Friday, July 2, 2010

Bad Blogger Friday Five

I've been a bad blogger this week-- had a couple of posts running around my head, including reflections on seeing "Toy Story 3" with my son last weekend. Maybe this weekend I'll write that one.

In the meantime, I feel like my batteries are recharging; I got a good bike ride in this week and finally dug my rollerblades out of the basement and got on those. My weight has slipped up ten pounds since school got out. I plan on fighting back.

I did get a bunch of reading done. I finally finished Alvin Toffler's "The Third Wave," which I started and put aside 30 years ago when it was published. Got way more out of it now than I did then, and I'll write more about that. I also went back to reading Sheila Weller's "Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation" on my Kindle, which I'm really enjoying, and I'm also reading a hard copy book I bought 17 or 18 years ago, Tom Bates' "Rads: A True Story of the End of the Sixties." It's about the bombing of the Army Math Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin in 1970, which resulted in the death of a physics researcher who was in another part of the building, uninvolved in the Army work. In one of the odd coincidences that seem to happen in my life, I had pulled the book out of my basement to finally read it, and a couple of days later, Dwight Armstrong, one of the four men behind the bombing, died recently, at the age of 58-- I was surprised to discover that he was only 9 years older than I am. I'll review that one too when I'm finished. So far, it's been a terrific read.

1. Please Please Me- The Beatles
2. Sheik- ZZ Top
3. Jeepster For Your Love- T Rex
4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away- The Beatles
5. She Belongs To Me- Bob Dylan

1. One of the first singles the Beatles released. Still sounds great.
2. From ZZ Top's fabulous seventies classic "Tres Hombres" album.
3. "I want TV/But I've got T Rex...."
4. I love playing this one on guitar.
5. From the acoustic side of "Bringing It All Back Home." Rick Nelson did a nice cover of this one.


Random Thinker said...

Now that's a play list.

Is your reading list immersing you into the 70's so much that you want to grow sideburns and wear big bell bluejeans?

Word verification: bless. I feel special.

Pat Tillett said...

I remember the day the ZZ Top album came out. I about went insane when I first heard La Grange... Every song on that album was greadt
Nice picks!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's been a down time all over the blogosphere. Summers are more suited to reading a book in the backyard. Or hauling rollerblades out of the basement.

Erik Donald France said...

Hey man, that sounds like a great reading list. Toffler is pretty interesting to look at again after all these years, eh? There's a bunch like that for the same reason.

Here's to ZZ Top and T. Tex! Yeahdawg'

Churlita said...

Awesome playlist. love the Beatles songs on it.

I know. I wouldn't have a week of reading books outside all day.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Yes, let me know about Toy Story 3.