Saturday, 30 May 2015

Funny Stuff - May 30, 2015

I apologise about the copyright. Let me know and I'll take it done immediately.



I hate when this happens to me. Ha, ha.















God, I'm exhausted.



This is why I hate blow-up dolls.



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Monday, 18 May 2015

Movie Review: Max Max: Fury Road

98% on Rotten Tomatoes? Holy cow. How much closer to perfection can you get? Yeah, yeah, I know: two percent. Pfssst. [sound of me sticking my tongue out]

It’s been years since I’ve seen the original Mad Max film and I guess I’ve forgotten what it was. Then again, I’m going to be 63 this coming October 2015 and how has that changed my perspective on the cinematic experience? I’m not so much concerned about the downfall of civilisation and the vision of a post-apocalyptic wilderness of every-man-for-himself anarchy as opposed to the looming threat of my own mortality. I guess you have to be a bit younger to be concerned about the end of the world as opposed to the end of your own world.

The film is well done. Lots of great action, crazy plot lines, and wild sh*t galore. 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. But, so what? I keep repeating this in the latest batch of films I’ve seen: If I was 20-years-old, I’d be wild about this. Unfortunately, I’m not and if I’m not waxing enthusiastic about 98%, I have to be an old fuddy-duddy. Heck, maybe I am an old fuddy-duddy and I don’t know it. As I said about the film Avengers: Age of Ultron (my review), I preferred the film Danny Collins (my review).

My beef, if you can call it that, is that while I can accept the premise (I must accept that Superman has superpowers), I did not identify with the characters. The premise - the world has gone to hell in what we can assume has been World War III – has left everybody scrambling for what scant resources are left and in this might is right futuristic society, punk reigns supreme. Considering the first film was made in 1979, in the midst of the punk movement, it’s not surprising that George Miller, director and co-writer, fashioned the original scenario around those themes. After all, what is more anarchistic than punk? Whether it’s Mad Max or zombies or Planet of the Apes, the post-apocalyptic view is a total breakdown of the societal framework. We are all going to revert back to a kill or be kill mentality. Put this all together and you have an excuse to roll out the bad of the bad, the craziest of the crazy, with make-up, piercings, body modifications, and wild outfits designed to scare the bejesus out of ya. While I went through high school at the end of the hippie era, 1968-1972, and grew my hair long, I missed the tattoos and piercings. That stuff is crazy sh*t. Fortunately, I’m not still walking around with souvenirs of my young and foolish days.

By the numbers
In looking back on the Mad Max franchise, we see the following:

Mad Max (1979)
Budget: $400,000 AUD (Australian Dollar; $1 AUD = $0.80 USD)
Gross: $100 million USD (worldwide)
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Mad Max grossed A$5,355,490 at the box office in Australia and over US$100 million worldwide. For twenty years the film had the highest profit-to-cost ratio of any motion picture, conceding the record to The Blair Witch Project in 1999.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Budget: $4.5 million AUD
Gross: $10.8 million AUD; $23.7 million USD
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Budget: $12 million
Gross: $36.2 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Budget: $150 million
Gross: $109.4 million (worldwide as of May 17. 2015: Box Office Mojo)
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%




Final Word
My recommendation is the same recommendation I made for Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you’re under 30, maybe 40, see the movie. It’s good. If you’re older than that, go see Danny Collins. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not getting the crash bang boom. It’s cinematic eye candy, empty calories that leave me hungry for more. I want to identify with the characters and crazy-ass punk isn’t my bag.


References

Rotten Tomatoes: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): 98%
With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.

Wikipedia: Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, making it also the first Mad Max film not to feature Mel Gibson in the title role. The film also stars Charlize Theron.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Buckcherry: Crazy Bitch



Break me down, you got a lovely face
We're going to your place
And now you got to freak me out
Scream so loud, getting fuckin' laid
You want me to stay, but I got to make my way

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Take it off, the paper is your game
You jump in bed with fame
Another one night paid in full
You're so fine, it won't be a loss
Cashing in the rocks, just to get you face to face

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Get the video
Fuck you so good
Get the video
Fuck you so good

Crazy bitch
Crazy bitch
Crazy bitch

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back, come on

Baby girl
You want it all
To be a star
You'll have to go down
Take it off
No need to talk
You're crazy
But I like the way you fuck me

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on

Hey
You're a crazy bitch
But you fuck so good, I'm on top of it
When I dream, I'm doing you all night
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on
You keep me right on

You're crazy
But I like the way you fuck me


References

Uploaded on Aug 16, 2008 by fatgoth36

Wikipedia: Crazy Bitch
"Crazy Bitch" is the sixth single by Los Angeles hard rock band Buckcherry, and first from their third album, 15, and first to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, debuting at #99 on May 6, 2006 and peaking at #59. This song was inspired by the band's own past with those they deemed "crazy bitches". It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards.

Music videos
The original music video was filmed at the Key Club in Los Angeles, which was made to look like a strip club. An open casting call (documented in a video on the band's site called "Behind the Bitch") was held, recruiting dancers and strippers for the low-budget video, which was directed by Ulf Buddensieck. The video exists in two versions: one X-rated, and the other a "clean" version that has been aired on Fuse TV. The "clean" version, however, was not approved by MTV, who demanded more than 80 cuts, according to the July 13, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.


Wikipedia: 15 (Buckcherry album)
15 is Buckcherry's third studio album and the first with a new line-up, released on October 17, 2005 in Japan[6][7] and on April 6, 2006 in North America. The Japanese version features two bonus tracks. "Crazy Bitch" was the first single off the album and enjoyed success on the pop charts.

Wikipedia: Buckcherry
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new line-up and released a new album on April 16, 2006, 15. It contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in September 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released on August 3, 2010. Buckcherry released their sixth album, Confessions, on February 19, 2013.

Uploaded on Oct 26, 2009 by Atlantic Records
YouTube: Buckcherry - Crazy Bit*h (Video)
The censored version of the song.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Women Shaming Women: a Lack of Self-Confidence

You ladies really like to criticise one another. Geesh. Slut shaming by guys? Fat-shaming by men? How about women shaming women? What's that old saying? Oh yeah, you are your own worst enemy.

I am prompted to write after reading the following.

HuffPost Parents - Dec 3/2013
Caroline Berg Eriksen, Fitness Blogger, Causes Stir With Selfie 4 Days After Giving Birth by Cavan Sieczkowski
Fitness blogger, soccer wife and new mom Caroline Berg Eriksen has caused a stir online after posting a nearly naked selfie, showing her chiseled stomach, mere days after giving birth.

Eriksen, 26, is the wife of Norwegian Premier League player Lars-Kristian Eriksen and the woman behind the biggest fitness blog in Norway, Fotball Frue. On Nov. 28, just four days after giving birth to her baby girl, Nelia, Eriksen posted an Instagram photo of herself posing in a bra and black underwear. "I feel so empty, and still not... 4 days after birth," she wrote.

The remarks from other women, yes other women not men, is both curious and startling. Caroline Eriksen is a fitness blogger. It is her job to look good. I am certain she works really really hard. But, let’s face it, some of us just have really really good genes and we have to accept the fact, when it comes to genes, it isn’t actually a level playing field. But does Caroline’s pride in her own achievement warrant others blaming her for setting the bar too high?

Moma Mia – Dec 2/2013
This is not a selfie. This is an act of war against women. by Rebecca Sparrow
This whole situation has become ludicrous. The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE. There is no other word for it. Actually, it’s more than obscene – this “Look how hot I still am!” obsession and need for public endorsement is a disservice to all women.

Ms. Sparrow is not a fitness blogger. Ms. Sparrow does not appear to be as fit as Ms. Eriksen. Is the criticism of Ms. Sparrow objective? Is Ms. Sparrow’s obscenity “Look how hot I still am!” a personal interpretation of another woman’s “I’ve worked my butt off and I’m proud of myself”?


