Monday, July 4, 2022

"Behind the Wall of Sleep" and Songful Style Linkup

Songful Style, a fun way to explore your closet, inspired by music.


My choice for June was "Behind the Wall of Sleep" by The Smithereens.
Due to a surgery that I'm still recovering from, Severo is standing in for me, "dressed as black as coal":

 Action!


 July's song is When Doves Cry, by Prince. 


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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June Songful Style Outfit Inspo Collab: Behind the Wall of Sleep

Songful Style, a fun way to explore your closet, inspired by music.
Brought to you by Suzy - the Grey BrunetteShelbee On the Edge , Michelle - My Bijou LifeMarsha In the Middle, and me, SpyGirl.
"Songful Style gives you lyrics, music, video, and album artwork to inspire your fashion creativity. You may even find inspiration in a memory triggered by the selected song. It is all open to your own personal interpretation and just a fun way to discover new music and get a little bit more creative with your wardrobe." [lifted from Shelbee]
This is a monthly link-up every last Monday of the month.
We will announce our song choice for the following month at the end of each Songful Style post.

It's my month to choose our inspiration and June's song is
Behind the Wall of Sleep by Pat DiNizio and The Smithereens.

Do you know why? Here's a hint:
That's my boyfriend Severo on bass!

The lyrics:

She had hair like Jeannie Shrimpton back in 1965
She had legs that never ended
I was halfway paralyzed
She was tall and cool and pretty and she dressed as black as coal
If she asked me to I'd murder, I would gladly lose my soul

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Well she held a bass guitar and she was playing in a band
And she stood just like Bill Wyman
Now I am her biggest fan
Now I know I'm one of many who would like to be your friend
And I've got to find a way to to let you know I'm not like them

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep

Got your number form a friend of mine who lives in your home town
Called you up to have a drink
Your roommate said you weren't around
Now I know I'm one of many who would like to be your friend
And I've just got to find a way to to let you know I'm not like them

Now I lie in bed and think of her
Sometimes I even weep
Then I dream of her behind the wall of sleep
Behind the wall of sleep
Behind the wall of sleep
Behind the wall of sleep
[I like to change the gender to masculine when I see Severo playing this]

Jean Shrimpton in 1965:

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There is a good backstory to this, and Pat told the tale. 
He saw The Bristols at a gig and on the way home, he wrote this song. 
His muse was Kim Ernst:
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Album Covers:

The Link-up Party will be posted on June 27.
July's Songful Style will be TBA

Monday, May 30, 2022

"Hello, Goodbye" and Songful Style Linkup

 Songful Style, a fun way to explore your closet, inspired by music.


Marsha's choice this month is "Hello, Goodbye" the Beatles song written by Lennon/McCartney in 1967.
The inspo from the video:

I have one bright satiny garment and I played with some stop motion for the monthly Reel:

June's song is Behind the Wall of Sleep, by The Smithereens. 
It's my selection, and I will fill you in with all the details on Wednesday, June 1st!

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