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Category Archives: Humor

Wanting to use some of Mary Amato’s book in my book someday. ;)

Here’s a snippet from my Thesis where I mention Mary Amato’s book “Guitar Notes.” Good stuff!   Maybe with Mary Amato’s permission, excerpts from her Young Adult book Guitar Notes could weave through chapters five through 10 or so giving students a flavor of the very lore of musicianship and musicality from perspectives of a […]

Happy Thanksgiving/ThanksTaking, Everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving/ThanksTaking everyone. Here’s another musical memory to share. Sometime around 2006 I co wrote the following song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8p61y7ARU It was the weekend before Thanksgiving I remember that. I was on a bus returning from Phenix City Alabama to Green Bay Wisconsin and a friend of mine, John Heckenlively counted 22 Wafflehouses that we drove […]

2014 THE YEAR THAT WAS: Journaling What FB’s Anniversary-Algorithm Left Out:

Happy Valentine’s Day, err’budd… I mean Groundhog day, ummm, I mean Polar Plunge day, or Solar Flare? Bipolar Hair day. Fred Astaire; Stroller Chair, everywhere. Yes, I mean that from the depths of my heart, top and bottom. So here’s a recap of my year. Much more in depth than the algorithm Facebook decided to […]

RIP Sam Houston Kingfisher, an old friend I met on the Navajo rez.

RIP Sam Houston Kingfisher, an old friend I met on the Navajo rez. I just found out an old friend, Sam had died two years ago. Sam’s dad Eagle Kingfisher was really good friends with Sam Drywater who I met in Tulsa in 1992. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Sam-Kingfisher&lc=7384&pid=161047990&mid=5305660 A very headhitting funny story I can tell you about […]

JOURNAL POEM 24 – Poems For Roberta Blackgoat

Cappuccino. Monkey and Bull make meal of Pomegranite, potatoes, pineapple & peppers. LL Zamenhof worked Pepsi’s graveyard Shift til the day he died. Poetic. Death not for lack of irony. For growing calamity, asks Esperanza, Does one need fertilizer? Removes tongue from cheek. 1477. Chris visits Iceland inquiring As a wannabe Portugese picking up Waterfront […]

Living Simply So Others May Simply Live

I saw two minutes of an infomercial back in the day about installing copper tubing or plastic tubing for your automatic ice maker.   “If you don’t like that skunky taste your ice cubes might give off you can buy one of our in-line filters…”   My response is if you really don’t like the […]

A Parodic Poem based on Joseph Brodsky’s “Odysseus to Telemachus”

My dear Telemachus, The Trojan War is over now; I don’t recall who won it. The Greeks, no doubt, for only they would leave so many dead so far from their own homeland. But still, my homeward way has proved too long. While we were wasting time there, old Poseidon, it almost seems, stretched and […]

Why Seek An Inventive Mind? YOU have one! Part 2

Who remembers that kick I was on to use less than-a-dollar  reinventing overpriced things such as the 29.99  ipod/cellfone charger wallsocket holder out of a piece of cereal box cardboard? http://muffinbottoms.org/?p=223 Or the 16$ iPod sock made out of an actual used sock from just needle, thread and scissors!   Well it’s refreshing to know […]

DOGFOODING DJANGO: I Compare & Contrast The Movie & The Script

Here’s a humble little C&C (compare & contrast) of Tarantino’s movie and script for “Django Unchained.” http://twcguilds.com/assets/screenplay/django/screenplay.pdf These are raw notes and I’m not going to bother editing. You get me thinking out loud on many levels from the straight up, straight forward, straight and true, to the anthropological, mythophilosophical and metaforical too. Enjoy! Carrucan […]

Django Unchained Is Navajo Joe; Just Like Inglourious…

Earlier I did a compare and contrast between Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and one of his favorite Spaghetti Westerns ever,  “Navajo Joe.” Title: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Was ‘Navajo Joe??’ Well here I’ll do the same, essentially some raw notes after seeing ‘Django’ (the d is silent) twice and then sitting myself down and watching Navajo Joe again. Navajo Joe […]