Monday Earworm: Dar Williams and Ani diFranco

Since I spent the weekend recovering from a little surgical procedure, this seemed like a good choice for today’s earworm.

To be fair, I eschewed the prescription painkillers for Tylenol (which was just fine for me in this case), and I’ve mostly just rested on the couch the last few days trying to get low-key stuff done, but I’ve wanted to throw this song up as an earworm for a while, so here we are.

I like Pink Floyd okay. I’m not a superfan as some are, but I respect and enjoy a lot of their music. I adore both Dar Williams and Ani diFranco, though, with the passion of a white-hot sun, and so when I ran across this rendition, it made this song so much more interesting for me.

Enjoy, from whatever restful perch you currently have. (And for what it’s worth, I’m still inhabiting mine, with mixed feelings.)

(Oh, and bear in mind that next month will be time for my annual 12 Days of Christmas Music series, so be sure to drop me a line if you have any suggestions. I mean, the Houston radio station that plays Christmas music started with it OVER A WEEK AGO SRSLY WTAF. But I digress.)

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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.