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Thursday, August 25, 2016

another long day

i knew i wanted to get the grocery shopping done before the storms come tonight. but, i had no clue mom was going to hand me a scroll of items to go get. amazingly, i did manage to keep it under $100 (thanks to some coupons). i didn't take much time to enjoy the scenery today at the store. it's too damn hot and humid today. i wouldn't be shocked if we don't have some strong storms tonight.

the New York Yankees won yesterday 5-0 over Seattle. a great outing from Tanaka and Gary Sanchez went deep again. he even got walked intentionally twice later in the game. looks like someone is going to be a star. the Yankees are off today and start a series at home against Baltimore tomorrow.

Big Brother was pretty good last night. i think Victor will get voted out tonight and then either him or Paulie will walk right back into the house when the jury come back competition happens tonight. it should be interesting.

Tyrant was great last night. the old adage is always true: absolute power always corrupts.

NXT was mostly some highlights from Takeover Brooklyn II and the two dark matches before the event. it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

the CWC was spectacular last night. all 3 matches were great. they are now down to the final 8. i don't think there will be a less than fucking awesome match from here on out. Tozawa vs. Gran Metalik, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Noam Dar, Brian Kendrick vs. Kota Ibushi and TJ Perkins vs. Rich Swann. 4 amazing matches. i can't wait.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

i urge everyone to check out the latest episode of the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast. you can find it by going here: http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2016/8/25/wrestling-podcast-96-kevin-owens-live-in-nyc

well, i got my fantasy football shit all lined up this morning. i even got some early fantasy hockey shit going.

the birthday gift i got my sister should be here in the next couple of days. i think she's going to like it.

i saw this today and thought it was rather appropriate:

i saw the New York Rangers made a very smart depth move today, signing Brandon Pirri. yet another guy with something to prove with plenty of speed. that's one thing they shouldn't lack this season, if they stay healthy. they have speed on every line now.

that's all for me kids. i really need to take a shower. i've been up since before 7 this morning as mom had an early appointment at the chiropractor's office.

until we meet again.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Andrew Belle - Drive Deep
Soul Asylum - Summer of Drugs
Grouplove - Ways To Go
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

"My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant." - Elvis Costello

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

your angelic face

my poem "your angelic face" has been published at In Between Hangovers. you can find the poem by going here: https://inbetweenhangovers.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/your-angelic-face-by-j-j-campbell/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

oh great, more rain on the way

i was going to do my laundry today but my arthritis had different plans. great.

mom doesn't like to take pain pills. silly woman has lived 63 years and hasn't really done any drugs to expand her brain. so she doesn't like to feel "loopy". poor thing. she didn't take the pill last night and got 3 hours sleep and is now miserable. hindsight in action.

the New York Yankees got some great pitching from CC last night, amazingly, and won 5-1. they play this afternoon in Seattle. hopefully they win and get even closer in the wildcard chase.

Smackdown was great last night. i loved the Carmella heel turn. the match between AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler was great. the post show tirade from The Miz completely going off on Daniel Bryan was BRILLIANT. all in all, maybe the best show that has been done since the brands split.

i did watch the Deadliest Catch update last night on Captain Sig's health since his heart attack. i'm so damn glad i gave up smoking when i did.

Hard Knocks was really good last night. i guess i really need to get my fantasy football shit together, the fucking season is going to start soon.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother and Tyrant. i'll be watching NXT and CWC on WWE Network at some point tonight.

i'm really happy that all the poems i've had published the last few days have been very well received. please do me a favor and spread the word and tell the world if you don't mind.

well, i need to eat some lunch and probably start drinking so i can either finish the dishes or do my laundry. good times.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

The White Stripes - Jolene (Live)
Bob Dylan - Farewell, Angelina
Hayes Carll - She Left Me For Jesus
The Tragically Hip - Grace, Too

"I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes." - Dave Chappelle

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

friday night in paris

my poem "friday night in paris" has been published at Your One Phone Call. you can find the poem by going here: https://youronephonecall.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/friday-night-in-paris-by-j-j-campbell/

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

what a joy it is to have a face that scares children

i don't mind the stares, i don't mind the passing looks, but i do find it hilarious that i have had 3 children in the last 2 days look at me and start to cry. i'm obviously doing something right.

the New York Yankees pissed away a good game on offense with some shitty middle relief pitching to lose 7-5 last night in Seattle. Gary Sanchez did become the first Yankees rookie to have 8 home runs in his first 19 games. that's something DiMaggio, Mantle, etc. never did. the kid is fucking amazing. hopefully they find some middle relief pitching that is amazing as well. they play again tonight.

