Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend Update

Hup Hup, yup yup, its another edition of the Weekend Update.

Musical Artist of the Week:
Dr Dog from the Album "Fate" see post below for full review.

Old Person Phrase of the week:
"Right as Rain" yeah, its something your pediatrician would say to you after putting your cast on "In 4 weeks your wrist'll be right as rain."

Weather on Nunivak:
Well everybody said it'll melt one more time, and nobody listened to the ol' bearded kid when he said No way Jose` Well neener neener neener, its cold, real cold, so cold that its cold enough to make ice cubes in yer undies. Currently its 30 degrees with a stiff wind comin outta the north that makes the windchill around 14 deg. So I think winter is here for good.

Personal Art Update:
Well I have hit a bit of a creative spurt. I currently have 6 completed songs for about 18 minutes of an album done. It could be an LP but I want to keep pushing to see if I can get enough songs for a whole album by Christmas. When I say album what I really mean is an album in my mind, no one has signed me, I'm not making any money, but when some future hippies find all my songs on cd's in a dusty box in someones attic they will pop them into some archaic cd player and then I will be famous. Probably long after I'm dead.

The album is probably going to be called "Open Air"
The song names are listed below. All songs feature my new weapon of choice the Lanakai tenor ukulele and post sound production.

1. I Won't Be the Reason
2. Pick It Up
3. I Love You
4. Open Air
5. Depending On
6. Clean Fresh Brand New Start

I just finished the best song yet and it is called "Clean Fresh Brand New Start" Have a listen and the lyrics are below the video. (also you have to pause the music player in the sidebar first!)

Sittin' Watchin' Wondering' waitin'
keep on truckin keep on celebratin'
Thinking bout all the things that we've been through
Steppin' slow into the mornin'
Wishin' love came with a warnin'
Knowin' that the good times were what helped us grow

All that I ever wanted
All that I ever needed
Is a life that feels halfway completed
Not just a curtain call
Not just a brick wall
Not just a cloud of smoke
Not just an imaginary show but

You are me and I am you
And you are here and I am too
And you're are so beautiful and so brand new

And all that I have is a little bit of ache in my heart
All I ever wanted was a brand new clean fresh start
And a feeling of somthing bigger and a feeling I was part
Of Everything else that was around me from the start

You are me and I am You
You are here and I am too
Its so beautiful and so brand new
Don't you ever go go go
I believe you if you tell me so so so

And all that I have is a little bit of ache in my heart
All I ever wanted was a clean fresh brand new start
And thinkin that I was into something bigger I was just a little part
Of a feeling that is growing from the start

Lack of Political Update:
Did anyone see the incredible amazing rap on Saturday Night Live last night which feature Stacy Pollar rapping unbelievable crazy lyrics about Palin as she sat right there bobbing her head. It was soooo borderline. You gotta check that out, man, messed up.

Fitness Update:
Still lifting on the bowlflex, still doing Yoga twice a week, still waiting for my Michael Franti "Power to the Peaceful Yoga" DVD.

Lastly but not Leastly: I helped two Japanese scientists, Kenji and Akio, set up a frost sensor and a temp sensor outside of our school in the depths of the tundra. I picked them up at the airport, took them to what they said was a very valuable spot, helped them with their gear and watched them drill 10 foot holes into the tundra where they discovered we have way more permafrost than most places they'd been which was really good. As our communication and partnership improves I'll include all the information on this exciting scientific endeavor which includes over 90 schools in a statewide scientific experiment that should provide the first permafrost baseline for future studies. So cool.

Hopefully all my staff makes it home tonight so that I don't have to pull another superman shift tomorrow. I'll keep you all up to date with my goings ons, what have yous and what nots. Have a great week friends.


Rune said...

Hey Kale,

Radiating some warmth from Rainy Glasgow. Like the blog, keep it up.


Anonymous said...

As long as you commented on it, I figured I'd copy you the lyrics from the rap. My own opinion on her aside, I was still pretty shocked by some of the dialog that took place on snl. Especially with the Baldwin calling her "hot". I don't know if we see that kind of treatment toward male nominees.
Not real serious. Anyway...feel free to delete this Kale, but I figured it was interesting to throw this up here...

my name is sarah palin you all know me
vice prezzy nominee of the gop
gonna need your vote in the next election
can i get a 'what what' from the senior section
mccain got experience, mccain got style
but don't let him freak you out when he tries to smile
cause that smile be creepy
but when i be vp
all the leaders in the world gonna finally meet me

how's it go eskimo
tell me what you know eskimo
how you feel eskimo
(ice cold)
tell me tell me what you feel eskimo
(super cold)

i'm jeremiah wright cause tonight i'm the preacha
i got a bookish look and you're all hot for teacha
todd lookin fine on his snow machine
so hot boy gonna need a go between
in wasilla we just chill baby chilla
but when i see oil lets drill baby drill

my country tis a thee
from my porch i can see
russia and such

all the mavericks in the house put your hands up
all the mavericks in the house put your hands up
all the plumbers in the house pull your pants up
all the plumbers in the house pull your pants up

when i say 'obama' you say 'ayers'
obama. (ayers) obama (ayers)
i built me a bridge - it ain't goin' nowhere.

mccain, palin, gonna put the nail in the coffin
of the media elite
(she likes red meat)
shoot a mother-humpin moose, eight days of the week
[three gunshots]
now ya dead, now ya dead,
cause i'm an animal, and i'm bigger than you
holdin a shotgun walk in the pub
everybody party, we're goin on a hunt
la la la la la la la la
[six gunshots]

yo i'm palin, i'm out!

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