MOTHER HUBBARD HAD THE WORLD'S 100 GREATEST POWER BALLADS (presented by Bonnie Tyler!) playing on one of the digital TV music channels.
Though they're not always my first choice of music, I do love a good power ballad that stirs the emotions in a shlocky melodramatic way. The book I mentioned writing when I was with Libra was a literary power ballad. (It's totally unfinished; I don't know where most of it is any more and it's too much a load of shlock to bother finishing. If I'm gonna write a book I'd far rather put my energies into something new.) In one scene when the lovers are parting (she is sick to death of his drug using (hmm how art imitates life!) and resolutely determines to walk out on him. As she does so, as the strides through the open door he looks up at her with childlike eyes and, feeling his heart literally tearing into two he screams in agony. Looking back and witnessing the love of her life weeping so pietously on the floor her heart melts, she falters. She cradles him in her arms like a little child. "There-there..." And she knows in her heart she can never leave him again... (And that's when the trouble really starts ... haha!)
I've posted some Power Ballads up on my Musical Blog... so come with me, take a trip back to (mostly) the 1980s ... and be surprised (!)(not!)
... So come on! Click with me ... the very best (and the very "rest") ... of rock-n-roll's most over-emotional songs!!
(You can just click on the purple-highlighted words here-below...)
Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart has been there for ages anyhow.
The enviable title of Worst Power Ballad of All Time - a solid 9-carat gold musical achievement - surely must go to a song originally written and performed by Dolly Parton. Though Whitney Houston's performance in that dreadfully good-bad film The Bodyguard somehow made it her own. I Will Always Love You! Yeah, man! Sometimes rubbish can be excellent.
Another contender (though I personally love this one) is Celine Dion's ... you guessed it ... performance from Titanic My Heart Will Go On. I've always thought the introductory piped notes sounded Scottish. And took this as my cue to drunkenly irritate all around me by singing said song in a loud Glaswegian accent ....
Though Celine Dion also covered this, I could only get the Mariah Carey version on youtube ... Without You! Fantastic song! So that's what you're stuck with here I'm afraid!
And finally we get to some 24-carat gold... remember that movie Mannequin? Starring Kim Cattral as a kind of living doll? No? But surely you know the famous theme tune: Nothing's Gonnna Stop Us Now, performed by starship. I've also got a (slightly)more modern jazzed up version (same vid clips) of the same, if you'd prefer that ...
Happy viewing now...
I'm off to wrap up (if I can in one post, I'm not promising anything) my personal drug hell tale of falling down life's toilet bowl of anguish memoir this evening ... so stay tuned. It should be here within a couple of hours!
Isn't the internet amazing...?!?
here are two of the bizarrest current google searches that have led folks here
(the weirdest of all time was the guy (somehow I suspect it was a guy) who, seeking "squat down and pee vids" got ferried to my blog where I'd written something along the lines "if I'm not answering (the Gabbly) at precisely midnight tonight, I'm probably out the back toilet having a pee..." Honestly Google has a lot to answer for at times!!
1st from the USA: "perm short cut help grow out"
Hair Cut!8 May 2007 by Gledwood
Just let it grow out naturally." Which is what I did. And I have not touched "Sun In" (6% peroxide spray) ever since. Imagine if we had used some home product (as Nutnut was often wont to do ...) and my hair actually had melted and slid ...
Gledwood Vol 2 - http://gledwood2.blogspot.com/
2nd from Poland: "'sleeping most of the day' diarrhoea"
Gledwood Vol 2: April 2007... infection is the most important cause of hospital-acquired diarrhoea. ...... I was sleeping most of the day (I don't know why, not that I was drugged. ...
gledwood2.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html - 281k - Kopia - Podobne strony
Can anyone trump these with more bizarre search referrals?
(You need a Statcounter or Sitemeter or the like, and must click on the facility to show you the keywords people entered to find your site.
WANT AN ENTERTAINING READ? I just come across this purely by chance (NextBlogging) ...
It's called Dating Diary New York City
and it's well worth a look ...
STOP PRESS: Sorry. I've just written out today's "part 9" post and it doesn't finish it by any means. Should be up and posted by 11:15 pm ...
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