Friday, July 29, 2011


I hadn't posted a Photo of the Week in a while so here you go. This was a shot I took a few years back while visiting the Amazon in Peru. I thought this made a nice photo as the rising sun barely reflected on the river. What? This shot of the Amazon River was taken at sunrise and not sunset. What? Yep, you got to get up early to catch piranhas. What? HAHA!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I recently did a Google search on SAXOMAN and was astounded by the number of SAXOMAN's out there. I mean, who are these imposters? These are not the real SAXOMAN? There is only one real SAXOMAN and that is me! All others are fake SAXOMAN's without a doubt. I mean there's even a Potato SAXOMAN too! WHAT? Anyway, all these others are just pale imitations, imposters and fakes! Don't be fooled my many (2? 3?) readers! HAHA!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


OK, first let me explain that I didn't actually pee in a horse trough. I mean why would I? I wouldn't want a horse drinking my urine right? Actually what I am referring to is something that happened to me many years back. I used to go to the Great Western Forum in Inglewood a lot to see my beloved Purple and Gold (Lakers). Now in the Men's Restroom they had this contraption along the floor that to me looked just like a giant, long horse trough. Anyway this was the men's urinal and it ran the floor of the complete restroom and you basically stood shoulder to shoulder with the next guy and peed in this "trough" that was on the floor. much for privacy! Now because this reminded me so much of a horse trough I usually skipped this and went into one of the stalls instead. HAHA!


Now I have to admit that I had completely forgotten about this song and this group! Anyway, the song of the day is Shoe, Shoe, Shine and is performed by The Dynamic Superiors. An old friend actually told me a story recently where he ran into me and another friend many years ago. He started to sing the lyrics to this song and asked my friend if he knew who sang it. My friend didn't have a clue but I'm told I didn't miss a beat and replied "Why the Dynamic Superiors of course". HAHA! Now I can say that I honestly don't remember it but I believe it to be a true story. Anyway, here is the Dynamic Superiors on Soul Tran performing their hit Shoe, Shoe, Shine. Check out the slick dance moves especially around the 1:58 mark when he sings the lyrics "when you're sitting in your rocking chair". HAHA! Too Hip!

Monday, July 25, 2011


This weeks Latin CD Pick of the Week is a brand new release from Luis Enrique and is titled Soy Y Sere. Now I have to admit that I knew nothing about this new cd until I and saw it on my latest trip to Amoeba this past weekend. Being a fan of the music of Luis Enrique I quickly scooped it into my basket along with many other items. Another winner from The Prince of Salsa. Not hip to the new cd by Luis Enrique? Here's an official video of one of the many great songs on this cd. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This weeks coveted DVD Pick of the Week is a just released dvd and Japanese film titled 13 Assassins. I recently picked this up at Best Buy so you all can buy or rent this fine piece of cinema too! Although this movie (and this trailer) start out a little slow, the movie then kicks into high gear! Non-stop slicin' and dicin' as this movie relives the glory of past Samurai movies and more. A movie you are sure to enjoy and SAXOMAN recommended! Check it out, hear me!

Monday, July 11, 2011


The other day the wife and I were at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood entertaining some guests from out of the country. There we ran into a wide variety of people dressed up like various movie characters. There was The Dark Knight, Transformers, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson (I mean The King of Pop), and many others. One cool lookin' cat that I noticed leaning against a light post was a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator dressed like the character Jules in Pulp Fiction (see photo). I said "Hey, Samuel Jackson". He looked at me and said in that cool, slow Samuel L. Jackson drawl, "I prefer to be referred to as an associate of Marsellus Wallace". HAHA! Straight from the movie. Too, too funny! Not hip to Pulp Fiction? WHAT? If not you're not then you're in worse shape that I thought (hipness wise that is). Here's one of many great clips from the movie. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Because SAXOMAN is always on the never ending quest for more music, I was browsing YouTube the other day and came across this super funky Japanese band called QASB. Now I'm not sure what QASB is supposed to stand for but let me tell you, this is one funky band! I also see that you can download their music from iTunes as well. Not hip to QASB? Well neither was SAXOMAN until yesterday. Check them out!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Now you've all probably heard the phrase "No Money No Honey" a million times. I'm not sure where this saying originated from or if it came from one the Viet Nam movies that also came up with the catch phrase "Me love you long time". Anyway, when I was in Thailand a few years back I used to see this phrase all over on t-shirts. Why even the lady working at the hotel was wearing a "No Money No Honey" t-shirt. Hey, what are you trying to tell me I thought? Now I truly regret that I never bought one of these t-shirts while I was there. Maybe I'll buy one on line. So remember my many readers, No Money No Honey! HAHA!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Now I have to say that I've noticed a somewhat disturbing trend (to me) in the wearing of baseball caps. I've noticed that nowadays people wear these hats with the stickers still on them like in this photo. Huh? I've also noticed that people wear them with the bill flat as a pancake like it is fresh out of a box (also like in this photo). On top of this I've noticed that people also now wear these hats OVER their ears as well! What? Now I don't now about any of you but to me a cap is to be worn without stickers, the bill should be slightly curved and the hat should be worn pushed back slightly and tilted to the left (also known as being cocked Ace-Deuce).
I dunno....maybe I'm just old fashioned and out of touch but I just don't get it.

Monday, July 4, 2011


This weeks DVD Pick of the Week is the Japanese classic titled , Lady Snowblood. I had always heard that Quentin Tarantino was influenced heavily from this film while making Kill Bill I. After seeing this movie I can see many things that Quenten "borrowed" from this film including the music. A tale of revenge and bloodshed as Lady Snowblood sets out to avenge those that wronged her mother. As she tracks down each of the offenders they are all destined to meet their doom. One lady is in so much fear that she eventually hangs herself. Lady Snowblood is so angry that she didn't get the chance to kill this lady looks angrily at the hanging body and then takes a sword and cuts the lady's body in two. What? Yep, I kid you not! HAHA! A blood spattered, action packed film that lovers of this blog are sure to enjoy. There is also a Lady Snowblood II that I am currently in the process of watching so I'll let you all know what I think.
Anyway, here's the trailer for Lady Snowblood!