Friday, August 29, 2008

Weekend Agenda


Three day weekend coming up! What to do?

How about this? I'm sure I'd have enough time to get them all in over the course of three days...

Maybe not. I'd most likely get stuck at sloth and never get out of bed.

Then again, what's wrong with that?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Album of the Week: Amy Ray

By the way, the album of the week is the one I've been listening to the most during the week, not necessarily what I consider the best of the week. I actually had a harder time getting my head around this one than her other two releases. Her last CD, Prom, was so personal and hit me so deeply right from the start that I was geared up for more of the same, when I should have come to this one without any expectations.

Interestingly, once I stepped back and just listened to this one, I found it does have the same kind of impact on me as its predecessor. It just makes its mark differently. It's not that it's more subtle--Ray always pretty much wears her heart on her sleeve--but it comes from a different place.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Peter Parkour?

Being as perennially out of touch as I am, this stuff has probably been floating around the blogosphere for years already. However, I just found it and thought it was pretty cool. It's kind of hard to watch and not think about all those super-hero comics in your closet. And then you wonder if one of them would put on a costume and come over to your house and... never mind.

Here's the same crew doing another one.

Some folks will go to any lengths to get a boyfriend!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Album of the Week!

Or should that be CD of the Week? Whatever!

From A Larum by Johnny Flynn

"The Box"

"Tickle Me Pink"

Monday, August 18, 2008

This kind of post requires disclaimers

Which would be as follows:

1. I am not depressed or melancholy or moody or any of that stuff. (For right now at least.) I'm not sure what brought this string of vids to mind. Sometimes, I start out mindlessly surfing and end up on YouTube. A song will pop into my head and the video will lead to another and another and another. This time they all seemed to center around break up songs. You gotta go with the flow, man.

2. NOTHING in my personal life inspired this I swear! It's just that after looking at four or five of these things, I just had to post them for some odd reasons.

3. I know I owe some posts on other matters. They're coming, honest. It's just that there's another major one that's blocking them and, while I really should not post it due to potential repercussions, I'm convinced I can find a way to do it. The idea has gotten hold of me and won't let anything else in or out until I either vanquish it or figure out a way to post it. (I've posted some links recently that hint at the contents.)

4. Yes, I know my taste in music has its cheesy dimensions. Oh lord, how I know, especially when the 80's are involved.

So, anyway, it started with OMD:

For some reason this song was very significant for a group that I hung with in college for a while.

That led to Green Day and a song that actually did help me through a major depression about ten years ago. (one of these days I need to do a post of my personal depression-buster songs.)

Which somehow led to my favorite Pat Benatar tune. I'm telling you, the eighties, man. I can't shake 'em loose sometimes. I love the children's choir in this one. It's the perfect cheesy touch.

And if you're going to do cheese, you have to have some hair metal, in this case Poison:

And then this led me to my trifecta of high school break up songs. First ABBA:

Then Barry Manilow (My secret shame: I am a closet Manilow fan):

And finally, The Commodores, and a song I used to sit with two or three female friends and cry over. (And there were people I went to high scholl with who were surprised when I came out of the closet. Go fig.):

And that's the bunch this time. You survived. I survived. And somehow, maybe, your opinion of me survived too. If you thought this batch was maudlin, you should have seen what didn't make the cut!

Monday Morning Yummy Yummy

The Queers: "Punk Rock Girls"