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Overlooked!

Posted at 6:00 AM on March 5, 2010 by Dale Connelly (61 Comments)
Filed under: Goats

The Oscars will be given away Sunday night.

I say "given away" like the gold statues are totally free, but of course each one carries with it a long list of obligations and expectations that could turn out to be a burden for the recipient. Being an "Academy Award Winner" is not easy. Or so I hear.

Unfortunately, the Trial Balloon movie "Goats From Outer Space" hasn't been nominated in any category.

This is another case where the small film suffers unfairly because it does not have the necessary marketing or political connections to get the attention of the Academy. Being exceptional simply isn't enough to win an award these days. You have to campaign for the laurels, and we are too dignified for that.

Our film is also being discriminated against because it hasn't been written, financed, shot, edited, or distributed.

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There is also a certain amount of discomfort surrounding this project because the Hollywood elite recognize it as the brainchild of a group of people who rarely, if ever, actually go out to see movies. That's a handicap? I see it as one of our greatest strengths!

And "Goats From Outer Space" has already been cast. In some cases it has been DOUBLE cast with numerous mega-stars tagged to play specific roles. And while it may be true that the stars in question don't even know that they've been selected and there's absolutely no money to pay them, that's still quite an accomplishment for a film without a script!

And yet the naysayers continue to disparage "GFOS" by ignoring it completely. Well, I for one am tired of so called "critics" focusing on what a film doesn't have instead of what it does have! In this case that the "does have" column would include two important things - no actual artistic or box office failures yet, and unlimited potential!

When you look at it that way, "Goats From Outer Space" may already be the best movie EVER! If only there was an Oscar category for "Best Intentions Surrounding an Unmade Film". We'd be sharing a gold statue on Sunday night!

I'll watch the Academy Awards until the disappointment and rage I've swallowed overwhelms me, or until my usual bedtime at 9:15 pm, whichever comes first. I'll try to project good thoughts and congratulations towards the beautiful, happy people stumbling through their thank-you's, though it is hard to be gracious when you know you've been overlooked!

What is the most promising and rewarding project that you will never, ever actually attempt?



Comments (61)

If I recall properly, I am being played by Blythe Danner - but can't think too straight yet to actually answer today's questions. So I'll wait for inspiration from the rest of the team or for my brain to wake up, whichever comes first.

In the meantime... Steve, I started Bluebirds last night. Didn't realize how much I DON"T know about birds. Beautiful pictures too!

Posted by sherrilee | March 5, 2010 6:16 AM


thank you thank you. i want to thank the acadamy and my peers for this honor. and most of all my wife and my mom who have been right there beside me. through this whole event even though they were no more aware of this than they are about a number of other things i do.
the other most rewarding thing i will never do is achieve world peace and realize the true meaning of life. i do keep trying and often when i am asked if there is a question that i would like to have answered i ask for thenswer to the true meaning of life but so far no one has given me a satisfying response.
world peace and perfection are the things we strive for and will never get to but they do make life go round don't they.
outta here early today, i will check back in.
see ya heartlanders

Posted by tim | March 5, 2010 6:20 AM


G' Morning, Heartlanders and Dale

I was excited years ago about a book I wanted to write: Cooked Minnesota--the North Star State After Climate Change. The book would go into details about all the ways climate change will alter this state or region.

It ain't gonna happen, and I mean the book, not the climate change. I've been told people won't pay $29.95 to read depressing stuff. So that project, like so many potential books, is one of those rockets that destroys itself on the launch pad.

I invite mail from anyone who might be entering an Oscar winners pool and would appreciate a hot tip. I go to an Oscar party every year and have won the contest to pick the most winners seven years in a row. I've done my research for this year (although I'm wobbly on my pick for Documentary Short).

Have a great weekend, all you friends and goats.

Posted by Steve in Saint Paul | March 5, 2010 6:22 AM


Dale,
Thanks for tapping into my well of disappointment for not having yet won a RITA. The RITA is the highest award given by the Romance Writers of America. Not being as cultured as many on this blog I have read enuff of these formulaic novels to figure I can write one. I already have a title and a first line. I don't know why I haven't heard from the award committee.

On the plus side I don't have a dress to wear to either the Oscars or the RITAs. I did yesterday see a picture of a chocolate dress which might be ideal for for part of the gfos team to wear to the awards.

