I Love It When Two Things Come Together (in my head, anyway)

Hi blogosphere! It’s been a while. I’ve been insanely busy, which is both good and bad. Good, because some cool stuff has been going on. Bad, because I’ve barely had time to write and I’m chronically sleep-deprived. At least George has kept me reasonably sane and steady, so we have him to thank for that.

More on all this soon.  But first…

You know how sometimes you see two things and you want them to come together so very very much that you make it happen, even if it’s just in your head?  Yup, in the middle of that, right now.

The below video of The Badpiper–the world’s premiere heavy metal bagpiper with pipes that shoot flames–playing AC/DC‘s “Thunderstruck” has been having its way with my Facebook feed lately. Which, you know. Cool. I really do like bagpipes, and there ain’t nothing wrong with a little AC/DC.

Like, HOLY POCKETS THAT DUDE IS SHOOTING FLAMES NEAR HIS HEAD! Right? No wonder he’s got a mohawk. I wonder how often he set his hair on fire before realizing the mohawk was a practical styling option.


So I watched this and it was awesome, and then I thought, but wait. He could be playing better bagpipes, filled with even more flame-shooting deranged badassery.

He needs this set.



OMG OMG OMG. Can you imagine this thing shooting flames out its horns? The archetypal trauma alone would be worth the price of a ticket. For what it’s worth, I can picture it all in my head. And it. Is. Fannnnnnnntastic.

If anyone has other suggestions for appropriately mindblowing bagpipes, I’m happy to hear about them! Otherwise…soak in the idea of a little flame-shooting heavy metal goatpipe magic.

See you all soon!  XOXO

Music: Fun With Acronyms!

My boyfriend and I were driving down the road the other day discussing the band KISS, and sort of joking about how people said it stood for all sorts of ridiculous things; he’d heard that it secretly meant Kids In Support (of) Satan, and I remember hearing that it stood for Knights ISatan’s Service.

Can you feel the evil?

And then we started talking about the idea that all bands or performers had to have names that were anagrams describing what they’re all about.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far, in no particular alphabetical order:

REM:  Ha ha!  No, not rapid eye movement but rather, Really Enigmatic Men

Prince:  Petite Rocker Interweaves Nudity, Christianity, Electronics

(The) Kinks:  Kinship Inspires Near Killing Spree

Phish:  Phucking Hipsters ISweaty Hemp

(The) Who:  Wildly Hurling Objects

AC/DC:  Angry Celts, Deliciously Crude

(The) Beatles:  Bobblehead English Artists, Teens Love Endearing Smiles

Edith Piaf:  Entertainer, Diminutive, Iron Throated Honey, Paris IAppropriately Fascinated

More to come!  All suggestions welcome.

PS: SORRY! If you got a link about “anagrams”.  I originally sent this link out with the wrong word in the title–written after driving all day, no excuse, but still, that’s what happened–and corrected it as quickly as I could…but not until some of you had the wrong link.  My apologies.  I’ll be more careful in the future.

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