Friday, January 18, 2008

You Rang

A few posts back I asked all of y'all what you expected from me. Free beer, particularly Shiner was mentioned. I'm an accommodating kind of guy so I'll buy a beer for everyone of you who shows up at the Frontiers In Writing Conference here in Amarillo this next June. The dates are June 13 & 14 2008. The conference offers the chance to learn from multi-published authors as well as literary agents and editors at a reasonable cost. Registration cost vary depending on meals and pre-conference workshops, but generally are between $100 and $150. If you can't attend think about entering the contest and get your work critiqued by published authors in the first round and either an agent or acquiring editor in the second. The deadline is March 1st.

Someone also mentioned they wanted to see more song lyrics, and with this being an election year I thought I'd have some fun to the tune of The Addams Family theme song. (Actually I didn't have to change all that much to make it fit)

They’re creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
The Candidates.

Their issues are hidden.
Other people do their biddin'
The truth it is forbidden
The Candidates.



The Parties

So head to a polling place.
Pick a favorite in the race
Even though their all two-faced
The Candidates.

Guess the old adage is true, be careful what you ask for.


Anonymous said...

Well, Creepy comes to mind here.

I really can not think of more to comment than that. Just think I am at a loss of words. How often does that happen?

Charles Gramlich said...

oh, man, not Shiner. I love the taste but it does not like my digestive system and does nasty things to me.

Love the song lyrics. So true.

Merry Monteleone said...

Travis, I truly wish I could make it to Amarillo this June.

The song is perfect... (snap, snap)

Lana Gramlich said...

I think I'll stay home instead of wasting all of that time & energy voting for the best recent liar. Call me "part of the problem," but I'm waiting on the revolution, anyway. We'll see who's "part of the problem" then. *LOL*

Monnik said...

great. of all earworms to have on a sunday morning before I head off to church, The Addams Family is the worst.

Chris Eldin said...

I'm all for tunes that stick to your brain like chewing gum.

Mom In Scrubs said...

Ear. Worm. The song is appropriate to the subject though.

Candidates::Addams Family.

I had a Shiner Bock last weekend. Not in Dallas, but I had just flown through Dallas, so close enough. I liked the Shiner Hefeweisen better though. I'm a Heffe-girl anyhow.

Josephine Damian said...

Travis: too funny! Thanks for honoring my request for more songs.

After grad school's over, I'll be going to more conferences, so maybe I'll be headed your way. I did enjoy the film festival and screenwriting conf. I attended in Austin about 10+ years back.

Monnik: I'm with you - I'll have that song playing in my head all day now!