What’s going on Good People. 🙂 The cool thing about being exposed to different genres of music for me is that I pay more attention the arrangement, the musicians. Vocals catch my ear from time to time but I love discovering how instruments are used and instruments I’ve never known. This is not my regular type of music but I love it.

This playlist is classic rock and a couple of tracks from 2010. From Boston to Fleetwood Mac, this array of music is best to listen to this with headphones or noise reduction or noise canceling earbuds. The richness of the instruments and arrangements are amazing.
I have three tracks from rock tunes from the 2010 soundtrack “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”. I have to get this soundtrack, the blu-ray movie, the Funko Pop figures. I love this movie for many reasons but of course what sticks out to me is the music. Two tracks from Sex Bob-Omb and the electronic tune from Brian LeBarton.

Toto, “Georgy Porgy” is a favorite of mine. You have some of Best of the BEST session musician on the planet. (You are missed Jeff Porcaro). The icing on the cake was the beautiful vocals of Cheryl Lynn. “Africa” is a tune where again the vocals (getting help from Eagles bassist and vocalist Timothy B. Schmidt) and the arrangement sticks out to me. David Paich and Bobby Kimbell has that perfect blend of subtle and directness and the bassline work by David Hungate.

Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” I remember watching this music video on SNL in the 70s . The vocal harmony is too cool. The tune “Urgent” was one of the 80s tune where it still kept that ol Foreigner spark from their earlier work. The saxophone work by the late Junior Walker kicked it into overdrive.

Another group that blew my mind growing up in the 70s was ELO. A group that combined rock and strings was so awesome. Jeff Lynn to me was a genius and playing this 45 on the stereo over and over drove my mother crazy.

Areosmith’s “Rocks” to me is the best album they ever recorded. This album introduced me to the six-string bass and on the track “Sick As a Dog” Steven Tyler played bass on part of the song. This entire album was raw from beginning to end.

The Police for me was one of those rare groups that when they split they went out on a high note. Their last album “Synchronicity” was top notch. Three great musicians: Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers were the perfect storm. The key person that always stood out to me was Stewart Copeland…his drum style is amazing; especially when it comes to the high-hat. “Message in a Bottle” shows off his gift.

Fleetwood Mac for me is a group the best of all worlds: great vocalists (Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie), stellar bassist (John McVie) and drummer (Mick Fleetwood), and Lyndsey Buckingham…when it comes to the guitar and his harmony vocals leaves this brother speechless. His unique fingerpicking style gave that “pop” to their compositions. “Gypsy” is that track for me is all I can say is “damn, the dude is bad.” On “Dreams” you can hear the vocal talents of Stevie, Christine, and Lindsey.

Boston was a combination of great talent of one man (Tom Scholz) but also when Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and of course Brad Delp was a force to be reckond with and their debut “Boston” album is one of the Greatest of all time. “More Than a Feeling” was all Tom, Brad, and Sib but “Foreplay/Long Time” has some great guitar work by Barry and organ, synthizer work by Tom.

MyLoveForMusic002 [Classic Rock]
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We Are Sex Bob-Omb – Sex Bob-Omb

Summertime – Sex Bob-Omb
More Than a Feeling – Boston
Sick As a Dog – Aerosmith
Georgy Porgy – Toto (feat. Cheryl Lynn)
Threshold (8bit) – Brian LeBarton
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
Turn to Stone – ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
Get the Lead Out – Areosmith
King of Pain – The Police
Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac
Urgent – Foreigner
Africa – Toto
Message in the Bottle – The Police
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Foreplay/Long Time – Boston

id drops: Mr. Fresh, tgrundy, 2Serenity, Brian Meeks,

underscore music under me voice: Todd Kelley & Nicolay




It Is What It Is

TK Kirkland said it best (when it comes to sports), Stephanie Mills said it best (when it comes to music) and I’ve said it best…stop comparing people from different eras and stop wiggin’ out over when one person opinion from my time (music from the 60s thru the 80s).

I was listening to music from my era and my opinion we had R&B groups that were awesome because they played instruments and vocalists in my time I could SANG.

Stephanie Mills, Diana Ross, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green and others…these were SINGERS.

