Friday, July 31, 2009

A Gentleman Passes...

"It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer," read a statement released by Robson's family. "He died very peacefully this morning at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him."

Sir Bobby, your passion for club and country was simply unparalleled. I will always remember you as a gentleman and true footballing legend. Despite you're being a Geordie through and through, you have earned my respect for your dedication to the beautiful game. It's time for you to put aside the pain and get some rest, fine sir. Until we meet somewhere over the rainbow...

Goodnight, Sir Bobby.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Digging In The Dirt

Yahoo! Astrology gave me this horoscope for the day:

Get a shovel, start digging beneath the surface. Surprises wait to be uncovered.

Personally, I feel like the stars decided to skip giving me any astral insight. If I am uncovering, I'm doing all the work! I feel cheated. Of course, a surprise could be pretty cool as ong as it was worth all of that shoveling. The stars did remind me to listen to one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs. Cheers, starry sky!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Script - Break Even

Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Of Love...

... Maybe the book of love is long and boring, but I love it when you read to me.

Thanks, Peter... This is a beautiful song.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dream About The Days To Come...

Suddenly, I want to watch Dumbo and have a good cry...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nutopia - Pigface

Jesus said, "Lay down your arms"
Jesus said, "Children come home"

I saw the best minds of my generation running on empty,
Superglued to the TV,
Dreaming of prosperity,
Talking incessantly,
Saying nothing.

Sleeping on platforms at train stations,
Sipping chemical cocktails,
Alive to the Universe,
Dead to the World.

Hallucinating delusions of media reality in Camden Town,
Desperate in the pursuit of cool.
He's in a suit, she's in a straight jacket,
7-11 nightmares at 3am and the moon is quiet and holy.

Watch all the bridges collide,
Well I think we might have to lay low for a while.

I saw the best minds of my generation caught up in the virtual reality of living.
Memorizing pin numbers and secret codes,
Swaying robotically to non-existent rhythms,
Flashing memberships to clubs so exclusive nobody belongs.

Jesus said, "Lay down your arms"
Jesus said, "Children come home"

Scared shitless, witless, clueless, useless, tightlipped, tightfisted, tightassed, half-assed.
Sniveling, groveling, moaning, groaning.
Sniveling, groveling, moaning, groaning.
Sniveling, groveling,
Sniveling, groveling.

The city's all wrapped up in plastic like an electronic cocoon.
If you lay in the street you can hear it humming,
Building up slowly from underground.

If you close your eyes you can observe the blueprint,
The man-made DNA that spirals breathlessly out of control.
As synapses collapse, bridges snap, into a restless utopia - Nutopia.

Now the rain has arrived and I think we might have to lay low,
Watch all the bridges collide and I think we might have to lay low.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Final Countdown

10 bands you've been listening to a lot lately:
1. Prince
2. Blur
3. Hawkwind
4. Anthrax
6. Mr. Big
8. Motorhead
7. David Bowie
9. Radiohead
10. Peter Gabriel

09 things you look forward to:
1. Manchester United Games
2. Gym
3. Running
4. Playing Guitar
5. New Albums by Favorite Artists
6. Holidays
7. Bike Rides
8. Museum Trips
9. Hikes

08 things you like to wear:
1. Gym Clothes
2. Running sneakers
3. Bracelet
4. Hoodies
5. Manchester United kits
6. Other sporting kits
7. Mizuno running shorts
8. Boxers

07 things that annoy you:
1. Bad Drivers
2. Alarm clocks
3. Megan Fox
4. Poor Runs
5. Chelsea Fans
6. Politicians
7. Any Bugs With Stingers

06 things you say most days:
1. Wicka Wicka
2. Tweet
3. Hey
4. Prrrr
5. Mornin'
6. Wicked Awesome

05 things you do everyday (besides grooming):
1. Play guitar
2. Read
3. Surf The Web
4. Annoy My Cat
5. Workout

04 people you called last:
1. Scott
2. Jeff
3. Sam
4. Greg

03 movies you could watch over and over again:
1. Breakfast At Tiffany's
2. The Crow
3. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)

02 of your favorite songs at the moment:
1. Music Evolution - Buckshot LeFonque
2. Billy Jack Bitch - Prince

01 book you read recently:
1. Let Us Compare Mythologies - Leonard Cohen

Friday, July 10, 2009

Natural Born Bad Ass

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Make Mine a Duncan MacLeod

When you are a Highlander...

1 shot sake
2 shots Scotch whisky
3 tbsp sugar
Crushed ice

Combine pre-chilled sake and scotch in a beer mug. Fill with coke, mix gently and serve.

There can be only one!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Le Tour

Follow it all here!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cantina Dreams

Who doesn't love a cantina loaded with fine tasting spirits? It is such a strange and beautiful word... Cantina. Some would say that it is damn near perfect in the way it slips across the tongue - just like a fine tequila. Yet, how did these amazing establishments develop such a catchy title?

The use of the word cantina stretches back quite a ways through history. As early as 1710, the French used the word "cantine" to describe a sutler's shop. The sutler was a civilian merchant that sold supplies to soldiers stationed in the field. As a result, the word cantine/canteen came to mean a "small tin used to carry water or liquor by soldiers on the march." Perhaps another meaning derives from the Latin word canto, or "corner." This would put it closer to the Italian version of cantina which means "wine cellar or vault."

Of course, the word is also used widely in the Spanish-speaking world. This development came about during the latter half of the 16th Century. During this time, the Spanish Empire had large holdings of Renaissance Italy. An early usage of the word cantina was in a sonnet by Spanish poet Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas. As an aside, Francisco may have the most amazing name ever - Spanish or otherwise...

My two favorite cantinas:
Calle Guerrero, Cabo San Lucas, 23410, Mexico

Frequented by Sammy Hagar

Chalmun's Cantina (or Mos Eisley Cantina)
3324 Outer Kerner Way, Mos Eisley, Tatooine

Frequented by Han Solo