Thursday, February 12, 2004

Hey there if you are coming on the fine mention of Chris. I am a fellow corporate whore like Chris and did not take the step of faith to move to Dayton like he so boldly did. First off I think the small blurb on the right hand side explains what's going on here. My first and finest effort I believe so far has been the Candle in the Wind remix for Fred Berry and I am also fond of the one for "Wilson" from "Home Improvement". If you don't know who Fred Berry is shame on you go to bed without dinner. I've just started posting random odd thoughts I have during the day also, when you have a job as exciting as mine you mind begins to wonder.

Deep Insights.....

Something to think about:
I call on a lot of companies that own laminators mostly schools. I called a school today and it was a school for the blind. That brought up the question why would a school for the blind need a laminator? Little Johnny can't see his artwork so why laminate it? Don't look to much into the question just think about it a bit...

Monday, February 02, 2004

Admittedly this was a stretch as a celebrity but Mary-Ellis Bunim passed away on 1/30/04. She was one of the co-creators of a bunch of reality show most famous of them being The Real World. Where seven strangers are picked to live in a house where their lives are tape to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. Yeah I’m a big geek. She is also the founding force behind MTV2, since MTV played most of her shows and no actual music videos they had to create a station that played the music videos, key word being “played” since then are playing a lot of the same crap that MTV plays. Where art thou Fab 5 Freddy?

Goodbye Mary-Ellis Bunim
Thought I knew your shows well
You put a bunch of punk kids
At the top of a Vegas hotel
If it weren’t for you
We’d have no reality TV
MTV had to play videos
If shows didn’t do too well

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never know when to have
Regular kids living in
Some pimped out house downtown
Record all their fighting
Make them all look like some clowns

Nickname legend Crazy Legs Hirsch passed away on 1/28/04. I only know he use to play in the NFL back in the day and had a cool nickname. Sure its not as good of a nickname as “T-Bone” but its still pretty cool.

Goodbye Crazy Legs
Didn’t know you, just your name
You had the legs run like a fool
Rams teams on which you played
You ran all over
With that helmet on your head
Became a hall of famer
Just like Otto Graham

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a gazelle in the wind
Always throwing the stiff arm
Running just like a freight train
And I would have liked to have know you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your nickname ever did

Original King of Late Night

Jack Paar the original late night King passed away on 1/27/04. If it weren’t for this guy we wouldn’t have all the late night shows there have been, no Johnny, Dave, or Connan. Yeah I left out Jay on purpose. Rest in Peace Jack…

Good bye Jack Paar
I didn’t know you too well
Thought you were already dead
It just happened you bio would tell
Original king of late night
New York City location of the game
Became a hosting icon
Late nigh was never the same

And it seemed to me you lived you life
Like a candle in the wind
Hosting before Johnny
Now he’s also left the game
The true king of late night
No its not Dave or Jay
Around since I was a kid
Too bad you life got cancelled
Long after Pat Sajak’s show ever did

The Captain moves on...

Well another kids icon passed away, on 1/23/04, the one and only Captain Kangaroo. I was a little premature on this song though, I knew he played Clarabell the clown but had already wrote the song before the official death bio came out. I have to keep true to the music so it stands without a Clarabell reference. Future versions will be written after the official bio is out. Say hi to Ray Rayner, Captain.

Goodbye Captain Kangaroo
In childhood I knew you well
What were you a Captain of?
I could never tell,
You sported that red coat
Spoke with Mr. Green Jeans
Channel 11 on the TV
Bob Keeshan your real name

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a Captain without Tenille
Always knowing how it was
A bowl haircut on an old guy would feel.
And it seemed I’ve know you
When I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your red jacket ever did