Thursday, January 18, 2007

Friday Shorts

You can file this under BFD if you like…
Leave a comment and I’ll link to your blog. If it has some relevance and connection to bipolar or other mental disorder, and is moderately interesting, I’d be happy to add the link and visit regularly. Don’t think this is coercion to get return links, I don’t care much about that. If you are a blogspot blogger, I’ll follow your profile to find your blog. Otherwise, you may need to leave me your URL.

On a related note…
I started using Bloggrolling for my links. Blogrolling is a free online service that stores your links. You sign up for an account, you decide on your categories or groups, and you add your links to the appropriate category. They even give you the code to add to your blog. You add a button to your browser toolbar (they tell you how to do it), and then you can add a link by simply clicking the button on your browser toolbar. One click to add a link to your blog! Ya gotta love it.

Speaking of notes...
Some albums I've recently come across, that are highly recommended. They're not new releases, but new to me.

North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph, John Medeski - "The Word".
An incredible mix of gospel, R&B, rock, and blues. No vocals to interfere with the jams, and some incredible string-bending guitar playing.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Yell Fire".
Hip Hop meets reggae. Unique and very hip.

The New Pornographers – “Twin Cinema”.
I worked out to this CD today, and it was great workout music. Energetic without being heavy. Not headbanger stuff.

Speaking of headbanger stuff...
Expert Ties Ex-Player’s Suicide to Brain Damage

Since the former National Football League player Andre Waters killed himself in November, an explanation for his suicide has remained a mystery. But after examining remains of Mr. Waters’s brain, a neuropathologist in Pittsburgh is claiming that Mr. Waters had sustained brain damage from playing football and he says that led to his depression and ultimate death.

An excellent, and disturbing, article.

Enough odds and ends for today, I hope everyone has a great weekend!

7 comments:

Dream Writer said...

Off the subject...I have to tell you...I was watching Girl Interrupted last night (what a movie to watch right now during this state I am in)... and it was sooo funny because this guy in the movie asked Wynona Ryder (Suzanna) if she saw PURPLE PEOPLE!!! She had a mental illness...

I thought of you and the PURPLE DOG!!

You popped into my head immediately and I just had to laugh!

Amateur Dancer said...

hey yall,

i am trying to catch up on blogs, since i was in a galaxy far far away for the past month (ugh).

also off topic...i love that movie, Girl Interrupted, dream

jon, you are so into the music scene, i am impressed!

hope you are well
dancer

Jon said...

Dreamwriter - I've never seen that movie, it sounds like it's good? The "Purple Dog" was my wife's idea, she's been trying to see life through my eyes for so many years. Thanks for the comment!

Dancer - There are no expectations on visits, or comments. You visit blogs when it feels good to do that, and comment when the content moves you to comment. We're a community that expects very little of our friends. The occasional supportive thought or prayer is always welcome. But this being said, I always enjoy hearing from you, and DO appreciate you taking the time to stop by and say hello!

Nicole said...

I've been eyeing that New Pornographers album for some time. I think I will have to go for it now.

txandi said...

hope your ribs are not troubling you--but i know better...

regarding players, depression, and suicide, if blows to the head lead to depression, does bungee jumping lead to bipolar?

~t~

Jon said...

txandi - you crack me up! I'm sitting here holding my sides and laughing out loud.

Jon said...

Nicole - I think it's a pretty good album, but musical tastes can vary drastically from person to person...