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Good Sunday Widdershins!

 

I had been at somewhat of a loss last weekend and this one on what kind of post tying in some songs or movies that I could do.  Then one of our fellow shinners mentioned the possibility of writing on the Oscar fubar and that yeah, stuff happens.  We know the story well by now.

The two accountants in charge of handing out the envelopes at the 2017 Academy Awards “froze” when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner over Moonlight, this according to the show’s stage manager.

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Gary Natoli spoke to The Wrap about what occurred backstage as the events unfolded, saying Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, accountants with PricewaterhouseCoopers who handled the Oscars balloting, didn’t react fast enough when the mistake was made.

“I’m sure they’re very lovely people, but they just didn’t have the disposition for this,” Natoli said. “You need somebody who’s going to be confident and unafraid.”

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The veteran stage manager said he immediately told other stage managers in the wings to get Cullinan and Ruiz onstage to correct the error. But, he added, both the accountants hesitated.

They probably “hesitated” because in fact, they are accountants,  CPAs in fact.  These are not people who are used to being front and center on nationwide television.  No, these are backstage -backoffice type folks who deal with pencils (probably good ones like Ticonderoga #2s), and adding machines with lots of paper spilling out of them.

So, as they say, shit happens or to be passive about it: mistakes were made.  And that brings us to our musical theme:  Mistakes.  There is a goodly number of songs about mistakes and not necessarily mistakes of the romance type.  My choices are below.

(1) Everybody Makes a Mistake ~ Otis Redding

(2) Last Mistake ~ Glenn Hughes

(3) Make a Mistake with Me ~ Brad Paisley

(4) A Mistake ~ Fiona Apple

(5) We took the wrong step years ago ~ Hawkwind

(6) Laughing ~ David Crosby (from 1st solo album)

Okay so those are my choices.  Feel free to add your own in the comments.  Oh and here’s one mistake none of us made:

This is an open thread for you to take wherever you wish.

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I got nuthin’

Good Sunday Widdershins!

Happy Sunday to you Widdershins.  Alas, I believe the muse has left me.  She has flown the coop.  Said adios.  She left no farewell note nor a forwarding address.  SAD!

After umpteen “light” posts I believe I have gone through the gamut, when considering politics and since November the election of the Orange one.  I have done music or movie posts on:

  • Outrage – done that
  • Rage – been there
  • Anger – way too much
  • Vengeance – is nice to think about but not too often
  • Revenge – See vengence
  • And so forth

I feel as if I’ve gone to the well and it’s a duster this time.  Sooo, I’ve gathered a collection of political cartoons for us to take a gander at and perhaps get a sad chuckle at them.  Enjoy.***

***  I saw this statement in a Charles Pierce article and maybe I’m getting there too:

At some point, I guess, you just have to walk away. Not forever, and not for long. But, sooner or later, you have to arrange one morning where you wake up and deliberately decide not to find out how the country has lost its mind overnight. I’m getting to that point, I have to tell you

 

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separator-lineAnd that’s about all I’ve got folks.  I am hoping that I get that forwarding info from the Muse and we can get together by next weekend.

Of course this is a totally open thread.

 

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Good Weekend Widdershins!

Another week has passed and how many tRump & co. eruptions did we have?  No, don’t answer that.  It was merely rhetorical.  However the answer is too damned many!  Basta!!

Accordingly, we need to take our minds off the orangey pretender for a day or two.  My suggestion is we take a look at some feel good, happy, or similar songs.  Any type of songs that will take our minds off you-know-who for just a little break.  If it’s something that makes you feel good or peppy (er no, not the Dr. Pepper song) add it in the comments.  My choices are just below.

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(1) What a Wonderful World ~ Louis Armstrong

(2) Going up the country ~ Canned Heat

(3) Somewhere over the rainbow ~ Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (yay for cut & paste with the name!)

(4) Good Vibrations ~ The Beach Boys

(5) Doo Wah Diddy Diddy ~ Manfred Mann

(6) Cool Jazz ~ Miles Davis

(7) Flying Home ~ Lionel Hampton

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So there you go Widdershins:  a half dozen (plus one) musical  selections of various genre.
Please add yours in the comments below.

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Good Sunday Widdershins!

I am a day later than normal for the weekend post because Prolix’s Friday post was just soooo excellent it deserved to have more than just one day at the top of the blog.  However today is Super Bowl Sunday and for folks like myself and our dear Chat it means the start of our Dark Times as far as football is concerned.

Still, it’s the ultimate game in professional American football and pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons.  Despite the Falcons being the Saints fiercest rival, I’ll pull for the “dirty birds” in this game because the Pats have won enough.  Time for someone else to have a chance.

