Being the violent yang to John’s Quaker yin here at MoF, the news of UCI’s shooting (see John’s twitterfeed) last night filled me with the desire for vengeance. Yahweh’s jealous anger has nothing on my righteous anger when it comes to domestic violence. Violence is not the solution to every problem (or even most of … [Read more…]
I’ve always liked this song—even before I heard the version that included /Canticle. It’s the kind of folk song that is enduring. The words and the music get under my skin, like a clan tattoo, indelible and a mark of whom I am, and make me want to learn to play the guitar (or fiddle). … [Read more…]
Kung fu cowboys, Valkyries on unicorns, Cylons, Russian nesting dolls. Mash it all together, mash it up good! How can you go wrong? My everlasting gratitude to David for introducing me to this rocking goodness.
“Kiss me. Lick your cigarette then kiss me.” I discovered this while I was in Germany and it has become my theme song of that trip. And, not a bad song, either. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (Official Music Video) – Celebrity bloopers here Although heteronormative, I like the recurring (and then changing) theme: … [Read more…]
I’m not sure how many of you are going to get this, but I have too big a crush on Felicia Day not to post this:
One of the best bands of all time, with scenes from one of the best movies of all time (it’s also on the Fight Club soundtrack): UPDATE and SPOILER warning! Just watched the whole thing–don’t look at the last minute of the video if you haven’t seen the movie yet!
I’m your only friend I’m not your only friend but I’m a little glowing friend but really I’m not actually your friend but I am. 🙂
I’ve loved what “Closer” does to me for years now. There are times when the song describes better than any words how I feel. That said, I’ve only now started exploring Nine Inch Nails’ oeuvre. I’m including a link to the Man in Black’s cover of Hurt in addition to embedded video of Closer below. … [Read more…]
Do I really need a reason to post this?
In my weaker moments, when I miss the comforting embrace of religion, I have a devotion to Mary, as do many Catholic women (I think we’re kinda supposed to), but not that Mary. No, the cool Mary. This is the most beautiful prayer to her I have ever heard. The part that makes me cry: … [Read more…]
For life is quite absurd And death’s the final word You must always face the curtain with a bow. Forget about your sin – give the audience a grin Enjoy it – it’s your last chance anyhow.
And let no one say that nothing good came out of the 80s.