Author Archives: Solonor

What do you mean you’ve never seen Firefly???

After Red Dwarf and pizza and a game of Arkham Horror, we spent the evening introducing my niece and her husband to the joys of Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, The IT Crowd and Firefly (with a pitstop for them to … Continue reading

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Hello, Old Friend

So, I finally went and done it. I deactivated my Facebook account. After it killed the blogging community and piled up a multitude of sins, I still felt a little queasy pushing the button. Fortunately, they insisted on getting an … Continue reading

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One Last Polka 2017

Whether or not your 2017 was the greatest year ever or the coming together of all your worst nightmares, there is one thing we can say for it…it’s over! But before we kick it to the curb for our shiny, … Continue reading

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Time Flies When You’re Having Funny 25’s

I just realized that this is the 15th time I have cataloged points for the Top 100 (or so) Demented Hits from Doctor Demento’s annual Funny 25. Fifteen years is just a small slice of the 40+ countdowns the good … Continue reading

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Bad Hombres, Nasty Women and other SOB’s

It’s time once again for the annual update to the list of Dr. Demento’s TOP 100 (or so) DEMENTED HITS (from Funny 25’s). This year featured plenty of Donald Trump parodies from Bad Hombres, Nasty Women to The Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Update on recording progress

The short answer: “not much” The long answer is that I worked on Catch the Wind for a long time, but I couldn’t get anything out of it that didn’t bore me to tears. Then I went out of town. I … Continue reading

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I feel the eyes of Aesop on me*

I feel exhilarated, nervous, excited, wary, accomplished and hungry (it is past suppertime after all). I spent the afternoon laying down rhythm guitar tracks for seven songs. No, not thinking about doing some songs. Not just talking about it. Actually … Continue reading

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A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile.

I was listening to Car Talk this morning (we miss you, Tom!), and one of the callers said that he had 103 cars in his lifetime. That got my brain gears whirring, and I thought I would reminisce about the series … Continue reading

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It helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow

On my evening walks with Venita, we generally chat about the ebb and flow of the day, the latest pop culture thingy, plans for the future…or, actually, I blather on about stupid shit that comes into my head, and she … Continue reading

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Funny 25 – A New Hope

A long time ago, on a blog far, far away…I began tracking Doctor Demento’s Funny 25. And, lo, I am still trying to do so…but, wait, there is no try. Do or do not! Therefore, here is me do doing. … Continue reading

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