Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Enigmatic (Blogophilia 14.9)

Smile enigmatic
Shining out from a dark screen
What was the promise?

Easy virtue? Love always?
Just a mist in the light wind?
Butterfly kisses?

A fantasy love
Ready escape from real life
Even when the doves cry.


Smiley topic-Dave Coon
Purply Picture- Colleen Keller Breuning
Pic guesses: Butterfly Kisses(in blog), Purple Rain, Emergence, Softness. Spread your wings, pollination, Purple haze.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Body Reader-A Review

It has been a while since I have read a book completely through at one sitting. "The Body Reader" has now joined that select club. The story hits the ground running and never lets up. Set in Minneapolis, Detective Jude Schilling is a surprisingly sympathetic character trying to process her kidnapping and release while working a high profile SVU case, not always successfully. You'll even forget to eat. Another fantastic read from Anne Frasier.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Harry's Odd Assoiciation (Blogophilia 12.9)

Hey, Heidy and Howdy. It's Harry Handy again, here at WOFT, Old Farts Radio. 109.1 on your FM dial. And how are you lovely Geritol Gents this find spring afternoon?  Me? I'm just happy to be on the right side of the ground and spinning only the finest in golden notes.

But to prove to you I am not just a dusty old fart, I have a special item for you. 

It is funny how some things will come up. I was listening to this video by Lakestreet Dive, a delightful group of young folks out of Brooklyn.

You can observe a lot just by watching. And it occurred to me that this group is the reincarnation of the old Scooby Doo (without the dog).

The group:

Consists of:

Rachael Price as Daphne

Bridget McKerney as Velma

Mike Olson as Fred

Mike Calabrese as Shaggy.

Which, if you know a little history about the cartoon, kind of makes sense. The original concept for the show was a traveling band solving mysteries in a painted van. Now, I don't know if the band has a paisley Mystery Machine, but it would be cool if they did.

The band uses the tried and true method of putting the hot chick in front and the brainy one in the back It helps that Rachael has the chops to back it up.

And if you think I'm just a dirty old man dreaming...well, you're right. I'd spin those disks all night Just me, Ben Gay, and Vi Agra, if you know what I mean. And we wouldn't need a dog to keep us company.  But we shouldn't keep the eye candy and a good set of pipes just for the men, so here you go, Ladies...

Now, the guy on the left looks like he could flip a tabor with Rachael on top and catch her on the way down, then eat a whole haggis when he got finished. Even a red blood male can appreciate good form.

I think I'll finish up on this note, I've found my funeral song. It's proof even the ancient Dudelsack can be used in modern times. Burn it all down!

Until next time, keep the Geritol dreams coming. And don't get tripped up by those meddling kids.


Topic (Tried and true)-Barbara K.

Pic: Irene Melgoza

Pic Guesses: Gypsy, The Fortune Teller, Rose Arbor, The Oracle, Frieda, Like Water for Chocolate, Desperado,

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Music for the Geritol Generation (Blogophilia 11.9)

Hey, Heidy and Howdy. I'm back. Harry Handy, the randy, dandy, didlio DJ of your dreams. And this is WOFT, Old Farts Radio on the air! Moldy golden oldies for the Geritol Generation,spinning the memories of our misspent youth.

2016. Can you believe we've made that long? When we were kids, we said "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30!" Now, we survivors are more than double that. Anyway, it has been a tough year for us old farts, with a lot of our more well known smells having the bells tolled for them. David Bowie...Glenn Frey...Prince...And the rest of our heroes look like this:

Yeah, we are all a bunch of old, decrepit hippies at heart, syncing our pacemakers and eating our bran based granola to a little more out of life. (For the record, That is Mr. Wavy Gravy, seated on the left, Dr. John Hook in the middle and Mr. Arlo Guthrie on the right. All right and true messenger of the cause. Picture (c) 2016 Arlo Guthrie ).

But somehow, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger keep looking the same and Keith Richards is a Highlander. Must be all that sympathy from the devil's contract, but I digress (as I always do).  

We were raised to by our parents to think that silence was golden.

 And that any acting out would give us a reputation.

Not that there is anything wrong with that. After all, with all the free love and Woodstock, we became the people are parents warned us about.

When we really wanted to be Pirates chasing after Sailor Moon.

But like Jimmy above said, It's hard do an occupation when your occupations' just not around.

But I don't feel like I've drowned.

And I'm already uptown.

But that is neither here or there. But we have come to the end of another exciting clip. And as always...


Topic-Christine Wichman
Pic-Tyler Myrth

Pic Guesses: Sailor Moon (In blog), Spirited Away, The Color Purple, Rage, Tangled, The Scream, Psycho, Stop the World, I want to Get Off, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World.