Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Master of Disguise

Why are "under cover" police vehicles always a brand
new car? Like I don't know that a brand new Dodge
Charger with tinted windows and no rims that is sitting
on the side of the road facing traffic with it's window
down and a radar gun pointed at me is not a cop.
Just a thought, wouldn't it be a little more believable
if they used a 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity or a Ford
Fiesta, yeah just retro fit a 12 cyl. engine into a
Fiesta - that won't be dangerous at all.

But seriously, how pissed would you be if you were
pulled over by that grandma that you just sped past
because she was doing 15 under the speed limit,
Oh wait - that's a cop - busted!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coconut Records

I bought an album the other day, on a whim, I do that sometimes. It's really good. It's a solo project by Jason Schwartzman called Coconut Records. There are two album's so far Nighttiming (2007) and Davy (2009)  - I am buying Davy today because the other one was really good. Niighttiming is different, it is definitely an indie album - but it has more of a raw sound than other indie bands. It sound as if he intentionally made the album sound "unpolished". I've heard other bands try to pull that off but Schwartzman does it exceptionally well. He mixes that sound with very "old school" sounding synth and witty lyrics. Here is one lyric that stood out to me as funny and yet sad at the same time.

" i miss you (ooooh…)

I’m goin back home to the west coast

I wish you woulda put yourself in my suitcase"

Well that's my very short music review for today. I have included my favorite off of Nighttiming, if you like it -  be sure an buy the album, I know that it is available on itunes. This download will only be available for 7 days.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Re: Questions

Subject: Questions

Sent: Thu 4/30/2009 2:08 PM

From: Tom Hagaman

To: 'Nicole LaPointe'; 'Nicole LaPointe'

CC:: 'Brianne Hagaman'; 'Brianne Hagaman'; 'Adam';  (beyouteefullsmile@yahoo.com)


I sent this to both e-mail addresses because I didn’t know which one you would be checking, and because when I start typing “N-I” I get about 7 e-mail addresses for you.

So here go the questions:

1.       1. What time should I be at the event on the 14th?

2.     2. What should I wear?

3.     3. Any idea about the sound system yet?

4.     4. How do you feel about global warming?

6.     5. If a tree falls in the woods, and it lands on a squirrel, does it die?

7.     6. Will Chrysler survive?

So if you could just answer those that would be great! (extra credit if you spell your name correctly)

I’m considering this my blog for the day, so I’ve carbon copied the Fab Five ®™


Subject: Re: Questions

Sent: Thu 4/30/2009 2:36 PM

From:Nicole LaPointe

To: Hagaman, Tom; Nicole LaPointe

CC:: Adam; Brianne Hagaman; Brianne Hagaman; beyouteefullsmile@yahoo.com

Well, here goes the answers...


Name: Nicole LaPointe (Hooray! Extra Credit Done!!!)


1. Need to arrive on the 14th at 4 p.m. to set up. Music set to begin at 5:30 p.m.


2. Where work cloths...Khakis and a nice shirt is fine


3. Sound System not looking good, will advise you in person on this :(


4. Global warming is not really real. I think it is made up for the government to make money etc.


5. I hope the squirrel dies and every bird that was perched in that fallen tree as well!!!


6. I hope Chrysler survives...My wishful thinking is YES!







Subject: Re: Questions

Sent: Fri 5/1/2009 7:23 AM

From: Adam Gorsline

To: Hagaman, Tom

CC:: Nicole LaPointe; Nicole LaPointe; Brianne Hagaman; Brianne Hagaman;

Did you trademark symbol the fab five?




Subject: Re: Questions

Sent: Fri 5/1/2009 10:39 AM

From: Hagaman, Tom

To: Adam Gorsline

Of course I did.


Subject: Re: Questions

Sent: Fri 5/1/2009 10:41 AM

From: Adam Gorsline

To: Hagaman, Tom

I like it