. Water ring from my drinks

5 People to tag:
Ah, do it if ya wanna.

Sucky weekend, mutterings and Superman

More unconcious mutterings - click the link to play along.
Video :: killed the radio star
Fantasy :: Football
Homework :: Sucks
Crush :: Orange
Late :: Starter
Husband :: Wife
Soccer :: Mom
Wine :: Cheese
Before :: After
Romantic :: bullshit

I should probably stop posting the answers. It always messes me up when I see someone else's answers first. Oh well. Wear it. The weekend sucked. Many problems with my boat which kept me from sailing even though conditions were PERFECT. *sigh* Suckin. Saw Superman Returns. Save your $20 and rent the video when it comes out next week.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Hello friends,
Just a quick post to remind you that I'm playing tonight at
140 Grand Street in Croton NY.
(914) 271-1126
If you're in the area come by and show me some love.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

HNT - beefcake revisited

Well, it's Thursday again but I didn't have my camera handy last night so I present you this recycled shot. I hated the look on my face but loved the rest of the picture so...CROP! It's nice to see the gym is working on my body but I'm still lonely and depressed. I'm still waiting for it to work on my mind. Maybe I need some head-ups? Heads-up? Mental floss. HHNT.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Yes, let's...

This was so familiar that when I saw it I nearly laughed until I cried. Or was it the other way around in reverse? Anyway Hugh over at Gaping Void is still Da. Man.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Unconcious Mutterings

I love doing these. Whenever someone posts one I can't resist. Near as I can tell this was started by LunaNina
  1. Face it :: This sucks
  2. Healthy :: Obsession
  3. Cartoon :: Graveyard
  4. Device :: Devils
  5. Raider :: Panties
  6. Closer :: To God
  7. Admission :: Guilt
  8. Culture :: Clash
  9. Stakes :: Raised
  10. Heartbroken :: Me

It took me forever to figure out that "Cartoon Graveyard" is a reference to a line in the Paul Simon song "You Can Call Me Al." Unconcious mutterings indeed!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Funk

Another shot of jamming with Seth on the 4th of July on the roof at Southstreet Seaport. We're playing U2's 'In God's Country'. I know this because Seth is playing the highest note on his guitar, hence the weird hand position over the neck. I love how happy he looks. Me? I'm a freakin' mess. Let's face it folks, I've got the blues.
The woman I love, she don't love me
The woman I love, she don't love me
Now I'm blinded, busted, and sad as I can be

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tribute to Solitaire HNT

I wasn't home last night so I couldn't take a new pic for HNT. However, since the lovely and beautiful Solitaire has been so nice to me lately (and because I like this pic so much) I decided to give her profile pic a little 'dancing in sunshine' tweak and post it in her honor. Happy HNT J!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th!

Well after a rough start to the weekend I thought I should post something positive. Seth and I played Oto's party on the roof at South Street Seaport. We played great and the fireworks were awesome. Plus I managed to get out of there fairly painlessly. It's only rock and roll but I like it. We played an hour and a half straight. Monkees, Stones, U2, Blues and rock and roll. Styling. We played the Slovak National anthem and of course the Star Spangled Banner. W00T!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Sucky 4th

So far I am having a right sucky July 4th holiday. It better fucking start getting better right now. And FUCK Madonna Right in her rich bitch little quim. That is all I'm gonna say about it.