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Bare with me

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Baby let me be, your lovin teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck, and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be your teddy bear.

I don’t wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don’t wanna be a lion
Cause lions aint the kind
You love enough.
Just wanna be, your teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight

I enjoy both cuddles and nakedness, but the image illustrating this post sums it up for me. I’ve got a newsclipping of it ever since I went to a Takashi Murakami exhibition a few years ago.
Look at all the details. You can also imagine the friction burns on her knees if you want.
Ah, nostalgia: it takes me back to my teens watching lotsa Hentai and preferring the purple-haired dolls to the girls around me. Hmmm…

Anyway, for more info on the artist and the Superflat movement click here.

Now let’s stick with cuddly and run with it some more.

You’re not the only cuddly toy
that was ever enjoyed
by any boy

You’re not the only choo choo train
that was left out in the rain
the day after Santa came

You’re not the only charity light
that was left in the night
who gave up without a fight, yeah

You’re not the only cuddly toy
that was ever enjoyed
by any boy

You’re not the kind of girl to tell your mother
the kind of company you keep
I never told you that I’d love no other
you must have dreamed it in your sleep…

Cuddly Toy was a hit for the Monkees in the sixties but Nilsson’s acoustic demo is so much better.

OK, “bare with me” we still have one last track. Not a real surprise but it allows me to move back from my teens to my childhood.

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin’ about it…

Those were my words of wisdom for the day. And here’s Louis Armstrong’s version as a parting gift.

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December 22, 2011 at 11:53


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Isn’t it a pity
Now, isn’t it a shame
How we break each other’s hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other’s love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn’t it a pity

Just finished watching Scorsese’s latest music documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. This track popped up during the Pattie Boyd / Eric Clapton situation. The DVD is available locally. In the meantime, watch the trailer below. Or download Elliott Smith’s gorgeous cover.

And now, we switch to the Marvelettes’ Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead

When you give more than you get, you’re in danger (you’re in danger)
You may find that you’re in love with a stranger (with a stranger)
For who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men?
It’s vanity, insanity to play when you can’t win
When you find that you’re losing, it’s time to get on moving
‘Cause there’s danger: heartbreak dead ahead

It only takes one second, girl, to learn (to learn)
That playing with fire will get you burned (get you burned)
Now girl, don’t you be foolish
They say that love is blind, but it’s clear as the highway sign
That reads “Danger: heartbreak dead ahead”
Heartbreak dead ahead

Read the sign, girl; you’d better mind, girl
Yeah, danger: heartbreak dead ahead

Once the lying starts, start packing up your heart
Listen to me, girl
When there’s nothing to be gained, don’t keep goin’ on in vain
‘Cause there’s danger: heartbreak dead ahead
I said there’s danger, I said there’s danger

And then comes Harry Nilsson’s answer

You’re breakin’ my heart
You’re tearin’ it apart
So fuck you!

And Zappa’s beautiful Finale

You say you can’t live with what you been through
Well, ladies you can be an asshole too
You might pretend you aint got one on the bottom of you
But don’t fool yourself girl, it’s lookin’ at you
Don’t fool yourself girl, it’s winkin’ at you
Don’t fool yourself girl, it’s blinkin’ at you
That’s why I say, “I’m gonna ram it, ram it, ram it ram it up your poop chute”

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November 17, 2011 at 21:16


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Fouad Elkoury

I love the sea. When I went there a few days ago it looked a bit like this Fouad Elkoury picture. I always thought it was taken at Sporting. Turns out it was taken at Ajram. same/same…

Nagat al Saghira – Ana Be3shak el Bahr (I adore the sea) – نجاة الصغيرة انا بعشق البحر

I thought of posting the lyrics but then I realized English would really spoil it. It’s just an amazing song.

On the same note…

Grizzly Bear – Deep Blue Sea

You should go and BUY the charity album this song is taken from. It’s called “Dark was the Night” and it’s got great covers by some of the best artists from the Alternative/Indie scene.

And now, we end with a song that probably inspired The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea”, at the very least musically and thematically.
I discovered it today. I’ll be listening to it in less than an hour, by the seaside with an ice-cold beer.

Down by the sea
That’s where we wanted to be
With nothing to do

Down by the sea
Don’t tell me that is what
You wanted to do

We sold the house the car the tv the dog
Hopin’ we were on our way

Down by the sea
Don’t tell me that is what
You wanted to do

We had the children in number
John phillip susan alice carol teddy bobby jenny
I think we had one too many

But i hope i’m not out of line

Now it’s forty years after the laughs at the wedding
And i’m dreading retirement what would i do?
The children are married

And now the big question is
Was it all worth it? and who buries who?
You bury me or i bury you?

So down by the seaside
From now until we’re parted
Each day brings us back where we started

Closer to seeing each other much closer
And closer to seeing dream come true
Don’t tell me that isn’t what you wanted to do

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October 15, 2011 at 12:22


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