Yes, it’s that time again – Six for Sunday! I’m going to fill you all in on what is currently rocking and socking my world right now. Let’s go…
1. JD McPherson
I’ve said it before and I will certainly say it again – LOVE this guy! His music is simply intoxicating, and the songs always get stuck in my head. His live show was also amazing at Viva, and I felt obligated to do an individual post to do it right justice. “North Side Gal”, “Scratchin’ Circles”, “Country Boy”, and so many more are something I definitely plan on playing many times at my potential rockabilly pool party in the summer!
2. Fifty Shades of Grey
Yes, I caved. After hearing all the hype, I felt I needed to investigate. I must say, it is intriguing, and I like its plot line, but I can’t say it is any high brow literature that deserves praise as a masterpiece. It is good light reading, something to lose yourself in and enjoy yourself (especially if you’re feeling rather peeked lately 😉 ). But I did download “Gone With The Wind” on the Kindle my Mom just gave me to go back to reality a little bit, and go to something with a little more of a cerebral core. I have been going between the two, because sometimes I need a break from one to go to the other. I’m already on page 155 of Shades already, so I guess that’s not bad after owning it for only a day so far. Gone With The Wind is right at the beginning, with those pesky Tarleton twins 😉
3. Doris Mayday in The Pin Up magazine
Agh, she is by far my most favourite pin up/vintage model, but Masuimi Max surprised me at Viva and made me love her, so she’s a close second. I specifically invested $10 in the hard copy of the magazine despite subscribing digitally so I could attain her John Hancock. I don’t think signing my iPad would be that grand of an idea, now would it? After I got my picture with all the lovely ladies, I asked for her autograph, an she was more than happy to oblige me in the perfection you see above. I just wish I could get it framed somehow!
4. Going through my Grandma’s personal affects
I recently helped my Mom go through some of my grandmother’s old stuff (She passed last year at age 95. Best grandma ever 🙂 ), and I found some amazing personal treasures that I plan on keeping for the rest of my life. I found birth certificate from 1915 (!), high school diploma from 1933, her personalized bible from the ’50s, and things from my grandfather. I thought it was so cool to see that, and have a personal part of my family’s history from my favourite era. I am actually really jealous my grandmother got to live in the time period I wanted hahah.
5. Libeled Lady
A movie from 1936, starring Myrna Loy, (a young!) Spencer Tracy, William Powell, and the awesome Jean Harlow. I finally managed to get a non-broken DVD from Netflix after two previous tries, so I was more than excited to give it a whirl ASAP. And I must say, it’s one of the best movies from the ’30s I have watched in a long time, if ever! Minus Gone With The Wind, naturally 😉 It’s about a woman (Loy) who is suing for libel after a newspaper prints supposed falsities of her being a husband stealer. Powell’s character is hired by Tracy’s character to try and intervene and get rid of the suit. Harlow’s character, who is Tracy’s fiancée, gets pulled into their scheme as well. I am not going to divulge any more than that, because I want you all to watch it! It was Oscar-nominated, so if that doesn’t help you decide, you’re bloody hopeless ;-P
6. Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebration – 4/20/12
One hundred years ago on 20 April, Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, opened. In honour of this milestone, they brought back legends from the Red Sox as far back as the ’30s and ’40s. Fisk, Pesky, Buckner(!), Garciaparra, and many more legends walked the field in a reunion only a baseball fan could fantasize about. I literally got the chills watching all of those legends together, seeing all of history all at once in such a historical moment as that. It really was special, and I hope to see that again sometime. I doubt it though – it’s a once in a lifetime thing.