Mips: frivolous notes of the Skyylark


Blogging vicariously though Mips

Over the past months I've had this blog, I've laughed, I've cried, and I've come upon a realization. Some of the wonderful friends and family that write the many comments on my blog are excellent writers who are blogging vicariously through the Mips! It's a crying shame! A few in particular (c and b, sara, little sweetie, ahem...) have so much to say, and say it well. Yet they choose to squeeze their big talents and ideas onto my tiny comment window. Was' up wit dat, yo?

Here's what I propose: these individuals should start their own blogs, thus creating one FANTASTIC circle of blogdom. Doesn't that sound fabulous?

Now, I know what these people will say, "But Mips, I have no time for such nonsense! Blogs take take time and energy that I do not have!" To which I respond, "Suck it up! You think I got time, foo?" If you got time to write a comment on my blog once a day, you got time to write a blog post once in a blue moon.

I dunno, I just think the idea of a happy blog circle sounds grand. Thoughts? Excuses?


"Can you read my mind?"

Maybe it's just me,... But sometimes I'll hear a song for the first time, quietly listen to the words, and get caught on a lyric that I swear came straight out of my inner-monologue. So I either worship the songwriter for reading my mind, or curse myself for having not written it down first. It's not that they're terribly clever or original phrases, it's just that particular song/phrase strikes a chord with your own personal truth. So I've decided to base my next list on this concept:

5 Song Lyrics I Feel Like I Wrote, or Wish I Had Written:)

1. Cat Power - Colors and the Kids
"It must be the color and the kids that keep me alive. 'Cause the music is boring me to death".

2. Aimee Mann - Save Me
"Save me from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone".

3. Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
"Now I'm drunk as hell on a piano bench. And when I press the keys, it all gets reversed. The sound of loneliness makes me happier".

4. Jolie Holland - Mexican Blue
"I'll remember all the dreams and mysteries you have borne in your crystalline soul, that you sing from your golden throat, that you shine from your sparkling eyes", and/or "I love your songs, I love your sound. Everything is so much better when you're around".

5. Van Morrison - Sweet Thing
"We shall walk and talk in gardens wet with rain. And I shall never, never, never grow so old again."

Feel free to add your own!