Thursday, December 1, 2011

blues on the beach

sometimes in life coincidence is so beautifully poetic and wonderfully tragic--almost always appearing at a time when, in hindsight, it absolutely must manifest itself. living in a paradise so rich with postcard beauty it's easy to overlook what is most meaningful. balance is hard to achieve when the scales are inexorably tipped in favor of pain.

the tragic beauty is the precise moment when it all tumbles, that's most often when clarity is found. the price...everything meaningful and real...comforting and benevolent. what saves the whole fucking mess is hope...that it's not too late to salvage love...and faith that it was meant to be.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

blah blah blah...prescription drug comparisons are depressing, so....

not that anyone's watching this, but i hate updates to layout technologies like this. i'm horrible at matching colors. oh well.

so, i'm actually taking the song i've been writing and starting production on a proper album. just for me. i've been lucky enough to have a couple amazing friends that are helping me arrange...produce...create...i'm excited to see what happens.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More fun from the pharmaceutical world. This time...ACID REFLUX.

Acid Reflux symptoms:

regurgitation(wet burps)
Dyspepsia (indigestion)

very uncomfortable. yuk. but wait, just pop some prilosec and you're good to go...

Prilosec side effects:

Head Pain
Stomach Cramps

Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
High Blood Pressure
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
Chest Pain
Feel Like Throwing Up
Throwing Up
Feeling Weak

Rare (um, considering how fucking crazy some of these are, i kinda wanna know just exactly how rare 'rare' is):
Atrophic Gastritis
Abnormal Heart Rhythm
Liver Failure
Interstitial Nephritis
Urinary Tract Infection
Bloody Urine
Erythema Multiforme
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Fungal Infection of the Esophagus
Elevation of Proteins in the Urine
Abnormal Liver Function Tests
Broken Bone
Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
Giant Hives
Low Blood Sugar
Low Amount of Sodium in the Blood
Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the Blood
Decreased Blood Platelets
Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood Cell
Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood Cell
Increase of White Blood Cells
Blurred Vision
Benign Polyps in Stomach
Dry Mouth
Painful, Red or Swollen Mouth
Irritable Colon
Enlarged Breasts
Skin Inflammation
Sun-Sensitive Skin
Hair Loss
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain
Sensation of Spinning or Whirling
Low Energy
Taste Problems
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands
Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots on the Skin
Loss of Appetite
Abnormal Stool Color
Swelling of the Abdomen
Numbness and Tingling
Low Amount of Magnesium in the Blood
Large Purple or Brown Skin Blotches


once again, at least you'll forget all about those pesky acid reflux symptoms while you try to work on those 'incomplete or infrequent bowel movements'. and the 'toxic epidermal necrolysis' scares the bejesus out of me.

Just for the record, I had a pretty bad bout with acid reflux myself. guess what cured it. i changed my diet. wow. that was hard.

Check it:
toxic epidermal necrolysis"
a skin disorder characterized by widespread
erythema and theformation of flaccid bullae and later by skin that is scalded inappearance and separates from the body in large sheets

Sunday, August 7, 2011

BONUS Comparison!!!

This is so much fun that I couldn't resist another find. This time, it's.......Insomnia.

Insomnia symptoms:
difficulty falling asleep
waking often/trouble falling back to sleep
waking up too early
feeling tired upon waking

...and representing the pharmacological geniuses this time is Ambien :

Ambien has 3 levels of side effects: common, infrequent, and rare. I, however, prefer NONE.

Ambien Oral:

Common Side Effects:
pretty easy, here...just hiccups. whew!

Infrequent Side Effects:
Double Vision
Problems with Eyesight
Dry Mouth
Urinary Tract Infection
Joint Pain
Muscle Pain
Loss of Memory
Sensation of Spinning or Whirling
Head Pain
Feel Like Throwing Up
Throwing Up
Stomach Cramps
Feeling Weak
Not Feeling Well


Rare Side Effects:
Feeling Restless
Problem Behavior
Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
Chronic Trouble Sleeping
Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
Giant Hives
Reaction due to an Allergy
Easily Angered or Annoyed
Taking Habit Forming Drugs
Extreme Sense of Well Being
Perform Complex Natural behaviors while Asleep
Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
Cannot Focus Thoughts
Low Energy
Loss of Appetite
Heart Throbbing or Pounding

Wow...just...WOW. I think I'll stick with a shot of vodka or three.

Have fun!


I've had a bit of time to actually think about all the prescription drugs, their commercials, and their devastation to the human race. I'm going to post comparisons to actually weathered the storm of the original malady. Week 1:

Comparison #1: Hay Fever vs. Claritin Oral.

Hay Fever Yeah, the runny nose and sneezing suck. The bleary eyes and congestion irritate the shit out me...but...check out what lovely diversions Clearitin offer to keep your mind occupied as the drug companies upgrade their corporate jets...

Side effects of Claritin Oral:

Blood Disorder
Blurred Vision
Problems with Eyesight
Ringing in the Ears
Dryness of the Nose
An Increase in the Thickness of Lung Secretions
Dry Mouth
Sun-Sensitive Skin
Excessive Sweating
Weight Gain
Increased Hunger
Throat Dryness
Fast Heartbeat
Difficult or Painful Urination
Stomach Cramps
Over Excitement

yeah, we rule. f**k mother natrure. I love being confused and gaining weight--no more runny nose...

* keep in mind absolutely not a doctor--nor do i play one on tv. i just am so f**king tired of prescription drug commercials. Grrrrr!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, America!

summer...looks like one post a season for me. blogging is too much work.

Monday, April 25, 2011

spring has sprung

yay! my second spring in the bay. it just kinda gets around 3 degrees cooler and a little wetter, but it's still a change of season. i'm finishing up 2 or 3 songs and hope to post em in the next couple weeks.

go Pen's!