Monday, January 21, 2013

Song of the Day: Come on Up to the House by Tom Waits

The lyrics alone are worth the price of admission, the melody is icing on the cake.

(from Wikipedia): Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."



Lyrics

Well the moon is broken
And the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see
Is all that you lack-ing
Come on up to the house

All your cryin' don't do no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross
We can use the wood
You got-ta come on up to the house

(This is the chorus)
Come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' thru
You got-ta come on up to the house

There's no light in the tunnel
No irons in the fire
Come on up... to the house
And your singin' lead soprano
In a junkman's choir
You got-ta come on up to the house

Doesn't life seem nasty, brutish and short?
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy
And you can't find no port
Got-ta come on up to the house, yeah

Gotta come on up to the house
Gotta come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' thru
You got-ta come on up to the house

There's nothin' in the world
that you can do
you gotta come on up to the house
and you been whipped by the forces
that are inside you
gotta come on up to the house
well you're high on top
of your mountain of woe
gotta come on up to the house
well you know you should surrender
but you can't let go
you gotta come on up to the house

Gotta come on up to the house
Gotta come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a passin' thru
You got-ta come on up to the house
Gotta come on up to the house
You gotta come on up to the houuuuuse yeeeeeeeaaaahhhhh!!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yuppie Nuremberg Defense

from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yuppie-nuremberg%20defense

The "yuppie nuremberg" defense is when someone does something they know is wrong but tries justify it by simply saying they're doing it for the money. typically a lame excuse. . from the film, "thank you for smoking."
1; You know what your doing is wrong.
2; Everybody has a mortgage to pay. 
1; Ah, the yuppie-nuremberg defense.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Song of the Day: Hook, by Blues Traveler

Are you Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn? 



Songwriters: POPPER, JOHN C.
Music & Lyrics: John Popper
Lyrics

It doesn't matter what I say
So long as I sing with inflection
That makes you feel that I'll convey
Some inner truth of vast reflection
But I've said nothing so far
And I can keep it up for as long as it takes
And it don't matter who you are
If I'm doing my job then it's your resolve that breaks

Because the hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

There is something amiss
I am being insincere
In fact I don't mean any of this
Still my confession draws you near
To confuse the issue I refer
To familiar heroes from long ago
No matter how much Peter loved her
What made the Pan refuse to grow

Was that the hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

Suck it in suck it in suck it in
If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn
Make a desperate move or else you'll win
And then begin
To see
What you're doing to me this MTV is not for free
It's so PC it's killing me
So desperately I sing to thee
Of love
Sure but also rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I can't keep these feelings on the shelf
I've tried well no in fact I lied
Could be financial suicide but I've got too much pride inside
To hide or slide
I'll do as I'll decide and let it ride until I've died
And only then shall I abide this tide
Of catchy little tunes
Of hip three minute ditties
I wanna bust all your balloons
I wanna burn all of your cities
To the ground I've found
I will not mess around
Unless I play then hey
I will go on all day hear what I say
I have a prayer to pray
That's really all this was
And when I'm feeling stuck and need a buck
I don't rely on luck because...

The hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook...
On that you can rely

Exercise tip for computer workers

If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk you should get up once in a while and do some exercise.

Easier said than done - so set a reminder to yourself. For example, use Outlook or set the alarm on your cell phone. Good times are in the morning at around 9:30 and in the afternoon at around 3pm. At those times, force yourself to get up from your desk and go for a quick walk around the block, or several blocks if possible. About 10-15 minutes of brisk walking is ideal. Now, you won't always be free at precisely that time each day, and when that happens you need to use another hack. If that time of day isn't exactly right (maybe you are right in the middle of something) you should snooze the alarm for 15 minutes or 30 minutes and take your exercise break as soon as possible. DO NOT JUST TURN THE ALARM OFF. You are important, your need to stay healthy, so you must get your exercise for the day. Otherwise, studies show that you will become more prone to diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

I expect some will be thinking "but my boss will get upset if I take time to do that". Well - if your boss really will get upset about you taking a little time to care for yourself, you should set the boss straight. You are going to take care of your health first. If your health goes downhill your life will suck so you must make it your number one priority, which means it's ahead of your job. If this doesn't fly with your boss, you need to do whatever is needed to fix this. One option is for you to find an alternative job.


