If I were to name the theme of my 1st BJP year, it would be Discovering Who I Am. This year I have named my theme Celebrate Who I Am.
Remember after my rather dark February post I promised something fun this month. Taking another item from my "list" I decided to choose music. I love just about all kinds of music. I especially love guitar blues. I could listen to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and oooooo.....Stevie Ray Vaughn all day long. I like lesser known artist also. One I like a lot is a guy out in California, Cody LePow. I am also compelled to tell you that my very favorite song of all time is Harlem Nocturne by the Viscounts. Fantastic Sax!
BUT, one of my Go To albums is Santana's Supernatural. This album was marketing genius. In his comeback album, Carlos collaborated with a different popular artist on just about every cut of the album. My favorite three cuts are
Love of My Life, Smooth, and Put Your Lights On.
Put your lights on
There's a monster living under my bed
Whispering in my ear
There's an angel with a hand on my head
She says I've got nothing to fear.
Did you worry about monsters when you were a kid? The first monster show I saw was The Tingler with Vincent Price. Pretty hokey, even then. But the movie that scared the crap out of me back then was The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I remember being scared to go in our basement after I saw it, and our basement was like another living room with tile, light green walls and a ceiling!! I must have been pretty young then, because I remember loving to stay up and watch Creature Feature on WGN transmitting from Chicago.
I'm sure I probably looked like this when some scary scene came on the screen. But I still LOVED scary movies. I grew up on Bella Lagosa (Dracula), Lon Chaney (the Wolfman) Vincent Price (perfect in any spooky role) and Frankenstein and his Bride. When I got older they made scary movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and Halloween. And THAT is when I stopped watching scary movies. When they became BLOODY movies.
So here is my piece inspired by the song. Me and my Monster are created from Shrinky Dinks. Don't you just love to say "Shrinky Dinks"? Doesn't it just make you chuckle?
I celebrate me by making fun of my childhood fears and hopefully I have shown that even though I am a pretty serious person, I DO have a playful side.
What would YOUR monser look like?