Thursday, January 31, 2008

party time, step on it, pick up a dime...cool!

I had a very lovely weekend, and do you know what it resulted in? My brand new header!
I was hanging out with Nicola (http://nicolasvintageboutique.blogspot.com/) and Ally (as of yet, blogless, but give her time). Ally gave me a really rad white faux-fur vest, some cool vintage-looking shoes and a shirt that says "WELCOME TO MAD EIRA". Umm, exciting? Yes, I think so. But even more exciting was that I finally, finally watched two movies that I've been dying to watch for years...Performance and Valley of the Dolls.
They were both incredibly great, Performance was very strange, a bunch of sex scenes with some violence in between and lots of Mick Jagger at his finest! Valley of the Dolls was trashy as hell, but who isn't expecting that? It was great to see lovely Sharon in action.
The next day we went record shopping at the amazing record store The Turntable, where I bought Fleetwood Mac's Bare Trees and Betty Davis' They Say I'm Different.

Mmm, early pre-Stevie/Lindsay Fleetwood Mac. I love the cover, its so calming.

I've mentioned my mad love for Betty on this blog before, so you have an idea of how stoked I was.
Then, we were walking by some of those big wood panels they use to cover construction sites, and in my town, we cover those wood panels with quotes from famous poets, etc. and guess what quote I saw? That's right, Allen Ginsberg's ashcan rantings and kind king light of mind (for more on why my blog is named that, see http://psychedelicmess.blogspot.com/2007/06/and-kind-king-light-of-mind.html). Well, actually Nicola saw it, and took a couple great polaroids, one of me with the quote and one of the quote by itself...behold! A new header is born.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awesome header!

Heather said...

I love your new header! I still need to see Valley of the Dolls but I loved the book.

jayne said...

that header and the story behind it are unbelievably awesome!

Sister Libby said...

Wow, that is clearly the coolest header story I have ever heard.

riz said...

you are a true beatnik...the only person i have come across that is really dedicated to this period. are you into poetry in general. i read your post aboue ginsberg, though i confess to not having read much of his stuff

Wendy said...

Love the new header and polaroids are awesome!

lily said...

great story to a great picture

coco said...

I love that header!!! It is really pretty how it's presented!

Molly ;) said...

The header is extremely chic.
Love the blog, as always.
Molly xo.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

you are not the first person to have probs with my blog, not sure what was up with it but so glad you could come and visit again! yeah!!! I just watched valley of the dolls the other day too, I loved all the trashiness and trashy theme music.

maya said...

I adore your header and the best thing is it's completely unique.

bronwyn said...

Wow, that was a stroke of luck - amazing new header!

hannah said...

love the header. its wicked.

peace

Aisha said...

Beautiful header. Really nice. The pictures are just too pretty.

labelllefille said...

I've been meaning to read Valley of the Dolls for some time now. Cool new header!

Cate said...

your new header is very cool! love your hair by the way ^^ the clothes that Ally gave you sound really cool, wanna have them... ;)
"valley of the dolls" was trashy as hell - yeah, i thought that much ^^
that you saw the ascan rantings quote is really cool, what a coincidence - and a perfect header.

Katelin said...

Oh I love the new header!

LBIC said...

I love your new header! And Valley of the Dolls was a way better book than it was a movie, you should check it out if you haven't already.