Monday Night Raw was interesting last night. Finn Balor had to give up the Universal Championship because of injury. he'll be out 6 months because of shoulder surgery. i feel so damn bad for him. next week they will crown the new champ in a fatal 4 way (Rollins vs. Reigns vs. Big Cass vs. Owens). i'd love to see KO win it. The Dudley Boyz called it a career last night. thankfully, they passed the torch to Gallows and Anderson and went through the table. what i'll probably remember the most from last night was Bayley finally making her Raw debut. it's long overdue. all in all, not a bad show.

i did watch the first five episodes of Holy Foley last night on WWE Network. it's more or less like most of their "reality" shows, cringe worthy bad with a few sprinkles of great. i did enjoy all the time with Becky Lynch and how emotional Mick Foley got when seeing the Hell in a Cell cage in WWE storage. that is one of the biggest HOLY SHIT moments in the history of professional wrestling.

i also watched the first two episodes of the CM Punk documentary the UFC did. i admire Punk for doing this. i wish he was this open during his wrestling career. hopefully he will do well and shut up all the fucking critics.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Smackdown and Hard Knocks.

the pain pills seem to be working on mom already. i did notice that she seems to be walking better as well. so hopefully she's on the way to getting better.

i have trash to pick up and i probably should get my laundry going as well. one of those days where i feel busier than 9 cats covering up shit in a windstorm.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - It's Alright (Live)
Lydia Loveless - Back On the Bottle
Ben Harper - Waiting On an Angel
Valerie June - You Can't Be Told
Albert Collins - If Trouble Was Money

"I don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall." - River Phoenix

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

my 2 poems in Misfit Magazine #19

my poems "some mystery strong enough to break down any wall" and "sometimes there has to be blood" have been published in Misfit Magazine #19. you can find the poems by going here:
http://misfitmagazine.net/archive/No-19/campbell.html

my 5 poems in Horror Sleaze Trash

my poems "darkness", "by the grace of irony", "the spin cycle will start again", "you were never promised a fiesta" and "hand in hand" have been published at Horror Sleaze Trash. you can find the poems by going here: http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/poetry/j-j-campbell-14/

Monday, August 22, 2016

your typical Monday

i believe i had been up for 2 hours this morning and had taken 4 shits already. not exactly what i needed on a morning i had to drive my mother to the doctor's office. amazingly, i didn't shit while i was there. but, the second i got back into the house... a sprint to the bathroom. and it's damn near impossible to sprint with your ass cheeks clenched. good times. thankfully, i haven't had to go for a few hours now.

mom is now on pain pills and muscle relaxers, so she's off work for the next few weeks. hopefully between the pills and the chiropractor, she starts to feel better soon. hopefully she doesn't have to go through what i did with my fucked up back.

the New York Yankees lost yesterday 2-0. they got good pitching but no clutch hitting once again. they start a series up in Seattle tonight. if they still hold the illusion of the playoffs inside of them, these are MUST win games.

WWE SummerSlam was long as fuck yesterday. i thought most of the matches were solid, a couple were really good (Cena vs. Styles, Rollins vs. Balor), i now understand why they had Sasha lose to Charlotte (i didn't like the decision yesterday) and i highly doubt the plan was for Brock Lesnar to leave Randy Orton a bloody fucking mess, but it worked out like that. all in all, it was good, but could have been great.

The Voice was a really good preview of just how damn good i think the show is going to be this season. i really like what Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys bring to the show.

Big Brother was pretty funny last night. it will be interesting to see who gets evicted this week.

