Portrait of Captain Spoodiggity
Captain Spoodiggity was the lead singer for the hard rock band The Pirates Charles which performed “adventurous and bombastic Rock Pirate songs.”
Captain Spoodiggity’s repetoire included songs such as Take a Drink, Chasing the Wind, Sailor’s Life, Whiskey in the Jar and False Mutiny. He described his songs and lyrics as “touching the ins-and-outs of being alive through the lens of a pirate.”
Captain Spoodiggity sang songs whose lyrics were “like scenes from a tremendous pirate movie.” His band created narratives of “big adventurous pirate battles, and mutiny at sea, and tragedy and war, and missing your love at home, and the days that you were broke and the days you had a lot of money and the days that you were spending it all.”
Although set in pirate culture, Captain Spoodiggity believed that The Pirates Charles’s songs touched “all of the different parts of life.”
Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.
four craft of music senryu
four craft of music senryu
forged musical instruments
alone at the keys
music flows through her digits
music triggers sanity
flashback to music
smoothly floating melody
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Three Flaring Haiku
a perfect kiss
pots and pans tossed in air
Posted for on Sensational Haiku Wednesday part of You Know That Blog.
I usually don’t post a picture after the fact, but I found this one and just had to. A totally cool USAF picture after the flare test was executed. What remains seems to be an angel.
From Astronomy Picture of the Day 2006 August 22 entry.
Teach Kids To Think About Giving In Every Aspect of their Lives
Children’s Jungle Party
(a short play or podcast)
Julie: I’m looking for a way to teach my kids to think about giving in every aspect of their lives.
Nichole: Weren’t you planning a birthday party for your son Howie?
Nichole: You should add a charitable element to your celebration.
Julie: Intriguing, how do I do that?
Nichole: I’ve heard that some people, rather than accept more junky toys to clutter their houses, are asking friends and family to adopt an endangered animal in honor or the birthday boy or girl.
Julie: Wow! That’s a good idea.
Nichole: Of course. It’s a brilliant idea, if I may say so myself.
Nichole and Julie giggle
Nichole: And you know most of these charities give adoption gifts, like stuffed snow leopards and baby gorillas. Have the kids bring the adoption gifts and then use them as party decor. Then, donate the stuffed animals to the children’s hospital.
Julie: I like that. So. Hmmm…it would mean, a jungle theme for decor too. That would be easy…a few coconuts, a bunch or two of bananas, plastic safari hats, and colorful plastic monkeys for the centerpiece.
Nichole: Yeah, now you’ve got your creative jungle juices flowing.
Julie: For more color, we can throw around safari balloons.
Nichole: That’s it. Keep it simple.
Julie: What do I do if the kids get hyper?
Nichole: If you bring hula hoops and beach balls you can keep the kids moving. Have them dance to music from movies like Jungle Book and Lion King.
Julie: I can also bring in musical instruments and have them make their own jungle music.
Nichole: Or have them bring their own instruments.
Julie: You’re right, some take lessons and have their own. I’ll bring extra…
Julie: Yeah…for the ones who don’t have any. You know, I saw a recipe for making a jungle themed cake on a cooking show.
Nichole: Cool. And for after the cake, if you bring old national geographic magazines and butcher block paper along with paper crayons, washable markers, and glue stick “creative kit bags,” they can walk away with their own creative designs and with the kits.
Julie: This is all such a great idea. Just one thing I don’t know if I can get ready.
Nichole: What’s that?
Julie: Get Howie ready for a party with no presents…
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Thursday Short Story Slam Week 7
You were supposed to write a story or poem based on the picture above. So I wrote a little play. Hope they don’t mind.
Since the Animal Rights community liked my previous poem, I wrote this with an AR theme.