A great dilemma involving Katy Perry.

I don’t like Katy Perry’s music.  I used to be wishy washing on Perry herself before she emerged as an LGBT rights activist whose own spiritual beliefs are closer to functional atheism than to the beliefs of her two Pentecostal parents.  Good on her. Still, if you’ve heard Perry live she’s…not as good as on [Read More…]

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Morning happiness #2: the balloon song.

Looks like it’s closing in on my turn to be sick as Michaelyn recovers.  All good!  I have Community to curl up with.  Speaking of which, here’s the balloon song from an episode we watched last night.  I have it on repeat and thought I’d share.   [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: cat discovers theremin.

The theremin is… …is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The instrument’s controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the relative position of the thereminist’s hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: I know that love is strong enough…

Heard this on the radio yesterday and it made me smile.    Hopefully it will do the same for you. [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: Ascension to Cosmo Canyon.

Like most people, whenever I’m going through a bit of a rough patch I find peace in music.  Here’s what I had on this morning.    It’s a remix of the song “Ascension To Cosmo Canyon” from Final Fantasy VII.  Ironically, this was one of my least favorite songs in the actual game, but this [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: Dire, dire docks.

For this morning’s morning happiness I got you one of my favorite songs from a video game ever.  I might be in the mood to do these the rest of the week.  Anyway, here’s a remix of Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64.  [Read more…]

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MUSIC: Mario is a jerk and Mega Man rock opera.

Ok, my brother sent me this video.  Warning now: it would be very hard for this to be less safe for work.  It’s pretty crass, but it made me smile.  I always knew Mario was an asshole. And while we’re on the subject of video game music, here’s an excerpt from the Protomen’s dystopian rock [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: another cuteness dump and farewell to Lou Reed.

Sorry for the late start.  I slept in.  I regret nothing.  Here’s a great way to start the day. Also, Lou Reed has died.  He was a spectacular musician and, from all accounts, a generous and spectacular person.  Here are my favorite song by him: “Perfect Day”. [Read more…]

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Garfunkel and Oates: the Loophole.

When I came on board at Patheos I agreed to one small bit of control over my writing: no swear words in the title.  This is because the title of my post could show up in the reader of someone who subscribes to all of Patheos and some of them may not care for the [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: Pentatonix.

HOW HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS ACAPELLA GROUP BEFORE YESTERDAY???? Seriously friends and fans, you have failed me – and I won’t soon forget it.  Anyway, here they are doing a compilation called The Wizard of Ahhhhhs: Here they are covering the Imagine Dragons song Radioactive: If you watch their other videos you get [Read More…]

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