Heatwave, Chic, WAR, Parliament/Funkadelic, Slave, Ohio Players and others…these were MUSIC GROUPS. I don’t feel the same when it comes to today’s artists…what I say to that? Their music is not for my ears and I’m cool with that and if people get bent out of shape when I say that…tough.

For me, listening to music from my era I see how the musicians and the vocalists put in the work and love what they do and their lyrics brings a smile to my face even to this day. Their music has stood the test of time and no one can tell me otherwise.



Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

~Lady Sansa (Game Of Thrones)

I love being open for wisdom. I’m stealing this line from Lady Sansa. I wish I was told this as a child. For many decades I felt I was slow and not intelligent. Over the years I learned that just because I don’t get the jist of things right then and there does not mean that I’m dumb…it means I have to apply myself more.

I don’t have the “Gift of Gab”and sometimes I’m not quick on my feet when it comes to a snappy comeback but I will come back.

The older I get the more I love Life, peace of Mind, Body, and Soul and God has always placed people in my life that are true people that’s wonderful for me.

Tyrie Nicholas – I’m So Sorry

This is heartbreaking in so many ways. His words to describe photography is so on point because I feel the same. I haven’t performed a photo walk in nearly a decade.

Something about having a camera in my hand and to capture a moment at a certain time of the day, at a particular angle and to see your result is a blessing.

Now it has been taking away by five wild animals “just because”. As Kendrick Perkins said, when you see an officer look like yourself the fear goes down just a little in hoping they may have some understanding… however this wasn’t the case.

I will not go into detail how I feel about horrific act because we’ve been here too many times…they young Brother was murdered just because of the color of his skin and what’s worse was his life was taken by mutts who walk around and look like me.

Thoughts and Prayers” is not enough, listening to commentators on Fox News is a joke, CNN and MSNBC is going to milk this story until it’s bone dry.

It makes me angry and sad that this young Brother will never be able to share his photographs with the world all because of who he was and how he looked.

The Bottom Line…Football Owners Are Gangsters

Bills Owner Terry Pegula

We all know this…at the end of the day it’s about money. I have always said that football players are thought of like “household tools” and if one gets “broken” the owners just toss them away and just buy another tool.

What I didn’t know is the pay difference in the league when it comes to the players and the “small print” in these contracts that in the end the owners are covered beyond covered.

I knew they were sociopaths but whoa. This is sick.

This is why I love technology and I love the internet. People may badmouth some of these social platforms but you have to want to find positive and informative messages to share.

I hope many watch this video, share this video and I hope pressure is put in the right place in regards to this matter.

I don’t know who the Brother in the video is sharing this information but Thank You.

Get That Mindset Back


Funny, over time how we as Humans allow ourselves to be considered to use certain social platforms and not realizing we have another platform to share our story…

I just came across a cool video from comedienne/storyteller Chanel Williams in regards to when she “quit” a call center. Her story was funny, intriguing, and so on point when it comes to call center work.

I was so fixated on sharing it on Twitter but the video is too long…well for me it’s too long since my following is under 500 so I’m not considered a “power user” or “influencer” so my limit is two minutes and twenty seconds.

My Twitter account

I deactivated my FB account so I can’t share it there, I don’t want to share on IG and I wanted to write my short thought at this length (which is way too long on Twitter). For a split second I was thinking I would be able to share this story before it hit me…make a blogpost.

The main reason why I’m sharing this video is how call centers are cynical, heartless, and a numbers game (when Chanel spoke about breaks that hit home for and if they want to get rid (terminate) you they will find a way.

This is why we have to remember what Twitter/FB/IG are…tools and not our main source to share our deep, long winded thoughts. We have to break that mindset and ADHD attention span.

Enjoy the 2:47 minute video. Thanks for sharing Chanel…love your storytelling.

Happy Friday Good People.

Chanel Williams

Stop Complaining About Your Privacy


I finally made time to find out about Lensa AI and I’m like, “meh” and it makes me shake my head because once again people complain about their “privacy” and yet flock to mess like this app. If you get a chance listen to short AudioShort on Lensa AI from Wired Security (thanx for the link Mr. Fresh and Soul Cruzer wrote a blog post on Lensa and Pop Dot).

