Monday, October 06, 2008

Tidying Up

No, I'm not going to crap on about how busy things have been and how I really want and intend and promise to post more frequently. Although I just did and I do.

But it is time, Dearest Friends, for a spot of housekeeping. You see, my blogroll has been in dire need of updating for some time, but I've been most negligent in attending to it. So this evening I invite you to join with me as I slip on my pinny and rubber gloves (did you hear that lovely latex Snap! as they went on??), pick up my mop, and get ready to tidy things up...

First, it's time to part with a couple of blogs that seem to be no more. The Roaring Machine has not roared for many, many months, and I can but hope that Her Highness Dearest Liz, Queen Supreme of Tweegoth, is happy and serene on the Isle of Man with her Spoilt Victorian Child consort. Likewise, the Diary of a Contemporary Dandy has not been e-scribbled in since January. The blogosphere is a poorer place without Dearest Gayest Neil's frothy and hi-LAAA-rious prose.

Fret not, Dearest Friends, for as I sweep clean with mop in one latex-enrobed hand, so I restock with my other. And so, my shelves heave and groan with the addition of not one, not two, but SIX blogs! Who knew tidying up could be such fun (snap!)??

Pretending Life Is Like A Song is not actually a new blog round here, but the splendid reincarnation of an old favourite. Dearest Adam has been back with us for some time, and his wonderfully scribed reflections on songs picked out of his Bag of Excellent Taste are well worth your and my whiles.

A Stubborn Mule's Perspective isn't really a music blog per se, but please don't let that put you off. Dearest Sean from Oz explains things ranging from the financial to the mathematical to the interwebby in language that thickoes like myself can understand. Moreover, he and I go waaay back and have shared stories (which you'll never hear) involving bums, welts, grease, vodka, hospitals, cinema seats, Ministry concerts, dissolute coyotes, and gas masks.

It All Started With Carbon Monoxide, according to Dearest Agnes, who's also from Down Under. And from there it moved on to stories about music and other compelling matters, all with a refreshingly Aussie slant. And no jokes about shrimps on barbies; they're actually called prawns. And koalas are just koalas, OK? Not koala bears.

I Correct Myself, I Mean All The Time says Dearest Tart, but I don't believe her since there's nothing at all correct about her blog. Which is what makes it so delish. Drop your inhibitions and drop on by for heads of bread, music ranging from Motown to electrosleaze, and libido a go-go.

Dearest Mulrine is indeed extremely Pop Cultureddd, so you should visit chez elle in the hope that some of her cultcha may rub off on you. And you might get a dollop of sociology on the side, along with the main course of yummy words and fresh, hot music.

The Roman Empress reigns over a most stylish blog whose empire encompasses, inter alia, London, timeless music, priests, and, er, moustaches. She is a most benign monarch, and worthy of your adulation.

There, that's looking proper spic 'n' span now!! Now just a quick rubdown with some appropriate tuneage:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean (buy here)
George Formby - When I'm Cleaning Windows (buy here or e-here)
Eminem - Cleanin' Out My Closet (Jacknife Lee Mix) (This RAWKS!!! Buy some Eminem here)


ally. said...

i'm off for a butchers at them lot now well in a minute well after i've caught up round here. hope you're well mister

a Tart said...

Ah well now I've got to go make a proper post, damn you! and by proper, you know I mean really naughty ;) xoxoxo thank you darling!

Suzy Norman said...

How kind. You summed up my blog better than I could. I'll sit back and watch them roll in after that intro.

Natsthename said...

I wanted to tidy my blogroll, too, but I use that blasted blogrolling site and it's been hacked! AACCK!

Great choices for the adds, FiL.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the words Fil, and I'm also heading off to check out those I'm not familiar with! Quite interested in the blog of my fellow Aussie, so I'll definitely be checking that one out. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I keep meaning to refresh because all of the lovely new people who keep appearing and then just do it piecemeal when it occurs - I'm sure there's people I missed when I reopened, and I only noticed today that Ross wasn't there. Thank you for your nice words, anyway :)

Unknown said...

Damn you're lookingh mighty fine just now dear FiL. Who took your picture??

dickvandyke said...

Shiny and lemon fresh.
Just a thin clean layer of Mr Sheen looking back at me.

It looks like Alan Freeman in the picture to me! Clearing out the fluff no doubt.

Kirpus said...

Hey there.
I heard 'Cleaning out my closet' on Hypemachine and tracked it back to you. And yes, it RAWKs!

I'll run through your posts and see if I can find some dirt from your closet ;-}>