Saturday, November 05, 2011

Elton John | Roy Rogers (solo, live)

Roy Rogers would've been 100 today...

Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
from the lp GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, Elton John (1973)

Sometimes you dream
Sometimes it seems
There's nothing there at all
You just seem older than yesterday
And you're waiting for tomorrow to call

You draw to the curtain
And one thing's for certain
You're cozy in your little room
The carpet's all paid for
God bless the TV
Let's go shoot a hole in the moon

And Roy Rogers is riding tonight
Returning to our silver screens
Comic book characters never grow old
Evergreen heroes whose stories were told
Oh the great sequin cowboy
Who sings of the plains
Of roundups and rustlers
And home on the range
Turn on the T.V.
Shut out the lights
Roy Rogers is riding tonight

Nine o'clock mornings
Five o'clock evenings
I'd liven the pace if I could
Oh I'd rather have a ham in my sandwich than cheese
But complaining wouldn't do any good

Lay back in my armchair
Close eyes and think clear
I can hear hoofbeats ahead
Roy and Trigger have just hit the hilltop
While the wife and the kids are in bed

The "other" 2012 calendar
Mapplethorpe FLOWERS

Director Jamie Winans (ink)

Friday, November 04, 2011

The Basilica | Interior (Left, front – rear)

Born this day in 1946 | Laura Bush & Robert Mapplethorpe

Laura Bush insisted on wearing a mask,
and wouldn't do a full frontal for Mapplethorpe.

So he settled for this.
George loves it.
(It hung in the oval office!)