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Archive for the 'Filk' Category

The Pirate’s to do List

Friday, September 19th, 2014

It’s talk like a Pirate Day!   THE PIRATE’S TO DO LIST (For Talk Like A Pirate Day, Sept 19) I’ve heard that there’s an island full of sugar cane for rum My reputation goes before But I have never come I have heard that there is a market fair where gold is flowing free-ee […]

Where’s my flying car

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Bill and Brenda Sutton ask the question…. Tre and Battery came over yesterday and we laughed and talked and drank beer and broke out the pinball machines for the little guy. Very pleasant afternoon, and Jeff and I love that they never call first. We’re either here and happy to see them or away and […]

more filking

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

A lovely time filking yestreen at Tom and Peggy’s, Cindy also in attendance. I got to sing soprano for most of the evening, which is fine if I’m not singing loud. I hope everybody has a happy pride day! or not. I light a candle for pOp, and he knows why. You have a visit […]

Library run

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

It has been yonks since I visited the library… I picked up two doorstops, one being the really excellent William T. Vollman novel Europe Central, which is an examination of totalitarianism as it affects the creative mind, set during the period just before and during WWII.  Some reviewer or other said you don’t read Vollman for […]

unchurch was delightful

Monday, June 9th, 2014

/// but I still had to wash dishes, LOL. I am feeling kind of icky still but definitely better than late last week, when all I wanted to do was take to my bed. I’ve been practicing a lot. Otto sounds great.  The housefilk on Saturday evening was fun even if I bailed early.  If […]


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

My inner racist got taken for a thorough run this morning, when I received a barely literate and yet pun-enlivened email from the Taxi company subsequent to my angry complaint. I can’t repeat it because that would be racist.  (Oh look, a really bad pun, which ties into the race of the person writing it, […]

The world on the slowdown

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Katie came by yesterday to cut my hair and listen to the message Keith left (so burbly!  So full of enthusiasm!  and his pa will join him soon!) so it was a brief but useful interaction.  We’re obviously still pretty sore with each other, but life f*cking well goes on. No word count yesterday; it […]

today, church and other things

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

I’ve got to deal with revision 5994 of Mt. Washmore, Yesterday I baked banana bread (with orange zest, cardamom and almond butter, lordy but it was good) and took it to the house filk at Tom and Peggy’s, which was so poorly attended nobody else was there so I called Rob (who apparently is not […]

I woke up super early this morning

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

So I took out some trash and put salt down on the back deck so Jeff doesn’t skid down on his ass, cause it be icy out there. Jeff is off to Victoria this morning.  He will be watching the Superb Owl with pOp. Otto is back from the shop.  I paid because it was […]


Sunday, January 26th, 2014

I had a good time at Conflikt.  The end. Okay, more details. Princess Bob taught me to crochet. Cindy fed me chocolate.  Peggy brought me tea.  The Tinneys, all three of them in diverse ways, completely and totally kicked ass.  I got a Darth Vader plushie blanket and a couple of CDs and a couple […]

Happy sigh

Friday, January 24th, 2014

I am so happy to be going, and very happy to be getting a lift with Tom and Peggy. I’m just finishing up the packing.  I probably won’t be posting that much.  I’ll be back Sunday, inshallah.  

Off to Conflikt VII tomorrow morning!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I am so looking forward to it, but no Otto, sadly.    

Filk Band Camp Weekend

Friday, January 17th, 2014

I would like to have a weekend recording songs with my filking buddies. 1.  Ask a bunch of my favourite filkers if they would set aside a weekend to record.  Anybody who didn’t want to come didn’t have to, but it would be best for 10-12 people so there’s enough tracks for an album. 2. […]

the set list

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This is what Play it With Moxie played at the Banquet at GAFilk.

Niccolo song

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I have followed lots of men to hell and halfway back again but you’re e-ffic-ient Your critiques ring in my ears and you play on my every fear and make me feel somehow deficient I will follow you and hand you gear when trouble’s brewing I will follow you When a brand new ship needs […]

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