So, this week I've been watching music videos to stretch my creativity process. It's market research. Yeah, uh huh, uh huh. I'll go with that instead of wasting time that I could spend writing.
I was over at the Compuserve Books & Writers forum a lot this week and the sysop for the Writer's Workshop is named Margaret. When I have a question directed at her I usually entitle it, "Margaret, it's me again."
I had to admit that it was not the book I was thinking of. Shocker! A reader and children's author not relating a post to a book. Shame, shame Grandma Jam. Actually confession time, my children weren't into Judy Blume. They read things like Goosebumps by R.L. Stine and Mercer Mayer's Little Critter books. I know they were strange kids, but at least they were reading.
No, the title of my post came from this Ray Stevens' song and video.
I'm strange too, so they come by it naturally. Be careful Mom's when you mold young minds. Now I have no idea what this kind lady looks like. I'm just twisted like this.
What surprised me is Ray Stevens is still producing music and videos. I remember back in the 60's when he came out with "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills,""Ahab the Arab" and every Christmas, "Santa Claus is Watching You." Now sadly, most of his new material is strongly political in nature. Although the new songs are true to his style. You can see more of Ray Stevens HERE
Of course, I couldn't leave music music videos without watching Michael Jackson's Thriller again. With an unlimited budget just imagine what I could create for a book instead of being a meagerly published author. Zombie lore aside, I think if zombies could move like this I'd be terrified. Enjoy.
Keep writing and loving the Lord.