August 23, 2000
Filk and Other Frightening Stuff
I am amazingly tired today. However, last night was an enormous amount of fun and therefore, worth it. I got to indulge in some very good online roleplaying (which has been scarce lately), hang out online with good friends, and stay up entirely too late. I am one of those evil, evil Napster users, and last night I stumbled onto a veritable treasure trove of Obscure Music I Thought Only I Listened To. So I also downloaded MP3s like mad. I managed to get an entire album by an old filk group called Phoenyx (which includes one of my favorites, Heather Alexander), this after finding out earlier that evening that the album was forever and ever out of print, never to be seen again. I also found a bunch of Tom Smith songs, including "A Boy and His Frog", a Jim Henson tribute that makes me cry every time I hear it, and "PQR (You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet)", a song best described as rather... intense.
I've reached the conclusion that I need a CD burner. :-) I mean... mix CDs would be sooo much easier than mix tapes. Okay. Maybe not need. Strongly desire might be a better term.
Speaking of mix tapes, I'm supposed to be making several. I should tack that onto the list of things to do this weekend.
Oh! I remember something I meant to mention days ago and didn't. While I was looking over my stats, I saw that I'd had a visitor from Brigham Young University at about four in the morning. The referrer was from a search engine, so I followed the link to see what my presumably Mormon reader was looking for. The search was done on "skin to win" and "xxx". The page that apparently fit that search was, surprise surprise, one of my selkie stories, specifically Maire's background. What I don't understand is that there's certainly plenty about skins, but nothing XXX in that story. (That I apparently save for Tribe 8 stuff.) Granted, it was late, but I just got the giggles picturing this poor lonely Mormon guy huddled furtively in front of his computer, and finding a story about a half-crazed selkie.
Finally, in the Way Way Wrong News Department (I bet you didn't know I had one of those, did you?), I give you this story from CNN. I have only two things to say. No, I take it back. I can sum it up in one statement: only in Georgia.