Friday, December 31, 2010

Baba Booey Made the Foo

(my friend "Chainsaw" would say:)
The year was 1997.
Rock music was not doing well.

The Foo Fighters were performing
live on the Howard Stern Show.

As the performance begins,
Stern asks Dave Grohl which
song he will be playing.

Dave responds: For All the Cows.
For All the Cows is a mellow rock
song from the first Foo album that
eventually rocks out heavily.

Stern replies: Play one of your hits.

Baba Booey interjects: Play Everlong.

This was the moment that made
the Foo Fighters a bit more than,
"that band with Nirvana's drummer."

That moment of serenity, with a guy
and a guitar... was almost magical.

Howard Stern got goose bumps.

Adam Sandler used a cleaned-up
(no talking before/during) version of this
very live Everlong performance for his
film (that nobody saw), Little Nicky.

It was the reason everyone wanted
to hear acoustic versions of each
popular Foo Fighters song
from then on...

...but it was never the same.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Walk in the Park

I went to the dog park with my parents.
We were walking through the woods,
and it let out into this dog paradise.

Suddenly it dawned on me...
People are really out of shape.

They drive their SUVs to the park;
their dogs run laps around them,
free and excited to be loose...

The people stand and watch.

Someone needs to take them
to the nearest "People Park."

There they can run and play
and get some much-needed
cardiovascular exercise...

Last night I had a race with
a pit-bull named Angel.

(my friend Rebecca's rescued dog)

We ran down the beach together,
much like Rocky and Apollo.
I beat her to the finish,
but she beat me back.

It felt nice.
I think she enjoyed it too.
She looked quite happy.