Tag Archives: Pet Shop Boys

Unemployment vs. sick day, the home edition

Unemployed people get unlimited, unpaid sick days, in case you’re considering unemployment as a career move. But I haven’t taken a sick day in forever. Sick days were a rarity for me even when employed. I’m generally a healthy guy. And laying about seems like such a waste when things need to get done. (Hear […]

New-to-me music for the rest of my unemployment

A few months ago I commented on a friend’s Facebook page that he should check out the new Longwave album. He gently reminded me that the album wasn’t new; it came out last year. He went on to suggest what the college-aged Norm would have said, were someone to dare refer to an album not […]

Still gay for the Pet Shop Boys after all these years

My music taste is all over the map. It has been ever since Dad brought home a U2 album way back in 1984, forcing me to realize that everything else I liked sucked. Much of my collection falls in one of the following categories… depressing, suicide-inducing, singer-songwriter stuff droney, feedback-laden guitar rock poppy poppiness with […]

Music yesterday (11/18, that is)

Unemployment – at least I control the stereo

The music I’ve been playing all day while you were at work and I was looking for a job

My music taste, if only someone would pay me for it