friday random eleven: “feelin’ 84” edition

27 Oct

For those of you following along elsewhere, you’re already aware of the major events of my week. But for the rest of you, after being mostly down for count this past weekend with a quick-onset bug of some sort, I started the week okay, but got knocked down again Tuesday during the day , and gave in again and spent the day Wednesday sick, and am still kind of shaking it, working Thursday but giving ceili class a pass.

Also, as someone who recently dropped a lot of weight, I don’t recommend what I did* this week as a means to drop five pounds in forty-eight hours.

Besides being the official premiere day of Stranger Things 2 on Netflix, I have things going on this weekend, and I think I might even feel up to them. The Central Va Celtic Festival is this weekend, and much of the clan is dancing with HOI Saturday and Sunday (I’m running out west Friday afternoon to grab the remote one). This event’s always a good time.

But, I’m going to be missing at least some of it, because the call of the wrock star life is pulling me down to Raleigh NC for a Saturday night gig with the Humdingers at Honorcon. Being a “military sci-fi” con (dedicated largely to David Weber’s Honor Harrington stuff), these folks aren’t our usual crowd, but there’s a lot of fandom crossover, as one would expect. S&K are doing some panels and vending all weekend, but we’re playing a celebratory shindig Saturday evening. Last year’s show was a bit of fun, if I recall correctly, so I have high hopes for this year as well. Plus, we’ll have some new tunes to play.

Anyway, that’s what I got going on. The tunes below are very 80s, which surprised me a bit, until I noticed I wasn’t on “shuffle” so much as “80s rock” on Pandora. Oh well, it’s appropriate for the return of the gang from Hawkins, Indiana this weekend.

  1. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” – Tears for Fears
  2. “Our House” – Madness
  3. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds
  4. “Nobody’s Fool” – Cinderella
  5. “Seventeen” – Winger
  6. “Summer of ’69” – Bryan Adams
  7. “Lay It Down” – Ratt
  8. “Cum on Feel the Noize” – Quiet Riot
  9. “Armageddon It”- Def Leppard
  10. “Highway to Hell”- AC/DC
  11. “Girls Girls Girls” – Mötley Crüe


* – colloquially known as “shitting out my life essence”. See why I put it down here as footnote?


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