Me and Leanna, sometime in the '80s.

In 1979 The Clash arrived with gentle machine gun etiquette and the enthusiastic charm of a girl school marching band. And a girl was born.

Not yoga or crossfit
Not jazz or Berlin
More than ballet or boxing

Or 1979.

But a flurry of the above and an eternal sunshine;
Far from typical, a girl who is timeless and filled with punk soul and songwriter spirit:
a girl who is the antithesis of Bette Midler's classic words:

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.
My sister. Leanna.

Who is not afraid to dance.
Or wake her dreams
or take a chance.

Who knows how to live.

Greatest Song Ever, in honor of one of the greatest people ever.

Happy birthday, Sister.

Bette Midler
The Rose
The Rose

Shadowplay of a Non-Typical Rose from josephivanlong on 8tracks Radio.
1. I Fought the Law / the Clash
2. Get Over You / the Undertones
3. One Step Beyond / Madness
4. Cavallina a cavallo / Ennio Morricone
5. Be True / Bruce Springsteen
6. Shadowplay / Joy Division
7. Typical Girls / the Slits
8. Another the Letter / Wire
9. As Tears Go By / Marianne Faithfull
10. Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake / Kate Bush
11. The Rose / Bette Midler

1 comment:

  1. You were wise beyond your years. What a savvy businessman.


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