Allegra Rivett Sloman's blog

I acknowledge that I and all my relations in the lower mainland live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō  and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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Archive for the 'Filk' Category


Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Attending, Alex and Alex and Katie and Paul and Keith and Mike and Cindy and Tom and Peggy and we sang and played and laughed and ate and it was most excellent. Thank you Paul for hosting. Happy sigh. No hours, 440 words. Today I’m cooking up something for the circle dinner tonight and maybe […]


Monday, April 13th, 2015

Block and mute, block and muteevery day I deploy youButton swift, it’s a giftPeaceful now I enjoy youWeeding the internet troll by trollWork goes on foreverBlock and mute, block and muteBless my home page forever (Sung to the tune of Edelweiss.)

Miles does it again

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

My filking buddy Andrew, who goes by Miles Vorkosigan on facebook, read or pretended to read a book that would allow you to write better horror. The book made him facepalm.  So he decided to write a trashy horror novelists description of a facepalm, and then got carried away and did multiple versions.  I hope […]

Some progress

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Used CPAP last night.  The Liposic allowed me to open my eyes without creaking this morning (still dreffle dry, but not the :spend twenty minutes thinking sad thoughts to get my tear ducts to work so I can open them: dry of yesterday morning, which was a horrid start to the day). My new routine […]

Why won’t you die? (It’s a song, don’t worry)

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Here it is… Also, I thought I’d lost a different SG1 song, and it turns out I haven’t.  I’ll have to construct a new tune for the verse, but the chorus (the most important part of the song) is still firmly lodged. Yesterday was an editing as opposed to writing day, but I still ploughed […]

Vampire, pass by

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Paul and I gave blood yesterday. (I drained in 8 minutes, a new personal record!) He was joshing with the phlebotomist and she turns to me and asks if she can trust him and I said, blandly, “He’s my ex so I’m the wrong person to ask” which triggered much hilarity. Paul clots so fast […]

Dishing With Joyce

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Dishing With Joyce

At last a deadline

Friday, January 9th, 2015

I am going to try to complete a couple of songs in Songwriter so I can export them as PDFs and get them into the Conflikt song book. Much as it pains me to say it, I can’t afford to make trips to the US and otherwise spend the income I have, so I am […]

All is merry and bright

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Paul gave me and Jeff motion detector lights; the upgetting to pee is now a lot easier.  Paul’s approach to Christmas gifts is to buy a bag of useful objects and let you pick which one you like – this year the theme was light, so it was headlamp, motion detector light or keychain flashlight. […]

Yay, it’s an Alexander day!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Alex will be at church with Katie, or so it was arranged and I piously hope will come to pass.  I do coffee today so it’s even money whether or not I get to be upstairs for the homily portion.  Sue is taking me in early and I’ll do an inventory and see if there’s […]

The Philae Bounce

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

TTTO The Jersey Bounce.  Extra credits if you can imagine Ella Fitzgerald singing it.   They call it that Philae bounce Miscalculate by an ounce The ESA tension mounts Wherever they aimed, they really should feel no shame It started in Darmstadt town Decided to put it down On Comet 67P That’s quite a feat […]


Saturday, November 8th, 2014

I know it’s  very weird to be rehearsing with a band that I’m not part of, but given that Mayhem has constraints (how can Mayhem HAVE constraints) that I can’t get into, because, strangely, reasons involving stupidity on the part of others in foreign climes, I kind of have to.  I suppose that wasn’t really […]

Kittens at midnight

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Kittens at Midnight Okay, here it is. I am VERY MUCH going for the Warner Brothers sound, so don’t tell me if that’s not what you’re hearing.    


Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I have worked up the chords for Just Might Stick Around (it’s in E minor, just like most of Cohen’s tunes).  It amazes me that there is A WEBSITE that has THE SINGING RANGES of various popular singers.  So I was able to google “What is Leonard Cohen’s singing range” and POOF.  All this information, […]

Church at the beach

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Well, I took those 478 steps yesterday to Wreck.  When Mike and I got there, there was an immense fog blowing across Marine Dr.  For maybe thirty seconds we debated going down to the beach, as it appeared a breezy and clammy time was to be had, but by three o’clock the fog had moved […]

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