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Archives for: 2020

29 December 2020

What do you miss? With all that has happened in 2020 what do you miss? It occurred to me that it is not the people I am closest to that I miss most. It is acquaintances and just recognize folks I miss. Read more...

27 December 2020

Here's something I've been thinking about As a person who has had issues with punctuality in showing up to placesRead more...

26 December 2020

25 December 2020

Merry Holiday to all I'm sending each of you best wishes and distanced hugs from afar.

24 December 2020

Happy Strange Christmas Anyhow Great to see you all here sharing holiday wishes. The heart of MetaChat beats on! Happy holidays to all. I've been listening to a lot of music on RTE Radio ireland. They play a lot of Christmas-themed songs you would never hear on US radio. I've fallen in love with so many that I made a playlist of some of my favorites. Please enjoy!

Legendary Guitarist and Mountain frontman Leslie West hass passed on at 75. .Breaking in with the Vagrants, he then hooked up with bassist Felix Pappalardi and Drummer N.D. Smart to form the hard rock/metal pioneers Mountain. They gave us the boisterous "Mississippi Queen,", the lyrical "Theme From An Imaginary Western,", the oft-sanpled "Long Red,", the Woodstock tribute "For Yasgur's Farm" and the roiling "Nantucket Slieighride." His legendary guitar tone and yowl of a voice are missed.RIP, Leslie.
Alison Krauss and YoYo Ma perform The Wexford Carol A pure clear voice and a haunting cello accompaniment. Sublime.

Sending love to all this Christmas, and thinking of you today, dear mightshould.
🐇 🎄 🎶 24 A 2 hour plus playlist for your Christmas eve day.

It moves through type and tone so as to (hopefully) not get boring.

Love to you few still here.

23 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 23 Time goes by and dreams get left for later Maybe is not all sunshine and rainbows but love can go on. Real life couple JP Saxe & Julia Michaels - Kissin' In The Cold.

22 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 22 mightshould's post led me to this. 11 year old Karolina Protsenko. Watch it all. OMG yellow hat donator!

Band site.

21 December 2020

Carol of the Bells This piano version by Jeff Williams is simple and pure.
Happy Winter Solstice A Solstice song from Steeleye Span - The Unconquered Sun.

For this is now our turning point
The shortest day, the longest night
We'll look unto the months to come
When the sun will grow both strong and bright
🐇 🎄 🎶 21 I posted this last year or the year before. This is my favorite Christmas song by far so here it is again. The Atheist Christmas Carol by Vienna Teng.

Band site.

20 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 20 Winter Song from Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo. Regrets at Christmas.

19 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 19 Tafelmusik with Elisa's Midsummer Night's Dream. Sure it ain't no Christmas song but it is joyous and good and it shows that even in hard times we can have nice things.Read more...

18 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 18 💃 Rather than a song, a dance. Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon. Twitter link but you don't need Twitter to see it.

17 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 17 Whitehorse live with Sarah McLachlan - Blue Christmas. Just guitars and voices.

(buy music)
Band site.

16 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 16 Christmas Kisses by Serena Ryder. I already posted one of her songs but everyone involved in this seems to be having fun with it.

(buy music)
Band site.

15 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 15 Following Senyar's roots/oldie lead he is another. Shirley Collins with The Christmas Song.

(band site purchase links there)

14 December 2020

The Sparrow on Christmas Morning ...
🐇 🎄 🎶 14 Something else a bit different. Jessica Mitchell covers Joni Mitchell's River with the Art of Time Ensemble. Always sad and wistful it is one of Joni's most popular works recorded by 426 to 540 different (depending on what you read) artists.Read more...

13 December 2020

Let's Ditch Christmas. If only one could travel . . . .
🐇 🎄 🎶 13 Something a bit different. Jacob Wake Up! with Spinning (Like a Dreidel). Guitarist and songwriter for The New Limits, bassist for T.S. I Love You, and The Roland High Life. Former bassist for Hey Stranger, Tap Out, and Push to Release. Former guitarist for The Hard Times and Across The Aisle. Jacob is busy.

(buy music)
Band site.

12 December 2020

Saturday 3-point update
🐇 🎄 🎶 12 Another sort of retro new song. This sounds like it could have been on a variety show Christmas special c. 1970. The Bird and The Bee with You and I at Christmas Time.

(band site purchase links there)

11 December 2020

Ringo Bells. Ridin' with Ringo in a sleigh. And I love the band name.
🐇 🎄 🎶 11 A 2020 release with a retro feel. Jenn Grant, Downtown Christmas Eve.

(band site purchase links there)

10 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 10 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding.
Otis died at age 26 on this day in a air crash. He had recorded this song just 3 days before. Two days ago Harold Budd an amazing composer of ambient music (although he hated that term) died. Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie & Eraldo Bernocchi - Winter Garden. Read more...

