Friday, September 29, 2006

Harmony In My Head

Whenever I'm in doubt about things I do
I listen to the high street wailing sounds in a queue
I go out for my walking sailing social news
Don't let it get me down I'm long in the tooth

When I'm out in the open clattering shoppers around
The neon signs that take your eyes to town
Your thoughts are chosen your world is advertising now
And extravagance matters to worshippers of the pound

But it's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head

The tortured faces expression out aloud
And life's little ironies seem so obvious now
Your cashed in cheques have placed the payments down
And there's a line of buses all wait to take you out

But it's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head
It's a...

It's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head

Whenever I'm in doubt about things I do
I listen to the high street wailing sounds in a queue
I go out for my walking sailing social news
Don't let it get me down I'm long in the tooth

'Cos it's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head
It's a harmony in my head

This song was written by Steve Diggle of The Buzzcocks and is a high point on their Singles Going Steady album. Diggle sings the song himself (instead of fellow Buzzcock vocalist and songwriter Pete Shelley) and it is damn near unintelligible to this provincial American lad's ear.

About twenty-four years after first hearing this tune I have finally found lyrics, albeit unofficial, on the Internet. I have been searching the web periodically for these over the past ten years or so with no success until tonight.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Two little bits of Elvis in Cornelia Georgia


Yesterday I took the small child to the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum in Cornelia Georgia. This place is home to BOTH the Maybe Elvis Toenail and The Elvis Wart. The museum is owned and operated by local artist Joni Mabe who is pictured here with the small child. This place has to be seen to be believed! I believe that framed on the walls here is EVERY SINGLE Weekly World News or National Enquirer "article" written about the king since his untimely demise along with thousands of pieces of memorabilia and many original works of Elvis inspired art by the owner. Here is a link to the online gift shop.

Oh, the body parts I mentioned - they are on display in test tubes and are under glass lest anyone be tempted to make off with the artifacts. looks like a toenail clipping and a wart to me.

The museum has been written up on roadsideamerica.com and was recently featured on a local Georgia PBS show.

Great destination for a small roadtrip! Fender's Diner is a couple of blocks away and has burgers and hot dogs. I didn't see any fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches so maybe the madness is just contained to the limits of the boarding house... except on occasions when something like this is going on.

It isn't a bad sign. It's just confused...


That's correct. You MUST split your vehicle into two parts and continue both North and South on Highway 60 simultaneously. I think that the word "only" should be replaced with the phrase "Pick one or the other and watch out for bastards driving in the opposite direction!!!"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Arrrr! 'tis that time again

Arrrr!

There. I talked like a pirate.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Another Chapter In The Life Of A Bad Dad



I thought that this was the perfect mask for the Gradin 10th Anniversary Masquerade . I couldn't quite get the straightjacket right (just try to get restraint devices for small kids these days. Most police supply companies just hang up on you.). The wife also nixed the idea of strapping her to a set of handtrucks. We wound up escorting a Power Ranger instead.

Cool Party though - they had chocolate fountains and played some Devo. We were happy.