What's to do when suffering with insomnia? Why, watch Christmas videos on YouTube, of course.
Growing up, my brother and I's favorite Christmas flick was The Year Without a Santa Claus. This song is a riot... Mr. Snow Miser/Mr. Heat Miser Song ...
From Santa Claus is Coming to Town... Put One Foot in Front of the Other...
Another from Santa Claus is Coming to Town... sung by Fred Astaire......
Goodbye my loves. You once meant so much to me. I thank each and every single one of you for being there when I needed to listen, connect, learn, engage. I have moved on. You have all been replaced. Technology... innovation... killed off all of you, slowly, one by one.
Let's have a memorial service.
First, a poem...
Nothing Gold Can Stay ~ Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides...
My print version is on its way. Should have it in a week or so. But in the meantime I am going to start reading it as an eBook on my tablet.
This is an ongoing post, updated regularly until I finish the book.
Let the reading begin...
Good morning. And indeed it is. After reading Moz's book in bed last night, I slept like a baby. Didn't want to put it down. But I knew I had a busy day up ahead.
This is going to sound cliche, but the book is a page...
Want to see me on my knees? Knee boarding, that is? I finally edited an old video file down to a smaller size so that I could upload it onto YouTube. The footage was taken in the late 90s on Lake Odessa in Tampa, Florida. My ex-fiance, Rich, and I rented a house on the lake. We called it the picker shack because it was so old and worn down. We only made our home there because we lived to go boating, tubing, and knee boarding. We were obsessed. Plus it was pretty close to the university I was...
This has been a re-commitment ceremony of sorts... this active listening and lyrics posting. In these last two weeks, I have listened to well over 200 Morrissey songs. My journey is now complete. So, what effect has it had upon my fandom, a friend recently asked? Well... I am going to give it a few days to marinate. And then I will let you know. Next Thursday, the 29th, I am going to see Morrissey 25: Live in Sedona. I plan to blog about my experience. Perhaps I will address the fandom...
I love twisted things... things that are dark and dramatic and depressing yet humorous as well. When it comes to music, nobody, I mean NOBODY, writes depressing lyrics that are so belly-laughing funny, like Morrissey does. This is his greatest charm... attraction... what makes me love his music so much.
I will listen to each Smiths album in its entirety, including the B-sides off the singles, and decide what I think is a hoot--in my current frame of mind. It is interesting how our take...
This is Part II. Albums Southpaw Grammar - Viva Hate. See Part I here.
I will listen to each album in its entirety, including the B-sides off the singles (and other tracks released, sung around that time), and decide what I think is a hoot--in my current frame of mind. It is interesting how our take on a song changes with the seasons. We may not have found certain things funny ten years ago... such as growing old, until we can relate to it ourselves, perhaps. Of course, there are...
I love twisted things... things that are dark and dramatic and depressing yet humorous as well. My favorite film director, Pedro Almodóvar, is a master at incorporating all these elements into his film masterpieces. When it comes to music, nobody, I mean NOBODY, writes depressing lyrics that are so belly-laughing funny, like Morrissey does. This is his greatest charm... attraction... what makes me love his music so much.
Was just listening to Years of Refusal... and a few stood out. I...
You do not want to believe.
You are sleeping.
Not any longer. Looking back on that salient year, 2004, has reignited a passion... a passion for accepting the truth. The truth that, as much as I have denied the fact or teased others about it, Morrissey's music has indeed saved my life. Maybe not literally. His songs have never loosened the noose, compelled me to drop the blade, or uncock the pistol. But figuratively they have. During my darkest hours, he has made me feel connected,...
Prose for a change...
A thought... my writing style has changed over the years. Right now I am over-using ellipses. A few years back I was into the em-dash. Before that, I used semicolons excessively. Now I hate them and rarely use them at all. I think they should be rendered obsolete like the penny.
Another thought... I have been spending too much time on Solo these last two weeks. I have had too much free time on my hands and have wasted it arguing with people that mean nothing to...
Pure Morning - Placebo
A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend with weed is better
A friend with breasts and all the rest
A friend who's dressed in leather
Placebo sound best on an iPod w/ high-quality ear buds...
Or listen to these great tracks on YouTube...
Every You, Every Me
You Don't Care About Us
Running up that Hill
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Song to Say Goodbye to
Where is My Mind?
Slave to the...
Best 2012 releases:
Take This Waltz
Side by Side
Zero Dark Thirty
The Hunger Games
Silver Linings Playbook
Pitch Perfect (for fun factor)
Best non-2012 films:
Gates of Heaven
2001 Space Odyssey
My Dinner With Andre
Some Like It Hot
This is Not a Film
La Dolce Vita
Bonnie and Clyde
The Magic of Reality
Poorly Made in China: An...
Michael Stipe & Morrissey
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