09 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 9 Johnny Bower, Legendary Toronto Maple Leafs goalie with Honky the Christmas Goose. Why ask why? The story here.

08 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 8 The look. When you get that thing. Why did they think you wanted this? Present Face by Garfunkel and Oates.

Band site.

07 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 7 A dancy sort of phone call. Serena Ryder Calling To Say from 2007.

(buy music)
Band site.

06 December 2020

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Enjoyable animation included.
🐇 🎄 🎶 6 Tegan and Sara bring a synth/pop/dance party for Christmas with Make you Mine This Season.

Band site.

05 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 5 2020 was never looking like it was going to be a great year but then Covid19 made sure it would not be. John Prine was an early victim.

Damien Robitaille covers Christmas in Prison. Here is the original. Bonus: Christmas 2018, John Prine playing for George Stroumboulopoulos's House of Strombo.

(buy music)
Band site.

04 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away (you gave it away)

Lucy Dacus covers George Michael and it's very good. She did this as part of a year long project where she released original and cover songs for holidays from the usual like Christmas to the more esoteric like Bruce Springsteen's birthday.
(band site purchase links there)

03 December 2020

Today, I turn 50 years old. Color my mind blown. We're having pastrami, cake and whiskey later.
🐇 🎄 🎶 The snow is falling back up towards the sky. PIQSIQ's Carol of the Bells combines throat-singing with a choral arrangement. I like this a lot.
(buy music)
Band site.

02 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 two. Something different. The Tabla is an Indian percussion instrument you might not recognize on sight but you likely know the sound. Read more...

01 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 This is a song from 2 or 3 years ago but it has a classic sound while being fresh and new. Begonia - It Won't Be Christmas ('Till You're Here)
(buy it here)
Band site.

30 November 2020

Happy holidays. (I hope) I hope you are finding some joy as the year rolls toward an end with a big helping of pandemic. Read more...

22 November 2020

Glad to see Metachat returned I had something I wanted to post and this seemed like the best place to post it; I feel I can say things here I wouldn't say out on the more open social networks. It was trying to process something I was dealing with, but for the life of me I don't know what the topic was now. Still, I'm glad MeCha is back.

18 November 2020

Cat Katze gatto chat kedi So the last time I talked about the cats we had just taken in Possum. Read more...

17 November 2020

Tuesday multi--point update - how are y'all doing?

16 November 2020

LMAO I was looking at something on YouTube last night and saw the first comment below the video.Read more...
Thanks to whoever kicked the server and got it going again.

31 October 2020

Join us over at PoFi? Hi all, lately I've been spending more time over at the PoliticsFilter Slack. I thought some of you might be interested in joining. Read more...

29 October 2020

27 October 2020

That one kid, you know, the one that was a little slow Read more...

20 October 2020 which my imaginary bike commuter friend in London, Ontario, helps the police apprehend an erratic driver. [SLYT]

19 October 2020

So.... how's the pandemic treating you?

18 October 2020

Tell me something good Nice serendipity:

After work, I stopped by a friend's house to pick up their bagged yard debris so I can turn it into mulch and also save them the tipping fee. Read more...

05 October 2020

What's new?

21 September 2020

Anyone play chess? I had a random idea.. I made a chess puzzle video on YoutubeRead more...

12 September 2020

09 September 2020

My brain has reached the point of frazzle How is everyone else doing?Read more...

01 September 2020

Snake sex fight in the kitchen. Australian animals are just nasty.

30 August 2020

Mesmer-azing Sanddorn balance by Miyoko Shida is performed with a feather and sticks, balance and concentration.

25 August 2020

20 August 2020

MeCha Homecoming Weekend Let me run an idea by you. Read more...

17 August 2020

15 August 2020

Universal Income While some countries have a safety net, the US doesn't. The video is a nice summary done by a southern journalist. He has an engaging delivery and I thought it may be interesting for some folks.

14 August 2020

Weekend plans

12 August 2020

What is calendars? Time is always elastic. Bump in to someone you haven't talked to in a long time and two hours can pass in what feels like fifteen minutes while waiting in line seven minuets to make a mundane purchase can seem like forty.Read more...

08 August 2020

Weekend 3-point update

07 August 2020

06 August 2020

Yes my life IS cats now. So a few months ago I started catching sight of a scruffy looking cat but it was very skittish of people and cats. I would only see it maybe twice or three times a month until about three weeks ago. Read more...

05 August 2020

A Postcard to My Old House, MeCha - I still love you Read more...

03 August 2020

OK, We'll Do Some Dishes Now This is how I've been feeling since the pandemic started. Seriously, how the hell od we use this many dishes? Read more...

01 August 2020

Tell me something about your day.

