Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 15 Nov 2016 22:31

"If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime...because your mind's on vacation, and your mouth is working overtime"...great stuff, RIP Mose Allison...

Mose Allison - Your Mind Is On Vacation

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pCpekvOkwNM

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 11 Nov 2016 16:45

RIP Leonard Cohen...you will be missed...

Leonard Cohen - Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (with Julie Felix)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZA92I_MtUAc

Topic Why Democrats Lost the Presidency
Posted 11 Nov 2016 16:42

This has been a hot topic as of late, and trust me, over on Facebook and the like I've seen tons of posts by people who act as if their best friend died...I posted this over on FB yesterday, along with the link to the Guardian article...

Good article, and perhaps worth a read for some. I've seen quite a few posts by friends here the past couple of days that seem to be wondering how Trump could have won, and I believe to a large extent this article explains the attitudes of many. I can relate to a lot of it, where I differ with Trump supporters is that I don't believe Trump is the better alternative in this case, far from it actually. I also seen posts from friends here that claim half the country is "racist and misogynistic"...I don't believe Trump supporters are all that way by any means, though some groups are certainly. My mother, for instance I've mentioned before voted for Trump, and I certainly wouldn't call her racist since she did vote for Obama. I think a lot of voters were willing to overlook a lot of things, especially a lot that came out about Trump in the last couple of months, largely because they hated Hillary and what she represents...
I'm putting this here because I've seen a lot of posts from friends lately wondering how Trump could have won. I do understand it, and I can agree with the attitude of many Trump voters, and a lot said in this article. Where I do differ, as mentioned, is I don't believe Trump is the better alternative. Frankly I think he's batshit crazy, acts like a small child far too often, and generally lacks the temperament required for the position of president. I hardly think it's the end of the world though, as some here seem to think. Frankly I don't see him doing half the things he's said during the campaign, and I do hope there will be enough people around him with intelligence and stability to keep him in line...and hopefully prevent him doing something catastrophic like threatening to nuke China in a 3:00AM tweet...

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/10/democrats-working-class-americans-us-election

I could add a few things today regarding Trump. He's backpedaled on a couple of things so far...no wall either I read this morning...as I've said before, I really don't expect much to change...I could be wrong, but time will tell...

I believe a lot of his rhetoric was designed to appeal to certain groups, which came out and voted for him...a strategy which worked well btw...it's been suggested before, but I'm starting to think that he's actually a lot smarter than most people think...

Topic The Conning Of America...
Posted 25 Oct 2016 22:16

This is as political as I'll ever get certainly...

The Conning Of America

A con man rolled into town,
With a funny looking wig.
Made a lot of promises,
Everything will be really big.

He claims he doesn’t like immigrants,
Says they cause a lot of strife,
But you certainly would never know,
By looking at his imported wife.

And he doesn’t like Muslims,
And forget it if you’re black.
And as for those pesky Mexicans,
He’s sending them all back.

He says he has a really big plan,
To cure America’s ills,
But you got to wonder about a guy,
Who can’t even pay his own bills.

He has experience in business,
His bankruptcies total four,
And with a temperament like his,
We’ll soon be in another war.

Spews a whole lot of hot air,
That he can improve the current state,
Never says anything definite,
But don’t worry it’ll all be great.

He wants to close the internet,
And the border to the South,
But if he’s going to close anything,
Please let it be his mouth.

Oh he makes a lot of promises,
And they’re all as fake as his hair,
And the saddest part about it,
Is his followers just don’t care.

07-31-16.


https://upload.lushstories.com/1929364852-trump-cant-control-hair.jpg

Topic Lusty Library refugees
Posted 20 Oct 2016 22:35

I was on Lusty too for a while. It took so long for the stories to get verified that not a whole lot of my stories ever made it up there. I did get Story Of The Week once, with my story "Eve" which is on Lush, of course. And I had three poems that got some sort of acknowledgement...Poem Of The Month or something, but I think that was only mentioned in the newsletter as I recall. Yeah, it's been a while...

I just found this thread because I was searching for something related to Lusty...they had some thing going on for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I was trying to find it...can't remember what it was called, but I believe it was still up even after the site itself went down...

And I was Exakta66 over there btw...

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 01 Sep 2016 06:19

An update to my last comment...my name got added to the credits here..."Lyrics: Alan Jankowski & Lairdy333 - Special thanks to Alan Jankowski!!"...I believe it's on a couple of other sites as well, and he is cooperating....I'm happy with the writing credit on the song, that was what I really wanted, and I believe that to be in everyone's best interest...

Apparently that guy who posted the video, Ian A. McCauley didn't actually write or sing the song, he only played guitar on the track...so there was an initial response of ignorance, but things are working out as noted...and I told him to find out if any of my other works got used, and we can again work something out...so, so far so good...

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 30 Aug 2016 01:24

If everyone else's stories are on that site mentioned above, I'm quite sure mine are too...but I started writing back in 2009 and I pretty much lost count of how many times my stories and poems have been stolen a long time ago...

Here's an interesting one I came across tonight...a guy from the Netherlands took parts of my poem "Size Does Matter" and made a song out of it...read the first four lines of my poem here...

Size Does Matter
https://www.lushstories.com/stories/erotic-poems/size-does-matter.aspx

And if you don't want to click on it, I'll save you the trouble...it's a good poem btw...

"Size does matter, if you’re a car,
A bigger engine will take you real far,
Size does matter that’s understood,
When we’re talking about what’s under the hood"

Now...go read the lyrics on this YouTube video, and this guy was nice enough to include the lyrics...and note at the end where it says "Im a hotrod man ©2016 Lairdy333"...bastard...

There's a couple of other parts too...I have to admit it's kind of a catchy song...I wouldn't mind if he just gave me a writing credit here...I sent him a note through Facebook...we shall see...

I think this is the first time one of my Lush poems has been made into a song btw...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PjaBiXU_Cq0

Topic Where do you write and save the drafts?
Posted 21 Aug 2016 09:46



Save them on a flash drive.

I don't trust flash drives...not for anything important...I've heard too many stories about them failing...

There's a multi-chapter story on this site that only exists because the author had sent me a copy to review...when he went to post it on Lush he found out his flash drive had failed...fortunately I still had his review copy in my e-mails...

If I have something important to save, I e-mail it to myself in Gmail...as do a lot of writers I know...

Topic 25 Plugins to Consider After Creating Your First WordPress Site...
Posted 21 Aug 2016 09:43

I do believe this one is worth taking note of...for anyone here who uses WordPress for their site or blog...

25 Plugins to Consider After Creating Your First WordPress Site
http://neilpatel.com/2016/08/06/25-plugins-to-consider-after-creating-your-first-wordpress-site/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email

And if you're serious about this sort of thing, you might want to subscribe to Neil Patel's newsletter...I do, though I'd be lying if said I get a chance to read most of them...sometimes they do catch my attention though...

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 14 Aug 2016 22:38

Found yet another Facebook page that has tons of stolen poems on it...including stuff by Lush members...here's the page...


Inside Rahne's Marvelous Mind.
https://www.facebook.com/rahnesmarvelousmind15/home

This poem, for instance...
https://www.facebook.com/rahnesmarvelousmind15/photos/a.1060523497291568.1073741829.1060494543961130/1263547366989179/?type=3&theater

Was written by our very own Green Man here on Lush...

Come Play With Me
https://www.lushstories.com/stories/erotic-poems/come-play-with-me.aspx

There's quite a few more...I found five in just the last few days on that page...here's the form to report it to Facebook if you find one of yours...

Copyright Report Form
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1409697672616547

Any questions, feel free to ask...good luck...



Topic Can a profile be too long?
Posted 08 Jul 2016 14:18

I prefer profiles be short, sweet, and not have a picture for a background. Keep it simple, silly.

Lol...you must really hate my page...and yeah, I do realize it's a bit long...the notes on each story might be of interest to some, though I did them originally for my own benefit...nice to be able to look back and remember the inspiration for a story or poem...

Topic Can a profile be too long?
Posted 08 Jul 2016 14:18

I prefer profiles be short, sweet, and not have a picture for a background. Keep it simple, silly.

Lol...you must really hate my page...and yeah, I do realize it's a bit long...the notes on each story might be of interest to some, though I did them originally for my own benefit...nice to be able to look back and remember the inspiration for a story or poem...

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRINKET!
Posted 01 Jul 2016 18:11

Happy Slightly Belated Birthday there Trinky Trink...

Regaeman Man Pour Wine hello1 occasion1 occasion6 occasion5 occasion4 occasion7 occasion9 https://upload.lushstories.com/2016640096-Birthday Unicorn 1.jpg


https://upload.lushstories.com/773927153-Birthday Penguin 9.jpg


https://upload.lushstories.com/851828266-Birthday.jpg

Hope you had a great one...

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic Woman that read....................................
Posted 07 Jun 2016 09:39

Speaking of women that read...not sure if there's a sexy picture thread on the subject, nothing came up in a search...I do think there should be though...

In the meantime, I just came across this Pinterest board which I thought worth sharing...and when I said "I just came across this Pinterest board"...I meant as in stumbled upon...well, you know what I mean...check it out my friends, I do believe it's worth a look...and the gal who runs this one has a couple of others that may be of interest btw...

women who read are dangerous
https://www.pinterest.com/putyourbet/women-who-read-are-dangerous/

Topic Please allow me to re-introduce myself: Hi I'm AvrgBlkGrl©
Posted 07 Jun 2016 00:42

Hi there Regina...nice to meet you...wave


https://upload.lushstories.com/421258272-Lush Martini.jpg

Rumor has it you're one of the finest writers on this here fine story site...anyway, in case anyone don't know who I am...don't worry, I can't remember my own name most of the time...but I do believe it might be Alan...

Anyway, have fun...and see you around, here and there...

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic Buying my first vibrator
Posted 26 May 2016 22:47

Just trying to help out my friends here...


https://upload.lushstories.com/368319674-Vibrator cigar tube wasps.jpg

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 07 May 2016 21:43

RIP Candye Kane...1965 to 2016...this is pretty hot stuff actually...Laura Chavez is amazing...

Candye Kane at Nix Blues Night feat. Laura Chavez 2015-08-13

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fZ2LFguqG9c

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 03 May 2016 23:19

I saw Johnny about 20 years ago myself at a club in New Brunswick, NJ...great stuff my friends...a real Texas blues legend...

Blues de Verdad: JOHNNY COPELAND at the Lone Star Cafe, NYC, 1991 with Johnnie Jonson (full show)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/U74TxwrRI3Q

Topic Alive or dead, who is your favorite guitarist?
Posted 03 May 2016 22:50

One of the all time greats, and if you don't why, this should give you some idea...I believe I could sit and watch this one all day...

Rory Gallagher - McAvoy Boogie
https://www.youtube.com/embed/0G8PDXtX49I

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 03 May 2016 22:47

I believe I could sit and watch this one all day...

Rory Gallagher - McAvoy Boogie
https://www.youtube.com/embed/0G8PDXtX49I

Topic 57 Poetry Contests that Pay (Really) Well...
Posted 28 Apr 2016 11:41

Here's another site that my poetry-type friends here may find useful...submission calls, and all the contests are no-fee...

The Poet's Resource
https://thepoetsresource.wordpress.com/

Topic Everything you ever wanted to know about literary devices, but were afraid to ask...
Posted 23 Apr 2016 11:44

Well now, just in case any of my writer friends here have any questions about literary devices...I've apparently found the motherload on a site appropriately named...

Literary Devices
http://literarydevices.net/

Topic 30 Challenging Writing Prompts For National Poetry Month...
Posted 19 Apr 2016 22:44

This might interest some friends here...especially if your muse has been taking time off lately...

30 Challenging Writing Prompts For National Poetry Month
http://theodysseyonline.com/wwu/30-challenging-writing-prompts-for-national-poetry-month/422877

Topic The Gentleman's Guide to Sending Dick Pictures to Random Women on the Internet.
Posted 14 Apr 2016 09:51

Btw...hate when this happens...I mean, it really is annoying...


https://upload.lushstories.com/416559981-Dick Pic File too large.jpg

Topic How hard is it to get a poem published? Well, this should give you a clue...
Posted 14 Apr 2016 01:47

And someone just pointed out that first link from four years back is no longer working...it came from here a while back...I'll have to re-do this whole post one of these days...


Jeffery Bahr's Resource for Poets
http://www.missourireview.com/tmr-blog/2004/09/jeffery-bahrs-resource-for-poets/

In the meantime, the one I just posted listing the journals titled Places to Submit does work, and should be pretty up to date...good luck my friends...

Topic How hard is it to get a poem published? Well, this should give you a clue...
Posted 14 Apr 2016 00:17

I'm putting this directory here, because it somehow seems appropriate...

Might be of interest to some friends here, and I believe the focus is on poetry..."Below is a list of publications who accept unsolicited submissions
Publications are organized into categories based on how often they publish new material. (e.g Annually, Quarterly, etc.)"...

Places to Submit
http://www.adamlevonbrown.org/places-to-submit/

Topic 57 Poetry Contests that Pay (Really) Well...
Posted 06 Apr 2016 10:59

I think the cute prizes sound tempting myself...happy8

"CONTEST: Winter Tangerine. Deadline July 1, no fee to enter. Open to writers who have not published a book of poems or short stories or a novel. ‪#‎nofee‬
Submit up to four poems and/or two pieces of prose. Two winners will receive $250 and cute prizes. Runners-up will receive $20."...

The Winter Tangerine Awards
https://wintertangerine.submittable.com/submit/41172

Topic 57 Poetry Contests that Pay (Really) Well...
Posted 03 Apr 2016 10:42

Here's a list of 57 poetry contests "that pay really well" as they say here...note that they all have entry fees, which is typical of the contests with higher payouts...

57 Poetry Contests that Pay (Really) Well
http://www.ardorlitmag.com/poetry-contests.html

There's also a couple of no-fee poetry contests with deadlines coming up, like this one, and First Prize is a cool $200.00 U.S., not too shabby...and you still have almost two weeks here...

Rhyme On! Submission Requirements
http://library.loudoun.gov/News-Events/Rhyme-On/Submission-Requirements

And we have this one as well...note that the deadline is Midnight tonight...I believe that's Pacific Time btw...Good Luck my friends...


https://upload.lushstories.com/1593953470-Los Angeles Poets Society Women in music poetry contest.jpg

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 27 Mar 2016 07:44

And the Albert King set from the last Fillmore East show...

Albert King - June 27, 1971 - Fillmore East - N.Y., New York
https://www.youtube.com/embed/zYZkXSFBWiM

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 27 Mar 2016 07:41

When I first moved in the area in '79, it didn't look like much, just an empty abandoned theater...and then a couple of years later it re-opened as a gay club called The Saint, and now apparently it's an apartment building with a bank in the lobby...yeah, things change...but a lot of great music got played there at one time...

Live at the Fillmore East: A History of 105 2nd Avenue
http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/03/live-at-the-fillmore-east-a-history-of-105-2nd-avenue/

And this is the last show as broadcast on WNEW-FM...the Albert King portion is missing here, but I'll post it in another comment...it's great stuff my friends...

Fillmore East Closing Evening, June 27th, 1971 radio broadcast, WNEW FM 102.7
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RcO0ShhxLMg



http://upload.storiesspace.com/1584881761-Fillmore East The Who Albert King Chuck Berry.jpg