what's your mode of transport?
mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.
mine is you.
i like fridays, rainy days, proud cats, black & white photographs, children's books, short stories and movies that most people would never see. Music serves me justice on sad days (Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons are gems) and genuine smiles are a must-have.
my heart is like an open highway
1:06:00 PMbop to the top
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Ahh. The wonders of facebook. Why bother with a blog right, when i have the photos splashed left right and centre online.
But. Let ME tell YOU what's not in there. There're no photos over my current obsession on everything-that-has-to-do with Bon Jovi (did you know that Jon Bon Jovi's been married to his high school sweetheart for over 20 years? Plus, he's really one of the smartest, nicest & generous musicians on the planet- he does philanthropic work behind his own Philadelphia Soul American Football team and is an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity. Plus, he was really damn good-looking when he was younger. Actually, he still is damn good-looking though. Okay, I know I'm seriously gushing over guys who're 25 years older than me, but they, among the many rock groups of the 80s, are still surviving & thriving).
They're so under-rated among critics that it's silly. Like hello. Rock-to-the-ass anthems like Livin' On a Prayer ("take my hand & we'll make it i swear"), ("shot to the heart & you're to blame cos...") You Give Love a Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive, Always, Never Say Goodbye, I'll Be There For You etc etc etc are still classics. And of course, It's My Life & Have a Nice Day.
Here's Bon Jovi's take on the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends". Forgive his hair, this was in 1993. But OMG listen to Jon's voice. And Richie's guitar solos. and Tico on the DRUMS. THE EFFING DRUMS MAN HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THE EFFING DRUMS.
Neither can there be any photos to explain how much i loveloveLOVE Sugarland's incredibly soulful music. I used to detest country music but not anymore though. And nothing, NOTHING, can compare to watching Jennifer Nettles perform LIVE. "Stay" & "Just Might (Make Me Believe)" by Sugarland are on my playlist- both on replay mode.
I think it's when artists sound better live than on the CD that hallmarks the coming of truly awesome musicians. So give me Beyonce or Carrie Underwood any day. But no lip-syncing Ashlee Simpson for me please, thanks.