Monday Earworm: HAMILTON again

How far are you into your NaNoWriMo?

This song is so much mood. I can’t even.

Monday Earworm: Robert Palmer

My colleague across the hall was playing “Simply Irresistible” during the passing period this morning and now it’s stuck in my head. Fortunately, it’s a song I like, but I like this one even more, even if the video is stupid now and Palmer looks like a corporate tool. Enjoy!

Monday Earworm: Chris de Burgh

I was reminded of this song recently when we were discussing the Marie riddle, a moral dilemma from Donald Hall’s extremely dated piece “Argument and Persuasion.” The discussion was interesting, though, mostly because it exposed the societal prejudices my tenth graders have either absorbed or already, wisely, discarded.

This video used to be in frequent rotation in the early days of MTV, when I was glued to any screen playing that channel (much to my mother’s extreme consternation). How many of you remember this one?

 

 

Monday Earworm: Talking Heads

I signed up for an hour-long webinar on self-care for teachers back in August. I knew I wouldn’t be able to attend when it was live because I had a meeting to be in. But that was okay; I could have a link to watch it later once it had aired.

I got the link. It has been two months, and I still haven’t watched it, because teaching (including lesson planning and grading and a couple of new curricula) has kept me so busy for the last two months that I haven’t had an hour of free prep time to sit and watch it.

I’m almost done grading and am more than halfway finished with comments for my report cards. This is good news, since they’re due Thursday. I’m pretty far behind on my revision deadline for my next book — which is part of the Animal Affinities series, by the way, the first book of which was Finis. — but I’ll get there. And afterward, I’m hoping to have the chance to sit and watch that webinar.

In the meantime, do enjoy this song.

Monday Earworm: Gerry Rafferty

Monday Earworm has returned! I don’t know about you, but I had a kinda tough September. Between work and school stress and a hip flexor injury, I’ve had a somewhat hectic time of things. But that’s okay! Because things are finally starting to feel a little less bonkers. So here! Have an earworm!

So today is my mom’s birthday. One song I always associate with my childhood is “Right Down the Line” by Gerry Raffery because I knew from a young age it was a song that was really special to my parents. They’re still going strong at 46 years of marriage (well, 46 years as of October 6th), and since I know my mom loves this song because it reminds her of my dad, and I’ve always loved this song because it reminds me of my parents’ happy marriage, well. If I were musically coordinated enough to play the piano and sing at the same time, this song would be high up on the list along with almost everything from Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes and Fiona Apple’s Tidal.

Here you go.