Random Things that Fall Out of My Head

Frank Michels

Frank Michels
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
March 29
Frank Michels is a songwriter, musician, and producer in Nashville, Tennessee. He likes to dig in the dirt and plant flowers, cook tasty things, walk his dog, and play really fast riffs on a telecaster guitar.


                       puppy and kitten


Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Las Vegas! Tonight we have a great match between two seasoned contenders, both are considered extremely cute,Read full post »

                       boy scouts  

According to an A.P. story I read recently, the Boy Scouts are adding some merit badges “to keep relevant with what kids need to learn.”Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2011 7:52AM

Poison Ivy Got Me Again

                       poison ivy 

I woke up this morning with a bad poison ivy rash. I was a little surprised, because it’s been years since I’ve had it—I’m fRead full post »

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APRIL 12, 2011 7:50AM

Some Like it Hot

                      hot peppers         


I have a cast iron stomach and a craving for spicy foods, the hotter the better. I buy the large sizRead full post »

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APRIL 11, 2011 8:01AM

You Can be a Gardener

                       my front poppy garden

Before I met my wife, back in the seventies, the only things I had ever grown were some marijuana plants out at an abandoned farm. Those turned out pretty good,Read full post »

                       cat robber 

Nashville--A gang of marauding Cute Kittens held up the SunTrust Bank on Harding Pike yesterday, in a brazen noontime robbery that shocked bank patrons. PRead full post »

APRIL 7, 2011 7:31AM

I Just Want One Big Knob

                       Big Knob Radio           

I have a bone to pick with you engineers and designers of electronics, televisions, and compuRead full post »

APRIL 6, 2011 8:13AM

Remembering Charlie the Cat


Charlie    Cats are a dime a dozen. Every spring the shelters are overflowing with new litters of kittens, and large people with missing teeth sit outside my local Walmart holding liquor boxes full of their cat’s progeny, wit/… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2011 8:37AM

I Need More Power, Scotty!


My electricity is off. A big springtime cold front came through and knocked down a tree somewhere in the neighborhood, robbing me of that which make… Read full post »

APRIL 4, 2011 8:08AM

Touring Canada at Forty Below Zero

                       mountain and mist  

This blog post is rather long. It is a day-by-day journal I kept of a music tour two Christmases ago with Michelle Wright in Western Canada.  M/Read full post »

APRIL 3, 2011 11:58AM

Spring Flower Photos from my Garden

four tulips 

I'm so happy that Spring has arrived here in Tennessee...Here are a few flower shots from my yard this week.


cherry blossoms 




spring flowers  Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2011 7:51AM

Cute Kittens: April Fools Edition

                       kitten and physicist

Geneva, Switzerland—Scientists here today announced that they have succeeded in isolating the “Awww particle” from Cute Kittens, which may oneRead full post »

MARCH 31, 2011 7:57AM

Americans Demand More Cheese!

                       cheese pizza  



I just saw a commercial for Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza. Apparently, we are not getting our daily requirement of cheesy goodRead full post »

MARCH 30, 2011 8:26AM

The Day My Dog Sam Met Mrs. Coyote

                       Sam on a walk           

There used to be a large tract of land near my house, stretching for several miles along theRead full post »

MARCH 29, 2011 8:16AM

I Should Be Dead

                        train derailment

Today is my birthday. I’m not too thrilled about getting older, but like my wife says, it’s better than the alternative. And my alternative coRead full post »

MARCH 28, 2011 8:09AM

The Joys of Rock Scavenging

                            rocks and roses

            The girl I married has always been interested in gardening, and afte… Read full post »

MARCH 25, 2011 8:10AM

When Cute Kittens Attack!

                      cute kitten attack

Wakefield—Police are baffled by the strange disappearance last week of John Winkley, owner of the Wags and Whiskers pet store on Second Avenue. Mr. Winkley&rsquRead full post »

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MARCH 24, 2011 7:45AM

Moving Day


After 45 years, today is the last day for my parents in their old house in Mclean, Virginia. The moving van will arrive, and tables, chairs and beds will be carried out and loaded up.Read full post »

                      tour bus

I love the smell of diesel in the morning.


And I’ve smelled a lot of it after spendingover 25 years working as a backup musician for numerous country re… Read full post »

                               Love song


If you ever browse through the back page… Read full post »

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MARCH 21, 2011 7:58AM

Newspapers--Don't Go!



I’m a fossil. A calcified, backward facing, stuck in the past guy who loves the feel of newspaper ink on my fingers. A folded paper in a plastic baRead full post »

MARCH 18, 2011 7:56AM

Cute Kittens Invade Local Home

                       Cute kittens again  

Ashland City--Cute Kittens have arrived in the 700 block of Jones Street and taken control of the once-quiet Wilkins home, disrupting daily life witRead full post »

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MARCH 17, 2011 8:13AM

60's LSD Guru Owsley Stanley Dies in Car Crash

                  Owsley and Jerry Garcia

         Owsley and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead




  &nbsRead full post »

                       coffee and diploma

My daughter, Marisa, is smart, pretty, and talented. She is also a recent honors graduate of a nearby state university. And the only job she can find is servingRead full post »

MARCH 15, 2011 8:03AM

Memo re: St. Patrick's Day Dinner

 green beer lady

Dynamic Gaskets Inc. Corporate Memo

From: Arnold C. Bream, CEO

To: All Corporate Employees  

        It’s almost time for our annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner! This year we will be welcoming a special guest : one of our most importRead full post »