It’s weird how Humans complain about their privacy and yet constantly use certain apps or answer questions on Facebook and Twitter at a drop of a hat. I’ve grown tired of reminding people these type of things gather so much information on you over time. To me they’re like “digital termites“…they take itty-bitty bites (or bytes) from you and before long they have gathered more knowledge on you than you can dream of and let’s not forget the data that has been gathered is sold to companies and the next thing you know there are so-called “expose” stories on The Today Show and Good Morning America and I just laugh.

It’s to a point where it’s just pitiful how gullible we as Humans have become and yet want to turn around and try and get an attitude or sue these tech companies. At the end of the day YOU put your business out there to be shared with the world. It’s like people get pissed at Google gathering data but at the same time demand pinpoint accuracy when it comes to Google Maps. I love tech and I know the trade off when it comes to data.

Some may disagree with my views in regards to sharing data nevertheless it’s quid-pro-quo…you want something you have to give up something. It’s the way of the world.

I’m not mad at the Prisma labs, Inc/Magic Avatar. Get that bag (money) and in the end no one put a gun to your head to upload your images.

I Have A Pet Peeve

Good Afternoon Good People. When this post finally hits it will be in the evening due to my work schedule. Enough of me I kkgriping…well no.

1. Know how to check oil and fluids in our vehicle.
2. Know how to change oil in our vehicle.
3. Know how to change a flat tire on our vehicle.
4. Know which device is the modem and router.
5. Know how to troubleshoot a modem and router.
6. Know how to search a web browser

I have a pet peeve…it’s when I speak with men who do not have a clue when it comes to the basic knowledge of the Internet. For me there’s no excuse for it. There should be things we as men should know how to do.

When I hear a grown man say, “I don’t know about this Internet stuff” or “My wife handles this Internet mess” my respect from him drops so low. I’m sorry, we men have to know the basic, BASIC skill.

How can you as a man not know this info. I guess some would say we as men should know about finance and real estate (in which I don’t have a clue) and if we don’t something is wrong with me so maybe I shouldn’t be harsh…but I am. I’m sorry, when it comes to tech and gadgets it’s like air. And here is the thing…if you don’t know the difference, just tape a tag to them first and foremost.

I don’t mind helping men that don’t know because we all were ignorant of something one time or another…I have an issue when your pride gets in the way and you don’t want to listen the information I’m providing you to reconnect your internet service.

I was recently on a call lasting over 35 minutes troubleshooting an older man Samsung smart television because he couldn’t type in his password correctly then was peeved when he was told we couldn’t send a tech out just to connect HIS own personal device. I was about to go into a spill about the “Do’s and Do Not’s” about what our technicians can perform and I stopped myself and I provided his request with DETAIL notes for the tech…yep, detail notes for the tech.

I shouldn’t feel this way but I do, if you’re a man who don’t know how to use “The Google” please stop calling your ISP complaining about your internet service and just go to the library and use their computers because I’m sorry it’s kinda crushing my Spirit.

Tune Out TV News and Other Things

So yesterday I watched a little of The Today Show, Morning Joe and later in the day I watched NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and ET (Entertainment Tonight) and I’ve come to the conclusion when it comes to on air news and such it’s a waste of my time.

As always this is squarely on me…I’m just upset with myself that it took me over 30 years to realize that these places on the airwaves in the end are not good for my soul.

From donald trump to Elon Musk to The Kardashians…to me 80%-90% programming is something that can be passed up. My Queen gets upset with me because I can watch NCIS, NCIS:New Orleans, Chicago P.D., Law & Order:SVU (yep, these are my shows) all the time even though I have watched the episodes many times and I ask her how can she watch the local news (for me the weather forcast is the best thing for me and now we can get that on our phones), CNN, MSNBC (I’ve left this channel alone since the firing of Tiffany Cross), ET, Access Hollywood…to each is own but for me it’s making me turn back to tech podcasts, reading online articles and I really need to find me a good book to dive into before this year has come to a close.

Remember when The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel were places that put a smile on your face because these were educational…this is not the case for the past 5-10 years. We as individuals say we are tired of nonsense programming but the numbers don’t lie, 52% of U.S. watch reality TV and if it wasn’t true, shows like Maury Povich, Jerry Springer, the Housewives on Bravo and not counting the shows that is E!, the channels I mentioned above would have better programming.

Today the topics are January 6 Coup, trump stealing top secret documents, transgender, Kanye West, which we know in 2-3 months these subjects will be afterthoughts.

