Saturday, August 4, 2007

It's Another WILD WEEKEND!

posted by Aunty Cindy

WOO HOO! It's been awhile since we had a WILD WEEKEND here in the Bandit lair, so let's make up for that tragic oversight!

Pull on your bucket boots, tie on your mask and be prepared to swing from the rafters!

It may be chilly DownUnder but it is HOT here in California so summon those cabana boys and let's get this party started!


Keira Soleore said...

OK AC. I'm fit to be tied. Now WHAT??

Aunty Cindy said...

Keira, you NAUGHTY GIRL!

You caught Aunty prowling the lair in the WEE hours! Nice to have the company of another Night Owl. Let's go find Suz and practice swinging from the rafters while the others are snoozing!

Oh, and just WAIT until you see my "interview" with Lord "Bedchambers"... I mean Lord Nicholas Chambers.

Keira Soleore said...

Ahhhh....see, I knew you wouldn't disappoint me, AC. If we can swing from the rafters very, very quietly, then absolutely. Aaaaeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiieeee [Keira as Tarzan]

Joan said...

Girls, don't make me come up there after you! (Please, don't)

AC, looking forward to our Wild Weekend!

Suzanne Welsh said...

Alas, tis daybreak, so the resident vampiress is donning her night shades, closing all the curtains to her room, opening the coffin and climbing into it's silk-lined, very overstuffed center and closing up for the day. I'll plug my ears so I don't hear all the heavy partying from the other banditas...but beware, at dusk I arise to partake of all things naughty!

Kirsten said...

While we wait for AC to get that **yummy** interview posted, can anyone share some music recommendations with me? I know, that's a slightly more tame subject than AC had you primed for, but I'm desperate for some new tunes.

Let's most recent iTunes purchases were:

Colbie Calliat (a surfer/pop/folk/Shawn Colvin/Jack Johnson/vocalist)

Avril Lavigne (the music that helps me channel my YA heroine)

Stile Antico, Music for Compline (English Renaissance music associated with the office of Compline, the service that ends the monastic liturgical day; incredibly beautiful choir music that is like being bathed in a river of moonlight)

and Lily Allen (cool British rocker chick).

So...any ideas for me? What's in your iPod/CD player/8-track?

Please share!!

jo lewis-robertson said...

I don't have anything in my WILD REPERTOIRE, but I want everyone to be thinking in LIMERICKS!!! That's right -- limericks -- you know, "There once was a gal from the Ozarks, etc."

The limerick contest starts on Wednesday, August 8, and is open to EVERYONE, YES, EVERYONE -- Banditas and commenters alike.

Two lucky ladies will win a Pirates of the Caribbean tee-shirt, one with the lovely face of Will, one with Jack Sparrow.

So try your hand at a limerick, gals, any topic about Bandits, Pirates, Booty -- let your imagination run wild!!

Aunty Cindy said...

*AC rubs sleep-bleary eyes and tiptoes past Suz's coffin*
Keira, are you awake?

Hang onto your bucket boots! That interview with Lord Nicholas will be posted very soon!


Caren Crane said...

Kirsten, I have lots of different things on my iPod. Currently sucked into an older Belle and Sebastian (alt rock) CD "If You're Feeling Sinister". Also loving:

Franz Ferdinand (self-titled and "You Could Have It So Much Better")

XTC ("Oranges and Lemons" old as dirt 80s alt rock - their best!)

Guster ("Guster On Ice")

Hot Hot Heat ("Knock Knock Knock" EP)

Iron & Wine ("Woman King" EP)

The Killers ("Hot Fuss" - "Sam's Town" is a pile of pants!)

My Brightest Diamond ("Bring Me the Workhorse")

New Order ("Substance" Disc 1 - Disc 2 is largely a pile of pants)

Of Montreal ("Sunlandic Twins")

Spoon ("Gimme Fiction")

Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Greatest Hits" - because they really are)

Soundgarden ("A Sides" - because who needed the B sides, anyway?)

U2 (Anything - pick one, but "Achtung Baby", "Joshua Tree" and "Best of 1990-2000" have a special place in my heart)

Weezer (the blue album - green one is almost a pile of pants)

Wir Sind Helden ("Von Hier An Blind" - it's in German, but it's so fun you won't care if you don't understand it!)

The Decemberists ("The Crane Wife" - and no, I don't just love them because they have a 4-part song about that story *g*. Really, you can't go wrong with any Decemberists)

Death Cab For Cutie ("Plans" and "Transatlanticism")

Postal Service ("Give Up")

Dave Matthews Band ("Under the Table and Dreaming" - okay, can't really go wrong with DMB, but this one is my fave)

Barenaked Ladies ("Stunt" - again, all BNL is good, but adored this one)

Cake (any)

The Arcade Fire (any)

So much music, so little time! I have loads more, but it's an endless cycle with the music. Kind of like books!

Keira Soleore said...

AC, I was offline all day, but I'm online now. Are. You. There?? Suz? Foanna?

Kirsten, I really like the Rachmaninoff Vespers put out by the BBC's audio division (except in one piece where one lone soprano irritatingly stands out with her vibrato from the rest of the choir). Sequentia does hauntingly beautiful versions of medieval music, like Hildegaard von Bingen, Edda, and The Rheingold Curse.

Aunty Cindy said...

Aunty was rather *ahem* indisposed last night.

I heard some pieces by Hildegaard von Bingen on my local classical stations recently. BEAUTIFUL STUFF! And, a WOMAN composer in the Middle Ages? MUST be a story there......