Sunday, July 27, 2008

Random Randomness

I have a big long post to compose but can't summon up the energy. Even though I didn't go to BlogHer, I seem to have caught the BlogHerbola that's going around. I blame SueBob.

So, a few things.

Run, don't walk, and get a copy of Two Men With The Blues by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. Even if you don't think you like Willie Nelson, this is fantastic. His phrasing and Marsalis' horn playing are just incredible.

Could Wynton Marsalis be any cooler? The dood is slick....

There's a great interview on NPR from a few weeks back that you should listen to, too. It's fantastic.

Lara, over at Life: The Ongoing Education, posted an iPod meme. I'd participate, but my iPod is currently full of This American Life, which doesn't translate. But she did post a stanza from this song, which amazed me.

I don't know why I'm always surprised when people like Elton John - maybe because I've had to defend my liking for Reg for years. But the man can write songs. (Well, him and Bernie Taupin.)

And finally, a meme I can do.

Go to and find 5 cards that describe your life.

Yet another bonus of being a heathen.

Although I do kind of like Gritty Industrial
City To The South Of Hipsterville.

Truth be told, most weekends, I forget to buy it.... *sigh*


Does this even need a caption? Didn't think so.


Lara said...

um, go red sox?

it's my favorite elton john song of all time, though i do, in fact, adore a great many of his songs. but that one? oh, it makes me weep, it's just so beautiful.

Minnesota Nice said...

I love Willie.
About 20 years ago he was doing a gig at the Minnesota State Fair and staying in a hotel in d'town Minneapolis. I was walking to work, pretty early, and there he was, leaning against his tour bus looking like he'd been up all night.
I was shocked to see him in person and he took off his cowboy hat and said "mornin' ma'am". I, of course, was dumbstruck.........

Shannon said...

I thought everyone loved Elton John. Back in the day, I'd swipe my parents' Elton John record...whichever one had "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on it...and I'd play it on my Holly Hobby record player while I sang my 5 year old heart out.

I love those ecards. I've seen them before and the humor is right up my alley.

sandy shoes said...

I love that ecard site :).

MsPicketToYou said...

springsteen on Saturday. wish I could take you in my pocket.

off to that card site -- kids bothering me so I just yelled at them that I AM WORKING so now must look busy.

Anonymous said...

A Godless existence what is the purpose. Allowing God in allows you an eternity.

Major Bedhead said...

Anon - I don't need an eternity, I just need now.

Lapa37 said...

Just dropping by from Motherhood uncensored wanted to let you know I to love Elton John his music is great. My fav is Empty Garden.

Anonymous said...

How heartbreaking to just live for now. When the Lord could and will bestow upon you so much more. He loves you even though you don't reciprocate.

Major Bedhead said...

Whatever. I'm quite happy living the way I am now and I don't need to have someone feeling sanctimonious pity for me because I choose a different way of life. Proselytize to someone else.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty obvious from your Blog you are upset or depressed frequently. That doesn’t appear to be “happy living” to me. Even your response to my post which may I add was not rude or mean you responded in a very negative way. Instead of taking it that somebody cares and wants better for you. You make the comment about “sanctimonious pity” as a way to condemn me. Instead of being defensive you are unable to take it as somebody cares about me and my future. Instead you are nasty to me. That’s okay if it makes you feel better. Remember Jesus does love you!

Major Bedhead said...

No, that wasn't nasty. I let you comment, even though I have made it perfectly clear that I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. You continue to come here and go on at me about it in spite of what I believe. You need to understand that we aren't all the same and we don't all believe the same things and that is fine.

I, however, do not need to have someone who can't even post using their name telling me that I'm depressed because I don't accept jesus into my life. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. And yes, it is sanctimonious pity. You appear to think that you are better than me, more worthy than me, simply because of your religious beliefs. If that isn't sanctimoniousness, I'll eat my hat.

Jess said...


m-b has a TR-OLL.
m-b has a TR-OLL.

(and no hope in the hereafter, *wink* *wink*)

Anonymous said...

Let me just say that I am somebody who knows and cares for you and your well being. However, I know how explosive you can be if somebody disagrees with you. That is why I am doing this anonymously.
As far as you being depressed I have seen you post about being depressed often. I have read your post when you are angry, stressed and just plain having a rough day. Especially when the girls are having a trying day. You have even asked for help with that. For me the help comes in the Lord. If that is not for you fine. When the end comes for the both of us we will find out who is right me believing in the Lord or you not.
Regardless J, I know you, I like you and I care about you. All I want for you is the best. That being said you will remain in my prayers. All I want for you is the best of life.
PS. If being a concerned friend make me a troll then so be it

Major Bedhead said...

You can't know me that well if you don't understand my lack of faith. And I still find it cowardly to hide behind anonymity.

I get angry when people don't listen to me or respect my feelings. That's what makes me angry. And being told that my life is sad because I don't believe in god is disrespecting how I feel.

I have no clue who you are, but to consider yourself a friend and then to say things like that to me don't really smack of friendship. I have often said that I have no issue with others religious beliefs. I even admire them their faith. But I do not have any. Period, ended.

I don't understand why it's not OK for a Christian to try to change a Jew's religion or a Muslim to try to change a Christian or whatever permutation of that scenario you care to take, but when someone has NO beliefs, well, they must be saved. Why? Seriously. Why? Why isn't it OK for me to just have my beliefs (or lack thereof)? Why must I keep being told that jesus loves me anyway, in spite of my non-reciprocation?

It bothers me and I find it highly offensive. About as much as I'd imagine it would bother a Christian (or Jew or Muslim) to be harangued for their beliefs.

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Hey Anonymous,

There are plenty of Christians round these parts, like me, who care about Julia and who *aren't* afraid to show their identity. What are you afraid of? Her not liking you anymore? Way to stand up for Jesus and the Good News by cloaking your identity. I'm sure He's thrilled that you're too scared to say you're a believer.

If anyone is going to convert Julia and get Jesus points it's going to us, not you. So you might as well chill out because sending repeated anonymous comments after someone tells you to stop is NOT the way to show Jesus's love. It's people like you that makes my job so much harder. Stop encouraging the dislike/hatred towards Christians and maybe our community would have an easier time forming relationships with non-believers. Capeesh? Thanks.

Major Bedhead said...

Allison - thanks, dood. :)

And FTR, I do not dislike Christians. I just dislike having religion (of any sort) shoved down my throat. You don't do that at all.

Anonymous said...

Julia: I have to confess it has been I who has been posting anonymously. My attention was not to be offensive but to express concern. I know life gets stressful for you.. I just know for me I could not get through the tough stuff w/o Jesus Christ.
You may be mad but I just had to express my feelings. Maybe being anonymous was not the most mature way I just didn’t want to cause friction.
I guess maybe if I understood your beliefs, even though I don’t agree with them, I might be more accepting.
I apologize to you , I am sorry for doing this anonymously.

Major Bedhead said...

Steph from MZ or the Nov. board?

Thanks for outing yourself. You don't have to understand, really. I don't fully understand why people do have faith. I just try not to look down on them because I don't agree with them, y'know?

K.A.T said...

It drives me nuts when people pull that preaching bs! If you don't understand where a person comes from, Steph, regardless if you agree or not, then do not comment. While you are trying to "educate" people you are doing quite the opposite. Then people wonder why they get responded to in such a manner. Get a clue and don't preach to the unwilling.

Anonymous said...

Nov. baby club
J. I would love to discuss this with you else where. Where you and I can discuss it.