Music Time! “Home” Edition. 7/20/16

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While traveling is always fun, it’s always great to finally get home. It was a long trip going after the monsoon with mostly a bust. A really cool storm in the distant south of Show Low, AZ and some rain and rainbows in Albuquerque. But the scenery of the desert and mountains definitely compensated for the general lack of storms. Of course AZ lit up after we left. LOL

So I’m home and some home music is good today…

I get to see these guys on 7/29 in Houston!

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: The Long Ride Home
ALBUM: 100% Air-Friendly Groove Pak EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: SYSTEM SYN
SONG: Homecoming
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: No Place Like Home
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Home to Millions
ALBUM: Art of Creating Confusing Spirits
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: After the Fire
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: ATF
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Back Home (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Back Home EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: BOI-NGO
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Chorus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Compact Disc
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Declaration
SONG: Welcome Home
ALBUM: Divine Design
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Electrogenic
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: Double Exposure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: A Place Called Home
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: James D Stark
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Fortress Of Solitude
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: My Way Home
ALBUM: Hearts And Machinery
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Heart-Shaped Tumor (CD Single)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: The Long Way Home
ALBUM: Hide and Seek
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Coming Home
ALBUM: How I Feel
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: Stay At Home
ALBUM: Hurt
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

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20151127: Flooding in Boyd, TX

I have seriously neglected updating weather stuff on here. I’ve been so busy enjoying the music scene here in Austin that I haven’t devoted the time to it. I’ve been posting music stuff instead. So here’s the start of the catch-up since my last weather post of… 10/30/15? Good grief! Have I neglected it that long? Garsh!

Guess I need to get rolling.

So first up is flooding in Boyd, TX on 11/27/15. We were up visiting Suzie’s sister for Thanksgiving and I met up with Nick to head out to chase. The storms ended up not being severe, but they dumped a lot of water NW of the DFW area.

Stills (click on image to see full-size):

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BWAHAHA 3/21 – 3/27

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 3/21 – 3/27: Ah, Spring… when the bugs come out and start mating, when the birds wake you up in the morning because they’re honry and O’Dark Thirty, when the smell of freshly mowed dogshit wafts in the gentle breezes and everyone starts their sneezes. Ah… Spring.

My grass literally went from brown to needing to be mowed in a week. Not even a week after mowing my grass for the first time… freezing temps. Fuckin’ weather! At least I got to do a little bit of chasing as the cold front came through. Nothing major, just chasing cloud formations. Many people think storm chasers are about the tornadoes. Don’t get me wrong, the tornado is the icing on the cake on top of a cherry on a sundae, but we chase for the sky: the clouds, the rain, the cloud formations, the beauty, etc. I’ll chase on a partly cloud day just to watch the beauty of the tiny clouds rolling around in the sky. It’s the Troposphere that gets us excited: Tornadoes just send us over the top.

Speaking of storms, don’t forget to check out my new blog entry for this upcoming storm season: North Alabama: Are You Storm Ready?

OTHER STUFF:

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    Declaring war against Sweet Gum Balls. #Napalm

  • Being a responsible pyromaniac. Sitting here with a shovel until the burn is done. Beautiful day for it.

    Being a responsible pyromaniac. Sitting here with a shovel until the burn is done. Beautiful day for it.

  • Whoever in the Aviwxchasers.Com car keeps saying “it’s large,” they remind me of the movie Popeye.

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

  • I will not read comments on news items about Ted Cruz. I will not read comments on news items about Ted Cruz. I will not read comments… #Cruz2016
  • Senator Ted Cruz’n for a bruz’n #Cruz2016

@MIDNIGHT #HASHTAGWARS:

  • “Take On Windows ME” by A-ha ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Ocean Blue Waffle” by ABC ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Mexican Pandora” by Wall of Voodoo ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Ride Like The Windows Explorer” by Christopher Cross ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Bette Davis iTunes” by Kim Carnes ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “WWW, WWW, WWW, WWW” by Crash Test Dummies ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “(Nothing But) 1800Flowers.Com” by Talking Heads ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Just A Googleo (I Ain’t Got Nobody)” by David Lee Roth ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Huffington Post Post Modern Man” by DEVO ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Doll-Dagga BuzzFeed-BuzzFeed Ziggety-Zag” by Marilyn Manson ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Amazoned and Confused” by Neil Diamon ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight
  • “Instagram Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)” by The Dead Milkmen ‪#‎InternetASong‬ @midnight

BWAHAHA 12/20 – 12/26:

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 12/20 – 12/26: My GF stumbled upon one of the best written articles I’ve ever seen written about white privilege for white people – by a white person. Remember, privilege isn’t an insult or a bad word. What’s important is that you recognize that you have it and more importantly, that others do not have it (be that white, male, class, etc). Read the article HERE.

So this week was Christmas. I’m one of those atheists who celebrates Christmas. Why? Because no one goes to the mall to sit on Jesus’ lap, that’s why. So what’d you get for Christmas? My friends and my GF got me a lot of stuff I’ll need for the Zombiepocalypse (or camping) and plenty of vaping stuff. I got a tactical vest, tactical leg pouch, 9-in-1 shovel (it comes with a fucking bayonet!), 35-LED light stick, three 10-LED head lamps, camp stove, Aspire Atlantis tank (and five replacement coils), a gift certificate to Professor Vapes (located in Madison, AL), a full body massage at the Chinese Massage place in Huntsville, and a new cutlery set for my kitchen. I did pretty damn good this Christmas!

My friends and I watched The Interview this week (no spoilers, I promise). There were some pretty good laughs throughout the movie. If you are one of my fellow liberals who was worried about a movie showing an assassination of a sitting leader, you should actually watch the movie. It’s not what you expect. I won’t spoil it, just watch it and stop jumping to the wrong conclusions. The Interview has tons of in-your-face and hidden social commentary about diplomacy, foreign policy, media, etc. The Interview is social commentary wrapped in comedy and slapstick. Don’t let the terrorists win! Watch The Interview!

