Album Review: “Honky Château” — Elton John (1972)

Honky Château could almost be described as the quintessential album of Elton John’s “early” period. It retained the classic line-up of Sir Elton on vocals and keyboards, Davey Johnston on guitars, Dee Murray on bass, and Nigel Olsson on drums/percussion. That core group would contribute music and backing vocals to almost every track, along with a few… Read More »

Disney Running Logo for the 2014 Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, or: “Why don’t you tell me what’s going on…”

If you’re a longtime reader of this blog — and by longtime I mean about 2 years, because that’s as far back as we go here at Hokey Industries Intl. — then you’ve done this dance four times with me now. So why not a fifth? And to you newer readers, welcome to our Run… Read More »

Two years of Hokeyblogging, or: “And I’ll hang around as long as you will let me…”

Hi there, my fine and fellow Hokeyfolk! Yup, it’s true: two years ago today I launched this bizarre blogging experiment with a simple review of The Beatles’s most underrated album, and it’s been a weird and wonderful 730 day journey ever since. I’ve made a bunch of new friends, probably lost more than a couple… Read More »

Noshing In Wonderland #7: The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, or “Above all the lights with a passion that kills…”

And we’re talking about food again. At Disney. Go figure. Our subject for today is The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, nestled away in the snug confines of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the corner of “Hollywood” and “Sunset”. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant is, by itself, much beloved by Disney foodies everywhere, but in today’s review… Read More »

Hokeyblog: The Soundtrack Album?

Well, not literally… So for those of you who are new to the whole Hokey Industries International experience — or for old-timers who wouldn’t mind a review, and you’ve read this far so why not? — your humble host is a bit fond of music as a prosaic exclamation point. I mean seriously, why underscore… Read More »

Running Gear Review: Halo II Headband, Camelbak Dart Hydration Backpack, and Garmin Forerunner 220, or: “Maybe I’ll be fast as you…”

Howdy friends. So it’s mid July and summer training is moving along in earnest. And man oh man, is it STEAMING out there. Look, I get it, complaining about the scorching heat and oppressive humidity in the summertime — in JULY — in SOUTH FLORIDA!! — is a pointless exercise in Classic Nuh-DOYity. Still, I… Read More »

I’m going to Boston! To run! Like, as in a race! A BAA race!!, or: “Just a punk in the street…”

Hello again! Well I’ve been fairly quite for the past 2+ weeks, and it’s certainly not for a lack of things to talk about. Summer training has been going along swimmingly, got all sorts of new gear to talk about, about three dozen music reviews mulling around in my head, even a nosh recommendation, talk of… Read More »

Album Review: “Press To Play” — Paul McCartney (1986)

If there’s one word I’d use to describe Paul McCartney’s 1986 album Press To Play, it would probably end up being ‘homogenized’. Let’s take a fourth-dimensional step thataway and appraise where Sir Paul was standing by the mid-1980s. The Wings era was long since gone, even more of a cultural relic than anything he ever… Read More »