minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Pennsic Amphitheatre)
See previous meme posts for rules, etc.

1) and 2) Have/Would you ever name(d) your guitar, the way BB King named his Lucille? If not, what would you name it if you were so inclined?


Actually, he came with the name "Blondel", which I have occasionally used to refer to him, and I believe is written on the label inside the sound box. I thought once about giving him a different name, but "Blondel" is what's now stuck in my mind 8)

3) Is there any song you would refuse to sing, for whatever reason?

Yes.





Oh, which song?

"Sweet Betsy From Pike". Also anything SCAdians sing to the tune of "Sweet Betsy From Pike." I reeeeeeeeeally burned out on that song during my first SCA life 8P

4) You get an offer for a paying gig. The money is good. It is in a very dodgy neighborhood, Knockturn Alley on steroids. Would you still go?

Probably. First, though, I form a Brute Squad to go with me ("Fezzik, I neeeeeeed you!!")
Seriously, the Midtown Manhattanite's old rule for visiting...oh, anything above 96th Street...was "cab in and cab out", and lots of places are safer to visit if you're not on deserted streets alone for too long.

5) Who is your favorite comedian, living or not?

There are so many who make/made me laugh so hard, like George Carlin and Richard Jeni and Billy Connolly and Craig Ferguson and Jeff Dunham and the Pythons and Rowan Atkinson and Bill Cosby. But if I can only pick one? Robin Williams. Always. Because his comedy is so...dense. The jokes come so quickly, it's like comedy with ADD on espresso. I trust him to always lead the audience one way, then do a 180 at 90 miles an hour. Even when he screws up, he knows what to do to win the audience back. One of my favorite bits (which I saw on an old HBO special but have never been able to get on video) is him losing the audience and pulling out a sequence called "come inside my mind", complete with a rampaging id (which he traps behind a door), neurons yelling "Mayday! Mayday!" , ending with a frustrated/manic melt-down, of "WHAT THE F#&%%!!*^%% DO YOU PEOPLE WANT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --I can think of no other comic who could so completely turn that much real frustration into audience-accessible humor. Mostly because if you don't like the joke he's doing, wait three seconds 8)
minstrlmummr: (Opus Croakus)
Original word list is here:

http://minstrlmummr.livejournal.com/84043.html

A few clues:

--The team behind one song has won an Emmy, but never won a Grammy for this song (which is part of a specialty-song collection)

--Five of the songs are from musicals, but not the musicals guessed so far.    Three of these musicals have been filmed.

--Three of the songs are novelty / comedy songs

--Twenty-five of these songs circulated between 1965 and 1985  (Musically, I officially became an Olde Pharte some time ago)

Remember, partial guesses for partial credit are permitted (I submitted a couple of guesses where I didn't know an entire phrase from the song or who recorded it)

Lastly, yes, I really do own copies of all of these songs   8)

Have fun.

Signed,
[livejournal.com profile] minstrlmummr 
minstrlmummr: (Opus Croakus)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] shalmestere :

There are twenty-six "challenge" words. Your assignment (should you choose to accept it) is to sing a portion of a song containing the challenge word. You have to include at least eight consecutive words (including the challenge word) for it to count.
You are, of course, supposed to do this from memory, not via Google or your music collection.

Use the challenge word as the subject of your comment, and use the comments to include your snippet of lyrics + citation.

Scoring:

1 point each for lyrics, name of song, and source (performer, author, name of show for soundtracks, broad categorization if you think it's anonymous, etc, as appropriate). If you come up with a snippet from a song other than the one I had in mind, I'll give a bonus point. I reserve the right to award other bonus points for any extraordinary cleverness I think deserves them. Winner just gets bragging rights, unless I get organized enough to actually come up with small prizes or something. Contest is open until everything's identified or this goes three days without additional guesses.

None of the words are in the titles of the songs I have in mind. All of the songs are in English (heh). Capitalization and punctuation in challenge words matter. I used a different source for each song on this list, but some performers on this list do covers of other songs on this list. All songs were at one time available in published sources. These are all songs I enjoy listening to. A few of these should be insanely easy, but a couple are pretty obscure. You might find clues in past journal entries.

