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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Other Stuff I Promised

ACME Comedy Club, Saturday night.
We went because Nick Swardson was appearing, and we had first seen (and laughed at) him on that stage when he was a kid (too young to drink), and before he went national. Very funny man. When we last saw him in person, he did a bit about a Neanderthal man trying to use a washing machine that made me laugh so hard it hurt...wish I could remember how it went. Sigh. This time, he did a lot of new material and also some things from his Comedy Central specials which we had heard, but were funny anyway. Next time Eryn says she wants to go to the zoo, though, I think I won't quote Nick as an Old Guy talking to his future grandson: "The zoo? No, fuck that. I'm not fucking going to the zoo." Strange...he doesn't bounce around the stage now, like he did eight years ago, when he was but a boy.

iPod.
Finally heeded the call of marching technology and bought an iPod on Saturday at the Apple store at The Great Monument to Capitalism. Pardon me for sounding like a tool, but it does, in fact, totally rock. Love it, love it, it is so cool! We've downloaded...hm, six songs?, from iTunes, and the rest of the music on there so far is from our cd collection. I know you're panting with anticipation to know what six songs were so important we had to put them on our new toy right now, so here they are:

"Pickin' Wildflowers"...Keith Anderson
"Fire"...Springsteen
"You Sexy Thing"...Hot Chocolate (you know, it was the song playing while the men in The Full Monty waited in the dole queue)
"Stayin' Alive"...The BeeGees, from Saturday Night Fever
"Ah! Leah!"...Donnie Iris
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"...The Proclaimers

Go ahead, find a pattern in THAT.

The Mannequin.
Walking between Circuit City and Apple, Scooter and I passed the Gap, where someone had pulled one cup off the plastic breast of a mannequin in the front display window. Sad, funny, and another missed photo opportunity.

3 Comments:

Anonymous kyle said...

Pattern 1 - All male artists - I know, too obvious.
Pattern 2 - Definite desire/devotion theme. The Bee Gees are hard to fit in, unless one considers John Travolta, arguable epitome of 70s desirable ladies' man strutting down the sidewalk to this tune, as a (tenuous) link to this pattern... well, you did challenge someone to find a pattern in these selections ;)

August 02, 2005 10:19 PM  
Blogger ptw said...

Hm, not bad guesses. The actual pattern - and it's not really discernible from looking at the song titles - is that they are songs one of us has really wanted, but the rest of the album sucks.

August 03, 2005 1:08 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Ah, one of the most wonderful aspects of iTunes - the ability to pay a dollar for the song you really want, instead of ten to thirteen dollars for one good song and many bad ones.

August 03, 2005 8:15 PM  

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