Author Archives: Double K

“Well, Shake it Up, Baby Now”

“(Shake it up, baby) Twist and shout” – The Isley Brothers, The Beatles, Ferris Bueller… Bueller?… Bueller?… Sometimes I marvel at the wondrous, magical buffet of endless choices and possibilities known as the internet. I have two pieces of vintage … Continue reading

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“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“Let your heart be light. Next year all our troubles will be out of sight.” – The Pretenders Many people, myself included, love this slow, wistful, nostalgic song first sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 film, “Meet Me in … Continue reading

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“I Hope When I Get Old, I Don’t Sit Around Thinking About It”

“But I probably will.”  – Bruce Springsteen There’s a wonderful scene in the comedy series “The Office” where Ed Helms’ character, Andy Bernard, says that he wishes there was a way to know you’re actually in the “good ole days” … Continue reading

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“Inflation…”

“Why don’t you get out of the nation” – Earnest Jackson featuring Sugar Daddy and the Gumbo Roux My day job is as a banker. Writing is only a moonlighting gig when I’m inspired. As a banker, we discuss exciting … Continue reading

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“Yesterday I Got So Old I Felt Like I Could Die”

“Yesterday I got so old. It made me want to cry.” – The Cure I hate writing. I hate the random thoughts that come flying at me like jumbled puzzle fragments from an un-winnable Tetris game. Pieces of my life … Continue reading

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“Too Alarmin’ Now To Talk About”

“Take your pictures down and shake it out.” – Foo Fighters The wife and I took an overnight trip to Kansas City a few weekends ago. We had tickets for the Dodgers and Royals at Kaufman Stadium. My wife doesn’t … Continue reading

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“It Seems Like Yesterday”

“But it was long ago.” – Bob Seger It sure was, Bob. It sure was. There are some songs that I never tire of. Songs that cause me to write sentences ending with prepositions. There are songs that cause me … Continue reading

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“She’s Got Legs. She Knows How to Use Them.”

“She never begs, she knows how to choose them.” – ZZ Top A few weeks ago a good friend of mine called me shortly after 5 pm while I was still sitting at my desk in my office and not … Continue reading

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“I’ve Been Caught Stealing”

“Once when I was five.” – Jane’s Addiction Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell was apparently caught stealing once when he was five. Big. Deal. There was a man who was a master when it came to getting caught. In fact, … Continue reading

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“Slippin’ and A-Slidin’, Peepin’ and A-Hidin'”

“Been told a long time ago.” – Little Richard Another vessel of my 80’s youth passed away unexpectedly recently. An endless bundle of high energy wrapped inside of a dog costume with an Oklahoma University basketball uniform, Kenny “Top Daug” … Continue reading

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