A generally agreed upon yet highly underestimated aspect of humanity, I believe, is the need to express oneself, every single day. I believe that every human being should write a daily Blog.
We all need an audience, but I have come to realize that it is enough that there is the hope of an audience, some day. When I post this, today, I highly doubt that anyone will read it for a long time. But if I write often enough and well enough, this beloved Blog will probably eventually percolate to the surface of various Searches, and I will connect with like minds.
And that possibility of connecting with like minds is more than enough, combined with the great pleasure of writing, itself, to reward my efforts more than sufficiently.
Formatting ~ Each Day, A Theme
The format will doubtlessly evolve, over the years, but I'm starting off, as I relaunch things, this week, by focusing on particular themes ~ indulging in particular passions! ~ every day.
Mondays? Music & Monsters, baby!
Hah! Considering that the title of my Mondays is an unabashed homage to The Bangles, it seems appropriate to start with them. Like many popular Bands, their musical prowess is perversely underrated. I am a musical novice, so there is no chance of my finding the right words to properly convey my admiration, but suffice to say: their Work is unlike any other's.
I fear that that which is currently a live Link will some day be inevitably replaced by some idiotic "This video has been yoinked." message. I have always been more than happy to pay for the privilege of posting a copy of a video ~ preferably paying the Artists, themselves, thank you very much ~ but for the life of me, I've never been able to get a straight answer from anyone, anywhere, about how I might go about doing so. Surely, whoever "owns" such videos, if they are in fact owned, and not part of the public domain ~ I have no clue ~ would prefer to amass Royalties, while reaping the additional benefit of free advertising? Maybe I'll contact their Site, directly, and pray for an enlightening response. Crazier things have happened.
For now, though, I'll just pray for the best. And I would be remiss if I failed to include this video, exhibiting their finest collaborative work, and featuring the magnificent Susanna Hoffs:
Creature Double Feature...on Channel 56!!
I love Monsters. Steven King is one of my 2 favorite Authors, the other being Jane Austin, of course. One of my favorite childhood memories is watching Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoons. I still get giddy, just recollecting their intro to Gory Glory!!
All the better, as it features Godzilla, my favorite Monster of'm all, and in purple, the greatest color of'm all!! But I'll leave it at that, as a simple homage to that awesome, beloved show, which brought so much giddy joy to my childhood, seems an appropriate way to launch!
Random Political Thought of the Day
The horrific levels of partisanship that we've seen, this year, are attributable to 2 things, I think:
1 ~ The Cold War, which provided our nation its own Monster to unite against, ended 30 years ago. Ever since then, political parasites have poisoned their parties.
2 ~ Idle hands. Because of the apocalyptically asinine response to The Chinese Plague ~ shutting things down ~ millions of people have tons of time on their hands, and, rather than do something constructive, thousands can think of nothing better to do than to destroy things. As soon as an effective vaccination is launched, and this idiotic shut-down ends, mark my words: the riots and gratuitous violence will come to a screeching halt. You heard it here, first!