Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Birthday

To the brilliant pop parodist Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as Weird Al.

He is 55 today and finally reached number one with the release of his album Mandatory Fun in 2014. Much deserved. He started on the Dr. Demento radio show and never looked back. He has so many wonderfully hilarious parodies that it is hard to single any out, but I have to highlight Foil from his latest album which is sung to the tune of Lorde's Royals. I liked it so much that I have previously posted it on this blog. 

Weird Al has said that Mandatory Fun may have been his last full length album and that he may focus his efforts on releasing singles from now on.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ghost Love Score



Nightwish live in concert in Buenos Aires featuring Floor Jansen. This is Ghost Love Score and there is nothing quite like it. In fact, many people are calling it Ghost Love Floor because she has taken the song and made it her own. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Somebody that I used to know



Pentatonix covers Gotye's haunting song, Somebody that I used to know. If you like a cappella music these guys are pretty good. The word that comes to mind for this cover is stellar. Enjoy.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Will Schusterick wins the USDGC

One of my favorite tour players, and two time past United States Disc Golf Championship winner, once again won the USDGC, but this time he had to survive a three way playoff to do it. Will Schusterick took the title on the second hole of a sudden death playoff against the reigning world champion Paul McBeth. The USDGC signals the end of the major touring season for disc golf and was a fitting end to what has been a really exciting tour year. Congratulations Will Schusterick. Full results of the USDGC Open flight can be found here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wonderful Life



I love this cover of Black's Wonderful Life by Smith & Burrows. It can be a wonderful life if you let it, can it not?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Atlas Shrugged - Part III


Part three of the trilogy debuts in one week. Watch for it in a theater near you.

How do you spell English?

This head-scratcher was posed to me by my son while doing his homework last night. Instead of my stock "How do you think it's spelled?" response I was kind of mystified and said to him, "Come on, you have English every day in school, you must see the word all the time and know how to spell it. For crying out loud it's one of your core subjects."

He replied, "No daddy, it's called Language Arts."

I didn't know what to say. It's English. I've seen it and they are learning how to use the English language. There are no other languages involved, there is no art as far as I can tell, just grammar, spelling, etc. He has Art and it's entirely another subject and grade. Oh well, perhaps if they called it what it is, maybe he would know how to spell it. Just saying.