Friday, June 5, 2009

Ready for the Weekend

Out of my head and into the room hello
A king of men, it makes no sense
Oh and I bow to the Priest, while I worship the Witch
But it's why I am,
Always the only one to make you smile
Why I am, I'm still a snake in the wood pile
It's why I am, still here dancing with the GrooGrux King

Well, my interest in the NBA season was murdered midway through the 3rd quarter of Game 1 of the Finals last night.

At least I didn't pay money to go see 10 live Nuggets games or watch every game of the playoffs for only the third time in my entire life (1998 and 2004 being the other two years) or get more generally invested in pro basketball this season than I have ever been before.

Because, you know, then it would be a waste.


I did discover one mental safety net last night: if I don't watch the Lakers win the championship, then I don't have to regard them as champions, right?

It will be like those really bad San Antonio-Detroit or San Antonio-New Jersey championships from a few years back. I have no memory of them, so they didn't actually happen.

Yep, I'm going with that.

Out of my head and into the room
So when my ghost takes me from you
You can remember the fool that I am
Don't cry baby, Don't cry
It's the lose and the win of the world
Wrong and right,Us and them of the world
It's the you and the me of the world
But, Only one way out of the world.

Since I won't be watching basketball anymore, at least there are some decent movies coming out in the next few weeks.

Can't wait to check out "The Hangover" (opening today) starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifiankis.

Also opening this weekend is "My Life in Ruins" for the ladies and Will Ferrell's "Land of the Lost". I already hate this movie because I know I'm going to see it (because it's Ferrell) but I know I am not going to like it.

He is dangerously close to straying into that Adam Sandler zone for me where I still go to see his films only to be greatly disappointed. Seriously, Ferrell is a "Zohan" away from me writing him off completely (of course I am really interested in Sandler's new "Funny People", coming out later this summer).

It's why I am, unlikely to agree
It's why I am, climbin' out of my monkey tree
Why I am, still here dancing with the GrooGrux King
We'll be drinking Big Whiskey while we dance and sing
And when my story ends it's gonna end with him
Heaven or hell I'm going there with the GrooGrux King

I'm going camping for the first time in like 15 years this weekend (I'm sure you'll be hearing more about that in the near future).

I've got a two hour drive tonight after work, so I picked up the new Dave Matthews Band album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" (lyrics to "Why I Am" included in this post) to keep me company.

Haven't heard much of the new effort yet, and haven't owned a Dave CD since the late 90s, but it's been getting good reviews so far and I really liked the two songs the band performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" the other night (see below). Like I was beginning to wonder if I had traveled back to 1996 for a minute.

*Quick sidenote - how is Fallon still on the air? This was my tweet on last night: "Watching Jimmy Fallon is like trying to sit through a little kid's school play. It's so brutally bad but the kid is having so much fun."

Now I'm getting riled up about Fallon, so I'm going to wrap this up; but here is one of DMB's performances on Fallon and as a bonus, I've also posted the John Mayer Trio's appearance on Conan last night - good stuff.

*Another sidenote - Just for the record John Mayer the solo artist compared to the John Mayer Trio is the equivalent of Michael Jordan trying to play baseball compared to him playing basketball. Just wanted to get that out there.

Have a great weekend!

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