So, I wanted to do a linkfest, but I also wanted to put something special up on the radio tonight. Then I thought, Hey, why not do both at once?! Then I can introduce you to one of my favorite bands at the same time I introduce you to some interesting blog posts.
Below, the links to today's linkwhore festival are embedded in the lyrics to a song by a fantastic band called Clutch. The song is The Soapmakers
, which you can find on the radio (in the extended entry) should you want to sing along.
Clutch is a hard band to define or stick in a genre. So I just tell people they're a cross between Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath. I wanted to include a decent selection of Clutch songs for you to listen to you while you click on all the links, but my CD ripping program is refusing to work for me right now, so you'll have to settle for one song.
ALL the links, I say. There's good stuff there, including two blogger birth annoucements and some needed advice on getting toilet paper stuck to your ass.
Oh, first: Thank you to Dorkafork
for crapping a rainbow in my brain
Update: I forgot Beth
! I'm sorry, Beth. Everyone go read Beth
. She's really one of my favorites.
the Cliffside Inn,
I heard a fiddle
and a mandolin
on an old washboard
and stomping on the floor
Saw people of all sorts
'round in twos
caroling about days of old
and what the future holds
In the middle was a big cauldron
that they were stirring
and there were trees around
that they kept burning
I asked a toothless
who all these people
he said, "The soapmakers
and we are working
As they stirred Heaven
, they combined to one
and everything was everyone and each one was all
As they stirred
I heard a trumpet call
and everything was everyone
and each one was all
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