Monday, December 17, 2007


How many times a day do you check your blog, hoping THAT post you put so much effort into racks up at least five or more comments? HMMM?! Come on now, don't lie! You know you check that little blog you're so proud of at least 1,576 times a day! Okay, so you hope that even if no one comments, that someone is at least reading your precious well thought out words and admiring your even more entertaining images! Alas, the little narcissist in ya wishes your blog was as visited as or, but alas, you'll just have to be content with the traffic of some 30 people or less you get a day. Hell, I know that if a post of mine gets at least five comments, I already feel like a winner! Hell, even one comment is better than none, so thanks to all of you again for taking the time to even say something. I know the world does not revolve around me, but when a post is read through and commented on voraciously, I somehow do feel vindicated! YES! YES! I MATTER SOMEHOW IN CYBERSPACE AND NOT JUST AS SOMEONE WHO ADDICTIVELY VIEWS ONLINE HARDCORE PORN! Um, anyway...

Late Saturday/early Sunday into the wee hours, they were showing one of my favorite movies ever on cable! Yes, I SAID EVER! I already have it on DVD, but I couldn't resist watching it, commercials and all, knowing someone else was probably enjoying at the very same time I was. It's the movie that made Goldie Hawn Jr. a.k.a. Kate Hudson a star, Almost Famous! YEEHA! What a terrific film! I love me that good ole' classic rock, and this movie is such a trip down memory lane, in the early 70's when music still meant something. Makes me live through an era I barely missed really, and writer/director Cameron Crowe does a superb job of capturing the times he himself remembers fondly. It's got this scene here, which is now a classic of American cinema. Oh Elton John, you were tha man! Do check out Almost Famous if you've never seen it. An amazing cast, great writing, and a pretty great soundtrack to a richly nostalgic sweet movie.

In the spirit of Xmas, here's a little tune by one of my musical idols:


Todd said...

I hate to tell you, but the world does revolve around you and your blog. They announced it in Bali during the climate change conference. If you stop blogging, the world's climate will climb another 2 degrees C by the end of the century.

Why does Kate Hudson look like Drew Barrymore in that movie?

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Oh, and I thought it was MY blog at the climate conference.

molly said...

almost famous is my favorite movie EVER too!
i love it...and as an aspiring groupie, it inspires me

ill cop to checking my blog wayyy too many times a day
im such a comment whore!

Bill German said...

my name is earl?

kimy said...

wat you are a winner! now there are 5! and don't forget to check your mailbox, I've heard through the grapevine that PCH is mailing off a very important document to you!


alice said...

Hey Wil - More than 5 comments is gold, yes???

I love "Almost Famous" too. Especially the scene on the bus when they all spontaneously start singing "Tiny Dancer" - so cool.

I would be sad if you stopped blogging because it's the only way I can find out how you are doing these days. Life gets in the way of phone calls and emails - but stopping by your blog is in my daily routine.

Marko said...

Great post WAT!

I have always admired your writing, I dont think of myself as much of a writer. Others have told me they like my writing but I have never claimed to be a good one.

I do the same thing checking my comments reading my feedback. I am proud of my lil blog and I hope others enjoy it.

I think you are a great writer and always feel like im right there with you. Your blog is one of my faves!

Merry xmas Mr. WAT!

laurenbove said...

Clearly I am the oldest person here....I never saw this movie...but I do love Elton. It was my first album when I was about four or five. I always had my own record (yes...vinyl) player, but the records were all classical or very dorky kids stuff...and suchas, and everywhere like such as...

BTW: WAT your blog and a few others (JUNK and Sequoia...etc.) are such favorites of mine that even when I'm depressed (often) I get a laugh and a smile.


Gary said...

I read this post the other day and wanted to comment on it but I was at school and part of your post was 'denied access' by web security. I was unable to comment. The system must be very sensitive because I can't find any reason for the censorship. But...comments are exciting aren't they? I check a few times a day after I have posted something to see what my blogger friends have to share about it. We have created a little cyber family haven't we? It is nice.

I know what you mean about watching a movie you own when it is on TV knowing others are watching it as well. I only saw Almost Famous once and the scene I remember best is jumping off the roof into the pool.