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.


JUNE 1, 2012 8:33AM

Does Frontline Plus Still Work?

                              frontline plus 

Flea control is getting complicated. I’ve got one dog and one cat, and the mild winter and early spring meRead full post »

MAY 30, 2012 7:31AM

I'm Back!

                            me at work

I’ve been writing this blog for about a year and a half now, but about 3 weeks ago I just hit a wall. Not only could I not think of anything to write about, I couldn’t conceiveRead full post »

APRIL 25, 2012 7:38AM

When Your Hairdresser Leaves Town

                              Franks barber shop 

If your car needs an oil change, one place is probably as good as another. If your suit jacket has a stain, most… Read full post »
APRIL 20, 2012 8:00AM

What? No More Coffee or Chocolate?!!

                                coffee and chocolate 

I just drank my last cup of real coffee. I’m not sure I can continue writing this blog, sinceRead full post »

                            marry bacon 

Anyone that surfs the web a lot or watches Hulu broadcasts of Comedy Central shows has probably seen the new Jack in the BoxRead full post »

                                   patriotic kitten 

The American Association of Cute Kittens (AACK) yesterday announced that it has giRead full post »

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APRIL 13, 2012 8:05AM

Our Idiot Tennessee Legislators


Many people in other parts of the U.S. have an image of Tennesseans as hicks. They picture us sitting on hay bales, missing a couple of teeth, and playing banjos. I have fought this impression of our wonderful state’s re… Read full post »

           native azalea 

The economy sucks and no one knows for sure when it might get better. Global warming could bring huge changes to the way we live. A shift to the right in our local and national governing bodies means new laws that are detrimen… Read full post »
APRIL 4, 2012 7:39AM

Yoga Pants in the Dairy Air

                           yoga pants 

There is a new fashion trend that seems to have taken hold among the young women that frequent the upscale Kroger store near… Read full post »
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APRIL 2, 2012 7:49AM

How Earl Scruggs Changed My Life

                                earl scruggs 

Banjo innovator Earl Scruggs’ funeral yesterday here in Nashville got me thinking about the in… Read full post »
MARCH 30, 2012 7:52AM

This Easter, Why Not Try Lamb?

                   leg of lamb 

Easter is coming up, and just like every year I will buy a leg of lamb to cook for the holiday dinner. My family and I really like lamb, but I don’t buy it all the time bec… Read full post »

                               tiger woods 

I don’t care about golf. I have never picked up a club, even when I used to live right on a golf couRead full post »

MARCH 26, 2012 8:05AM

My Spring Flowers


Spring came early this year for just about everyone, and Middle Tennessee was no exception. My daffodils were blooming in mid-Febr… Read full post »

                                    girl singer 

Inspired by the success of country singers like Carrie Underwood and Mi… Read full post »

                              Keith Richards 

I’m about to turn 59 in a couple weeks, and I guess I’m holding up OK looks-wise. At least, that&rsq… Read full post »

                               dime on the ground 

Last Sunday I was walking my dog up in back of the high school, like I do every week. As I strolled along,Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2012 8:08AM

What is it with Women and Shoes?

                              woman with shoes

I consider myself a normal guy, and as such, I haven’t got a clue what is going on in women’s heads most of the time. But I get along somehow, even if I mostly have toRead full post »

MARCH 14, 2012 8:06AM

Why Won't Obama Use His Magic Wand?

                           instant gratification 

 Here we go again. Gas prices are on the rise, just like every spring, and Americans know just who to blame--President Obama.Read full post »

                             man with cold 

I have a cold. For some reason, every year about this time, when the weather starts alternating between icy and warm,… Read full post »

                             Rick Santorum 

The headline in yesterday’s Tennessean newspaper shouted, “Values Voters Show Power,” with the sub-hRead full post »

MARCH 7, 2012 7:41AM

Hep Cat Refuses To Go Naked

                                      cool cat 

Roscoe, a sharp-dressing tabby who lives in an abandoned house s… Read full post »
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MARCH 5, 2012 7:46AM

Life in the New Tornado Alley


When I moved to Nashville 25 years ago, middle Tennessee was not considered a hotspot for tornados. Those kinds of storms were a problem for other people, the ones that lived in Oklahoma and Kansas. But all that haRead full post »

                          john boehner

Speaker of the House John Boehner was sitting with his family in church. Suddenly, a loud voice was heard, coming from somewhere in his nether regions. “College girls who use birth control arRead full post »

FEBRUARY 29, 2012 7:56AM

I Was a Teenage Pot Head


When I look back to my late teens and early twenties, and think about how much marijuana and hashish I smoked, iRead full post »

                              afghan protest 

After over 10 years of war and occupation in Afghanistan, what do we really have to show for it? Over 1900 of ouRead full post »