Who’ll go with me to see The Toasters (w/Soveska & Electric Sensei) tomorrow night in Brattleboro? It’s a ska show, $12–$15.
♫ “Le reel de Gabriel Deuse” by Édith Butler
Friday party time!
♫ “Spiral” by Bop makes hypnotic use of simple parts and relentless change.
Mother’s Day founder Anna Jarvis quickly came to resent its commercialization.
By the early 1920s, Hallmark Cards and other companies had started selling Mother’s Day cards. Jarvis […] organized boycotts of Mother’s Day, and threatened to issue lawsuits against the companies involved. Jarvis argued that people should appreciate and honor their mothers through handwritten letters expressing their love and gratitude, instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards. Jarvis protested at a candy makers’ convention in Philadelphia in 1923, and at a meeting of American War Mothers in 1925. By this time, carnations had become associated with Mother’s Day, and the selling of carnations by the American War Mothers to raise money angered Jarvis, who was arrested for disturbing the peace.
The spring peepers have started peeping. ♥
I saw 3 flying squirrels tonight! I didn’t get to see them glide, but they sure moved quickly up and down the tree and across to the one next to it.
♫ “Too Funky In Here” by James Brown
“I need a little air freshener
under the drum
open up the window, y’all
let out some”
Seeking a bookshelf, ideally 2′ wide by 6’–7′ feet tall, for free or cheap. Got one?
(To the tune of “Hot Stuff“)
Sittin’ here hearin’ my snowed-in neighbor
startin’ their snowblower that stalls
Shoveled out my plowed-in, buried driveway
glaring at the snow as it falls
Living in some Hoth stuff, baby, this evening
I mean some Hoth stuff, baby, tonight
Don’t want that Hoth stuff, baby, this evening
Gonna have some Hoth stuff, gonna have to shovel all night
(Apologies to Donna Summer)
A Christmas story in which Beelzebub sends a little demon to harass a pickle salesman, Clive Barker’s “The Yattering And Jack” (season 4, episode 7 of Tales From The Darkside) is an odd delight.
♫ “Butts On Fire” by Kristin Andreassen
Instant winter classic. Stay warm this Xmas! :)