Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MacArthur Park

I am sure that some of you will recognize the song title, "MacArthur Park", originally written by Jimmy Webb and infamously recorded by Richard Harris in 1968.
I have heard some people remark that this composition is "genius".
Frankly, I did not get it then - I do not get it now - and I seriously doubt that I will get it in the future.
To me, the music and the lyrics are overwrought and annoying.
"Someone left the cake out in the rain..." Any one familiar with this piece will have instantaneous recall upon hearing a mere snippet of the lyrics.
I am of the opinion (and I realize that I am the minority voice here) that popular ("pop") music should not be overblown, fraught with angst and/or operatic. I believe that pop music should be entertaining, uplifting, inspiring, whimsical. After all, music has a direct impact on one's feelings and  outlook.
There is enough tragic drama in life, thank you very much.
Consider the words of Tom Petty: "Let Me Up - I've Had Enough".... my sentiments, exactly.  More accurately, my version would be "Lift Me Up - I've Had Enough".

Above is an acrylic and graphite painting of mine that depicts a vision of the way I wish the world to be skies, drifting clouds and a floating window through which anything is possible.
In Peace, Love and Understanding......

Monday, January 11, 2010

Paint It Black

I listened to Counting Crows "August and Everything Else" late this afternoon.
Big mistake!
Has anyone else noticed that Adam D. is clinically depressed? Sheesh! Pass the Zoloft! Oops....forgot - cannot drink with zoloft.
I have long held an impossible and politically incorrect theory that depression is a contagious - wait a minute - think about it........
Thank you.
What do you think?
Why are so many "anti" depressants being prescribed and consumed? Clinical depression is one thing......wanting "a little oblivion, Baby" is quite another.
Just to mix it up, I like oblivion - I also like feeling every little thing.
If I would confide those thoughts to a medical professional........they would label me bi-polar or something equally CRAZY.

Above is an image of a VERY LARGE and VERY OLD painting of mine....hell, I did not even know the meaning of the word, "depressed" at the time of this creation. I was so cool that "electrical tape" was mentioned as a legitimate media for this painting!
I do remember a college friend remarking that he was amazed at my "continual happiness".
How the years have changed fact, I now value very simple things as "happiness" - the sun shining, a bill that I can pay, a day without pain.
I now do indeed know the meaning of the word "depressed"...hope you are happy, Greg U!!!! Or was it Gregg?
Enough about me!
Please - someone arrange an intervention for Adam D!!!! I thought he lived in California and dated hot starlets.
For chrissakes......he is a Leo! If we cannot count on a Leo to have a sunny disposition, I suppose that we all need the chemicals.
Where did his sunshine go?
In Love, Light and Beauty...........

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Open up my head and let me out........."

More Dave Matthews............

Brilliant ........... and honest...
In Truth, Love and Beauty........

Musing.........Dave Matthews and Life's Longings......for Maureen, Creighton and Dagmar and all my Capricorns..

I have been listening to The Dave Matthews Band lately - I listen to them off and on - I wonder why they tour so much? Dave is a Capricorn (Happy Birthday, Dave!)..workaholic. Must be it. Caps are Goats that must CLIMB!!! Goats eat anything to survive! And they do survive - quite well....if depression does not get them.
I admire Capricorns.
These lyrics make me cry......I have slept an inordinate amount of time since my late husband died. He had Moon in Capricorn and a Capricorn Mother. That is heavy.
A Poet  once told me that the most horrific loss in life is the loss of love. Hmmm.........I wonder........what do you think?

Sleep To Dream Her lyrics

I know I'll miss her later
Wish I could bend my love to hate her
Wish I could be her creator
To twist her arms now

She stares up at the stars when
The stars fell from her hair then
I bent down to collect them
And then she was gone

Oh, I sleep just to dream her
I beg the night just to see her
That my only love should be her
Just to lie in her arms

Oh, I came there to find out
Find out she'd made up her mind, oh
My arms are all tied up
To me she was blind

This space between us
Where wingless dreams fall earless
Will you not bear me witness
With your back to me now

It seemed so unnerving
Still somehow deserving
That she could hold my heart so tightly
And still not see me here, oh

Oh, I sleep just to dream her
Beg the night just to see her
That my only love should be her
Just to lie in her arms

I know I'll miss her later
Wish I could bend my love to hate her
Wish I could be her creator
To be the light in her eyes

In Love, Light, and always -  Beauty