A vastly different soundscape (DEF)…

music, words

More music I dig that is currently in my YouTube music shuffle that you may or may not know.

David Bowie-Lazarus

De Nalgas- Vulgar Dulce Hogar

Delinquent Habits- California

Derek and the dominoes- Matchbox

Dexy’s Midnight Runners- Seven days is too long

Diana Ross- I’m coming out

Diddy- I’ll be missing you

Digable Planets – Rebirth of slick (cool like dat)

Dionne Warwick – Walk on by

DJ Kool- Let me clear my throat

DJ Shadow- Building steam with a grain of salt

DJ Snake- Turn down for what

DJ Yoda- Cheesecake

Dobie Gray- Drift Away

DoFlame- Bat House

Dolly Parton- Islands in the stream

Dru Hill- Tell me

Dua Lipa- Levitating

Durand Jones and the Indications – Morning America

Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man

Dwarves- Big Balls (Ac/Dc Cover)

Earth, Wind and Fire-September

Eddie Cochran- Twenty Flight Rock

Ella Fitzgerald – Misty Blue

Elle King- X’s and o’s

Elton John- I’m still standing

Emotional Oranges- Down to Miami

En Vogue- Electric Cafe

EPMD- Strictly Business

Eric B. And Rakim- Know the ledge

Everclear- Santa Monica

Fila Fresh Crew- Drink it up

Fishbone- Chim Chims badass revenge

Fleetwood Mac- Hold me

Francis Lung- The let down

Free- all right now

Fugees- The Score

Fun. – we are young

A vastly different soundscape (ABC)…

music, words

One thing I used to love about buying music in the past was buying tunes of so many different genres that store clerks always thought I was buying gifts, very rarely did anyone ever remotely put two and two together that perhaps I just happened to like many different musical styles. I’ve done posts before of music I like to create to, but this is just a general list of who is currently on rotation in my YouTube music. To be continued three letters at a time. Can you get a glimpse at someone’s personalty through the music they listen to ?

  • 3rdEyeGirl
  • 50 cent
  • Aaron Hall
  • Ace Frehley
  • Aerosmith
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alice Coltrane
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Anne Murray
  • Another Pretty Face
  • Anthrax
  • Audioslave
  • Avicii
  • Baloo Beat Box
  • Band of Skulls
  • Bastille
  • Bazza Ranks
  • Beastie Boys
  • Beck
  • Bee Gees
  • Bell Biv Devoe
  • Ben Howard
  • Berywam
  • Betty Davis
  • Big Audio Dynamite
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy Joel
  • Bjork
  • Black Box
  • Black Flag
  • Black Thought
  • BMU
  • Bobbie Gentry
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Bow wow wow
  • Boy George
  • Brittany Howard
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Butthole surfer’s
  • Cage the elephant
  • Calvin Harris
  • Cam’ron
  • Cardi B
  • Carl Douglas
  • Carole King
  • Chakachas
  • Chali 2na
  • Cheo Feliciano
  • Chris Brown
  • Chris Cornell
  • Chumbawumba
  • Chvrches
  • Cibo Matto
  • Clarence Clemons
  • Cold diamond and mink
  • color me badd
  • Cory Lee
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Crowded house
  • Culture club
  • Curtis Harding
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Cymande
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cypress Hill

Are people really that dumb ?


the same co-worker who asked me a loaded question from “ask a fat guy” usually tries to initiate conversation at lunch but no one ever really chimes in. She’s 61 and a huge fan of Tik Tok, Aliens are real conspiracy theories and general news topics. Yesterday at lunch she was drinking an A-Treat Cream Soda/Cola/Pop and she says “Hum, there are 76 grams of sugar in this bottle” which elicited the following responses: me- Damn, that’s a lot of Sugar. Jerry- That would totally spike my blood sugar. Mark- That’s a lot, Val- Is that two servings ? Cathy- Nope, just 1..but hey at least it’s fat free right ? (finishes it off) Me- (To myself) so you’re just going to keep drinking it ?!?

it’s recommended to eat no more than 25 grams of sugar daily. Not an easy task for a lot of people. Her misconception of that Soda being fat free is pathetic. I would guess that she doesn’t realize that an excess of stored sugars turns into fat on your body. Cathy is far from thin (but not as fat as me) and obviously doesn’t care or cares but doesn’t know how to properly ask for help in understanding or she’s just really dumb.

the corn cob contest (a Rime Couee style poem)…

poetry, words

Yeah, back in 2009 I actually won a spicy corn cob eating contest at a local arts fair. It was the second and final time of my competitive eating days (prior in 2005 I tried a hot dog with bun and ate 2.5 in five minutes, the winner ate 35!)

I over ate and stuffed my face.
Said the man who came in first place.
Twelves cobs of corn inside.
Managed to keep it down.
The others had faces of frowns.
Later, in for a bumpy ride!

my least favorite word…

poetry, words

For me it would be
copacectic a word that
is far from poetic
Said too many times
to make it’s speaker look
smart, whereas to me
their overuse makes
them look like an ignorant
old fart

Dedicated to a coworker whose initials, believe it or not, are TLC, that for which she is not. She will forever be remembered as that one person who drove my wife to a suicide attempt. That day things were far from copacetic.

Ask the fat guy…


I eat lunch at 11:30 every day with between 5-6 other people. I am the heaviest person. I tend to eat ff cheese stick (occasionally), fresh fruit and veggies, roasted red pepper hummus, drink water and eat whatever leftovers from the night before (rarely a carb). My buddy Mark eats sandwiches on gluten free bread, salad, yogurt and Monster energy drinks. 2-3 Other co-workers eat leftovers as well but also snack on candy. One guy is diabetic but becomes an enabler whenever there is free junk food to eat (ie. Donuts, Nut Tossies, Apple Pie), I hate that he constantly goad’s people into eating crap…He eats a sandwich, chips and coffee every day, the other eats a sandwich with chips, cake, candy and soda. This particular person asked me a healthy eating question which is fine but they prefaced the question as such.

“Matt, you tend to eat the healthiest among us (which is partially true, but being the heaviest person in the room it sure as hell wasn’t from eating healthy) what’s the benefit of sea salt over regular salt ? I had no answer, because I try to eat low sodium but Mark chimed in and said sea salt is low sodium.

Why not just directly ask the question, prefacing it made me feel like she was being sarcastic, even if she wasn’t.

A triumphant return to seeing live theater…

Photography, words

It was an incredible one man show of an hour and forty five.