Roy Orbison

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it’s nice to share pictures in the blogosphere with frieeeeeeeeeennds…

Published August 4, 2012 by Sandee

This Luddite figured out how to scan pictures into her computer – watch out now!  Oh God what’s next?  Maybe I’ll use my stagnating twitter account.

Yes they are low quality images, but you don’t mind because you understand that I am handicapped when it comes to technology.  These pictures go back between 7 and 17 years ago.  The ones on the left are a montage that I sent with my manuscript a while back because I was too cheap to spend money on a head shot — no that’s a lie — I didn’t have any goddamned money!   It might have been a mistake to send them this.   I’m quite sure it’s why they didn’t publish my work.

At the top left is me as Roy Orbison at Niagara Falls – we had a kick-ass time!  I wore those clothes everyday.

The NY State ID will be renewed in two years.  By that time, I’ll have an old lady picture to replace it.  Shit, I thought I was old then.  Bahaha!  Fuck that!  I’ll be 50 in November and I’m damn proud to be a woman of a certain age.  Bahaha!

At the bottom left is a Polaroid taken by a man on 125th Street in Harlem.  The motherfucker just started snapping pictures of me out of the blue.  I told him to hand them over as I didn’t want my head photo shopped onto a naked body.

Me Mummy took the picture of me at bottom right in the family graveyard in Cross roads Virginia.  I’m between Grandma Z and her sister Auntie Connie.  I’d like to get my filmmaker brother out there to do a zombie movie with me as the star zombie.  It’s creepy around those parts.

[Sing along now!] It’s fun to share pictures, share pictures, share pictures, it’s nice to share pictures in the blogosphere with frieeeeeeeeeeeeeennds…

So long!

The Pabst Blue Ribbon Scene

Published July 9, 2012 by Sandee

Some people look like they belong in a David Lynch movie.  There might be something a little tilted about them — even the good-looking ones.  His characters look like they had been lifted from an underground noir comic book.  I have fun picking out people on the streets, saying “With those features, that guy would be great in a David Lynch movie.”  I have the soundtracks to Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart.  I especially love Roy Orbison’s Candy Coated Clown.  I just love Roy Orbison.  I have a picture of me in black with black shades that I dubbed “Me as Roy Orbison.”

In Blue Velvet, Candy Coated Clown is played in the scene with the tone deaf stripper dancing on top of the car while Jeffrey is getting beaten up by Frank and his goons.  Oooooh there’s just something about this scene…  But my favorite scene from Blue Velvet is the one that I call the “Pabst Blue Ribbon” scene.  It would make a fabulously twisted commercial for this working man’s beer: