Monday Music

It’s funny, really.  I’m still sort of wrestling with a lot of things, what to do with this blog being higher on the list than it probably should be.  I kinda feel like walking away for a while, until it all starts to feel natural again; I also feel like I should keep things going just to maintain some inertia.  Hence me sticking with the MM’s even when I let everything else fall along the wayside.  Call it just a dogged determination.  Or plain stubbornness.  That last one has been hurled at me as an epithet more than once.  I refer you to the old story of my best friend once saying “Chad, you’re such a contrary sumbitch that if you drowned your body would float upstream.”

Heh.

I’ll figure it all out.

Things are really complicated for me right now, and I can’t exactly see where I’m headed, but for the first time in a long time I don’t exactly feel lost, either.  I don’t know where I’m going, but I believe I’m headed in the right direction.

I believe in my choices.

I believe in myself.

These are, for me, pleasant changes.  🙂

Joe Satriani, “I Believe”

Y’all have a good, sleepy, post-DST Monday!

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Monday Music

On the other side, things look a lot different.

This is the last day of February.  February is typically a motherfucker in my life.  You’ll recall that just last year I attempted to sever a digit around about this time.  This February has been … interesting.  In a mildly harrowing but mostly growthful sense.  It’s been an opportunity for me to ask some serious questions of myself.  What I believe.  Who I want to be.  What is important.  Shit like that.

I’m reminded of this old favorite of mine.  And not just for the “Dr. Davis, telephone please…” refrain in the beginning, which is repeated as stock audio in so many hospital settings that it’s hysterical.

Queensryche, “Eyes of a Stranger”

But, see here Geoff-with-a-G, sometimes the mirror DOES lie, because your eyes will always interpret it for you…

 

Monday Music

Thanks to those of you who remembered my birthday last week!  😀  It was nice to hear from all of you, despite my extended mostly-absence.  While I’m not yet making any promises, I hope that part is about to get better.

Lots of things are getting better.

I was saving this song for this Monday, closest to my birthday – but recent events make it even more applicable than I’d planned.

Danny Gokey, “My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me”

Go watch it on YouTube.  Trust me.

It’s lookin’ up, people.  😀

Monday Music

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!

I told you I’d have something less gloomy today.

King’s X, “It’s Love”

No matter whether or not there’s joy or pain, sun or rain, hope or fear, smiles or tears.  It’s love that holds it all together.

I just had to let you know.

May we all find a little bit of love today, from all around us!

Monday Music

It’s another wet and grey-ass day, spitting rain and snow and slush and just generally being suckish.  I’m about ready to put ol’ Punxatawney Phil into the cab of an old pickup and drive him off the cliff into the bottom of the rock quarry myself.

But hey, the Packers won the Super Bowl (‘grats to Dys and her dad, both huge Pack fans!  Condolences to my old bud FellowNerd, a Steelers fan), and the sun shone for a little bit this weekend, so it’s not ALL bad, right?

In the meantime, here’s some gloomy winter music for a gloomy day.  I have something more upbeat in mind for next week, promise!

Agalloch, “…And The Great Cold Death of the Earth”

 

 

Monday Music

So – last week was one of the worst weeks I’ve had in a long goddamn time.  Things are looking up a little bit now, but … fuck.  It sucked.  It was enough to remind me of adolescence – which is where this song comes in.

Suicidal Tendencies, “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow”

The good news is that playing this tune is one of the ways to get the fuck out of a funk.  So I did, and I did.

Onward and upward, eh?

Monday Music

I was thinking of this song this weekend.  I don’t know why, but it popped into my head and stayed there for quite a while.  It reminds me a lot of a good friend, long gone.  I miss him.  A lot.

In the meantime, great tune.  And ridin’ on sounds like a good strategy to me.

AC/DC, “Ride On”