Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cotton Candy Skies

"the sun is an egg yoke on a blue pink sky pan." i wrote those words over 25 years ago when i had a job delivering doughnuts at the crack of dawn. back in those days i drove a red van full of pastries to convenience stores and break rooms all around KC. it seems like i could always count on cotton candy skies to go with my coffee and crullers. last monday morning i saw another pastel colored sunrise as i walked to homer's. this view is from the northwest corner of 80th and marty looking east toward the medicine shoppe. the vacant lot is where the napa auto parts store and pizza hut used to be.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Tale of Two Sisters

wilma henderson gave birth to twin girls on a weekday. everything seemed normal until the doctor gave the routine spank to make them inhale. as soon the as air entered their lungs a glow filled the delivery room, and their skin changed color. wilma thought she was the only one seeing the strange spectacle of crying luminescent babies until she realized the nurses were shielding their own eyes. she named her girls neon and dionne, and after a rough childhood the sisters moved to california where they became successful recording artists. hush tang was their first release on a major label which consisted of lullabies for migrant babies in the citrus groves.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Whose Musical Opportunity Is It?

jane (a regular thursday customer) read this note in a fortune cookie yesterday and shared it with me: "an interesting musical opportunity is in your future." she got it from ross, so that means i was the third person to read it. ross always orders a cappuccino, grilled cheese, and something with chocolate on thursday. this was the first time i'd seen him with a fortune cookie. the ironic thing about this fortune cookie note is that i (david cedillo) actually make musical opportunities for average people! it just so happens that i will have a music table set up in front of the culinary center next friday (april 17) at 6pm where pedestrians can play fruit, vegetables, and a theremin. the culinary center is within easy walking distance of homer's. if you're scratching your head and wondering how it's possible to play bananas and carrots, go to beep goes the weasel for pics, links, and videos.

Monday, March 2, 2015

First Time For Everything

beep goes the weasel was scheduled at homer's last saturday night. it was the first time vegetables were played on stage by the audience. it was the first time we played a moog theremini in public. and it was the first time we could all find the humor in an old school bus safety video. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th

today is friday the 13th, and some people regard it with the same superstition as black cats and broken mirrors. how do you observe this supposedly unlucky day? are there certain things you avoid? why is a young stevie wonder pictured above?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Groundhog Day 2015

do sonny and cher play on your radio every morning? do you step into that big icy pothole every time you cross the street? do you smash your alarm clock, only to find it in perfect working order when you wake up? it must be groundhog day. and you need to change your ways.