D: Wasn’t that the title of last week’s edition of Living Musically?
A: You mean the edition that wasn’t posted?
D: That would be the one.
A: Yes, well, it started to get maudlin, and while I am Irish, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. . .
D: You have no appreciation for the Celtic soul, A.
A: I have a Celtic heart – does that count?
D: (Grumble, grumble, mutter)
A: What was that?
D: Yes, fine – I suppose. At least you have me to stand in for that soul you lack.
A: Indeed I do, D – and a fine trade it is. Now, shall we get down to business?
D: Certainly. Pray tell, what started you thinking of wandering?
A: When have I not thought of wandering?
D: When you lived in Ireland.
A: . . . You’re really working that Celtic soul thing, aren’t you?
D: Someone has to – so, I suppose this abominably cold winter had you and your iPod dreaming of different climes?
A: Indeed. First there was Erebor.
D: You’re going to be a Dead Man Walking if you keep up the Hobbit references.
A: I don’t know why. . .
D: Oh, fair play – although it is a little Sentimental for my tastes.
A: Hm, does that mean you’re not into Angels?
D: I don’t know, A – the seraphim and that lot are rather lumped together with the Fae in my book – it’s all rather a sort of homecoming, aye?
A: Careful D, you might have me thinking of Bag End.
D: (Eye roll) You are not a Hobbit, A. First of all, you’re too tall.
A: I know, but I had second breakfast this morning, does that count?
A: Right then, so you won’t mind if I play this honorable mention . . .
D: Good lord, three of them?!
A: I know, I know, I need a different playback function but honestly can you blame me? It was sunny, above freezing twice this week, and I had Hobbit songs to sing me into work.
D: Best week ever?
A: Yeah, pretty much, and not just because I didn’t have to hit the ‘skip’ button at all.
D: You hit the skip button??
A: Yeah, I get six skips a week – kinda like Slacker on my blu-ray. There are just some songs I can’t quite stomach at 6:30 in the morning, D (and they have their very own blog post coming up soon!)
D: Fine, your excuses work this time. . . but what else was it about this week that made it fabulous?
A:Well, without further ado . . .
Helena made her Kickstarter goal!
With 10 days to go. All of you out there, you’re awesome. I mean it. I nearly screamed when I found out, and I was at work! Go read about it here. And here. I don’t have quite the words to express just how happy I am for Helena and for the people who supported her, but needless to say: Nice job, internets. You all rock.
D: Nicely said, A. I think.
A: (Eye roll) Also, everyone needs to take a gander at John W. Howell’s site, as he has posted a new trailer for his thriller, My GRL. It’s pretty cool.
D: And as a reminder to everyone, Charles is having a Twubs chat tomorrow (Saturday, March 15) – if ever you had a question for the scribe of Windemere, now is your chance to ask! What are you going to ask him, A?
A: Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend. I’m going to be carrying sponsor banners in Milwaukee’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebrating heartily afterward.
D: Do you ever wish you were Back Home in Derry?
A: Um, I lived in Dublin, so no, but nice D. Very nice.
D: I thought so.
A: You would – for other Music Highlights (and these highlights are a-freaking-amazing) check out Helena’s Tom Waits revue.
D :And also head over to Jack Flacco’s site for his take on Playlists. I swear to the heavens, he and A are long-lost twins. Now if only she’d listen to him about playlists.
A: One day, D. . . one day.
A: If you’re lucky.
D: And with that empty promise, we bid you adieu.
A: Have a great weekend, everyone and thank you so much for reading!