On Date Night We Paint The Town Beige

by Kevin Burton    It’s Saturday baby, the day we’ve all been waiting for! You know what that means.    It’s date night!    But what does date night mean anymore?    Between Covid 19 safety measures and the new geezer bedtimes we’re learning to prefer, date night isn’t what it used to be.    …

The Look Of Love, The Sound Of Sominex

by Kevin Burton   All love to the singer and to the composers, maybe not so much to this particular song.     The late, great purveyor of blue-eyed soul Dusty Springfield took the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song “The Look of Love” to number 22 on the American chart in 1967.  That gets the song a …

Happy 47th Birthday Drew Barrymore

by Kevin Burton    Once upon a time (90s and aughts) in a land far, far away (Ohio), I played out one grand obsession.     The object of that grand obsession, actress Drew Barrymore, turned 47 yesterday.    These days I have one thing I did not have then, a blog with which to embarrass …

Runaway Robot Vac Outsmarts Hotel Staff

by Kevin Burton    How long till the appliances take over everything? Can they really do any worse than the humans?    Asking both questions today after reading a story on http://www.bbc.com about a vacuum cleaner that made a bold decision. We should all be inspired by this. Remember kids, he who hesitates is lost. …

Blind Date In China Goes Long And Wrong

by Kevin Burton    Ever been on a date that just…wouldn’t…end? Here’s a story of one such date being reported around the world this week.    And you can blame this one equally on the virus and one woman’s biological clock.     A 34-year-old Chinese woman was forced to quarantine with her blind date for …

Steely Dan’s Link To WKRP In Cincinnati

by Kevin Burton    It was 1978 when FM radio overtook AM. But the song that marked the occasion was sort of a medium-sized hit.      We’re talking “FM” by Steely Dan.     So what’s your definition of a hit song?     Is it based on how much it sells? How high it gets on …

It’s A Wonderful Counting Device Thing

by Kevin Burton    My wife asks me every year what I want for Christmas and every year I can’t think of anything.     You would think she had asked me to cut the grass. I just groan.    And the thing is, I always think of things too late.  It’s like those clever remarks …

Derby Non-profit Is All About The Cats

by Kevin Burton    Look, these are cats. They’re not going to admit it or act like it, but some of them really do need you.   Could be their first human contact wasn’t such a good one.  It happens.    You have a story unique to you, right? So do the kitties.    There …

Characters We Love From Rock And Roll

by Kevin Burton    Which people from the words of popular music would you like to spend a little more time with?     Which characters can you think of who if they showed up in a movie or a TV series you would be eager to watch?    There are plenty of songs that are …