Song of the Month: Metric, The Governess

Yes, it’s another Metric song already. Hey, they are my favourite band.

The Governess is my favourite song from Metric’s most recent album (Pagans in Vegas), and one of my all-time favourite Metric songs period. It’s a total throwback to their gloriously weird and spectacularly bleak early years, which was my favourite incarnation of Metric.

But that’s not why I’m sharing it now. I’m finally getting close to the end of writing the third book of Soulcleaver, and The Governess is my theme song for the character at the heart of this book. It fits him to a T.

When there was a wilderness,

I wandered wild and free.

Guilt, she is the governess

That guides me back to grieve.


Links Before the Holidays

As is my tradition, I will be taking a short break from blogging over the holidays. I expect to be back at it late this month or perhaps early in the new year, depending on how I feel.

My Sith warrior in Star Wars: The Old RepublicComing up when I return: A journey through the remaining class stories in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a review of season two of Glitch, and much more.

To tide you over during the break, I’ve got a few more articles up at MMO Bro. First, I take a look at the best non-fantasy MMO settings, for those weirdos who prefer space ships and superheroes over Elves and wizards. Then, I rank some of the best MMOs for solo players, for those of us who aren’t always social butterflies.

Also, if all goes according to plan, Moiren will be doing her annual Lovecraftian Christmas caroling livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern. It’s basically the only holiday tradition I have these days, so I’ll be tuning in.

It’s beginning to look a lot like fishmen…

I wish all of my readers a happy winter solstice. May you be spared the predations of Krampus and the wrath of Robot Santa for another year.