A) appears 
B)   blister
C)  cleats
D)   defeated
E)   euphoria
F)    flagstones
G)   guaranteed
H)   hunger
I)     incubator
J)    jester
K)   kittens
L)   leads
M)   moonshine
N)   negative
O)   organic 
P)   philosopher
Q)   quality 
R)   religion
S)   self-esteem 
T)   testifyin' 
U )  underscore 
V)   voyeuristic  
W)  wasteland
X)   Xavier 
Y)   yogurt
Z)   zebras 
minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)
(It was so hard to pick just one...every word of every episode of the first three series sounds like gold to me.)

Since the scenes from "Potato"  when Captain Rum gets them hopelessly lost is too long, I'll go back to "Classic" for:

"The Eunuchs......have CANCELLED!!"
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OH, WHAT THE HECK.... )

minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)


Post 10 things that are going right in your life right now. I don’t care how small. You’re happy with your cup of coffee. You saw a flock of geese flying over. ANYTHING. Things that make you happy. Things that make you smile.

Note:    Number Ten  (Twangy Country Song about God) showed up first because LJ's default embedding is stoopid and I am untutored.

1)   I just made broccoli soup

2)   Yesterday I saw five of my client's (teenage) kids napping together on a blanket like a kitten amoeba

3)   Sunday morning I went to my first RSOF (Quaker) Meeting -- I think I found a good place for me

4)   People I met at Faeriecon asked to take my (costumed) picture, chatted, networked -- BagLady1 introduced me to two performers from Oregon who invited us to join them for dinner.    People looked at me as if they might like what they see    8)      (the fact that this always surprises me is....my own internal hang-up...)

5)   Mom lent me her car to drive from Delaware to Faeriecon -- transmission and tires work and everything...

6)   Trader Joe's had ground beef for less than three dollars a pound

7)   My client has some extra boxes for packing / moving

8)   My nephew likes to snuggle up next to me     8)

9)   I was in Philly while the Reading Terminal Market was open  ("9 am to 6 pm" -- to my NYC eyes, this looks like massive wasted sales opportunities), and scored chocolate chip cookies with walnuts from  The Famous (??) Fourth Street Cookie Company, my idea of CCC perfection.    Each cookie is big enough to share.    So I did.

10)    Saturday morning I heard the song I embedded above on the radio on my way to Faeriecon.     The words remind me of my Mom and some things she's always said about her faith.    I like the words.
minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)

When you see this, post in your own journal with your favorite quote from The Princess Bride. Preferably not "As you wish" or the Inigo Montoya speech

I have two:One by Fezzik, one by Inigo:

"I found these four horses, and I thought there would be four of us if we found the lady....Hello, Lady..." :::::::waves:::::::::


::::::::BANG::::::::"Fezzik!"  ::::::::::::BANG! BANG!:::::::::::::: "FEZZIK!! I NEEEEEED YOU!!!!!" :::::::::::BANG!:::::::::::
minstrlmummr: (daffy lute)
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.

I got a "D" :

Duke from "Doonesbury" -- a drug-addled, pathologically opportunistic  "action figure" of fortune.   He bears a passing physical resemblance to (based on?)  Hunter S. Thompson.    Captain Jack Sparrow WISHES he were this high, or his career this checkered. 

Dumbledore -- Machiavellian dead gay headmaster.     For someone who thought he "cared too much" about Harry Potter, he sure let him get almost killed a lot     8P       I wanted to know more about how he met the phoenix and why Fawkes stayed with him.      

Dolly Gallagher Levi -- Gay Nineties - era heroine of "The Matchmaker" and "Hello, Dolly!"    I loved the piece of business which accompanied the line  "You go YOUR way"   :::::point::::: and I'll go MINE!"   :::::point in exactly the same direction:::::::    My high school did "Hello, Dolly!" my junior year.     I was in the chorus, and was given a dull purple knit two-piece dress for my costume.       I  trimmed it with some lace and ribbons, which made me feel better    8)

Dazzler -- Lesser-known Marvel  mutant superheroine, one-time member of the X-Men.    She could "absorb" sound and turn it into projected light -- eventually, she learned to create different kinds of light all along the spectrum--lasers, infared, etc.    She was a singer, and used to make her own (spectacular, natch) light shows.   I was hooked by the singer angle, and through her comic I met a character (Rogue) who  I came to like even better.

