Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Pattie!!

Today is Pattie Boyd's birthday. She's 68!! Can you believe that? No matter how old Pattie gets she will always be beautiful. She is the loveliest lady of the 60s. Pattie is an inspiration to me and hundreds of other girls. Her life is so fascinating. She was the first girl from the Sixties that I loved and learned about. I've had a lot of conversations with friends about how wonderful she is. I have a girl crush of her. Is that weird? No I don't think so..I hope it isn't.. Anyways, I hope Pattie has an amazing birthday filled with lots of love and laughs. In my opinion she was the queen of the 60s scene and a style and music muse. Happy Birthday Pattie!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm Back and Here to Stay

Ever since school started up I have been super busy. In summer I read some great books about the 60s and 70s, listened to records none stop, looked at lovely pictures of the 60s, read countless blogs about 60s, and was totally stuck in the past. But lately I've been listening to more modern music and slowly losing interest in the 60s and 70s. It's important not to live in the past I think because its not healthy. You need to live in the present. I think for awhile I was living in the past and it was nice to take a break from it. One night I was working on an art project for school and was looking for something to watch on TV while I worked. After flipping through channels I landed on PBS. An American Masters special called, Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter was on. I had seen it before and loved it. Watching it again just made me realize how much I love the 70s. The atmosphere, the music, the people, and the fashion. Then the show ended and I felt content. I was back to where I was before. In love and fascinated with the past. It was a good feeling. About a week later I was thinking about Cinema Verite. It's a fictionalized account about the filming and aftermath of the first reality TV family, The Louds. Filmed in 1971 the series showcased the Loud's day to day life including the separation and divorce of the parents of the Loud family, Pat and Bill. The title of the show was, "An American Family." When it finally did premiered in 1973 on PBS it caused great controversy and was a much talked about subject.The family was devastated by the public's response. Fast forward 38 years later and Cinema Verite premieres on HBO on April 23, 2011. I don't get HBO so I didn't get to see it much to my dismay. But I finally did see just a day or so ago. I LOVED it!! I thought Diane Lane who plays Pat Loud was amazing. She did an excellent job. The whole cast did a great job. Watching it made me fall more in love with 70s and I've watched it three times since. When I like something a lot I get sorta crazy about it. I watched experts from An American Family and researched it. What I'm trying to get at is that I'm back. I'm back to being in love with 60s and 70s. Especially the 70s. I'm not living in the past but just completely fascinated by it. I'm back and glad to be back. I want to blog as much as I can. I hope everyone is doing well. Bye!

If any of you have seen Cinema Verite or Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter tell me if you liked it, loved it, or hated it. (Hopefully no one hated it :) )

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Beautiful Birds

Marianne Faithfull and Pattie Boyd were probably the two top it girls of the Sixties. With their beauty and style they they became queens of the 60s scene. They were both muses and lovers to some of the most famous musicians. Every girl wanted to be them and every guy wanted to date/marry them. Their charm and elegance was unparallelled. Songs were penned about the two instantly by songwriters at just the mere thought of them, mention of their name, or a small glance of them. Both Marianne and Pattie are two of my idols. They are just so lovely and amazing. Everyone who saw Pattie or Marianne fell in love with them at that very moment. Their picture perfect life on the outside made everyone jealous. Inside, things weren't as they appeared. Fights, drug abuse, neglect, and affairs soon became their everyday life. But they survived and are now living happily. They have truly lived the life of sex, drugs, and rock & roll.