Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Val and I salute and honor all U.S. veterans who gave their lives for our freedom on this Memorial Day.
We also remember our late fathers, Edward William Hosey, U.S. Army, and Edward Patrick Dunne, U.S. Navy, both of whom are Korean War veterans and who we dearly miss.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Illustration of Douchenozzle

I took Walker Evans on our usual long walk today, including a large stretch of Elmwood Avenue.
As we approached the intersection of Elmwood and West Ferry from the Elmwood Pet Store, a man about age 25-30, with a Mohawk haircut and lots of tattoos, was walking the same way I was with a friend similar in tattoos but with a shaven head. He passed Walker and I as Walker sniffed a bush.
"Did you hear that fucking bitch? She asked me for fucking money while I'm looking for an apartment. You know, I should have punched that bitch in the fucking face," Mr. Super Alternative Anarchist said to someone as he talked/spittled on his cell phone.
About 1-2 minutes before this, as Walker stopped to drink some water from the dish Elmwood Pet Store puts out, a woman I assume was the same person the aforementioned douchenozzle prattled about approached me asking for money. I told her that I was unemployed and unable to, and she left; the exchange took about 3-5 seconds.
I am not the violent type, but damn, if I was, I might have been able to get away with smacking this idiot, or at least getting leniency when I explained the circumstances.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

No Weather Bets

So, how long will the decent (still not great) weather around Buffalo last, a day or two?
It has been discouraging that in the last week or so, we've had snow, sleet, lots of wind and rain and temperatures that I think barely reached 70 yesterday, Monday, but have been much lower, with highs in the 50s and maybe 60s, for too long.
Damn, it's been rotten around here. I think we're sadly getting used to less than warm weather even halfway through May.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WBNY Alumni Weekend Playlist

I had the great pleasure once again of DJing an air shift during the WBNY 91.3 FM Alumni Weeekend, which was held April 23-25 at the Buffalo State College radio station.
I hosted a 2-hour shift (never long enough) from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, as well as co-/assistant hosted "Rebellious Jukebox" with Cal Zone (Howard Enis) Sunday, April 25, to help raise funds for the WBNY Alumni Association and, of course, WBNY.
Here is my playlist, which concentrated heavier on Buffalo/Western New York music this year than ever before, with an asterisk by every Buffalo band song:
6-7 p.m. - "No Action," Elvis Costello and the Attractions; "Hello There," Cheap Trick; *"Indy 500," girlpope; "Turn Me Round," kd lang; "Little Bit More," Rosie Flores; "Carve It to the Heart," Linda McRae; "Jackson," Lucinda Williams; *"I Won't Get Over You," RB Michael Oliver; *"The Death Ranch Theme," the JackLords; *"Vaguest," the Pillagers; *"Turn Your Face to the Sun," Cathy Carfagna; "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," Roxy Music; "Not Great Men," Gang of Four; "Hang on to Yourself," David Bowie.
7-8 p.m. - *"It's a Shame," the Riddlers; *"Come and Be Near Me," Mark Freeland; *"Tied Up with a Friend," the Restless; *"Forget That Guy," the Vores; *"What Do I Do," Bob Kozak; *"Rumble Down," the Rain; *"Hello Is Not a Word," Alison Pipitone; *"All I Ever Wanted," 1969; "Little Bitty Kiss," Buddy Miller; "Don't Worry Baby," Los Lobos; *"Roll Me Away," Greg Klyma; *"Handle It," Roger Bryan; "Don't Want to Know If You're Lonely," Husker Du; "English Civil War," the Clash; *"Hit the Honkey Tonks," Davy and the Crocketts.

The Man You Never Saw

Absence either makes the heart grow fonder or the writer lazier; I have been away from here way too long, and will really try to get back to writing more blog entries/posts.
No, really.