Song of the Day

A Girl Called Eddy
"People Who Used To Dream About The Future"

Drinking our coffee
It's a quarter to three
No one in this place
Just us and our mistakes
You in the corner
That stupid smile
On your face
Tell me is there a way to replace
All the dreams
That didn't come true
Once we were happy

Once we were people
Who used to dream about the future
Once we were people
With stars in our eyes

Do you remember when I was your
'Alice blue gown'
And you were the handsome young
Prince in his crown
Now the rain hits the roof
And your realize
That even your youth
has let you down
Oh don't go cry in your beer
'Cause it all ends in tears
Remember when we were happy

Once we were people
Who used to dream about the future
Yeah, once we were people
With stars in our eyes

Once we were people
Who used to dream about the future

But where did it all go
Where did it all go
Where did it all go

When did we stop taking pictures
And when did you lose
all your fight
And where did you sign
Give up and resign
I never gave up on you
No, I never gave up on you

Once we were people
Who used to dream about the future
Once we were people
With stars in our eyes

Once we were people
Once we were people


Binge & Purge

I'm not an avid television watcher. I have a few select series that I follow. I try to sample one or two each year that catch my eye. Most don't make the cut, but every so often I add one.

Seriously ... outside of sports, the only shows I religiously follow are:
  • Battlestar Galactica, despite my initial desire NOT to.
  • LOST, which I got hooked on after watching the first season on DVD in one weekend before the start of Season 2.
  • Heroes, only because Kat told me I had to. And she was right.
  • 24, well, the first season, because the guy at Blockbuster said it rocked. And it did. But Season 2 lost me until this, the 7th season. Hey, it's good, again.
  • Fringe, because I like weird stuff and Walter ... ya never know what you're going to get when he talks.
  • Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, again, because Kat said I should. And again, she was right.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, cause I'm nerdy like that.
24 was added to the list when I started watching the new season this week. Fringe was added on Friday ... when i started watching the pilot that aired back in the fall. Cause I'm currently like that. Then I watched the other 10 episodes. So yeah, I spent my Friday watching 12 hours of Fringe.

I spent Monday getting caught up on Season 4 of Battlestar so I could watch the new episodes. Tuesday was 5 hours of 24; Wednesday was a mental reset and rebuild of my computer after the power supply died and took down a hard drive that rendered my Vista install invalid; Thursday was more 24 and MMA stuff, and Friday was all Fringed out.

All I have left now is Pushing Daisies, cause it looked interesting; The Big Bang Theory, because everyone says I have to, and I'm thinking about trying out Chuck ... oh, and my friend Lia let me borrow her copy of Mad Men, Season 1, to watch. I'm gonna get her hooked on Dead Like Me! Next on the list: Dexter, The IT Crowd and Generation Kill.

But yeah, my TV viewing has gotten a bit more caught up this week. Binge and purge, indeed.


Frakity-frak-frak ... BSG is back

So I'll start with this: There will be no spoilers in this blog about the return of Battlestar Galactica for the final 10 episodes.

I will say this: TOTAL. MINDFUCK.

There were times while I was watching it on the DVR that I stopped it. I had to let events sink in. I had to rewind to make sure I saw what I actually saw.


And once again, why it showed it's the best show on television. Period.

You've been warned.


My top music of 2008

Yeah, I'm two weeks late ... was still digesting some good tunage prior to making my announcements.

No rankings this year ... but my absolute album of the year is "Speaking In Cursive" by Two Cow Garage.

Eric's 2008 Top 20 Albums of National Acts:

  • Mirah - The Old Days Feeling
  • Metallica - Death Magnetic
  • Melvins - Nude With Boots
  • Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
  • James Morrison - Songs For you, Truth For Me
  • Fish - 13th Star
  • Deerhunter - Microcastle
  • Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal
  • Madeline - Tickle Me Pink
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  • Roy Davis & The Dreggs - Dead Weight
  • Victoria Vox - Chameleon
  • Tickle Me Pink - Madeline
  • Sara Bareilles - Little Voice (Special Edition)
  • Ron Sexsmith - Exit Stragety of the Soul
  • The Pretenders - Break Up The Concrete
  • Cat Power - Jukebox
  • Dar Williams - Promised Land
  • Dido - Safe Trip Home
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard - No Rules

Eric's 2008 Top 10 Albums From Columbus-based Acts:

  • Phantods - Phantods
  • Red Wanting Blue - These Magnificent Miles
  • Two Cow Garage - Speaking in Cursive
  • Aaron Tasjan - Hard Love and Free Luck
  • Miranda Sound - Miranda Sound
  • Ryan Smith - I Just Want To Feel That Way
  • Alyson Greenfield - Six Songs
  • Over The Rhine - Snow Angels
  • Pirate - 4041
  • The Kyle Sowashes - Yeah Buddy!


Astrology? Fuck off. Science!

Good thing I don't believe in astrology. From my Astrological Outlook from Yahoo:

From the quality of your cup of coffee, you already know you shouldn't expect a lot out of today. But don't get upset if things progress even less than you think they will. One day's failure does not mean that you will continue to underperform. The worst thing you can do is to lose heart and stop working towards this goal. You are where you need to be, so just clear your mind and try to accept the fact that you cannot control this timetable -- just yet. Let other people take the wheel for a while.

Why do I have that if I don't believe? Just rebuilt my machine and haven't quite gotten around to fixing up my yahoo homepage.

Why don't I believe in astrology?

From Http://www.weeklyuniverse.com/constellations.htm ... In Astrology: True Or False A Scientific Evaluation, Roger B. Culver and Philip A. Ianna wrote: "[T]he precession of the equinoxes has brought about the disconcerting and confusing result that the astrological signs of the zodiac, which are usually measured relative to the vernal equinox point, have become displaced with respect to the constellations for which they are named. For example, the dates in which the sun is said to be located in the astrological sign of Scorpio extend from October 24 to November 22. If we plot the sun's actual position on those dates, however, we find that it is not in the constellation of Scorpius, but is to the west in Virgo."

Why are the signs of the zodia being displaced? Because the universe is expanding. How do we know that?

Monty Python:

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.


New Year, Old Stupidity

Why do some perfectly stupid people persist on perpetuating personal drama?

At least I do have some good news for the new year.

And, as always, the joy that is the regular listener-ship of "Coast To Coast With Art Bell" has given us their 2009 Predictions.