Posted by Beth-Ann | March 5, 2010 6:29 AM


well beth ann whats the first line?

Posted by tim | March 5, 2010 6:37 AM


Another convergence with Pollan's book "A Place of My Own:" he told about a now-defunct architecture magazine that gave out awards for the best desgins never done, and mostly couldn't be done--really, I'm serious here. In 1994 the top winner did not even submit a design. He would have the carpenter start, watch his work, and then design the next day and keep going. Really. Pollan says that if "Architecture is frozen musiz" (Goethe), then this was would the jazz jam session.
Beth-Ann--some librarians call a certain group of such fiction CWB's because all of the women have creamy white breasts. Do you have to mark the books so you know you have read them because they are so much alike, as does my wife and many readers thereof?
Best project not even started for me is the second half of "Beneath a Quilted Sky," my novel.
But I did start on a painting last night, pastel. First in over 5 years, not counting the two drawings I did last week. And I am using the design element easel my wife gave me. The reason is that my wife saw a picture she wants me to paint, so she can use it as a design element, naturally. Only laid the color ground, which is, tim, how I block in forms, but the easel may work.
I told my wife that the word easel is based on the German for donkey. She said that was just too obvious a straight line.

Posted by Cly de Artiste--ish | March 5, 2010 6:46 AM


peace would be good things to achieve, Tim, maybe then we could spend all of that money taking care of the huge health and education problems in this nation.
on a (way) smaller level - something i've dreamed of and will probably never, in Dream's life, achieve is a beautiful little barn for the Girls and kids. (instead of the ratty looking pole barn they live in).

on the awards theme:
we gave out farm awards in January, in order to steal the Oscar's thunder - but that didn't happen. The blog Steve does about our farm will give you the details if you care to visit.

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 6:50 AM


Wanted to compliment Steve--clever title. I was thinking you could start with "Cooked Minnesota--the North Star State_______________" and fill in the blank in all sorts of ways.

Posted by Cly de stupid | March 5, 2010 6:50 AM


another thing i will never achieve (the list is too long): a book about the foods served at funerals in little minnesota communities called "Food to Die For" (have i mentioned this already? i have a weird sense of deja vu..)
boy, i'm late - Dreamy will be mad. gotta get out there and feed/milk!
have great weekend, All!
beaming out

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 6:55 AM


A promising and rewarding project
we will never attempt, he asks us to name.
How many posts does Dale want to collect?
For who here has not dreamed of fame?

Symphony 132, a trashy book, a great novel?
World peace, real and impossible cookbooks?
A green house, formless table, for Dream a hovel?
A carved chess set with elegant rooks?

A fabled movie yet and never to be, “Goats in Space.”
Abstract painting that says at all, but with no form?
Secret to world peace and happiness tatted in lace.
I do hope all answers today do fall outside the norm.

On a Friday we all need a strong jolt of dream and hope
So with all the weekend’s realities we can cope.

Posted by Cly de Frijour | March 5, 2010 7:12 AM


You guys have me snorting my morning juice right up... too too funny. I don't have an unfinished or even unstarted great American novel in the closet. Just lots and lots of things that I fantasize about getting done around the house: fix the garage door opening, new electrical socket in the guest bedroom, repair the concrete on the front step, etc. etc. etc.

Beth-ann.... that first line?

Posted by sherrilee | March 5, 2010 7:14 AM


Busy morning so gotta post quickly here...

This reminds me of a line I heard once; 'Good Intentions don't count for much when you're standing at the Pearly Gates'. ...or something to that affect...

Regarding todays actual question, I once worked on a local production of 'The Music Man' and my job was to make the player piano look like it really worked. Built a small motor to make the music scroll around... even had it "wap, wap, wap" at the end of the scroll.
And it all got cut by the director because you couldn't really see it from the audience.

So it goes...
It gave me a useful perspective and insight though.

See ya!

Posted by Ben | March 5, 2010 7:15 AM


Tim , if you promise not to steal my line, I'll share......

The title of the book is STAT

The line is "STAT to the ER." God how he hated that line......

Only 200 pages to go. RITA here I come!

Posted by Beth-Ann | March 5, 2010 7:17 AM


I'm still waiting for my supporting actress Oscar for my portrayal of Clara Lyndhurst, Spiritual Leader of the Slimetologists...perhaps I will have better luck next year after Lumber Jill comes out. I was an exceptional Creepy Old Woman, if I have to say so myself.

