Posts tagged “bananarama

It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better…

 Today I have thrown away what looks like about 5000 pieces of paper, mostly music and old lesson plans, into the recycling of course. I now have a desk that once again looks like the robbers have been into the place and seriously trashed it. The problem with any type of renewal is that it often takes a turn for the worse before it gets better.

A bit like the old toxin clear out, where you eat apples for three days and feel utterly wretched for as long – the same can be true of all decorating projects. I usually start any clearing, painting and decorating project with a surge of enthusiasm, followed by a feeling of  complete desperation as the flat or room looks like Trinny the Tornado came to town. The same thing happens when I decide to have a ‘bit of a clutter clear’.  If I did this every week, the problem would not be so bad, but August tends to be the time, I have time, so I am in the middle of some serious doldrums. As I type this I am holding my elbows in for fear of another pile of   papers, old books, music, plastic folders, old bills comes crashing at my feet….argh the list goes on…just found a mandolin under a pile of rubbish!

Continue the mantra and breathe….it gets worse before it gets better…. breathe….it gets worse before it gets better….. breathe….it gets worse before it gets better.

SONG OF THE DAY – Robert De Niro’s Waiting

It is Robert De Niro’s Birthday so a bit of Bananarama…ha ha! One of them ( the one in the middle) uses the same gym as me…and years ago we stood side by side in the VIP Limelight bar sipping cocktails…talking about the fact that some bloke  I knew who produced their later records thought we looked like sisters…she don’t know me from Adam. He said they could sing ok and did everything in one take. So Happy Birthday Robert De Niro and well done Bananarama.

Photo Challenge of The Week – ONe

I know you are supposed to do the photo challenge of the week once but I have decided to do it 3 times that’s the kind of gal I am. No respect for conventions.
Also I have taken about 1000 photos this week so I have a lot to share. This bench really took my fancy, and I put a small picture of a pair few days ago. I love the ornate & timelessness of it, and also the sad fact that it is chained to its post, as well as bolted, so obviously something worth stealing. The idea of being solitary and always looking out to sea – if the seat was alive it would feel so lucky to have such a wonderful ever changing view of nature, but perhaps there would be a mountain of pain inside due to the imprisonment of being locked and left in one place. No chance of going on a boat ride or to the amusement arcades. So the seat is a full time watcher, supporter, not a doer or instigator. There.

SONG OF THE DAY –Well it would have to be a song about chains as I have already done Otis Reading ‘sitting on the dock of the bay’ as one of my songs of the day, and Robots in Disguise’Chains’ has already been done…..mmmmmmm ok got it!

Eurythmics-(love you like a ) Ball and Chain

I have a complete love hate thing going with Annie Lennox as we were travelling along the same musical path roughly the same time ( she is a few years ahead of me)  except she got there first so everyone used to say I reminded them vocally of her. At one time after I had worked with a particularly sickening heavy metal band and decided to give up rock n’ roll I got a job washing up ( I suppose 20 was a bit young to retire) in a Cafe in Camden Town called Georges Cafe where loads of pop musicians came in, like Dave and Annie, Bananarama, Madness, Funboy Three for Georges mum’s pies. Once Dave Stewart came into the kitchen and played George a demo of a new track he and Annie were working on and let me listen to it too. I was so shy …that could have been a great moment for piping up ‘I sing ….can I come and sing with you!’ but I kept quiet, listened to the track for a few seconds and handed back the headphones.

Annie only lives up the road and I always thought we could have a lot to chat about as we spent so many years living so close together and doing musical stuff that was often similar. Also I suppose one of the things you sacrifice being a huge name is that you must find it difficult to make real new friends who are not also in the same world as you. bla bla