Call It Now

Filed in Everwhatever, Sports

As I mentioned in the last post, my high school team is about to start two-a-days, which means that football season is now in effect. Not in full effect yet; that doesn’t happen until the first pre-season game. But It’s time for the real sports season to begin. And if it’s football season, that means [...]

Let’s Go, Fellas

Filed in Everwhatever

In the few minutes that I have before two-a-days start, I may do some real research into single-sex schools. Being in the middle of the action, it seems clear to me that a lot of our kids need some addition by subtraction. In this case, the subtraction of the distraction of attraction. Now, do I [...]

Summer Soft

Filed in Music

It’s summer, which means that I’m back developing a whole new appreciation for Songs In The Key of Life. Again. Of course, it goes without saying that As is, without question, the crown jewel of that collection, but SitKoL is such a comprehensively superior album, almost every song on there is an all-time beast. The [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

Filed in Playlists

Kashmere – Kashmere Stage Band One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – Joe Tex Get The Funk Out Ma Face – Brothers Johnson No Rump To Bump – Parlet Public Service Announcement – Jay-Z Come On Down – Big Daddy Kane, f. Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes Funky Robot – Rufus Thomas Ooh Ooh..! – The Woo [...]

Come Clean

Filed in Everwhatever

The internet is abuzz with the “revelation” that Aquafina and Dasani are tap water. I thought that was common knowledge. The label says “purified.” Maybe it’s not written out in so many words, but if it was spring water, it would say spring water. *shrugs*

You See What You Look For

Filed in Everwhatever

Maybe it’s because there’s such a thing as a gay rights movement, which makes me more aware of these things, or maybe I would’ve put two and two together eventually anyway, but when I watch dudes on the old Soul Train videos these days, some of those cats be lookin’ miiiighty suspect. As in, how [...]

Reference Point + Vocabulary

Filed in Everwhatever

I’m reading over some old posts and I’m just now realizing how often I use the phrase, “…but, and this is a sofa…” without considering that most people probably have no frame of reference. To remedy that, I’m gonna run the post from which that reference comes, written in August, 2004. I got ambushed. There [...]

Unbeweaveable

Filed in Everwhatever

If you can’t braid it, best thing to do is fade it (c) Phife There are things I believe and things I know. Like, I believe that gravity keeps people on the Earth and the Earth in orbit around the sun. I believe that water is made up of molecules with two parts hydrogen and [...]

With All Requisite Seriousness

Filed in Everwhatever

Yesterday was my first-ever stint on the radio. I’d give myself about 12 points, 7 rebounds. That is to say, I didn’t embarrass myself at all, but I would like to have come a lot stronger. As one of my friends said, I didn’t even drop any classic “Tooleyisms.” Not one metaphor, nothin. You know, [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

Filed in Playlists

Spanish Grease – Willie Bobo Blacks and Blues – Bobbi Humphrey Kashmir – Led Zeppelin Walk Tall – Cannonball Adderley Four On Six – Wes Montgomery Brand New Funk – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Don’t It Drive You Crazy – Pointer Sisters Holy Thursday – David Axelrod Blues Etude – Oscar Peterson [...]

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