Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Anyway, I always though this was a cool, fun concept. I’m not really set up to post music here (especially copyrighted music!), but thought it would be interesting to (occasionally) post proposed song lists. Three or Four tunes that are linked in some manner, taken from my collection of stuff. Feel free to add you own suggestions in the comments. Let’s start with Monkeys (not to be confused with Monkees), and immediately overshoot the rules with 5 songs:
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Monkey – the Beatles
(Siamese Twins) The Monkey and Me – The Knack
Monkey On My Back - Aerosmith
Shock the Monkey – Peter Gabriel
Space Monkey - Patti Smith
Saturday, February 25, 2006
The Cardinal Inn, aka the Choice Motel, in Highland Illinois. This little spot was my first “home” when I moved to Illinois in 1989, and it hasn’t changed a lick in 16+ years. Imagine my joy at arriving here after driving 850 miles from Washington, DC. I only stayed here 3 nights before moving to a Days Inn in Glen Carbon, nearer the house we were buying. I lived in that place 2 months, till the townhouse in DC sold, and the family headed out. The Days Inn was ever-so-slightly nicer than the Cardinal Inn, but was torn down better than a decade ago. Meanwhile, this place soldiers on…. . .
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
On the corner of the main square in Highland, Illinois, and just down from the post office (the big brick wall in the background) is Al's Barber and Golf Shop. Seems like a logical combination, doesn't it?? Of course, in 15+ years living in the area, I've never been into this (presumably) fine establishment. . .
Saturday, February 18, 2006
When I take the "back roads" home, it's a straight shot across Rt 40, at least as far as Troy. St. Jacob is probably 1/2 way between Highland and Troy... This shot is looking southeast.
I've always liked the "Funk's Hybrid" sign on the side of this old grain facility. It makes me think of some new (or old) style of music... Perhaps Sly Stone meets David Johansen?? "Funky funky but Chic" indeed!
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
We get huge flocks of starlings around here, they fill the sky in a steady stream around this time of year. The other day a billion or so landed in the field behind our house, and a snapped this shot when a couple dozen were circling through my trees. I was hoping to catch them when they all took off, but they headed away from the house, and didn’t present themselves. . .
Monday, February 13, 2006
Peter and Mike Nesmith were the "real" musicians in the Monkees, and Tork was my favorite Monkee, back when I was 7-8 years old. Peter was the first to leave the Monkees when Mickey refused to go back in the studio to record music (after the "real band" experiment of Headquarters)... Said Peter: "that was the end for me of any hopes of having a real live group, which is what I wanted all the time. At that point I had had it. I was utterly disappointed. So when I had the chance, I quit". Headquarters, of course, is my favorite Monkees album.
Friday, February 10, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
BetterPhoto’s monthly theme is “Purple, Pink or White”… After my initial revulsion, I decided to try and come up with something... So I went for the trifecta, an image based on all three. This is actually from last November, and it took a touch of photoshopping to get the purple. See, the yo-yo was really pink… . . .
Friday, February 03, 2006
The accident was importaized in Don McLean's 1971 hit "American Pie"
I’ve been sick for 3 days, with what my mom used to call the crawling crap. Low grade fever, aches and pains, sinus pressure, junky lungs… blah, blah, blah. I suppose it’s a lot better than being really sick, but I have no patience for it. SOOO........, no bright and cherry photo today. ” . . .
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Well, I figured I’d start February with a bright, cheery shot to get us all ready for spring!! Or not. Our back yard is still torn up from work we had to have done back in early December, it’ll be a mudhole till things dry out, probably June…. On the other hand, it’s provided several opportunities for Leaf-in–puddle shots. . .