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leg cramp

“Do you want me to massage your leg?” I asked Ming.  He woke up with a leg cramp. “No, it’s already gone,” he said. “Oh, I’m glad your leg is gone.  That means you don’t have to walk anymore.  There’s a song about that!”  Then I sang for him. If I ever lose my legs, … Read More »

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Candyfoot Ultrasound

“Yeah, I answer your question before you ask it.  That’s me–anticipatory Laura-Marie!” I told Ming. I’ve decided to do OG graffiti embroidery.  My name is Candyfoot Lionized Ultrasound.  Candyfoot for short.  But the Ultrasound part is good for the rapping I also do.  A friend and I are collaborating on a song that’s half-done. Superute… Read More »

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bassoon reeds

My new friend asked if bassoonists make better kisses.  I answered that yes, it’s possible, and how we work on certain embouchures.  We hold our mouths just so, on the bassoon reeds. If I went a while without playing, my muscle tone would be lost.  After some days practice, my mouth would feel strong again.… Read More »

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monk

I found this guy on youtube who is a Buddhist monk who does covers.  I heard “Thuderstruck” first, and I love what he’s doing. My first listen, I didn’t even understand he was saying Thunderstruck.  It was fun, the second hearing, to realize his Sunderstruck was Thunderstruck.  I didn’t know the ACDC song. Then I… Read More »

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best modern songs

Someone asked for a list of favorite songs of 2000 – 2020.  Wow, how could I tackle such a range.  But I thought of that as the modern period.  Best modern songs. I tried to pick stuff everybody doesn’t know already.  I hope this is a good mix.  Thank you for caring about what I… Read More »

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misogyny, emotional labor, Mama

Hey, I notice the new year keeps going.  My friend had a sparkle sword of fireworks, new year’s eve.  I said it was cutting through the illusion of years.  The scam of the annual. Also I looked at my window because rainbow colors were fountaining–so bright, I could see the firework through my closed curtain. … Read More »

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Mache dich, mein Herze, rein

Hey, guess what.  I’m trying to learn how to sing my favorite Bach song “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” again.  It’s from St Matthew’s Passion.  Long ago I listened to this sacred music a lot.  Mostly on long roadtrips in the car with my ex. This is the first song I ever sang in German. … Read More »

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MC River Victor

Hey, I go through phases where I listen to a lot of Joanna Newsom.  She is powerful medicine for me, as well as a freakin genius.  I can pick it up but have to put it back down again. I want to listen to Milk-Eyed Mender over and over.  It can be very stabilizing for… Read More »

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meme capture

“Oh, I really love you.  I captured a meme for you,” I told Ming.  Meme capture is like killing a huge deer and dragging it home for him, were I not a disabled vegetarian non-hunter. “Captured it–was it in the wild?” “Yes, the wild of google images.”  Meme capture can be a love language.  You… Read More »

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new Sufjan Stevens song Sugar

Hopefully an artist leads you to a new place.  Hopefully they take you by the hand and are kind to you.  I always think a good poem teaches me how to read it. Sufjan Stevens is my favorite, and I’ve let him lead me to some weird places.  He can do a lot of different… Read More »