Power was amazing once again last night. The Night Of was awesome as well. i can't wait to see what the finale holds next week. Ballers was pretty funny, as was Vice Principals. Ray Donovan had a couple twists that i loved. Roadies was really good last night. that finale is next week as well. Last Week Tonight was brilliant as usual last night:

team USA men's basketball destroyed Serbia yesterday 96-66 in the gold medal game.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

nothing on the DVR tonight. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw and probably some other shit on WWE Network.

i'll be on here sometime tomorrow after i take mom to the chiropractor and do my laundry.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Tom Waits - Goin' Out West (Live)
My Morning Jacket - Bermuda Highway (Live)
The Black Crowes - Willin' (Live)

"I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely." - Tori Amos

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

one of those nights that...

goes so damn well that time actually flies by. just one crazy ass moment after another that made the night one i probably won't forget for a few weeks at least.

the gold medal match between Germany and Brazil did not disappoint yesterday. i thought for sure Germany would win once it went to penalty kicks, but amazingly, that didn't happen. one huge save and then the biggest goal of Neymar's life. you could tell that finally, the weight of a nation had been lifted from him.

next up was NXT Takeover Brooklyn II. every match had something that was great. i loved that they set up Austin Aries to go against Hideo Itami. dream match coming up there. i can't wait for the world to see what all Ember Moon can do. if that was Bayley's goodbye, i would love to see her show up either tonight or on Monday Night Raw. Bobby Roode's entrance music is beyond fucking GLORIOUS. the tag team match was spectacular. i would have loved to seen Gargano and Ciampa win, but oh well. it was still a great match. and the main event between Nakamura and Samoa Joe was fucking amazing. Nakamura's entrance was spectacular. i might have to get that song on iTunes one of these days. to see the video of the fans singing it after the match as they were leaving the building was amazing. the match itself was stiff, brutal (in a good way) and brilliant. a few false finishes, a few last second kick outs and then one of the most brutal knees to the face i have seen in years. new champion. it's amazing to think that Shinsuke Nakamura is now the NXT champion.

after that i started to watch the New York Yankees game while following UFC 202 on the computer. the Yankees got some great pitching once again and more offense from the kids, Sanchez and Judge, to win 5-1. they go for the sweep of the Angels later today.

once i started to see the pictures from the main event of UFC 202, i knew exactly what the people on the internet were describing. the absolute war between McGregor and Diaz last night. i loved the CM Punk tweet that said they will be best friends after this. 5 rounds of beating the shit out of each other. McGregor won the fight on a majority decision, so of course there will have to be a third fight. overall, from what people were saying, this was the best UFC card in a long time.

ROH last night was really good. nothing like a good 60 minutes of chaos.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be The Voice, Big Brother, Power, The Night Of, Ballers, Vice Principals, Last Week Tonight, Ray Donovan and Roadies.

i will be watching WWE SummerSlam for most of the evening. 13 matches, which is a ridiculous number. i believe the pre-show starts at 5. the end of the show probably won't be until around 11. so, i'm hoping for a great show or at least something that doesn't make me realize that i've been sitting for 6 hours watching pro wrestling.

today is my uncle's 81st birthday. after the cancer diagnosis, i don't think any of us thought he'd make it to this birthday. so, hopefully he has a great one. my sister is down for it, so i'll probably get to chat with her for a bit. we'll probably have to go over mom's health.

mom still has it in her head that she needs to suck it up and go to Columbus. i more or less went off on her after that comment. she's been a damn slave to her job all her life and where the fuck has it got her? she's seen thousands of people lie, cheat and steal and get ahead of her in life, why the fuck is she paying into a system and not taking advantage of it? it amazes me that nice people never realize the cliche is true, they do finish last.

i do plan on watching the gold medal game in basketball between the USA and Serbia today. that should get over in time for me to start watching wrestling. so, there's the rest of my day basically.

i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
The Afghan Whigs - When We Two Parted
The Tragically Hip - Grace, Too

"I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a sociopath." - Bo Burnham

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Saturday, August 20, 2016

raining in the sunshine

we just had a pop up shower come through here, so my arthritis is feeling just fucking great at the moment. good times.

on the way to the grocery store last night, it started to rain. and i mean, it started to rain out of nowhere. barely any clouds and plenty of sunshine. totally fucking bizarre.

i do appreciate that mom allowed me to actually be an adult yesterday and do the grocery shopping by myself. i'm not sure if she really fears that i'm going to kill someone some day or she's going to get a call from jail if i'm out and about on my own... either are fucking possible, but i don't look for trouble. the grocery shopping went well, other than taking forever to find some fucking lemon extract. and it figures, i'm there by myself and all the lovely women i normally see when i'm there with mom are nowhere to be found. welcome to my life.

