Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday

Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument

I have yet to find a version on YouTube that I really like, but this one's pretty good.  Like every piano player, I think my interpretation is the superior one, but until I get around to recording myself for YouTube, this will have to do.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Music Monday

Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

 I am a snob about my musical comedy.  I don't really care for Flight of the Conchords or Jonathan Coulton like everyone in my demographic seems to.  Two of the better contemporary musical comedy groups today (aside from Weird Al) both hail from Australia, and since I can't pick one, today is a two-fer.

Dark Side (Tim Minchin)

What Would Jesus Do? (Axis of Awesome)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Design Doldrums

Having nothing better to do on a Saturday night, I gave the blog a bit of a sprucing up.  It's much lighter now, and I'm happier with it, though it will go through some tweaking before I can really call it "done." At some point I will have to either do some graphic work (or get the Boy to do some graphic work) and get a nice, proper header up there instead of plain text in a green box.  Among other things.

I have been notoriously and shamefully quiet on here, except to share music. Apologies, internet! I am in the thick of National Novel Writing Month and thus have few braincells to spare.  Once I finish, I hope to be back to a regular posting schedule.

In the mean time, there are some great posts at What. No mints? Sasha put together for her science week.  I meant to contribute (really I did!  I was even going to go on about helictites, the coolest speleothem EVER) but got sucked into my novel project instead.  Be on the lookout for an upcoming Science Saturday post on the topic!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday

Day 24 - A song that moves you If I ever change my mind about weddings (that is, take them seriously) then I might have to change my previous answer to this one.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday

Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

My desire to get married waxes and wanes pretty much at random.  Weddings, such as they are, seem to exist for the sole purpose of gushing over how beautiful the bride is.  Even the cute quirky hipster weddings your friends have, about a thousand people will tell the woman (or women, if they're cute quirky hipster lesbians) how beautiful they look.  As if what women should want more than anything else is to be beautiful.

On the other hand, a giant party with all of my friends sounds awesome.  If I do get married, I'll probably skip the "getting married" part and just hold a wedding reception instead.    And the first dance with the boy will be this, because it's Swedish and campy and yet also kind of appropriate.