John was a Scientist, he was Hooked on LSD…

…interested in mind control, and how the monkey held the key

Said that all life is experiments somebody’s planning for the heir

It’s for the unsuspected citizens who hallucinate in fear…

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Why you should never challenge the karate kid to a guitar duel:

(originally posted 12-18-10)

Not only does this prove that the guitar is the world’s most awesome instrument; this clip also definitively proves that you should never challenge the Karate Kid to a guitar duel…

Restoring Personal Sanity With the Help of a $30,000 Robot

(originally posted 1-24-11)

Pandora song of the day: I’ve been meaning to share this tune for so long that it’s actually starting to haunt me every time I hear it now. What can I say? I liked everything about both the song and the video, I just couldn’t think of a good way to turn the available facts and ideas I had about it into an interesting attachment.

However, upon hearing it again this afternoon, it finally reached that point with me where I was going to have to force myself to share it in order to protect my future sanity… 😉

Since there is no story, I’m just going to stick to the facts and keep this simple:

1. Cool dancing robot.
2. The robot is called a “Keepon.” They are available for sale, even though they are primarily used to study social development and communication in children (at least according to the current Wikipedia page). It also lists the robot’s cost at $30,000!
3. According to me, the song is damn good.
4. Since I’m technically a few years behind, I hope this isn’t all old news to everyone.

Soon to be Songs of the Year?

Pandora song(s) of the day: Every once in a while a “popular” song sneaks onto one of my Pandora radio stations and I (surprise, surprise) like it so much, I end up giving it a very rare “thumbs up” (Pandora owners know what I’m talking about).

Now I’m not against giving public respect on these songs, I just seem to find that when I look up the video, I am reminded very quickly of why I stopped paying attention to the “popular” music industry to begin with.

Without getting into detail, I’ll just say that these videos are probably the result of what happens when corporate marketing teams create videos, not artists. These videos make me feel like I’m watching some of the world’s most shallow and cleverly dumbed-down commercials that are selling products and ideas that I’m going to regret buying someday.

Even though I probably won’t watch these videos again, and even though I still thoroughly despise the pop music industry, I’m still going to acknowledge the occasional musical gem that sneaks onto my stations. I still really like these two songs in particular, and I sincerely hope they win songs of the year or some sh__ tomorrow…

(originally posted 12-30-10)