I remember when the Older Generation used to say that television is a waste of time…in a way they were right. But the same we say with social media we can say the same with TV programming, it’s up the viewer, the person that is watching the television, changing the channel. I’m not looking down on anyone who watches these programs, I’m just asking for you to watch what you put in your Spirit.

MyLoveFor: Typing

I’m a blessed man. I mean I am a BLESSED MAN. I’m able to type or today some of the young Thundercats call it “keyboarding“. To be able to express myself in this manner is a beautiful thing. I’m not the fastest typist but I can keep my eye on the screen, not look at the keyboard and express myself word by word/sentence by sentence. I’m also a helluva texter too. When I think of this feat it brings a smile to myself.

The last post I talked about reading and writing and I mentioned typing in passing but it’s a beautiful thing to have this gift and to me it is a gift.

I knew I had to learn how to type because even though I was not the best student when it came to English Literature and I have a habit of rushing my words I knew I would learn how to type because in the end it would be quicker for me to write.

Something about having a physical keyboard under my fingers and to be able to share my thoughts is a amazing. What ever pops in my head I can put it down, shift the words to make them make sense and hit the “Share/Publish” button and I’m set.

What’s so beautiful about typing in this day and age is that we can correct our mistakes on the spot…it’s a blessing and a curse. For myself, I have to take my time writing because I have joked about I’m the “King of Ebonics” and it’s not on purpose. I write and the words are perfect in my head but when the words flow to my electronic paper I tend to miss a word or two that makes me sound kinda…ummm…dumb. I can prevent this by taking my time, proofread my work, proofread my work and then post.

My friend Doug wrote a post earlier about inspirations that help one write and for me it’s…

The Shower
Walking Outside
Listening to Smooth Instrumental Jazz

That works for me from time to time. Sometimes a thought pops in my head and now I have my phone at my side, I open Notes or Upword and jot my thoughts there and later it becomes a subject to write about or an afterthought and yet again I’m either texting or typing it down.

Yeah…typing is fun for this geek. It never gets old.

Have a great day Good People.

Scattered Thoughts for Today

Scattered Thoughts for Today

Blogging more/Scrolling Less
I’m finding since taking on the #30DayBlogChallenge that my interest for using IG, FB, Twitter, Mastodon has gone down and to be honest that’s a good thing. For me when blogging it makes me dig to find a topic (which is a cool thing) and makes me focus on the topic at hand, like today I listed to the latest TWiT episode and it has come to light that about a product that from the beginning ( I knew, my Queen knew it was a pile of dog-doo…we knew it was awful when it ask you to send in a copy of your drivers license, social security card, etc. No Program should need that much info.

Getting back to blogging more, it’s hitting me that a person can do without checking or using the other platforms and it makes you realize how much time is wasted when checking them. If it’s not making me money why am I on them?

Gatorade Price Up…Again
Gatorade has went up another 10 cents and you’re getting less…what type of bizzaro world are we living in? First Gatorade went from 32oz to 28oz bottles and the price was $1.28 then $1.34 and now it’s $1.47 (this is at Walmart). And the sad part is that we as consumers just take what these corporations put out to us and we forget we work hard for our money and it wasn’t NO excuse for the company to cut back on the portion.

Not Feeling Well
Funny how when you’re not feeling well how it effects EVERYTHING that you do. I was like a cripple and couldn’t function at all. I don’t like feeling this way and I know I have a couple of blogposts to play catch up. I hate that feeling this way because it shuts me ALL the way down.

After 3 Decades…
After 3 decades why are people (especially with Google Chrome) typing the url link within Chrome’s Search Bar instead of the url link space at the top? I’m finding I really have to “dumb down” to customers when it comes to typing in a website link. You tell them to go to the TOP of a the browser page and yet humans still type within the Search Bar so starting today when I ask a customer to type in the url link I’m typing into there because it seems following directions is not an option in this day and age.

Is It Just Me Or…
Is it just me or we can’t taste the butter on microwave popcorn any more. This has been an long issue that I never mentioned but I recently purchased Orville Redenbacher popcorn (Ultimate Butter at that) and it has no taste. Maybe it’s me since I’m older and I have complained that some items don’t taste the same (like Oreo cookies, Frosted Flakes) or maybe these companies are skimping on their ingredients, who knows.

These are my thoughts for today. Later Good People