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Relating to Morrissey on His Birthday … Kinda!

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A very happy 56th to dear Morrissey.

Morrissey was a tad inspiring to me when I needed some music to include in my upcoming book, “Love Cats” — available on Amazon by June: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Cats-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1681020513/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432316846&sr=1-1&keywords=love+cats+maryanne+mistretta

“Love Cats” is a fiction story that takes place during the 1980s and there’s a heavy duty gothic and dark wave soundtrack. You can read all about here: https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/love-cats-coming-soon-one-step-closer/

There’s a scene where lead character Beck Stewart is down in the dumps over his break-up with Janey Peyton and one of the appropriate songs, for him, is “How Soon is Now” by The Smiths (co-written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr).

I don’t think I’ve ever felt that low, but for me, “How Soon is Now” was a favorite nightclub song to dance to in the 1980s. Oh that Marr guitar is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Morrissey has another song that really speaks to me — in reverse. It’s the song, “We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful” as I’m quite the opposite, I’ll be the one cheering you on!

When my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist”(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X)  came out last year, I got a ton of support from friends. And then a ton of flack from fake friends who couldn’t handle little me having a book published. (Oh, the stories I could tell you!)

That is when Morrissey’s song popped into my head … and I related from the opposite end, as I was the one being hated for an accomplishment. And it didn’t feel too good. But then again, they must not feel too good about themselves to behave in such a jealous manner, right?

I’m almost positive Morrissey wrote that song about himself, yet never expected a mere commoner like myself to relate so heavily to it.

But lucky me, I’m not a jealous type and I say to all my friends and family:

Write that book, create that song, find your soul mate, save a puppy or a kitten, get that ring on your finger, hooray for your new car, travel the world, lose 50 pounds, get a new job, get a sassy new look, and a whole lot more!!

I wish you all the blessings because I LOVE IT WHEN MY FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL!

SAM_4811Signing autographs = somewhat successful 🙂

It’s nearly laughable, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

And now, in closing of my tribute, enjoy something truly beautiful, by Morrissey:

Two Oldies, But Goodies, From Gilbert O’Sullivan

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I just LOVE these two songs!

Get Down

CLAIR

Both songs remind me of very good things in my life.

Get Down, about a dog, is so about my needy cat Derick — oh how I love him so! So bad, but such a sweetie.

“Get Down” is one of those songs you have to play at least THREE times in a row!

And “Clair,” I used to baby sit a little girl named Claire, who made such a big impact on my life. She was an old soul in a little girl’s body, so wise beyond her years. I had so much fun with her until her family moved away.

A few years later, Dennis and I went to visit her. She was 13 at the time. Growing up and such a pretty little lady. Now Claire is in college. I dropped her an email about a year ago and told her how much she inspired me. (One of her favorite games was pretending we were old ladies complaining about the price of real estate!)

For a short or long time, you just never know who will touch your life! (And what songs will remind you of them!)

Note: on one of the You Tube songs, someone wrote that Gilbert O’Sullivan reminds them of Paul McCartney. I have to agree!

Christmas Bride

Last year I got married a little over a month before Christmas, to the love of my life! And I just heard this song, “Christmas Bride” by Ray Conniff,  for the very first time, this Christmas season.

It’s the most beautiful song and even though sometimes Christmas spirits wear off way too soon (not to mention those that won’t even say “Merry Christmas” because it’s not their holiday!)  I can listen to this song and know, in my heart, that someone special loves me and adores me, and always has Christmas in his heart ❤

CHRISTMAS BRIDE

Our Wedding Photo, we married, 11/9/11 (Photo by Darlene Foster)

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