Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Music Club: Songs for the Blogosphere

Well I have to say that it feels good to be back in full swing after my hiatus. Writing this blog has been such an amazing outlet for me. And the other bloggers that I follow have opened up the world and made it seem like living down here in the middle of the rain forest at the end of a dirt road doesn't necessarily equate solitude. We all have amazing stories to tell, and our stories give us all a richer perspective of the world we share.

I have laughed and cheered at the exploits of Irish and British wargamers who are true generals in their own right, I have helped to fight pitched battles between two completely unrelated things based on the first letter of their name, I have heard other "stranger in a strange land" stories like my own from a good man who has gone from California to Idaho, I get to sit in complete amazement at the staggering genius of a young Filipina woman coming into her own, I have learned the ins and outs of hunting for the paranormal from a sassy author who legitimizes the field in ways that needed to be done, I have been able to relive the best "bad/good" movies in cinematic history, I've been able to learn from an accomplished astronomer the secrets of our cosmos, I now have a better understanding of the deep and complex world of the different vampire clans, I have laughed and blushed at the in-your-face charm and wit of a woman who's gone from Scotland to South Africa, I've seen a young man explore his world in the same smartass way I did I was his age, I have learned something new every day from a woman who wields obscure facts the same way a Jedi wields a lightsaber, I have been privy to the artistic brilliance and romantic strategizing, of very clever young man, I have learned the brutal honesty of a confident woman who takes care of our veterans (US) when they come home, I have got to peek in on the adventures of a beautiful world traveler who pretty much considers the entire earth her home, I have seen the difference between simple culinary tricks and actual acts of love in the kitchen, I get to play a daily guessing game with one of the sweetest Canadian women who's ever lived, I have learned how to survive a zombie apocalypse, I have met a girl in England who surrenders herself completely to the whim of the Internet every week by way of freeform poll, I am friends with a woman who gives completely of herself artistically and then gives this fruits away for free, and I have made friends with people who have such beautiful hearts that the entire world is a better place just for having them in it.

And I get to do this every day...

So this musical post will not be in any way focused on me or my exploits, but to the other bloggers who made this hobby of mine so much more worthwhile than what it could've been. For all of your encouragement, support, comments, and friendship I dedicate each song each and every word to each and every one of you wherever you are. Thank you for opening up the world to me in ways that I didn't think were ever possible...


And when you are feeling down....


And as the lyrical pickled ginger to clean the palette of that last oh-so-sappy song...this is us. 


Love you guys.... 



6 comments:

Melanie said...

Right back at you!!

ed said...

theyre all great bloggers. nice tracks

The_illustrative_Mind said...

It is indeed awesome! to see so many great blogs.

Jason said...

Love the videos! great find!

Garrett Brown said...

Hey whats up? I'm about to shamelessly plug my corny blog featuring completely original comics about all sorts of things! From me complaining to me being melodramatic, you'll love some of it, I promise but can't guarantee!

Alphabeta said...

Thanks Aaron - been sort of on hiatus myself lately.
Catching up on your blog today has given me a much needed boost.

I follow about half of the blogs mentioned - looks like it's time to add a few more.