Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bal A Versailles

Recently I came across a surprising addition to the history of that bacchalicious wonder, Bal A Versailles. Long my favourite, this creamy juju floral with a civet purr had apparently inspired a song by olden golden Aus rockers, Cold Chisel.

Bal A Versailles
lyrics, Don Walker

Aliester Crowley
And Bar Shem Tov
Are lyin' in the alley
Too stoned to move
Them and Aristotle
Are playin' swy
For one tiny bottle
Of Bal-a-Versailles

Over the ocean
Over the sea
From out of east of Eden
To Terra Incognito
Anno Domini
Hits the libido

People say it's an animal thing
A whisper of alien air
People say you're a fool if you fall in love
I say yeah, yeah, yeah

Dogs are barking,
The caravanserai
Rolls on, through the night

People say all the usual things
Talkin' and kissin' the air
People say you're a fool if you fall in love
I say yeah, yeah, yeah

Reason for living
Reason to die
Take it as given

Dogs are barking,
The caravanserai
Rolls on, through the night

Now this was quite a surprise discovery. I haven't quite been able to wrap my head around this odd pairing, the Cheap Wine guys and this rich wonder of a 'fume who's 300+ ingredients once made it one of the most expensive perfumes you could buy. If anyone knows any more about Don Walker's song to this beauty I would love hear about it.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

"god for the godless"

An interesting site here . Quite a chocolate box of tales some with angsty centers and others a bit over chewy perhaps. Very moreish as each article is just long enough to read with a coffee, the perfect net break "I'll just read this interesting thingie before I return to my real world duties.."

I am more opinionated than I realised as I read many of these articles wanting to butt in and correct what I perceive to be a misconception on the author's part. "No that's not right... NO, you've got that skewed.. NO NO NO that's not what it means.." Eek. This site is full of fresh points of view that I haven't always had the priviledge of reading before. I want to read all of it! You can't say that too often.

Some article titles:

Jesus and I Broke Up
Brand Name Buddhism
The Temptation of Belief

Go on, have a sticky beak.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

In which teacake begins her blogging life

Today I returned to a forum I had cruelly deserted and come to miss. Oh, it was sweet to be back, all the more sweet because nothing ever changes. I was attracted to a thread on 'Nudity in the Cinema, what grosses you out'. I just knew that there would be an opportunity to defend Harvey Keitel's fetching spare tire and sundry male bits as seen in most beautiful film ever made, The Piano. Harvey is always flagged in these threads as the consumate example of grossness and the male body which is SO unfair. Sure enough he was listed on the first page of the thread! I kept reading while forming my Harvey apologetic in my mind, oh I was looking forward to it.. but it was not to be. The thread was hijacked by a most tired old piece of outraged claptrap, one I had read on that particular forum in many diverse threads. A European* posted that nudity is No Big Deal in Europe in comparison to America's fondness for it's puritan prudery roots. Different perspectives, different histories, different opinions of "grossness". Just a little sociological observation I would think but Oh My those words were fife and drum to the dearly beleaguered and Harvey's boy bits were lost in the fray. Cries of "bashing America" and "why are we always attacked" and endless declarations of "we are not all the same" (as though the posters themselves never generalize). Ugh. The right to bear offense was well and truly protected. And the thread, sadly, was marked CLOSED by moderators weary of political cat fights.

*European. A person who fails to remember how America SAVED THEIR ASS in WWII.