Friday, February 12, 2010
Today marks the anniversary of my Mothers death and Abe Lincolns birth. My Mom was a kind woman but due to my age and major brain cell genocide I've engaged in over the years , my memories of her are dim. I do remember that whenever I complained of a tummy ache her first question was "Do you have to poop"?? Even as a kid I thought that was an odd question. As an adult however she was spot on. Momma knew what was up.
I never knew Honest Abe, but history and Miles Grover, paint him as a pretty cool guy. A great quote of his is "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, can not long retain it." One quote from my Ma went like this "PATRICK JOSEPH MCDONALD, YOU GET IN HERE THIS INSTANT!! It seems as a boy I "allegedly" was prone to mischief. Those of you who know me know that this is without a doubt a bad rap. I figure she was just trying to teach me my full birth name. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. So this post is to honor two great Americans. Heaven's got a lot of Angels. So Abe, I've never owned slaves, unless yer gonna count the times I made my sons get me beers from the 'fridge and Mom....I'm tryin' to be the "goodest boy".
Posted by PJMcD at 1:26 PM
Monday, February 08, 2010
A long while back I bought the Strawbs Ghosts album mostly because I liked the photograph of a supposed ghost caught on film. Of course it's fake but I liked it so I took a chance and bought it anyhow. It turned out to be a great record that I still love today. Every song is like an old friend. So then I saw the Deep Cuts artwork and I really dug that even more. But somehow I never got the chance to buy it. When I finally found it nearly 30 years later they wanted more money for it than I was willing to cough up. Now I've found it on Itunes and after sampling the songs I so glad I never wasted my money. There are two songs that I like, the rest are weak @ best.
The bottom album is Oingo Boingo- Nothing to Fear which was also bought due to the cool art on the cover. Folks who are into OB were the first to discover the genius of Danny Elfman. The rest of the world had to catch up much later. Oingo Boingo is still one of my all time favs and their music has had a serious effect on my life that I won't even try to explain to you earthlings. Both my sons are total Boingo Heads too. LP art is a thing of the past. An art form come and gone. Not many CD get purchased because the cover looked cool. Too bad cuz there are some treasures to be discovered out there.
Posted by PJMcD at 9:31 PM
Monday, February 01, 2010
Posted by PJMcD at 10:50 PM