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And speaking of the Chronic, I'm sure most of you have seen this already, but if you haven't, here's a link to Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell's "Chronic(what?!)cles of Narnia" video at the Saturday Night Live web site. ("Lazy Sunday," it's actually called.)

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December's CD mixes of the month

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My contribution to the December CD Mix of the Month Club, meeting this evening for a holiday bowling party, will be 2006 Holiday Planner, with Wind in Sails: A Musical Riddle generously thrown in as a holiday bonus.

(The story so far.)

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November's CD mixes of the month

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Tonight, a sad and unprecedented event. Owing to the annual SFWA cocktail party in Manhattan, I will miss a CD Mix of the Month Club meeting for the first time. My sorrow is boundless, kids, but I'm afraid the sci-fi club comes first.

However, thanks to the welcome accommodation of CDMOM's kind organizer, this does not mean my mixes won't be making the meeting themselves in my absence. My contribution to the November CD Mix of the Month Club will be The Political Animal, with Spicy Stories generously thrown in as Dr. Priapic's Autumn Love Prescription Bone-Us Mix (see jewel-case sticker below).

See, one of our number is attempting to conceive, and it was suggested that mixes of mood music might help, but by the time the suggestion was made my timely political mix was already in the can, so what choice did a simple music programmer have but to move February's Valentine mix forward in the rotation?

I know. TMI. Anyway.

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A quick note

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Just a quick note, since it's been a long time since I've posted anything.

Since last time, Laura and I have found a new apartment in our same neighborhood. We don't have to move until January, so the stress of apartment-hunting is gone. Only the stress of the actual moving remains, but we have plenty of time to pack.

[info]bobhowe and I had a fun weekend late in October in Boston, where we went for a mini-reunion with some of our fellow students from Clarion '85. Joe and Gay Haldeman, our second-week instructors, were on hand for the first day of reunioning as well, and a great time was had by all.

Laura and I spent a long weekend (just past) in Madison, Wisconsin, for the World Fantasy Convention. Lovely, lovely time with good panel, good food and drink, and good friends old (Jeff Ford, Mark Rich, et.al.) and new (Hal Duncan, et.al.). And, again, drinks with Joe and Gay.

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October's CD mix of the month

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My contribution to the October CD Mix of the Month Club, for your shiveringly scarifying Halloween pleasure, was Symphony for the Devil.

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So last Friday, several of us arranged to have the afternoon off from work, the point being to visit Six Flags in New Jersey and ride Kingda Ka. Rain put the kibosh on that plan, so instead we went to see Wallace & Gromit, downed some food and much drink at the Westside Brewing Company, and then ambled over to the American Museum of Natural History to catch an evening laser show at the Hayden Planetarium.

While a few of our number entered the museum to get in line, a few others—and I'm not naming names here—slipped across 81st Street to a nearby liquor store. Thus it was that a good friend of mine—and I'm not saying who, except to remark that he has been known to moonlight as a man of the cloth—slipped me a small plastic bottle as we waited in the antechamber to the planetarium. Said bottle, upon examination, turned out to be a diminutive container of Johnnie Walker Black Label.

So it was that, as we enjoyed a DJ mix by Moby and space-tastic visuals that were rather more highly evolved than the laser shows I used to see as a youngster, I sneaked little nips from my JW bottle. Beside me, another unindicted co-conspirator who shall remain nameless except to say that I'm married to her, was taking hits from a darling little bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream. Reportedly the planetarium staff were keeping a close eye on our group, though I was rather too absorbed in the various and sundry spectacles to notice.

So this morning on the way to work, I put my hand in the pocket of the coat I hadn't worn since Friday, and what did I discover? A second, yet unopened JW minibottle. (Yes, just the thing to find in one's possession on the way to the subway and the office. Yeesh.) My good friend the reverend had slipped it to me as we left the planetarium. "For the ride home," he said.

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I know they are but what am I?

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You're so identifiable

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I was listening to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" just now, and for some reason one of the backup singers on the chorus caught my ear. After a couple of more choruses, I was sure I was hearing Mick Jagger.

Google to the rescue. Sure enough.

(P.S. I'm listening to a playlist of insult songs just now.)

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September's CD mix of the month

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August's CD mixes of the month

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My contribution to the August CD Mix of the Month Club, celebrating its one-year solo anniversary last night with a fabulous house party in Sunset Park, was Deep Cover, with 88 Keys to My Heart generously thrown in as a 38th birthday bonus.

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