Welcome back cats, kittens, lovers and other strangers. It’s me again. The cat. You may have noticed that The Food Guy is not exactly a prolific blogger these days. He’s in one of his moods again. He hasn’t been listening to new music. He just sits around and listens to stuff like “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” by Johnny Thunders and Mott the Hoople’s “Sea Diver” and Radney Foster’s “I’m In.” These are all good songs but not exactly what he and I said we would write about when we started this blog.
It’s gotten so bad that I’m afraid he might forget to feed us. Us being me and Fluffy, the Idiot Cat that we adopted last year. If he ever goes a day without feeding us, Fluffy and I are going to smother him in his sleep and eat his fingers. I’m not sure what we will eat next, but I’m not looking forward to eating his liver, that’s for sure.
Anyway, I figure that if this blog is to be resurrected I will have to start writing it myself. OK, so let’s see what The Food Guy’s vast hoard of 178 Twitter followers have done for us lately.
Here’s something good: “Boat” by The Food Guy’s newest Twitter follower, The Tallest Tree from Dundas, Ontario. This song is so good it made The Food Guy come out of his bedroom to see what I was listening to. And at 2:42 it is the perfect length for a pop song. That is a scientifically proven fact. You can look it up. And those kittens in the video are really cute!
Next we have Massimo, from Hamburg, with one of those rain songs that humans like so much. I asked The Food Guy why humans like songs about rain and he said “I don’t know it probably has something to do with returning either to the womb or to the primordial ooze.” Good grief… A cat would never sing about how nice it is to get wet. But this is a fun song. The Food Guy came out again to ask about the instrument that sounds like a violin. I’m guessing it is a slide guitar but I could be wrong.
You can follow Massimo on Twitter and listen to his other cool songs on Reverb Nation. Jeez, I don’t know why The Food Guy thinks writing this blog is such a chore. There are so many talented cats and kittens out there just waiting to be written about! And yes, Food Guy, I know that the spacing around that Reverb Nation widget is messed up. But, hey, I’m just a cat! If you wanted this website to be perfect you shouldn’t have broken up with your website designer girlfriend.
Our third guest is Full Tonne Kidd, a country blues band from Bellshill. That’s near Glasgow. They have a single called “Winter” that you can download for free (every cat’s favorite price) on Bandcamp. Winter is not a cat’s favorite time of the year. We are not like dogs. A dog will just run out into the snow like, “Doesn’t bother me!” Some dogs even pull sleds in the snow! A cat would never do that. We found Fluffy, the Idiot Cat, in the winter. She was living downtown in a box and she was a mess. I think all that cold must have infected her brain because she’s never been the sharpest crayon in the box, if you know what I mean. It probably gets very cold and gray in Glasgow. But Full Tonne Kidd doesn’t worry about that because they have someone to keep them warm…
It doesn’t matter how cold it gets outside
As long as I’m here with you,
And I dont care how low the clouds hang,
As long as I’m here with you
Fluffy and I tried to keep The Food Guy warm at night last winter but he kept rolling over on top of us. I hope by next winter he has found someone else to do that job. You can warm up with Full Tonne Kid on Twitter, Facebook, or on their website. What’s that, Food Guy? He was yelling something from the bedroom. Oh, he says “Nice dobro.”
And finally we have Kate Durham, a writer, artist, photographer, musician, and explorer from upstate South Carolina. That’s a lot of work for one kitten! Kate has given us a charming cover of “Blackbird,” from the Beatles White Album. I think she recorded this a couple of years ago on her phone.
The Food Guy got out of bed for this one, too. He said “Wow, she’s good!” You’d think that someone who claims to be a music critic could offer more scintillating insight, but I guess that’s the best a human who’s been in bed all day can offer. “Blackbird” and a cover of James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James” are available on Bandcamp. Be sure to follow Kate on Twitter, and explore her art, photography, writings, and video projects on her website. I especially enjoyed her profile of photographer Tommy White.
Now that wasn’t so difficult! You find a cool song, you tell people about it. You don’t have to be Hemingway in every post, you know. And I think hearing these good tunes helped The Food Guy. He got out of bed and went into the kitchen. Sounds like he’s opening some cat food cans. So I guess Fluffy and I won’t have to eat his fingers tonight. But there’s always tomorrow night….