Friday, December 19, 2008

of course

i make plans for new years and the most perfect show is hitting up Mercury Lounge on the same eve.

i have been trying to catch the Vandelles for like 2 years. argh

but you should go.
imma be with my people.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

courtesy of james-

From IMDB:
On the set of The Fly (1986), Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis agreed to a trade. Davis would get get Goldblum's acting talent and Goldblum would get Davis timeless looks. Unfortunately the satanic ritual being performed by David Cronenberg, who was a novice in the dark arts at the time, was interrupted when co-star John Getz walked in and demanded a sandwich. As a result the only exchange that took place was Goldblum acquiring John Getz's youth. This explains why no one has seen John Getz since 1991 and why Geena Davis, to date, remains talentless.

Liz's take:
"he's preserved in a light jelly made from invertebrates?
just a shot in the dark here.... "

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joy to the World

Joy to the World (Hoyt Axton song)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Joy to the World" is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its incipit, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". The words are nonsensical. Axton wanted to convince his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune.

Three Dog Night's version went to number one on the pop music charts in February 1971 and was the top single of the year in Billboard Magazine for 1971[1]. The song was released on the band's album Naturally. It was also released on their albums Around the World With Three Dog Night (1973), Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits (1974), The Best of 3 Dog Night (1982), and Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 (1993). Three Dog Night never really wanted to record the song but they needed one last track for their Naturally album. The group had been on an overseas tour when that album was released and were greatly surprised to hear that the song they didn't want to record ended up being a big hit.

The edited single version (3:17) released on Dunhill records (D-4272) varies from the version widely available on their Greatest Hits collections. The mono single has a guitar solo in the instrumental bridge at approximately 1:10 that is not heard on the stereo Greatest Hits version. Plus the trailing ad libs in the single were edited from the order in which they appear in the stereo version.

In the 1990s, former Three Dog Night lead singer Chuck Negron recorded the Christmas carol "Joy to the World" and playfully included a few lyrics from the Three Dog Night/Hoyt Axton song — coming to a full stop in mid-song for the line "Jeremiah was a bullfrog." The refrain of Axton's song was also included in Mariah Carey's recording of the Christmas carol for her 1994 Merry Christmas album.

Three Dog Night's version was listed at #100 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. *[1]


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Monday, December 8, 2008

all i want for new years

is this

crazy and yummy.


i definitely hate the cold and wish i was digging my toes into warm beach sand right now (florida tournament cant come soon enough!) but i really do like the holidays.

December is awesome if you are hella dorky like i am and love christmas music, especially feliz navidad, and the Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph specials on TV. I also love getting a tree every year and making everyone leave the room while i decorate it so it can be a surprise. see? dork.

but saturday it snowed. and it didnt hit me at first, i just enjoyed the first snow with a big smile.. but later. like- this morning. i thought of going home. where the snow sticks. and where i would build a snowman. because you got to. and Charlie would wait until the exact moment i finished the snowman, and then tackle it. what kind of dog does that??? she was so smart.

then i'd make snow angels and she'd jump on and eventually lay on me.
i haven't really cried about her since she's gone, but today i'm sobbing like a little baby. fucking animals. they're so good.

god this sucks.