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Egg on My Face

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Egg

I was reading the egg-cyclopedia for an un-egg-spected egg-sam when an egg-cellent and egg-stravagant thing happened.  An egg-splosion of egg-normous proportions occurred so I used it as an egg-scuse to egg-splore.  I was preparing for an egg-sotic eggs-hibition on the egg-loo while performing an egg-speriment on the egg-spansion of egg-sercise.  I wanted to egg-spand my egg-straordinary and egg-stensive egg-splanation when I thought of an egg-sample.  Nothing is too egg-streme of an egg-splanation.  Remember it’s important to egg-ercise your brain and go to egg-stensive lengths to egg-spress yourself in egg-stremely egg-citing ways.  Always be egg-sact and egg-spand on egg-samples so people get egg-cited about your topic.  That way they will be sad when you egg-sit and think you’re an egg-spert on everything.  Being egg-spressive with your egg-splanation is egg-istential to being an egg-sperienced person.  It’s egg-silarating.  There will be an egg-samination later so pay egg-stra attention.  If you egg-sist for an egg-ceptional eggs-change you will feel egg-uberant and will therefore egg-sist for a purpose.

Happy Easter!

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Rzeznik Tattoos Realized

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The Dream

The Dream

One of my all time favorite paintings is Picasso‘s The Dream.  I just realized today that one of my all time favorite bands, The Goo Goo Dolls lead singer, Johnny Rzeznik, has The Dream on his right upper arm.  I love the painting for what it says to me – it shows the woman with her head to the side “dreaming”.  I have always seen it as soothing and an “emptying out” of the days events.  Wiping the slate clean if you will.  I wonder if Johnny feels this way.  Here’s a little bit of what Johnny says about his many tattoos, including The Dream.

YouTube Rzeznik – I will warn you this video ends rather abruptly.  Sorry – not my fault

Go to hotstufftattoos to see the artist who has done many of Johnny’s tattoos

See my earlier post Goo Goo Over Rzeznik here.

Rzeznik's The Dream

Rzeznik’s The Dream

 

Marilyn’s LIFE

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I have mentioned before I own an original copy of the June 22, 1962 Life magazine which has the Marilyn “skinny dip.”  On the cover of this magazine another tag line is “Cancer May Be Infectious”.  The magazine goes on to publish a 5 page article on how cancer is or may be infectious.  If any of you would like a copy of these pages, please let me know and I can get them to you.  There are many interesting things in the magazine, but the ads are some of the most interesting.  The cigarette ads and how glamourous smoking seems and the makeup advertisements.

Since the pictures were so controversial they were neatly tucked on page 87 of 92 pages in the June, 1962 Life.  Here are actual shots of the 4 page article.

Page 1 Marilyn article from Life

Page 1 Marilyn article from Life

Picture opposite text (above)

Picture opposite text (above)

LIfe's version of the "centerfold"

LIfe’s version of the “centerfold”

Page 3 of article (paragraph one)

Page 3 of article (paragraph one)

Page 3, paragraph 2

Page 3 of article (paragraph two)

Page 3 of article (paragraph 3)

Page 3 of article (paragraph 3)

Page 3 in its entirety

Page 3 in its entirety

Page 4 text

Page 4 text

Page 4 in its entirety

Page 4 in its entirety

I hope you enjoyed seeing the original article from the 1962 Life magazine.  If something isn’t clear, let me know, and I will clarify it.  Happy reading.

Photos by Lawrence Schiller

See my other Marilyn posts at:

Magnificent Marilyn published March 20, 2012

More Marilyn published April 29, 2012

Spring Into Vera Neumann published April 30, 2012

Marilyn Misunderstood published May 14, 2012

More Marilyn Mania published May 23, 2012

Marilyn Memories Magnified published May 30, 2012

Big Love to Listen

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Buckingham Nicks 1973

Buckingham Nicks album cover 1973

I heard *Big Love and **Go Insane today. Seeing them performed reminded me of the extreme talent of Lindsey Buckingham. Such beautiful guitar playing. Did you know he didn’t have guitar lessons and doesn’t read music?  That’s amazing to me!

Below I have included the lyrics to Big Love and a link to one of the best live YouTube video of the song.

*Big Love

Looking out for love

In the night so still

Oh I’ll build you a kingdom

In that house on the hill

Looking out for love

Big, big love

You said that you love me

And that you always will

Oh, you begged me to keep ya

In that house on the hill

Looking out for love

Big, big love

(Oh, oh, oh, oh)

I wake up alone

With it all

I wake up

But only to fall

Looking out for love

Big, big love

Just looking out for love

Big, big love

[Instrumental + oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh, oh, uh…]

FADES OUT

*Suban theater Beverley Hills April 2011

I think we all know why he’s listed as one of the top 100 guitar players in the world.  One of the really great things about Lindsey is his passion for these songs and all the songs he does.  He puts himself into every song.  Doing that makes the song and his performances ever greater.

