Hmm... I don't think that I've posted any Concrete Blonde music on this site. Obviously I'll have to change that this Halloween Season.
I first fell in love with Concrete Blonde when I was in undergrad. I know that their break out hit was "Caroline" but I never really cared for that song. What got me to buy their first album was that the local radio station played "Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man" on Halloween. I immediately snagged that album and found that they did a bit of music that I really enjoyed.
Therefore I present to you their pinnacle of their "gothic" sons, "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)."
An inmate filed a complaint against me for injuring him during a use of force incident. As with any use of force incident, reports were written and the videotape was reviewed. The good news is that my name is not on any of those reports because I WAS OFF ON THE DAY OF THE INCIDENT!!!
I found out about the complaint in briefing. The Sergeant made the announcement and we all laughed because it was pretty funny in a dark humor sort of way. And thus I assumed that the whole incident was closed because it was pretty obvious that I had nothing to do with the issue.
So, I get called up to Administration and given the third degree by Internal Investigations and some of the top brass of my agency. The fact that I was not physically anywhere near the agency seemed to make no impression. Plus, being IA, they asked about anything and everything just to try to get me to incriminate myself to anything. I know my job, I know Policy and Procedure, and I know that I do right when I am at work. It was a wasted fishing expedition for them but a very stressful hour and a half for me.
I was having trouble getting into The Irregular at Magic High School. I'm not a big fan of "sibling love" as it squiks me out. And the hero was just becoming a type of "I know what to do every time and I'm better than you" type. It didn't feel like the fights were much of a challenge. I was hoping that I would like it as it seems to be a long series, but...
No comments so far. I did not leave a comment. 1) I have nothing intelligent to say on the subject. 2) People who know her and that are more well spoken should use the opportunity, not odd people like I.
I am a fan of foreign films. Especially quirky foreign films. I'm also a fan of foreign music. And by foreign, I mean by not produced in the USA. I'm sure someone out there would complain if I did not point that out.
Now, I don't claim to be an expert in any way, shape or form. I just enjoy what I enjoy and I keep it to myself. Mostly because I don't know many people who really "get" my interest, or they know so much that I can't keep up with them. So to sum it up, I'm an amateur foreign film enthusiast and all I really care about is what interests me.
But I like it when my prior knowledge meets up with my current knowledge. Flipping through Hulu, I ran across a trailer for this french animation. "Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart." I saw the backgrounds and the animation and I immediately knew it was dubbed.
Why does this interest me, you ask? (Other than the fact that it's foreign and that it's animation...) It's because I recognized it, even though I'd never seen it before. I did a quick Google search and I was right!
I had run across a video that Dionysos had done of their song ""Tais-Toi Mon Coeur" several years ago. I remember playing it so often online. (I'm currently trying to find a good HD version of it online.) But the fact that I can tie a movie trailer in with a video that I've not watch in several years impresses me greatly.
I'm not going to write too much on her decisions to stop posting. Others can say it better than I. As a matter of fact, they already have.
What I can say is that View From the Porch stood at the top of my must read daily blog list. It was always the first blog I read. The constant updates and excellent writing made it a lot of fun to read. Her updates will be missed.
I know that Tam will often post a little ditty when she announces her sojourn to her local Second Amendment and beef jerky exhibition.
I'm no where near that creative.
Suffice it to say, I'm just headed out in order to look around. It does not help me much that I'm broke and I won't be taking much cash with me. It also does not help that I'm in a major market thus there will not be all that many deals for me to find.
If I'm lucky, I'll come home with some new hearing and eye protection. Maybe I'll even pick up a holster and a few slings. Normally I come home with bupkiss, but that's often because I don't have any play money at all.