Archive for the ‘turning 40’ Category


April 17, 2011

The number 42 has been bestowed the twinkle of legend, thanks to Douglas Adams; according to his Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the number represents the “answer to life, the universe, and everything.”  Now that I’m 42, it’s time to spill the beans of wisdom on this, my 42nd blog entry.  The following represents the sum total of 42 years’ worth of cosmic enlightenment…and stuff. (more…)

“It’s a brand new record for 1990!”

January 3, 2010

“Birdhouse In Your Soul”: The Purely Accidental Homage by an unknown Crafty Country Grandma

The opening track is a theme song laden with the sort of hokey harmonies that set the tone for those ’50’s sitcoms they used to show on Nickelodeon.  The buttercream blend of male and female voices evoke the comforting predictability of the nostalgic past.  Yet it is the theme song of a romance so epic, a spirit of goodwill so heroic, that it smacks of utter madness and, ultimately, portends destruction on an apocalyptic scale.   “Why is the world in love again?  Why are we marching hand in hand?  Why are the ocean levels rising up?” Why, indeed?  Well,  “It’s a brand new record for 1990!  They Might Be Giants’ brand new album: FLOOD!”      (more…)

Abbey Road Turns 40, Just Like Me!

August 8, 2009
Uncanny entertwining themes of childhood and Beatle brilliance in one pic.  Cool.

Uncanny enter-twining themes of childhood and Beatle brilliance in one pic. Cool.

The legendary Beatles album Abbey Road recently turned 40 amid much fanfare-cum-eye-rolling, slow-head-shaking, dear-golly-gee-in-the-mental-construct-of-heaven-what-the-fuck-am-I-doing-on-this-planet idiocy.  It’s not just a milestone for arguably (and I will most certainly argue that it is) the best Beatles album, it’s my milestone as well. (more…)