Posted by Lex, on February 4, 2007
FbL tagged me with one of those blogging memes – you know, the ones that cause you to abandon all your principles and write revealing things about yourself that you’d probably rather keep private or else you’d have written about them already. Six “weird” things about yourself.
That kind of thing.
So. Ok. Here goes:
1. I’m strangely drawn to this video * of Tori Amos singing the song entitled “God” from her album Under the Pink. Strangely because I share very little of my religious philosophy with Amos – who by the way was a preacher’s daughter – and, according to wikipedia:
The song was Amos’ response to patriarchy and the repression of women through religion. Lyrically it was heavily confrontational of male-deity headed religions, with lyrics like “God, sometimes you just don’t come through/do you need a woman to look after you?” American radio was very hesitant to play the song because of it’s heavy use of guitars, so a promotional CD was released in the USA with two commercially unavailable mixes of the song: the “No Guitar” mix and the “Some Guitar” mix.
Which I don’t know about all that repression and patriarchy grease, but I can see how the US market might object to the “heavy use of guitars.”‘Cos we just don’t do that sort of thing around here.
For God’s sake.
But you know what? Amos is a top notch vocalist who can also stroke the ivory and a redhead to boot, which combination of attributes, taken as a whole, has the propensity to leave your correspondent sawing on the reins. Road not taken, and all that.
2. I think it’d be kind of cool to own a gladius. Hang it up against the wall.
3. A katana too.
4. And some armor.
5. Yeah, I’ve got kind of a thing for edged weapons. It’s a fencer thing. You mightn’t understand.
6. And here’s the weirdest thing: So far as I can tell? There aren’t six weird things about me. That I’m aware of. Or willing to, you know: Share. With you. Publicly.
The internets are forever!
And my choices as tag-ee’s? Nada. Nix. Nuttin’.
End of the line, dad.
** 09-25-20 Video no longer available at YouTube due to copyright claims – Ed.