Toto – Pandora

I got a little crazy and created a Toto station in Pandora and I think this is the best it gets.

Mr. Mister, Journey, 38 Special, Van Halen, Styx, Phil Collins, Starship, Huey Lewis and the News, Tears for Fears, REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Heart, Kansas…

This is a playlist from Fenton, MO bar heaven.

Create a Toto station in Pandora, I dare you.

’52 Marty (McFly)

Over the weekend, I picked up this 1952 Martin Indiana saxophone from a gentleman selling it on Craigslist. It’s smooth smooth smooth. It came with the original leather-wrapped wooden case which smells like it’s been through hell since 1952. It would be great to restore the case, but I have no idea who provides that type of service in the Metro area.

Since I first started taking sax lessons I have been renting an instrument at the tune of $40/month. I figured it best to purchase one outright and save some money in the long run. I picked up this dandy sax for $225. It’s lacquer is not in the best shape, but it has recently replaced pads and the sound is very nice. It’s not pitchy like the rental sax, the notes sail out of it smoothly.

I also got a bag, neckstrap, and some cork grease for an additional $40.

The name Martin is prominently displayed on the sax, so I’ve deemed its full name as Marty McFly, or McFly for short. ‘Back to the Future’ was a bad ass movie.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon made an emergency landing outside of Fenton, MO on 8/2/08 early in the evening. I got a phone call about it, dressed the sprout, grabbed my camera, and ran out the door. It landed in my complex, but on another street, so I got there just in time to see them deflating it, wrapping it up, and loading it onto a truck. It was pretty cool to see and hear all the kids in the neighborhood tell their wide-eyed versions of how it came in and landed. My daughter’s grandmother said it landed like a feather.

Check out the Flickr set for some more pictures.

Jason Mraz – Fox Theatre

I bought two tickets today to see Jason Mraz at the Fox Theatre on Nov 23. He will be there with the ‘support of Lisa Hannigan,’ former bandmate/collaborator of Damien Rice. Should be a good show! I’ll be in the Mezzanine section which should provide a stunning view.

I’m interested to see if Lisa Hannigan is going to do solo work and/or sing along with Mraz. He has quite a few tracks that she would sound great performing.

In Your Atmosphere – John Mayer

I CANNOT get over this song…

I don’t think I’m gonna go to LA anymore
I don’t think I’m gonna go to LA anymore
I don’t know what it’s like to land and not race to your door
But I don’t think I’m gonna go to LA anymore

I don’t think I’m gonna go to LA anymore
I’m not sure that I really ever could
Hold on to a hotel key
in your bedroom neighborhood
With me sleep walking in Hollywood

I’m gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I’m gonna steer clear
Cause I’d die if I saw you
I’d die if I didn’t see you there
So I don’t think I’m gonna go to LA anymore

I dont think I’m gonna go to LA anymore
Get lost on the boulevard at night
Without your voice to tell me
I love you, take a right
The ten and the two is a lonely sight

I’m gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I’m gonna steer clear
Cause I’d die if I saw you
I’d die if I didn’t see you

I’m gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I’m gonna steer clear
Cause I’d die if I saw you
I’d die if I didn’t see you there, see you there

I think I’m gonna stay gonna stay, gonna stay in the grey, think i’m gonna stay
All the street lights say nevermind nevermind
All the canyon lines say nevermind
Sunset says we see this all the time, nevermind never you mind

Post Bridge:
Where ever I go
What ever I do
I wonder where I am in my relationship to you

Where ever you go
Where ever you are
I watch your life play out in pictures from afar

Where ever I go
what ever I do
I wonder where I am in my relationship to you

Where ever you go
Where ever you are
I watch your life play out in pictures from afar

The Lake

I’ve been at Lake Ozark since Sunday and today, Tuesday, it’s raining something terrible. We were supposed to have a boat rental for 5 hours, but had to postpone it until tomorrow as none of us want to die. So, The Girl and I are going to see Dark Knight (finally), and hopefully afterwards I can score a bucket of crawfish and a few beers.

We’re back in town on Thursday, sunburned and rested.

-From the condo @ Lake Ozark, on an iPhone.

John Mayer’s Setlist & Encore for July 3, 2008

This was the best John Mayer show I have ever been to, by far. No pictures as I didn’t take a camera, but the setlist and encore were as follows.

Setlist:
Waiting on the World to Change
Belief
Daughters ’74
Bigger Than My Body
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Clarity
Crossroads
Don’t Need No Doctor
Stop This Train
No Such Thing… Into… Why Georgia
Stitched Up
Say

Encore:
3×5
Vultures
Gravity

Good Girl Comics

I love StumbleUpon. Stumbled on this site, about “Good Girl” art and comics.

“Good Girl” art is a category that transcends normal comic book genres. Humor, adventure, sci-fi and more have all featured “Good Girl” art. “Good Girl” art is usually drawn in the pin up tradition. The scene might be risque for the time of publication. Prominent breasts (known as ‘headlights’) were the rule. “Good Girls” were usually athletic, smart women who might fall into precarious positions. So what about “Bad Girls”, you ask? Criminal bad girls are a much rarer breed, but they do appear.

Romance comics are fairly self-explanatory. They are comics for girls and feature stories of love and romance, often with surprisingly adult themes and situations.

Flooded 141 & 44 in Fenton, MO.

I finally got down to 141 and 44 and took some pretty good pictures until it started to snow. You can view the Flickr set. Normally, this intersection is jam packed and it’s quite strange to stand in the middle of a 6 lane highway and take pictures leisurely. Little Mary couldn’t grasp the concept of all the water being over the road. It bothered her so much that she’s still asking about it an hour after we’ve been there. A lot of people were popping in and out taking pictures of the intersection, but only a few of us were down on the median and road. A news crew was there shooting, but was on the SE side of 141. We were on the SW side. Out of nowhere snow started falling pretty quickly. 141 and 44 is quite eery. It was dark, cold, and very quiet.

Sock color should match your pants, not your shoes.

From The Art of Manliness, rules on the proper wearing of socks.

This is a rule that many people are confused about. I’ve heard numerous arguments about whether you should match socks with shoes or socks with pants. You should always match socks with pants because when you sit down and your socks are exposed, you want a solid line of color from your pants to your shoes. Socks that don’t match your pant color create a jarring break in your outfit. So black socks go with black pants and brown socks go with brown pants. Absolutely and under no condition should you ever wear white socks with dark pants unless you want to look like Steve Erkle or 1980’s Michael Jackson.