Whether loud be her cheers...

...or soft be her tears.   Unlike Rome, technically I believe I was in a refueling plane outside of Paris back in 1987. Eh.

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Another week, another bonus round!




This is another part of a bigger project which ought to appear this month.

(If the site is not here at that point, it'll probably redirect and be there).


Little to say, lots to do.  Delightful facts: According to my AAA guide (no) the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.  (That will be more relevant in a couple weeks.)  It was apparently famously hated by Guy de Maupassant, who ate there every day as it was the only place from which he couldn't see it.  (I like that kind of meta-detail.)  Guy, in turn, had (at the very least at one point in his life,) a fantastic mustache.   He is famously the guy behind "The Necklace", which I famously hated in 7th grade, or whenever it was that it snuck into some manner of reading list.  

 (Meta-Detail!  Don't actually remember hating it, but do remember his name & the fact that a teacher got mad at me because I repeatedly mispronounced it, which one'd think I'd be sensitive to, but I might have been an obstinate kid who wouldn't say "Ghee".)


The transition from Rome to Paris reminded me of the Fleetwood Mac,  song "I Miss You" which, in turn, reminded me of one of my favorite music video effects ever (at 2 minutes and 41-45 seconds):

 

This, in turn, reminded me of another favorite music video moment--about 5 seconds later in video time.  Oh, so good.  IF ONLY IT WAS NOT OWNED BY EMI, I WOULD SHARE THE QUICKLY ACCESSED YOUTUBE VERSION OF IT WITH YOU.   

(Oh, how the phrase "embedding disabled by request" can elicit bile.)

Workaround!

How could J. Geils et al. be considered a one hit wonder?  "Love Stinks" was on the radio just the other day.  And Freeze Frame?  That intro keyboard is the sound of an era right there.  Upbeat again!


I forget if I mentioned it here on site that I too was once pictured in a girly magazine.  Sort of.  It was about...3 months ago. (Worry not, SFW.)