A good story doesn’t necessarily need words.

I’m obsessed with Son Lux and all their side projects lately. They also have phenomenal videos.

Make sure you watch this one till the end. There’s a twist in the tale.

What did you think of this story?

90s Monday – Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey

From the end of the movie Gift – Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction and Ice-T from Body Count duel it out with Sly & The Family Stone’s classic.

Original lyrics:

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger

Well I was down, across the country
And I heard two voices ring
They were talkin’ angry to each other
And neither other could change a thing

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger…

90s Monday: The Prodigy, Breathe

I’d forgotten all about The Prodigy. It’s hard to believe this album is 20 years old. It still holds up to all the EDM out today.

I ended up having a great workout. Breathe also got the ideas flowing for my next book. Psycho-somatic addict-insane? The lyrics could have been written by John Branch himself. If anyone of you have read SICK or SICKER, you’ll know what I mean.

Smack My Bitch Up is also applicable, lol. (inside joke for those who’ve read Part II)


Breathe with me
Breathe the pressure
Come play my game
I’ll test ya
Psycho-somatic addict-insane
Come play my game
Inhale inhale. You’re the victim
Come play my game
Exhale exhale exhale

90s Monday: Serial Killers Don’t Kill Their Girlfriend

I didn’t realize how creepy this album was until listening to it again. So dark! Love it.

Here, under your bed I wait for you
'Cause I know, I know you want me to
Skeleton in your closet was never so true
You're so very pretty when you're turning blue

When I hear the sound of your voice
You leave me no choice


My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things Blog Hop.jpg

A voluntary blog hop.

I wrote this post before Christmas, but I never got around to publishing it. The holidays went by in a whirl of chaos, but one night I was baking and listening to Christmas music. My Favorite Things played and, being alone in the kitchen, I was able to pay attention and reflect on the lyrics.

2015 has been challenging for me and my loved ones, and I appreciated the message of this song. When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when shit hits the fan, remembering our favorite things is a way of practicing awareness and appreciation for ordinary miracles that usually get taken for granted. It’s about gratitude.

I’m going to list ten of my favorite things and encourage other bloggers to do the same. I won’t tag anyone. I know most of you are busy, but if you have time, take this idea and have fun with it. Most of us are grateful for our families, food on the table, roofs over our heads. Let’s try to dig deep for the minutiae. It’s harder than you think!


90s Monday: The Drowners by SUEDE

Brett Anderson

Girl or guy–who doesn’t swoon over Brett Anderson? Gaaahhh! So pretty.

In case you haven’t heard, “Suede will release their stunning new album ‘Night Thoughts‘ on January 22nd, 2016.” That happens to be my birthday, so if anyone wants to gift it to me on iTunes… Happy Birthday to me!

Here’s the US and UK version for your viewing pleasure. Which one do you like better?

They also have a Twitter and Facebook.

90s Monday: The Burn from The Crow Soundtrack

Brandon Lee The Crow Gif

The Crow is one of my favorite movies of the 90s. It has an amazing dark and romantic soundtrack. I just love how The Cure‘s song plunges in and sweeps you away.

I wish they hadn’t made the sequels. They should have just left it alone. There is a remake of The Crow struggling to materialize, but the project seems cursed. Fine with me. There is no replacing this movie, especially because of the tragic death of its star.


90s Monday: Ethyl Meatplow

Behold Queenie from Happy Days, Sweetheart 1993. I never realized there was a video for this song. NOT what I was expecting. Anyway, this was one of my fave albums of the 90s. No one is like Ethyl Meatplow. Enjoy!

(explicit+penis warning)

90s Monday: So Alive

Love and Rockets So Alive

Love and Rockets

This song was released just shy of 1990, but I’m including in in 90’s Monday anyway. Close enough, right?

Love and Rockets was formed by Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins after Bauhaus split up (we’ll visit Peter Murphy in the next post). I think So Alive one of the sexiest songs of that time. It never gets old.

What do you think?


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