Sunday, December 14, 2014

Just Do It

I need to write. I know...I always say that and then I blow it off. I get a lot of ideas to write about and then when I try to put them in print, I get too caught up in making it sound right. Maybe it would help if I do drafts when I get a thought and then expand on them later. We'll see...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blog Resolution...Again

Time to start blogging again.

I am now in Schaumburg, IL which is one of the many northwest suburbs of Chicago. I've only actually been into Chicago one time since I came here the end of August.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Song Meaning Swap

So, today (actually Wednesday) is the first day I've felt "good" for almost 3 weeks and have pretty much been in bed for the last 2 weeks except a couple of days here and there. I was starting to get depressed and then started to wonder if I was more depressed (and lazy) than sick. I finally decided last night to go to the ER, because I was starting to wonder if I was ever actually going to get better. Considering my health history, it's not that far fetched.

So, I went to the ER and guess what? I'm sick. Some heavy duty IV antibiotics, a shot of steroids and 6 prescriptions and today I feel 90% better. I've been staying away from the grandkids, because I know there's some crud going around and I definitely didn't want to make them sick. (I don't have that crud.) So today, I've been excited that I can see them without that worry.

I was driving to H-ville to get my scripts filled, listening to my iPod/iPhone with the grandkids on my mind and this song comes on. I've heard it a million times. It was played in the movie Thelma and Louis, so I've heard it as a friendship or love song. Today, this song brought tears to my eyes thinking of my grandbabies. So, now I will always think of them when I hear this song. This will be "our" song.

For Jeremy and Kati and Alexah and Makena.

"...I look at you, your whole life stands before you
I look at me and I'm running out of time
Time has brought us here to share these moments
To look for somethin' we may never find
Until we find the bridge across forever
Until this grand illusion brings us home
You and I will always be together
From this day on you'll never walk alone
You're a part of me, I'm a part of you
Wherever we may travel, whatever we go through..."

Time To Start Blogging Again

I haven't blogged in almost 2 years. I have a few on my mind, but it'll take some time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Job Anxiety

It's that time again. Less than 2 weeks left of my current assignment. Will this be one of the times I go straight into another assignment or will I have a gap? I have 2 prospective assignments that are perfect, but those are usually short-lived...fingers crossed. I don't stress too much, because there's always work for me. It's just a matter of location and...well mostly location. With summer coming, I have to plan ahead for days off 3 months at a time and it's not always easy to know when I want a vacation. :-)

Book Abandonment

I have too many new books to read. I started Patti Boyd's book, but have now started this one. I had forgotten how hard Barney Hoskyns is to read. It's a good history, but he writes in long sentences, inside of sentences, with big words. I have to re-read them sometimes to figure out where it started. I love, love, love reading about LA music history, so I'll disect sentences like I am back in English class to get through this one.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tattoo Me

I've got the fever...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Current Read

Wonderful Tonight: An Autobiography
Pub. Date: August 2007

An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rock Tour: Hollywood & Laurel Canyon! with Pamela Des Barres

Back in January, 2010, I had the opportunity to go on this tour and they just happened to be filming VH1's Rock Doc "Let's Spend the Night Together: Confessions Of Rock's Greatest Groupies".

Pamela Des Barres was a member of the GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) an all girl group of rock groupies, mentored and produced by Frank Zappa. Their album Permanent Damage is considered a classic and a very collectible hunk of vinyl. After several years as an actress in commercials, soaps and movie bit parts, she started writing about her madcap days as “the world’s most famous groupie,” chronicling her relationships with rockers such as Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Page and Keith Moon in I’m With the Band . She followed that 1987 New York Times Best Seller with the sequel, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart- A Groupie Grows Up, in 1992. Rock Bottom – Dark Moments in Music Babylon was published by St. Martin’s Press in 1997, and her most recent offering, Let’s Spend the Night Together –Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies came out in 2007, and has just been published in paperback, along with her second memoir.
~ From Pamela Des Barres' Website ~

Pamela Des Barres' Website

The picture above was taken in front of what used to be The Hullabaloo Club, now Nickelodeon On Sunset. The taking of this picture was also a part of VH1's Rock Doc "Let's Spend the Night Together: Confessions Of Rock's Greatest Groupies", my 2 seconds of fame. haha You can watch the Supertrailer here...

VH1's Rock Doc "Let's Spend the Night Together: Confessions Of Rock's Greatest Groupies"

We went to all of the '60s and '70s groupie "hot spots".

The Palladium...

The Troubadour...

Frank Zappa's house, now gone, sorry no picture.

The Canyon Country Store in Laurel Canyon...

Jim Morrison's house...

The apartment next door to Jim's (behind, showing above the cleaners), where Miss Pamela lived the first time she met him...

Chris Hillman's house (one of the original members of The Byrds and then the Flying Burrito Brothers). The house is gone, but stood on the foundation showing at the right side of this picture...

Breathtaking view of LA from there...

And of course, The Whisky...

We visited the house of a friend of Pamela's, across the street and behind the Whisky, called The Boogie House...

Pamela Des Barres and the VH1 camera crew girls...

The Whisky, from the balcony of The Boogie House...

Miss Pamela reading about good times at The Whisky...

Reading about Jim Morrison...

Trying to re-create the GTOs pose in front of The Whisky...

And of course, I took my books with me...

I had such a good time on this tour. I'm a total LA rock 'n' roll history freak and it was awesome to actually be at the places where the music started, that paved the way for today's rock music.

Blog Slacker...AGAIN

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a year since I've blogged. I always say I'm going to start blogging regularly, but I'm such a slacker and sometimes life just gets in the way. I'll try again and we'll see what happens...