Tied To The Whipping Post

1 Oct

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My friends tell me
That I’ve been such a fool.
And I have to stand down and take it babe,
All for lovin’ you.
I drown myself in sorrow
As I look at what you’ve done.
Nothin’ seems to change.
Bad times stay the same
And I can’t run.

Sometimes I feel
Like I’ve been tied
To the whipping post.
Good Lord I feel like I’m dyin.’

Song by Gregg Allman

Rolling Stone and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consider Whipping Post of the 500 best songs of all time.

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman is a wonderful CD.

Be Kind

29 Sep

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. — Gloria Vanderbilt

Self-portrait by Gloria Vanderbilt. Be sure to read the book that she wrote with her son, Anderson Cooper, called The Rainbow Comes and Goes.

Look, you can buy her paintings!

Make A Little Trouble

27 Sep

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“Whatever you chose, whatever roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there.” — Nora Ephron

Be The Heroine!

25 Sep

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“Be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron

Hot Tramp, I Love You So!

15 Sep
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David Bowie painting Present Future Accepted – 1995

Rebel Rebel, you’ve torn your dress
Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess
Rebel Rebel, how could they know?
Hot tramp, I love you so!

Song Rebel Rebel by David Bowie.

We Look Divine

15 Sep

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Hey babe, your hair’s alright.
Hey babe, let’s go out tonight.
You like me, and I like it all.
We like dancing and we look divine.

Song Rebel Rebel by David Bowie.

We’ll Buy Some Drugs

13 Sep

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With you by my side, it should be fine.
We’ll buy some drugs and watch a band,
Then jump in the river holding hands.

Song Candidate by David Bowie.

I’ll Steal Every Moment

11 Sep

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I’m glad that you’re older than me;
Makes me feel important and free.
Does that make you smile? Isn’t that me?
I’m in your way, and I’ll steal every moment.

Song Sweet Thing by David Bowie.

Get It Here

9 Sep
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Los Angeles, 1974.

If you want it, boys, get it here, thing.
‘Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing.

Song Sweet Thing by David Bowie.

The Centre Of Things

7 Sep

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Will you see that I’m scared and I’m lonely?
So I’ll break up my room and yawn, and I
Run to the centre of things.

Song Sweet Thing by David Bowie.

It’s Safe In The City

5 Sep
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OMG. I love his shoes. Wish I were in the front row.

It’s safe in the city to love in a doorway.

Song Sweet Thing by David Bowie.

Shot in 1974 at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre.

Pin Ups

3 Sep

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David Bowie didn’t write any of the songs for this cover album. I loved all the songs. I listened to it endlessly on my record player when I lived in California. I remember painting Twiggy in my art class when I was 17. I don’t know where the original acrylic is; I think I destroyed it.

twiggy painting

Come Out Of The Garden

1 Sep

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Come out of the garden, baby.
You’ll catch your death in the fog.
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs.

Song Diamond Dogs by David Bowie.

Diamond Dogs album cover art painted by Guy Peellaert.

Your Living End

30 Aug

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When the clothes are strewn
don’t be afraid of the room.
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress.
She will be your living end.

Song Lady Grinning Soul by David Bowie. Written about Claudia Lennear.

Another Grinning Soul

28 Aug

She’ll come, she’ll go.
She’ll lay belief on you.
Skin sweet with musky oil—
The lady from another grinning soul.

Song Lady Grinning Soul by David Bowie. Written about Claudia Lennear.

 

She Loves Him

19 Aug

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She loves him…she loves him—but just for a short while.
She’ll scratch in the sand—won’t let go of his hand.

Song The Jean Genie by David Bowie

Like A Man

17 Aug

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Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile.

Song The Jean Genie by David Bowie

Rise Up

15 Aug

 

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One day (though it might as well be someday) you and I will rise up all the way all because of what you are: The Prettiest Star.

Song The Prettiest Star by David Bowie; written for Angie Bowie. She helped him get his career started. They were together for 11 years. Her book Backstage Passes is full of interesting anecdotes of their life together.

A Sunny Smile

13 Aug

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“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald

You’re Smiling Now

4 Aug

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Perhaps you’re smiling now—
smiling through this darkness.

Song Time by David Bowie.

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