The Great F-list Purge

Hi guys,

I am waaaaay too busy these days to read all my f-list, so I'm going to have to do some cut backs. When doing a mass-purge, it's possible to make mistakes. If I remove you by accident, just comment here, and I'll re-add you. If I removed you, and you care about it, assume it's by accident please.

ETA: Please note that the purge is done. If you are still my friends, you survived. If there are issues, let me know!

100 songs — and a booklet?

X-posted to personal LJ, Israel filk LJ, wordpress blog

I am happy to announce I wrote my 100th song today. Now I have to keep a promise I made to myself, and to many friends. I am planning to take 20 of my songs, and put them in a booklet. It is partially for me, because I am sick of having to worry about electricity being available when I sing. It is partially for others who want to sing my songs. And it is partially just because I thought it would be cute.

The hidden agenda here is that the booklet, being a less malleable form than posts on a web page, needs the songs in a "finished form". I've been lazy, so far, with cleaning up scansion, rhyming and word choice. This will give me an incentive to clean up at least some of my songs, to make them each as good as they can be. What seems to be the problem then?

I need to choose the songs. I find it hard to do it on my own, so I invite my friends to help me. How can you help? Tell me which songs you like. Tell me which songs you hate. Tell me which songs you'd like if only I'd fix them so the 3rd line didn't suck so badly. Tell me which kinds of songs of mine you like. Etc.

This is a poll, not a vote -- I want to know what people think, not to count votes.

How can you contact me?

1. Mail --
2. Comments on this post

So let me know what you think.

All of my songs are published on

Public Announcement: Looking for help with music

I hope that some people who actually know music are actually reading my blog. I am starting to want to write original songs, not just TTTOs. There is one simple tiny problem with that -- I lack education about music, and I suspect I lack some talent in that area. On my part, I have consulted with some musicians I respect, and I am going to start to try writing melodies. If you feel like helping with any part of writing music, including help with melodies, writing melodies, arranging or writing the accompaniments, please get in touch with me.

If you wonder this would be a good fit for your music, The Alpha Beta Song and Cephalopods show examples of the kind of stuff I do. They still have scansion issues, and I'm willing to adapt rhyme/meter to fit a melody if needs be.

To clarify: I'm asking for either fish, pole or both.