Music

Greatest Hits of Science Fiction

If you’ve attended a science fiction convention, you’ve heard of Filk Songs.  For those of you who haven’t heard of them,  Filk songs are kind of hard to define.  Even wikipedia has difficulty!  For now, we’ll say that a filk song is lyrics and music that is sung at a science fiction and fantasy convention.

Here’s a quick sample of a Filk Song:

I Hate Little Firelizards by Julia Ecklar

The guys on the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  (the U.S. version), took science fiction and music to a whole different level. I hope you enjoy the zaniness of  improv stars: Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady.

Greatest Hits of Science Fiction

For those of you who are wondering what happened to the Going to Mars Word by Word post this month — thank you so very much for your responses last month.  You voiced your preference and I am every so grateful for that.  Worry not.  I’m taking a couple of months break while I finish a re-write.  Going to Mars Word by Word will resume during the fall.

Fun with Words

Weekends are often devilishly devine. We have wickedly good fun, clean dirt from our homes, watch friendly competitors, and otherwise turn ourselves inside out trying to do more, be more, have more. Then comes Monday. Monday is the antithesis of the weekend. So today, let’s talk about phrases that pair two words that are the antithesis of each other. That’s right. We’re talking oxymorons. Rather, Dave and Randy are singing oxymorons. Have a listen.

The Oxymoron Song

There are countless numbers of oxymorons. How many did you identify in the song? How many in this post?

Surely Dave and Randy didn’t include all the oxymorons out there.

What’s your favorite oxymoron?

Monday’s Bad Rap

Did you know that the average person will see about 4,040 Mondays in a lifetime? So why do Mondays get such a bad rap?

In a search of YouTube, songs about Monday you can find include:

  • The Carpenters sing a sad song Rainy Days and Mondays.
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Come Monday at least had a ‘looking forward’ type of message even though the song is about longing.
  • Monday Monday by the Mamas and Papas says Monday can’t be trusted.
  • And the Bangles declare that it’s a Manic Monday.

There are Blue Mondays and Stormy Mondays. Sheesh. It’s no wonder Monday causes anxiety.  So let’s turn that upside down, shall we?

wrong end for that diaper!

Nothing you wear

is more important

than a smile.

~Connie Stevens

 

Are you giving Monday a Bad Rap?

What Monday songs do you listen to?  Do they make you smile?

Celebrate With Me!

Lynette M. Burrows science fiction author; Lynette M. Burrows action-suspense science fiction author

The redesign of this website is done and I think it looks FABULOUS, don’t you? Many, many thanks go to web maven Laird Sapir of Memphis McKay for her patience in working with me.

Completion of the redesign is worthy of a celebration all by itself, but I don’t want to party by myself. Come on! Won’t you celebrate with me? Tell me, what makes you:

Jump for Joy?

Lynette M. Burrows, author, Lynette M. Burrows action-suspense science fiction, author,

Jump for Joy by Xelcise courtesy of fickr commons

  

Sing Along?


  

Dance in the Sand?

Lynette M. Burrows, science fiction author; Lynette M. Burrows author action suspense science fiction

Ring Around the Beach by adwriter courtesy of flickr commons


  

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

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So come on! There is more to celebrate. Share your celebration.