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Friday, January 06, 2006


This wasn't my best day. While I felt better than I've felt since New Year's Day, I found out that my employer decided to end my employment sooner than my resignation date. I can't really blame them. I would have ended me early too. I mean it just looks odd missing 3 days sick after giving your resignation notice. Anyway, this means that I am going to be short a week's pay that I was counting on. And, aside from one interview lined up for Monday -- I do not have any solid job prospects. And less than an hour after finding this out --- I got a call from my lawyer which was not exactly great news, but that is not something I can blog about.

I don't know. Despite my general opinion that it is all going to work out fine, I was frustrated.

So, finding myself somewhere between worried, pissed off and just sort of upset I turned to the solace of the David Bowie classic, "Life On Mars" --- but not by Mr. Bowie. No, during times like these I prefer my glam with a bit of a Broadway punch. Yes, I cranked up Barbra Streisand's cover of Bowie's existenial glam moment. Long before Miraha did her Butterfly "thang" -- Babs did her version of it. Babs went all funky on our ass in 1974.

I once read that Bowie was horrified by Barbra's cover of his Ziggy song ---

--- but, really, doesn't it sort of fit into the odd deminsions of the song itself? A song about selling out and creed being interpreted by the diva of all divas to an audience as far removed from Bowie's as possible. Doesn't that very concept play right into the point of the song?

At any rate, Babs sounds more pissed off and confused than Bowie and I like that... She's out for blood.

...all that 70's angst boiled over with hairspray, platform boots and press agents demanding that she become Hollywood. It just makes sense.

Now, Bab's covering Lennon and Bob Marley... Well, that is a whole other matter and one best not discussed. ...that was just wrong. Tho, kind of funny to listen to Babs crooning about rubbin' that guva jelly and doing her best primal scream within the context of "Mother' ---- but, still, just a wrong sonic move.

However, my day ended on a good note. I finally met a person with whom I've been correspondng for months -- an artist who just moved to San Francisco. We had a nice dinner. It was fun and he's cute to boot! A new friend for the new year! So, the day wasn't a total bust and Monday I've an interview --- I'm gonna make them love me! They will hire me, dammit!!!

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show,
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy,
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?
D. Bowie, but belted by B. Streisand, 1974

iPod Umemployed Shuffle:
"California" by Joni Mitchell
"I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
"One More Big Time Rock and Roll Star" by Stevie Nicks
"Deep Shag" by Luscious Jackson
"The Spankle Maker" by Cocteau Twins
"Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue
"Angel" by Massive Attack
"Carmelita" by Linda Rondstadt


Blogger Dessie said...


12:40 AM  
Blogger Karyn said...

Ah, crap.

Well, sod them, you're better off. Hang tight. There is a greater plan and you are part of it! Crucial to it, even.


6:16 AM  
Blogger ginab said...

Bowie should be horrified by those leg warmers and the obviousness of his tiny pecker.

Trying to be somewhat cryptic here, Matt...have you noticed a certain roly over on mine? I thought of you for great reasons I hope, hope, hope. Because you deserve the support and you're a great guy. Think of me as tu madre para uno momento. Looking out. Likewise, take Ing somewheres. Meet her somewheres. To be real.

7:24 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Dessie -- Thank you! Love a nice hug!

Karyn -- Yeah! You're so sweet. It will all be fine and for the best.

Gina -- LOL! Yes, David Bowie was impossibly cool but with many fashion issues as did many of that era! And, thank you! Yeah, I can't wait to meet ing! I think we were going to shoot for sometime next week. ...I'll have plenty of spare time! LOL!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

You're a minefield of musical information Matty! And you always find some great pics to post! Also, I don't think I've ever met someone with as much positivity as you. It's honestly very impressive. Keep your pecker up, as we say in Blighty!

4:16 PM  

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