Saturday, February 28, 2009


Here is my newest iPod playlist. I labeled it Melancholia. I listen to it when it's dark outside and I'm feeling philosophical.

Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
So Nice (Summer Samba) - Bebel Gilberto
An Ocean Apart - Julie Delpy
A Waltz for a Night - Julie Delpy
Just in Time - Nina Simone
Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
Blue Moon - The Mavericks
La Mer - Charles Trenet
Lazy Boy - Brazzaville
Blue - The Jayhawks
Since I Don't Have You - Guns N' Roses

Monday, February 23, 2009

Flying Nuns

I was walking down Calle General Manso in Cornella de Llobregat, Spain when as if on some pre-arranged signal not available to foreigners all these midget sized nuns dressed in black with the weird turned-up flying-nun Sally Field style hoods came flooding out of doorways from both sides of the street. I was an American Sears Tower among a flock of four-foot tall hooded Catalan Sisters. They were on their way to a Mardi Gras Parade and they weren't really nuns but kids playing the part of the good ole Catholic days of King Philip's Spain.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jedi in training

Here is a youngling training to be a Jedi Knight with his father's light saber.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

25 Most Played Songs

As of 2-18-09 Here is the 25 Most Played Songs on my iPod...

1. Lazy Boy - Brazzaville
2. Caldo De Cana - Brazzaville
3. Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
4. Since I Don't Have You - Guns 'n Roses
5. Blue - Jayhawks
6. Beverly Hills - Weezer
7. Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
8. Why Bother - Weezer
9. Don't Let Go - Weezer
10. Old Folks - Brazzaville
11. Holiday - Weezer
12. Stir It Up - Bob Marley
13. Casa Batllo - Brazzaville
14. My Poor Brain - Foo Fighters
15. Intro (Rollin Easy) - Brazzaville
16. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
17. Permanent Vacation - Aerosmith
18. Queenie - Brazzaville
19. Hey, Johnny Park! - Foo Fighters
20. Just in Time - Nina Simone
21. Hastings Street - Brazzaville
22. Pablo's Lament - Brazzaville
23. Doll - Foo Fighters
24. Wind Up - Foo Fighters
25. Ocean - Brazzaville

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Future Sinatra

Here's vid of JDW singing "Jesus Loves Me" while twirling...twirling like Thelonious Monk.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Here is some video of Jackson counting to seventeen in a round about way the day after Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dinner for Eight

I've been asked this question before and I always find it interesting to consider. The question asks who would you like to invite to a formal dinner to your house. Formal dinners in this case means that you can invite seven people to your dinner of eight (which includes yourself). You can invite anyone from history or the present day. There are some people I would like to see just to see what they were like in person...but I may not really want them in my house. My list as of now would include in no particular order (and all guys so as not to upset my wife...this is a guys night out) includes...

1.) Jesus Christ
2.) Rory Stewart
3.) Barack Obama
4.) John Muir (pictured left)
5.) Jack Kerouac
6.) Cornel West
7.) Socrates

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Speaking uprightly

They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, And they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.

Amos 5:10