Weekend Music Moves to Sunday

I know I’ve blogged this video before, but only 15 people saw it when I did, and it seems right for the last weekend music on Friday here until May. I’ll say two things about it.

  • If you want to understand the Deep South of the U.S.A., understanding this song will get you a good start.
  • I hope Randy Newman lives to be 200 and healthy. But if he doesn’t, one of his pianos should be preserved at the Smithsonian. He’s more than earned it.

Next week, an Arrow review from Melissa and a Blogging A to Z in April Challenge post will run on Friday. Since Luther is not quite done with The Walking Dead yet, we’ll have an A to Z post AND zombies on Saturday, April 4.

That doesn’t leave much space for the Weekend Music. The whole month is like that, so I’m moving the video to Sunday, featuring a single artist all month long, and combining it with an open A to Z thread that you can use to share links and chatter and such. I’m not telling you who the featured artist is in the post. You’ll just have to guess and then check back next Sunday to see if you were right.

April will be good. Friends will be made.

Carry on, and #KeepBlogging

Snowmageddon 2014: A report in memes

– If you missed this at Part Time Monster yesterday, you should check it out now. It’s not only hilariously funny, it’s shaping up to be our most popular post ever, so you know it must be good 😉

Part Time Monster

When I was in London in July 2008, there were heat wave advisories going out when there were 2 days of 80 degree weather. I chuckled a bit, but then I remembered the relativism-sunscreen, how much water to drink, and how to dress for super-warm weather wasn’t second nature for folks whose average temperatures, even in summer, were lower. And now here I am, right in the middle of what might be the South’s next Snowmageddon.


While we in the South are buckled down for Snowmageddon 2014, I’m sure many of you are smiling at us. Or outright laughing. Some of us are even laughing at us.


But remember-we experience this caliber of cold so rarely that we’re not only unaccustomed to it, but we rarely have the right clothing or tires to wander out into it. You also need to remember that it was in the 60’s here yesterday.

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