Saturday 21 November 2015

Bobbie Morgan (1964-2015): A Good Woman's Dirty Mind

She's gone. I'm stunned. I exchanged some comments on Facebook with her just this past weekend and now, the news. It's hard to grasp. Any moment I'll get another posting, another tweet, or even an email.

I first met Bobbie back in 2013 when she was running #AdultSexEdMonth. I had no idea what this hashtag was about, but decided I'd post some of my own blog postings about our favorite topic, sex. While I did make it on some lists, I never considered myself a sex blogger per se and was in no way in the same league as Ms. Morgan. She was prolific and dedicated. Yes, as with all things sexual, there is a wink wink nudge nudge side of it, but Bobbie was trying to get the message out there that none of us has to stay for the rest of our lives in the shadow of a Puritanical patriarchy. Sex is good. Sex is fun. And sex is normal. I have to admire her for her hard work. If #AdultSexEdMonth was popular in 2013, in 2014 it got bigger and 2015 saw it get bigger still.

Passion and Parrot
Bobbie spoke about sex, but she also spoke about passion. As odd as this sounds, I looked upon the relationship she had with her lover Parrot, the stories of passion, of playfulness, of the zest for life and all goes along with sharing life with an enthusiastic partner with whom you click on all levels, as an example of the ideal relationship, the relationship everyone should have. I have wistfully sighed about my marriage and subsequent divorce and thought if my wife and I had had half the passion, half the intimacy, and half the connection that Bobbie had with Parrot, we would still be blissfully married. My condolences to Parrot. This must be a huge loss to him.

What happens now?
Bobbie mentioned in her blog that not many people in her "real life" knew about her alternate persona. Does her family know? Did she leave any instructions for the next of kin about her web site? If nothing is done, her domain name will expire. What did she pay for last time? One year? Two years?

What happens to #AdultSexEdMonth? I suppose that's up to us who participated in it. Will we continue to post under that hashtag or will we all forget about it? Bobbie set up a site to provide links to all articles. We all looked because we all wanted to see our names. Will somebody else take on this responsibility?

Two days shy of 52 years old. It's moments like this we are reminded about the fragility of life. You never know when your time will be up. Yes, it's a reminder about the fragility of our own lives. Time's a-wasting. If you don't do it now, you may never get to do it.

She's gone. I'm stunned. This is quite a hole in the world. Facebook. Twitter. The blog. There is one less contributor to the betterment of our lives. Bobbie Morgan, it's been a pleasure. I thank you for the privilege and the honor to have met you. I will miss you.

“The greatest thing in life is finding people that turn small moments into great moments.
Nothing in life must be eternal only unforgettable.”

I started this blog in September 2012. It was built on the inspiration of the love affair of a lifetime between me and my lover, Parrot. So often we’d say (and still say) that if most people knew of how amazing our sex and relationship are that they’d never believe it. If only we could teach, bottle, sell or share our secrets of our great sex, romance and relationship, more people would be happier and more fulfilled.

Like the way Parrot and I talk with each other, A Good Woman’s Dirty Mind is open, frank, and nakedly explicit in the way it talks about sex and relationships. It’s not explicit in a pornographic way, but my stories get to the point without hiding behind a cloud of euphemisms. As I often say, if you can’t talk (or read) about sex, you have no business having sex.

In short, A Good Woman’s Dirty Mind is all about real sex — and really great sex at that — for real people.

Kinkly: Top Sex Bloggers of 2015: #29

Parrot's Pen: In memoriam - Nov 22/2015
It is with indescribable sadness that I inform my readers of the passing of my love, my muse, Bobbie Morgan, on November 18, 2015. She inspired many of the stories in these pages. I am sure that, even though she is no longer here, she will inspire many more. Her memorial service is today, November 22, 2015. This is her eulogy.

Kayla Lords: A Good Dirty Woman is Gone – and She Will Be Missed - Nov 20/2015


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Friday 20 November 2015

Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?

I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire.
I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up
in his arms and raced through the burning building out to the pavement.
I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames.
And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a fire?"

Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is

And when I was 12 years old, my father took me to the circus, the greatest show on earth.
There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears
And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.
And as I sat there watching the marvelous spectacle
I had the feeling that something was missing.
I don't know what, but when it was over,
I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a circus?"

Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is

Then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away. And I thought I'd die -- but I didn't.
And when I didn't I said to myself, "Is that all there is to love?"

Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

I know what you must be saying to yourselves.
If that's the way she feels about it why doesn't she just end it all?
Oh, no. Not me. I'm in no hurry for that final disappointment.
For I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,
when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my lst breath, I'll be saying to myself,

Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is


Published on Aug 12, 2013 by Jimmy Carrington

Wikipedia: Is That All There Is?
"Is That All There Is?" is a song written by American songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller during the 1960s. It became a hit for American singer Peggy Lee and an award winner from her album in November 1969.

The song was inspired by the 1896 story Disillusionment (Enttäuschung) by Thomas Mann. Jerry Leiber's wife Gaby Rodgers (née Gabrielle Rosenberg) was born in Germany, lived in the Netherlands. She escaped ahead of the Nazis, and settled in Hollywood where she had a brief film career in films noir. Gaby introduced Leiber to the works of Thomas Mann. The narrator in Mann's story tells the same stories of when he was a child. A dramatic adaptation of Mann's story was recorded by Erik Bauserfeld and Bernard Mayes; it was broadcast on San Francisco radio station KPFA in 1964.

One difference between the story and the song is that the narrator in Mann's story finally feels free when he sees the sea for the first time and laments for a sea without a horizon. Most of the words used in the song's chorus are taken verbatim from the narrator's words in Mann's story.

Wikipedia: Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee (born Norma Deloris Egstrom; May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and art songs.

Wikipedia: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Lyricist Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011)[1] and composer Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners. [They] wrote or co-wrote over 70 chart hits.

Elvis Presley including "Love Me" (1956), "Jailhouse Rock" (1957), "Loving You", "Don't", and "King Creole"
The Costers: Yakety Yak (1958), Charlie Brown (1959)
The Searchers: Love Potion No. 9 (1964)

YouTube: LIVE 1969: Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?


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Tuesday 17 November 2015

The Walker Brothers: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

Loneliness is the coat you wear
A deep shade of blue is always there

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
Tears are always clouding your eyes
When you're without love

Emptiness is the place you're in
Nothing to lose, but no more to win

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
Tears are always clouding your eyes
When you're without love
Without you
Oh, I need you
I can't go on

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
Tears are always clouding your eyes
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
When you're without love

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
Not anymore
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
Bring it back, baby
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
Oh, baby


Published on Dec 21, 2013 by fayearn2046

Wikipedia: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It was originally released as a single by Frankie Valli in 1965 on the Smash label, but was more successful when recorded by The Walker Brothers in 1966. Cher and Keane have also recorded the song.

Wikipedia: The Walker Brothers
The Walker Brothers were an American pop group of the 1960s and 1970s, that included Scott Engel (eventually known professionally as Scott Walker), John Walker (born John Maus, but using the name Walker since his teens), and Gary Leeds (eventually known as Gary Walker). After moving to Britain in 1965, they had a number of top ten albums and singles there, including the No. 1 chart hits "Make It Easy on Yourself" and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," both of which also made the US top 20. In between the two was the lesser US hit "My Ship is Coming In".

Curious Discovery
I rediscovered this piece of music because it was used as the background music in the trailer for the 2015 film Legend, a British crime drama. I know nothing about the film, however I see it got a rating of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.

YouTube: Legend Official International Trailer #1 (2015) - Tom Hardy, Emily Browning


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Saturday 14 November 2015

Aladdin: Friend Like Me: Magic Carpet Prank

I occasionally watch the YouTube videos of Casey Neistat (b 1981), a New York film producer and videographer. His vlogs are well done and interesting personal takes on his life.

It's been a while since I've seen or even thought about the 1992 Disney film Aladdin, however Mr. Neistat teamed up with a friend to put together the following amusing take of the film.

I found the background music the perfect fit for the humorous nature of the video content.

Published on Oct 10, 2014 by SimGretina
YouTube: [Electro Swing] A Friend Like Me (Sim Gretina Remix)

SoundCloud: Sim Gretina

FYI: YouTube: Casey's video on how they filmed their magic carpet prank.

All this prompted me to go back to look at the original movie and I found the following video of "Friend Like Me" sung by Robin Williams. It is fabulous. A great song and funny to boot. The animators and Williams together resulted in a terrific piece of entertainment.

Well, Ali Baba had them forty thieves,
Scheherazade had a thousand tales.
But master you're in luck, 'cause up your sleeves
You've got a brand of magic never fails

You've got some power in your corner now!
Some heavy ammunition in your camp!
You got some punch, pizzaz, yahoo and how.
See, all you gotta do is rub that lamp, and I'll say:

"Mr. Aladdin, sir, what will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order, jot it down?"
You ain't never had friend like me

Life is your restaurant and I'm your maitre'd
Come on whisper what it is you want;
You ain't never had friend like me!

Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service.
You're the boss, the king, the shah.
Say what you wish; it's yours, true dish.
How 'bout a little more baklava?

Have some of column A try All of column B,
I'm in the mood to help you, dude.
You ain't never had friend like me

Oh my. No no. My my my.
Can your friends do this?
Can your friends do that?
Can your friends pull this
Out their little hat?
Can your friends go poof?
Well looky here.
Can your friends go abracadabra, let her rip,
And then make the sucker disappear?

So don't just sit there slack-jawed, buggy-eyed,
I'm here to answer all your mid-day prayers,
You've got me bona fide certified;
You've got a genie for charge d'affaires.

I've got a powerful urge to help you out,
So what you wish, I really wanna know?
You've got a list that's three miles long, no doubt,
Well all you've gotta do is rub like so, and oh ­-

Mr. Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three.
I'm on the job you big nabob!
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend,
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend,
You ain't never had a friend like me.
You ain't never had a friend like me


Uploaded on Dec 9, 2008 by Disney Songs

Wikipedia: Friend Like Me
"Friend Like Me" is a song from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. It was performed by Robin Williams in his role as the Genie. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 65th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 50th Golden Globe Awards in 1993.

Wikipedia: Aladdin (1992 Disney film)
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Wikipedia: Casey Neistat
Casey Owen Neistat (1981) is an American film director, producer, designer, creator of popular YouTube videos since 2010 and entrepreneur. Casey Neistat is the co-founder of a social media company called Beme. Casey Neistat and his brother Van Neistat are the creators of the HBO series The Neistat Brothers.


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Tuesday 10 November 2015

St Germain: Rose Rouge

I want you to get together.
Put your hands together.


Published on May 30, 2013 by MrWippler

It would seem there is no "official video" of this piece. I choose this one because of its interesting visuals. Enjoy.

Wikipedia: Tourist (St Germain album)
Tourist is the 2000 album by St. Germain, one of the aliases of French producer Ludovic Navarre. The music style is described by Allmusic as "a synthesis of electronics with jazz soloing".

* Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' as the drum and bass loop for 'Rose Rouge'.

Wikipedia: St Germain (musician)
St Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, a French musician. His style has been described as being a combination of house and nu jazz music.

Wikipedia: House music
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

Wikipedia: Nu jazz
Nu jazz is a genre of contemporary electronic music. The term was coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, soul, electronic dance music, and free improvisation. Also written nü-jazz or NuJazz, it is sometimes called electronic jazz, electro-jazz, electric jazz, e-jazz, jazztronica, jazz house, phusion, neo-jazz, future jazz, jazz-hop or electro-lounge.

According to critic Tony Brewer, “Nu Jazz is to (traditional) Jazz what punk or grunge was to Rock, of course. [...] The songs are the focus, not the individual prowess of the musicians. Nu Jazz instrumentation ranges from the traditional to the experimental, the melodies are fresh, and the rhythms new and alive. It makes Jazz fun again.”

YouTube: St. Germain - Rose Rouge (live)

Curious Discovery
I ran across this piece of music because it was used as the background music in the trailer for the 2012 film Much Ado About Nothing, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare. I know nothing about the film, however I see it got a rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

YouTube: Much Ado About Nothing Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Joss Whedon Movie HD


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Sunday 8 November 2015

Cats. Cute. Cuddly. What could go wrong?


my blog: Cats Watching You Having Sex - Jan 17/2015
Starting in January 2011, some unknown comedian started a Tumblr web site called "Cats Watching You Have Sex". I thought the premise was original and I had a number of good chuckles. Even a few guffaws. Here's a sampling of this person's fine comedic work and I hope I'll persuade you to clink on over to further delve into the wonderful world of our furry felines bearing witness to our most private of moments.

So much for your sex tape...

my blog: Ze Frank: Sad Cat Diary - Aug 10/2014
Ze Frank (born Hosea Jan Frank on March 31, 1972) is an American online performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker based in Los Angeles, California. He was a pioneer of the vlogging format and is considered one of the most influential people in the field.

my blog: OMG! I'm posting cat videos!!! - Feb 11/2014
*facepalm groan* I have now officially run out of things to write about. If there's one thing stuck in the back of my mind as representative of the height of ridiculousness and uselessness on the Net, it is the collective we's penchant for posting personal videos of the most trivial aspects of their daily lives.

Don't get mad, get even.


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