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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Or happy belated day I guess. I wanted do a whole happy inauguration day post yesterday. I even wanted to find this picture somewhere on the internet to go with it:And I wouldn't even have had to look hard, because I just now stole it right off my friend Jeff's blog. But as is usual for a Tuesday, I never even got time to turn on my computer, much less check email or write a blog post.

But anyway, happy belated inauguration day people! 'Cause who the heck doesn't deserve a little hope?!?!

I also wanted to backtrack on my last post. Reading a book with an ACTUAL senator in it would be so far removed from my mind that it just didn't even occur to me as a possibility.

I was talking more the kind of fiction book where you're minding your own business and suddenly there's a senator in the book. I used to read a lot of murder mystery books, and whenever a senator was involved, I just abandoned reading.

Because you know if there's a senator in the story, pretty soon there's going to be a cocktail party and then somebody's dress will be described in great detail. And who even needs all that in a murder mystery? Just, y'know, a dead person and trying to figure out who did it is good enough for me.

Next the Jesus Music. A Free Man mentioned "bad Christian rock". I'm thinking that by A Free Man's very definition, it's probably, well...bad. I can't really offer much more judgment on that type of music, because I don't know any Christian rock, much less have an ability to tell good from bad.

But I wasn't talking Christian rock. I was talking "Oh Happy Day!" Spirituals, gospel, that kind of thing. And of course, "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life." That's the type of music I was hoping Jeff would serenade me and The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken with. 'Cause who the heck doesn't deserve a little hope?!?


Jeffrey Thames [King of Grief] said...

To me, all Christian rock is bad due to the false propaganda it peddles. But I won't deny its occasional catchiness, as evidenced by this recent Internet sensation circa 1981:


BTW, I got a reissued CD by a certain band in my mailbox yesterday. Thought of you and your blog first. Can you guess?

Denise said...

I enjoyed your post on the Inauguration. I used the same picture on mine!

p.s. found your blog through 2peas!

Kristine said...

Glad you cleared that up, both the Christian music part and the senator part.

Noelia said...

I watched the inauguration yesterday and loved every bit of it. Even here in Canada there was a lot of agitation about it.

Jeff said...

I would never serenade you and the dude (not the one from the Big Lebowski, but you know) with Christian rock. That's sacrilege, you know, rock and roll sacrilege. Whatever.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Jeffrey Thames [King of Grief] - That's funny, because I'm pretty sure when I was answering phones for pledge drive the other day I heard someone say Pavement had a new CD out... :-) Good luck w/the pledge drive, btw!

Thanks Denise!

Kristine - :-) All good now!!!!

Noelia - That's good!! I think agitation is good at least...let's call it excitement. :-) :-) :-)

Jeff - Phew! I was worried there for a minute!!!! :-) :-) :-)

SJ said...

What if the senator is the murder victim? Or what if he (or she) is the murderer and ... this is why it's fiction... gets caught and faces justice :)

SJ said...

An dyes Oh Happy Day :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I dunno SJ...I think you're still taking your chances on getting roped into a description of some fancy coctail party dress. :-0 Very funny on the fictional outcome! :-)

A Free Man said...

I love that image. A fellow blogger sent me a whole load of Obama schwag a few weeks ago, including that poster. I'm going to get it framed!

I don't mind religious music - gospel particularly, it's just Christian rock that drives me nuts. It's kind of like apple and oranges - rock and roll and evangelical Christianity. Just doesn't work.


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