friday random eleven: “very parenthetical” edition

24 Mar

Not gonna belabor the point. My schedule again this week has been wrecked, largely with a bunch of big important stuff coming up at work at literally the last minute (though that stuff worked out, for the most part, pretty well – important people said very nice things about me in front of my boss, which is never a bad thing), stuff I had myself all psyched up for ended up not happening (I was ready to finish the recording of the #JHX CD last night, but then my singer went and started running a fever…thanks, Jenny 😉 ).

And when my routine gets thrown off, I get thrown off. That’s the way it works.

I’ll manage. I got a couple of free evenings to finish a book (Tyler Cowen’s The Complacent Class, which has a lot of great ideas in it about why our country is where it is, which echoes a lot of my thoughts about how we’re stuck in a rut, but it also makes me worried about how we’re going to handle it when the big disruption finally shakes us out of it), watch some MST3K since Netflix decided to put a bunch of stuff up this week (“Space Mutiny”, “Time Chasers”, “Puma man”, “I Accuse My Parents”, “Catalina Caper” etc), finish Iron Fist (entertaining, but unfocused – also – Danny Rand is the least interesting person in his story), and eat some pizza.

I needed some free evenings without much to focus on.

This weekend is all dance (Church Hill, VA Dance Festival), all the time, plus if we’re up to it, one of our favorite authors (John Scalzi) is in town to promote his new book (“The Collapsing Empire”) at a neat little bookstore in the city (The Fountain) this evening. I met him and had a nice chat at Concarolinas two years back, so I expect if we go, it’ll be entertaining.

Otherwise, I dunno what else is on the agenda, and that’s probably okay (okay).

Here’s some music (so 80s, very pop):

  1. “Changes” – David Bowie
  2. “Women” – Def Leppard
  3. “All Through The Night” – Cyndi Lauper
  4. “White Wedding” – Billy Idol
  5. “Lord of the Blacksmiths” – Falconer
  6. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – The Police
  7. “Thunder Pimp” – Dweezil Zappa
  8. “Short Version” – Wild Flag
  9. “The Wind Cries Mary” – Jimi Hendrix
  10. “I Don’t Mind” – Psychic Ills
  11. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – The Proclaimers

…and finally, the thing that made me (and my daughter) laugh more this week than anything else:

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