I Blame the Weather


Recently, I told you about my fondness for a certain Kelly Clarkson song. (No, I’m not going to tell you which one.)Normally,I think of myself as a pretty “hep daddy-o” but, clearly, this was a slip in judgement. A moment of insanity, as it were. I mean we all have our guilty pleasures, right?

Anyway, the rest of the week has gotten a bit, how do I put this? Weird? Worse? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I’m liking the new Nelly Furtado (I don’t know if this is how you spell it. I’m too lazy to Google it at the moment) song, the Christina Aquialira Acqorilla A Gorrilla Aguilera (that’ll do…is that right?) song and the new Shakeera Shakira (???) song.

What the hell is wrong with me? And why the hell can’t pop stars have names I can spell??!!??

I’m a guy who has AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Radiohead, and Weezer in his CD collection. Like I said, I’m cool, man. As a cucumber. I’m bad. I’m no hoser. Sweet! Awesome! (etc…)

My theory is that some genetic code has been triggered and, even though I am not a father, I have become a nerd (Again. Goddamn it!) and any teenager on the street can probably now spot me a mile away thinking that I’m trying to “hang” with “the cool kids” like the dorky dad we all knew and despised in high school (a mere 18 years ago…OMG!) (Why am I using so many parenthesis??? Is this another nerd sign?)

I’m going to go and de-program myself or something…maybe play a little

Animal Crossing Wild World.

(Oh god…I’m hopeless.)



  1. I try to stay hep with the beat, but it has become increasingly harder, as I get older. 😦 I keep the latest hep stuff in my IPOD, but I have AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, and The Rolling Stones hidden deep within a hidden playlist. πŸ™‚

    Great post Wayne…

  2. I know what songs you are talking about.

    I’ll give them credit. These particular songs are actually better than what pop music usually puts out. I find myself liking them too.

    And I’m an Eric Clapton and BB King fan.

  3. Hmm…Yes, I’m quite fond of Mr. Clapton too, especially that song “Layla”. There is a huge back story to that song. Of course, that is true for most musical lyrics…

  4. I’m deeply shocked to see that there’s a bunch of men in here talking about good music when Shikira has been mentioned. I thought for sure you’d be talking about her video where she shakes her butt.

  5. I regret that I haven’t had a chance to see the video yet, Nikki.
    But I’m working on it.

  6. They still make videos?

  7. A fellow AC/DC fan? You can’t be all bad.

    I’m Christina btw. Nice to meet you. ~waves~ I don’t know how I got here. Besides the pop music obsession, you’re not a psycho or anything are you? See, ’cause I like psychos. So I’d have to stay, and I can be messy and leave my clothes lying around. Just a heads up.

  8. About half the people in here a psychos, christina. Your job is to guess which half.

  9. Oh yeah, and Wayne is something of a minor celebrity in N. Ireland. So, he’s kind of a big deal. And his apartment smells of rich mahogany.

  10. Phil, if by ‘minor celebrity’ you mean that a grand total of two people have recognized me, then yes I am kind of a big deal.

    Glad you found your way here, Christina. Don’t worry about leaving your clothes lying around–mine haven’t been folded or put away since I left home at 18. (I wish I was joking.)

  11. That’s exactly what I mean, Wayne.

    For every random 2 people that have recognized you, there are hundreds, nay perhaps thousands, of others out there who know who ‘Wayne Ordinary American’ is.

  12. Hmm… Christina Aguilara? Nelly Furtado? SHAKIRA? Next thing you know, you’ll be listening to S Club 7 or some other silly pop group that they play on the only radio station over there. That European poppy sound must be getting under your skin. Soon you will need to call yourself Wayne Europop Guy. Hee hee. Just kidding. Had to give you some sh!t. πŸ™‚

    All hail Wayno!

    Doesn’t your lovely dishwasher wife fold your clothes for you? Maybe you could get a new found groupie to do it. πŸ˜‰

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