Monday, December 20, 2010

The Penultimate Zappadan Post

Ah... The 88 band, my favorite lineup. The fat horn section is most excellent. I wish it hadn't self destructed before I could see it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Well.... I've been celebrating over in FaceBook, so my apologies here.

The video is shaky in this one and the sound isn't the best, but... This is the 88 Band and it's Joe's Garage.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oy My! Zappadan Is Right Around The Corner

In keeping with the great tradition of American retail of starting the "season" early...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Need To Make A Stencil

I think I need to make a stencil and buy some paint...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My New Favorite Breakfast Cereal

Well.... not really. A new cereal showed up in the pantry the other day, Coffee Flakes! These were found in the health food section, of course, in the HyVee over by Evil Borders in Bettendorf. While I don't think that they are going to become a regular feature on the table, it was certainly entertaining. As an added bonus, if you tend toward more milk than cereal, you have a very weak Café au lait left over.

I don't think it's going to be replacing the daily bowl of oatmeal or the very occasional one of the lovely sugar covered ones from my youth (Coco Krispies, Frosted Flakes, or Alpha Bits).

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Post of The Month Club

Maybe I should delete this thing. I certainly don't seem to be doing well with respect to posts. Oh well... Let's see...

1) The group rides have started up. Got shelled out of the first one as expected. Spent too much of my meager energy closing gaps. The good part is that I was there long after a number of folks that are actively racing were. So... I might even be able to manage a finish with the group this season.

2) The hamstring issue seems to be clearing up. Not sure why, but I'll take it.

3) More new music... I've heard a cover of Pink Floyd's Breathe, a couple of times on Under Currents. It's done by a band named Poor Man's Whiskey. In fact, they've got a whole album out covering Dark Side of the Moon (Darkside of the Moonshine). Here's a clip of them doing it. I'm not sure what the deal is with the Wizard of Oz costumes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yet Another Post

Wow.... this is going to be one of those, "Man... It's been awhile" post. Let's see...

  1. Been riding less than I'd like (stupid snow).
  2. Been on the mat a fair amount. Fighting some weirdness in the right hamstring/inner thigh. It's not been getting better, so I'm starting to think about taking some time off the mat.
  3. Looks like I've got my long rides figured out for this year.
Not much else happening/ I've stumbled back into the music of Jim's Big Ego. Here's a sample.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

That One Guy

I listen to a lovely radio program in the serious early morning called UnderCurrents on public radio. Their FaceBook page recently had a link to a video from That One Guy, a "One Man Band" act. I'm going to have to catch a show if this guy is close.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Given all of the snow and the cold, I was thinking this little blast from the past was worthwhile. My vote for the best ad ever.

Now if this guy was carry New Belgium's product it would be perfect.