19 definitions by the migster

An alter ego of Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, to imitate a Native American shaman. Shamans identified strongly with an animal deity. Jim chose the lizard, which included the ability to shed his skin (leather pants, which he wore chronically). It may also be said he chose a Tyrannosaurus rex for "dinosaur fear" -- the theory that we have a genetic memory from the time when dinosaurs not only ruled the earth, but also snacked on our furry ancestors.

References to the "Lizard King" and his greeting have since appeared in pop culture and entertainment, such as role-playing and computer games, animated cartoons, comics and literature.
"I am the Lizard King, I can do anything!"
-- Jim Morrison, "Not To Touch the Earth"
by the migster April 10, 2006
"The King of the Delta Blues Singers" Arguably the single most influential musician of the 20th century. Born c. May 8, 1911 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi.

Wrote 29 songs that were recorded in San Antonio, Texas in November 1936 and Dallas, Texas in June 1937. Among them was "Cross Road Blues" which fueled the myth that he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his guitar and vocal skills.

Robert Johnson is important because he personified the most popular songwriting, vocal and guitar styles of the Mississippi Delta and played the music better than anyone before. He profoundly influenced the mid-century blues artists of Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago, thereby planting the seed that became rock 'n roll.

Died in obscurity c. August 16, 1938 in Greenwood, Mississippi -- one month before John Hammond Sr. located him to play a national tour. He was 27 at the time of his death, preceding Bryan Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and other members of the 27 Club.
Robert Johnson wrote "Sweet Home Chicago," "Love in Vain," "Stop Breakin' Down," "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "Dust My Broom."
by the migster April 14, 2006
Opened in 1970, Houston's Galleria is the original, in the sense that it was the first mall in the U.S. to fuse a mall with hotels and office towers, not to mention an ice skating rink bigger than Rockefeller Center. The mixed-use concept has been used in other malls since then, but this was the first, and therefore important in the evolution of malls. Modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy. Currently about 375 stores and 50 restaurants.
the Galleria (with a small t) owns all others, except the original in Milan.
by the migster August 13, 2005
v. - to alter (a photo) with image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop. Abbreviation of Photoshop.
Were Ignignokt and Err really on the Daily Show? I would like to see that episode.

Ha! So would I.... No, someone p-shopped it.
by the migster November 07, 2005
One of baseball's greatest true heros and the first Hispanic American inducted into the Hall of Fame. Elected posthumously in 1973 -- the only exception to the mandatory five-year post-retirement waiting period since it was instituted in 1954.

Born in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico, August 18, 1934. Played right field 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1955-1972. One of only four MLB players to have won 10 or more golden gloves titles (he had 12) and a .300+ lifetime batting average. Led the Pirates to two World Series victories (1960 and 1971).

Spent much of his time during the off-season in charity work. He would always make it a point to visit children's hospitals in the cities he played in. Died in a plane crash off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico on December 31, 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
They don't make 'em like Roberto Clemente anymore.
by the migster May 28, 2006
Due to Hurricane Katrina, a large number of New Orleans musicians could be relocated to Houston. This could be a major movement, similar to the Great Migration of southern blues artists up the Mississippi to Chicago and all points in between, c. 1914-1945. A richer, storied heritage combined with the progressive culture and entertainment dollars Houston offers. This could be big.
Houston and New Orleans have always shared a regional popular music tradition. Blues, rock, zydeco, soul, gospel, R&B. Mix in some Big Easy jazz and Texas conjunto. Hayail yayass!!!
by the migster September 03, 2005
Addictive, time consuming web sites that have little or no benefit for abusers except to make them feel good.
MySpace, TagWorld and porn sites are examples of internet crack.
by the migster January 27, 2006

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