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If you are reading this right now, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.

Memeories

Feb. 6th, 2010 07:34 pm
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What was the #1 song on the date of your birth? Google it and post the results, they said. All the cool kids are doing it, they said. Toss in some YouTube, even!

The double A-side single "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," by Elvis Presley was in the middle of a month and a half run as the Number 1 single in the US. Thankfully, by the time I began to pay attention to radio, it was just in time for the British Invasion and Motown to save music from Elvis, Pat Boone and the hell that was the late '50s, musically.

Hre's my favorite cover of "Don't Be Cruel, by Cheap Trick.






Bun E. Carlos FTW!


And here's Big Mama Thornton (the firt artist to record the original Leiber & Stoller version of "Hound Dog"), with Buddy Guy:





Sweet. Now it's your turn.
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Wednesday I didn't flush (-1 points). In August I pulled [livejournal.com profile] kivasfajo's hair (-5 points). Last Saturday I bought porn for [livejournal.com profile] theresamather (10 points). Last Tuesday I signed my organ donor card (28 points). In November I gave [livejournal.com profile] qcjeph a kidney (1000 points).

Overall, I've been nice (1032 points). For Christmas I deserve a pony!

Sincerely,
drpaisley

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

Who, Meme?

Jun. 13th, 2009 12:37 am
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15 Albums That Stuck With Me/Made an Impact (ganked from [livejournal.com profile] flemco)


1) Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles

2) Tonight's The Night, Neil Young

3) The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse, Bonzo Dog Band

4) How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All, Firesign Theater*

5) Born to Laugh at Tornadoes, Was/Not Was

6) Flood, They Might Be Giants

7) AM/FM, George Carlin

8) The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and The Holy Grail

9) The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd, Original Cast Recording**

10) Whipped Cream and Other Delights, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass***

11) Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

12) Making Movies, Dire Straits

13) Stay Awake, Various Artists

14) Waiting for Columbus, Little Feat

15) Kiko, Los Lobos


and a couple more, to make it prime


16) The Confessions of St. Ace, John Wesley Harding

17) Come Away with Me, Norah Jones****


Go ahead, share with us.

And speaking of PJ Harvey (see below), did anyone else catch her on Letterman tonight? Not gonna see that on Conan or Leno, fer damn sure.



* Part of a very special evening that involved a field trip to the frontal lobes, two viewings of CE3K and playing the six sides of the first four Firesign Theater albums that form a coherent narrative (for extremely interesting values of "coherent" and "narrative") two days before Christmas 1977. Dragonet and I got to tell Phil Proctor about it at Minnecon many years later. He was amused.

** This was in my parent's record collection (and I would have sworn I had listened to it in our Prairie Village house, but it didn't come out until we'd moved to Topeka), and even at a young age, I identified with poor oppressed Cocky in his battle against Sir.


*** Flemco thinks Enya was hardcore. Hah! Hardcore is Herb smashing his trumpet at the end of each and every show, motherfucker! Where do you think Pete Townshend got the idea?

**** For reasons I choose not to explicate, but remember very, very well indeed.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] elaine_brennan and [livejournal.com profile] jimmy_hollaman, a new thingie.

Teh Rulz:


The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. For you. But my choice.

The offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

* I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
* What I create will be just for you.
* It'll be done this year ... but note that December 2009 is still this year (i.e., it may be a while!).
* You have no clue what it's going to be. It might be a story. Or a poem. Or something I bake or smoke and mail to you. Or something else all together.
* I may or may not ask your opinion on sizes, colors, tastes or flavors, allergies, or anything else.
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.



The catch? The catch is that you have to repost this, and do the same. We shall all head out into the new year, together and apart, making things.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] elaine_brennan and [livejournal.com profile] jimmy_hollaman, a new thingie.

Teh Rulz:


The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. For you. But my choice.

The offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

* I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
* What I create will be just for you.
* It'll be done this year ... but note that December 2009 is still this year (i.e., it may be a while!).
* You have no clue what it's going to be. It might be a story. Or a poem. Or something I bake or smoke and mail to you. Or something else all together.
* I may or may not ask your opinion on sizes, colors, tastes or flavors, allergies, or anything else.
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.



The catch? The catch is that you have to repost this, and do the same. We shall all head out into the new year, together and apart, making things.
drpaisley: (Big O'Pimpin')
Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
Turn to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post that sentence along with these instructions on your LJ.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

There is a small bookcase immediately behind me. Turn to the left:

"His first band included brothers Dennis and Carl (who got expeled from hawthorne high for going to the bathroom without permission), cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine."

"The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Completely Revised and Updated"

or the right:

"Craffus undertook to fatisfy the most clamorous of them, to the amount of 830 talents, about L. 160,000 of our money Plutarch."

"Classical Biography: Exhibiting Alphabetically the Proper Names, with a Short Account of the Several Dieties, Heroes, and Other Persons, Mentioned in the Ancient Classic Authors, and a More Particular Description of the Most Distinguished Characters Among the Romans; the Whole eing Intersperesed with Occasional Explanations of Words and Phrases."

Designed Chiefly to Contribute to the Illustration of the Latin Classics.

By Alexander Adam, L.L.D. Sector of the High School, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T. Cadell, Jun & W. Davies, London.

1800.

That's the complete title page. The Library of Congress has a second printing of this book. Mine's a first, purchased at the Conestoga Charity Auction a few years ago.
drpaisley: (Big O'Pimpin')
Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
Turn to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post that sentence along with these instructions on your LJ.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

There is a small bookcase immediately behind me. Turn to the left:

"His first band included brothers Dennis and Carl (who got expeled from hawthorne high for going to the bathroom without permission), cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine."

"The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Completely Revised and Updated"

or the right:

"Craffus undertook to fatisfy the most clamorous of them, to the amount of 830 talents, about L. 160,000 of our money Plutarch."

"Classical Biography: Exhibiting Alphabetically the Proper Names, with a Short Account of the Several Dieties, Heroes, and Other Persons, Mentioned in the Ancient Classic Authors, and a More Particular Description of the Most Distinguished Characters Among the Romans; the Whole eing Intersperesed with Occasional Explanations of Words and Phrases."

Designed Chiefly to Contribute to the Illustration of the Latin Classics.

By Alexander Adam, L.L.D. Sector of the High School, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T. Cadell, Jun & W. Davies, London.

1800.

That's the complete title page. The Library of Congress has a second printing of this book. Mine's a first, purchased at the Conestoga Charity Auction a few years ago.
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Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.

Do you dare face the Five Questions of Paisley Doom?

Here are the questions from [livejournal.com profile] jimmy_hollaman

1. Who would perform at your ideal concert?

If it's a single band, the Beatles, with the technology available to properly perform "Tomorrow Never Knows" and other classics live (but if Paul starts playing "Maybe I'm Amazed," I'm unlimbering the belt-fed pie gun). If we're talking Paisleypalooza (all bands I've never seen live), then The The, Was/Not Was, Magnetic Fields, The Decembrists, Thea Gilmore.

2. What are the 5 books every one should read?

a) an unabridged dictionary, for the obvious reasons.

b) On the Origin of Species," Charles Darwin; yes, it's occasionally a tedious read, but it's the most important book of the 19th Century, as well as one of the foundational texts of modern science.

c) The Sun and the Moon and the Stars," Steven Brust; a beautiful meditation on the creative process.

d) Look at the Evidence," John Clute; a collection of Clute's reviews and essays in the genre from 1987-92, I have purchased at least six books I'd never heard of on the basis of Clute's recommendation in this book and enjoyed them all.

e) The Bible, as many different versions as possible; wonderful poetry, epic history (and much non-history), plus great ammunition for for all sorts of discussions.


3. With every person you have got to meet, who has stood out the most?

Bob Tucker.

