St. Hallmark Day Annual Post 2017

Once again, St. Hallmark Day is almost upon us. This means it is time to assault your eyes with my traditional St. Hallmark post. The tradition began on Facebook – that keeper of all events and occasions – several years ago and continues to amuse me. So…

Y’all are my Valentine Victims! Mwa-hahahahaha!! Welcome to the Massacre!

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The 2017 edition of my annual mock-a-thon must include a nod to my Valentine.

Sweet Valentine person of mine

You jostle my molecules

and

Cause a kerfuffle in my bustle

Yay!

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Mood music:

St. Hallmark Day ~ Third Annual Massacre

Some Tongue In Very Cheeky Thoughts

Once again, St. Hallmark Day is almost upon us. Once again I’ll inflict that time-honoured  tradition that I started doing on Facebook several years ago.

Look out Cupid! The Valentine’s Evisceration is set to begin.

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Basically, I’ve always felt that Valentine’s Day is an utter travesty and in my first St. Hallmark Day post on WordPress, I mention why. How St. Valentine’s Day came to be associated with chocolate, carats and tawdry Walmart lingerie is beyond me and my thought from then stands:

“Well, lets just say if you’re gonna give me gas station flowers and a Happy Birthday  Valentines day card. Please. Don’t bother. Now, if you want to bring home Thai and give me a foot rub on April 18th or October 12th, for no damn reason at all, THAT’s meaningful.”

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And please none of those idiotic ‘Singles Awareness Day’ posts. For the love of whatever deity!! Don’t shit all over someone else’ thing just because you don’t have it (same goes for single mothers/ fathers who post snarky crap on Mothers Day/Fathers Day. You get your day, don’t shit on someone else’) It’s as juvenile as being mad that someone has a jag and you take the bus. Put on your grown up undies. Three hundred sixty-four days of the year, Singles are desperate to shed the title, then suddenly they want to ruin it for Couples…?

I weep for the future of Humanity.

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So Cupid… What the freakin’ hell man?!

I know that you probably have some issues, coming from a broken home and all. As the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars, I bet things got a little intense with Mum and Daddy but that’s no reason to take it out on humans for all eternity! That last one that you darted for me? That should have been a blow gun… Next time, leave it in the hands of the experts or I’ll be speaking to your Grandpappy and I’ll bet you don’t want to be grounded by Jupiter.

Crazed Cupid, Valentine, Funny

I stumbled on this video a long while back and I swear my last Vile-en-tine starred!! Always loved Carly Simon and even more so after watching this.

And to cap it off, one for the boys. I know you’re often left bewildered by the appearance of evil pod women who steal your normally sane partners on every 14 February. Take heart and start leaving the same kind of hints she does because 14 March is right round the corner!

Lyrical ~ Sounds Of The Season

Yule and Christmas wouldn’t be complete without certain carols and hymns. Like a lot of us, I have favourites that must be sung by the voices that I remember from childhood.

Here are a few more that are the favourites I’m listening to get me into the celebratory spirit. I’ll bet you’ll love them too!

From Canadian Songstress, Heather Dale, the ‘Huron Carol’. This is Canada’s oldest carol and Heather’s interpretation in Wendat (Huron), French and English, mirrors the bedrock our country was built on. It’s gorgeous!

From the pre-Christian celebration of Yule, ‘The Holly and The Ivy’. This version is by the incomparable Annie Lennox.

This is my all time favourite Christmas carol and it’s been helping people celebrate since the 17th century. This version by Blackmore’s Night is wonderful. Sting does a nice one too.

If I want to be four years old again this is the song. I learned this in junior kindergarten and so did my two bébés, who both attended a French school. Il Est Né, sung by The Chieftains and featuring Kate and Anna McGarrigle – a perfect pairing of Canadian and Irish music.

Last not least, this fabulous version of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ by Pentatonix. I love this so much, I can actually sing along with my bizarre soprana-contralta voice!

Hope you are all slowing, stopping, feeling completely and totally in the moment… this is the time and it wants all of us in it. Love, laugh, celebrate – completely.

~ kei
22 December 2015

Book Review ~ Anger Is An Energy

Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored – by John Lydon

I’ll start by saying, I want to marry John Lydon– sorry Norah!. He’s smart, funny, brutally honest, a godfather of Punk and just as wordy, creative, off-the-wall and ADD as I am.

I bought this book because Punk (Goth, Romantic) is my tribe and I cut my music teeth on Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Teenage Head. My parents are Led Zeppelin, Queen and earlier but the music that felt like my own was Punk and Alternative.

This book is the audio version, narrated by Derek Perkins and the overall feel is that you’re sitting with him down pub and just chatting over a Guiness and a Strongbow (really Spellcheck? You don’t recognize ‘Guiness’?? SMH).

This is a fantastic backstory to all the was the Sex Pistols and PIL, in John’s own words and it is insightful, informative, fun and ultimately relatable. John’s narrative style is so easy on the ears and yes, I’m biased to the lilt. It puts paid to a lot of the rumours and stories that have circulated about him as a human and the rise and fall of SP and the various supporting characters in that world.

I recommend this for anyone who is interested in Music, Biography, Sex Pistols, Post-Punk Music and the music industry on both continents. Not to mention those of you who still wear ‘stovepipes’, love ‘DIY’ and remember ‘if it ain’t Stiff it ain’t worth a fuck’. Oh! Also for those of you who see pictures of Mum with a blue Mohawk, a safety pin in her nose and are proud to declare “My Mum’s a Punk Rocker”.

~ Bloody learn to love each other properly

~ kei
9 December 2015