Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Super Band #1

I had a dream a couple of nights ago that I ran a marathon and came in first. At the after party, there was a big disco party with the music supplied from the different runner's ipods. I got bummed out and went outside, where there was small group of people watching a band setting up in front of the building.

The band turned out to be made up of Les McKeown from the Bay City Rollers, the bass player from Ohio Express, and the drummer from the Undertones. I ran around and tried to tell all of my friends what was happening and it was going to be the best thing ever, but all of them were trying to find the best songs to add to the ipod disco set list.

When I got back outside, they kicked into a weak cover of "Yummy Yummy Yummy", then a promising cover of "Another Saturday Night", that segued into a weak cover of "Saturday Night." Finally they played 2 or 3 Beatles songs, and closed with "1 2 3 Red Light."

Later, everyone was pissed that I hadn't effectively convinced them to watch it, and when they asked, I lied and told them it was the greatest performance I'd ever seen.

Crazy Food

When did food get this freaked out? OK, I know it was crazy when I was a kid -- but this is frightening. My food characters jumped through walls and punched things, but they looked laid back. All of the characters in the cereal aisle tonight looked maniacal and overly enthusiastic. Lucky Charms is the scariest, and Trix does the best job of translating unbridled joy. Maybe I've been spending too much time eating puffins and peanut butter bumpers to notice what was going on in the world of "big cereals." Please note the detail of the Coco Puffs kid.