4. If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Damn, man, make me work here! So many worthy contenders Jewbilation 11, Bourbon County Stout, Bob's 47, Brinkley's Maibock to name a few, but the winner would be Stone Brewing's Oak Aged Bastard (though Ruination IPA . . .).

5. What job would you like to have tried but never did?

When I was a kid, I was convinced I was going to be the head of the FBI when I grew up, and was quite pissed at J. Edgar Hoover when he died. Lessee, I've been (deep breath): rat shit slinger, McDonald's flunky, paper grader, parking services flunky, pizza crust tosser, toll booth operator (subset of parking services flunky), undergraduate secretary for the Division of Biological Science (KU), phone book deliverer, video parlor flunky (games, not the other kind*), faux yellow pages outfit flunky, and proofreader/typesetter/graphic designer for seven different companies, including my current 16+ years in one place.

I sometimes think a job in the production side of music might be something I'd enjoy doing, but that industry is rapidly going the way of mine.



Thank you so much for the thought-provoking questions. You really made me work on this, and that's a good thing.



*both can have sticky floors, but for very different reasons
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Here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.

Do you dare face the Five Questions of Paisley Doom?

Here are the questions from [livejournal.com profile] jimmy_hollaman

1. Who would perform at your ideal concert?

If it's a single band, the Beatles, with the technology available to properly perform "Tomorrow Never Knows" and other classics live (but if Paul starts playing "Maybe I'm Amazed," I'm unlimbering the belt-fed pie gun). If we're talking Paisleypalooza (all bands I've never seen live), then The The, Was/Not Was, Magnetic Fields, The Decembrists, Thea Gilmore.

2. What are the 5 books every one should read?

a) an unabridged dictionary, for the obvious reasons.

b) On the Origin of Species," Charles Darwin; yes, it's occasionally a tedious read, but it's the most important book of the 19th Century, as well as one of the foundational texts of modern science.

c) The Sun and the Moon and the Stars," Steven Brust; a beautiful meditation on the creative process.

d) Look at the Evidence," John Clute; a collection of Clute's reviews and essays in the genre from 1987-92, I have purchased at least six books I'd never heard of on the basis of Clute's recommendation in this book and enjoyed them all.

e) The Bible, as many different versions as possible; wonderful poetry, epic history (and much non-history), plus great ammunition for for all sorts of discussions.


3. With every person you have got to meet, who has stood out the most?

Bob Tucker.

4. If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Damn, man, make me work here! So many worthy contenders Jewbilation 11, Bourbon County Stout, Bob's 47, Brinkley's Maibock to name a few, but the winner would be Stone Brewing's Oak Aged Bastard (though Ruination IPA . . .).

5. What job would you like to have tried but never did?

When I was a kid, I was convinced I was going to be the head of the FBI when I grew up, and was quite pissed at J. Edgar Hoover when he died. Lessee, I've been (deep breath): rat shit slinger, McDonald's flunky, paper grader, parking services flunky, pizza crust tosser, toll booth operator (subset of parking services flunky), undergraduate secretary for the Division of Biological Science (KU), phone book deliverer, video parlor flunky (games, not the other kind*), faux yellow pages outfit flunky, and proofreader/typesetter/graphic designer for seven different companies, including my current 16+ years in one place.

I sometimes think a job in the production side of music might be something I'd enjoy doing, but that industry is rapidly going the way of mine.



Thank you so much for the thought-provoking questions. You really made me work on this, and that's a good thing.



*both can have sticky floors, but for very different reasons
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From Bev Hale, an interesting set of questions.

They are after the jump, for the sake of teh kittehs.

Cut, because that's what they did to baby boys back then. )

Feel free to tell me all about yourself. Well, maybe not that one thing. No, that one. Ewww.
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From Bev Hale, an interesting set of questions.

They are after the jump, for the sake of teh kittehs.

Cut, because that's what they did to baby boys back then. )

Feel free to tell me all about yourself. Well, maybe not that one thing. No, that one. Ewww.

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