Ruby and I have been playing cribbage together since early in 2007. Usually she wins – lots of times I get skunked, and now and again she’s double-skunked me. I don’t know how many games we’ve played in all that time, but I know how many times I’ve beaten her. Twice. Twice. One of those […]
My dad died in July of 2008. It’s still really weird to say that. I’ve been thinking about him a lot, lately, and I haven’t yet told the story about the first time he died, which was a few years before I was born. Except he wasn’t really dead… just… the whole town thought he […]
Random Song-for-the-Day: “Come Together” – The Beatles
Random Song-for-the-Day: “Wake Up” – Arcade Fire
Case’s Music on Queen St. hosted the 2nd Annual Queen St. Block Party this weekend. I didn’t get to see it all – I was hampered by a 2 hour parking limit with a 15 minute walk to and from the event from the van. Are the days of The Walk-About gone? God, I hope […]
I think if I were to admit my deepest, darkest secret, it would have to be my dream of producing music videos. I have a really fantastic, eloquent sequence for the Cake tune, “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”, but it involves Val Kilmer circa 2001 and a woman stripping on a city street, so somehow I […]
Random Song-for-the-Day: “Just Like the Movies – Regina Spektor”
Robin Williams made nearly 50 appearances on The Tonight Show. David Letterman gave him a wonderful tribute in return.