Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Me, rambling on about Twitter and Mike Mills

If you've been with me for very long, you know a few things about me.

1.  I love hot sauce, and there is no such thing as too hot.

2.  As a french horn player, I have had many unsavory thoughts about John Philip Sousa, who obviously had many unsavory thoughts about french horn players, judging from the kind of brain-dead parts he always wrote for us.

3.  I am an R.E.M. fan, in much the same way that lungs enjoy oxygen.  I even have a Tumblr blog which features nothing but R.E.M.-related things.  You've heard me post all that squishy geeky love for Mike Mills, right?  Sure you have.

So imagine my curiosity when I was doing my daily websurfing and happened to discover that Mike Mills is one of the many human beings who currently Twitters.  I decided to click the "follow" button.  It occurs to me that 20 years ago, if you made arrangements to keep close tabs on someone's personal updates, you might be labeled a stalker or at least a mentally-unbalanced individual.  Now, in the techno-joy of the modern age, we can all sit in our bathrobes drinking diet coke while keeping tabs on as many celebrities as we like-- and it's simply called "Being Connected To Social Media".
Yay for progress, I guess.

Anyway, it also occurred to me that after I clicked that "follow" button, Mike probably got a notification that he'd received a new follower.
Assuming he has a ton of time on his hands and the inclination to click on the link to my own twitter page, he'd see a link to this blog, the Jannaverse.  And if he has even further time and inclination, he might be reading this very post, and might even have clicked on that link to my Tumblr blog.


I know, I know.  It probably won't happen, in much the same way that you "probably" won't get hit by lightning in your lifetime.

Still, yay for social media.
I guess.

P.S. Mike, if a miracle has happened, and you actually are reading this, I swear I'm 92% harmless. It's ok.  Unless you write french horn parts the same way John Philip Sousa did.


Marcia said...

I was wondering where you'd been! Now I see you've just been obsessing over R.E.M. for days and weeks. Now I have to dig out my one cd because they really are great.

Janna said...

Marcia: Oh, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. :) I have been obsessing over R.E.M. for YEARS. LOL. In fact, I should probably do a blog post about some of my R.E.M. memories.
Wait... you only have ONE R.E.M. CD? Which one?

Marcia said...

Actually it's a cd my daughter made for me with half a dozen R.E.M.'s and some others. But it does have "Losing My Religion" on it.
Thank goodness for youTube, right?

nonamedufus said...

And, so, just how long have you been milling around Twitter? (See what I did there?)

Janna said...

Marcia: I swear I have an embarrassingly large collection of R.E.M. I have all 15 of their albums, plus a ton of additional compilations and "best of" collections. I even found a single of "Aftermath", which is near impossible to find.

Nonamedufus: I'm so glad you haven't lost your groan-producing powers! Though you should probably use them for good instead of evil... but it's ok. I promise I won't tell.