Daffy Duck -- perennial also-ran to Bugs Bunny, always coming off the worst in any encounter with Bugs and / or hunters, always having his bill shot off for him  (I used to play "Where's Bill?"  -- spinning around coming to rest sideways, perched on top of his head, upside down on the back of his head...).     With each year of his life he became less "daffy" and more disgruntled, coining the deathless phrase,  "You're....DETH*spit*THPICABLE!!"
Also,   "I may be a coward, but I'm a GREEEEEEEDY little coward!"
minstrlmummr: (southparkme)

:::::::snarky Sarah Palin comment deleted:::::::

Name one Supreme Court Decision besides Roe  v. Wade

Without resorting to Google:     Brown v.  Board of Education   (and if you have to look that one up, shame on you  8)

Google-fu reveals not a single, landmark decision for my topic of choice, but a series, one of which I selected because of the passage below:

 

The Colonies WERE founded as Christian Countries...May God Forgive Us... )
from the decision  Everson v. Board of Education, 1947
minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (eyerollz)
Buffy:    "Fire bad, tree pretty."   

Or (considering various recent acts of God and man), possibly:

Giles:   "The Earth is definitely doomed."
minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)
From Barbara Fisher's blog: "If you want to play along, here’s how you do it: copy the list, including my instructions, and bold any items you have eaten and strike out any you would never eat, and then post it to your blog."


Foodie Ruminations Here... )
minstrlmummr: (southparkme)
Go to Wikipedia and enter your date of birth.
Then pick four events, three births, two deaths, and one holiday.

minstrlmummr: (southparkme)
which I suspect my f-list have not   8)

I've been avoiding this meme because some of the unique experiences which leapt to mind were sort of....dark, which was not what I wanted.     


1)    Busked  in the NY subway        (I sort of had to include this   8)

2)    Been best friends with a man on a ventilator

3)    Met little-known SNL alum Danitra Vance     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danitra_Vance ;

4)    Been an extra on the David Letterman show when they hired a bunch of nurses for a Nurses' Week tribute

5)    Performed with my mother when I was a teenager  (substitute "a parent")

6)    Auditioned for a game show

7)   Visited  Lost River Caverns in  Hellertown, PA     http://www.lostcave.com/   ;
minstrlmummr: (Tuba Rocker)

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.



 [personal profile] shalmestere          gave me    "J".

"Jive Talkin' " by the Bee Gees
"Jazzman", Carole King
"Just the Two of Us"  , Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr.
"Junk Food Junkie" by Larry Groce
"J'ai vu le loup"  by The Baltimore Consort

Aaaaand, for extra credit:

"Jump, Jive and Wail", either Louis Prima or the Brian Setzer Orchestra
"Johnny Came Home Headless" by The Arrogant Worms on the album "DIRT!!"
             (Yes it is TOO a real song    8)
"Judy In Disguise" by  John Fred and his Playboy Band
"Joy"    (adapted from "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring")   by Apollo
"Jeopardy Theme (Think music)" composed by Merv Griffin

 

 

minstrlmummr: (southparkme)
 Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever. Below is the list and here be the rules.


1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers


minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)

If this meme is old news for you...I hope you liked it the first time    8)

From my iTunes, shuffled:

"Sponges", The Arrogant Worms
"The Cup of Life", Ricky Martin
"The Black Pearl", Klaus Badelt   ("PotC" soundtrack)
"Calliope House/The Cowboy Song", Alasdair Fraser and Paul Machlis
"Stranger On The Shore", Mr. Acher Bilk

(Between #'s 10 and 20 on the playlist were also Petula Clark, Roger Miller and The Baltimore Consort, in the interest of completeness.      I have a lot of stuff by those three artists   8)

minstrlmummr: (southparkme)
 In case anyone is curious, the entry now has the answers (and potential spoilers, but none of my movies are new...), including the characters and actors.
minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Eye Contact???)

Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
Go to IMDb (if necessary) and find a quote from each movie.
Post them here for everyone to guess.
Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

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 Have fun!

minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Eye Contact???)
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minstrlmummr: Line from Wonder Woman movie:  "What I do is not up to you." (Default)
Caught from [profile] siobhan1214:

"Slap" a warning label on me!   (ie, "This person may cause terminally full stomach" or something...)
I'll do the same to for you   8)

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One.
Word.
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Thanks.

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