Manchester United defeated Southampton 2-0 yesterday. or should i say Zlatan Ibrahimovic defeated Southampton 2-0. it was probably the first time in years that at times during the game i actually thought i was watching the Manchester United teams that played under Sir Alex. Pogba played all 90 minutes and was brilliant for most of them. i don't want to get ahead of myself, but this team looks like it's going to be a special one this season.

team USA men's basketball team outlasted Spain yesterday, 82-76. they will play Serbia tomorrow in the gold medal game.

the New York Yankees must have enjoyed their day off in California as they destroyed the Angels last night, 7-0. Gary Sanchez is quickly becoming one of my favorite players. hopefully the dominance over the Angels continues tonight.

NJPW was pretty good last night.

Big Brother was a pretty fun show last night. mostly just highlights and some funny clips from the season.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be ROH. i'll be watching NXT Takeover Brooklyn II for most of the evening.

i do plan on watching the gold medal soccer match between Brazil and Germany later today. that should be really good. (hopefully)

i've been watching soccer on and off all day so far. i got back from taking mom to the chiropractor in time to see Liverpool lose today. that brought a smile to my face.

mom has a doctor's appointment on Monday morning. hopefully that will start the paperwork so she won't have to drive to Columbus for work later on in the week. i've told her there is no fucking way she'll be able to do it and not feel totally fucking miserable. thankfully, the chiropractor told her the same thing. she of course thinks she has to do it because it's part of the job. so once again, i have to be the adult and tell her no.

i'll be on here tomorrow in the morning sometime. i think my sister is coming down for our uncle's birthday. plus, SummerSlam is tomorrow, so i'll be busy most of the day.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday. call if you need bail money.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

David Gray - This Years Love
Otis Redding - Cigarettes and Coffee
Cassius w/Cat Power - Feel Like Me
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (Live)

"Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons." - Demi Lovato

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Friday, August 19, 2016

finally, the weekend

being out in the sun yesterday felt good, but it certainly drained me. i believe i fell asleep around 10 or so last night. of course, that only lasted 30 minutes. i could just feel all the energy drained right out of my body. i suppose that would have been a good time to drink myself to sleep. oh well.

i did type up the 2 poems i wrote yesterday. they are really good. i figure i'll probably have another round of submissions going out before the month ends.

Big Brother went as i expected last night. i can't wait to see the joy on the faces in the jury house when Paulie walks in. of course, the twist announced at the end of the show probably means he won't be there for long. i believe Natalie is the new HOH. i'm pretty sure that is whom the producers want to win.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll was hilarious as always last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother and NJPW.

the USA men's basketball team takes on Spain this afternoon. hopefully they play their best game of the tournament today and win. the winner advances to the gold medal game.

Manchester United takes on Southampton today. hopefully the home opener goes as well as last week's win did. i'm really looking forward to seeing Paul Pogba play again.

tonight, the New York Yankees play the Angels out in California. i'm interested to see how the rookies do in their first true road games.

i imagine at some point i'll be making a trip to the grocery store today. i know both mom and i have prescriptions that are ready to be picked up.

i'll probably be on here tomorrow after i take mom to the chiropractor. hopefully she starts to feel a little bit better.

i hope everyone has a great weekend. take it easy and then take it again.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Morphine - Cure for Pain
The Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
Metallica - Hardwired

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind." - Ogden Nash

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

father time catches us all

i took my mother to the chiropractor today. she has some vertebrae that are fucked up and she needs her right hip replaced. her orthopedic doctor told her that a year ago, but she didn't want to believe him. so, there's a good chance i'll be going to basketball games alone for a few months. i have to take her back to the chiropractor on Saturday. thankfully, i won't be missing anything.

the New York Yankees lost again yesterday, 7-4. that ended what could have been a really good homestand. oh well. they are off today and start a series out in California tomorrow night.

team USA men's basketball team defeated Argentina yesterday 105-78. i didn't think the score was going to end up like that when Argentina was up 10 in the first quarter. thankfully, the coaches remembered that defense actually wins games. they next play Spain.

Big Brother was pretty funny last night. i'm pretty sure Paulie is going to get evicted tonight. i would watch, but it won't air here until 1:30 in the morning because of preseason football. i'll find it online somewhere.

