Tuesday, February 06, 2007

PRINCE, The SuperBowl and the Watchtower

I missed the Superbowl...but Jeneane caught the most important moments and blogged about Prince's halftime show.
The question we have is this: Is Prince still one of Jehovah's Witnesses? Rick Fairen [forgive me Rick on the spelling] investigates and actually calls the Society for the answer.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Nation plans 5 days of mourning for Gerald Ford, and 2 more for James Brown

So I open the Yahoo front page, and see this news:
Nation plans 5 days of mourning for Ford

That's a little presumptuous, isn't it? I mean, all due respects for Gerald Ford [and to his surviving family, please accept our sincere condolences] but I don't remember getting the memo to grieve 5 days for the man. I'm still grieving the loss of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown! After all, he was the Funky President!

Actually, I've been grieving other losses [We've lost some friends and some acquaintances this past year] and I'm having to realize that I could be grieving my own life away if I don't move to the next level of grief which is to leave it after awhile and go on. This trauma recovery stuff is something else, I tells ya!
I will be writing more [now that it's become somewhat lucrative] and making a weekly appearance here. That is my New Year's Resolution! Now if I could only do that with smoking...toodles!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I'm Sorry Pluto...You've been Demoted


Monday, July 10, 2006

Mandarin Design Daily:The MEG Blog

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Monday, June 26, 2006


Oh, Meg...

Friday, June 09, 2006


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting the M Set

Fractal Geometry


I'm wondering if this ever happened before in history...?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Bunch of Geminis

So I was wandering around the web looking for some info on Geminis and found this site.
The Gemini Information, complete information on this zodiac sun sign.:

I started to highlight the Geminis I knew of but, it turned out that I'm familiar with all but three of these people, much to my surprise. There are a couple of names I read that made me gag. Is it too late to switch birth months?
Here it is:

"June 1, 1801 - Brigham Young - Religious Leader
June 1, 1926 - Andy Griffith - Actor
June 1, 1926 - Marilyn Monroe - Actress

June 1, 1934 - Pat Boone - Singer
June 2, 1743 - Ales. di Cagliostro - Rogue
June 2, 1890 - Hedda Hopper - Celebrity Columnist
June 2, 1904 - Johnny Weissmuller - Actor
June 2, 1937 - Sally Kellerman - Actress
June 2, 1941 - Stacy Keach - Actor
June 2, 1948 - Jerry Mathers - Child Actor
June 3, 1865 - George V - England Royalty
June 3, 1925 - Tony Curtis - Actor
June 3, 1926 - Allen Ginsberg - Poet
June 3, 1906 - Josephine Baker - Entertainer
June 4, 1910 - Rosalind Russell - Actress
June 4, 1924 - Dennis Weaver - Actor
June 4, 1936 - Bruce Dern - Actor
June 5, 1934 - Bill Moyers - Journalist
June 5, 1956 - Kenny G. - Musician
June 6, 1755 - Nathan Hale - Patriot
June 6, 1875 - Thomas Mann - Writer
June 6, 1955 - Sandra Bernhard - Comedienne
June 6, 1907 - Jessica Tandy - Actress
June 7, 1848 - Paul Gauguin - Artist
June 7, 1940 - Tom Jones - Singer
June 7, 1952 - Liam Neeson - Actor
June 7, 1958 - Prince - Musician
June 8, 1810 - Robert Shumann - Composer

June 8, 1902 - Grant Lewi - Astrologer
June 8, 1925 - Barbara Bush - First Lady
June 8, 1933 - Joan Rivers - Comdienne
June 8, 1940 - Nancy Sinatra - Singer
June 8, 1944 - Boz Scaggs - Musician

June 9, 1910 - Robert Cummings - Actor
June 9, 1893 - Cole Porter - Song Writer
June 9, 1963 - Johnny Depp - Actor
June 10, 1895 - I. Velikovsky - Writer
June 10, 1922 - Judy Garland - Actress/Singer
June 10, 1928 - Maurice Sendak - Children's Author
June 10, 1933 - F. Lee Bailey - Attorney

