Friday, January 18, 2008

Well. I will now continue to use this blog as my task assignment vehicle, since I've gotten more comments on that than on, say, the average "Wow, I really enjoyed that recent GUH show" blog. Here is the new task:

A musical called "Rainbow Jones" (info) went up in my hometown when I was a child. I liked it and my sister LOVED it. I have searched for a soundtrack album to give her as a surprise every couple of appropriate holidays, but have never found one. I have looked (briefly) at the usual suspects - amazon, eBay, allmusic, and wikipedia, but no dice. This then is your task.

Was any performance of this show ever professionally recorded and released? If so, how can I get a copy of it?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Okay readers, you (well, Bill) did so well on that last test, almost immediately informing me of my mishearing of Brian Wilson's "Your Imagination", that I have something much more difficult. (I imagine – prove me wrong!)

Tonight when I was brushing my teeth with the electric toothbrush (which I do now and then strictly to accelerate global warming), at certain times when it was really vibrating against, say, my back molars, I looked at the digital clock (8:32, incidentally) and the seven (or fewer) little green bars that make up each number went into squigglevision like Dr. Katz. They actually seemed to wiggle independently of one another. Nothing else in the room exhibited this wiggling and I was in no way intoxicated. This is not the first time I have observed this phenomenon. I encourage you to attempt to replicate it and let me know what you find.

The bigger challenge is to answer this question: Why does that happen? Go to it. First prize is an Urban Rust CD. Second prize is two Urban Rust CDs. Third prize is you're fired.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I have named the official

2007 Artist Of The Year

. So be sure to check that out so you know what you may have missed out on. Incidentally, this is THE 2007 Artist Of The Year. City Pages, The Onion, etc. you say? All unofficial. Pretend. Fake. I mean it. Don't believe them. Believe me.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

There was a song on the muzak rotation when I worked at the bank that sounded like the Beach Boys singing something that sounded like "Ordinary Baby, Runnin' Wild (Runnin' Wild)". It was a great song with this big rubato section and I can find no trace of it on the internet anywhere. Can YOU help me?