Free book "Think and Grow Rich"

The 1937 Classic "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill can be obtained for free at the following location:

http://archive.org/details/Think_and_Grow_Rich

The book is no longer in copyright so it's not illegal to download it or read it online.

I haven't read it all myself yet, but it gets very good reviews on Amazon and is said to be the "grand-daddy of all self-help books".

I recommend downloading the PDF because the online version looks fuzzy and hard to read.

Enjoy !

Monday, November 5, 2012

Krush Skate Park
http://www.krushskatepark.com/

 8059 W. 185th Street.
Tinley Park, Il 60477

West on I-80 west of Harlem about 40 mins drive.

Helmet required
must sign waiter for kids

$6 members per 4hr session, $12 non-members

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Good beginner skateboarding tips...





Monday, August 20, 2012

Feel Good Music List


Lots of favorites here!

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/yiw30/rmusic_what_is_your_most_feelgood_song/

Song of the Day: Otis Reading, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay



Lyrics

Songwriters: CROPPER, STEVE / REDDING, OTIS

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco bay
'Cos I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way
So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
2000 miles I've roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh wee, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Song of the Day: Hues Corporation - Rock the Boat



Lyrics

Songwriters: GARRETT, STEPHEN ELLIS/STEWART, RAPTURE/SEATS, ERIC

So I'd like to know where, you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t

Ever since our voyage of love began
Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind
And your arms have held me safe from a rolling sea
There's always been a quiet place to harbor you and me
Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We've been sailing with a cargo full of, love and devotion

So I'd like to know where, you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t

Up to now we sailed through every storm
And I've always had your tender lips to keep me warm
Oh I need to have the strength that flows from you
Don't let me drift away my dear, when love can see me through

Our love is like a ship ...

Song of the Day: Earth Wind and Fire - Lets Groove Tonight



It's hard to be sad when this one's playing !!

Lyrics

Let this groove get you to move
It's alright, alright
Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright

Gonna tell you what you can do
With my love, alright
Let you know, girl, you're looking good
You're out of sight and alright

Move yourself and glide like a 747
Lose yourself in the sky
Among the clouds in the heavens
Let this groove light up your fuse, alright

Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright
Let me tell you what you can do
With my love, alright
Gotta let you know, girl, you're looking good
You're out of sight, you're alright
Tell the DJ to play your favorite tune
Then you know it's okay
What you found is happiness, now

Let this groove, get you to move, alright
Let this groove set in your shoes
Stand up, alright

You will find peace of mind on the floor
Take a little time, come and see, you and me
Make a little sign, I'll be there after a while
If you want my love

We can boogie on down
Down, down, down

Let's groove tonight
Share the spice of life
Baby, slice it right
We're gonna groove tonight

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Song of the Day: Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue



Songwriters: GRANT, EDDY


Lyrics


Boy...
Boy...
Now in the street there is violence
And - and a lots of work to be done
No place to hang out our washing
And - and I can't blame all on the sun
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock it down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Workin' so hard like a soldier
Can't afford a thing on TV
Deep in my heart I am a warrior
Can't get food for them kid
Ref:
Good God we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Interlude:
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Who is to blame in one country
Never can get to the one
Dealin' in multiplication
And they still can't feed everyone
Ref:
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
2nd Interlude:
Out in the street
Out in the street
Out in the day time
Out in the night
Ref:
Oh we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
3rd Interlude:
Out in the street
Out in the street
Out in the playground
In the dark side of town
Ref:
Oh, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Hey, we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher
Ohh yeah, higher
(Rock it in the daytime,
Rock it in the night - repeat until fade


Electric Avenue is a street in Brixton, London, England:

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=electric+avenue+london+england&aq=&sll=39.766555,-86.441277&sspn=7.302731,16.907959&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Electric+Ave,+London+Borough+of+Lambeth,+London+SW9,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.462089,-0.114101&spn=0.002891,0.008256&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A




