Saturday, August 28, 2010


OK, you're probably wondering what the hell is SAXOMAN talking about now right? Well the other day my brother reminded me of the fact that I used to make the statement "I gotta go soak my dentures". Now I had completely forgotten about making this statement until my brother had reminded me of this. It appears that after a trip to the dentist I was rather diligent about brushing my teeth after this visit. I guess the fear of shots and drilling and all that other dental stuff just scared me to death. So because of this instead of saying "I gotta go brush my teeth", I used to say "I gotta go soak my dentures". Now I'm sure maybe one day down the road I may be saying this for real but not for now! HAHA! I guess I was just one wacky kid.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Now I must admit that I (SAXOMAN) had a moustache for many, many years. I don't have a moustache any longer and wonder why I had even kept it as long as I did. As I look at old photos of myself with a moustache I can honestly say that I look better without it. For some reason guys with moustaches tend to keep them far too long. Ask any man with facial hair how long they've had it and the answer you'll most likely get is "I've had it since High School". I've also noticed that facial hair tends to turn grayer on your face faster than on your head so it seems odd to see someone with a white moustache and a dark (natural) head of hair. So what made me shave my moustache? Well when I got my drivers license in the mail years ago I looked at the photo and said "Jeez, my moustache is really turning gray". So since that time this handsome face has been clean shaven ever since! Guys, take a look in the mirror and shave that ridiculous thing off your face. You'll look much better and if you don't? Well it's only hair. It does grow back you know! HAHA!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This weeks Jazz CD Pick of the Week is John Klemmer's cd titled Blowin' Gold. This was released way back in 1969 and I bought this lp way, way back when. As a matter of fact, I still have this classic lp sitting in my closet waiting for a cd release. Now I have yet to see this on cd however I do see that you can now download this album from iTunes for about $6. This is a great album with classic tracks such as Free Soul or My Love Has Butterfly Wings. A truly great recording! John Klemmer was one of my favorite sax players in the early 70's and he put out some really great music. John was a frequent user of the "Echoplex" and other electronic effects and frequently recorded as a solo sax player with no other accompaniment. This particular recording is not solo sax so don't worry. Anyway, not hip to John Klemmer? Well shame on you! Go check it out!

Monday, August 9, 2010


This weeks DVD Pick of the Week is a real no-brainer. The brand new 2010 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers dvd. I mean really how could there by any other choice right? As I watched this dvd I relived all the ups and downs of the season, the game winning shots by Kobe, the playoffs, and finally the Finals against the hated Celtics. As I watched the magical moment of the Lakers winning the championship, the tears of joy were flowing freely once again. Now I feel that the dvd could have been longer and better and that the extras are more generic NBA extras then Laker extras but oh well........Anyway, if you're a true Laker fan and not a "Faker fan" then pick this up! HAHA!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


OK, so the wife is on a diet.......again. Now I don't know about you but I've noticed that people on diets are a little more, ummm... irritable than normal. Now you may be wondering what the hell this diet has to do with me right? Well I can tell you that in a very few days this diet has so far been one major inconvenience on my life. This weekend I was dragged to a variety of stores to buy fruits, vegetables and a whole assortment of other healthy foods. I was even dragged to a restaurant for lunch because they also served good salads! What? Yep, I kid you not. Yuk! Now I don't know how long this diet thing is going to last but if it continues much longer I'm gonna have to sneak away for some chili cheese fries, a pastrami sandwich, a Double-Double and some Rocky Road ice cream! I mean, I'm not on a diet too! Jeez......

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This weeks DVD Pick of the Week goes to the 1974 Blaxploitation flick titled Willie Dynamite. Now I picked up this gem this past Sunday browsing the used dvd's at PCC for only $5. WOW! Another classic tale of a pimp and his seven ladies. Now for some odd reason I had always thought Isaac Hayes was the star of this movie based on the picture on the cover but I was wrong. In this film Willie is stylin' in his purple pimped out El Dorado and the most outrageous fashions I've probably seen in any one blaxploitation film and I've probably seen more of these films than I'd care to admit. Check out the fur coats, the fur hats, the pink jumpsuit with the clamshell collar, the gold suit! Too much! HAHA! Anyway, not hip to Willie? Check out the trailer for this fine piece of cinema.

Monday, August 2, 2010


This weeks Salsa CD Pick of the Week is the 2004 release by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra titled Across 110th Steet. Now I remember reading some rave reviews of this cd when it first came out but everytime I would see it the price was always quite high. Well yesterday SAXOMAN found a sealed copy of this cd for only $5. Oh yeah, what a deal! Now this is the third release by this great group and now that I have this one I have to get the other two as well. Why? Well this is one hot, sizzling salsa cd. This will make those without rhythm want to try and dance. HAHA! If you're not hip to Spanish Harlem Orchestra then just give them a listen. I wouldn't steer you wrong and I know what I'm talking about.