October 12th, 2006

bear by san

baby you can drive my car--

Today, my goals are simple: Revise "Orm the Beautiful," think very hard about "Babylon and On," which may also wind up being named "Dark On Wednesday" (It needs more plot than night-golfing vampires, no matter what my backbrain says) and reread the existing New Amsterdam stories

The weekend appears to be devoted to a Ren Faire, museum-going, and dinner with friends, and tonight is Archery Night, so there's no telling how much might actually get done.

In other news, I may not be replete with degrading sex like some people, but the latest Blood & Iron review on Amazon comforts me that I can at least epater the bourgeoisie* every now and again.

That's a nice feeling.

(Actually, I have plenty of degrading sex, thank you very much. It's just mostly not in print yet. Gimme a year.**)

The good news is, my Dad liked it.




* bad French for "scaring the straights." Don't feel bad: I had to get truepenny to explain it to me.



**truepenny wrote all the sex scenes. Why are you looking at me like that? In fact, she also wrote all the icky sex scenes in the book that will soon no longer be named The Stratford Man, and The Journeyman Devil, too.

Really.

Really!!! ***

***not really.

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evile overbear

You want it, you take it, you pay the price.

but first, a meme

via curgoth, the self-abuse version of the Life Soundtrack Meme:

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

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bear by san

I really like the things that happen to rock and roll when you let competent musicians at it.

Having accomplished the to-do list, at least to reasonable levels of satisfaction, I'm indulging myself in a little Youtube.

Unfortunately, there's not much in the way of recent Tull (Here's a clip of "Wond'ring Aloud" from the Living in the Past DVD, anyway). But this 1982 performance of "Sweet Dream" more than makes up for it.

I would have the children of that keyboard intro.

Also, you may note that, while Ian Anderson has discovered the dance belt, his phallic symbol is still the bestest one in rock and roll.

The beard, Ian, though... was tragic. Sorry, man. Too much hair and we can't see the hideous faces you're making, and where's the fun in that?

(This song, by the way, is to blame for my novelette "The Rest of Your Life in a Day," which I may even sell one of these days.)
bear by san

Bonus! Cognitive dissonance.

Devo, "The Girl You Want," circa 1980.

Terrible video quality in the clip, but man, check out the audience in the barettes, the granny dresses, and the FREDs, staring down at these boys in their glittery sharkskin suits, skinny ties and LEGO hats, taking the '80's right between the eyes.

That's Science Fiction, right there, boys.
david bowie black tie - sosostris2012

Hey, John, incoming!

So I was packaging up subs to send out tomorrow, and I may have committed the tyop of the century:

"Gordon Van Gender"

...glad I caught that one before I hit print.
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