With our twice yearly property tax installment coming due and the expensive (and still ongoing) sewer pipe replacement to pay for in the near future, money is tight here at the Geek household. I've been trying to think of a number of ways to improve our cash flow. Short of flying to SouthEast Asia and putting a kidney up on on the black organ market, ideas have not been easily forthcoming.
One of the more outlandish ideas that popped into my head involved becoming the manager/svengali for a band of my own creation called "The Jimmies". They would all be very clean cut, waspy looking boys doing very middle of the road 80's white boy pop. Think a combination of the Four Freshmen, Haircut 100, and Rick Astely. The hook would be double-entendre. With member names like "Jimmy Dick", "Jimmy Johnson", "Jimmy Rod", "Jimmy Stiff", "Jimmy Wood", and "Jimmy Pedro", and an album name like "Standing Tall For You", I figure we'd get someone's attention. They would be my ticket to fame and fortune.
Alas, it is not to be. It turns out there is a children's music band out of New York called The Jimmies (MySpace site here and label site here). I'm not entirely familiar with the new "children's music" phenomenon... but I have to say, I'd probably be able to stand hearing The Jimmies CD a few dozen times in the car. They're pretty cool. Can't say that about Barney and much of the children's music muck out there right now.
So, no hard feelings... but dang it, they're taking money out of my pocket!
on 2007-11-15 at 11:37 a.m.
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