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04 January 2005 @ 03:10 am
I lost my contact lens in your Mercedes Benz, so you'll have to make amends  

Oh yes, I got this mousepad for Christmas:

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It features a print by Hiroshige and makes me smile every time I look at it. ^^

I have been going through my friends' journals in the past few days to catch up. I haven't read everybody's yet, but I'm getting there, s l o w l y but surely. I didn't go to bed until 5:30 on 1 January, which is a new lj record (well, I said I didn't do New Year's resolutions), and last night it was not much better, 5:15. That was not because of lj though. Just when I wanted to log off, the radio dj I was listening to finished his show at 2:00 by playing an old Caroline classic which I hadn't heard in ages, "Still you turn me on" by ELP. It really took me back, and so I spent the next few hours hunting through 21 pages of Googled results (with several Russian websites causing Safari to crash, which was bloody annoying), before I finally found a site where I could listen to the whole song.

I must say, for a song that intends to be taken seriously, it sure has atrocious lyrics:

Still... You Turn Me On

(Greg Lake)

Do you wanna be an angel? Do you wanna be a star?
Do you wanna play some magic on my guitar?
Do you wanna be a poet? Do you wanna be my string?
You could be anything!
Do you wanna be the lover of another
Undercover? You could even be the man on the moon!
Do you wanna be the player? Do you wanna be the string?
Let me tell you something, it just don't mean a thing!

You see it really doesn't matter
When you're buried in disguise
By the dark glass on your eyes
Though your flesh has crystallized
Still.... you turn me on
Still.... you turn me on.

Do you wanna be the pillow where I lay my head?
Do you wanna be the feathers lying in my bed?
Do you wanna be a colour cover magazine? Create a scene?
Every day a little sadder, a little madder,
Someone get me a ladder!
Do you wanna be the singer? Do you wanna be the song?
Let me tell you something, you just couldn't be more wrong!

You see, I really have to tell you,
That it all gets so intense
From my experience
It just doesn't seem to make sense
Still.... you turn me on
Still.... you turn me on.

If it were a poem, it would be worthy of reallybadpoetry's scalpel. But I just love the music, and Greg Lake sings like a god here. Of course I had to play it at least 7 times, together with "From the beginning", before I finally logged off. *sigh*

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: From the beginning / Still you turn me on - ELP
_m_h_n on January 4th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
Every day a little sadder, a little madder,
Someone get me a ladder!

Tee. 8)
Sounds like a wonderful tune. And your mousepad's simply adorable! Just look at that puss...
Mnemosyne: smile!_lethe_ on January 5th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
And his poetry is badder
than Edmund Blackadder
(and yadda, yadda, yadda...)

Ah, I should do my Sinterklaas rhymes early this year! I'm really in the mood. :D

I love that kitty! Gazing out of the window, blissfully unaware of the giant mouse behind its back. ^_^
bieiris on January 4th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
What a charming print! I'm also going to bed very late these days...
Mnemosyne: thinking_lethe_ on January 5th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Take care of yourself, chica! You have been ill recently, don't forget.
heartofdavidheartofdavid on January 5th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
The mousepad's a beauty! I love Oriental art, mine is one of Mount Fuji. :)

And I love both those songs sung by Greg Lake. On my computer, I've a mix of mp3s which is labelled 'my favorites', both of those are on there. It's that sexy voice and the emotion he can put into it. Sigh.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 5th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think that may also be Mount Fuji in the background on my mousepad, what a coincidence! :)

Yesss... love that voice. He could sing the telephone book listings and it would still sound great to me.
Jackie: naughtyankhgrl49 on January 6th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
I want to be that cat staring out that window, I do believe that that would be the life, yes indeed. ;)
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 6th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, how lovely... but only if I was also able to roam around outside! :)
_upstairs on January 7th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
oh wow that's an amazing mousepad!! if i had such a pretty mousepad i'd spend more time looking at it than looking at the screen :D
Mnemosyne: smile!_lethe_ on January 9th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D :D