So I started a Rugby Enthusiast Scholarship at University of Houston-Downtown. It’s a scholarship for rugby player and fans.
Some of you may say: “But Billy, UHD doesn’t have a rugby team!” This is true, but maybe there are some older guys and gals that play club rugby, or used to play, or maybe are just fans of rugby who want to go back and finish a bachelor’s degree or go for a masters. This is for them.
Oh man … what can I say about Hall & Oats that hasn’t already been said. I remember seeing this video as a kid and just being amazed by it. The big drum set, them getting run over by it, and then their flatten bodies being posted on the wall. As an adult, I appreciate Oats totally hamming is up in the background and especially when they’re trapped in the drum. Also: Oats is obviously the more fashionable of the two – Zubas with hi-top Nikes – too much. Is Oats wears legging with white Nikes in one of the scenes? EVEN BETTER.
And this video … as a kid I was fascinated with the part where Oats is swimming by on a cloud.
The daycare that I went to as a kid used to do field trips to a skating rink. They had some random stuff from the Disney Channel and a few music videos from MTV that they would play on a projector tv while we skated around – this was one of the videos. I loved this song, but it wasn’t till much, MUCH later that I learned that the lyrics were “What does it matter?” instead of “Mind over Matter.”
And how can we forget this fever dream of a Christmas video? Honestly probably one of my favorite covers of Jingle Bell Rock.
One of the guys on my rugby team does Movember – where grow a mustache during the month of November to raise money for various men’s health issues. Movember started in support of prostate cancer awareness, but has grown to cover other men’s health issues like suicide prevention. It’s pretty cool, so I do it too.
This is the last CD in Volume 1 of the Best of Billy Collection. It is not one of my favorite play list … it just didn’t have a good flow to it. Never the less, it does have some great songs on it. Those two OTHER songs that Blur is known for? Harvey Danger? Sheryl Crow? And an awesome cover of Ordinary World by Fenix TX? Yes Please!
I think this was about the time that I dropped out of SFA. 3 sad semesters, but it wasn’t quite fifteen grand …
The original, official video for Fountain of Youth is pretty good too, but man this one is just great. I first saw it on Everything is Terrible and it looks like it uses a lot of clips from their found videos.
I got this little guy last month while I was on a rugby tour in Argentina. Carbone had a booth at a weekend street market in Buenos Aires with some of her art out. I got a few things, but this little racoon sticker really caught my eye. I think she had a bigger print of this – I wish I would have gotten it.