2013 in review

December 31, 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review

December 31, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year

May 14, 2011

Now we come full circle, arriving once again at “Eurotrash Girl” by Cracker. Been my favorite song for quite some time. Here’s a live version from the Ogden Theater in Denver.

Maybe I’ll do this next year, and have a new favorite song. I doubt it. This has been fun (and occasionally challenging) for me, and I hope you are having fun with it too.


30 Day Song Challenge, Day 29 – a song from your childhood

May 13, 2011

I was ten in 1964 when “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles came out. If you didn’t live through this era, especially as a youngster growing into a teenager, you have no idea what the Beatles meant to us all. I got my transistor radio taken away in school for listening to Beatles songs. I always liked John best.


30 Day Song Challenge, Day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty

May 12, 2011

Why does “Stuck in the Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel make me feel guilty? Because I’m a happily married man with a lovely wife, and this song reminds me of a pretty girl with long black hair from one of my classes in college. She liked to dance to this song. I only think about her when I hear this song. I can’t even remember her name. Honest, honey.


30 Day Song Challenge, Day 27 – a song that you wish you could play

May 11, 2011

“Scatterbrain” by Jeff Beck. The video below is from his appearance at Ronnie Scott’s, and the band plays this song much faster than you ever had to for Guitar Hero. Worship at the feet of Jeff Beck! He is the best there is.


30 Day Song Challenge, Day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument

May 10, 2011

I can play “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on a plastic guitar controller, does that count? I used to play a real guitar, and I think I could manage this song without too much trouble. I watched a video today of Joan Jett on the Oprah Winfrey show, and she kicked serious ass. She looked terrific.


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