Monday, August 13, 2012

Not exactly a regular sighting

I'm not quite as rare as a mountain lion in Shawnee Mission Park, but me updating my blog is a close second.

Work is super busy, for more reasons than I care to talk about or put out for all eternity on the internet.

Our house is trying to cut the cord (AT&T).  I'm tired of forking out $160 a month to watch Real Housewives and Diego.  We got a new bedroom TV since Penny's high school TV/VCR combo finally bit it.  The new TV has Hulu Plus, Vudu, Netflix, and a bevy of our content providers.  Plus I hooked up a $25 antenna and now get HD over the air (OTA).  The quality of OTA is way better than cable, since it is virtually uncompressed.  The picture quality for the Olympic Closing ceremony was unbelievable (even if NBC screwed up Olympic coverage almost as much as humanly possible).

I've been listening to some good music courtesy of Brandi Carlile.  Fans of Grey's Anatomy may remember one of our songs "The Story" being sung during that musical episode last season.  Here is the music video.  The video is pretty lame, in my opinion, because of the gratuitous amount of lens flare that would make Michael Bay blush.  The song is excellent though, and Brandi sings with an amazing amount of emotion.  She has a few songs I really like, including "Raise Hell", "Keep Your Heart Young", and "That Wasn't Me".



I've been trying to learn one of her songs, and I just started work on Dave Matthew's "Gravedigger".  I've always loved that song.  The lyrics are well written, and aren't inspired by glaucoma medicine.  I had to throw that in because it would seem a lot of DMB songs are.


Cyrus Jones 1810 to 1913
Made his great granchildren believe
You could live to a hundred and three
A hundred and three is forever when you're just a little kid
So Cyrus Jones lived forever

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Muriel Stonewall
1903 to 1954
She lost both of her babies in the second great war
Now you should never have to watch
Your only children lowered in the ground
I mean you should never have to bury your own babies

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Ring around the rosey
Pocket full of posey
Ashes to ashes
We all fall down

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Little Mikey Carson 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Ohhh, 1940 to 1992

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Feel the rain
I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Gravedigger


2 comments:

  1. Umm.... Real housewives is definitely worth $120!!!

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  2. Why are you watching Real Housewives?

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