I'm still waiting for me to write the illustrated children's book of my adaption of the Norwegian folk tale "Tatterhood."

On the other hand, as a good Scandinavian/Minnesotan, it is risky to bring attention to oneself...

Happy Oscar watching to all who so indulge!

Posted by cynthia in mahtowa | March 5, 2010 7:20 AM


I will never be recognized for running a marathon (go Elinor!), eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, or winning a bible-verse-finding contest. I'll never be nominated Decorator, Gardener, or Teacher Of The Year.
Can I still live a happy life, Dr. Heartlander?

Speaking of doctors, were you all aware that Monday was Theodore Geisel's birthday? Dale - any songs in the library that reference Dr. Seuss? My favorite is R.E.M.'s Sidewinder, but it has a potentially offensive word in it -the one that starts with an A and ends with two S's. I think if you asked Dr. Seuss, he'd be happy with any R.E.M. song - like Fall On Me by Cry Cry Cry, if you don't have the R.E.M. one (hint, hint).

Happy Friday, everyone!

Posted by Donna | March 5, 2010 7:21 AM


Donna

Gee, what is offensive about "abyss"?

Posted by Steve in Saint Paul | March 5, 2010 7:26 AM


Good Morning All,

I'm with Steve on seeking world peace. I really hope that is something that can be achieved, as impossible as it seems most of the the time. The meaning lof life? I say "let the mystery be" as in the song that Dale plays from time to time.

My own more personnel dream would be to do a lot more traveling and to travel all over the world. I do plan to do more traveling, but I will have to be selective and skip some parts of the world that I would like to see if there was no limit to my ability to travel.

Posted by Jim | March 5, 2010 7:36 AM


Greetings! My dream of acting/dancing on Broadway or movies and then going up onstage in a gorgeous gown to give a gracious and profound thank you speech at the Oscars or Tonys -- is still only a tape going around in my head. But I will enjoy watching the Oscars on Sunday night.

As a side note, my oldest son in Marines is home from Afghanistan and will be here 3 weeks! Such a joy! Also, my 15-yr old son will be graduating to Black Belt in karate tomorrow at the Convention Center. Should be a fun weekend. Happy weekend to all!

Posted by Joanne in Big Lake | March 5, 2010 7:54 AM


I would love to become a Diplomate in psychology, but at this point in my life, my career I wouldn't benefit a great deal from it.. It's the highest level of certification one can have as a psychologist. It would involve taking lots of tests and training and would be mainly for vanity. i can retire from my state job in 6 years, and i haven't decided what I want to do after that. My goal for today is to make my way to Fargo through all the fog we've been having so that we can get a new violin bow for our daughter. Have a great weekend, Heartlanders. I will regret the Oscar I should be receiving for costume design for GFOS-It was grueling to make all those plaid suits.

Posted by Renee | March 5, 2010 8:05 AM


Joanne--so happy for you to have you r sone home; many month syet before the young man I worry about there comes home.

Posted by Cly De Joie | March 5, 2010 8:10 AM


Beth-Ann: What if we all kept adding sentences to your novel? Then you could edit our what doesn't work... by end of today you could have maybe 40 or more lines!

My most frequent dream is to downsize to a small RV -- actually get RID of most of this stuff, and either live in the woods or temporarily travel in the small RV. I think this one takes having Husband dreaming it too, which hasn't happened yet.
My former dream was to have a little bookstore, and I did manage to have one wall of books in the shop of a friend, but when she folded, so did I.

I am so happy for you, Joanne, and congrats to the 15-year-old too!

Posted by Barbara in Robbinsdale | March 5, 2010 8:18 AM


I'm visualizing a GFOS movie poster as crop art. I probably don't have the manual dexterity to execute it, though...plus the navy beans would probably end up in soup before I got started.

Posted by Linda in Saint Paul (West Side) | March 5, 2010 8:21 AM


Linda -- Navy beans? Did I miss something?

Posted by Barbara in Robbinsdale | March 5, 2010 8:24 AM


Barbara--you will love the book when I get it to you.
Crop art--but don't tell the goats.
Dale Connelly's Pot Hole Cookbook; Reipes to Get You to Spring
Chapters on pot roast, crock pot recipes, brownies and other chocolate recipes, etc.
A new version of Alton Brown's Feasting on Asphalt.

Posted by cly du jour | March 5, 2010 8:29 AM


Linda, I think the goats would eat the poster.

