Also is Mitch McConnell rotting in hell (where he belongs) yet?
I heard he’s gonna “retire” soon.
I hope that’s just a funny way of saying gonna “rot in hell (where he belongs)” soon.
🎵 Michael shared this group w me. I feel awe considering our ability to create beauty from breath (and practice!). It’s human & universal.
Here’s their Ave Verum Corpus, which I sang in high school w Sr. Ensemble. We got a 1 at contest 💅
We had 20-some voices—here’s what it sounds like w 6.
This dog 🐶 🐾🥰💞💞💞
Struggling with some focus issues this week as I work. I’m doggedly hyper focused, but on the wrong priorities. I can’t get to the tasks I wanted to start and finish on Tuesday because I keep working on other stuff. I’m supposed to have this eLearning course done this week and I don’t think it’s going to be physically possible unless I work on Saturday or Sunday.
I think I might need more Garfields for my office desk downtown.
And a better cord management system, ew.
Here’s a Betty Davis song all about booze and liquor and drinking and getting drunk and drinking more and also drinking.
Great listening for your next happy hour or disco dance or fine dining experience.
Not particularly recommended for playing at 12-step meetings, however.
I went down some YouTube rabbit holes about a decade ago and stumbled onto this one-of-a-kind way-ahead-of-her-time artist named Betty Davis. I immediately realized this funkstress supreme was a underrated touchstone who opened up a helluva lotta doors for a helluva lotta women. She died in 2022.
😭 I’m still upset that the episode of 30 Rock with Oprah Winfrey got yanked from all the streaming platforms and digital stores. I mean, I get it (although I’ll never really get it since that first “I get it” is about to be followed up with a “but” which means I don’t really get it), but it was so funny! I wish they could’ve AI edited out the B-story and kept Oprah and Liz (and Pam).
I mentioned PunkPost: Beautifully Handwritten Cards Mailed by Artists For You the other day.
This is the PunkPost card I sent Michael for Valentine’s Day.
Cool, huh? ❤️
It was a spectacle that almost nobody would have predicted: Joe Biden’s only nominee to the Supreme Court urging Trump’s lawyer to be more assertive.
Honestly my weight loss goal is to lose enough weight to be able to fit into the Kate Bush Fish People shirt that I got. Here’s the logo/image. Isn’t that gorgeous?!
There was a band called Frente! in the early mid 90s that you might remember. They were Australian and did an acoustic cover of a New Order song called Bizarre Love Triangle. Their original song Labor of Love got some radio play, too. But their second album, Shape, wasn’t particularly commercially successful or popular but it is such a good album. They were maturing in their writing and playing and it really deserved more recognition. I would’ve loved to have seen where they would’ve gone next, but they split up. They were the opening act, touring for Shape, when I saw Everything But the Girl with my friend, Krista, in high school-the second concert I ever went to (Tori Amos was first). Anyway, the version of Shape on Apple Music has a differently mixed version of the first song, but I can’t find anywhere why or where it came from. I really like it. The last I knew, they remastered and re-released their first album for its 21st anniversary - I was a kickstarter supporter - but haven’t heard a peep since.
Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung is one of my favorite 80s songs. Along with the original, there’s an orchestral version and a re-recorded version on Apple Music and I’m listening to all three this morning. 🎵
Because of course they did. I am SO ready for reasonable people to all light a torch, grab a pitchfork, and be done rolling over and taking it from the right wing once and for all. End the corruption. Eat the rich. Tax the churches. Abolish legalized slavery. Fix the goddamn environment. Care for the vulnerable. Hand out healthcare like it’s Halloween candy. Obliterate fascists. And lock him the fuck up.
🎹 Still audio-reading Resistance by Tori Amos. Still crying in nearly every chapter. She just finished reading The Beekeeper at the end of this chapter about her mother and visions and death and nothing but surely there’s something and so I listened to the song and I’m a wreck. An absolute wreck.