February 14th, 2007

Hmm.

I haven't made a personal post in a while, so here goes.

I woke up with a song in my head - Nick Lachey's "What's Left Of Me" (MP3), which I really like. What a beautiful song, I really hadn't listened to anything by him before this one, and he reminds me a good bit of Robbie Williams. Beautiful boys, both.

I think it's rather strange that any time I wake up with a song on repeat in my head, I always feel very disconnected and out of sorts. I feel terribly odd today, and I have no idea why. There are things burdening me, absolutely - but nothing I can really change. I have a bit of a philosophy on matters I have no power to affect change on, I tend to be dismissive and not absorb it all too much. What good does it ever get anyone to sweat something you're not able to fix?

I think what my main problem is I am full of longing and/or yearning. There are people I miss muchly. Friends I haven't seen in a long time and really need time with. Only one cure for that, you know. I'll see several people in April at arie & zarchanalin's wedding. That's going to be so great, I cannot wait to be there. I'll also get to meet several of you in person that I haven't met before, which is going to rock balls in a big way.

Tonight D and I are celebrating Valentine's Day by having dinner in bed and watching either The Goonies or Six Degrees Of Separation - I think our mood at that time will be the deciding factor.

Videopost uploading now, on it's way within a few minutes. In the meantime, here's my current music:

Nick Lachey - What's Left Of Me
  • Current Music
    Nick Lachey - What's Left Of Me

Bill Donohue Is A Twatwaffle - I Hate Him And Wish He Would Die Soon.

The reasons are innumerable, really - take a gander at C&L or just take my word for it - he's a racist, antisemitic waste of flesh.

It's easy to hide behind the Catholic church and claim that the church's problem with their monster priests isn't a problem of pedophilia - it's a problem of homosexuality - if you're a complete moonbat like Donohue. With regards to Mark Foley's allegation that he himself was molested by a priest as an adolescent, it couldn't possibly be the fault of the clergy - it's the fault of the child who gets molested. Don't get me wrong, that is not a defense of what Mark Foley does as an adult.

Donohue's "organization" is a fucking joke. He uses it as a platform for his vitriol, which is so completely off base it is laughable. Claiming that gay men in NYC need to apologize to heterosexual society for all of the damage they're wrought with HIV/AIDS? Nice. You can see video of that here. He also says in this rant something I think deserves scrutiny:
"The gay community has yet to apologize to straight people for all the damage that they have done -- for contaminating the blood supply in New York City and around the country. And I find it amazing that, when people are acting so morally delinquent, that they're asking for more rights at the same time."
Reread that bolded last line again. Kind of makes you wonder if he can even hear himself in the wind tunnel of Pope Palpatine's asshole that he resides in. Fucker. Fuck, but I hate this cunting moron!

His newest bitch is with the two bloggers who were working on John Edwards' campaign:

Catholic League against Bloggers


The [info]rudepundit, one of my blogging heroes, weighs in on this with his recent post entitled "No, This Is Catholic Bashing". Good stuff, that.

Eva Cassidy Music Post

In my melancholy state, I have been thinking a lot about Elissa today. I got an email from my friend Monica, who coincidentally is Elissa's childhood best friend, and she's been on the brain and in the heart today. Invariably when I think of Elissa these days I cannot help but to think of Eva Cassidy. Last night, michaelnolan posted a video of Eva singing Over The Rainbow, which Elissa also sang with the Nectar project (downloads available here). Speaking of Nectar, I made a cover for the album featuring my beloved D - click here to see that. It brought home to me the similarities between Elissa and Eva, so being that I'm a big fan of Eva's, I have decided that tomorrow's music post is going to be dedicated to her.

I'll write up the details of her life and post them later - in the meantime, here are videos of my two favorite Eva Cassidy cover songs:

Fields of Gold (Sting)


People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)


Sting, the songwriter and original singer of Fields of Gold, said the following about Eva's cover of the song:
"A lot of people have covered my songs. And it's a strange emotion, you know, because your own songs are like your own babies. I mean you might hear someone reinterpreting them and maybe you don't agree with what they've done. But this version was just so pure, so excellent, that I was deeply moved by it, and so happy that she covered it. Eva's is one of the best versions of my song I've ever heard...There is something about her voice - a quality - that you can't really put into words. It's a magical quality. People respond to its purity. It suggests something ethereal-- something unattainable."
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From the desk of lolasenvy:

Lola commands - you listen:
A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.
Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark.Women shouldn't have long hair and women shouldn't wear short skirts.Women shouldn't leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn't dare toget drunk at all.

Instead of that bullshit, how about:

if a woman is drunk, don't rape her.
if a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.
if a woman is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.
if a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.
if a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don't rape her.
if a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.
if a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.
if a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.
if a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.
if a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.
if a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.
if a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.
if a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.
if your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.
if your step-daughter is watching tv, don't rape her.
if you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.
if your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.
if your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
if your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call thepolice and tell the guy he's a rapist.

tell your sons, godsons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it's not okay to rape someone.
don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done anything.
don't imply that it's in any way her fault.
don't let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.
don't perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.

*If you agree, repost it. It's that important.

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In a "blame the victim" society, it's time to start assigning responsibility to the RIGHT PEOPLE.