Posted by Renee | March 5, 2010 8:32 AM


Well today is the epic saga known as Moving Day. The hurdles have been cleared, the red tape lifted, and in a few hours I will be in my new place. Thank god its not Monday when Lloyd's of Monday is needed to cover my every move. Its why the Academy Awards are held on Sundays and not Monday, because when you walk up to receive your award, you are taking a risk. You may trip in the heels that cost you five grand, and ruin that dress designed just for you. So next time if you are accepting an award on a Monday, remember Lloyd's of Monday, they will help you compose yourself before heading up to the podium.
And now back to out Trial Balloon Conversation

Posted by Aaron | March 5, 2010 8:35 AM


Best wishes to all the soldiers, including JoAnne's son and the one Clyde knows, and let's hope that non-military solutions can be found for conflicts like the one in Afghanistan.

Posted by Jim | March 5, 2010 8:38 AM


Barbara, the crop art goats would be best rendered in navy beans and wild rice. But the project would stall every time I broke for lunch, as the materials would be repurposed.

Renee, before or after your costumes?

Posted by Linda in Saint Paul (West Side) | March 5, 2010 8:47 AM


I say again, Aaron go get 'em. And if you can blog like that, you sure belong here!!
It occurred to my son and I in a conversation in which we shared our disgust over D.C. that the last time Congress and the American people agree n anything, it was to go to war. Just how sad a comment is that.
Speaking of sad, lots of messy typing today; had to suddenly run home and help my wife up. Only 6 miles round trip. Let me fix that:
Dale Connelly's Pot Hole Cookbook; Reipes to Get You to Spring
Chapters on 1) pot roast, 2) crock pot cooking, 3) crack pot cooking, 4) brownies with or withjout pot, 5) Pengra' penny (not penne) pasta, 6) humble pie
Dedicated to Alton Brown's Feasting on Asphalt.
We publish in HTML and I alwasy screw up the tags. Our techie wrote a neat sript that would find 85% of my tag errors.

Posted by Clyde | March 5, 2010 8:48 AM


Great suitcase songs Dale, even though I am mostly using boxes. But it works!

Posted by Aaron | March 5, 2010 8:49 AM


Well, since some suits will be on display at the Smithsonian, and others will be auctioned for charity, lets keep them as clean as possible.

Posted by Renee | March 5, 2010 8:53 AM


Linda-I'm processing slowly today-I now understand what you meant, and my response makes no sense. I thought you meant should the goats eat the poster before or after taking off their suits. Its a good thing I have the day off!

Posted by Renee | March 5, 2010 8:56 AM


I love crop art. I truly belong here on TB!

Posted by Beth-Ann | March 5, 2010 9:06 AM


Joanne - glad your son is home, even if the visit is brief. And congratulations to the 15-year-old son achieving his black belt. Happy news.

Beth-Ann - a friend and I have discussed (more than once) writing romance under the pen name Veranda Davenport. You might actually be able write something readable...Veranda, well, her writing skills leave a bit to be desired (pun intended).

What have I planned that probably never will transpire? Oh my. I'd like to hope that there is some good writing in me that is worth something - so I'd better not say a book. Achieving a Nobel for writing, might be a reach, though. So would my dream of becoming a well respected physical anthropologist. Or discovering a solution to workable time travel so I could have lunch with Albert Einstein.

Posted by Anna | March 5, 2010 9:11 AM


My how small I dream!!
Beth-Ann--you love crop art, but as a main course or a side dish?
For the record, many of the women's romance novels are written by men. I must tell my wife about Veranda Davenport. Many years ago I had my students write the perfect title for a bodice-ripper, or CWB, and western novel. Ended up something like Purple Golden Flower of the Sword of the Sea of Passion and Bloody Spurs and Sadlles in Sagebrush Sweat,/i> No they were much better; wish I could remember.I had a writing course at the U in which we each wrote 150-200 words and passed it on. First for an Outdoor Life sort of fiction magazine that existed then and then for True Romance. They ended up about as good as what was published, but both were rejected. That's where I learned that men write much of that sort of fiction. The woman instructor wrote for True Rmance and had a novel accepted right then. She had many different pen names.

Posted by Cly de petit | March 5, 2010 9:30 AM


My yet-to-be-used romance novel pen name is Victoria Douglas James, because of the driving directions to a friend's house in Mendota Heights - you go left on Victoria, right on Douglas, and left on James.

