I've seen a few people question why people would honor Prince. He was, after all, controversial, edgy and so on. I've asked myself why I was saddened last week too. I can't speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. It boils down to this - Prince is a part of my story. I've [...]
My work laptop died today. That would be the work laptop that has pretty much everything I need to do my job. In order to keep from going "postal", I have found solitude in 80's music all day (just ask the folks that follow me on twitter). That reminded me of this wonderful clip. Enjoy [...]
Have you been to the sporting goods store "Finish Line" recently? If so, you may have noted that their stock of "throwback" tennis shoes is beyond belief. It was while standing in this store that I found a pair of "Roos". My mind instantly went back to the pocket on the side and spokesman for [...]
"The Boy" and I went to see "Paul Blart Mall Cop" over the weekend. I won't give a review one way or the other. I will tell you that in true Happy Madison Productions fashion, the soundtrack was filled with great 80's tunes. As a matter of fact, I cannot get the song below out [...]
Economy is a mess. People are snowed in everywhere. Temps are in the negative numbers.... Just watch this 80's music video and Don't worry, be happy....
First off let me say that my commentary below takes nothing away from the heart of what this song was all about. Imagine what this world would be like if we all had the vision and heart of Bob Geldof. That being said.... See how many mullets you count was you watch this video. It's [...]
Try not singing this today...
Let's call this segment "Cooking with Hanks"
Sunday night, I had the priveledge of attending the Colts and Patriots game at Lucas Oil Stadium with several co-workers. The place was electric due to the Nationally Televised game and the rivalry between the two teams. As we were leaving the stadium, one of my co-workers turned on the radio which promptly played the [...]
One of the many benefits of Facebook is the "heads up" of a pending birthday for any "friends". Well I've been looking forward to this one all week. Today (Wednesday) is my good buddy "The MudPuppy's" birthday. I don't know how or where we met up in the blogosphere, but I think we were linked [...]
For years, people who have met me A.H. (after hair) have asked, begged and even bribed to see pictures of me with hair. Well, thanks to the fine folks at yearbookyourself.com, now you can. I gotta be honest and say that a few of these were "spot on" actual yearbook pictures. Below are a few [...]
The other day we were driving with the kiddies in the car. The soundtrack of the moment was 80's music (I'll give you one guess who picked that..and it wasn't Heather). This song came on. While I was having flashbacks to the days of my "sweet mullet", I did note the chorus. Inspiration in the [...]
This post is in reference to my "Quick Post" below regarding Howard Jones. The East side of Chicago and one toll booth worker heard a live, unplugged and seated karaoke version (by me) of this song yesterday. It was the encore performance to a very long drive and day.
Checking the schedule shows... NBA - Offseason NFL - Offseason MLB - All-Star Break NCAA - Kids are off for the summer NASCAR - Nope Bowling - Nada WNBA (yikes) - All games completed Olympics - Don't start until 8/8/08 Looks like it's a recreational sports evening. Be careful out there...