June 11, 1910 - Jacques-Yves Costeau - Ocean Explorer
June 11, 1934 -Gene Wilder - Actor
June 11, 1956 - Joe Montana - Sports Figure
June 12, 1897 - Anthony Eden - Statesmen
June 12, 1929 - Anne Frank - Writer
June 12, 1924 - George Bush American President
June 12, 1932 - Jim Nabors - Actor
June 13, 1865 - William Butler Yeats - Writer
June 13, 1892 - Basil Rathbone - Actor
June 13, 1926 - Paul Lynde - Actor
June 13, 1951 - Richard Thomas - Actor
June 13, 1962 - Ally Sheedy - Actress
June 14, 1811 - Hariette B. Stowe - Writer
June 14, 1906 - Margaret Bourke-White - Photographer
June 14, 1946 - Donald Trump - Entrepreneur
June 14, 1961 - Boy George - Musician
June 14, 1969 - Steffi Graf - Athlete
June 15, 1922 - Morris Udall - Politician
June 15, 1932 - Mario Cuomo - Politician
June 15, 1954 - Jim Belushi - Actor
June 16, 1938 - Joyce Carol Oates - Writer
June 17, 1832 - Sir William Crooks - Scientist
June 17, 1878 - M.C. Esher - Artist
June 17, 1882 - Igor Stravinsky - Composer
June 17, 1917 - Dean Martin - Singer
June 17, 1946 - Barry Manilow - Singer
June 17, 1904 - Ralph Belemy - Actor
June 18, 1910 - E. G. Marshall - Actor
June 18, 1918 - Sylvia Porter - Economist
June 18, 1942 - Paul McCartney - Singer
June 18, 1952 - Isalla Rosselini - Actress
June 19, 1856 - Elbert Hubbard - Writer
June 19, 1896 - Wallis Simpson - Royalty
June 19, 1902 - Guy Lombardo - Band Leader
June 19, 1936 - Gina Rowlands - Actress
June 19, 1947 - Salman Rushdie - Writer
June 19, 1954 - Kathleen Turner - Actor
June 19, 1963 - Paula Abdul - Singer
June 20, 1909 - Errol Flynn - Actor
June 20, 1924 - Chet Atkins - Musician
June 20, 1924 - Audie Murphy - Actor
June 20, 1949 - Lionel Richie - Singer
June 20, 1972 - Nichole Kidman - Actress
June 21, 1921 - Jane Russell - Actress
June 21, 1925 - Maureen Stapleton - Actress
June 21, 1927 - Carl B. Stokes - Politician
June 21, 1940 - Mariette Hartley - Actress
June 21, 1947 - Meredith Baxter Birney - Actress
June 21, 1982 - Prince William - Royalty

I've been a bad blogger...

Hi folks!!!
Hope everybody's doing well.
It's been horribly busy here and I'm hoping to post some pictures of rehearsals next week of the new project. It's coming together little by little but I guess building something of substance is never a 'quick-build'.
Birthdays are upon us this month; Jeneane is June 9th and mine is June 14th...yeah I know...two Geminis living in the same house equals 20 people. It's true!
Jenna doesn't have a chance! She's a Libra and according to one astrological chart, the traditional traits say she is:
Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable

On the Dark side, she is:
Indecisive and changeable
Gullible and easily infuenced
Flirtatious and self-indulgent

I'm now reading the rest of the description here

Maybe I should avoid reading the Gemini chart even though I [ahem] don't give any weight to this sort of thing...If I want a good scare, I'll go watch a horror flick!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Jeneane Get's Quoted In Businessweek

...and all I got was this t-shirt
The ABC's of Beginning Your Blog

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Another Podcast Coming Very Soon...

courtesy of Dean'DeanLand'Landsman,
Doc Searls and myself. We had a GREAT conversation starting with pop culture and pop music and then we started twisting around a bit. I had a lot of fun talking with these guys and we hope to make it a habit. Stay tuned. Dean should have part one up soon.
[Doc- we will definitely hang out next time I see you in person. My traveling chops were way down at SXSW. I only looked like I was standing up!]