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac‘s most popular album (went platinum 19 times!), is written about most recently in a book entitled Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, by Ken Caillat. There is a fascinating history here and I can’t wait to read this book to see what else may be revealed. I guess at this point there’s not much left, but I like reading about Fleetwood Mac anyway.

**Go Insane (See live video of Go Insane)

Two kinds of people in this world

Winners… losers

I lost my power in this world

Cause I did not use it

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

Two kinds of trouble in this world

Living… dying

I lost my power in this world

And the rumors are flying

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

So I go insane

Like I always do

And I call your name

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you

She’s a lot like you…

Powerful song!  What does it mean?  I think it describes how he compares all the woman who have come in and out of his life since Stevie, but they all pale in comparison.  They’re a lot like her, but still not her.  Everyone says it’s also about his old girlfriend Carol Ann Harris and he feels regret about how the relationship ended.

**Phoenix, AZ, October 2011 Seeds We Sow tour


steal the sun from the sky for you . . .

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I didn’t get the Week 3 Lyrics Discussion out so here goes.  Here’s another one of my favorites.  I know a lot of you are saying Bon Jovi.  Really.?!  He is so 1980’s.  Well, guess what?  I AM so 1980’s.  He has a talent for the lyrics and I believe that talent shines through in these lyrics in particular.

I’ll Be There For You – written by Jon Bongiovi and Richard S. Sambora

I guess this time you’re really leaving

I heard your suitcase say goodbye

And as my broken heart lies bleeding

You say true love in suicide

You say you’ve cried a thousand rivers

And now you’re swimming for the shore

You left me drowning in my tears

And you won’t save me anymore

Now I’m praying to God

You’ll give me one more chance, girl

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

I know you know we’re had some good times

How they have their own hiding place

I can promise you tomorrow

But I can’t buy back yesterday

And baby you know my hands are dirty

But I wanted to be your valentine

I’ll be the water when you get thirsty, baby

When you get drunk, I’ll be the wine

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

And I wasn’t there when you were happy

I wasn’t there when you were down

I didn’t mean to miss your birthday, baby

I wish I’d seen you blow those candles out

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

© AGGRESSIVE MUSIC; BON JOVI PUBLISHING; SONY/ATV TUNES LLC; POLYGRAM INT. PUBL., INC;

My favorite lyrics from this song are these:

I’ll be there for you

These five words I swear to you (I love how I’ll be there for you is five words and the rhyming here.)

When you breathe I want to be the air for you

I’ll be there for you

I’d live and I’d die for you

Steal the sun from the sky for you

Words can’t say what a love can do

I’ll be there for you

I mean he’d “steal the sun from the sky for you.”  Wow.  How romantic!  Not sure how you’d go about doing that, but totally romantic and extremely high WOW factor.

Also these:

I’ll be the water when you get thirsty, baby

When you get drunk, I’ll be the wine

Ok.  I love this.  When I get drunk he’s the wine.  Whoa.  Okay.  Have you ever felt like that before?  How totally synced they must be.

These lyrics are classic to me.  Bon Jovi is an institution and he and the band speak to my college days and the many times I saw them and their long hair in concert.  This song remains one of the most romantic rock ballads of all time.  Any thoughts?  Total denials?

And I have to say he’s held up pretty well.  Don’t you think?

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

Lovely Levine Lyrics

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I didn’t get the Week 2 Lyrics Discussion out so here goes.  Here’s another one of my favorites.  Lyrics are great and so is the talent.  Slash and Adam Levine are great together.

Gotten – Slash and Levine

(songwriters:  Adam Levine and Saul Hudson)

So nice to see your face again

Tell me how long has it been

Since you’ve been here

(since you’ve been here)

You look so different than before

You’re still the person I adore

Frozen with fear

All out of love but I take it from the past

All out of words cause I’m sure it’ll never last

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Maybe it’s a bitter wind

That chilled from the pacific rim

That brought you this way

(brought you my way)

Do not make me think of him

The way he touched your fragile skin

That haunts me every day

I’m out of love but I can’t forget the past

I’m out of words but I’m sure it’ll never last

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Like I’ve never been gotten before

[Slash Solo]

So nice to see your face again

But tell me will this ever end

Don’t disappear

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

And I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

Like I’ve never been gotten before

My favorite lyrics from this song are these:

I’ve been saving these last words for one last miracle

But now I’m not sure

I can’t save you if you don’t let me

You just get me like I’ve never been gotten before

and these are also the same lyrics I sing loudly from my car.

Also these:

So nice to see your face again

But tell me will this ever end

Don’t disappear

These lyrics speak for themselves.  I don’t know if it’s the combination of Slash and Adam Levine, but I feel Gotten is a wonderfully written and beautifully played song.  Thoughts?