Any Given Wednesday was pretty good last night.

NXT did a really good job of setting up the next Takeover coming up this Saturday. Samoa Joe vs. Nakamura should be amazing. the CWC last night was amazing once again. i think i could watch Akira Tozawa and Jack Gallagher wrestle each other forever and be entertained.

Tyrant was excellent last night. i do enjoy just how brutal the show is at times. i don't think you can do a show about politics in the Middle East and not have violence as a big part of the show. sad but true.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

i listened to Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast today. an excellent interview with comedian Dan Soder going over favorite matches of the past and previewing SummerSlam this Sunday. you can find the episode by going here: http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2016/8/18/wrestling-podcast-95-dan-soder

hopefully the humidity has gone down from this morning. i'd like to go outside and feed the birds.

i wrote 2 poems last night at like 3 AM. i haven't typed them up yet, but i think i'm going to like them.

i'll be on here tomorrow after Manchester United's home opener. hopefully i will be enjoying a victory beer.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Ballad Of Curtis Loew
The Black Crowes - Girl from a Pawnshop
The Band of Heathens - Hurricane
JJ Grey & Mofro - This River

"Be careful of success: it has a dark side." - Robert Redford

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

i suppose the sun will shine again...

i think i got almost 7 hours of sleep last night. and that was without the help of alcohol or pills. maybe i was due or maybe time is finally catching up with me. i'll probably figure it out by the time i die.

i was pretty happy when the Yankees were up 5-0 last night. then the rain delay happened and i started watching other things. i noticed the Yankees were up 6-0 and the next time i saw the score, the Yankees had lost 12-6. fuck me. how the fuck do you give up 8 runs in the 8th inning? talk about throwing away a game they needed to win. they play again this afternoon.

Smackdown was really good last night. once again, it's so much easier to write for 2 hours than 3. that is where Monday Night Raw falls short every damn week. i really enjoyed the Ziggler/Ambrose segment. that match should be excellent on Sunday. also, the Eva Marie excuses get better and better each week. brilliant.

Hard Knocks was pretty funny last night. i'm still amazed at the number of people that don't believe in certain shit and believe in other stupid shit. i suppose i can thank President Reagan for destroying the department of education in the 80's; look at all the stupid people we have since then. coincidence? i doubt it.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother, Tyrant and Any Given Wednesday. i'll be watching NXT and CWC on WWE Network.

i'll probably watch the USA men's basketball game against Argentina today. they better hope they don't play like shit today.

i think today is supposed to be another day of rain and humidity. the dog days are even worse than i can remember in the past. this might be a good day to dip my toes into some creativity.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Nine Inch Nails - All Time Low
Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Extended Version)
Broken Bells - Holding on for Life
CocoRosie - Werewolf

"I think life is an irrational obsession." - Sean Penn

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

more rain, oh goody

we've had over 3.5 inches of rain in the past 48 hours or so. i guess this does help the drought, but i don't live on a farm anymore, so i don't worry about that shit. my thoughts are concerning my arthritis and managing the fucking pain. good times.

mom has an appointment on Thursday for her back. so, hopefully we'll know soon what's up.

the New York Yankees got some great pitching from Chad Green last night and Aaron Judge proved my thoughts on him being the second coming of Dave Winfield might just be correct. the Yankees won 1-0. Green had 11 strikeouts 2 hits and no walks over 6 innings last night. Judge did something that no Yankee had ever done before. 3 games in the big leagues, 3 games with an extra base hit. his double drove in the only run last night. hopefully they can get another win tonight.

Monday Night Raw was rather boring last night, for the most part. i enjoyed Kevin Owens (as always), Brock Lesnar telling Heath Slater he didn't give a shit about his kids and that was about it. i really wish they would have saved Finn Balor's alter ego for SummerSlam. the crowd was quite dead for one of the coolest fucking things going today. i suppose that means Rollins will be winning on Sunday. stupid.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Smackdown and Hard Knocks.

i wrote 2 poems today. i think both are pretty damn good. i'm guessing that telemarketer wishes he wouldn't have called while i was masturbating...

i have trash to pick up here and next door, so that's all for today kids.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Halsey - Is There Somewhere
Ari Why - Cyborgata
My Morning Jacket - Suspicious Minds (Live)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena

"Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste." - Charles Bukowski

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Monday, August 15, 2016

i always wondered what life would be like in Seattle

we have had somewhere close to 3 inches of rain here in the last 24 hours or so. not exactly fun for a guy dealing with arthritis, but that's life. thankfully, it's not nearly as bad as what other places in the country have got. but, it does remind me that i won't be living in the Pacific Northwest anytime soon in my life.

the New York Yankees got killed yesterday 12-3. if they would have won, it would have been the first time all season they would have been 5 games over .500. that should explain just how mediocre they have been this season. they start a series with Toronto tonight. this series should clearly show if they have a chance at the playoffs or not.

team USA men's basketball team won 100-97 over a France team playing without Tony Parker yesterday. if they don't get better defensively, i wouldn't be shocked if there is no gold medal this year. i did like that one sports guy pointed out the biggest hole on the team... no LeBron James. life is always easier when the best in the world is on your side.

Big Brother was pretty funny last night. i love that Paulie's game is totally fucked now. i'm sure his brother is proud.

all of the Sunday night shows were excellent last night. The Night Of was spectacular. Ballers was hilarious. Vice Principals was really funny. Power was off the charts fucking amazing. at least 3 holy shit moments last night. Ray Donovan was really good. Roadies was excellent. it showed off the immense talent that is Ron White. and as always, Last Week Tonight was brilliant:

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

nothing on the DVR tonight. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening, weather permitting.

they are saying we are going to have thunderstorms on and off all night. good times.

i did listen to the latest Sam Roberts' Show Podcast today. two excellent interviews with Eric Andre and Penn Jillette. to listen to the episode, go here: http://notsam.com/srshow/2016/8/14/srshow-eric-andr-penn-jillette

i think my mother fucked up her back somehow. i think she may have a bulging disc or something like that. of course, she's stubborn, so i have no clue how long she'll go before she gets it checked out.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Free Weed - High With Me
Machine Gun Kelly - Simple Man (Live)
Grouplove - Welcome to Your Life

"Life itself is the proper binge." - Julia Child

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

my 3 poems in Yellow Mama #57

my poems "a haggard old soul", "a harrowing place in time" and "under the caress of a gentle wind" have been published in Yellow Mama #57. you can find my poems by going here:
http://blackpetalsks.tripod.com/yellowmama/index.html

look on the left hand side of the page for my poems.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

not a bad way to start my Sunday morning

i got up early this morning so i knew i would be ready for when Manchester United would take on Bournemouth. i'm still sort of in shock that The Special One is now the manager of the club, but, i'll get used to it. United got a gift late in the first half that Juan Mata put in the back of the net. in the second half, United showed some more of what i hope to be is their ruthless side. goals from Wayne Rooney and the man that wants to be God of Manchester. a very good 3-1 win that will hopefully be a sign of things to come. i really think the best player so far this season has been Eric Bailly. i can only dream of the kind of defender he will become one day. the man is already a beast.

the New York Yankees broke out the long ball in historic fashion yesterday. Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge became the first teammates to hit home runs back to back in their first career plate appearances. holy shit, the future looks bright. out of the 5 home runs the Yankees hit yesterday, all of them were hit by guys 26 or younger. that's exactly what i've been screaming for this season. the Yankees won 8-4 yesterday. today, the team will give Mariano Rivera his plaque in Monument Park. and hopefully the team goes out and gets the sweep of Tampa.

ROH last night was excellent. i could watch The Young Bucks wrestle every night for the rest of my life and not get bored.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Big Brother, Power, The Night Of, Ballers, Vice Principals, Last Week Tonight, Ray Donovan and Roadies.

it has been really raining hard here this morning after we hardly got anything yesterday. hopefully the rain will be gone by tonight.

i will probably watch some of the USA men's basketball game against France this afternoon. i really hope they play better than the last two games.

i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
Benjamin Booker - Wicked Waters
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." - Steve Martin

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

the youth movement begins today

i was happy that A-Rod got to have "his" night last night. the ceremony was the clusterfuck that more or less his career has been, so that was fitting. he got a RBI double in the first inning and actually contributed for the first time in ages. he also got to play 3rd base for the first time in over a year for one batter. the best part of it all was the Yankees won their 3rd in a row, 6-3. now today, the youth movement finally begins. the Yankees called up Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge for today's game. i'm fucking thrilled to finally see some of the prospects play in the majors. and hopefully they do well enough that the relics they are replacing are never heard from again. they are also honoring the 1996 team today. hopefully some of that magic rubs off on the kids.