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

WOW!! We Made The SXSW TOP 20!!!

Congratulations to our fellow Bloggers In Love panelists, hosts and organizers!
We made the South By Southwest Highly-Rated Panels In 2006 [their verbiage, not mine...] list scoring a 4.45 out of 5. I'm told that our buds at Blogging While Black [scoring 4.76 and #8 on the list] will be podcasting the whole discussion starting tomorrow....BRB

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I Forgot

...how much fun it is to listen to Weather Report!!! I'm listening to Elegant People right now...
This is the music that I would spend most of my time as a teenager listening to and analyzing and not just as a bass player but from a total musicians view as a study in melody, harmony and rhythm. I play different music for other people. This is the music played for me and others like me. So, if you're looking for something that is [musically] spelled out for you, DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS MUSIC. If you want your mind played with, yes, indeed, LISTEN TO THIS MUSIC...and don't ask me any stupid questions like why does the sun shine...
Only kidding, folks . There is alot of great music out there that will give you a charge.
This holds alot of memories for me. This is my pop music.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Jazz Fest ?

New Orleans Gears Up for Jazz Fest

Wow! Bruce Springsteen, Fats Domino, Paul Simon even Bob Dylan. Nothing against any of these guys but......I didn't know they played Jazz?
I guess this gives new meaning to the New Orleans Jazz Festival website name: http://www.nojazzfest.com
Or maybe this is the new jazz...Jazz redefined maybe? This reminds me of some of the R&B singers from the 90's doing jazz festivals in the carribean. Granted, there's always been diversity at the jazz festivals as far back as I can recall [I even participated in bringing a diverse type of jazz to a jazz festival many times] but THIS is not making a lick of sense to hear 'Born To Run' after hearing 'What A Difference A Day Makes'...
This is like changing a Eb11 into a Cmajor triad!
But, hey, these guys are willing to put on a show for a city that's more or less stranded. I wouldn't refuse the help. Instead of rebranding Jazz as something for musicians who've had a career in another music genre how about calling this The Great Amercan Heritage Music Festival instead of completely wiping away a music heritage that has been steadily
Eh, I've ranted on enough about something I'm a small fraction of. What I'm in control of is passing on my own little musical legacy to the next generation by documenting it.
Now, how about that solo album uh, excuse me, solo CD that I've been slowly working on...?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

It's Official

2 million people make the worlds' decisions on important issues. I've got proof from Reuters [by way of Yahoo news] from an article entitled And the world's sexiest woman is...

The poll, which British magazine FHM said was based on two million votes...
British actress Keira Knightley was voted the world's sexiest woman in a magazine poll on Thursday...

Well, how about that.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Tired, tired, tired

Just checking in to say hello to you folks out there.
I'm trying to build a business with trusted folks and I'm exhausted. Even the littlest thing is taken to heart when you really believe in something and hope your partners feel the same. You try not to read too much into the minor descensions that will naturally arise when you have many personalities involved and you press forward with your team's common goal to achieve success.
It's all new to me, this understanding of group dynamics. I thought I knew it all and had all of the answers. At least that's what my family of origin made me believe. I hold the high control, authoritarian cult I was born into responsible for the anomalies that I've carried most of my life.
It's a new day for me. It's been a five year journey to arrive to the conclusions I've come to.
At some point I hope to be less cryptic about my last few years and speak up about some lifelong nonsense I've endured that was contrary to what was pure and natural.
At some point I will go into my explanation and be done with it for good but, tonight I'm tired...

