Archive for the 'Performance' Category
Sometimes a retreat is in order, to circle the wagons and refresh the spirit. Often as not, my happy place is full of music. That doesn't mean that all the music is upbeat or positive, though. The rain falls there, too.
(References are in the comments section of the website.)
Different Drummer: Experiment 626 (Stitch)
When you understand the persecution a group thinks they will suffer, whether based on rational conclusions or not, it provides great insight into what they would do if given ultimate and absolute power. We are wise to be wary. The people who predicted Obama would "round up" both Christians and guns might just pose a similar dire threat to their perceived political enemies. We haven't done a sufficient job of denouncing false prophecies in recent years, and now we must deal with the political consequences.
I apologize, President Obama, on behalf of all Christians for the false and hateful things said about you during the past 8 years from the pulpit and over the airwaves by self-proclaimed Christians. They were as wrong as their predictions have turned out to be.
Different Drummer: Bette Midler
The 1972-73 television season is the first time I can remember seeking out new shows on TV, beyond just Saturday morning cartoons. Even at a young age, I was able to find under-appreciated programs that I still love to this day.
Different Drummer: Peter Cushing
My father died decades ago, gone so long that memory is the only way to interact with him. Music is a big part of those memories, and he was the only member of our family who didn't play an instrument. He still left his musical notes in the form of taste, curiosity, and patience. Hopefully, that is one of the things the world still sees of him through me.
Different Drummer: Gisele MacKenzie
While identifying artists with only one song on my MP3 player a year ago, I noted that some of the tracks qualify as "not safe for work" (NSFW) and set them aside for a follow-up podcast in the future. Now.
Different Drummer: Dee Snider
|The Party Starts Now|
|I Don't Care About You|
|Short D@#k Man|
|I Must Increase My Bust|
|Let It Whip|
|Sportin' a Woody|
|He Touched Me|
|If I Had a Rocket Launcher|
|Brand New Key|
|Slave to my D@#k|
|Shake Them Ti##ies|
|Too Young To Date|
|This Clouded Heart|
|You Oughta Know|
This Sunday in 2016 is more than just Mother's Day observed in the United States of America. It's also a day the world recognizes as the end of one of the bloodiest military conflicts in world history. Most of us, though, do not really recognize the date, at least not like we recognize dates at the beginning of that same world war. Perhaps we don't commemorate enough of the right days.
The theme for World Storytelling Day 2016 (March 20th) is Strong Women.
"Part Time (A Neosurrealist Preparing Responses Before an Exit Interview)" combines dream narratives and imagery.
"What The Neighbors Think" relates a story from SWIM (really) that is NSFW (definitely).
Different Drummer: Klixen