Monthly Archives: October 2018

I’ll Never Let Go Of Your Hand

illneverletgoofyourhandlast friday darla & the girls came up for a visit. they had tickets for the last weekend of the renaissance festival. jenny & i hadn’t been to a renfest in years, but we agreed to go with them on saturday. there were lots of cool things to see & do, but my favorite part was when my sister held my hand and walked with me. i don’t know if darla will have time to read this blog entry, so i wrote her a letter this morning. the image above is from a youtube video. Scriabin28 assembled a bunch of these old pics for a tom waits song called never let go.

It’s All In The Wrist

subtlebirdmanthe subtle bird man, that’s how i will remember this guy. he probably waited while the photographer did a countdown, and then he made his move. i found this pic on awkward family photos‘ instagram page. the contributor wrote: “My Mom forced my Dad to get his picture taken in the early 80’s. Years later, I discovered his silent rebellion.”

Off With Their Heads

TRIOcut & paste was never this much fun & messing around with computer images is the fastest way to lose weight & look cool, kids. motel mancini is scheduled to play oct. 27 at the overland park lutheran fall festival trunk or treat 4-6pm! big thanks to eric kohler for drawing my attention to les paul & mary ford’s single, sitting on top of the world which was the inspiration for this image.

Coffee With Jesus

coffeewithjesus1010what would you talk about with the son of god as you both sip some fresh brewed coffee? coffee with jesus is a comic strip that’s been online for more than a few years thanks to radio free babylon. the first time i saw it was on mark copley’s facebook wall. heck, i used to post links on the homer’s blog. this morning as i was drinking my coffee, i realized it never made it onto my own blog… UNTIL NOW!

Little Big Hand

littlebighandsaccording to legend, the little boy with the big hand lived near a nuclear power plant. when he was a baby, everyone pretended not to see his oversized right hand, but as he grew older he became self conscious & covered it with a bag. instead of hiding his abnormality, the bag made people suspect him of robbing convenience stores & shoplifting... ok, so i made that part up. awkward family photos posted this pic on their instagram page & i didn’t see why it made the cut until i read the caption “i had very large hands as a child.” for the record, there are WAY more awkward photos on the website.

Synchronized & Simonized

UFOwatchwe waited for the alignment of planets, then we synchronized our watches, and triangulated our positions for another MOTEL MANCINI gig. chris, clay, and i recently came across a couple of opportunities to play, so we’re joining forces again. look out kansas city!

The Grill That Keeps On Giving

happygrillheather: “what did you get me for my birthday dad? do you remember what i asked for? please tell me that you bought that salt-n-pepa CD that has push it!” you know how much i love that song!”
dad: “oh honey, i got you something even better!
heather: “tickets to the concert?!? you know they’re coming to kansas city in two months–”
dad: forget about salt-n-pepa & feast your eyes on your new smoke-n-grill! we’ll never have to eat un-smoked meat again!”

Deleted Bonus

01 02 03 04this was a deleted scene from mystery men where tom waits is watching TV with a nursing home resident… and then he propositions her. it’s also the reason i crack up when someone says “bonus.”

Every Single Mile

alloneswhen i glanced down at the truck’s odometer and saw that every digit was a 1, i had to pull over. it reminded me of the time i was riding around with phil hawthorn in his dad’s cadillac. we watched the numbers on the odometer right when they hit 91,000 miles. when the last zero rolled up, phil started singing the theme to the tonight show.

October… Is That Really You?

1511395557-572-4696-charlie-brown-and-linus-wallaaahhh, last week the highs were only in the 60′s, but today it’s supposed to warm up to the mid 80′s, yep october is here & fall is knockin’ on our door! hold on a second, that’s not right.