Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A New Direction for WGAF

I have decided to write a series of Top 10 albums of the year blogs. I had to decide which year to start with and how inclusive I wanted to be, genre wise.

I decided to start with 1979. I tried 1978, but I don't think I even have 10 albums that came out in 1978, so 1979 it shall be. As far as genre, I decided to keep it to hard rock/metal only. Otherwise I would have been forced to include Joe Jackson's Look Sharp in my 1979 list and I really don’t want to do that.

So, the next entry will be the Top 10 Hard Rock/Metal albums of 1979.

1978 would have been a nice year to start with because there would have been two Judas Priest albums and I know how much my reader(s) love the hot leather dude.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

...And on This Invention They Show Shows

OK - so the title is only loosely tied to this entry, and it is esoteric for sure. Sue me.

I try not to go with the masses on many things, and for several reasons. The primary reason is that the masses are stupid. Now you can call me a snob, and that's OK, but if you want to see a slice of Americana, watch the show Cops and then come back to me and tell me the masses are not stupid.

So, anyway, a couple of years ago I decided I wanted a huge mp3 player. The now famous iPod was a recent addition to the market and it was being pumped up more than the latest ex-Seinfeld (pick any of the three) cast members' new dumb sit-com. I resisted.

I purchased an RCA Lyra 20GB jukebox, and while it was a decent piece of equipment, eventually the headphone jack broke, and the thing is basically, a portable hard-drive now. So the search was on for a new mp3 player. So again I had to decide whether or not to go with the masses.

Since I purchased the Lyra, iPods have become HUGE. I mean every MTV fan has one, where they listen to their bubble gum packaged music. Even formerly respectable artists like U2 have been involved in marketing these devices. The iPod's real target market seems to be the hip-hop crowd as can be easily discerned from their advertising. This is not the kind of product I am drawn to. However, after doing some research, I determined that it might be the best product for my "needs".

Last week, I purchased the 60GB iPod. First impressions are that the masses may have got this one right. I will keep you posted.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

You Gotta Run for the Border

Well, it has happened. I am hooked on Taco Bell, yet again. It is amazing how the addiction comes and goes.

One day, a co-worker suggested we go to the Bell. I did not know it at the time, but he was in the beginning stages of his addiction. We dragged another guy who had been out for 6 years, but he is now a regular too.

Once a week, without fail, we have "Run for the Border".

Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Crunchwrap, and Baja Blast all are on my current list. I just went yestersay and want to go again today. I don't get it. I may even get a Meximelt!

I think I need to start a support group for addicted Taco Bell eaters.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

MPAA - A Bunch of Bubble Gummers

OK - just a quick thought. I was watching a couple of scenes from Pulp Fiction this weekend. Can someone explain to me why Eric Stoltz was not nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film.

Every single line the guy delivers in this movie is brilliant. Every line.