Reflections on Eight-IT’S A STALKER SONG!

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 in Blog Blurbs,Music by Quinn

Finally, a new recording.

This song was written a long time ago in my bedroom one evening. It was at a time when I was really still learning how to song write and I had this crazy inclination to try and write a really simple and catchy tune. Simply to prove to myself that I could. A few hours later and Eight was written. Entirely, I might add on an cheap Sheaffer acoustic guitar from Colton Piano and Organ (remember them?).

The idea was to be as minimal as possible and as a result the song is really only made up around two chords with a couple incidentals. I was pretty proud of myself, a classic old time two chord rock tune.

Now for the lyrics. I was, and probably still, a horrible lyric writer. However, in the spirit of this song I decided to make it a “phone number song”. Hey, not terribly clever or original but why not, right? The number itself was completely fictional. It wasn’t a number of anybody I knew or anyone in particular. I simply put it together because it rhymed. Again, not terribly clever.

Now the rest of the lyrics came from a memory of a situation very early on in high school, back in the naive days of learning to date. Remember how uncomfortable those days were? So anyway, there was this girl who was a friend of a friend, who I started going on dates with. You know,  movies, bowling alley, or ice skating. Those were about are only choices up on the mountain but I digress. So then the phone calls and late nights talking about whatever and of course all the excitement of  “hey this is my first actual girlfriend”.

Needless to say, it didn’t last long and we both grew rather apathetic to whole thing. In one last effort I invited her the movies one night and she proceeded to articulate several reasons why she could not go. No big deal, I tried. So, I had decided to go anyway with some friends and who do I run into in front of the theater with a couple of her friends flirting it up with some of the other mountain rabble? Yep, you guessed it. Confrontation was unavoidable at this point but we actually had a good laugh about it and remained friends.

I know that ended up being a long story but that was the scenario that the lyrics for Eight were loosely based on (very loosely!). Of course, this was years after the fact. At any rate, the song quickly became part of mine and Jeff’s acoustic play list and I simply paid no more attention to the context of the lyrics other than memorizing them to play live.

Here we are now around thirteen or so years later and recording this song with all that’s involved, having to listen to it over and over and over again. I suddenly realized something about this song I had never thought about before.

It’s a total stalker song!

It’s amazing how time can change your perspective a bit.

So here is the song officially available for your listening pleasure…

Eight-the cheezy pop song or the creepy stalker song…you decide.

(click on link below to download mp3 file)


Porta John

Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Blog Blurbs,Humor by Quinn


Do I really need to add anything else to this? I mean, really. It’s a Porta John, an Outhouse, a Loosey Loo with a sign that says Spanky’s on it.

Now come on, you knew that in the whole history of this blog there was going to be a post with some reference to masturbation on it at some point.

I thought it was very nice of the construction company to cater to thier employees in such a way.

California State Budget Crisis

Posted on February 5th, 2009 in Humor,Politics by Quinn

I have figured out how we can solve the California state budget problem and I have to admit it’s brilliant.

Our Governor was once a famous and successful movie star. He made millions of dollars from an expansive library of films.

So here is my solution, let’s have “The Govenator” make a few new movies and have all to profits go to the state budget. I told you brilliant, right?

In fact, the first film I propose for production would be Kindergarten Cop 2. Think about it, this movie would cost next to nothing to make because all you would have to do is bring your cameras into a state legislature meeting and start filming.

“It’s not a tumor!”

Also, since re-makes are popular right now in the movie business, we could remake the original Conan the Barbarian film. In fact the producers could have President Obama fill in the role of Thulsa Doom leader of the snake cult, previously portrayed by James Earl Jones.

It’s all about resources people.

Ya ya, these are the kind of things I think about…scary, isn’t it?

Punxsutawney Phil

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 in Blog Blurbs,Humor by Quinn

Six more weeks of winter. That’s according to Punxsutawney Phil on Monday after the little guy popped his head out of his home and saw his shadow.

Now, I’m not entirely sure whats going on with this but we as humans have been dragging this poor critter (a groundhog) out of his hole since 1886 when the tradition was started. The average lifespan of a groundhog is about 4-5 years with 80% of the population of groundhogs not surviving their first year of life.

You can do the math and see there is something not quite rite. Either Punxsutawney Phil is the oldest groundhog in the world or there is some conspiracy going on here.

I personally think this is a prime example of a Dread Pirate Roberts scenario.

I think that when this Punxutawney Phil is finished with his fame and fortune he will retire and pass the name on to another groundhog to carry on the tradition.

There you have it…another conspiracy revealed.

I’m back…Mwahahahaha