Monday, March 23, 2009

i am not of your world. hold still, baby, i wont do you no harm - i think i'll be good to you

My third tag post in a row, but I've been seeing this one around and secretly hoping someone would tag me for it. Diana to the rescue!

The rules:
With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in:
1 picture
1 poem
1 song or piece of music
1 phrase or quote
1 item of clothing
1 place
1 Disney princess

Picture: It took me a long time to figure this one out - and that's true for most of the parts of this fantastically deep tag - but I finally settled on this picture of Funkadelic. It's quirky, interesting, not really funny but not really serious, colourful, retro, there's a Native American headdress and pinstriped pants, and I'm now fiending to relax on that hill. Also, there's some guy climbing a tree.

Because I'm not personally that into poetry, I'd rather use the lyrics to a George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars song called "Because/The Last Time Zone"
The lyrics really are more like spoken word than an actual song, and I've always found this song to be so intensely beautiful. Because the song is pretty obscure, I haven't been able to find a copy of the lyrics on the Internet. Here they are, as best as I can figure them out:

the moon is quiet
and here i exist in the next phase of the final unrest
no one ever filled me in with a clue
but my mind has worked its way
at sunrise
as i awaken
into a deep dream
im free

i can see the break of day coming through my window
feel your body next to mine sends my soul away

now what was next?
was i to lay up and die? or just stalemate
in the next time zone
i slip into some cd screen player with no vision

i thought daybreak was my high
until the day i met you in the crack of dawn

is a brighter day just some old holographic insert?
i see it now that you're not really there

i have always imagined my love for you to be the displacement of my wandering mind

i stroll around in your head
lots of shit that can't be said stopping me
it's just the last time zone

mother terror, you are the world to me
and in time to come, you will discover my love for you

i thought the daybreak, i thought the daybreak
was my high

you are the only place i can put my feet
without you as a base, where can i stand?
somewhere in the last time zone, flash is the motivation
and in the midst of this awakening, i loosen the pus from my eyes to see another day
i thank god for youbut i also apologize on behalf of me and my kind
for disappointing maintenance and painful care of your beauty
for so long, i have yearned to die and again resurrect my head on your breast
my rebirth
mother earth

welcome to the last time zone

Because-The Last Time Zone - George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars

I guess it's kind of cheating to have two songs, but the last one was really about this lyrics, and this ones more about the song in it's entirety! It's the first song from the first Funkadelic album: "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?"

Mommy, Whats a Funkadelic? - Funkadelic
"Let me kiss your mind. Let me slide a yard of tongue down your throat; there's nothing wrong with that - merely a kiss. Or is everyone afraid to say kiss me, baby?"
"Dedicated to the feeling of good - and, baby, I'm good at being good"
"Let me play with your emotions, for nothing is good unless you play with it"
"What's so nasty about funky music? Feels good to me"
"We don't need no words, just feelings"
"I was cool but I had no groove. But now? Fly on, baby. Fly on, cause I got it"

"There are only two ways to live. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is"
-Albert Einstein

Item of clothing:
Tough call but I'll give it to this stunningly beautiful caftan I'm selling on my online vintage store. For one thing, it's my favourite colour (electric blue), it has a fantastic ethnic print and richly colourful designs.

I really love London, San Francisco and New Mexico, but I guess the place I relate to the most is my hometown: Victoria, BC. Its a fantastic mix of gorgeous natural beauty and exciting city life (I sound like a travel brochure, I know, but I am pathetically in love with Victoria).

Disney princess:
I asked Nicola to help me on this one and she suggested Princess Jasmine. This was obviously thrilling as Jasmine is the most awesome Disney princess of all. According to her Wikipedia page, she is "shown to be brave, intelligent, strong, independent, fiery, and charitable. She can also be quite cunning." I do love the word "cunning". Also Nicola said she could picture me in her outfit, and I could too.

This was the best tag ever.


Jill said...

Great, interesting post. Love the caftan.

Sarah Von said...

Oh my but that caftcan is amazing! How can you part with such an amazing piece!? Especially when you look like a total goddess in it?

Mimi said...

What a fun tag!

My oh my, you look amazingly stunning in electric blue :]

I can see you as princess Jasmine, perfect fit


this wheel's on fire said...

you know what's funny? i thought about tagging you, but i didn't because usually i think of you as not liking tags too much, and then i just realized you did a few in a row...silly me! i'm glad you did this though. love it :D

Allison said...

Ah, this is so fun. And all of your answers seemed so "you." (I say this as if I know you outside of blogging!). I really love tags like this and absolutely loveee getting to know people a little better through things like this!
And that picture of the bridge from Victoria is crazy gorgeous. I can definitely see why it's your favorite place!

jayne said...

oo Jasmine is my favorite too! and great einstien quote

Diana said...

yay! i love this tag and you made this far more interesting.

ROBOTS said...

very cool post!

Twobreadsplease said...

I love this. Albert Einstein was such a baaabe. x

Keith said...

Hey Molly. That was really cool. I hope you're doing well. I had planned to take a hiatus from blogs. I had thought it might be up to a month, but I changed my mind. It's much shorter. Take care. Cheers!

Diana said...

i just awarded you!

copperoranges said...

i'm mad because two of the people i tagged havent done it yet! i think it's a great survey as well .. very revealing.

Eddie said...

Hey Molly love. I LURVED that you chose George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars as your poem. The lyrics are quite exquisite.

Is that you Molly darling? I'm floored. Is that my luscious in blue?


Besitos para siempre...

PS. That little bridge from Victoria is serene and beautiful. I can picture us chatting there. said...

ahhh I'm back. I can't leave things for too long. I always feel like I'm missing out on things... lol. I'm a child! :P
Lovely post as usual. If I had to be a disney princess, I would probably be... Belle from Beauty and the Beast [not because I'm outrageously good looking and you know she is too [bahahah!] but because she likes the books, and I like them too. lol]
Anyway, grade 12? wow. you decided what you're going to do next year? or just taking it chillaxed like? :)

WAT said...

I will have to give in now to Funkadelic. You make them sound so amazing, and I'm sure I've got a tune or two of their in my head, prolly through modern hip-hop samples as well!

You look so delicious in your caftan! Extraordinary!