AdWeek - Mar 12/2014
Unapologetic Fitness Mom Turns Her Polarizing Facebook Photos Into a Movement Maria Kang brushes off critics By David Griner
When Maria Kang posted a picture of herself looking fit and trim while surrounded by her three young sons last year, she became a lightning rod for debate over realistic body images and "fat shaming."

Once again, people (women?) criticised the woman. Ms. King apparently looked too good and her challenge of “no excuses” was met with an avalanche of excuses as to why other women have neither the time nor money to be looking good when other priorities, such as children, are far more important. But was this a question about looking good or being fit?

TIME - Dec 3/2013
Fit Pride Isn’t ‘Hate Speech’ By Maria Kang
Will a “real woman” please stand up? In the age of Photoshop, plastic surgery and celebrity idolatry, it seems women are constantly debating what is considered a “real” woman. And, as I found out recently when I posted a picture of myself looking fit and healthy in workout clothes with my three sons (playfully asking the question “What’s your excuse?”), apparently I don’t count.

But let’s not stop at those seeking to be fit, let’s look at the Royals.


Chloe of the Mountain - May 6/2015
How Dare Kate Be Prettier Than Us! by Chloe Jeffreys
We’ve all see it by now, the glorious pictures of the beautiful, dare I say radiant, Duchess of Cambridge standing on the steps of the hospital next to her beaming husband, the future King of England, a mere few hours after giving birth to the angelic Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Kate, markedly unlike most of the rest of us, is a glow of post-partum perfection in her little yellow dress, with her long, dark, perfectly coiffed tresses blowing in the breeze.

And what have I been reading all over the internet? Bitterness. Lots and lots of snarky female bitterness... How dare she? ... I am appalled at the backlash against her as though she has somehow betrayed our gender by showing up the rest of us.

Where is all this criticism, this hatred coming from? As a man, I don’t look at George Clooney or Brad Pitt, as Chloe Jeffreys suggests, and go off on a rant at how there is something wrong with them so I can rationalise their good looks or their fame or their fortune.

Glamor Magazine - February 2011
Shocking Body-Image News: 97% of Women Will Be Cruel to Their Bodies Today by Shaun Dreisbach
Read these words: “You are a fat, worthless pig.” “You’re too thin. No man is ever going to want you.” “Ugly. Big. Gross.” Horrifying comments on some awful website? The rant of an abusive, controlling boyfriend? No; shockingly, these are the actual words young women are saying to themselves on any typical day. For some, such thoughts are fleeting, but for others, this dialogue plays on a constant, punishing loop, according to a new exclusive Glamour survey of more than 300 women of all sizes. Our research found that, on average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily—nearly one for every waking hour.

Over and over again, I have heard the accusation made to us guys that we are visual and we have grown up in an era of Playboy and unrealistic expectations. What about Cosmo, Vogue, and one of a number of glamour magazines that are devoured by the fairer sex? Have women along with men been inculcated with unrealistic expectations? And how far do these unrealistic or unhealthy expectations go?

HuffPost Women - Jul 24/2012
Are Women Their Own Worst Critics? by Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
About 15 years ago, Nora Ephron gave a commencement speech at Wellesley in which she said not to "underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women." She warned the graduates that although women may have broken many barriers, there were still many who would like to turn the clock back. Ephron may have been speaking about one sex against another, but it's not only men that are getting in women's way. Women today need to be reminded that unless we view one another with greater compassion, empathy and encouragement, we join the insidious atmosphere created by our youth and beauty-obsessed culture.

Psychology Today - Sep 24/2013
Women Who Hate Other Women: The Psychological Root of Snarky by Seth Meyers and Katie Gilbert
As I overheard a group of women this past week in line at a store verbally tear apart a couple of women within their social circle who happened to be absent, I was taken aback by the vitriol. As I reflected on how women talk about other women, I thought about what I've heard so many women say over the years: "Girls are so much crueler to each other than men." Based on fifteen years of clinical work with women who represent virtually every possible demographic variable (Come on, I trained in New York City), I can assuredly report that the women I've worked with report more critical views of other women than the men do with their own male peers.

