My son and I saw this band last week. It was my fourth time seeing them, although the first three times they were opening for other, bigger acts. It seems they’ve outgrown the opener label as my son and I waited in a line about a quarter mile long to get into the venue. The lead singer of the band, Brendon Urie, whom my son would like to model himself after, has a great voice and a brilliant dramatic flair on stage. Although the bands lyrics are catchy and clever I chose to add the video of their live cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, because everyone loves Bohemian Rhapsody and no one’s done it this good since Freddie Mercury passed away. Enjoy! Have a great Monday! ~Phil
(04/05/2014) If you are reading this I may already be dead. That’s an attention grabber eh? You know how some people fake their own death to get out of debts, marriages, or legal situations? I plan to fake my own life. Heck, most people are already faking their own life on social media, so why not take advantage of the modern technology?
The miracle that is social media will let me live on forever whether I actually do or not. Here’s my plan: Because Facebook let’s you write, save and schedule statuses to post to your page, I’ve already scheduled thousands of Facebook posts, Happy Birthdays and all, to cover many, many years. Don’t worry, I’ve also photographed a lot of meals and selfies that will appear on Instagram until I’m at least a hundred years old. Through Hootsuite I’ve scheduled tweets for my Twitter account. Trust me, you’ll want to follow me. They’re hilarious. On WordPress I’ve written hundreds of blog posts that are scheduled to be released for years to come. The Phil Factor will never die.
In the event that I outlive you I’d like all of you to take these steps now as well. Death is sad and I really don’t want to tolerate unpleasant feelings of loss. I think that if everyone did this the world would be a happier place.
As always, if you enjoyed #ThePhilFactor please share by Facebook, Twitter or re-blogging. You’d better at least hit like because if I’m already dead my ghost may come to haunt you. Have a great weekend! ~Phil
For those of you new to me or who just haven’t read me the last few Mondays, this is my regular feature where I highlight a blog from someone else that I enjoy. Why the #MondayBlogs ? By hashtagging, when this title appears on Twitter Rachel Thompson of @BadRedHeadMedia and @MondayBlogs retweets hoping to spread the blog love far and wide every Monday.
Do you like music? Steve Says…is a blog that’s a lot about music and a little about Steve’s cats and Dr. Who. You don’t have to like cats or Dr. Who to like Steve’s blog, but you do have to like music. His most popular weekly feature is the weekly Monday Music Mix where Steve posts three questions and then commands his readers to:
1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING
Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – Week…” and link back to that week’s page.
This feature is tremendously popular across the blogiverse as I see many of my peers posting their Steve Says.. question responses every Monday. Steve may wonder why he never sees my Monday Music Mix responses. The answer is that my iPod is out in my car, so I never have it handy when I’m online, but I think I may have commented on every Doctor Who reference I’ve seen.
You don’t have to participate in the Monday Music Mix to enjoy Steve’s blog though. Many of his posts are about music. A lot of them are about the Eurovision Song Contest, which is an annual song contest held amongst the European countries. Each country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for other countries songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been running and on TV every year since 1956.
So enjoy the fun and spread the musical mania far and wide by visiting Steve Says…today and participate in the Monday Music Mix.
Self-proclaimed grand poobah of leisure and author of humorous suspense novels The Sneaker Tree & White Picket Prisons, the humor essay book Fifty Shades of Phil and the long running blog The Phil Factor.