Monday, April 17, 2006


Ow! My ass!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Georges' Little known Facts

...or Facts Unkown to George.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the biggest supplier of sushi is run by the Moonies! Heavy, man.I seen it! True World Foods

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ah Yes, GM

I've been tempted to talk about an ordeal we had with GM ten years ago but, it was trauma that I wanted to forget. This was a nightmare for me and Jeneane could probably relate the different angles better than I could because I was so far inside of the nightmare, I can't remember or don't want to.
It's about a brand new car I bought from GM and the flaws this particular POS possessed. It's about a dealer who had been beaten down on a price and got his revenge by sticking me with not only said POS but a high interest rate car loan that would make any person with a credit rating of 750 say 'What the f...?'
This POS vehicle I had purchased had a design flaw:it would hydroplane at the drop of a hat. I complained to the dealer and he told me to put a bag of cement on the floor of the front passenger side. I would have thought this totally absurd if I hadn't already done this!
Have you ever been blown off of a highway by passing trucks? I was blown off the road to the shoulder a couple of times...not a pleasant feeling.
The dealer or GM would not take this POS back no matter how hard we tried.
The POS is no longer with us in a coincidence that only a higher power could make happen...THAT was an amazing story in itself.

Tonight I see that GM announces an agreement to sell a majority stake in GMAC for $14B to help bail them out of their situation. A couple of images come to mind.

HEY?! Where'd Ya Go?

I'm here...I've been busy being a bachelor for a few days and now everyone is back home safe and sound.
The house was quiet until a tornado blew into our neighborhood last week that snapped me out of my five day meditative bliss. It was incredible to hear this thing approach - it was like a distant train. More like a distant subway and then in seconds, the wind just whipped up and you could hear tree branches banging the rooftop. And within seconds it was calm and quiet again. Nothing actually touched down to my knowledge but I immediately turned the tv on to see that sure enough there were funnels lined up north to south that roared through and people to the east were in for a rougher night of it.
Wow. I'm so sound oriented that I was frozen just checking out the incredible sound instead of hightailing it to the basement. I know what to do in the future...
It's 4am...okay now I'm awake...

Monday, April 03, 2006

I Missed It!!!!

April fools day, that is.
I always looked forward to the day when the unsuspecting and unaware would get bombarded with pranks and I would try to remember the most clever pranks so that I could perhaps catch someone else off guard the following year but I would always forget.
I completely forgot this year but my eight year old Jenna was hiding in ambush and got me. It's like she spends the rest of the year setting me up by handing me her projects and crafts to examine [and of course praise her for her skills be it a drawing or a clay figure].
She hands me two popsicle sticks and tells me to hold them together and of course they have some sort of glue/paint/nail polish or something that won't come off my hands with ease. Got me.
A work mate told me she is going to be comedian.
It's started.
The next level of her development has started.
She's taking advantage of her old Dad. She's testing to see how gullible I am so in 8 more years she'll be able to talk me out of my car or negotiate a contract. I'm pretty confident she's on the right track getting her survival skills together on multiple levels.
All I know is whatever direction she puts her energies towards, the results are going to be exceptional.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Okay...I'm swamped...

My favorite description of being overloaded with stuff to do;
I'm busier than a one legged man in an a** kicking contest. It is a terrible saying but, it's crazy around here.
I guess I've been going through a little separation anxiety as well. After SXSW, there was the let down period when one has to readjust to not being around hoards of people with alot to say. Their input stimulates my brain and then...silence. When I do theatre, I go through it in a big way,. At the end of a run, I get sad so to avoid it I pack my 'goodies' and leave the theatre as quickly as possible. It might come from being left alone alot when I was a kid.
The emptiness of sitting in an empty house was too much for my brain at an early age. It really did something to me in my development...what, I don't quite know exactly but, maybe it's the abandonment issues I've had and how I respond to any relationship with anyone.
Ah, yes, abandonment. I can associate rejection with that as well. Loneliness is another part of thins feeling, even when one is in a crowd of people. Depression is a helluva thing.
I guess I'll go read now...