Daisy Bateman

I’m Sure It Made Sense at the Time

Despite its generally lightweight subject matter, never let it be said that this blog shies away from addressing the hard questions of the day. Such as: What is the song “Aces” by Suzy Bogguss actually about? I mean, it’s a great country song, all heartbreak and steel guitar, and the lyrics sound good, but the … Read more

Comedy Tonight

There are lots of good things about winter in the Bay Area, like that we don’t have one, but the SF Sketchfest is right up there.* Without it, I never would have gotten to see Dana Gould in full monkey makeup, performing as Hal Holbrook doing Mark Twain for the benefit of John Hodgman, and … Read more

Let’s Do Some Math!

Drugs – People = Money Drugs – Money = Huffing Whipped Cream Cans at Safeway (People – Money + Drugs)*Dignity^-1 = VH1 People – Pictures + Words = Newsweek People – Words + Pictures = Star People + People = Hell Money + Money = Problems + Problems Money + Money + Money = Must … Read more

“Fancy”: A Revisionist Version

You know how sometimes there’s a song you really kind of like, but you can’t stand to listen to it because the lyrics are basically about how if you’re a poor woman all you’re really good for is prostitution? Well, for me, Reba McEntire’s “Fancy” is that song. I have to admit, the chorus is … Read more

I Like My Version Better

Recently, I mentioned to Cameron that really I liked the song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. It’s fun and upbeat, the sort of thing that would make good workout music, and it had a lyric I particularly enjoyed, about getting ready to go to a club “wearing on my favorite pants.” Unfortunately, on a further listening, … Read more

A Day at the Races

If you were to see me today, you might notice that something is a little odd. “Why is she walking like a brain-damaged penguin?” You might wonder. If you had some free time, you might even ask me, “Hey, what’s wrong with you? Did you lose a fight with a thigh-high bulldozer? Is it even … Read more

What I Love About Country Music

The way it expresses subtle emotions: Joey + Rory, “Cheater, Cheater“* I think the errors add a certain je ne sais spelling. Danielle Peck, “I Don’t“ Not the greatest song ever, but with one of my favorite lyrics of all time in the chorus. Speaking of which. . . Hayes Carll, “She Left Me For … Read more