“Happy anniversary, my love”,
And then I hear the paper rustle
And you begin to berate a comedian
Who you say has little talent,
Except you use a racial slur
That almost sours the milk in your tepid tea.
I try again,
Bring out the cake I spent six hours decorating,
Just me and the Beethoven radio performance,
My heart singing like a tiny bird.
You look up at me
With a quizzical look,
Remove your glasses
And sigh loudly.
Forty seven years
And in that slight cutting moment I hardly know you.
One of the things I love the most about the Grrrls With Guitars website, aside from how proud I am to be a contributor there, is that there is always something new to learn about and discover.
For example, this week I discovered the work of Nadia Rose, thanks to a feature by one of the best writers of them all, Everett True. Then after reading an excellent interview, I found myself loving Colour Me Wednesday, who not only have a great name and a cuttingly brilliant image, but tunes that can blow the doors off from ten miles away.
Want some playlist action? My friend and all around excellent writer Amelia Vandergast let’s you taste her venom with a Sh!tlist selection, which obviously begins with L7 but also includes my favourite Veruca Salt song and…well, I won’t spoil the rest but they are BANGERS, right?
Oh and if I may self promote, which as this is my blog, I feel I may, there is my look at the career of one of the greatest Riot Grrrl collectives, Huggy Bear.
Come visit us at http://www.grrrlswithguitars.com right now and bookmark us as we have so many delightful sights to show you soon. ❤
“Beauty is such a terrible thing.”
“I have one hip and I hurt all the time. But as long as these folks here say so, I will crawl down here on my hands and knees to give them one more memorable moment”
It is Wrestlemania season and the rumour mill is spinning like Charlotte’s Web! My favourite rumour is that Rey Mysterio may return to be Braun Strowman’s partner to take on The Bar in the tag team championship. This would certainly be a good pairing as Rey could perform all the high flying moves and then let the Monster come in, shout “BRAUUUUUUN!” and destroy whoever is left. New Tag Team Champions – Monster 619!
The other name being thrown around by the Internet, you know their games but oh the fun, is Hulk Hogan. Rumours persist that he is in talks to return and surely Wrestlemania is the place and hell, if the racist, sexist, homophobic asshole The Ultimate Warrior can still get traction at the fucking Hall Of Fame ceremony, then the publicly apologetic Hulk should surely get his iconic status back and where is better than the Showcase Of The Immortals? Or even better, have him come back to NXT and challenge Almas. Okay, I should sit down, Takeover is already going to be perfect, especially EC3, Ricochet and Adam Cole BAYBAY in a ladder match. <3.
I remember your pretty face, Little Silver,
You used to shine when you smiled my way
Even looking perfect when you walked out the door.
I try not to think of you anymore
But sometimes you enter my mind
And I feel warm and alive
And I look to the clouds and imagine you here,
A rainbow in my rainy sky.
When I was a kid, I LOVED the Rex Harrison Dr Dolittle and the Eddie Murphy ones made me guffaw occasionally, which is all I required from much-past-his-prime Murphy. I am certainly up for a return to the tale of Dolittle, especially with Robert Downey Jr in the role. He can make a movie entertaining just by turning up, so I hope he will have all the fun with this iconic character.
And look at the supporting cast! Emma Thompson as a parrot. Excellent. Selena Gomez as a giraffe. Excellent. JOHN CENA AS YOSHI. Yes! And not the first time Marion Cotillard has been a fox! If only Tom Holland was playing a spider this would be perfect. (I love Tom Holland!)
The Voyage Of Dr Dolittle arrives April 2019.