Psychology Today - Dec 19/2013
The Broken Link: Women Trusting Women by Pamela Madsen
I think that the Urban Legend that women are harder on each other than men are on each other is true. I don't have a study to back that up. That observation comes from a life time of being female, and being around other women.

my blog: Are girls meaner than boys? - Jan 3/2013
Forty years ago, a man told me that girls are meaner than boys. He explained that if a guy got into an argument with another guy, they would go out back; beat the crap out of each other and it would be finished. If that guy got into an argument with a girl, it would never be over. Ten years later, they could be doing something totally unrelated and that girl would say something like, "Do you remember what you did ten years ago?" In other words, she would never forget; she would hold a grudge forever.

Confidence
As I’ve written elsewhere on my blog, in my experience happy people are kind, generous, and sympathetic if not empathetic. Unhappy people are angry, mean spirited, and critical of anybody other than themselves. I can’t help thinking that the reaction of people to events and other people says a lot about the individual in question.

Women trying to be fit are criticised for looking “too hot”, looking unrealistically good. If they’re being the best they can be and it’s better than you, is your criticism justified or is this a wake-up call to do something about it?

Glamor Magazine - February 2011
Shocking Body-Image News: 97% of Women Will Be Cruel to Their Bodies Today by Shaun Dreisbach
3. Exercise! Survey respondents who worked out regularly tended to report fewer harsh thoughts than those who didn’t. And it’s not just that being physically active improves your shape and health; it actually boosts your mind-set, too. One new study found that women felt better about themselves after exercising even when their bodies didn’t change, suggesting that the feeling of “That was challenging, and I did it!” played a bigger role than weight loss in boosting body image. “Hitting the gym or horseback riding makes me feel like a fitness rock star. It’s the biggest confidence booster for me,” says Margo Short, 22, of Dallas, who counted four negative thoughts—about two-thirds fewer than the average respondent.

The Royals have a baby and they and their baby look better than you and yours. Is this criticism justified or is it indicative of your own insecurities?

my blog: I’m a 62-Year-Old Man and I’m Invisible - Mar 11/2015
Recently I ran across a number of articles about the issue of being a woman over 50 and being invisible in today’s society. What struck me as odd about this was that when I reflected on my own situation, I had to admit that I am, by their definition, invisible. When I walk down the street, people don’t look at me once, never mind twice. I’ve had people offering me senior discounts for years. (Five bucks less at the movies. Woo-hoo!) Being a man, I don’t get catcalled, but heck, I’ve walked around gay sections of the city and couldn’t get picked up if my life depended on it.

I’m not your typically handsome male. George Clooney is getting no competition from me. I’m not young and the heartthrob Ryan Gosling is way out in front. I’m not a ripped hunk like Hugh Jackman à la Wolverine (sexiest man alive People Magazine 2008) or Chris Hemsworth as Thor (sexiest man alive People Magazine 2014). The only accolade I get is when I go home after work and find out I'm the sexiest man in my apartment. (I live alone.)

There are now over seven billion people on the planet and in the grand scheme of things, I am a mere grain of sand on the beach of life. Am I invisible? Those seven billion people are living their own lives and if they ignore me, I’m sure it’s not malicious. They’re busy.

A Theory About Women by Chloe Jeffreys
Ms. Jeffreys presents a very interesting theory about “Competition and the Biology of Women’s Survival”.

Human beings are extremely competitive. As a species we’ve competed against every other organism on the planet, and so far we’re winning. But we’re also in a life and death struggle against each other. While men have been busy competing against other men, wild creatures, and the forces of nature for their survival; women’s competition has had a very narrow focus. Specifically, we compete against other women for what we’ve rightly perceived as our single most valuable resource: MEN.

