A Hard Day's Blog
- Nashville, Tennessee,
- January 01
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MY RECENT POSTS
- A Quiet Life, A Quiet Death
December 02, 2013 02:10PM
- Meet Me at the Fair (Part 1)
September 10, 2013 09:26AM
- All Things Sirenita
July 27, 2013 11:51AM
- My Ennui and Peggy Lee
July 26, 2013 10:12AM
- Song to the Siren(ita)
July 16, 2013 08:10PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Losing your baby sister
is something that shouldn't
happen. How sorry I am
December 07, 2013 04:57PM
- “I like the rhythm of
your words here.”
December 05, 2013 03:41PM
- “"how could we go on if
we knew all this pain, I
December 05, 2013 01:59PM
- “I don't want to live in
a world without mayonnaise.
it's French!) I
December 05, 2013 01:26PM
- “"There you are, in my
Oh dear. I
think that is called
December 05, 2013 09:42AM
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Several months ago, I was introduced to, and then had to introduce all of you to, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, a delightfuly surreal video featuring a very outspoken one-eyed talking seashell.
After I told my sister about the video, she went a little cuckoo for Marcel, so much so… Read full post »
When my husband and I went to London in 1985, it was at the height of the "Dark Cowboy" craze in Britain. I remember shopping at this tangled maze of shops in a big building on Kensington High Street. You could buy all kinds of "western" themed apparel. Decorative silver tips… Read full post »
(Photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean)
The stormtroopers arrived in the middle of the night, as they so often do, in order to take advantage of the vulnerability and disorientation of the sleeping Occupy Nashville protestors. An incredible series of photos by… Read full post »
(In case it's not clear, the photo below is a parody of this website. I admit that the site is almost a parody of itself, so my attempt may seem redundant, but I thought it was worth a try.)
After all of the horrible death penalty stories coming out of the south, from states like Texas and Georgia, it is good to know that sometimes the desire to be merciful outweighs the demand for vengeance.
I don't have the time to write a full blog about this, but today… Read full post »
You know, I've been feeling lately that I don't have much of a stake left in this country that I've always called home, like I don't have control over anything anymore.
Thank goodness New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made me part of something again! When asked to comment on… Read full post »
Why don't Baptists have sex standing up?
Because that might lead to dancing.
Leave it to Oscar Wilde to come up with one of the funniest lines ever about dancing and religion. But there's more than a grain of truth in this famous saying. There's a reason that… Read full post »
In a bold move, Microsoft today unveiled a font that will now be available on all of its new computers, as well as being made available free of charge for uploading to existing PCs.
A Microsoft spokesman explained that, "In an effort help our more conservative Windows users&n… Read full post »
Carlene Carter was really something back when I first moved to Nashville. The daughter of June Carter (granddaughter of Mother Maybelle) and Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, she's definitely country music royalty. Plus, she was married to Nick Lowe, so she has some serious power pop… Read full post »
I'm having a party at my house. The video below was filmed there just recently. (As you can see, I am a lot shorter and pudgier than my avatar would indicate.)
Labor Day is one of the few holidays where I feel I have a tangible connection to the source.
Columbus Day? Not Italian. St. Patrick's Day? Not Irish. Easter? Not religious. Memorial Day? No family members, save for a first cousin once removed, have been kill… Read full post »
The opening line of the novel The Go-Between is one with which many people are familiar.
The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.
If you substitute the word "parenthood" for "the past", that describes very well how I looked at the world for many years, and I of… Read full post »
It's not the kind of story you hear every day (which is probably a good thing) and I would assume that this goes double in Idaho. But maybe not?
(Reuters) - Police in Idaho Falls said on Tuesday they have told a 34-year-old man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public… Read full post »
Summer, glorious summer!
Bare shoulders, bare legs, exposed feet.
Peep-toed, sling-backed, thonged beauties.
But, oh, the sole-smacking sound!
THWACK! THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!
At least no one can sneak up on me now. Read full post »
It must be the heat. I just can't shake my recent obsession with all things southern. You may as well call me Maggie the Cat, except I don't look nearly as good in a slip.
Of the many talented people inhabiting this city, there is a woman I had almost forgotten… Read full post »
Feeling in a "high lonesome" mood tonight.
There used to be a program on the Vanderbilt University radio station every Sunday, called "George the Bluegrass Show". I wasn't a regular listener, but there were many Sundays when Jim and I were out for a drive that we would tune in.
Sadly,… Read full post »
A couple of years before Robert Altman made his landmark film Nashville, which climaxed with the shooting of (mostly) fictional country music singer Barbara Jean in front of the Parthenon at Centennial Park, a chilling real-life murder took place in Music City, ending the lives of a beloved Gran… Read full post »
People, I am vexed. Irritated. Annoyed. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I am sitting here in a state miffed-ness.
My aggravation results from too many unrequited comments. I'm sure you've been there. You discover a terrific new writer and leave several enthusiastic comments in a row on their blog, a… Read full post »
Although it happened forty-some years ago, I think it's time to do it again! A tip of the hat to my brother-in-law, Bill, for sending me a link to this video of Los Shakers.
This is the kind of thing that sets my heart aflutter so, naturally,… Read full post »
In the past two years, I have published a couple of blogs on the subject of street papers, in particular, the paper known as The Contributor, which is printed and sold in Nashville. If you are interested in reading the last blog, it can be found here.
However, if you don't have ti… Read full post »
An interesting article appeared on Salon today, a review of a book called Intern Nation. The review was written by Salon "Editorial Fellow" Jacob Sugarman. What's an Editorial Fellow, you might ask? It certainly sounds like a fancy title, but it's really nothing more… Read full post »
After thirteen long years of underground slumber, the Great Southern Brood has arisen, wreaking havoc in Tennessee and almost a dozen other southeastern states. The only sounds louder than their unearthly calls are the shrieks of their victims.
Sounds like a zombie invasion, right? Or may… Read full post »