Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND YOUR HEART, WAS AN OPEN BOOK..."

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means. Absolutely NOTHING!

I know we all have to get older and that our bodies age and stuff, but it still shocked me to see the latest pics of once glamorous Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was caught in Beverly Hills this past week. She's in her early 90s now, and the poor Hungarian thing is most definitely showing it! GOOD GOD! Time is cruel to us all! Ya know, for celebrities who rely so much on their looks such as Zsa Zsa once did, it must be really humbling/depressing to get this old and watch yer body just implode and putrefy right before your very eyes on its way to the grave. It's a stupid cosmic joke really. Zsa Zsa, who once had the strength to slap a cop, now can barely walk on her own. The pics of a now very senior Zsa Zsa are here. I'd like to live a long fruitful life mind you, but the vanity I possess sometimes makes me think that dying young may not be so bad, for I would never have to age and worry about liver spots! My co-worker insists that getting older isn't so bad, and that your mindset accepts the changes that come with it. Yeah. Sure. I can't wait till I turn 80. LOLOLOL! By the way, did you know Zsa Zsa was once married to and had a daughter with Paris Hilton's great grandfather Conrad? WHO KNEW?!

I was fortunate enough to receive this book for Xmas at work yesterday for our gift exchange. Sweet holy Jesus! There are some fine rare pics in the book of Paul McCartney and his lovely late wife Linda traveling all over the world during the 1970s with their supergroup that was, WINGS! WOOHOO! I've heard so many negative criticisms of Paul's work after The Beatles being cheesy/corny and just a bunch of silly pop/love songs (<--see the pun?), but listening to some of these albums today is still a real treat. McCartney continued writing brilliantly during this era, and without a doubt was just as successful away from his first famous band. Linda got a lot of shit too, for her less than stellar singing and limited musical instrument knowledge, but I say the woman stood by her man and worked hard to be a member of that group, and pulled it off nicely thank you. Paul was scared about life after the Fab Four, but Linda encouraged him to keep songwriting/performing and eventually Wings took shape. Paul even admits in the book, that he was always monitoring John, George, and Ringo's solo albums to see what they were up to musically as a sort of competition/inspiration for himself, and that more than likely the others were keeping tabs on his work too. There were lots of band member changes here and there throughout the group's decade or so long existence, but the essence of Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine was for the most part, always there. WINGS BABY! Here are some fine obscure and famous songs too by Sir Paul and his 70s crew Wings:



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10 comments:

Todd said...

Ah, my mindset is not accepting the changes age brings. My mind says I'm 25, yet when I look in the mirror, I'm thinking I'm around 65. Again I was referred to as old yesterday. Maybe I should go live with Zsa Zsa...

alexgirl said...

Damn, suddenly I want to go listen to WINGS. I like some of their stuff. And a lot of Paul's solo stuff. "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Junk" were just Paul's songs, right?

And poor Zsa Zsa. I can't believe how old she looks. The bitch-slap thing was only about 10 years ago, wasn't it? Whoa.

Happy Holidays, Wat! I hope you have a good one.

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Bill German said...

peice of cakkkkkkkkkeeeeeee; that was ur first mistake....

alice said...

Paul was always my favorite of the fab four because.... um... well... because he was so hot!!!!! I had a terrible crush on him and saw "A Hard Day's Night" about 18 times at the theater. I loved Wings for the music, because he was married, therefore taken, by then.

Zsa Zsa was that generation's Paris - she was famous for being famous. The apple doesn't fall far.....

M- Filer said...

Aw she doesn't look THAT bad for 90. 90 years is real long fricken time. It could be worse.

WendyB said...

For some reason, I've been listening to "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" by Wings lately.

Marko said...

Age what are ya gonna do?

I have to refresh my listenings of WINGS, I gad never really given much though till now.

Gavin Elster said...

Poor Zsa Zsa has been stuck in that old folks home in Calabassas. This outing must have been a Christmas present to her. Her husband put her there. You know, the guy who claimed he may be the father of Anna Nicoles daughter. We all get old. People have been doing it for "years" now. Why does age shock when we all know we do it?

Gary said...

Oh, the issue of age. A young bagger at the grocery store called me 'sir' today and I thought 'wow, I am old' but I then reworked it to mean this kid was showing me respect which is good in any form. The shocking part about aging is how differently we look as the years pass. Best to roll with the punches and not get all hung up about it. Life happens.