Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I Write the Blogs that Make the Young Girls Cry
I'm currently reading Robert Hilburn's (my #1 favorite music journalist along with Sheffield and Klosterman who are #2 and #3) Johnny Cash bio. It discusses all of Johnny's earliest musical encounters and, of course, they are gospel country folk cool little tidbits of Americana.
It occurred to me that any book about me that left out the early influence of Barry Manilow would be fiction. I was just so taken by "Copacabana." I balanced on the edge of the kitchen sink listening to our black tape player for, like, really long amounts of time.
You people with iPods don't even know. Ellen lays atop her fluffy loft bed with the ability to conjure any song she's ever heard at her fingertips.
The child me is filled with jealous hatred towards my children.
But I don't write songs. I write blogs. Read them. If you don't, no one will. (This is a true fact based on statistical internet research. Seriously!)
Fred Armisen will be Seth Meyers' band leader on late night. I love this. I love Fred so much. Do you? He's so talented and hilarious and a real weirdo. There is a skit on Portlandia where he's working at a hotel and a band comes in and he just makes this weird eye contact at them from behind the desk. He's hoping to convey that he gets them and he's into music too. I try to make that weird eye contact with people whenever I can.
Walter White's Facebook moved me more than my own. It's totally true. But I hesitate to link because it has a swear word in it. You get the idea--No need to watch it.
Comic Genius is a fun book. All the proceeds for buying it go to charity. I got it at the library but I'm still a good person.
Some really good soundtracks. I don't usually like soundtracks. They're for lame-os who listen to Barry Manilow. Am I right?
Here are some shows my sons like. And you can be sure they are awesome. Most of the things I write for Babble are! Or amazing! Or things you can't live without! Or won't believe!
Google will calculate Bacon numbers for you. What did we do before Google? I know that I, personally, fell off the sink a lot.
I joke that Babble sensationlizes my titles a lot but I am actually very grateful for the changes my editor makes. I need the help. I'm so bad at titles. Look at the title for this post. You probably didn't even click on it and are not even reading this part here at the end because the title didn't grab you so you'll never know how bad I am at titles. Except, you will. Anyway, another fun fact about editing: The only thing they ever change in my posts are the insults I hurl at Liam Hemsworth. I try to sneak in as many as I can but they almost always catch them.
I just think he's really dumb, stupid, and ugly compared to his brother Chris who is a class act who is married to a lady with short hair and will soon father twins.