Posts tagged “lyrics”

Tombstone Blues

Again I’ll say it: Best line ever in any rock n’ roll song: And dropping a barbell He points to the sky, saying “The sun’s not yellow. it’s chicken.”


Somehow I managed to forget to write about this wonderful book. I read Miles Harvey‘s The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime over a year ago and it is brilliant. I’ve been thinking about it lately because of the awesome song “Maps” by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. You see, I have

I Once Had a Girl

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh. Funny. Very funny. Keep laughing, sweetheart. You just go to sleep giggling your pretty little head off while I am stuck in the freaking bathtub. How is that fair?

The 15 Most Outrageous Claims in Pop Music History

From mefi: The 15 Most Outrageous Claims in Pop Music History. Hilarity abounds.

Lyrical Imperatives That I Never Manage to Follow

Pour any amount of sugar on anyone. Think that a black fly in my chardonnay is ironic. Know that I am a shooting star. Call anyone — for whom I may or may not act as a bodyguard — by the name “Al”. Attempt any amount of tenderness. Know when to hold and / or

Contextless Content: Episode #22

Contextless Content: A portion of a conversation, usually from an instant messenger platform. Subtitled: “Everything I Own Is in a Box to the Left?” He says: I don’t understand why she keeps mentioning “everything you own in a box to the left”. It doesn’t make any sense to me. He says: What does the box’s

Goodbye in Gasoline

I‘ve decided that Goodbye in Gasoline has overtaken How’s My Driving, Doug Hastings? as my favorite Less Than Jake song. It’s a tough call to make. I’ve had How’s My Driving posted here for download since early 2000. That is a seriously long time to have been awake late every night, nervously waiting for the

less than you hoped for

I regret to say that we have seen better days.

Celebrity Skin – Hole

Celebrity Skin – Hole

Honeysuckle, she’s full of poison

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.