The Entertainer Blogger Award

from laurelwolfelives

laurelwolfelives nominated anyone who wanted to take up the challenge.

So, thanks to laurelwolfelives

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Add these rules to your blog
Answer all the questions below
Display a picture of the award
Nominate up to 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most of all, entertaining.

Questions Asked:

 Why did you start to blog?

I started the blog to advocate for people with Dissociative Identity Disorder; it broadened to include art, writing, and the evolving interests of my alternates.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book is the ‘Blind Owl’ by Sadegh Hedyat

What do you dislike the most?

Hypocrisy and militant ignorance.

What is your favorite food at the mall?

I don’t go to the mall

What is your favorite pastime?

Photography and Writing

End of questions

I use award nominations as an excuse to point folks toward
blogs of interest and as a way of saying thank you to friends.

No one is under obligation to accept the award.

now,

my nominees who are informative or entertaining or both:

S. K. Nicholas

Jazz You Too

A Momma’s View

Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

DREAMS AND ESCAPES

Paul Militaru

joeyfullystated

Erika Kind

It Is What It Is

yadadarcyyada

Living a Beautiful Life

Cloud Walker

Beauty Beyond Bones

Awards: The Liebster Award!

A huge thanks to birdflight.blog for nominating me
for this award

The rules of this award:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

Eleven Random Facts about me.

I’m a big fan of martial arts movies
I have a sardonic sense of humor
I love sardines.
I’m always reading something.
I’m a news junkie.
I have a strong sense of patriotism
I like a sunny day!
I believe that your life is what you make is only  when you have everything you need to physically survive and thrive.
My cat died three years ago and I still can’t make myself replace her.
When I say I can’t do something I mean it.
I change my opinion when new facts arrive

11 Questions For me

  1. What was your favorite age?
    I’ve enjoyed all of them.
  2. What is your most prized possession?
    My most prized possession is an acrylic
    block set with coins from the year of my
    birth. My Grandmother purchased it
    the week I was born. She gave it to me
    before she died.
  3. How do you like your eggs?
    Scrambled
  4. Who is your favorite author or poet?
    Sadegh Hedayat
  5. Can you dance well?
    Yes
  6. What is one of your favorite quotes?
    Be careful what you wish for because you
    may get it
  7. What word in your language do you like most?
    Random
  8. Do prefer the ocean or the mountains?
    Oceans.
  9. What was your greatest accomplishment to date?
    Having a life I enjoy.
  10. Who is your favorite actor or actress?
    Meryl Street
  11. Can you sing well?
    Yes.

    My questions to my nominees are the same
    as the questions for me.

    My Nominees in no particular order:

    roads bel travelled

    Frank Morelli

    doodling panda

    OUT N’ ABOUT

    Living a Beautiful Life

    michnavs

    A Momma’s View

    Living With Paralysis

    The Bag Lady

    Dreadibek

    Dream Big, Dream Often

    Cyranny’s cove

    mikesteeden

    Pastel Bottle Rocket

    Please note: If your blog is award free please accept
    this nomination as a compliment to your blog without
    obligation.

 

Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short  compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.

Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.

Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’  was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.

Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.

Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.

Enjoy!

Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974

 

Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974

Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978

 

 

Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981

 

The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992

 

K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992

 

Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993

 

Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995

 


Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996

 

Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996

 

George Michael – Flawless, 2004

 


Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016

 

 

Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016

I nominate:

 

 

 

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Song A Day Challenge Day 4: Here come the 70’s!

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

For today’s post I decided on a  quick tour of some of the music
that I listened to and loved in the 1970’s.

The 70’s begin with the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Carry On

And the driving Rock of Led Zeppelin

Whole Lotta Love

 

As Diana Ross Leaves the Supremes.

Someday We’ll be Together

In 1971 Alice Cooper releases Killer and the song

Under my Wheels.

By 1972 we’re listening to Lou Reed’s Transformer Album

Satellite of Love

 

David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Suffragette City

 

and Cat Stevens.

Oh Very Young

 

In 1973 Disco is born when the Hughes Corporation releases Rock the Boat

 

In 1974 Joni Mitchell delights us with Court and Spark.

Help me

 

In 1975 the Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship and releases
Red Octopus.

Miracles

 


In 1976 Donna Summer moans Love to Love You Baby

 


Steely Dan releases AJA in 1977

 

And by 1978 everyone is dancing to Saturday Night Fever

Night Fever

 

While Hanging on the Telephone with Blondie

 


And listening to More Songs about More Buildings and Food By the Talking Heads.

The Good Thing

 

We say good bye to our musical tour of the 1970’s with Devo’s Clock Out
from Duty Now for the Future.

Clock Out

 


Today I nominate everyone. 🙂