Christmas CD

Feliz Navidad

I spent a few moments after lunch collecting Christmas music from the iTunes music store. I finally used up the last of the virtual gift certificate someone got me.

Now complete, I have the sounds of Brenda Lee, the Vince Guaraldi Trio and Burl Ives to warm the season.

Yay.

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Schlockin’ Y’all

Brought to you courtesy, of the red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue

I really love the single “I Love this Bar.”

However, without aid of any legal internet downloads, I picked up Toby Keith’s new album on Tuesday with little insight. I think I know why it wasn’t available online… If I had the option to just buy one song, I would have.

Only the lyrics from Toby Keith’s stellar disappointment provide any redeeming characteristics.

The undertones of homo are ripe, I know all that good-ol boy schtick is just part of the drag.

Some revealin’ tidbits:

I like my truck. I like my girlfriend. I like to take her out to dinner. I like a movie now and then. But I love this bar

Translation: Of course he simply likes those things but LOVES this bar. He gets to hang out with cowboys, blue-collar boys, rednecks, truckers, bikers, and *ahem* suckers.

I think I found me a country boy, let’s get out of here

Translation: This nugget, from the song that rhymes babelicious and delicious, is pretty clear to me.

Me and the boys we made alot of noise (in bed) And we sang all our songs for free
We partied through college, aquired some knowledge. Never did get a degree.
We did it our way
(wink wink) looking back on the good days

Translation: He’s clearly not happy with the present, or his girlfriend.

Then I handed him my money, and he sized me up

Translation: You go Toby! Work it!

The rest of the album is pretty forgettable too. He touches upon his Jesus complex, throws in more flag waving than a Lee Greenwood album, and admits that he can’t handle his weed.

Too bad the music is crap and he can’t write a song by himself, but it is great to hear Toby getting in touch with his inner fag.

Link of the day Church Sign Generator It’s true. You can put your own custom message on a church sign! Praise be!
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Harv was there

And now he’s here

My first concert was Pink Floyd, then I saw They Might Be Giants and Violent Femmes.

There were others in order of alphabet (and I am sure i’ve forgotten LOTS): Aquarium Rescue Unit, Tori Amos, B-52s, Barenaked Ladies, Beastie Boys, Beck, Blue Man Group, Cake, DeLaSoul, Depeche Mode, Flaming Lips, Galactic, Genesis, Grandaddy, Guided by Voices, Guster, Hackensaw Boys, Hank Williams III, Indigo Girls, Janes Addiction, Karl Denson, McClain Family Band, Medeski Martin and Wood, Ministry, Modest Mouse, Over the Rhine, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Phish, Pixies, Prince, Rage Against the Machine, Rays Music Exchange, Red hot Chili Peppers, REM, Sinead O’Connor, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Sugar, The Breeders, U2, Mark Weigle, Yo La Tengo and countless folk acts.

I’d love to see Oingo Boingo and/or XTC – but I doubt I ever will.

I’ve been to three Grateful Dead Shows and never seen them perform.

Hat tip to Evan for the photo.

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