Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from Cal.

I wanted to wish all the CM world a Happy New Year, especially Fab and Leslie K, who have done the most to keep the page up and slowly dying.

I love new years, truly. Always a chance to avoid the fuckups of the previous one.

For years I played in bar bands around Texas. I occasionally made more money in shitty bars than I did teaching part-time, and it was a hell of a lot more fun than grading. Oh, I was never famous, but it didn't stop us from having a blast. (Oh, and even though most folks on here know my real world name, and a few have figured out my nom-de-guitar from my other music postings, I'll just post thing under my RYS/CM moniker to save confusion. Even though the line in the chorus, "...the last temptation of Bobby Hate," gives it all away anyway!)

Now I'm old, bald, fat, gluten and dairy-free, but I still make music when there's nothing great on TV.

This tune is one of mine from the 90s, but I re-recorded it fairly recently, and shot some video for it today. It's not a new Carly Rae Jepsen tune, but it does feature a few very mad moments of Gangnam-style dancing.

Best to us all in 2013!


  1. Same to you, Cal. I could not do the page without your counsel.

    And, God, your voice has been in my head ever since you sent me and hubby your "Six Foot Length of Rope" CD. All I can do beside teach is your creativity - and bravery! - humbles me.

    Keep making those blurry graphics in the new year, and, uh, keep rockin'!

    (Hubby says he won't be satisfied until you record a Black Sabbath cover.)

  2. Happy New Year, y'all! And thank you to all of the mods and regular contributors for the hard work, the humor, the bad student examples and for helping me get my syllabus tighter than a gnat's butt.

  3. I just want to rub Cal's head over my whole body - and make him sing to me!

  4. Fantastic! Thank you for posting. My significant other and I were dancing with you. Happy New Year!

  5. Compound Cal, you fucking rawk. Happy New Year to you and all the other bad asses on these hallowed channels.

    My resolution is to post more on this page. I want to do my part to help kill it faster.

    I'm a year and a half into this asst proffie gig and I have as they say, the misery. I just don't have time to bitch about it. I will try harder.

  6. Cal,

    You appear to be
    About my own age.

    And I nearly
    Had a stroke
    Just watching!

    Thank you for the smile.


  7. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks for sharing Cal.

  8. Happy New Year, Cal... I don't believe CM would have made it this far without your support. You were always willing to help me sort out things in the first year. You've got a giant heart and I wish you and your wife well.

    Now, I don't want you rubbing that bald head on me (Oh, Darla, you just ask for it!), but I'm always glad to hear a new song!

  9. Happy new year Cal! Here's to another revolution around the sun.

  10. Great stuff, Cal.
    Happy New Year to you, and to all CMers.

  11. Cal, thank you! Cheers and best wishes to all of you Miserians. A new year feels like a gift--I hope brings you all some joy.

  12. And to you, too, Cal, and all the RGMs! And thank you for the music (and the blurry graphics).

  13. That is so cool, Cal.

    Happy New Year, and continued good health and happiness to our leader, Leslie K.

  14. Thanks for the smile, Cal, and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

  15. THANKS...true talent! Happy new year to you, Cal, to fearless moderator Leslie K, and to all of CM!

  16. I love this! The Gangnam Stylings in the snow will lead us into 2013. Happy New Year!

  17. Cool beans, Cal. When will you do some reggae?