Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on December 8, 2017

Looking back on the past couple weeks and seeing how utterly the clandestine efforts of our spook class to sabotage the current administration have done boomeranged on them, I wonder how we ever made it out of the 80s alive, to say nothing of winning the Cold War.
If we’re this bad at spycraft, HOW BAD WERE THE SOVIETS?
It’s probably best not to dwell on it, what with their supposed demise and all.
And yet, a quick glimpse at the student union or faculty lounge of any random university in the land is sure to reveal that the USSR is going strong, at least in spirit, like a Gladys Knight and the Pips song.
So here we are.
Just like yesterday’s Friday.
Surely just like tomorrow’s Friday.
But here we are.
Today’s Friday will simply have to suffice.
Still completely up to the gills with work – I haven’t not worked less than 13 hours in any day for the past two weeks, and this should be the same clear on to Christmas. However, due to a fortunate alignment of the calendar, I’m squeezing a continuous 19 days off with only 9 vacation days.
FUCKING MATH, HOW DOES IT WORK.
Alright, I can already feel the pull of it, so I’m cuttin’ bait on this for the day.
Have a great weekend.

SONG SELECTION

The Season’s Upon Us
Signed And Sealed In Blood
Dropkick Murphys
Born & Bred Records | 2013


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Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on December 1, 2017

Sorry I missed last week. The holiday didn’t quite go as planned and there was no Internet.
AND I DON’T REGRET IT ONE BIT.
Also, today is going to be short, too short, because all of my energy is currently going to suppressing an impressive amount of rage and anger.
We haven’t lost yet.
HUCKLEBERRY, OUT

SONG SELECTION

Drinkin’ Up Christmas
Blag Dahlia Presents: Greedy Bootleg Volume 2
The Dwarves
S/R | 2004


Good Music Friday – Five Good Albums Edition

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on November 17, 2017

DAMN IT ALL TO HELL.
How is it the weekend before Thanksgiving? I don’t believe it. One of the reasons I don’t believe it is that it’s still 94 degrees. Tell me it’s August, and I’d believe you. That would work out great, since I feel like I’m just about ready to embrace Labor Day.
What in the fuck is this shit.
NOT A QUESTION.
It’s been a pretty odd week, what with sex fiends lurking around every corner, but we persevere. I’m fairly certain that the Senate Republicans organized a political hit on Roy Moore, and it’s blown up in their face several times over.
Popcorn is ready on that front.
It’s rivalry week here in Los Angeles, as UCLA and USC kick off tomorrow at 5PM local. Usually, even when UCLA has shitty teams, I watch. Its an event. But honest to God, I don’t feel it this year. We’re not having people over. I’m not barbecuing anything. I don’t even plan on watching it. I might have it on the radio while I putter around the shop, but even then I’m as likely as not to just put on a podcast or something.
Anyway.
Cuttin’ bait on this.
It’s the weekend.
Go enjoy yourselves.
It’ll be Friday again before you can even blink.
Get ’em in.

Oh, and instead of one song I’ve decided to throw a bunch of complete albums out at you.
Here are five good albums, in no particular order, except I did number them for some reason.

SONG SELECTION

Five Good Albums

#5
Stone Temple Pilots
Purple
Atlantic Records | 1994



#4
Alice In Chains
Dirt
Columbia Records | 1992



#3
Aqualung
Jethro Tull
Reprise Records | 1971



#2
How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Bad Religion
Epitaph Records | 1982



#1
Back In Black
AC/DC
Atlantic Records | 1980



Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on November 10, 2017

These are dark times.
As much fun as CURRENT_YEAR(“FTW”) can be, it pays to remember that receding tides take with them moderation and anything resembling a middle-ground.
Even though I’ve been expecting exactly this for more than a decade, I am slightly aghast at just how quickly all sides are staking their claims, abandoning their cover, and pushing their chips all in.
Metaphors, what can I say. They’re better when mixed.
Alright, not really.
Yet interesting times don’t even begin to describe the story when the CIA barely cares to cover their tracks any more, when everyone foists accusations at everyone else for crimes of every stripe, when has-been actresses pyramid-scheme sex cults, when good Christians are openly derided for having the termity to get shot at by atheists in Church, or when they find losts cities buried deep under the Pacific.
And that’s just this week.
What does it all mean?
Get a bunker.
Conjure Plans B through Triple Z.
And be prepared to throw all of that out after 5 minutes in the muck because of some contigency you couldn’t have ever possibly accounted for.
In the meantime, fucking drink.
I’M WAY AHEAD OF YOU.
Get ’em in and have a great weekend.

SONG SELECTION

The Tempest
Westwinds
The Real McKenzies
Fat Wreck Chords | 2012


Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on November 3, 2017

HASHTAG NOPE.
Keep your head on a swivel out there this weekend. The communists are likely up to shennanigans again.
I’m so out, I’m already gone.
Have a great weekend, and for the love of all that is righteous and decent in life, get ’em the fuck in if you haven’t already.

SONG SELECTION

Apocalypse Girl
Positively Sick On 4th Street
The Humpers
Epitaph Records | 1993


Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on October 27, 2017

STILL NO.
BLAME THE CIA.
OFF TO SCREAM AT MY TELEVISION DURING GAME 3 OF THE STUPIDEST WORLD SERIES I’VE YET TO WITNESS.
I POSTED A COUPLE OF THINGS AT MEN OF THE WEST RECENTLY.
GO THERE.
GET ‘EM IN.
HUCKLEBERRY OUT.

SONG SELECTION

Halloween
Run For Your Life
The Creepshow
Stomp Records | 2008


Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on October 20, 2017

NOPE.
BEEN DRUNK SINCE YESTERDAY.
EXPECT TO BE DRUNK CLEAR ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
OUT.

SONG SELECTION

You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Live Performance
Darrell Scott



Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on October 13, 2017

I’M SO FUCKING OUT, YOU CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT.
The real tragedy is I just discovered I’m almost entirely out of alcohol, which I’m sure is either a metaphor that I’m too lazy to parse out, or an object lesson dispensed from on high that I’m to recalcitrant to heed.
So let’s drink to oblivion, either as a toast, or as a recommended frame of time.
Get ’em in, friends.

SONG SELECTION

She Knows
The Peel Sessions
Thin Lizzy
Strange Fruit Records | 1994


Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on October 6, 2017

What a shitty, horrible, piece of garbage lit on fire week this has been, both out there and in here.
Usually September is a motherfucker, but this year, the first week of October paid that bill in spades, like it was a fucking Great Leap Year Forward or something.
Still working.
Will knock off in a few, head out to the back deck with the appropriate beverage(s), pop the Dodger game on the radio, and drink my way out as I always do.
You know how I say that it was a false flag and things don’t add up and you can’t trust anything they say and it’s all a conjob and we’re all gonna die?
Still true, more now than ever.
Anyway.
Sorry to keep cutting these short, but the plates just won’t spin themselves.
Have a great one, and for God’s sake, get ’em in, if its all you do.

SONG SELECTION

Girl On LSD
You Don’t Know How It Feels (B-Side)
Tom Petty
Warner Bros. | 1994


Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on September 29, 2017

HASHTAGNOPE.
Callin’ it.

SONG SELECTION

Poor Little Fool
Roasted & Toasted
The Slapbacks
Part Records | 2006