Weekend Music: Oo De Lally!

If you are looking for Melissa’s Arrow review, scroll down. I am monkeying around with the schedule again, as I am wont to do.

I heard this song on a tv commercial a few days ago. Had no idea it was written by Roger Miller. Found this cover. Dude has a smooth voice, and he knows his banjo. The visual part is perfectly adequate, but a little fuzzy and the lighting is not the best. In other words, “artistic.” I like.

Stuff:

  • I’m hosting the #WeekendCoffeeShare this week, so my coffee post will be at the Monster rather than my own blog.
  • My #1000Speak post is done and in the queue at Just Gene’O. Since I am not doing a coffee post there this week, I’ll treat you to an excerpt tomorrow instead 😀 (Tell me I’m not good!)
  • Feminist Friday is happening at The Lobster Dance, like, now.
  • I will see you for #SundayBlogShare unless a big emergency happens.
  • There will be Tolkien at the Monster on Monday, written by me!!

Happy Weekend!

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Bonus Music and Other Things: The FUTURE!

So, this is way late and I am in the mood for some Leonard Cohen. In addition to being one of the most versatile singer-songwriters I can think of, I consider him a poet of the first rank. Because he is very good at pointing out that almost everyone is playing a rigged game, through no fault of their own. He thinks that is just a part of the human condition, if I read his work correctly, and pointing it out is a worthy thing for a poet to do.

The first, and most important thing you need to know, other than my thoughts on Leonard Cohen, is that Jeremy will be back on Wednesday. Batman is a bit of a culture hero around this place, and the blog you see before you today would not exist in its current form if not for the fact that Jeremy delivered the Batman every week for almost seven months last year, which gave me the breathing room I needed to just love blogging and do all the meta-stuff. So do stop by and read Jeremy.

We will have our other features, as well, and OMG, the Walking Dead is back and so is LUTHER!

Our friend Nerd in the Brain is on a quest to spread kindness and happiness across the blogosphere, and she now has a hashtag and some badges to go along with her #ThreeThingsThursday feature.  Check it out! She’s good with you stealing the idea, and I will tell you. This feature includes many of the elements that have allowed the #WeekendCoffeeShare to become a thing. If you are in the market for a Thursday feature, or just enjoy spreading some positive vibes, this is for you.

I barely tweeted this weekend, and almost did not even post. Because I am helping out with a super-secret project which involves offering people an e-book that I am included in for absolutely free (it will take a while, but it will happen!) Also, some crazy-good feminism happened on Sabina’s Friday thread and that required a lot of my attention. You might enjoy scanning that thread. I recommend it.

Have a fabulous week and a world domination joke!

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Not Everyone Was Born to Be a King . . . But EVERYONE Can Raise a Glass and Sing!

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This is one of Diana’s anthems. I post it from time to time to make her smile. Also, to make a philosophical point in a humorous way. It has the added bonus of dropping an F-bomb on the front page of a blog that is notoriously conservative where the publishing of profanity is concerned. And it is truly the only eulogy I need.

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Weekend Music: Closing Time

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This is your last weekend music of 2014, and what could be better to end the year than Leonard Cohen riffing on bar culture, one-night-stands, missed opportunities, and country music (yes, he’s saying something about country music here).

We need to talk about A to Z here and about Feminist Fridays at Just Gene’O this weekend. Announcing contributors immediately after the new year. We’re almost out of time for planning and such, so we need to make the most of this next week.

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