Friday Foolishness – Immaculate Edition


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.
Insomnia
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!!!)
PMAO… suicide
(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 πŸ™‚
(Yes, but then I’d have to do yoga.)
Sleeping. Duh. Elyse Elyse 54.5
(I can’t believe you stole TwinDaddy’s answer!)
Charlie Rose
(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 πŸ™‚ 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!!!.
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Don't have kids. They may dress like this.

Don’t have kids. They may dress like this.


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 β€œOther” 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…

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71 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Immaculate Edition

  1. Have a great weekend, Guap! Maybe some of the answers to your poll will give you some great ideas!! Or maybe not….hmmm…

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  2. I love the Femmes! I was lucky enough to see them in Milwaukee and Madison when they were just breaking out. Now I’m going to have to go back and find my old albums!

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  3. The Violent Femmes! Awesome!
    Sorry you didn’t get to hear “Kiss Off”

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  4. Another good laugh reading through all these
    answers to Insomnia πŸ™‚ Roger Rabbit was pretty
    good too πŸ™‚ lol Did you watch the Jessica Rabbit
    video afterwards, a step by step tutorial, how do
    you mean what was I watching that for? Well she
    is a doll πŸ™‚ No not the cartoon character, I mean
    her… And talented also πŸ™‚

    Have a great
    rest of Friday Guap πŸ™‚

    Andro

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  5. You keep getting rained on at your shows. Maybe you should stick to indoor venues for a while?
    That’s a bummer they didn’t get to play my song, but thanks for thinking of me anyway.
    Amy Lynn’s voice is hot! Thanks for the turn on.
    Loved the reads this week too. The science behind Jackie E. was interesting.
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Thank you again for the Amy Lynn recommendation!

    The Violent Femmes are great, lucky you!

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  7. Hey, I could have said something like….read Guapola.

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  8. So nice of you to mention me! Have a lovely weekend!!!

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  9. All of the above would also work.

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  10. Lovely weekend. No insomnia here — sleep like a baby, sorry!

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  11. I love the song Blister in the Sun, but the following line always creeps me out: “Body and beats, I stain my sheets — I don’t even know why”—Ew!

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  12. I almost missed my Friday morning foolishness…..that is a sin!! Hope you have a great weekend, Guap. (And I finally remembered to put in my two cents for the next poll)

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  13. Violent Femmes – now there’s a band

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  14. OMG! I won! I’m Anonymous! YAY! My life hasn’t gotten this good since I found out I could like my own Facebook posts!

    My favorite answer of yours for this week was:

    Listening to Tom odell’s album β€˜long way down’ is rather soothing.
    (Didn’t he open for MegaDeath?) LOLOL!!

    Thank you, Guap, for all the funny laugh out loud comments you left this week and thank you for the shout out tweet recommending my sons music! It really meant a lot to me. Okay now I’m getting all sentimental. Well I can’t help it! I won this week’s Friday Foolishness! Woo-hoo!!

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  15. Thanks for the Amy Lynn. New to me. But why is she sitting down? And I’ll have you know that, before I asked that, I checked out her other videos to make sure she wasn’t confined to a wheelchair, which would have made me sound like a butt worm.
    Also: Butt worms are an excellent contraceptive method.

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  16. Revis, Revis, Revis…. mocking soccer? I may have to demote you. Choose carefully the words you say next.

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    • Is soccer even a real game?

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      • *grrr* This is me giving you a teeth grinding, dagger throwing, stare of death. A “to the pain” stare!

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        • You’re getting very worked up here.

          Take a step back…
          Now take a step forward…
          Now take a step back.
          Now take a step forward.
          And back…and forward…

          And now you’re dancing!

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          • No, no, no, that’s not dancing, that’s doing a rock step at best.
            Here, this is dancing: Left foot forward, right foot forward and to the side, left foot next to the right foot, right foot backwards, left foot backwards and to the side, right foot next to the left foot, … repeat… and you are waltzing. Good job.

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            • A long time ago, I took dance lessons, and (among other things), learned the hustle. To disco.
              The mental scars are still palpable.

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              • Ah, the Hustle, AKA club swing, aka the disco step, aka the most boring dance ever. Well, it’s not that bad, but it’s certainly not the best. left forward rock step, right back rock step, left forward blah blah blah.
                Nevermind, it is pretty bad.
                (The queen is a professional dancer – before we got married I learned how to ballroom dance so I could *ahem* sweep her off her feet…)

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  17. Love the music Guap! And I finished your sentence in my head about feeling more rounded but in my head it was because of the bar food you were eating while sitting soaking listening to this awesome band…. Rounded, sounded, and soaking wet. I think there’s a limerick in there somewhere. words!

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  18. I KNOW you secretly love that picture…

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  19. I want to change my answer, Guap. Maybe it will help. It’s: Try desperately to stay up! I can say your response to mine is totally accurate!! I knew I couldn’t fool you. Sorry about the rainfall. Violent Femmes is actually one band I’ve seen and I liked their energy a lot. Hope you have a nice restful weekend with sunny skies!

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  20. whiteladyinthehood

    Sweet Dreams!

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  21. I knew I almost forgot something about my Friday routine….almost missed Foolishness! Hope you had a good week Guap!

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  22. Insomnia seems cureless…because people say that they enjoy to keep their brain busy πŸ˜€

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  23. I love that picture! I always try to avoid counting hours, but there will always be someone saying ‘only three hours of sleep!’.
    Interesting solutions… But I’m not sure whether I should try them…

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    • I’ve had many nights where I stayed out later and later, saying “if I get 3 hours sleep, I can make it to work tomorrow.”…”If I get 2 hours sleep, I can make it to work tomorrow”…”If I get 1 hour sleep…”

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  24. Amy does have a mean set of pipes, doesn’t she?
    I thought I was suffering from a bout of insomnia until I realized I’m just getting older. Yay, more time to think on my mortality!

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    • Go jump off of something! Either it will force mortality from your thoughts, or bring it right smack up to the top of them! πŸ˜€

      Amy and her band were great live. Still listening to their CDs.

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  25. Thanks for the laugh, El. πŸ™‚ You always make me smile!

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  26. Thanks for introducing me to AL & the Gun Show. I liked what I heard–definitely worth more exploration. Also, I love a clever band name. I’ve never been a fan of the Femmes (although I’d love to see a short set in Central Park just because it’s the Violent Femmes in Central Park, right?), but I dig that name.

    As I recall, you’re also a Boingers fan. “My I-A-Co-Ca!”

    I’m not an opera fan, per se, but I like a good aria.

    And as someone who knows, let me assure you that the only reason to learn German is to know what those people are up to.

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    • I love a clever band name, especially with a band that can back it up.
      I usually remember to check my watch at the start and end of a show to see how long the set was. I completely forgot to check the end time because I was too busy enjoying the afterglow of their set.

      And I loved the Boingers until Billy was caught with that bible thumper.
      No!!! (Nein?)

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  27. Sorry that Violent Femmes called the show, Guap. I know I’ve endured more than a few concerts in the rain. Wet skin never dampened the show. ❀

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