Another Monday! Let’s see if I can get a video posted today.
I’ve been on vacation from the dayjob this week and it’s been lovely. But I’ve let the blog slide. I owe you a Monday Morning Music, there’s a book review I need to write, and it’s time for another update on my writing. Let’s do that one! Continue reading
It’s the last Monday of March. That means it’s the last Monday of Women’s History Month.
I wanted to post videos from a woman I don’t listen to that often any more, but who I still admire tremendously. Joni Mitchell.
So, yesterday was Alpha Reader’s birthday. It turned out to be a lovely day of noodling around town, looking at art, and eating ALL THE FOOD! I made flan and stuffed pork chops for him and we had amazing smoked salmon melts at the Madison.
I asked AR who he’d like to see on this week’s Women’s History Month edition of Monday Morning Music. He gave me a list and I told him I’d see what I could find.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! If you’re into that. I’m not really, but it seemed like a good excuse for music videos today. :)
I’m also continuing the Women’s History Month celebration so that means… Irish women!
Yeah, so I Googled Irish women musicians and was disappointed to see that most of the hits were Irish women singers. Which–fine–there are many of those. But I really did want MUSICIANS, not just singers. I finally found some, thanks to this website.
Next up, a newer rock band, Black Daisy. They got together in 2004 and performed in the 2009 Eurovision contest. They didn’t win. But I like their song “Disturbing New Fashion.” I can’t seem to find anything about them since.
A band with a little more staying power is Screaming Orphans. This group of four sisters has been together since the 1990s (as a band–as sisters, they’ve probably been together much longer). They do a combination of traditional Irish tunes and their own pop songs. Here’s one of the latter, “So Cold.”
And to finish up, let’s indeed go with an Irish vocalist. My favorite, in fact. I’ve liked her since she first came on the scenes back in the ’80s. She’s definitely been an interesting character to watch. And what a voice!
Here’s Sinead O’Connor with the song “4th and Vine” from her 2012 album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
So, when I posted my end-of-year roundup on my writing in December, I was thinking of making that kind of post a regular thing, updating all y’all on how the writing’s going.
And now it’s March. Yeah, I’m not always so good on following through with stuff.
So, how is that writing stuff going, M?