Today’s Music: Amy Lynn and the Gunshow – Can’t Put My Finger On It
(Or listen on Soundcloud. It’s a cleaner copy, and there are several songs there.)
Note on Today’s Music: I heard of them a few days ago. I am eagerly awaiting their CDs in them mail. Hope you like them too.
Note on Today’s Guap: I’m exhausted. Got home last night at 0130. Went to see Violent Femmes in Central Park. They did 4 Songs – not sure of the first, then Nightmare, Blister In The Sun, then Add It Up. And then the heavens opened,and once the lightning flashed,they cleared the stage. 15 min later they called the show. So that’s 20+ min standing in the driving rain. (Sorry, RoS, no Gone Gone Gone. Just wet, wet, wet.)
But Today’s Music was playing at the Cutting Room at 2200. They didn’t come on until 2230. I sat in soaked clothes for the whole show. And after the first song, I didn’t notice at all. They were that good.
So I hope you all check them out. I’ll be adding them to the Music That Turns Me On page above once I get some sleep, or coffee. Pop in there, and let me know what you’re listening to too.
One last note – each week I put up a few links to stuff that caught my eye over the week. The first one goes beyond the passion for music to the physical mechanics of it. I hope you check that out too, while listening to Amy Lynn belt out her lyrics.
And thanks for coming by!
Once more, unto the weekend! We made it, and around we go again. And what else was going around? Blogs!
Here’s some of what I read…
Nicole Warner wrote fascinatingly about child opera prodigies, an excellent window to a world I knew nothing about. (And if that’s not your thing, she’s also teaching German!) We Poets Show It posted a great poem for someone in need, and Empowered Grace wrote a moving story of magical alchemy.
As always, I feel a little more rounded as a person from all the great stuff I read this week.
But there was also something last week that was best read without thinking too hard. Yes, it was last week’s poll, where we asked how you would cure insomnia. And some of your answers kept me up all week. Here’s what you said. (As always, my answers are snoring in italics, with just a bit of drool rolling down their punctuation.)
watching soccer….. or golf – Revis
(I only watch real sports.)
Searching for an honest Member of Congress. (Addie)
(GAH! Thinking about Congress, I may never sleep again!)
get up and do something! (Stacy)
(I don’t think you understood the question…)
Sleeping – Hotspur
(I know you didn’t understand the question. )
Listening to Tom odell’s album ‘long way down’ is rather soothing.
(Didn’t he open for MegaDeath?)
Just have kids. The Bumble Files
(I thought that would leave me awake but exhausted?)
If you get a good answer will you pass it on? Insomniac Benzeknees
(I will share it in a dream.)
Open social media. It is all the same thing claiming to be individual. Red.
(I don’t think being an Internet Zombie quite counts as sleeping…)
More insomnia. -The Waiting
(Because more of a bad thing is never enou- waitaminute…)
wait a minute! there is a cure??!! must be Moby Dick. (UndercoverL)
(Call me Insomniael…)
Counting Sheep . . .onety-one . . .
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
(Whoa – I just want to sleep for one night!)
Cure? Sleep is for the weak. thematticuskingdom
(*Backs away slowly in case that assertion woke your wife*)
eating a nice lamb sandwich, wondering where all the sheep went. thematticuskingdom
(I can’t sleep on a full stomach. It’s too lumpy.)
Vodka. Lots of vodka. thematticuskingdom
(We’re asking about nighttime sleep. Not daytime breakfast.)
reading the adventures of Brig. thematticuskingdom
(It’s almost as riveting as Sherlock Holmes.)
Talking to friends on the other side of the planet who are in daytime MyBeautifulThings
(Trying to place the accents keeps me up.)
Sleep. Duh – Twindaddy
(I can’t believe you stole Elyse’s answer!)
brickhousechick says: I heard the Yoga Corpse Pose does the trick
(Yes, but then I’d have to do yoga.)
Sleeping. Duh. Elyse Elyse 54.5
(I can’t believe you stole TwinDaddy’s answer!)
(Doesn’t he host Girls Gone Wild?)
Reading back issues of The Economist while drinking Sleepy Time tea.Susie Lindau
(The Economist goes better with Tequila.)
Sky diving without a parachute Andro
(Leading to a dirt nap…)
A smack in the chops Andro
(Why are you hitting my dinner?)
Don’t go to sleep, ever… Andro
(Isn’t that the problem we’re trying to solve?)
Sleeping through it. Kayjai
(It keeps waking me at the good parts.)
Sleep? Who needs it? Hey, where’s the Red Bull? WHERE IS IT? Not A Punk Rocker
(Words I never thought I’d say: You may have had enough…)
Reading Guapola poll archives (Frank)
(CAREFUL!!! For sleep, use a very low dosage. A smidge too much causes insanity.)
Congratulations to Anonymous for this week’s winning answers. And from the offered choices, the most popular was My bottle of vodka and I don’t know what you’re talking about., so for all of you with wicked hangovers, CONGRATULATIONS!!!.
But it isn’t all just tossing and turning alone in bed. Sometimes it’s tossing and turning with someone else! And that leads to rumpled sheets and sweat. And occasionally, babies.
So what if, like me, you’re not a little-people person? Then how do you enjoy fun without consequences? Well, that’s this weeks poll. Answer often, answer with someone you love, and answer (possibly) consequence free. But answer by 2359 EDT, Wednesday 18 September, because that’s when this one ends. (And if you leave an “Other” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)
And until next week, since we’re on the subject of kids, enjoy these
And if you want to know what kids are really like, here’s one more.
Have a great week, everyone. See you…out there…