the Cypress Hill concert i watched last night certainly brought back some memories from my youth. it also reminded me how much i miss smoking weed.

the Premier League started off this morning with a nice shock. first time ever the champions from the previous season lost their first game of the next season. so hopefully that means Leicester City truly was just a fucking fluke.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be ROH.

mom and i went to the grocery store yesterday. we wanted to make sure we got everything done just in case we do get some holy shit rain today. i believe i found my latest muse while i was there. i was getting my lemonade that i love and turned around and nearly walked right into a beautiful black woman. it took nearly everything i had to stop myself from trying to bury my face in her ass. needless to say, there will be poems.

team USA men's basketball team won again yesterday on just talent and no chemistry. to beat Serbia by only 3 points, 94-91, is a bit of a head scratcher. they next play against France on Sunday. i believe Paul George said it best yesterday, they are simply too easy to guard at the moment. i can't stand watching a team that just stands around on offense. it drives me fucking nuts. and as my mother would say, it's a short drive.

i'll be on here sometime after Manchester United plays tomorrow morning.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday. call if you need bail money.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Amos Lee - Vaporize
Cypress Hill - I Wanna Get High (Live)
Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hippo Campus - Suicide Saturday

"I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it." - Alfred Hitchcock

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

the next travel brochure

my poem "the next travel brochure" has been published at In Between Hangovers. you can find the poem by going here: https://inbetweenhangovers.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/the-next-travel-brochure-by-j-j-campbell/

Friday, August 12, 2016

nice of them to issue the flood watch the day before...

when i saw this morning that the national weather service issued a flood watch for tomorrow, i knew they are expecting some holy shit rain to happen. i'm sure it's a case of being safe rather than sorry, or at least i hope it is.

i just watched the USA women's soccer team get knocked out of the Olympics by Sweden in penalty kicks. all i saw of the game was the penalty kicks as i completely forgot the game was on at noon today. oh well, it should be interesting to see what happens to the team now. not a good sign for the first tournament after the heart and soul of your team retires.

the New York Yankees came from behind to win 4-2 last night up in Boston. they took 2 out of 3 in the series, which i think says more about Boston than New York. the amazing thing is the Yankees are now just 3.5 games behind in the wild card race. tonight is A-Rod's last game as a Yankee. they start a series at home against Tampa tonight. it's a bit of a nostalgia weekend as tomorrow the 1996 World Series team will be honored. on Sunday, Mariano Rivera will get his plaque in Monument Park. hard to believe it's been 20 damn years since Charlie Hayes caught that popup.

Big Brother had the chance to be really exciting last night, and then like most of this season, it fizzled. but, after the double eviction that really didn't do much, Victor won HOH again. his plan (really Paul's plan) is to put up Corey and Paulie for eviction. that should do the trick for setting the house on fire.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll was excellent last night. i'm so happy none of my former girlfriends ever owned a chainsaw.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Cypress Hill: Live from Austin.

i did listen to the latest episode of Seton Calling today. a great interview with Horatio Sanz. you can check it out by going here:
http://setoncalling.libsyn.com/episode-11-horatio-sanz

i will probably watch the USA men's basketball game against Serbia later today.

i finally shaved off most of my beard yesterday. i still have the long goatee but the rest of it hadn't been shaved in over a month. not exactly comfortable in 90+ heat. but, i did nearly pass out in the shower yesterday. all i could think of as i was drying off was if i fall, how long am i actually going to be down there? mom can't help me up. no one in this pseudo retirement community can help me up. so i toughed it out and made it to the fan in my room. good times.

not sure when i'll be on here over the weekend. Manchester United starts their Premier League season on Sunday. the Yankees play day games on both Saturday and Sunday. i'll shoot for the mornings and hopefully you'll live with getting it in the afternoons.

i hope everyone has a great weekend. take it easy and then take it again.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
The Kinks - Lola
Husker Du - Hardly Getting Over It

"Creation is a drug I can't do without." - Cecil B. DeMille

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day: