transmitting from c-town usa

transmitting from c-town usa

The Listening Lounge Jukebox- Always Free

Please VOTE in our current Merry's Pub Poll:

Are YOU pleased with the outcome of the US Presidential Election?

Apocalypse Please- by Muse

and now on to the posts...Featuring our speakeasy's journal:

Fumbling Toward Democracy

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Should I admit this?

Just in case you were wondering how I got so messed up...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Prop 8 "The Musical"

A Star Studded Cast...

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sara the Walrus plays the Saxophone

Istanbul Turkey- Istanbul Dolphinarium

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


With the Holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering just what to get that special someone. Here's a great suggestion...'s winter again!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Equal Human Rights ARE NOT Special Rights!

Video: Protests in LA

Kudos to all of you that got out across the US to Protest Prop 8 and a ban on equal rights for homosexual relationships.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Amerrycangrrl's political compass

I am a non-partisan, but I tend to rank in the Libertarian sector on political compass questionnaires, which I tend to agree with, which leads me to wonder: would most Americans actually be Libertarians if they understood what that means and if the two party system could be stopped, or even if the Libertarian party could get it together and actually get some publicity, organization or even a reasonable candidate? I think it's possible if not even probable that most "centrist" Americans are actually closet or uninformed Libertarians in training.

Wow...It's been a while

I sure have neglected my pub friends, I hope that the staff were friendly while I've been away on a "vacation" of sorts. Things have been pretty crazy, amazing and interesting. Now I'm just contemplating whether or not to attend my high school reunion. I'm not one of those folks that "peaked" in high school so I'm not really attached to the idea of it, but there will definitely be some amazing people there and some others that I'm not necessarily looking forward to running into...I have a decision to make here and I could simply not go and not care or challenge myself. Decisions, Decisions! Well I'm going to ponder this over a bourbon and cola, and then possibly a MERRY's Pearl Harbor Martini and come to a decision. Hope you enjoy your visit here and I raise my glass to you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

sorry for my absence...

...but as life continues on for all of us, so does the roller coaster ride. All is well again and the speakeasy is still always open 24-7.
many thanks for your patronage.

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul, if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it’s not pretty every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside, when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

-Oriah Mountain Dreamer,
Indian Elder


-Pearl Jam

Merry's Personal Credo

This is MY 'truth':
Please know that whether you are religious, not religious but spiritual, an agnostic, or an atheist, I respect your world view and see it as an equally valid perspective, for it is YOURS.

-Religion is akin to dogmatic bureaucracy; an attempt to 'better' know 'god' through socialization, which can lead to arrogance and typically does. For instance, there are so many different religions, yet each one believes that they have 'got it right.'

-Isn't it more important to have 'faith' that we are a part of everything that is in the universe and will return to it (the universal energy source) when we die, since energy transfers and is not destroyed?
-Math and science only work because we say that they do, they are rooted in knowledge only 'provable' by the human perspective. In another dimensional reality, the rules that we have established as truth would not be likely to apply.
-Believe that you are a part of an infinitely large and infinitely small system (micro/macrocosm), so is the earth, the universe, etc., and your perspective of it is only based on your experience via human senses.
-When we personify 'god' we debase "him/her/it/the source/the creator/great spirit, etc.," since something so awesome is so far more complex than the limits of human understanding. We are lying (misguided or perhaps naive) if we say that we can truly classify or label it: 'god the source, the creator, etc.,' with our simplistic and flawed human perspective on consciousness. We have only done this to bring ourselves comfort.
-Mourning is for the survivors and is rooted in selfish emotion; although necessary, it is about satisfying the child inside us all.
-Death is a transcendence. There is likely to be consciousness (or a soul), that survives the death of this physical shell. If not, then you won't know it anyway, since you wouldn't exist. So live your life to the fullest and effect goodness and love, you CAN take that with you.
-Your death can be a celebration for yourself or a celebration for others...that all depends on what you did with your life. How will you be remembered? How will you feel when you truly have to face yourself? Think about it.
-If 'god' is truly a part of us and everything, then spirituality is really a path to know thy-self and to know 'god' through one's own journey.
-Materialism does not serve us, it blinds us.
-Spiritual materialism also exists: through the ego. Beware of this as well.
-We construct our own reality and we must therefore strive to deconstruct dogma.
-Everything that we do and feel is based on choice, our emotions are our response to the world around us, a response to stimulus. We can control this. We can control feelings. We have to be aware of them to do so and stop giving away control. NO ONE can MAKE you feel anything: you give away your power and simultaneously your personal responsibility by thinking so.
-Live love: Love thy neighbor,and love thy SELF.
-There may in fact be a collective consciousness. It is likely that we are all truly connected, and that what separates us is actually a facade or a veil: Racism, classism, sexism, hate, bigotry, and differences between us that we ascribe some form of 'value' to, would all disappear if this veil were lifted. It does not serve us, and if we took the time and effort needed to relate to all other humans on some level of common ground, the veil would disappear, and we would see that we are all the same.
-If human kind faced an ELE-catastrophe or an invasion by beings far superior to us, our social stratifiers would cease to be important, what would be important is unified survival. So why do we cling to these ascribed roles?
-We are all one.


Will we effect real social change? OR are we merely fumbling toward democracy?

wake's later than you think!

wake's later than you think!
"The Voice"

Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it just one more time
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again

'Cos out on the ocean of life my love
There's so many storms we must rise above
Can you hear the spirit calling
As it's carried across the waves
You're already falling
It's calling you back to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling you

Make a promise take a vow
And trust your feelings it's easy now
Understand the voice within
And feel the changes already beginning
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again

And how many words have I got to say
And how many times will it be this way
With your arms around the future
And your back up against the past
You're already falling it's calling you
On to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one it's calling is you

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again

-The Moody Blues