Friday, August 18, 2006


Is it possible? Could it be?

Yes! It’s Friday!

I started the day with my usual trip to shul for Morning Minyan, followed by a quick breakfast with the Minyan Boyz at La Madeleine. We don’t spend all of our time at the Local Bagel and Smoked Fish Emporium these days, preferring to mix it up: the Emporium some days, La Madeleine on others, and once a week at J. Christopher’s, what The Mistress of Sarcasm calls “the waspiest WASP nest in the world.”

After that, it was over to Sandy Springs where I did an hour-long guest shot on my friend Drugstore Richard’s Friday morning radio show. The radio station is a low-power AM station (1620 on your dial) whose saving grace is that it’s streamed on the Internet at This means that we have ten listeners instead of three.

One hour of stupid-ass Comic Improv (in my Dr. Israel Patel persona) later, and it was time to take advantage of my location in Sandy Springs and head down to Northside Hospital. There, I visited a friend who had just had major surgery...and I also got to meet the latest addition to the Jawja Blodger community, little Christopher Lee - the beauteous Kelley’s brand-new offspring. Kelley herself looks wonderful, all things considered...and mighty relieved, I can tell you. Being pregnant during a Georgia summer is - so they tell me - absolutely no fun.

Now I’m home and ready to see what my Little White Choon-Box has coughed up. Let’s go take a look, shall we?
  1. Nite Club - The Specials
  2. The Clouds Are Full of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye) - Captain Beefheart

    The clouds are full of wine
    Not whiskey or rye
    ’N’ the sky is full of bluebrains,
    Bluejays, mermaids
    Bluebrains, bluejays, bluebirds, mermaids
    Bluejays, bluebirds, rainbows
    ’N’ the night is full of rhinestones,
    Pinecones, telephones
    ’N’ the sky is full of rhinestones, pinecones, telephones
    Wolfhowls, milkcows
    Shadows to some hows
    ’N’ the clouds are full of wine
    Not whiskey or rye
    ’N’ the sky is full of bluebrains,
    Baboons, rhinos, fools ’n’ buffoons
    ’N’ my eyes are full of bloodbones,
    Snowcones, serenaders ’n’ sen-n-n-oritas
    ’n’ so on...
    Melodies that go on, go on,
    Go on, go on, go on, go on,
    Go off, go off, go off, go off

  3. Jabberwocky - Tom Waits
  4. River - Joni Mitchell
  5. Bleecker Street - Klaus Badelt, The Time Machine soundtrack
  6. The Sinister Minister - Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
  7. Creep (Acoustic Version) - Radiohead
  8. Kate (Ska Version) - Ben Folds Five
  9. Late - Ben Folds
  10. Philosophy (live) - Ben Folds Five
Geez, three - count ’em - three Ben Folds tunes in a row! What are the chances?

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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