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Cher, “The Goddess of Pop”, is an incredibly talented woman. She has had an amazing career as a recording artist, record producer, actress, television star, and director. She has won a gazillion awards and is undeniably a total superstar! Here’s little baby Cher.. well no, but here’s Cher as a young woman… <3

"I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like."

"I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me."

"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen."

"If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give it up."

"I don't know what keeps me down to earth, but it sure isn't ironing. I send mine out."

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."

"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."

"Living your life the way you want to live it is the most important thing, so if you have to pay small prices along the way, it's not important."

“I wouldn't give myself any advice, because advice is kind of bullshit. Take a deep breath and don't take any of it too seriously.”

"I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around."

"For better or worse, I never plan my life. I focus on today. I love spontaneity. That is what has put me in some strange and wonderful places in my life."

"Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable."

“Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.”

Have a lovely day, and remember cher-ing is caring ;-)

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1950s Radios

Hello friends! Just wanted to share some lovely radios that are out there on Etsy.
Enjoy!

Turquoise Zenith Clock Radio

Converted Tube Radio

Peachy Clock Tube Radio

Motorola Transistor Radio

Philco Twin Speaker Table Top Tube Radio

Arvin Tube Radio

Motorola Radio Collectible

AM Tube Radio

Bulova Bakelite Tube Radio

50s Aqua Radio

Mallory Television Channel Tuner

Zenith Clock Radio

Clock Radio Converted MP3 Player

They are all so cute!!

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Debbie Harry / Blondie

Are there any other huuuuge Blondie fans out there?? I not only love the music but I love Debbie Harry. She is just so… COOL. You know? Bad ass chick in a punk band with platinum hair!?
She began her music career in the late 60s.
Blondie” was formed in the 70s and man did they ever rock.
Here’s the super talented Debbie Harry and some of her quotes..

“The only thing I really wanted to be was a beatnik, and look what happened: I ended up being in a band.”

“I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.”

 “I feel one of the things I brought to rock and roll was that sort of movie star glamour and image, and that’s what always fascinated me. I always wanted to be that blonde, glowing woman on film, and it was sort of automatically thrown at my feet — and I went with it.”

“You know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.”

“I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.”

“I could be a housewife… I guess I’ve vacuumed a couple of times.”

“Music is wonderful. Especially if there’s some kind of content to it.”

“Lately I’ve been believing that music predates speech.”

“We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that’s where language comes from.”

“Morality should have to do with killing people or hurting them or stealing from them, but when it comes to adult choices, I don’t see it.”

“I think it’s a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.”

“I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.”

“Why should you force your brain cells to remember a lot of stuff when the most important thing you can do is to come up with new stuff?”

“The only person I really believe in is me.”

“You always fall for the rascal or the guy who’s got a little bit of the devil in him. You can’t help it.”

“I wish I had invented sex.”

“I feel like I have to have a voice.”

“I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it.”

“I really, really like writing songs.”

“I mean I think that Blondie’s influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.”

“Capote wrote every day. He said that’s the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.”

“A lot of the bands were really, really different and a lot of them actually didn’t become huge but I think were hugely influential.”

“That was always what I felt was the beauty of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it was entertainment and showbiz yet it had the idea of the voice of the people, it had an essence to it which was socially motivated. Not that I want to change to world, you know? But it was sort of relevant to real life, it involved the real essence of poetry or the real essence of fine art. But it was also entertainment. That was the real vitality.”

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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” is a lovely 1960 movie starring the oh-so-lovable Doris Day. Playing her husband is David Niven. He plays a theatre critic in New York. They decide to move from their Manhattan apartment to the country with their 4 boys. With his success and sudden social demands in the city and her taking care of the kids and renovations in the country, things start to get tense. I won’t tell you any more, you must see it.

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of the amazingly talented Frank Sinatra, had some amazing style. She pulled off the boots (in every color) and jeans look like no other. She made casual wear look HOT!

She’s best known for “These Boots Are Made For Walking“, “Sugar Town” and her cover of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Here’s some photos and quotes.

“I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.”

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me. “

“I think I’ve finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel. “

“There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.”

“I wasn’t allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to.”

“The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It’s like being identified with a brand name.”

“Love is a stranger that beckons you on. Don’t think of the danger, or the stranger is gone. This dream is for you, so pay the price. Make one dream come true, you only live twice.”

“Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I’m crazy for that man. And he thinks I’m hip!”

“I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time. “

“It would be nice to be on the charts again, nice to be recognised.”

“The Columbia years are the most sentimental for me. My parents were together through most of that time and we were a happy, sort of normal family.”

“Frank’s audience doesn’t care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM.”

“Once I had my first hit, Dad started to introduce himself as Nancy Sinatra’s father!”

“You brought the magic back. The heart is there, the humor is there… Everything is there.”

Love her.

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control

Control‘ is a movie set in the 1970s based on Ian Curtis from ‘Joy Division‘. Now if you’ve never listened to Joy Division, it’s a must. They played awesome English rock/post-punk music. I also recommend the movie. It gives insight into the tortured soul of Ian Curtis, the man with the beautiful lyrics. I am also drawn to anything set in that time. I love the style of the movie. It is so beautifully made. Here are some photos, first of the movie, and then of the real band.

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Ian Curtis played by Sam Riley

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‘the band’

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Debbie Curtis played by Samantha Morton

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So this is permanence; love-shattered pride. What once was innocence, has turned on its side.”

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Ian’s love affair, Annik Honore, played by Alexandra Maria Lara

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“I wish I were a Warhol silk screen hanging on the wall. Or little Joe or maybe Lou. I’d love to be them all. All New York’s broken hearts and secrets would be mine. I’d put you on a movie reel, and that would be just fine.”

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“Side effects include: drowsiness, apathy, and blurred vision… I’m taking two.”

Joy Division

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