Tag Archives: Music Makes The People Come Together

Let Them Eat CAKE!

This video is doubly appropriate.

CAKE’s “Love You Madly”. (YouTube link if you do not see the below embedded video.)

Next Saturday I will be the emcee for a cooking competition that a dear friend is hosting. A cooking competition in a style very similar to the show “Chopped“. In fact, the event is called “Chopped Sooieee!” (There’s an Arkansas Razorbacks reference in there, I think. ;-))

This competition should be interesting, at least as far as me emceeing it.

Because I know absolutely nothing about cooking. Nada. Zed. Except that I can burn a hot dog in a microwave if I cook it for longer than 33 seconds. And that I like my ice cream melted. But from what I’m told, neither of those is really cooking.

I have been trying to watch some of these cooking shows to pick up some helpful emceeing skills, but the content available online has been a little… lacking. So in the spirit of Indiana Jones, I’ll be making this up as I go.

Luckily, I hear alcohol will be freely available.

Did I mention I have a huge fear of ANY public speaking? Ginormous! Like everyone is wearing their clothes and I am the one in my underwear kind of fear. I better remember to wear underwear for this.

Again, I hear alcohol will be freely available.

So why am I emceeing this, you ask? I’m doing it because a friend asked me to. And what are friends for, after all?

And there will be alcohol. ;-)

Then the Thursday after that I will be going with dear friends to see CAKE in concert. Because I’ve always liked CAKE. And John McCrea is a hottie (he’s on the right in this picture):

It should be a fun time.

And there will be alcohol.

Until next time...
Erik

Won’t You Stand Up

For whatever reason, I can’t get this song out of my head. For the last 3 days!

(YouTube link if you do not see the above embedded video.)

All the lonely people crying
It could change if we just get started
Lift the darkness, light a fire
For the silent and the broken hearted

Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

There’s a comfort, there’s a healing
High above the pain and sorrow
Change is coming, can you feel it
Calling us into a new tomorrow?

Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

When the walls fall all around you
When your hope has turned to dust
Let the sound of love surround you
Beat like a heart in each of us

Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

Won’t you stand up?
Won’t you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

Until next time...
Erik

You’re Lookin’ At Country

Tonight I took the Husbear down to Fayetteville to see the 76 year old Loretta Lynn perform in concert.

It was… okay. Meaning, it wasn’t a horrible experience.

Loretta was apparently under the weather with some sort of illness but still chose to perform anyway. Lucky (for us?) one of her daughters was there to fill in the bits where she couldn’t sing. It was slightly distracting, but it worked. And the audience didn’t seem to care. Actually, everyone seemed… empathetic to her not feeling well.

But I know the Husbear enjoyed the concert. Which is what was important.

It’s hard to imagine that she’s been singing and performing for over 50 years. I guess I hope I’m still able to do what I love when I’ve been doing it for 50 years.

Until next time...
Erik

We’ll Make Great Pets!

I tend to wonder what has caused humanity to go COLLECTIVELY FUCKING STUPID these days. In the last few years, I’ve firmly come to believe the axiom: “The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.”

I choose not to expound on what made me write that previous paragraph. Just know that I did.

That said, I leave you with this lovely little ditty from 1993:


(YouTube link if you do not see the above embedded video.)

Children are innocent;
A teenager’s fucked up in the head;
Adults are even more fucked up;
And elderlies are like children.

Will there be another race to come along and take over for us?
Maybe martians could do better than we’ve done?

We’ll make great pets!

My friend says we’re like the dinosaurs.
Only we are doing ourselves in much faster than they ever did.

We’ll make great pets!

Until next time...
Erik