Category: Music

Another Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 20, 2019 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports
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Since I don’t know what I want to write, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Boo/Yahoo post! The government shutdown: Super boo. I just wish it was over. It is a sterling example on why I have such disgust towards the miscreants tramps and thieves MFers politicians in […]

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Country and Western Song Titles In Celebration of the Eclipse

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 19, 2017 - Features, Music, Space
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You better watch out, you better not cry. Even though Santa Claus won’t be coming to town for months, a total solar eclipse will occur on August 21. Millions of people are flocking to burgs like St. Joseph, Missouri, Carbondale, Illinois, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky to get a good view of the eclipse. In my neck […]

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Once Again, At a Loss for Words

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 9, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Love, Music, Politics, Sports, Writing
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▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ via Foter.com / CC BY-SA About this time last year, I wrote a post called “A Loss for Words”. Guess what? I am at a loss for words again. Because I am nearly as mute as Harpo Marx, I’m not going to write about: Independence Day–It was too short of a holiday. […]

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Canada at 150

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 1, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Music, Sports, TV
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Ian Muttoo via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Now that the revelry over my natal day is over, it is time to commemorate other birthdays. Not only the United States and France are turning another year older this month, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend. I only visited Canada once in my life. During […]

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I Don’t Want to Write!–A Poem

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 29, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports, Writing
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NathanGunter via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Have you ever had a day in which in which you don’t feel like writing? Well, today is my not-so-lucky day. And whenever I hit a writing dry spell, I feel like composing some verses of doggerel: I don’t want to write about Million Women’s March Pro-life March Meryl […]

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Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2016 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Space, Sports, TV
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys. I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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An Ordinary Joe Soabox’s Tradition–Retitling Christmas Songs to Make Them Sound Like Country and Western Tunes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 17, 2016 - Features, Music
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jmtimages via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is less than a couple of weeks away. This is the time of the year when people celebrate their traditions like decorating Christmas trees, watching the annual broadcast of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, singing “Jingle Bells” in the neighborhoods, buying Clappers and Chia pets for […]

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The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Is Now a Nobel Laureate

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 16, 2016 - Features, Music, Poems, Writing
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mtarvainen via Foter.com / CC BY-ND The times, they sure a-changin’. Right now, traditionally sad sack baseball franchises like Chicago Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Cleveland Team With a Politically Incorrect Nickname (Indians) are still in the hunt for the World Series while juggernauts like the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, […]

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New Holidays

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 9, 2016 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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Marco A .Guzman via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Here are three words you usually don’t hear this time of the year anymore–Happy Columbus Day! Unless you work for the government, Columbus Day for most people is like Flag Day, Be Kind to Animals Day, Presidential Assassins Day, Curling Day, or Tax Day–just another work day […]

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A Loss for Words

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 2, 2016 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, The Big 55
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Pierre Metivier via Foter.com / CC BY-NC My blogging vacation is over, and it is time for me to get up on my trusty ol’ soapbox. Trouble is, I am at a complete loss for words. Maybe it is because of politics. Perhaps no other time in my lifetime have I have seen a political […]

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