Sounds Like Saturday or: Katy Lied

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Today is the 44th anniversary of Steely Dan’s Katy Lied album. It’s not my favorite by them, but it is still a great collection. Here’s Twelve Against Nature doing one of the tunes from the album, enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!!


“You fellah, you tearin’ up the street. You wear that white tuxedo how you gonna beat the heat? Do you take me for a fool? Do you think that I don’t see? That ditch out in the valley that they’re digging just for me?” – “Bad Sneakers” (Fagen/Becker)

I Got Nothin’ or: What’s to Tell?

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I have a couple of things to talk about, Dear Reader, but it’s late, because I’ve been working and The BCPF and I went to dinner and then watched a few episodes of Cheers, I’m going to pass on that for tonight.

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That’s what I can talk about.

As much as we both love this show and laugh ourselves silly whilst watching it, it seems like it will never end. We’re both torn with that, too. We want to move on to another show but we won’t until this one is done. We only have about a three-hour window on Friday evenings to watch something and with 11 seasons at around 25 episodes each season, it has taken us almost a year to watch this.

The BCPF is only able to stay away for about 5-6 episodes at a time, so again, it takes a while to get them in. We are really ready to move on, but we have to ride this out ’til the end.

What is your current binge? Do you binge more recent shows or the older ones like a Cheers, M*A*S*H or Frasier? I’d be interested to know, really.

Okay, until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I am forever grateful for ‘Cheers.'” – Ted Danson

The Umbrella Academy or: Cheesysteak

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A reminder for you to listen to the latest episode of The Less Desirables to hear about my big announcement. Thanks in advance!

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So, 3B and I have been watching this Netflix show, The Umbrella Academy. We love things with superheroes, James Bondish and scenarios like it.

I won’t say it’s great, and it has gone through some slow periods but we’re getting ready to start episode #8 (out of 10), the next time we watch something and things are starting to ramp up.

I used to own a comic book store and I don’t remember anything about The Umbrella Academy. I think it came about just as I was getting out of that business.

The premise is there are 43 children born “Immaculate Conception” style and this rich dude, Sir Reginald Hargreeves that “buys” seven of them and trains them into superheroes or superhumans, at least. Well, all but one, Vanya “Number Seven” (played by Ellen Page) who seemingly is powerless.

There is “Number One” known as Luther Hargreeves, who is super strong and built like an ape. “Number Two” is Diego Hargreeves who is known as The Kraken has enhanced breath-holding abilities and the ability to curve the trajectory of anything he throws, usually knives.

“Number Three” is Allison Hargreeves or The Rumor, a celebrity with the ability to manipulate reality by lying with the phrase “I heard a rumor…”

Klaus Hargreeves is “Number Four” or The Séance, a flamboyant drug addict with the ability to communicate with the dead. Speaking of the dead he frequently talks with “Number Six” his brother Ben or The Horror who died somehow – we’ve not gotten to how, yet – and who sometimes helps Klaus in situations.

“Number Five” is just that, Number Five and he has this time traveling thing. He traveled through time to get away from the Sir to find out that the world ends. He ends up working with ‘The Commission” who monitors the time/space continuum and sends agents to make sure everything stays the way they should. He does a lot of killing and stuff. He breaks rank and goes AWOL. Therein, The Commission sends Hazel and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) to find and kill Five.

There’s a lot more to it than this, but Five is back to try and get the Umbrella Academy back together to stop the apocalypse from happening. Do they save the world? I don’t know. I’m not there yet. But, will know soon. I’m not going to tell you, anyway, that would be a spoiler and I don’t like spoilers and I don’t like being one. So there.

I just wanted to tell you what 3B and I have been doing. We also made a delicious cheesesteak-style sloppy joe, tonight. That was really, really good.

Anywhat! I’m done for today.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“A disbanded group of superheroes reunites after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.” – IMDb

The Big Announcement or: Less Desirables

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I didn’t talk about Apartment 5B last night, even though we had recorded it yesterday. I apologize to Jeff, Rory and you, Dear Reader for keeping that from you. Today, on Fan Interference, Ty and Hailey Brooke interviewed former WFU and current Carolina Panthers LB, Brandon Chubb about his college and pro careers and the Chubb Foundation. cobras-logo

Then on The Less Desirables, we had Nike Roach in the studio to talk about his Facebook Live series and our usual cut-uppery. I just made that word up.

But, you will remember that a month or so ago I mentioned something about a “big announcement” that I was going to make when the time was right? Well, the time is now. But, I’m not going to tell you right now. That’s the rub. To find out right now, you have to go listen to this week’s episode of The Less Desirables. You can do that HERE. I will warn you, the announcement is at the end of the show, I ask that you listen to the whole episode as I think the conversation with Nike (pronounced Nee-Kay) is good, and the song of the week is cool, too. So, yeah, I’d appreciate if you listened through.

To hear Apartment 5B click HERE.
To hear the Brandon Chubb interview, click HERE.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I was content playing Arena football. If a better opportunity hadn’t come along, they would’ve had to throw me out of the league to get rid of me.” – Kurt Warner

Piggybacks or: Late, Nate and Levers

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It’s late again, but still the day it’s written for. That’s a plus, right?1

So, yesterday we recorded The Man Who Ate the Town and we had a The Beer Dads podcast in the can. So, in my frenzy of a day yesterday, as I said in my post last night, I forgot to load them on their respective servers. I did that today and published all the posts about them.

To listen to TMWATT, click HERE.
To listen to The Beer Dads, click HERE.

Until tomorrow, and hopefully on time with a more substantial post…
Scorp out!


– Nadia Comaneci

I Just Mondayed in My Pants or: Forgetfulness

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So last week was my “busy” week. You’d think I would be more scattered during that time, right? Well, I wasn’t, I was laser focused. I think being busy really keeps me focused. 19e412aac5f0c09a48aad586329946bec3dcfb20cb7acd0a8e03b3c929bfe9b3

This week, however, started off unfocused. I couldn’t get my stuff in a row. I couldn’t get the schedule made for The Man Who Ate the Town. I did get a Skype interview done for Fan Interference and I did a Skype interview with a guest for this week’s The Less Desirables.

But, I ran off and didn’t load this week’s The Beer Dads or The Man Who Ate the Town podcasts onto their respective servers. That means I can’t post either one of them until tomorrow. Which I will, but man… It’s just been weird today.

Also, I’m going to admit it, that I am writing this at 12:45a on Tuesday morning even though it’s for Monday. I just can’t get it together. I think some sleep will help. That’s where I’m going. I’ll have the posts for you tomorrow!

Nite!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I’m kind of scatterbrain and all over the place at times.” – Johanna Braddy

Spinning Sunday or: The Haul 3/2/19

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We had a brief encounter with warmer, sunnier weather yesterday. That was nice and it made it harder for us to stay indoors and listen to records, but hey, we were listening to records and that’s one of our favorite pastimes. So, it worked out. But, we pulled a lot of stuff home yesterday from Underdog Records. Here’s the haul:

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  • The Japanese House – Good At Falling — I had heard of The Japanese House (who is really just a pseudonym for Amber Bain) whilst watching something else. It was a showcase or something, I don’t remember. But, I liked what I heard. She’s ethereal, atmospheric and even though she uses Auto-Tune, she uses it for effect, not necessarily for patching shoddy vocals. I liked it. It’s a 2xLP and is in limited white vinyl. I usually don’t read the labels (my eyesight isn’t that good), but it says on this one that it’s to be played at 45RPM. I was a quarter through the first track before I realized something was amiss. New.
  • Van Morrison – Astral Weeks — #19 on the RS list, this is not my favorite VM album, nor do I like it all that much. It has some beautiful moments, but mostly, he warbles on a bit much for me. And, in one song he sounds like Porky Pig. I don’t know, I just don’t understand it, I guess. It’s on the list, it needs to be in my collection. New.
  • The Beatles – Abbey Road — #14 on the RS list. This album, along with The Beatles (#10) – also known as “the white album” – and Sgt. Pepper’s (#1) rotate being my favorite Beatles album, and now I have all three. I have had a couple of versions of this album but they have all been really crappy and I didn’t want my collection to reflect crappy versions. Especially on such an important album. 180g black vinyl remaster. New.
  • Band Of Horses – Acoustic At The Ryman — The Ryman is the theater that housed the Grand Ol’ Opry for many, many years. It has been refurbished and is now a legit music venue again (it has been for many years, this is not new). Band of Horses was one of the first bands I learned of from The BCPF, she calls them one of her faves. When we were doing mix CDs, she put a few tunes on there. I love “No One’s Gonna Love You” and that’s on here. New.
  • The Beat – The Beat — It is this band, who happened to release their album first, that prompted Dave Wakeling and his band The Beat to go by The English Beat in the US. In Europe this The Beat is known as Paul Collins’ Beat. It’s a long and confusing story, lawsuits happened (but not between bands but record labels and bands, hmmm). This is a promo copy of their debut from 1979 and is in really great shape. VG+.
  • Iron And Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog — I actually purchased this on Friday. Knowing that The BCPF also loves this band and we have seen him in concert, together, I sent a picture of it to her at work and her reply was “pant pant pant.” I didn’t know if that was a reference to the dog or what. I guess she was really happy. She told me later that it was the album that introduced her to Sam Beam’s (single person named as a band) work. So, she was excited. VG++.
  • Kansas  – Song For America — The band’s second studio album. VG+.
  • Kansas – Point Of Know Return — Their fifth studio album with the title track and “Dust in the Wind.” VG.
  • Blondie – The Best Of Blondie — VG+.
  • Rose Royce – Strikes Again — The official title is Rose Royce III: Strikes Again. I’m going to be completely honest and say the only reason I bought this is because I had it as a kid. I loved the look of it, the embossed raised rose, the purple and silver motif, I just dug it. I can’t tell you one single song off the album without looking it up, but I wanted it because it reminded me of my childhood. It is probably stashed away somewhere at Ma ‘Rents’ and if I find it one day, it will probably be in pretty torn up shape but I had it and that’s all that matters. VG+.
  • Walter Egan – Fundamental Roll — It’s Egan’s debut album. I like “Magnet and Steel” from his second album. This was there, in good shape, why not? VG+.
  • Robert Palmer – Clues — Palmer had played percussion on Talking Heads Remain in Light and Chris Frantz, the drummer from Talking Heads, returned that favor and played on this. I’m not familiar with any of the songs, but there are a couple co-written by Gary Numan (“Cars”) and one Lennon/McCartney song, “Not a Second Time.” It was found by The BCPF in the $1 bin. VG.
  • Roger Daltrey – One Of The Boys — Critic William Ruhlmann said in AllMusic that “Roger Daltrey called on a wider circle of friends for his third album and came up with a more varied collection of songs … But Daltrey was never in danger of getting lost in the all-star session. Nevertheless, the album was not treated as a major release and found only modest commercial success.” This album has songs written by Colin Blunstone (Zombies), Paul McCartney, Murray Head. Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Alvin Lee, Rod Argent and more played on it. Yet, I hear it’s mediocre. But, it was $1 and is in VG/VG+.
  • Book Of Love – Book Of Love — American synth-pop band in the vein of Depeche Mode with a majority of female members. It was $1 and The BCPF said it was in her wheelhouse so there you go. It’s in VG.

Underdog Records was rockin’ when we were there and it was getting crowded. That’s a good thing. Jonathan has just gone through a bunch of $1 albums and put them out for purchase. Listen to The Less Desirables newest episode on Wednesday night/Thursday mornings and hear what that week’s TLD/UR special is. Discogs helps me keep track of all this stuff.

Until tomorrow, keep spinning…
Scorp out!


“He bad production. He got walrus gumboot. He got Ono sideboard. He one spinal cracker. He got feet down below his knee. Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease. Come together, right now. Over me.” – “Come Together” (Lennon/McCartney)

Sounds Like Saturday or: Higher Ground

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Today is the 46th anniversary of the release of the Doobie Brothers’ The Captain and Me. I have always liked the Doobies. I won’t say I love them, but some of their songs are just too cool. This is one from that album and it’s a pretty cool cover, at that. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“You know I saw Miss Lucy down along the tracks. She lost her home and her family and she won’t be coming back. Without love, where would you be right now?” – “Long Train Runnin'” (Johnston)

I Am Abundance or: Livin’ the Dream

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Yesterday I told you of a new podcast that I picked up. That will start production in late April and we will know more about the release once we’ve started that process. And, there will be more to come about that.

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My new hippie bracelet from Carly and VibesUp Winston-Salem

This morning, I got my new VibesUp bracelet from my friend Carly Sink who owns VibesUp Winston-Salem over off of Reynolda Road. I have had my other bracelet from her for over a year and never went a day without it. After a while, sweat starts building up and the thing doesn’t smell all minty-fresh like it used to.

The bracelets have crushed crystals, each designed to help certain aspects of your life. To keep you vibing because according to the website, high and low vibrations can’t coexist. So, this keeps your vibes elevated, hence… “up.” Yeah, I know this is some hippie-dippie, new age stuff. I am also not saying I necessarily believe in it. But, I’m also not saying I don’t.

Each bracelet is focused on certain attributes the one I had before said “I Am Balance” which means the crystals were a cocktail specifically for balance. I felt that the last year or so of my life I was balanced. I also noticed that my Tourette Syndrome wasn’t as pronounced whilst wearing it. So, whether it works or not, in my head, it works.

The new bracelet that Carly brought me this morning was for “abundance.” I have had friends who have worn the abundance bracelet and swear that the universe is on their side with abundance. Can’t we all use some of that? Mmmm hmmm heck yeah.

So, you’re wondering, or perhaps you’re really not, why I mentioned yesterday’s podcast score again? Well, today, I got another one. This one is still in the very preliminary stages and per usual, I will not talk about what it is or what it is about until it’s time for its release. I don’t want to jinx it and it’s not my place to blab about it until it is actually in existence.

Whether or not the bracelet had anything to do with this, the call was actually for something different, I don’t know. I don’t care. I just know the reason I wanted that one specifically is that it’s time I get my abundance on, y’all. Again, in my mind, it works.

Carly, thank you so much! And, you should go by and see her, Dear Reader. There’s much more to her shop than just bracelets. She has fashionable wearables, flip flops (with crystals), special water bottles, pads, essential oils, all kinds of things. And, when you’re in there, sit in the vibing chair. You’ll not move.

Until tomorrow, I am Abundance…
Scorp out!


“EVERYTHING IS ENERGY, EVERYTHING IS VIBRATING…” – VibesUp

No Rest For the Wicked or: Jump Right In

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I was thinking yesterday morning that today I would get to rest after the “big project” but that just wasn’t what happened. I had to go in and redo a video for the DWSP and do the RSS feed for the Open the Blue Door Podcast (which I could have done from home) and then I had a meeting with a new client about another podcast to produce.

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I love those. I don’t have to put a lot of time into the show itself, just the production and on the production is where I feel I shine. Per usual, I won’t tell you about it until it’s closer to time, but we agreed to all the specs and they’re all on board. Let’s just say it has an affiliation with a local university and has the podcast has the potential to be “big!” B-I-G! Let’s hope so!

It was a good week for me and it’s not over. As of now, I have only personal errands to run tomorrow after TBD Referral Group, but you never know when that last minute emergency call comes in, right? Fingers crossed!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau