Thursday, December 24, 2009

(#22) Tommy doesn't know what day it is!!!

I am completely unashamed to admit that Tommy is one of my top five favorite movies ever. I don't care if it's ridiculous and even The Who thought it was dumb, it's one of my faves.

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a giant poster of Roger Daltrey from the "Acid Queen" scene.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

(#21) Zoot Suit

So this website is pretty nifty:

You can pretty much design your own clothes and order them, and it doesn't run super expensive. I mean, I wouldn't buy seven pieces all at once, but for a special occasion it would definitely be a good idea especially if you're like me and dislike the current trend of every single dress in every single store being ovary-length. I mean, I like my upper thighs just fine, but I don't feel inclined to show them to everyone (or anyone, really) I come in contact with.

Anyway. It's a cool site.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

(#20) LAYLA!!

I'm pretty sure Pattie Boyd has one of the most interesting life stories in the world.

Let's see...
Childhood spent in KENYA

Modeled in London in the 1960s...sigh.

Yeah, that's her and Twiggy.

Was not only in A Hard Day's Night...

...but married ol' George Harrison...

...inspired one of the most romantic Beatles songs (and there are a lot of those) ever...
[that'd be "Something," by the way.]

...AND inspired one of the most desperately longing songs in rock history along with the album that came with it...

AND married Eric Clapton, God of the Guitar himself.
and probably lots of cool other stuff along the way.

Geez Louise, what have I been doing with my life?

I learned all this from this book, which I read a few months ago. It definitely could have been better, but it was still endlessly fascinating.