Thursday, December 31, 2020

Books read in 2020

 This was the second year I've done the "Across the Year" challenge that is offered up at And this time around, I completed it! Woo hoo!

I still jumped around for some of the weeks, especially later in the year, but doesn't matter. I did it. 

As always, after my thoughts on the book, I put the book's final sentence in parenthesis. I spoiler tag the sentence, except for the final word. And if the last sentence of the book *is* just a single word, then that will be completely spoiler-tagged. 

All right, let's get to it...

Movies seen in 2020

 It's that time of the year again. 

Here are all the films I watched over the past 365 million days.

I ended up seeing just shy of 100 movies, so, it's - as usual - a bit of a lengthy post. Also, there may be the occasional spoiler here or there, so, you know, be warned if that sort of thing bothers you. (Although I think for the most part I keep my thoughts about movies spoiler-free.) 

So, with that out of the way...

Impossible Year - Panic! At The Disco

The song of the day for the final day of 2020 is "Impossible Year" by Panic! At the Disco.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

This Year - The Mountain Goats

Today's song of the day is "This Year" by The Mountain Goats.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Bomb. Repeat. Bomb. - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Today's song of the day is "Bomb. Repeat. Bomb." by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.

Monday, December 28, 2020

You say you wanna resolution

 (I'm a wee bit UTP@, so apologies if this is rambly or incoherent or only funny to me. Although none of those things would be any different, really, than any other time I'm blogging, so I don't know what I'm doing other than stalling the inevitable getting on with the post...)

So. Yeah. Resolutions or Goals or Gimmicks or Plans or Here's What I'm Gonna Attempts. Whatever you want to call them, I've got some for the upcoming year.

Figured I'd share.

Let's get to it...

If I Can't Change Your Mind - Sugar

Today's song of the day is "If I Can't Change Your Mind" by Sugar.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

American graffiti

When I'm out and about now, if I come across interesting/funny/unique graffiti, and I remember to, I'll snap a picture of it to share with ya'll.

Here are some to get us started:

Some sort of animal horse thing. I dunno, it's cute.

"Be Happy" and "Be a decent human being". Yes. Words to live by.

And sometimes simplicity is best. This one just sums up the year.

Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who

Today's song of the day is "Hand Me Down World" by The Guess Who.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I Burned The Bed - Marcy Playground

Today's song of the day is "I Burned the Bed" by Marcy Playground.

Friday, December 25, 2020

and so this is Christmas

Hasn't been a great one, that's for sure. Fuck 2020, man. Just fuck it to hell and back.

Hope everyone is having as good a day as possible, what with... well. Everything.

And, truly, from the bottom of my heart:

Merry Humbug!


God damn us, everyone!!

Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets

Today's song of the day is "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

I Try - Macy Gray

Today's song of the day is "I Try" by Macy Gray.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Sugar Free Jazz - Soul Coughing

Today's song of the day is "Sugar Free Jazz" by Soul Coughing.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Today's song of the day is "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry.

Monday, December 21, 2020

A Long December - Counting Crows

Happy Winter Solstice! Today's song of the day is "A Long December" by Counting Crows.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Jealous - Gene Loves Jezebel

Today's song of the day is "Jealous" by Gene Loves Jezebel.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Hands - Jewel

Today's song of the day is "Hands" by Jewel.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Today's song of the day is "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Today's song of the day is "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Li'l Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs -

Today's song of the day is "Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Sunday, December 13, 2020

I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Today's song of the day is "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Hey I Don't Know - KONGOS

Today's song of the day is "Hey I Don't Know" by KONGOS.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond

Today's song of the day is "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground -The White Stripes

Today's song of the day is "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" by The White Stripes

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John

Today's song of the day is "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Lemon Tree - Fools Garden

Today's song of the day is "Lemon Tree" by Fools Garden.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Supersonic - J.J. Fad

Today's song of the day is "Supersonic" by J.J. Fad.

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra

Today's song of the day is "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Joy To The World - Three Dog Night

Today's song of the day is "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night

Friday, December 04, 2020

Unstoppable - Foxy Shazam

Today's song of the day is "Unstoppable" by Foxy Shazam.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale

Today's song of the day is "5 Years Time" by Noah and the Whale.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Reboot ideas for 2020

Reboots are all the rage, right? 

And bashing on 2020 is still a thing, right?

I figure... why not combine the two. Here are my pitches for some shows to reboot, but with a 2020-style twist to them.

The Scientist - Coldplay

Today's song of the day is "The Scientist" by Coldplay.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

December - Collective Soul (Official Video)

Today's song of the day is, fittingly enough, "December" by Collective Soul.