The critical part of a romance novel that convinces the buyer to plunk down their $5.95 is the blurb just inside the front cover that sums up what the book is about. My favorites (from when I worked in a bookstore) were "He was a beast - an absolute beast." and "He was born to be her servant...destined to be her lover."

Posted by Linda in Saint Paul (West Side) | March 5, 2010 9:44 AM


Linda, when I worked in the bookstore, we had a lot of fun w/ the covers of what we called "bodice-rippers". In fact, at one holiday party, I covered up the titles on about 25 books and you had to guess the title from the picture only. One of my co-workers stopped in front of a particularly lush romance and exclaimed "I know it's Brazen, but I don't know if it's Brazen Ecstacy, Brazen Desire or Brazen Bliss." We all laughed like crazy and I still remember that!

Posted by sherrilee | March 5, 2010 9:49 AM


Brazen Goats from Outer Space.

Posted by Linda in Saint Paul (West Side) | March 5, 2010 9:52 AM


"Beast - absolute, servant born, lover destined." Perfect description of Carlos.

So glad for you, Joanne.
Aaron - congrats on your move.

I messed up again today. I said Dr. Seuss's birthday was Monday, but it was really on Tuesday, and Steve made me realize that I didn't give enough clues to decode the potentially offensive word I was hinting at. This is why I will never be "Teacher of the Year."

Posted by Donna | March 5, 2010 10:11 AM


This is a true story. almost too good to be true. And a story about wanting to fulfill wishes.
Years ago a member of the city council came in one evening with a "dirty book" that he had checked out (and clearly thoroughly read because he turned to all of the dirty passages.). He demanded that it be taken off the shelf. My wife and another employee explained that a library was for all and that if they started censoring as he wished, there would be no end. He told her as a pastor's wife she should be ashamed to work there and that he was going to bring it up at the next council meeting. He stormed out. As they were discussing it and trying to be calm about it, an 80-year-old man walked in and sheephishly explained that his wife, who was bed-ridden, wanted to read a "dirty book" before she died and had sent him to get one. The other employee quickly handed to him the book the council member had brought in and said, "Here; it comes highly recommneded."
The council member later realized, somehow, that it was just not his business and dropped it.
I

Posted by Cly de Spouse de Bibliotechtech | March 5, 2010 10:12 AM


ben he could have turned the piano or realized the wap wap wap would be an added effect worth considering
joanne, marine and black belt sons and mom working on it. i'll bet easter dinner is intense when everybodies home.
renee great plaid suits thanks again,
clyde, hoping for your guy to stay safe too, dales cookbok sounds like a winner, should receive high praise.
anna time travel for albert einstein lunch is a great thing to aspire not to do.
arron. you will not be staying in your old place any time soon. congrats.
barbara read clydes book on downsizing in the back yard. it sounds like you don't need a spousal ok for that one.
crop art sounds like the rh venue for sure
donna thanks for noting dr suess. a personal fav. dale moxy fruvis did a green eggs and ham rendition years ago that was outstanding. as long as we are late next week would be fine. i think it was on the king of spain cd.
brazen goats. i don't want to see the picture.
good weekend all. daughters basketball and dfl for me

Posted by tim | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


She was a goat alone in the prairie, dreaming of the day that her Billy would come back. She ached for him, yearned to smell his musky scent rubbed into her fur, longed for the day when she could once again rest her head on his slightly swayed back...

Posted by Veranda Davenport (nee Anna) | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


She was a goat alone in the prairie, dreaming of the day that her Billy would come back. She ached for him, yearned to smell his musky scent rubbed into her fur, longed for the day when she could once again rest her head on his slightly swayed back...

Posted by Veranda Davenport (nee Anna) | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


She was a goat alone in the prairie, dreaming of the day that her Billy would come back. She ached for him, yearned to smell his musky scent rubbed into her fur, longed for the day when she could once again rest her head on his slightly swayed back...

Posted by Veranda Davenport (nee Anna) | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


She was a goat alone in the prairie, dreaming of the day that her Billy would come back. She ached for him, yearned to smell his musky scent rubbed into her fur, longed for the day when she could once again rest her head on his slightly swayed back...

Posted by Veranda Davenport (nee Anna) | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


She was a goat alone in the prairie, dreaming of the day that her Billy would come back. She ached for him, yearned to smell his musky scent rubbed into her fur, longed for the day when she could once again rest her head on his slightly swayed back...

