Adventures of an Analog Man in the Digital Universe, with a little help from my friends and relations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dear Ira,

After interviewing our candidates for the sales positions in Baltimore, we have chosen someone who’s work history in the out-of-home sales industry secured him the position.

We appreciate your time in meeting with us and wish you all the very best in your next business opportunity.
We want to thank you for your interest in the above mentioned position. We had many fine applicants for the position, including you. However, we have filled the position with someone whose background and credentials we feel best meet our needs at this time. We welcome you to apply for any future positions we have available that match your skills and experience.

Sincerely,The Hiring Manager for the "Phonee Operator (Seasonal) - New York Metes (New York, NY)" PositionMLBee Baseball Jobs

Saturday, February 18, 2006

All the Presidents Men

In honor or dishonor of President's Day:

1-Young Americans-David Bowie (Nixon)
2-Veracruz-Warren Zevon (Woodrow Wilson)
3-Bonzo Goes to Bittburg-Ramones (Reagan)
4-Abraham, Martin and John-Dion (Probably the song with the most nonkinsense blog mentions)
5-I Saw it On TV-John Fogerty (Eisenhower)

Honorable mentions: Ohio-CSN&Y, We Didnt Start the Fire-Billy Joel, Harry Truman-Chicago.

After a little Presidential consideration, I was able to come up with four
more (I will also include my "fictional" Presidents):
1. Louisiana 1927 - Randy Newman (President Coolidge)
2. Foreign Policy - Buckinghams (Actual excerpt from JFK speech)
3. So Long, Harry Truman - Danny O'Keefe
4. Cult Of Personality - Living Colour (FDR's actual "The only thing we
have to fear..")

Fictional Presidents:
1. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician - Byrds ("be the U.S. of A.'s number
one man)
2. Love Story - Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson (taking about a future son: "may
be some day be President...")

By the way, my daughter Deborah chimes in with Paul Simon's Loves Me Like A
Rock ("and if I was the President...").
From #24, "It's Alright Ma," - even the President of the United States has to stand naked.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Holland Dozier Holland & Kick

Happy Birthday to Brian Holland, one of the true giants of Motown. He is the first Holland of Holland/Dozier/Holland, authors of countless hits and with Lamont Dozier, producer of hits especially for Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes. There are too many gems to choose from but here are my favorites as co-composer and co-producer for Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes:
1. Nowhere To Run - Martha and the Vandellas
2. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Supremes
Nonkinsense adds: most anything by the Four Tops, including "Reach Out" and "Baby I Need Your Loving."
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Looks like a circus in Tyson's Corner. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.
Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia? Lydia The Tattooed Lady. She has eyes that folks adore so, and a torso even more so. Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia. Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo. On her back is The Battle of Waterloo. Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too. And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue. You can learn a lot from Lydia!
When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world, if you step up and tell her where. For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree, or Washington crossing The Delaware.
Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia? Lydia The Tattooed Lady. When her muscles start relaxin', up the hill comes Andrew Jackson. Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia. Oh Lydia The Queen of them all. For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz, with a view of Niagara that nobody has. And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz. You can learn a lot from Lydia!
Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso. Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso. Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon. Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.
Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon. Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on. Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba. Here's her social security numba.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia. Oh Lydia The Champ of them all. She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet. The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat. And now the old boy's in command of the fleet, for he went and married Lydia!
I said Lydia... (He said Lydia...) They said Lydia... We said Lydia, la, la!

Monday, February 13, 2006

What's e-mail ? Peter Gabriel's Birthday, I don't remember, I don't recall.
Happy Birthday to Peter Tork and Peter Gabriel. For Peter Gabriel, I allow myself a Genesis and Solo Top Five Favorites (tough to limit it to five either way):
Peter Tork (Composer or Singer):
1. For Pete's Sake
2. Shades of Gray
3. Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky
4. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again
5. Auntie Grizelda
Peter Gabriel (Genesis):
1. The Fountain of Salmacis
2. The Musical Box
3. Watcher of the Skies
4. The Battle of Epping Forest
5. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Peter Gabriel (Solo)
1. Sledgehammer
2. Here Comes The Flood
3. No Self Control
4. Solsbury Hill
5. Big Time

For Valentine's Day:
1. Love - John Lennon
2. Love Me Do - Beatles
3. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison
4. Choose Love - Ringo Starr
5. My Love - Paul McCartney (not one of my faves but appropriate)
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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Duck Season, Rabbit Season, The Political Season. Posted by Picasa 1-Shotgun-Junior Walker 2-Happiness is A Warm Gun-Beatles 3-Jeanie Needs a Shooter-Springteen 4-Bungalow Bill-Beatles 5-Shooting Star-Bad Company
I suppose this is in reference to Dick Cheney shooting one of his hunting partners. I'll give it a shot.

Straight Shooter: the Mamas and the Papas
Hey Man, Nice Shot: Filter
I Shot the Sheriff: Eric Clapton
Shot Through the Heart: Bon Jovi
Psycho Killer: the Talking Heads
Bang Bang: ZZ Top
Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down: Sonny and Cher
Shoot Me Again ("I ain't dead yet... ") Metallica
All Guns Blazing: Judas Priest
Murder Inc.: Bruce Springsteen
Dead-Eye Dick: title of novel by Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, February 10, 2006

Remembering my Mom.

Remembering my Mom on the day she died (2/11)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Bowl Sunday

Five songs for this evening:

1. I Want To Be A Football Hero (I vaguely remember this from some movie or cartoon)
2. Backfield In Motion - Mel and Tim
3. Dropkick Me Jesus (Through The Goalpost(s?) Of Life) - Bobby Bare
4. Takin' It To Detroit - Good Rats
5. Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Nonkinsense adds Ian Hunter's "We Gotta Get Out of Here," with Ellen Foley's utterance of "what are we gonna do, watch the Super Bowl"? Also, Meatloaf's "All Revved Up with No Place to Go," has the line, " I was a Varsity Tackle and a hell of a block."

Friday, February 03, 2006

Happy Birthday (Feb 1) to Graham Nash! My Top Five Favorites:

1. On A Carousel - Hollies
2. King Midas In Reverse - Hollies
3. Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
4. Marakesh Express - Crosby, Stills and Nash
5. Chicago