Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Article by Cincinnati Babyhead:
I think you all know that CB is a big fan of The Band. When I went to see “The Last Waltz there’s a scene where Martin Scorsese is walking through a recording studio with Rick Danko talking about what he, Danko is up to. Rick ends up sitting at the control board in the mixing room and says in his laid back way “Just making music”. The scene is then taken over by a song I had never heard before. It’s Danko singing and I had to find that record. I did and this is the album that it’s on. The song was ‘Sip The Wine”. I still get a few chills when I hear it..… (read more).
Article by J Nicholas Price at The Hofflebrock:
I’m stuck on this idea about being able to freeze time for a few seconds whenever I want. I’m stuck thinking that this could go somewhere other than the standard super(anti)hero vigilante badassery. I’m stuck with my mind half in the gutter thinking of ways a person could use this in the (new)age old trope of time freeze fuckery. It all seems fairly cliché, but in a bad way. In an easy way. In a I’d write it to make money, not to satisfy my writerly soul sort of way.…Read more
Article by Nadine at Bloomwords:
15:38. Why do I feel so blocked again, from posting on this site? I think it’s because I no longer understand its purpose.
When I started my second blog on WordPress, that purpose seemed clear; it was to engage with the extension of the word “sober.” Sober: this word I had long detested and written off. “Serious, sensible, and solemn.” Oh no, I wanted no sombre feeling, I wanted only playfulness, wildness, cheerfulness. But finally, I had neither extreme, so I decided to relax on my linguistic nitpicking, and go for “sobriety,” after all; a further-developed word, that seemed inherently cheerful and optimistic, had a natural joyful ring. The jury’s still out on its future; it lives only in the present day.… (Read more).
Poem by Intellectual Shaman:
I would rather be
where the air is thin
and the invisible wind
bangs the hinges of a rusty door
deep in the mountains
where the crowds don’t go.
How much traffic have we seen
or arguments heard?…. (Read full poem)
You tube interview by Netflix is a Joke:
Adam Scott sat down with Zach Galifianakis to discuss whether or not Martin Scorsese remembers him and if he can give a smile that doesn’t say, “I just fucked your girlfriend.” (Watch full interview)
I watched the video and I can’t stop smiling.
If I had a girlfriend you wouldn’t dare smile at me like him I hope.
I’d be laughing my head off…
Haha. That’s poor form Bruce!
I know – I apologize….
Now I know what you get up to when you’re not blogging. Hehe.
I thought they were the same thing?
Interesting blog post format, and diverse. Liked the concept.
Thanks for those encouraging words. I really appreciate it.
Ahahaha “…backslash four aich one six nine four, equals, then percentage mark, and then there’s a… period…” so good.
Thanks so much for the mention, so kind. (And “aw, man… did I **really** go and post that on the innernets?” ;))
You’re welcome. I really admired how you put yourself out there. Authenticity like that is hard to come by on social media.
Well, that truly means a lot to me. Thank you 🙏
Thanks for the Rick Danko link…I always wanted to know about that song as well.
So did I and it just popped up magically in CB’s blog. I’ve since downloaded this wonderful song. I would like to hear the whole album one day!
“We must sip the wine”
I can’t stop smiling OR laughing. I love this new thing you’ve introduced me (us) to, Zach’s “interview” show. It’s great. The tap dancers….. LOL!
Also the musings about freezing time, among other things, and smoking.
Love this sentence: “A flexing of the gossamer tissue holding his brain in place inside his skull.”
On a side note, something that irks me is when people used to have a bad habit, then they quit, then whenever the topic comes up later in their life, they’re sort of holier than thou about it.
A surprise example of this was a cousin I saw recently: he’s about 10 years older than me, and he’s a musician, and he used to smoke. I was complaining about how “too PC” everyone is, especially with the vicious attacks and shaming of smokers (and I’m not even a smoker!).
But the way I see it is nobody cares about smoking or smokers in a humane way: it’s just the insurance companies that don’t want to pay when they get cancer or other illnesses, right?
So I was complaining to my cousin–it’s gone too far! Now they’re coming down on vaping! And people can’t even SMOKE OUTSIDE, for God’s sake! OUTSIDE.
And my cousin, the funky musician ex-smoker said, “Well…I kinda agree. I’m kinda down with all that….”
I couldn’t believe it.
First, that he used to smoke, so he knows what it’s all about, what it’s like to be enslaved, to “need” it, etc.
Second–the outside thing. No. I’m sorry, no! That is total BS. If they’re going to fine people for smoking outside and shame them then they have to do that for every single person in L.A. (and everywhere else) who drives a car.
IF people think a waft of smoke trailing past their nose as they walk through a park is going to give the cancer–think again. The billions of tons of pollution spewing out from car exhausts every single day non-stop 24/7 is what is going to give you some kind of disease, sooner or later.
Banning smoking everywhere is just a completely fallacious suggestion that people have “some kind of control” in their lives in this rapidly spiraling out of control world.
And I was sad that my funky musician cousin had no empathy for the situation and that even he has fallen under the “self-righteousness” spell the Uber-PCers are spewing out as the one and only truth!
Lastly, if you’re an ex-smoker and you agree with my cousin, just ignore everything I just said, lol !! Everyone’s obviously entitled to their own opinion. And I know from first-hand accounts with hubby how hard it is to quit smoking to begin with.
Jeez–sorry for blabbing so much.
I’m glad you like the ‘Between Two Ferns’ interviews. The Barrack Obama one is good too!
Regarding people overcoming life threatening addictions, I don’t have a problem if they evangelise a bit. They can be difficult habits to kick. I don’t understand the latest war the PC woke community and press have against vapors. Why don’t they report on the 10’s of thousands of deaths which occur daily as a result of regular cigarette consumption?
Wokeness as far as I can tell is very Brave New Worldish in which persons and issues they wage a war against. It’s hard to find news sources that don’t have this daily source of PC diatribe.
I was not aware of the intention to ban people smoking outside. Please blabber-on.. it’s interesting conversation.
Yes, people who kick the habit can brag and be proud and happy–and rightly so–but when their empathy evaporates and their success morphs into demands that everyone else do what they do, I’m not sure that attitude goes very far. My cousin just freaked me out a little, tho, ’cause I guess I just have a naive, cliched perception of musicians being creative folk who can sort of see “the bigger picture” and don’t subscribe to what the mob’s demanding at any given moment.
I still went on WAY too long about it above. My deepest apologies, lol.
I need to look for the Obama between the ferns–definitely!
That will no doubt brighten up my day………
I understand exactly what you mean. Their disdain for the habit they kicked can spill over into this virtue signalling and moral exhibitionism.
I understand our getting sidetracked on other things and please don’t feel the least bit apologetic!
Yes. Yes, it did!
“I’m not letting her (Michelle) anywhere near you.”
“Who gave you permission to film here?”
“Watch the spider bite.”
“That’s the other hand.”
But you just made me so nostalgic. Ah…..the good old days. Before utter insanity unleashed its foulness unto America…..and even the world……
Their are just so many great one liners in that Barrack interview. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well.
My favourite of all of the ‘between two ferns’ interviews is with Jerry Seinfeld.
I hope you had a good week Stacey!
Thanks. It wasn’t bad. Same to you, Matthew!