Posted by Veranda Davenport (nee Anna) | March 5, 2010 10:24 AM


Joanne - glad for your son's visit - don't have to tell you to enjoy!
and yes, Aaron, you should write more on the blog.
good story, Cly de SdB
gorgeous day here, Steve - i know we are on our way to be the Minnesota Riviera for sure. in the meantime though, we are enjoying this sun and warmth. 40s are the goats absolute favorite temps. we will have to move further north as it warms in the next years - but when, Steve?
happy weekend

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 10:31 AM


Oy - apologies for the multiple posts...t kept getting hung up and didn't look it like it was going though...

Posted by Anna | March 5, 2010 10:34 AM


Veranda D. that's good! and i liked it on the re-reads also!

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 10:36 AM


Anna . . . I'd buy a book that started that well! But how does a goat rip her bodice open?

You guys probably know how to manufacture a pen name. One way at least is to use your middle name as your first name. Then your last name is the street on which you live (which better not be a number). When my daughter wrote her first book with a pen name, she had Melinda as her middle name. And we lived on Juliet Avenue. So she was Melinda Julietta.

Posted by Steve in Saint Paul | March 5, 2010 10:36 AM


By your theory I clyde end up Lewis Gull. Sort of works. It would work too well with "Beneath a Quilted Sky," set on the North Shore as it is. (I'm giving up on the tags.) That's kind of like the trick with fortune cookie fortunes, isn't it?
Veranda, you probably know this but according to an article I read, not that I would ever read such a book, you have to use religious language and symbolism in the sex scenes. Temple is a big favorite word.

Posted by Lewis Gull Here | March 5, 2010 10:45 AM


Lewis, that works. But if you made it Lewis Seagull, you could get to the more credible name of Lewis Siegel (brother of the radio prsonality)..

Posted by Steve in Saint Paul | March 5, 2010 10:53 AM


But what if they associate me with Eric Seigel? Is that his name ("The Love Story")

Posted by Lewis Gull | March 5, 2010 10:56 AM


I need a new system. With no middle name, then I just become Lyndale. Never thought of myself as one those "one-name" creations ... but maybe it could work after all.

At least I won't be having to say I'm sorry!

Posted by sherrilee | March 5, 2010 11:38 AM


Ann Red Oak but i want to be Orbison Blackhoof
(Orbison for my uncle Roy, of course)

Dodger rips open her bodice all of the time - she does it with her teeth

Sherrilee, how about Lee Lyndale? or Lyndale Lee? that sounds southern to me.

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 11:59 AM


Never, ever, sherrilee?
My daughter would be Louise Knutson..Eh . . .
But my sone would be Lewis St. James. So make a combined French and English pronunciation and you get
Lou-EE SInjim
That's good for awriter of mysteries. But he writes Scifi--don't know.

Posted by Lewis Gull | March 5, 2010 12:00 PM


Orbison Blackhoof is icredible!! There's a scifi writer for sure or a blues singer.

Posted by Lewis Gull | March 5, 2010 12:02 PM


Your uncle was Roy Orbison? Wow, how cool is that! The prettiest voice in the history of rock and roll.

Posted by Steve in Saint Paul | March 5, 2010 12:09 PM


oh, Steve - having Uncle Roy is another one of my fantasies. i've always told people that Roy Orbison is my uncle and i'm half Navajo. sorry.
but i do agree - the absolute sweetest voice. i took a tape of "It's Over" to my thesis defense. my committee didn't laugh

Posted by barb in Blackhoof | March 5, 2010 2:32 PM


Hmm...I think I'd stick with Veranda for my pen name as using the middle name/street I wind up Klove Aldrich. Which I suppose might work for espionage novels.

Lewis Gull - I hadn't known about the religious word use (don't read such stuff mostly - though had to read a true historical bodice ripper for an anthropology class in college). As the daughter of a Lutheran church musician, I'd probably wind up with language steeped with things like "hymns of praise for her glorious hooves..." or "singing a kyrie for his virility."

Posted by Veranda Davenport | March 5, 2010 2:56 PM


tim rivers checking in... it works
lyn dale
patty o veranda
lou c gull (uni sexual for cwb fans)
good weekend all

Posted by tim brazen rivers | March 5, 2010 6:18 PM


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