Hidden Gem: Catey Shaw “The Ransom”

This is a quintessential Hidden Gem. That voice…that rhythm…the playfulness in the song: oh yeah:

You might recognize Catey from Brooklyn Girls a popular send up of the LA’s Valley Girls. I don’t doubt there’ll be more “why isn’t she bigger?” comments in response to this video. (Never understood that myself…is it luck? Marketing? Timing? Making a deal with the devil? All of these? That’s one of the hopes with Hidden Gems…maybe we can help somebody get bigger)

Fun Facts: Catey is a painter and plays the ukulele…I hope all of that is on her business card. Saw her a few weeks back at The Rivoli (with Featurette!) so good live.

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Everything Is Coming Up Stupid

With a heavy sigh my friend bravely shared he and his wife have agreed to divorce.
 
 To which I replied: “Oh that’s fantastic…you’ve started seeing eye to eye again!”

His kill-glare made me mentally cross “Be More Optimistic” off my list of 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.

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Hidden Gem: Catey Shaw “The Ransom”

This is a quintessential Hidden Gem. That voice…that rhythm…the playfulness in the song: oh yeah:

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Everything Is Coming Up Stupid

With a heavy sigh my friend bravely shared he and his wife have agreed to divorce.

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“Good” Friday…Happy Easter!

Got caught “stealing” chocolate Easter eggs from a child’s massive stash by the 6 year old child and her 3 year old brother.
 
 “MOM!!! Uncle Sammy is taking OUR Easter eggs!!!”

And so for the first time in my life I accurately said: “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids.”

And yet…this experience has flooded me with new empathy for every Scooby Doo villain…were they truly that evil?

Something to contemplate tonight as I munch on the chocolate Easter eggs I stole from small children.

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“Good” Friday…Happy Easter!

Got caught “stealing” chocolate Easter eggs from a child’s massive stash by the 6 year old child and her 3 year old brother.

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Hidden Gem: Fadaul Et Les Privilèges “Sid Redad”

The Youtube description of this song sums it up perfectly: “Middle East & North Africa’s own James Brown!!!” (They added the 3 !s not me).

I also dig this description from Jannis Stürtz the German behind Habibi Funk he describes Sid Redad as “Arabic funk played with a punk attitude.” Yes Guy!
Enjoy.

Music for When You Want To Get Down and Funky!

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Hidden Gem: Fadaul Et Les Privilèges “Sid Redad”

The Youtube description of this song sums it up perfectly: “Middle East & North Africa’s own James Brown!!!” (They added the 3 !s not me).

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Sixty-Nine 101

There are 2 phases of life we all go through…
 
 First as a youth when your Mom on March Break takes you and your sister to see Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989 and they yell “69 dudes!” and you laugh because that surfer talk is so bodacious; like do gnarly people really talk like that in real life?!

Then when you’re older and you realize the only appropriate way to answer “what number are we thinking off?” can only be 69 and you giggle like an immature Japanese school girl.

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Sixty-Nine 101

There are 2 phases of life we all go through…

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