April 20th, 2005

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katallen has something to say about Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict IVI, and 1945 that I think is worth reading.

Chase the links. And there you go.

And you know, I have that uneasy suspicion that I would have been one of the ones who was quiet and did what I was told, or who didn't get it until it was too late. I may be one of those people in the future. It could happen. I just don't know, and I do know that there have been times when I kept my mouth shut because I was scared or just too damned lazy

It's hard to walk away from Omelas.

But then, I'm not Pope. Or even Christian. And I'm only infallible on Tuesdays.
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I need help.

Specifically, I need popular song titles that reference New York City and Boston (and by popular, I mean everything from traditional music to rap, but not opera or orchestral music.)

These are for chapter titles in Whiskey & Water, so the weirder the better.

I have a partial list so far (with thanks to katallen, chance88088, and leahbobet)

Fairytale of New York.
New York State of Mind
I Love New York
Christmas in Hollis
Leaving New York
Autumn in New York.
Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More.
New York Minute
Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway
I Guess the Lord Must be in New York City
Boy From New York City
New York Girls
First We Take Manhattan
New York's Not My Home
Englishman in New York
No Sleep til Brooklyn
Lullaby of Broadway
Take the A Train
Last Exit to Brooklyn
Central Parker
Do You Miss New York?
East Village Buffalo Poppy
New York State of Blues
New York Tendaberry
New York, New York
Sex in New York City
Sidewalks of New York
Sunrise Over New York
When I'm Out With The Belle of New York

The Boston Rag
Please Come to Boston
Charlie on the MTA
Muddy Water

The weirder, as I say, the better--they have to mean something to people who don't necessarily know the song. (For example, "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City")

And what I really need right now is something with a "Lord of new York" or "Princes of New York" or whatever kind of a title.

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if I ever lose my hands I won't have to work no more

Progress notes for 20 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1010. I'll most likely kill them all in the morning.
Total Words: 45,248
Pages: 204

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
45,248 / 160,000
Reason for stopping: bed. Ugh. I think I need to be two people.
Mammalian Assistance: dogs that get beef rib bones for breakfast are happy quiet dogs.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: before his second put of coffee
Darling du jour: In some ways, cop work was a lot like selling vacuum cleaners.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, Sarah Monette, Kekropia
Interesting research tidbit of the day:
Other writing-related work: Two chapters read for truepenny.

Also, I cleaned my keyboard vigorously, including prising off key caps and deploying the vacuum, lysol wipes, tweezers, and a metal comb. (It's an old IMB (yes, that same IBM, netcurmudgeon) and it responds very cheerfully to being taken apart.)

My ctrl key works again. *g*
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