Even if you aren’t a football fan there are those commercials which are practically an art form themselves.  So, I am putting up a few of my favorites from the years and invite you to do the same in the comments.  But first I’ll start with a Bad Lip Reading of the 2017 game.

(1).  Bad Lip Reading of the 2017 Super Bowl (you’ll have to watch it on youtube)

(2).  A classic with herding cats

(3)  Tim is very possessive of his Doritos

(4)  Who can forget the ETrade baby?  Here’s a compilation of 5 commercials

(5)  The Budweiser commercials are always pretty good

(6) Doritos commercial because…doxie

(7) A good one from Coca-Cola

(8)  Another Doritos commercial – Goat for sale

(9) An older commercial from Bridgestone tires

(10) This Doritos commercial always cracks me up

(11)  The little donkey who thought he could (be a Clydesdale)

(12) Last, with all that’s been in the news lately

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Good Saturday and Weekend Widdershins!

I don’t know about where all of our Widdershins live, but here in Bama we’re having our first real cold snap potbellied-stovewith an arctic front moving through.  We’ll be having lows in the twenties and teens and a few days where the highs will not climb out of the forties. The Winter Solstice is just a few weeks away.  Yikes!  Fredster is not happy with cold weather.

Perhaps we could make an analogy between the shorter, darker and colder days to the results of the election, but we won’t go there today.  We’ll just ascribe the cold weather to the normal seasons and not give the other thing much thought.  At least for this weekend.

So with that let’s look at some songs about cold, cold weather and the like.  Maybe some cold hearts perhaps?  My choices are below and I look forward to seeing yours in the comments.

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(1) Out in the cold ~ Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

(2) Cold Song ~ Sting

(3) Cold Weather Blues ~ Muddy Waters

(4) Die Winterreise ~ Der Liermann ~ Schubert: Fisher Dieskau

(5) The Four Seasons-Winter ~ Vivaldi

(6) Cold Wind To Valhalla ~ Jethro Tull

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Bonus clip just because I thought it was funny:

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Good Saturday and Weekend to you Widdershins!

The current music post was getting to be a bit of a loggy in loading so I made a part two.  So keep on posting music vids folks!

 

First off, let us say we are all totally disgusted and unhappy about what Director Comey did yesterday, spooky-scary-skeletons-animated-gifalong with everything that followed.  Second, let’s not talk about it today, shall we?  I am more than certain there will be plenty of grist to discuss and elaborate on by Monday.  Instead, let’s use this weekend post as what our dear Chat first intended:  a palate cleanser to remove the foul taste of politics – at least for a weekend.

skelteon-memesSince Halloween will fall on Monday this year let’s start our musical celebration of it early.  Now for heaven’s sake there are tons of spooky Halloweenish songs out there and your google machine will help you find them.  I know because that’s exactly what I did.

My selections are right below and I look forward to seeing your choices in the comments.

(1) Dead Man’s Party ~ Oingo Boingo

(2) Season of the Witch ~ Donovan

(3) Black Magic Woman ~ Santana

(4) This is Halloween ~ Marilyn Manson (a box might appear in the vid – find the x and click on it to clear it out)

(5) Zombie ~ The Cranberries

(6) Werewolves of London ~ Warren Zevon

(7) Highway to Hell ~ AC/DC

So there you go Widdershins, seven great Halloweenish songs.  Hope to see yours in the comments.

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Good Saturday and Weekend to you Widdershins!

First off, let us say we are all totally disgusted and unhappy about what Director Comey did yesterday, spooky-scary-skeletons-animated-gifalong with everything that followed.  Second, let’s not talk about it today, shall we?  I am more than certain there will be plenty of grist to discuss and elaborate on by Monday.  Instead, let’s use this weekend post as what our dear Chat first intended:  a palate cleanser to remove the foul taste of politics – at least for a weekend.

skelteon-memesSince Halloween will fall on Monday this year let’s start our musical celebration of it early.  Now for heaven’s sake there are tons of spooky Halloweenish songs out there and your google machine will help you find them.  I know because that’s exactly what I did.

My selections are right below and I look forward to seeing your choices in the comments.

(1) Dead Man’s Party ~ Oingo Boingo

(2) Season of the Witch ~ Donovan

(3) Black Magic Woman ~ Santana

(4) This is Halloween ~ Marilyn Manson (a box might appear in the vid – find the x and click on it to clear it out)

(5) Zombie ~ The Cranberries

(6) Werewolves of London ~ Warren Zevon

(7) Highway to Hell ~ AC/DC

So there you go Widdershins, seven great Halloweenish songs.  Hope to see yours in the comments.


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