Friday, March 23, 2007

Taking my snake out for a slither

Here I sit punishing myself for having what I consider a nearly crippling case of writers block. The block is nothing new to me, I have been completely out of practice for so long that it doesn't seem like I will ever be able to let the words fly free again. The new part is the punishment. You see I have sitting right here right now Rocky Balboa, Infernal Affairs, Raising Arizona, and The Big Lebowski. They are just sitting and nothing else, not until I can come up with something... anything that doesn't look as if it has been written by a room full of monkeys that are jacked up on Mountain Dew and speed. Apparently though I am tapped as the best I could come up with is writing something about how I can't come up with anything to write about. Whats up with that?

How about a friendly little list.

Things that won't cure writer's block...a.k.a. Things likely to distract you, for better or for worse. Once you have gone through enough songs for it to make a decent recommendation station for you this is a really nice site. I did notice that when I get frustrated I end up skipping songs I don't know a little more often than I should, if I can break that habit I think I'll be better off. I used to listen to Launchcast a lot back when I had an ISP that allowed me the commercial free service. Commercials get too boring. It figures I would start getting back into Internet radio when it looks as if it is in trouble.

This weeks ep of WatS is very distracting, in a good way. The guest was/is the incredible Mr. Gary Owens. Mr. Owens has to be one of the most likable human beings in existence. Let's not forget he also happens to be a living legend. Due to his many many vocal credits I can pretty much guarantee that between the ages of lets say 6 or 7 and 14 I heard his voice on a near daily basis. If one extremely nice and talented guest on the show isn't enough to get your attention what would you say if I mentioned that the always fun Fritz Coleman dropped in on the show as well?

Particle Man by They Might Be Giants will stop you dead and force you to simultaneously rock and geek out. Well if you are like me it will anyway. Very very distracting! I'm going to go ahead and blame Wil Wheaton for this one. In fact I think I may blame him for my entire experiment.

The title of the song Particle Man reminds me of a sketch Conan O'Brien did a few years back on SNL.

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