Anita Marie! How Could You Do That To An Innocent Song?

Your Number One
What was the #1 song when you were born? (not sure? you can find out here.) Write about how the song relates (or not!) to your personality.
 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME
SANDY SHAW
November 5, 1964
Sandie Shaw (born Sandra Ann Goodrich, 26 February 1947) is an English pop singer, who was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. In 1967 she was the first UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She has been described as “the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s”. –
A love song?
Urp.
facepalm
Not into love songs- especially ones from the 60’s,
They’re not bad, it’s just that they just don’t speak to me.

Here’s the bright side- the #1 song on the chart on the day I was born was a love song about a woman who is being haunted by the memory of her lost love and of course that means…I can totally get behind this  as a horror story.

YAY.

I’m thinking, maybe he’s gone because she poisoned him or maybe she pushed him off of a bridge or in front of a bus or maybe he started to choke and she watched him die…and for as much as she wished him dead and when it  happened.

She was sorry after the deed was done,

Cause you know, once he was drained and embalmed and dressed in a spiffy suit and buried on a sunny spring morning she missed him so bad it hurt.

And now she sees him everywhere and she knows she always will and she accepts that.

She doesn’t care that he’s an angry ghost, bound to her because she’s wicked and can off somebody and trap their soul in a jar that she buried in her basement (and of course there is more then one jar because she’s demented).

I think the woman in this song is psycho, she’s dangerous, she’s evil and she almost has you feeling sorry for her…

almost.

Lyrics

walk along those city streets you used to walk along with me
And every step I take recalls how much in love we used to be

Oh how can I forget you
When there is always something there to remind me?
Always something there to remind me
I was born to love you
And I will never be free
You’ll always be a part of me
Whoa-ooo-ohhh-oh

If you should find you miss the sweet and tender love we used to share
Just go back to the places where we used to go
And I’ll be there

How can I forget you
When there is always something there to remind me?
Always something there to remind me
I was born to love you
And I will never be free
You’ll always be a part of me
Whoa-ooo-ohhh-oh
Whoa-oh-ooo-ohhh

if you should find you miss the sweet and tender love we used to share
Just come back to the places where we used to go
And I’ll be there

How can I forget you
When there is always something there to remind me?
Always something there to remind me
I was born to love you
And I will never be free
When there is
When there is
When, there, is
Always something there to remind me
Always something there to remind me
Always something there to remind me

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So You Want To Be A Rock Star

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Yesterday I read an article about what makes a successful blog ( apparently 1,000 hits is an indication that you’re succeeding ) or why others ‘crash and burn’.

I had no idea a blog could ‘crash and burn’.

During the Halloween season my other blog takes a lot of hits and by the standard I read about I’m a roaring success. But into November I suck. Same stories.  But once November rolls around I ‘ Crash and Burn’.

Huh. I hadn’t thought of it that way.

I come up with an idea for a story. I  write it. I put it out there and hope it gets read. That’s my goal and by that measure I feel pretty good about my blog(s).

My blog is were I go to write- its where I go to try out different genres, it’s my playground.

Besides, it does help to get over that fear of ‘being on stage’.  Anyone at anytime can run across my blog and nose around and once you get used to that idea, asking people  outright to read my work isn’t such an intimidating thing to do.

Actually I’m pretty shameless in that regard. I send links around to my stories all the time.

I  liked this article.

It did ask some good questions, gave some good answers and  sound advice so I would say it’s a great read if you want to spiffy up your blog and attract more readers.

I would advise though, that practice, practice, practice makes you a more confident writer. Once you have your chops down and you really want to get your blog out there-at least consider  the advice in this article:

The One Big Reason Some Blogs Succeed, While Others Crash and Burn