One of the best perks of my new position at work is that I get a uniform. This has numerous benefits; the biggest of which is that I don’t have to do nearly as much laundry. And when I do laundry I don’t have to worry about oil and soot staining my clothes.
The other benefit is that I look pretty damn good in the uniform.
There is one thing I don’t understand though:
I swear I didn’t get a job as one of the priests of the temple of Syrinx. I have no idea what the 2112 means. Something about fire protection.
I’m pretty sure there’s something wrong with my mental state. I’m off in the head.
For the past month and a half, my girlfriend has been in the hospital and I’ve managed to visit her three or four times a week. This is a bit of an inconvenience as she’s about an hour drive away**.
So last week I took a vacation day… to drive two hours in the other direction and take an introduction to solar energy systems and design class in the southern part of the state. It wasn’t until I was cruising back on the highway that I realized this isn’t something most people do. In fact, most people would probably say I’m in desperate need of a psychiatrist.
And after I finish installing these solar panels and save on my electric bill I’ll make an appointment.
The insane part is that I actually enjoy the drive. Southern Ohio/Northern West Virginia is filled with beautiful scenery. It was a gorgeous day, and I got to enjoy it in my own way.
The best part is that my new*^ car has one of those newfangled ‘radio’ contraptions so I was able to listen to music the whole way. When I needed a break from the Creedence CD I brought along I was able to scan through the stations and usually land on something descent that made time pass a little quicker.
This got me thinking “what would be on the ultimate driving playlist?” And because one of my hobbies is blogging I had to turn it into something.
Granted, most of this is low hanging fruit, but give me a break; I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately.
Tom Cochran “Life is a Highway”
The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter”
The Carpenters “Superstar”
Beastie Boys “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
AC/DC “Highway to Hell”
Elton John “Tiny Dancer”
Meat Loaf “Bat Out Of Hell”
Jimi Hendrix “All Along The Watchtower”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Soul 2 Squeeze”
Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”
So I know all of your typing fingers are burning up right now to tell me which I missed. And that’s great! I purposely left enough space on this virtual disc for a little feedback. That’s what comments are for.
Have at ‘er!
* I’m sure someone has already done this post in a different way, but now it’s my turn!
**But she’s totally worth it.
*^Actually, it’s a year older than my previous vehicle, but the owner took much better care of it so it’s like a new car.
I like to think it’s because I’m a great writer that people are coming to read my thoughts on music and politics.Of course, what’s really happening is that people are typing crazy shit into Google and somehow ending up here. After reading
Of course, what really happens is people type crazy shit into Google and somehow end up here. After reading Lebrain’s posts about what search terms lead to his site I thought it would be fun to share what leads people to The Audible Stew.
Turns out it’s mostly a desire to see Stevie Nicks naked.
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donald trump eats a big bag of dicks – I would like to see this. Is it on YouTube?
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kim dylla hot – Didn’t she play Vulvatron in GWAR? I’ve never seen the name of a member of GWAR next to the word hot unless it was the sentence “Boy, those crazy rubber suits GWAR wear must be really hot because they all stink worse than a gym locker room’s nutsack from all the sweat soaked into them.”
taylor momsen bare – Still looking.
stevie nicks see through naked – So many people want to see Stevie Nicks naked for some reason… and they all end up on this blog.
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trim the fat on albums melon collie and the infinite sadness – If only I could. But what if you did have a time machine and could go back and do it? What would the ramifications be? We might be living in some alternate universe where the Smashing Pumpkins didn’t release a few great albums then a lot of really horrible ones.
porn model at juggalo concert – Eww. What porn model would that be? I don’t even want to know. Next question…
brad wilk nude – What? How did this guy get here?
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I love how the line ‘Let’s roll another joint’ is changed to ‘Let’s hit another joint’ in the radio edit of Tom Petty’s ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels.’
That totally changes it into something I can sing with my grandmother.
At a time when it would be easy to feel shame and embarrassment about the state of my country, I’m actually feeling quite optimistic.
Sure, our President is a giant sack of shit who has somehow managed to appear semi-sentient and he and his team have somehow found time in their busy schedule coordinating policy with the Russians to convince 38 percent of Americans that he’s doing a good job.
And the Speaker of the House isn’t any better.
It’s easy to find doomsayers and Chicken Littles on the internet. It’s easy to predict a dystopian future. It’s easy to sit back and bemoan how things are only getting worse.
Do you wanna know what I say?
I’ve always found adversity to be the strongest motivator. And the challenges we face are just other names for goals we already wanted to accomplish, but now have the burning desire to see through.
“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if (we) last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.”
Will it be hard? Yes. Will there be suffering? Yes. Will we persevere? Most definitely.
But millions of Americans have already proven they’re up to the challenge, and that is what makes me proud.
“Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, fuck the norm.”
Des Moine, IA- Seth Gamble was surprised to learn that his sister’s new boyfriend, Brock Shiner, actually knew the words to a song by his favorite band the Misfits.
“When she showed up with this new dude in a skull t-shirt I thought ‘Oh great, Sandra is still picking up guys at Hot Topic,” said Gamble. “But then as he was walking in to the house he stopped and belted out something that sounded like it came right off of Walk Among Us. I was totally shocked.”
Gamble has been disappointed by people wearing Misfits paraphernalia in the past. But he’s found Shriner to be “more real than all those fake-ass posers.”
“Yeah, it seems like every girl in junior high school has a Misfits t-shirt or leggings or backpack or something. They must hand them out with tampons and nail polish. I started seeing this girl I met a the roller-rink because she had a skull on her wristband, but she didn’t even know that Metallica didn’t write ‘Die Die My Darling.’ I won’t fall for that again.”
Shriner was completely surprised by the news, but happy he had made a good impression on the younger Gamble.
“Oh, Brock? Yeah, he’s a great kid. He’s been following me around all day asking me about horror movies. I stubbed my toe on the way in and made a weird ‘Oooo aaaahhh!’ sound that I held onto for a really long time so now he thinks I’m into some weird ’50s band.”