KEZK Flips

19 11 2015


Must have happened some time between morning drive and lunch.

It means that this year is almost over, and I can’t wait for 2016.  Not that 2015 has really been bad for me personally; it was nothing like 2013, an island in my own archipelago of last years I’ll probably never want to visit.  And, per the traditional curse of “may you live in interesting times,” this year has been very intriguing, with a little more than a month left for even more stuff to happen.  It’s just that I’m starting to develop a really optimistic vibe about both the near and distant future, and I think that 2016 could be one of those “years of my life” sort of years in a personal sense, like 1987, 1994 and 2004 were.

Just to Prove a Point

31 10 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Continuing with what has become a recurring theme in this space, I have created a public YouTube playlist of some of my favorite club music that I can think of just off the top of my head.  Like I’ve been saying, the quality of Generation X club music is the best ever, it blows the boomers out of the water, and I think it’s going to be a very long time before a future generation surpasses it.  So far, I don’t see anything of this quality and this caliber from Millennial club music, and in fact, they don’t do nightclubs like we did.

(I can just hear some of you saying or thinking right now:  “Blogmeister, you’ve got to me kidding.  A song simply called “Horny,” with the repetitive lyric, “I’m horny, I’m horny horny horny, so horny, I’m horny horny horny…” is quality?”  And the answer is yes.)

These songs range in years from 1993 to 2012.  A few of them some of you might recognized as pop remixes, but most of them are not.  And, because I know I’m going to get the question, it sounds like in “Born Slippy” by Underworld that one of the lyrics is “nigger nigger white thing” repeated a few times.  Actually, it’s “mega mega white thing.”

Another point I’m making here is that people like me who think this is quality music will be running the country in twenty years.  Now do you get my greater thesis?  Or are you praying for divine intervention?

Losing Streak

23 08 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Well, nothing really big happened while I was at the fair.  I won’t count L’Affaire d’Ook-Ook as big.  While I know it was able to eke past the national media’s blood-brain barrier for a few hours, it wasn’t a giant story with a lot of legs that lasted longer than the typical 36-hour half life of an ordinary news story.

Now, I have two whole days off of work in order to recover, and do a lot of washing and ironing and the dry cleaners run.

Let’s See What Develops

12 08 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Breakfast Table

By the end of the day, I’ll be in Sedalia for the State Fair.  For the day job, of course.

This will be my fourth year in a row in going, and for the other three times, something big has happened while I was there.

In 2012, I was there representing the Todd Akin for Senate campaign, because the candidate himself had to come back here to do an interview with Charles Jaco.  And we all know how that turned out.

In 2013, there was the infamous Obama Rodeo Clown at the fair itself, which I did not see, and in fact, the hype about him was way bigger outside the fair than inside.  I started my current day job in late July 2013, so I was on board just in time to be able to be State Fair fodder.

And then last year, on the third day of the fair, in the 4 PM hour, I retreated to some shade to check my sail foam notifications, and there was an item about a police shooting in Ferguson.

What’s going to happen this year?

I guess I’m about to find out.  But if you forced a bet out of me, it would have to do with one of the major Presidential candidates, perhaps the DOJ announcing that it’s assembling a Federal grand jury to decide on Federal indictment against HRC.

Where Were You And What Were You Doing?

9 08 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

I was at the State Fair, last year, August 9 was the first Saturday of its week and a half run.  It was a pretty decent day out, by Missouri August standards.  I was none the wiser at 12:04 PM.  It wasn’t until the 4 PM hour that I settled down in some shade and checked my phone notifications, and saw an item from the P-D about a police involved shooting in Ferguson.  Then later on through the evening I saw more notifications about protests at ground zero.  But that’s all I knew, until after sunset the next day, when I saw a notification of a protest, and then after 10 PM, the shit totally hit the fan and the world changed.  I had to watch the whole thing unfold, including the events of the next calendar week, from two-thirds of the state away.  Plus do what I was supposed to do at the Fair for the job that actually pays me.  It was a mentally draining week.

Yes, I Will Be Watching the Debate Tonight

6 08 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Only because of Trump.

I’ll be semi-crashing someone else’s viewing party.  It’s the kind of thing where I’m neither explicitly invited nor explicitly not invited, and that my being there won’t raise any eyebrows and won’t cause anyone to call the white po-leecseseseseses.  But I will bring a case of beer and a case of soda just to make sure.  It’s at the house of someone semi-important, but someone you have to be both a St. Louisan and very tuned into local and state politics to have heard of.

Hitting the Median Wall

18 03 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

At the end of the month, I turn the age which I once read was the median age of an American, that being 38.  In reality, it’s currently 36.7, so I’m actually a bit over the hill on that bell curve.

It got me to thinking, as the miles accumulate on my odometer, I’m finding that the days I used to call “tomorrow” have now turned into “yesterday,” those things which I used to call “dreams” I now call “regrets.”


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