Monday, May 2, 2011

Post: Apocalypse! Coming Next Month!

Hold on. It's not that kind of Apocalypse. If you thought I was going to spout a string of lunatistical end-of-the-world ramblings, I'm sorry to disappoint. I'm talking about an album that's I've been waiting for, from one of my favorite artists, none other than the top song satirist Weird "Al." What can I say? He's a guilty pleasure who takes popular, famous, and at times overrated songs and manages to make them more enjoyable. That can be said about his new single, which parodies Lady Gaga. (I'm shamelessly promoting this thing, aren't I?)

Never mind that first part. She has approved.

This Apocalypse will drop on June 21st. It's been a while since his last album, about five years, I believe. I sure look forward to some rock'en solid laughs next month!

Now, I'd like to welcome The Laire's latest follower, M.J. Fifield (awesome name), author of a variety of genres (with a sweet picture of an archeress). Welcome, M.J.!

Update: as expected, not much writing was done over the weekend. Instead I picked up a demolition hammer and ripped up 88 square yards of tile.What a workout! The nice thing about a home is the ability to make it the way you want it--tearing things up is just too much fun!

As for the writing, I finally figured out my hangup with Chapter 20, which means I have some rewriting to take care of. That's the goal this week. Fix up that hangup.

Head back Thursday for more Aspiring Advice. It's a new month, hence a new theme. With any luck, this next month will be a little more manageable.

I'm David, and I write this way!


  1. Good luck on your hangup! You know, it really makes me happy that Weird AL is still going, ya know? My very first CD ever as a kid was his. It was special. Glad he's still around!

  2. My first CD was one of his, too, the one with the Nirvana parody. Thank you for the encouragement, Colene. I'll get right on that. :)

  3. Thanks for the shout out!

    Weird Al is so much fun. I always love his stuff.

    And good luck with fixing the hangups. It always feels great when you work problems out.

  4. Good luck fixing the hangup in your story!

    LOL at that parody.

  5. I bet bashing a demolition hammer around was a good break from writing!

  6. Ripping out tile is the WORST! I'm glad you got it taken care of though! :) Weird Al is just so weird! LOL. Seriously. He drives me crazy, but I find myself singing along with his songs anyway...

    Good luck fixing up your hangup! :)

  7. Way to go on your housework! That's awesome. My brother listened to Weird Al and so I know a lot of his songs. Good luck with your writing and whatever comes next for that torn out flooring :)

  8. His parody of Born This Way is quite funny. I haven't heard the whole thing, but the parts I did hear were clever. He always does a good job on those. Great to hear you can get over the hump of your hangup. That's always a great feeling when you figure things out like that.

  9. LOL! We love Al. He is so creative. =)

  10. I wish I could figure out what my hangup is. Okay, I really know. It's my kids. Everytime I write one sentence, there they are bugging me about silly things like dinner and fires.

  11. I'm so glad you figured out the hang-up and yay for re-writes.

    I've never heard Weird Al before - thanks for the listen!

    Ellie Garratt

  12. Nice to meet you David. I came over from Susan's blog. I know what it's like to have that chapter that just doesn't want to work.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  13. (= Yay for more of the AL! He's fabulous!