Song of the Day: The Clash - Complete Control



Songwriters: STRUMMER, JOE / JONES, MICK / SIMONON, PAUL / HEADON, TOPPER


Lyrics


They said release 'Remote Control' but we didn't want it on the label
They said, "Fly to Amsterdam", the people laughed but the press went mad
Someone's really smart
Complete control, that's a laugh
On the last tour my mates couldn't get in
I'd open up the back door but they'd get run out again
And at every hotel we was met by the law, come for the party, come to make sure
Have we done something wrong?
Complete control, even over this song

You’re my guitar hero
They said we'd be artistically free when we signed that bit of paper
They meant let's make a lotsa money
and worry about it later
I'll never understand
Complete control, lemme see your other hand
I don’t trust you, so why should you trust me?
All over the news spread fast
They’re dirty, they're filthy, they ain't gonna last
This is Joe Public (Control) speaking
I'm controlled in the body (We always hate control), controlled in the mind
This is the top rockers (Control)
With your zone in the price you whore, comes to me (C, O, N, control)
Total, see you all in control
Total (Parent, control), see you all in control

We’ve got the rock ‘n’ roll ?????????? (C, O, N, control)
That means you
I kick it, I fight it, I gotta get up at it (C, O, N, control)
I gotta kick it

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Song of the Day: Morrissey - Everyday is Like Sunday



You don't like this town, do you Morrissey?


Lyrics

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon - come armageddon!
Come, armageddon! come!

Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/morrissey/everyday_is_like_sunday.html ]
Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
"how I dearly wish I was not here"
In the seaside town
...that they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come - nuclear bomb


Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey


Trudging back over pebbles and sand
And a strange dust lands on your hands
(and on your face...)
(on your face ...)
(on your face ...)
(on your face ...)


Everyday is like sunday
"win yourself a cheap tray"
Share some greased tea with me
Everyday is silent and grey

Turn youtube into a jukebox

tuberadio.fm

For example, I searched for Morrissey and here's what it came up with...

http://player.tuberadio.fm/tuberadio.asp?m=d&s=morrissey

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Song of the Day: Rain

Well, not really a song, just the sound of rain, playing continuously.

I think this would come in handy in office environments where there's a lot of background noise and you can't think properly.

Just click on the links for the soothing sound of rain...


http://raining.fm/

http://www.rainymood.com/










Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Song of the Day: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive




Featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever (1970)

Lyrics

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around
Since I was born.
And now it's all right. It's ok.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Well now, I get low and I get high,
And if I can't get either, I really try.
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes.
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.
You know it's all right. It's ok.
I'll live to see another day.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah. Stayin' alive.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm,
I've been kicked around since I was born.
And now it's all right. It's ok.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin',
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.

Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Life goin' nowhere. Somebody help me, yeah.
I'm stayin' alive.

Song of the Day: E.L.O. - Mr. Blue Sky



Lyrics

Sun is shinin' in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin' everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day hey,hey

Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mister blue sky is living here today hey, hey

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, mister blue sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister blue sky, mister blue sky
Mister blue sky

Mister blue, you did it right
But soon comes mister night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind I'll remember you this
I'll remember you this way

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Song of the Day: Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line



Lyrics

You know I need your love
You've got that hold over me
Long as I've got your love
You know that I'll never leave
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you woman
Right down the line

I know how much I lean on you
Only you can see
The changes that I've been through
Have left a mark on me
You've been as constant as a Northern Star
The brightest light that shines
It's been you, woman, right down the line

I just want to say this is my way
Of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more
'Cause you believed in me through my darkest night
Put somethin' better inside of me
You brought me into the light
Threw away all those crazy dreams
I put them all behind
And it was you woman
Right down the line

I just want to say this is my way of tellin' you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
Everything I could never say before
Yeah this is my way of tellin' you
That every day I'm lovin' you so much more

If I should doubt myself, if I'm losing ground
I won't turn to someone else
They'd only let me down
When I wanted you to share my life
I had no doubt in my mind
And it's been you woman
Right down the line

Song of the Day: Queen - Somebody to Love



Lyrics

Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you're doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can't get no relief, Lord!
Somebody, somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own -
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord - somebody - somebody
Can anybody find me - somebody to love?

(He works hard)

Everyday - I try and I try and I try -
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I'm goin' crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Got no common sense
I got nobody left to believe
Yeah - yeah yeah yeah

Oh Lord
Somebody - somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I'm ok, I'm alright
Ain't gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I'm gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?