Thursday, July 24, 2014

Song of the Day: Black Lab - The Real You

Same comments as yesterday.  Continuing with this vibe.

 "Black Lab: The Real You (HQ+Lyrics)"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Song of the Day: Black Lab - Say Goodbye

Why do so many Black Lab songs have so much meaning to me?  They touch my heart.  Sometimes they apply to my present, other times to past points in my life.  And undoubtedly will continue to speak to me and for me long into the future.

"Say Goodbye - Black Lab (Lyrics)"

"If I can't say it, if I can't say goodbye, I know you never will."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Say ya to da UP, eh!

Finally some recognition.  Did you see Merriam-Webster's word of the day today?  It's "Yooper"!  :)

Pasting from the Merriam-Webster web page:

  • Yooper
  • audio pronunciation
  • \YOO-per\

: a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — used as a nickname

The land of the Yoopers—the Upper Peninsula, or U.P.—is connected to Michigan's Lower Peninsula by means of the Mackinac Bridge. 

"Every Yooper I've ever met was an uncommonly unique character—a real salt-of-the-earth townie, skilled at mechanics, deer hunting, and/or ice fishing." — Kelly O, The Stranger, January 29, 2014 – February 4, 2014

The word "Yooper" comes from the common nickname of Michigan's Upper Peninsula—the "U.P."—and the etymology requires the same follow-up question that a challenging joke does: "Get it?" If you're not there yet, try saying them both out loud: Yooper, U.P. Yoopers have been saying both out loud now for about 40 years, but it's only in recent years that those beyond the U.P. and its geographical neighbors have begun to encounter "Yooper" in use. Yoopers refer to people who live in the Lower Peninsula as "trolls" (they live "under" the Mackinac Bridge, after all), but that nickname is still at this point too regional for entry in our dictionaries.

Song of the Day: DIIV - Doused

Takes me back the late 80's or so.  Great mood in this song.

"DIIV - Doused (Lyrics Video)"