Throughout history a woman’s ability to get and hold onto a man of substance was (and still by and large is) her best chance for ensuring her survival and the survival of her offspring. One reason women haven’t been as successful in business and politics as men is because women aren’t programmed to compete in the same way men are.

Men are programmed to win; women are programmed to defeat other women.

Psychology Today - Dec 19/2013
The Broken Link: Women Trusting Women by Pamela Madsen
One theory is that we want men to like us—a lot. More than anything we want men to validate our beauty, our desirability, and our brilliance. After all, many women have been taught their entire lives that we are not worth anything unless a man tells us so. We cut our teeth on learning how to flirt and gain the attention and approval of men.


Final Word
Two years ago, I joined a gym. I work out regularly and feel better not just physically but psychologically. Let me be realistic, though. I’m going to be 63 in October. I’m not a hunk. I’m not a studly example of a handsome male. In comparison with the younger, fit, ripped muscular men, I’m sure I’m a bit of a joke. However, I do get marks for showing up regularly and being dedicated. Notice what I said: I feel better psychologically. And that, I think, is the key to success.

Over and over again, I’ve heard that confidence is the most important factor to our own happiness and success. If we feel good about ourselves, we are going to be confident, and confidence is one of, if not the, most attractive feature of people. We gravitate to confidence.

At the gym, there is an advertising poster for a membership drive. It shows the picture of a young woman and a short story. She started off at 240 pounds and has worked her way down to 180 pounds. She admits she is a big woman (BBW?), but says that she has a new attitude about herself which is far more important that getting her weight down to what society deems as the standard. I look at this woman’s picture and it’s my interpretation, but I see confidence and a twinkle in her eye. I see her as an attractive woman.

If I sign up for the marathon, my goal is to complete the race. My goal isn’t to come in first, my goal is to be the best I can be, to finish the race. When I go to the gym, I’m not going to end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger or any of the current batch of muscular males. I’m trying to be the best I can be. And I am certainly not measuring myself against George Clooney or Brad Pitt. Some people have better genes, but I’m not holding it against them. I’m only in competition with myself.

Do women shame other women? It would seem that yes, they do. But instead of ridiculing the object of their scorn, they are saying a great deal about their own insecurities. Confident people don’t make fun of other people. (And that is applicable to both women and men.)




References

my blog: BuzzFeed: Women's Ideal Body Types Throughout History - Feb 2/2015
A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time.

my blog: Size Zero: What the heck?- Jan 22/2014
Zero? As in nothing, zip, nada? Who makes this s**t up? I don't remember anybody asking me for my opinion. Was I out of the room when the vote was taken?

my blog: Body Image: Being comfortable about yourself - July 19/2013
I do not believe that any one of us truly appreciates the effect society, media, and our peer groups have on us. When I say we are the sum total of our experiences, those include a myriad of outside influences. Whether it is friends or colleagues, TV or the Internet, news or entertainment, we are constantly bombarded by a slew of messages which influence how we think and how we behave.

my blog: An open letter to (older) women about body image- Jan 27/2012
Body image, mental image: I'm not perfect but I'm beautiful anyway. I recently ran across a few articles written by women about the problem (their problem?) of not being the right weight, not being slim enough, maybe not being young enough and certainly not being able to keep up with never mind compete with the air brushed fashion magazine runway models who represent some sort of ideal every female should strive for. As a citizen of the other side of the great sexual divide, I thought to take a moment to add my two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over-evaluating my contribution.

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Random Stuff - May 7, 2015


Pinterest: Hot!!!!
BuzzFeed Oct 19/2013 40 Shirtless Guys in Kilts by Melanie Poloff
You laugh at me wearing a "dress"? I can kick your butt.