31 July 2020

A good boy. Stevie is a 5 year old yellow lab with Cerebellar Hypoplasia and he loves puddles.

17 July 2020

Corona virus vaccine tracker A good overview from the CBC.

15 July 2020

Anyone else accomplish nothing great in the last few months? I keep seeing stories 'during lock-down I learned four new languages and wrote a book!' Me, not so much.

12 July 2020

Oooops. Oooops.

Decided to self identify as a Bullfrog for the next two weeks on my MeFi profile; and as a male Bullfrog that likes female Bullfrogs.

Bye bye buzzman.

Ribbit, Ribbit. :/

08 July 2020

06 July 2020

OMG bunny! What happens when you feed children to your rabbit.

02 July 2020

29 June 2020

Checking in. How's everyone doing?

13 June 2020

01 June 2020

When life is unpleasant - animals, absurdest humor, and music can sometimes help. 1 2

24 May 2020

P.S.A. A person swallows an average of three snakes a year while sleeping.

20 May 2020

Birthdaaaays! Tomorrow, I am even older. The day after tomorrow, senyar is even older, too. Read more...

11 May 2020

An Cat

28 April 2020

Food Trucks to the Rescue For whatever reason, my neighborhood seems to be a magnet for area food trucks during this quarantine. It began a few weeks ago, when one of the residents arranged for a local taco truck to visit one evening. It was a huge hit. Since then, we've had a BBQ truck, a different taco truck, a burger bistro truck, and an ice cream & sorbet truck. My friends in the more upscale neighborhoods are quite envious. They've gotten bupkus.

I keep hoping for a wood-fired pizza truck (which I have eaten at awhile back and is amazing).

Anyone else getting food trucks in your neighborhoods?

14 April 2020

Look, nothing is going to magically take away your fear, your grief, your worry
but sometimes
something can stop you for a moment to wonder

wait, what's this now?

07 April 2020

06 April 2020

Went out to feed the cats. Street lit with lights, squad truck, ambulance, people in hazmat gear, gurney with some integrated gear I've never seen before. Another day in the time of pandemic.

01 April 2020

How's everyone doing? 3-point quarantine update

30 March 2020

Damn. This is what I fear my wife may be facing soon at her work. They had one death Saturday night but that has not been categorized yet.

29 March 2020

To quote Homer Simpson 'Stupid brain!'

27 March 2020

We the undead. Wife and I both checking temps regularly and are both consistently below normal. I don't remember meeting any zombies or vampires...

26 March 2020

'During an expedition to the Antarctic, Russian surgeon Leonid Rogozov started to feel tired and weak. Being a surgeon, he immediately realised that he was suffering from acute appendicitis and needed an operation. The only problem was that he was the only doctor on the team.'
(Warning pic of self surgery)

24 March 2020

I got up this morning. I try to avoid telling other people's stories but without much identifying info here is one about a 99 year old woman.Read more...
Ollie the cockatoo loves Elvis. The other bird is sick of Ollie's shit.

23 March 2020

The UK is now under lockdown, to be enforced by the police Read more...
Meet Freddie.

22 March 2020

21 March 2020

Woke up this morning thinking 'shit, I have a fever' turns out Read more...
Spring is here!

19 March 2020

Current mood. Less dancing more undead. Mitchell and Webb.
Silver lining in the Coronavirus cloud
New terminology thanks to COVID-19: Stress Eating is now

17 March 2020

Watch-n-Chat Contagion Watch Contagion at home and chat in MeFiChat. Details are in IRL.
Some games. Simple fast games you can play in just a few minuets. I think all need flash.Read more...

13 March 2020

07 March 2020

A man in Pennsylvania put a camera by a log bridge over a creek. Read more...

29 February 2020

22 February 2020

Oatmesl I like nice warm comforting oatmeal on cold mornings but am not as fond of the slimy consistency Read more...

19 February 2020

11 February 2020

and fuck you! One of those house buying shows on the TV and Read more...

03 February 2020

I didn't watch the super bowl but The doritos commercial was so funny.

If you are region blocked try looking up cool ranch Doritos 2020 superbowl commercial. The horse at the end just slays me.
Barbie & Ken, the Soviet years. From Russian doll photographer Lara Vychuzhanina. Sorry second link is to Instagram.

30 January 2020

Earworm I keep seeing and hearing news about the corona virus and I keep hearing this in my head.

27 January 2020

Northern hemisphere January blues? This may perk you up. Born to be alive - Patrick Hernandez. Video from 1979 World Disco finals.

16 January 2020

So how's 2020 going for you?

09 January 2020

Dog's new years resolution I will remember

07 January 2020

The Axolotl! came back but how about some love for the poor blobfish?

05 January 2020

01 January 2020

Happy New Year!