The Friday Fives

Ready for the future?

1. Will you ride in a driverless car?

It is not ready for prime time so far. I think the only way that driverless cars will be successful is when all the cars are on autopilot – otherwise the AI is bound to lose in a face off versus a human driver.

2. Would you drive in full autopilot mode?

No

3. Would you invest in Crypto currency?

It seems like such a scam and is unregulated.. I’ll pass.

4. Will you fly in an automated plane?

To some degree we probably have with cross country autopilot and autopilot used on most landings.

5. Your next car may not be electric, but the one after it will be.

That is probably true. I think that the breakthrough will be when when the big rigs, the semis and commercial trucks go electric. That will make a difference..

The Friday Fives

1. In high school, which group of kids were you part of?

I was generally a geek – part of the speech and debate team not the jock crowd. I was the AV guy who ran the lights in the auditorium and I was the school MC for any rallies or all-school meetings.

2. What was awful when you were a kid but amazing now?

Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts. Hated them as a kid but they are kind of a staple now.

3. What’s your story about seeing a celebrity out in public?

Kind of a shared story with many of us, but stumbling upon Kurt Vonnegut at an art show of his drawings. He was in a little courtyard smoking and teaching as a crowd had gathered around him as he explained his paintings. Alos my Lou Reed show. We were in a student bar in Germany near a university and just having a few pints and the bouncer came to ask us if we were staying for the show and it was Lou Reed solo just playing the hits in a little itty bitty tavern.

4. Do you remember the first time you went to a record store?

Growing up in a very small town the record store was either the JC Penny store or the Kmart. It really wasn’t until I was at college in Bould when I got to go to Albums on the Hill – a great, classic of the genre, record store. Stacks and stacks of wax.

5. Do you remember the cassingle?

I missed that whole thing. It must have hit while I was in the army in Germany because I remember coming back to the states and doing college radio and there were these stupid one-song cassettes that made no sense to me – why not buy the whole album – that’s where the gold is.

The Friday Fives

  1. Without naming them, who is your favorite artist of all time?

“Chim Chim Chimery Chim Chim Cheri “

2. What movie scene did you literally cheer at?

When Rudy got to play in the game.

3. What character in The Breakfast Club did you relate to the most?

The crazy girl, Ally Sheedy probably although I was and remain quite nerdy so maybe Anthony Michael Hall

4. What album do you think you’ve owned the most copies of throughout all the different formats out there?

“Almost Blue” by Elvis Costello. I probably bought this thing about four or five times.

5. What song can’t you get enough of right now?

“My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker.


The Friday Fives

1. What album would you consider to be a 10/10?

“The Rising” by Springsteen. The first time I heard was riding back to Denver from Gunnison/Blue Mesa Reservoir with Bernstein and I had tears in my eyes – it is so well done.

2. What is a misheard lyric that you prefer over the actual lyric?

“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight” by England Dan and John Ford Coley. There is a lyric where he sings “I won’t talk about movin’ in” But for years and years I heard “I won’t talk about the linens” which is so specific that it is cute and I kind of miss now knowing the real lyric.

3. Which musician’s passing affected you the most?

Tom Petty. I miss him.

4. That one song that comes on the radio and remember exactly what life was like when you first heard it.

Faithfully by Journey Such a high school weekend bus trip to some speech team event in the winter across the highways of western Colorado song of memories.

5. What’s a song that calms you?

Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber

The Friday Fives

Friday fill-in:

1. I can’t get enough of ___.

Ted Lasso – this show is the sweet syrupy schmaltz that I need in these crazy times.

2. If only I had ___.

The winning lotto ticket for “Lucky For Life” yeah, sweet life it would be.

3. I want to listen to ___.

Some live electric Neil Young really really loud.

4. I have too much ___.

General stuff, mostly books. I need to wean the books and maybe drop off / donate books that I will never read again.

5. If only I could see ___.

Such an existential question. Perhaps historically it would have been a treat to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence or a Lincoln speech. Or the original seven wonders of the world.