D: I know what you did, A.
D: I know you cheated on your iPod.
D: You did, don’t deny it.
A: Okay, so the whole muttering “snitch” thing was more a surly acceptance of my guilt than a denial. Yes, I did it. I cheated.
D: Well, that takes the fun out of castigating you.
A: I know. You’ll find other ways, I’m sure. So I cheated, but I had good reason: Out of this whole, horrible winter, this week has been the worst, driving wise. Mostly because I think the plows have just given up in despair, and frankly, I don’t blame them.
D: How does this excuse your worrisome heart?
A: I think that might be cheating ears, D. I still love my iPod, it’s just sometimes I like my playlist better than its playlist. When I’m white-knuckling the steering wheel, there is nothing more jarring to the senses than to have a Mr. White Keys start blaring after a lovely sojourn with Beethoven’s 7th.
D: I suppose. . . Tramp.
A: That’s enough, now.
A: Oi, Druid.
D: Fine. I’m done. Did your iPod have anything to say about your horrid behavior?
A: It threw the only Fleetwood Mack song I own (Tusk) at my head.
A: Yeah, and then we played Learnin’ the Blues.
D: Even better.
A: And then the Beatles reminded us of better times with Yesterday.
D: All of this was in order?
A: No, but it should have been. Then we had a bit of a chat over The Coffee Song.
D: Oh, see – there’s hope for reconciliation, yet.
A: And then, today, as I pulled into the parking lot at work, Rock-a-Hula came on.
A: Uh huh. I’m sure we’ll get back on track. . .
D: Nice, A.
A: I thought so.
In the News
A: Check out Ionia’s Reading Corner at Green Embers Recommends, for a spotlight of Ionia’s latest reviews from Readful Things Blog. While you’re there, you should also take a gander at all the other great editor spotlights and recommendations, including an excellent review of RoboCop.
D: For your mindless weekend pleasure, right?
A: That’s what I thought too, but Green had some great insights into the movie.
D: I’ll take your word for it.
A: No you won’t, but that’s okay. Green doesn’t mind. Elsewhere in reading, if you haven’t checked out the Legends of Windemere series, now is your chance – starting tomorrow, the first book in the series, Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero, will be free.
D: Indeed – stop by Charles’ site, wish Luke and his friends a very happy first birthday, and then get yourself a copy of the book!
A: As anyone who has spent any time here will know, I love writing prompts. I try to do at least one weekly – it keeps the creative juices flowing when normally all I can think about is how – just how – am I going to explain the linear function of time doesn’t work the same way in Faerie as it does here.
D: Oh stop whining. You figured it out.
A: Yeah, but I haven’t written it yet – theoretical and practical are two different things, D.
D: Your point?
A: Even the most dedicated writer needs a break to fuel the muse. To the rescue? The Community Storyboard – the current theme is “From the Eyes of a Little One.”
D: And Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds has a challenge that seems most appropriate for this “Living Musically” day – a flash fiction challenge using a random song on your player as the title of a story.
A: And then there’s Papi’ prompt, which I am going to do this week (honest), about how the Groundhog didn’t stand a chance.
D: No. How about Rhythmic?
A: Yeah, that works. For more music fun, head over to our favorite Dilettante for her B-Side challenge/game/all-around splendid musical foray. She has better taste than my iPod this week.
D: And stick around for the fiction, ladies and gentlemen, because it is fabulous (PS: In case you haven’t heard, she has a Kickstarter for her Memoirs. Check it out!).
A: And that is it – happy Friday everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with D & A.
12 thoughts on “Living Musically – Yesterdays Edition”
Tusk is one of my favorites, Katie! Love Fleetwood Mac!
It definitely made me smile when it came on – although, from the response, I may have to invest in some more Fleetwood Mac!
Do you like Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police? Another one of my fav 80’s songs!
Yes! Its one of my favorite Police songs!
I’m with Helena Tusk is great. I have listened to it to all kinds of things. Good post Katie.
Thank you, John!
Tusk is my favourite Fleetwood Mac album — never mind what I have always said about Rumours. So good from beginning to end. It’s a late night album, it’s a drunk album, it’s a morning after album, it’s a falling in love and out of love album. Just great. I highly recommend you find the whole thing and give it a listen.
I think I will have to. Also, you are very good for my musical education. My friends and family thank you! 😊
Sorry to hear about the plows. It’s never a good sign when they throw up their hands and walk away.
No, never is. At least they still salt… sometimes!
Hope the bad weather is over for you and your iPod can go back to its own playlist. 🙂
You and me both!
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