Friday, September 30, 2011

On an lighter note... It's BEATLE FACT FRIDAY

Growing up with the name Sadie, it has been virtually impossible for the song "Sexy Sadie" not to follow me around through the years. It's usually one of the first references people make when meeting me (that or Sadie, Sadie married lady). Not being the type prone to narcissism, I've spent years feeling awkward and embarrassed every time the song comes on.

I always just assumed the song was inspired by some elusive heart breaker of a woman who happened to share the same name as I. Turns out that is not the case at all. Lennon actually wrote the song about the Maharishi with whom the Beatles sought spiritual refuge following the death of their longtime manager Brian Epstein.

During their time in India from 1967-68, rumors began that the legendary Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had been taking advantage of his female followers. In particular, he was accused with the attempted rape of Lennon's close friend and travel companion, Mia Farrow. This didn't strike Lennon as being particularly zen in nature and disheartened and disillusioned, the band returned home where Lennon began work on the song.

The original song was titled "Maharishi" and the lyrics said "Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool of everyone." Fearing legal action, Lennon substituted the word "Maharishi" with "Sexy Sadie", but the bitter sentiment is clear.

Knowing the real meaning behind the song actually makes me feel more comfortable with its message. I no longer hear a song about a woman who is a little too full of herself, who leads men on, and who is deserving of retaliation... "you'll get yours yet, however big you think you are".

With this new knowledge has come personal distance. I now appreciate the song for it's melody, lyrics, and angry message; not against a girl named Sadie, but rather a perverted spiritual leader.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Ti-dip-di-dip

Pilled sweater got you down?

Well it got me down, bitch.

(cough) So if you need a cheap fix for that old sweater of yours that's gotten little nasty snot like fuzzes all over itself -- well, don't chu worry nah. There's a really cheap way to get rid of that shit!

Tell me how!!!

Get a cheap disposable razor (or just take the one you already have) and run it across the fabric where you see the "pills" forming. Be sure to go with the grain of the fabric and not against it in order to prevent tearing and other unfortunate mistakes, like your mother!

End everyting will be all right afterall....

So go ahead, spoil yourself, silly.
Get that ugly Beatles sweater you know always wanted.
And don't worry about it looking any uglier than it already does!
Only tirdy five cents! Get out!
Whatta bahgin!
That's Sweater, ladies, with a capital S.

Get yours.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shades of Grey

4 Button Blazer -- niiiice.
It's 80 degrees outside BUT that's not going to stop me from wearing light wool blends, even if it's just a vest. Lets face it mother earth, it's fall whether you like it or not.

Nothing says fall like light-weight grey wool -- love that shit. A lightish grey is the perfect color for fall because white says summer and black often says winter so an inbetween is a great companion to autumn colors. What I love is that you can have so many different shades of grey and wear them at the same time without looking ridiculously match-y. Grey is simple, but not as direct as black; it's plain, but not as simple as white. That is not to say that black or white are not amazing -- oh contraire -- all three go wonderfully together!

Notice the splash of blue, white and red. If the suit was all white or black and white, the added blue and red might not blend as well and you might get something that resembles the American Flag (ew).
Grey is the perfect background color to supplement otherwise bold colors if they were to stand alone. Dressed down or dressed up, this beautiful, versatile color (or shade, depending on who you talk to) works well with any color -- even shades of itself!
Awesome suit from Park & Bond

To complete the look, here are some great ties from Hickoree's. They have great selection of Made in the USA ties (for real, not the Made in the USA that actually made in China) as well as some great other stuff for your pickin's.