I did get to do a little bit of storm chasing this week, but Alabama proved to be frustrating as always when it comes to chasing storms. At least I got to test out the new AcuRite. It’s designed to mount in your backyard, but I mounted it on the roof of my car. Worked like a champ! Thanks AcuRite!

OTHER STUFF:

  • Out and about and I left my wallet at home. Guess I’m not eating or accomplishing anything. #EarlyAlzheimers
  • Thanks to Old Time Pottery, I have more glitter on me than Tinker Bell.
  • Some Christmas music I actually like!
  • Chasing in Alabama is frustrating. If the cell doesn’t dissipate, trees block the view or farmer John holds up traffic.
  • Something to do on the next camping trip… and by trip… I mean acid trip.
  • Normally we go eat Chinese buffet on Christmas Day with friends. But we found out that Indian Palace is open today! Yep, that trumps Chinese!
  • Who ordered the rain donut?

    Who ordered the rain donut?

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

  • Tripster: a hipster in training.
  • Mutant: someone who participates in a mutiny.
  • Kumquats are amazing. It’s like a pear and a tangerine had sex.
  • At Joe Cocker’s funeral, you can leave your hat on. #RIPJoeCocker
  • Thanks to smart phones, awkward silences aren’t that awkward anymore.

CAPTION CENTRAL:

  • I can't tell... is she keeping his hand warm or is he keeping her butt warm? Or is it more a symbiotic relationship?

    I can’t tell… is she keeping his hand warm or is he keeping her butt warm? Or is it more a symbiotic relationship?

  • Do you even hack, bro?!?!

    Do you even hack, bro?!?!

  • Stand back! I'm about to try a physics experiment!

    Stand back! I’m about to try a physics experiment!

BWAHAHA: 8/30 – 9/5

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 8/30 – 9/5: This was one of those weeks where work was driving me crazy. Hey, let’s take a facility contract that’s been on hold for almost two years and roll it out in two weeks! Wait, you mean I essentially have two weeks to get over a month’s amount of work done? Oh, and then you’re gonna go apeshit when you find out two days before the install that stuff’s not done? Well gosh, maybe you shoulda fuckin’ thunk that shit through beforehand!

But at least I got to chase a few storms this week and ended the weekend with friends at a wedding. While that’s great for my friends who got married, my girlfriend and I both looked at each other with the “nope, never” eyes. And that’s why I love her!

OTHER STUFF:

Thanks to the three peeps who stopped to ask, “You okay?” while I was parked on the side of the road shooting storms. Yep, unless we’re talking about my head.

Ha ha! My magic weather bubble is working! BWAHAHA!

Ha ha! My magic weather bubble is working! BWAHAHA!

What is up with the crazy models on the new invest?

Why is Beefy Fritos Burritos so hard to say sober? Taco Bell should call them Fritorritos!

I present Exhibit A against my girlfriend’s insistence that I don’t pay attention when driving:

While my Magic Weather Bubble keeps me dry, it also keeps me from chasing storms. #ProsAndCons #Wizarding101

While my Magic Weather Bubble keeps me dry, it also keeps me from chasing storms. #ProsAndCons #Wizarding101

It's not real cooking without a fire! Turned off burner and let it burn out.

It’s not real cooking without a fire! Turned off burner and let it burn out.

Kids playing in Bicentennial Park, Nashville. #FavNashPic Wrong Nash? Nope, screw that Nash guy.

Kids playing in Bicentennial Park, Nashville. #FavNashPic
Wrong Nash? Nope, screw that Nash guy.

Seriously....

Seriously….

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

I can’t tell if my glasses are smudged or if I’m at a vape meet.

#facebookdown – so go ahead and reintroduce yourself to that Google+ account you never used.

I’m pretty sure #facebookdown was a Twitter conspiracy to drive traffic to Twitter.

“I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.” – Joan Rivers. Tupperware is waiting. #RIPJoanRivers

CAPTION CENTRAL:

Because this is the way the school year always started when I went to school! Yeah. Right.

Because this is the way the school year always started when I went to school! Yeah. Right.

No wonder Sasquatch is always so angry in those commercials: he's a drunkard!

No wonder Sasquatch is always so angry in those commercials: he’s a drunkard!

When asked why he hit the mannequin, John replied, "I thought it was Justin Bieber."

When asked why he hit the mannequin, John replied, “I thought it was Justin Bieber.”

When otters get Ebola.

When otters get Ebola.

We really need more ATMs installed in the Death Star.

We really need more ATMs installed in the Death Star.

"OMG, I'm going to find the person who leaked my photos and beat the shit out of them with this pink baseball bat!"

“OMG, I’m going to find the person who leaked my photos and beat the shit out of them with this pink baseball bat!”

Atlanta PD will be transporting this prisoner to Block AA-23, Cell 2187.

Atlanta PD will be transporting this prisoner to Block AA-23, Cell 2187.

Ronald refused to honor the restraining order obtained by Burger King.

Ronald refused to honor the restraining order obtained by Burger King.

The set of Batman Vs Superman got a little carried away.

The set of Batman Vs Superman got a little carried away.

When taking weather photos, make sure no animals are mating in the photo. Or go out of the way to make sure they are.

When taking weather photos, make sure no animals are mating in the photo. Or go out of the way to make sure they are.

OMG! Someone built a Need for Speed road!

OMG! Someone built a Need for Speed road!

Okay McDonald's, stop giving Japan special treatment and bring this awesome to the states: especially near me.

Okay McDonald’s, stop giving Japan special treatment and bring this awesome to the states: especially near me.