RIP Farrah Fawcett

The movie & television world mourns the loss of yet another 1970s-80s icon. They seem to be dying out on us all of a sudden.

Actress and incandescent beauty Farrah Fawcett, 62, died this afternoon at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. You may remember her for that famous poster or for her brief one year role as ‘Jill’ in the original Charlie’s Angels. When her father, James, 91, flew from Texas to see her, she passed him a note that, according to O’Neal, read: “I’ve loved and I’ve been loved. I’m happy. I’m ready.” She had written her own epitaph.

We will miss you Farrah.

Farrah Leni Fawcett

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(February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

Long Way Home – Anthony Gomes

Long Way Home is a collection of songs that didn’t quite make it to the final list of Anthony Gomes’s 2006 hit album Music Is The Medicine. However there was no excuse in just leaving them hanging around, so later that same year, he released it as a companion cd. So let’s check it out.

The album starts off with guitar wails loud & in your face as Bring It hits your speakers. A wah-wah pedal drenched guitar lead breaks, it’s a kinda war cry of asking you to put your actions where your mouth is. Without You is more of the smoky bar kinds blues, with a backup singers and piano, telling a lover that the world isn’t right without her in his life. Gomes has said that this is one of his favrouite tracks.

A little bit of slide guitar introduces us to the next track Hard Line To Ride

, which describes a tough woman to love. It’s almost a destructive relationship. Purple Whiskey Sack hairspray download is a down & dirty blues-rock song about fending for yourself and having no one to trust. I believe the purple sack is about Crown Whiskey. Long Way Home is a ballad about missing your loved one and knowing that it will take some doing to get back to them. It’s a gentle acoustic ballad with just guitars. Monday Salvation is another rock n’roll number with backup singers about getting redemption.

Mississippi Hurricane is a Southern Blues Rock number about a cheating woman who left a path of destruction in her wake. Morning Star starts off with a Middle Eastern/Indian intro before going to rock mode. Soul Power is a gospel number that screams ‘Memphis’ influences and features a killer piano riff from Dylan St.John. Tilt A Whirl is an ode to 60s & 70s rockabilly & rock n’roll numbers, almost surf rock (dare I say it). It doesn’t sound like leftovers, so blues fan – get yo ass out and guy it!

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Here’s a live performance by Anthony Gomes and his band The New Soul Cowboy. The second song is Purple Whiskey Sack.

Quite Day Resting At Home

Well the worst seems to be past me. I’m feeling a lot better but not yet 100%. Not even 80%. But I think I’ll be well enough to get back to work tomorrow. If only the office wasn’t air-conditioned for just a day or two but had huge ceiling or pedestal fans instead, I know that I’ll be ok. You know the huge pedestal fans that I’m talking about? There’s 3 or 4 of them in Oberoi’s Bar on MG Road that look like old 1940s jet plane propellers!

I had downloaded & watched Star Trek Generations last night. I’ve seen it a few times but it’s always good to see Captain Kirk & Captain Picard share the screen together. I tried watching Apocalypto this afternoon but my medicines made me feel very drowsy and about 20 minutes into the movie, I switched it off and snored away to glory. I was interrupted by phone calls but I did managed to get a little over 2 hours of sleep.

There’s a little work going on around here. The apartment has 3 broken windows (the winds can really get going and if you haven’t put the hook on your windows, the glass can crack or break with the force of the window banging against the outer wall) and so we had some guys coming over to fix that. Overall it’s been a quite day and other than handle some calls from my team, I’ve had lots of rest.