The Media Is The Message
By: Wheel • music videos • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 9 months ago
“"Gaze upon my works ye mighty, and despair." Ozymandias (Shelley)”
Media is a funny word, funny concept too. The type of media does influence the message. Not going to get into newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, etc. This isn't about that kind of media. I thought we might try something different. We've done videos with smoking, animation, men's names, cover...
By: Wheel • music videos • 70 Comments • 9 Likes • last year
“"There is nothing new under the sun except novels and cigarettes." attributed to Balzac”
A couple weeks ago I watched an old movie, The War Between Men and Women. The male lead, played by Jack Lemmon, was loosely based on the artist, James Thurber. It was a good movie, bit dated, but one thing really struck me about it. All the smoking!! People were smoking everywhere, trains,...
Warm Beer And Cigarettes
By: Wheel • Entertainment • 28 Comments • 11 Likes • last year
“ Perhaps it's true you can't go back in time, but you can return to the scene of a love, of a crime, of happiness, and of a fateful decision; the...”
A long time ago, in another century and in a very different time, and the '60's were a very different time, I was a teenager. Seems incredible sometimes to think about that as I close in on my 7th decade. But it's true never the less. I did a lot of the usual teenage things. I was on the...
You Can't Say That Anymore
By: Wheel • News & Politics • 81 Comments • 11 Likes • 2 years ago
“"“The vilest deeds like poison-weeds- Bloom well in prison-air: It is only what is good in Man - That wastes and withers there: Pale Anguish keeps...”
I'm going to talk about something that I literally never talk about to strangers. I'm going to talk about my son. His name is J.T. He will be 40 years old in July. He's in prison in Va. right now. He got arrested and sent to Youth Detention for the first time when he was 12 years old. 6...
Song Covers, For Better Or Worse
By: Wheel • Entertainment • 98 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
““The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of...”
Buzz and I have decided to co-host an article about cover songs, meaning songs being played by people other than the original artists. We thought it could be a really fun thing to do because there is a LOT of ground to cover out there. Some covers have become more popular than the original...
By: Wheel • Entertainment • 106 Comments • 6 Likes • 2 years ago
I'll kick us off with a couple of oldies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nNXi66N2oc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZm8Avo6iQ Alright, let's not pretend that none of us have never cheated or been cheated on. I'm not gonna tell, just let the music do the talking.
Songs with Men's names in the title.
By: Wheel • News & Politics • 106 Comments • 7 Likes • 2 years ago
Everyone knows there are hundreds of songs with women's names in the title. How about some with men's names? I'll start with a couple: Tom Dooley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3zdE8bliGI Eli's Coming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8SRD0FK2EE
Crack Whore. Crack Whore? Crack Whore!
By: Wheel • • 7 Comments • 7 years ago
Crack Whore. Crack Whore. Crack Whore. My granddaughter is almost 3. She's learning to talk at a really amazing rate. She is learning new words, repeating phrases, even entire sentences that she hears us say, and saying things that we never taught her. I've been fussing at her grandmother and...
By: Wheel • • 3 Comments • 7 years ago
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. I call it 'Someti-heimers', like Alzheimer's with a mulligan. It really pisses me off when it happens too. For me it's usually names, I've never been good with names. I can remember things about the...