"Sex is simple. Love is painful."
Ron Jeremy (b 1953), American pornographic actor and filmmaker; Wikipedia




Natasha Poly in The Realm of Sensuality for Vogue Japan, October 2011
Photographed by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi; Pinterest: Natasha Poly
Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova (Russian; b 1985), generally shortened to Natasha Poly, is a Russian model. -Wikipedia



Welcome by zlty-dodo (Ján Hronský); web site; Deviant Art



Pouple Fiction
by Toshio Saeki (b 1945, Japan); bio
FYI: "poulpe" is French for octopus. Not my joke, but I laughed.
Les Albums de Céline: Poulpe Fiction Opus 4, Opus 3, Opus 2, Opus 1



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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Funny Stuff - May 6, 2015










In celebration of May 5th



In celebration of May 5th: Sink-o de Mayo



Surprised Kitty



Surprised Darth Vadar



Uploaded on Oct 13, 2009 by rozzzafly YouTube: Surprised Kitty (Original)



Uploaded on Jul 9, 2010 by CapnPeteStraw YouTube: Surprised Darth Vadar




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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Paul McCartney and Wings: My Brave Face



My brave, my brave, my brave face

I've been living in style
Unaccustomed as I am to the luxury life
I've been hitting the town and it didn't hit back

I've been doing the rounds
Unaccustomed as I am to the time on my hands
Now I don't have to tell anybody when I'm gonna get back

Ever since you went away I've had
This sentimental inclination not to change a single thing
As I pull the sheet back on the bed
I wanna go bury my head in your pillow

Now that I'm alone again
I can't stop breaking down again
The simplest things set me off again
Take me to that place

Where I can't find my brave face
Where I can't find my brave face
My brave, my brave, my brave face

My brave face

I've been living a lie, unaccustomed as I am
To the work of a housewife, I've been breaking up
Dirty dishes and been throwing them away

Ever since you left I have been trying to compose a
'Baby, will you please come home?' Note meant for you
As I clear away another untouched TV dinner
From the table I laid for two

Now that I'm alone again
I can't stop breaking down again
The simplest things set me off again
Take me to that place

Where I can't find my brave face
Where I can't find my brave face
My brave, my brave, my brave face

My brave face


References

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011 by Ramblexaudio

FYI: The original video has a 26 second introduction consisting of dialog. You can see it here. I choose the above video because it starts with the music.

Wikipedia: My Brave Face
"My Brave Face" is a single from Paul McCartney's 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt. Written by McCartney and Elvis Costello, "My Brave Face" is one of the most popular songs from Flowers in the Dirt. It peaked at #18 in the United Kingdom a week after its debut, and #25 in the United States 7 weeks after its debut. It was McCartney's last top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 until his 2014 collaboration with Kanye West, "Only One".

Music video
The music video for "My Brave Face" was shot in April 1989, directed by Roger Lunn. It was frequently seen on video channels that year, and was released in 2007 on the three disc collection The McCartney Years. It features a Japanese McCartney-fanatic who acquires McCartney memorabilia, films, and audio by means of robbery, and, allegedly, through Sotheby's. The video was shot in both black-and-white and in colour, and it features rare videos of him with The Beatles as well as with Wings. There is a video of him and the rest of the Beatles doing the Charleston, and him and Linda (as well as a visible Joe English in the background) being greeted by people in New Orleans. In the end, the Japanese fanatic gets arrested, and a clip of McCartney looking in the camera is shown, with 2007 McCartney voicing-over on the audio commentary, "What did you expect?" The video earned a nomination in "Best Video" category on the 1990 Brit Awards.


Wikipedia: Flowers in the Dirt
Flowers in the Dirt is the eighth studio solo album by Paul McCartney, it was released in 1989 on Parlophone. Upon release, It was considered a major return to form for McCartney because he was embarking on his first world tour since the Wings Over the World tour in 1975–76. Flowers in the Dirt was also celebrated due to its musical quality, which earned McCartney some of his best reviews in years. The album gained number 1 status in the United Kingdom.

Wikipedia: Paul McCartney and Wings
Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, were a rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda McCartney, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group's existence.

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