Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Legend: Penny Lane Edition

Recently while having a conversation with a friend, I was given a second-hand piece of info, originally asserted by a highly pompous individual, who thinks he knows shit about shit. Well, this info didn't quite sit well with me, and being the annoying and badgering person that I am, I did a little bit of internet research. Well thank you to this person for leading me directly to a gold mine of incredible knowledge and the discovery of my real-life muses/idols. This woman is the fucking legend. This is Penny Lane, in real life.

Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, & Bebe Buell
Bebe & Billy Idol

Bebe & Svit Bators
Bebe & Elvis Costello

Bebe & Iggy Pop
Bebe & Joan Jett

Bebe, Todd Rundgren, & Alice Cooper

Bebe Buell:
an American fashion model and singer, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. She is known for dating rock musicians, and her social relationships with musical and cultural icons across four decades. She is actress Liv Tyler's mother from a brief relationship with Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler. She developed an interest in dating musicians when she was sixteen, and since has been linked to a large number rockstars including Mick Jagger, John Waite, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Joey Ramone, Barry Cowsill, David Cassidy, Todd Rundgren, Jim Wallerstein, etc.

Monday, 17 September 2012

My love for you was bulletproof but you're the one who shot me.

You're name - one syllable that means everything and absolutely nothing. Something as common as you are rare, I can't even speak it out loud anymore. My mouth is so bitter from all the nonsensical words you've spit inside of me.

It was sometime last winter when you really fucked me up. It was the very silence, the very avoiding of intimacy that loomed through the air; when you were merely a sentence in the back of my head and a silly thought that seemed so farfetched. It burdened me to my core.

I wrote you a letter saying "It's cold in Alaska, you know, and I miss you." But of course I never did send it.

It was probably the way I could close my eyes and feel our silhouettes in the dark once again, folded into each other so perfectly and imperfectly. I've had the song you played on repeat in my head ever since. We both lied about a lot, but I was being honest when I said it was perfect.

I guess I was foolish to think we could ever be anything more than a fleeting moment; two trains passing in the dark, a missed call at midnight, awkward eye-contact from across the room that meant more than anyone would dare put into words.

It's been almost one year. I wonder if you realize that.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Just Kids.

"Nobody sees like we do."

'Just Kids' by Patti Smith. Everyone must read this.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Fall Look.

With a new season rapidly approaching, some of my friends have been mentioning talk of their "Fall Look." A half serious, half joking concept.... essentially what this refers to is embodying and channeling certain eras, idols, movies, artist, etc into your personal appearance for this upcoming season. One friend even said that she thought I was going for a "90's inspired Janis Joplin." I can pretty much say that that's the best compliment ever. So with no further adieu... here's some inspiration for my Fall Look.