Playlist Party: An Adventurous Musical Meet & Greet

Howdy Peopleaneous!

Don’t you just love that word? “Howdy”? Probably not, but maybe I can change your mind. My mamaw always used that word in greeting. “Howdy, Steph,” she’d say with a grin, in her warm, gravelly smoker’s voice. Steph. She just had to call me Steph. Hell, everyone did. I don’t know why it bothered me so much. But when Mamaw said, “Howdy, Steph!,” it didn’t matter.

I loved it. Some people teased her for it, but she kept on saying “howdy” anyway. And so I adopted it, early on. But I mostly only greeted her that way. Mostly.

Until she passed.

And now I say it at work, lots. “Howdy, Gary!” “Howdy, Richard!” “Howdy, y’all!”

People laugh, as though the joke’s on me for being weird. And I’m okay with that. Because Mamaw. I tell them about her when I can, but mostly I just grin and let them go on wondering what sort of weirdo says howdy anymore. And in those moments, I’m smirking with Mamaw and feel all warm and wistful.

So there. Howdy Peopleaneous!

An Adventurous Musical Meet & Greet

It’s been ages since we’ve done a Meet & Greet, so let’s do it! You know I like to mix music into them, so if you want to participate on that front as well it would be superduper! I’m thinking the theme for this Playlist Party slash Meet & Greet should be Adventure – Moving On – Starting Over. I need a playlist for songs like that – any genre is welcome. Even if it’s country, I’ll try not to cringe and call you names. Any genre, any time/decade. I’ll start us off in a minute.

But first, the Meet & Greet! Let’s see. These things usually need “Rules,” but I don’t like Rules. So let’s call them Meet & Greet Ideas:

  1. Give us a link to your about or a favorite post of yours or both – and tell us a little about you if you’d like!
  2. Give us a link to a blog you’re crazy about, or a post that touched you in some way, written by someone else – let’s spread the love!
  3. Share a song about adventure or starting over. (If you don’t have a song idea, you’re still part of this Meet & Greet!)
  4. Reblog or link to this post – let’s see how many new people we can meet y’all!

So let’s see. Lemme start us off by following the “rules,” myself:

My favorite recent post of mine: The Wallpaper. This one’s deeply personal to me, but I was also proud of and surprised by how it turned out.

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A favorite blog of mine: Stupidity Hole. Go. Clicky. Now. I’ll wait. Waiting. Have you gone yet? Good. Are you back yet? Good.

Dude is awesome, and his writing and photography are fun, unique and fucking gorgeous. Check out this post where he talks about his photography, and make sure to check out his shop as well.

I own some of his prints, and they’re gorgeous. I’m frustrated as fuck that I can’t hang them yet. Soon! I’m keeping them protected until PNW. Then I can use them to start decorating my new pad. Word.

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Now. Music. I’ll kick us off with a few jams about Starting Over, Moving On, Adventure… you get the idea.

To Starting Over

Promise, by Hey Rosetta!

Float On, by Modest Mouse

Time to Move On, by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

The Getaway, by Leisure Cruise

Road Trippin’, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ramble On, by Led Zeppelin

There are so many, but I don’t want to list a couple dozen songs. I’d rather see what y’all come up with!

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So come on. Share your blog links – tell us why you kick ass! Share someone else’s blog – tell us why he or she kicks ass! Share some music – tell us why it kicks ass!

In other words…come kick ass with me! Let’s see how many blog links we can generate this time!

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This post brought to you by:

Asses, specifically those that kick or even those in need of kicking.

Stupidity Hole, because every ass needs a hole. Wait. No. That’s not the best way to introduce him. He’s more than just a hole. Lemme try again.

Brought to you by Stupidity Hole, because Pensive Pug. And also because he said I have to post something today. So I dragged his ass into it!

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33 thoughts on “Playlist Party: An Adventurous Musical Meet & Greet

  1. Well… long time since we ‘talked’… 🙂 And “Float On” was my song! First one that came to mind. 😛

    I don’t know how to choose a favorite post of mine… they are all so brilliant. Hahahaaa. Here is a poem I thought was kind of special… special to me anyway. But I also have fiction that I enjoy writing, so there’s that.
    https://whatsandrathinks.com/2016/05/23/run-away/
    My about page is linked in my side bar, but it’s
    https://whatsandrathinks.com/about/

    Oh… this lovely lady posts gorgeous photos all the time, but yesterday, I just wanted to pack up and visit her so I could see what’s in her photos up close. Alas, I cannot afford that plane ticket. Or any plane ticket… Ha!
    https://outanabout.com/2016/05/30/the-blacksmiths-tree-project/

    Since you stole, I mean, posted “Float On” already… the ultimate start-over, move-on song in my opinion (please play this at my funeral (sorry, morbid))… there’s this one… that sort of literally goes back to the start…

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  2. Oooo I’ll play! Here is a link to my (new and improved!) about page: https://noloveforfatties.com/about/

    The song I’ve chosen is a Kpop song, it’s not so much about “moving on” as it is telling boys to stop judging girls on what they are wearing because “you don’t know me” and basically if he can’t handle her “looking like a bad girl” when really she is a good girl, then he can just “shut up” cos she’ll be at home rocking it. You can turn on English subtitles if you want to follow along. But it’s one of my favourite Kpop songs!

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    1. Nice! Thank you so much for participating! And your song totally counts – may not be about “moving on,” but it’s certainly about being in control of your own life and not taking shit anymore. Love it!

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