3 Documentaries On Porn Stars & The Industry

Oooo, shocking. Porn – the taboo topic. Get read – almost every guy I know watches or has watched porn a few times. A lot of girls do too but they won’t admit it. I have watched and still occasionally watch it from time to time, just to see what the new trends are, and incase I forget what the big deal is all about. We all watch porn. The vehicle through which you are read my blog post – the internet – was invented for the masses just so that people could access porn much easier. So get over it. Take your holier than thou attitude and shove it where the sun don’t shine and stop looking at me like that!

Recently I read in a post on Facebook about a documentary about ex-porn stars and their lives that intrigued me to watch it. A documentary about porn stars – what would that be like? I was so intrigued that I watched 3 of them in the last week and am surprised by what I have seen.

The first one I watched on DailyMotion is Twilight of the Porn Stars directed by Louis Theroux which came out in 2012. In 1997, Louis Theroux made a documentary about the world of male porn performers in Los Angeles. 15 years later, he returns to find a business struggling with the deluge of free porn on the internet. Louis revisits some of the original programme’s contributors as well as meeting the latest crop of porn performers dreaming of porn stardom. He returns to find an industry that has been decimated by illegal Internet tube sites. He goes and meets some of the performers & a movie maker he interviewed back in 1997 and is warmly received by them. Probably because he treated them as human beings and not objects to be dissected. At that time Theroux had a lot of curiosity about the industry in America which hadn’t a similar scene in the UK. focused largely (and highly entertainingly) on the male “performers” and contrasting the stereotypical macho fantasy of easy sex with the crude mechanics of the job – and the physical and psychological dangers it posed to those involved.

The big bucks have mostly vanished from the scene in 2012 with the deluge of free porn sites available to everyone. Gone are the days of easy money and rampant, drug-fuelled excess. Yet, they soldier on, the economic blight having had little obvious effect on the number of people willing to engage in extreme sex acts on camera in return for cold hard cash, however diminished the earnings. He meets two newcomers to the scene – both 23 and the girl who is a single mother and the guy a product of the foster home system who wants to make money to make his other dreams come true. The crew visits the set of the two performers shooting a session and Theroux notes a “courtship in reverse – starting with sex and ending up as something like friends” as Theroux described it. Another memorable scene is when he meets one model agency director declared she wouldn’t warn off newcomers from porn but wouldn’t want her own daughter getting involved as she “wouldn’t want to be the mother of a whore”. He meets with a veteran male performer who talks about the loss he feels, his own capacity for love and intimacy and the hope that he can find true love again to rid the lonliness in his life. They also talk about the dark sides of recent time in particular the fate of one Jon Dough, an actor who committed suicide five years ago, a victim of declining DVD sales and serious drug addiction. Then there is the Spanish star (the only one I have seen before) who talks about the high number of women he has performed with.

But what was really memorable for me was the female star who lives with her boyfriend, her assistant and basically takes care & provides for him. Theroux talks to him about what it is like to be the boyfriend of a porn star and there is a debate about a scene that she has been asked to do which the boyfriend is not comfortable with. However, she says that taking the job will mean able to go on a holiday later. I found it odd that the guy was living off his girl’s money, in that industry.

The second one I watched is the one I read about on Facebook – After Porn Ends which, as the title should suggest is about the lives of porn stars who have retired from the industry. Participants included Asia Carrera, Nina Hartley, Mary Carey, Houston, Crissy Moran, Randy West, Richard Pacheco, John Leslie, Amber Lynn, Seka, Raylene, Luke Ford, Bill Margold, Shelley Lubben and Tiffany Million – some really big names in the industry! You now have former female stars – Crissy Moran in particular – who are now Christian activists speaking out against pornography and exploitation of women to the dad who openly discusses his former life with his unfazed daughter. And then you have Asia Carrera, the first porn star of part Asian ancestry, who quit to have a family with her husband. While their first child was just 2 and Asia was pregnant with their second, her husband died in a car crash and one point she was struggling to pay the bills so she went online asking for donations and was touched by the love shown by her fans who helped her out. Eventually, Carrera got a message from an insurance company that a life insurance policy she had forgotten about did exist for her husband, and she was granted it after mandatory investigation.

Houston, once the queen of gang bang, has now moved into the real estate business after a singing project and finds it difficult to find a steady footing due to her past. And Tiffany Millions, who became a porn star as a means to “work the least amount of time for the most money” so she could be with her daughter while providing a good life in a good neighborhood. And now she’s a freaking bounty hunter and runs her own private investigator business! The story then focuses on some of the male performers, like Randy West who had a recent heart attack, and is seen as someone who relishes the time he spent being a star. He used to play baseball but dropped out that to play in rock bands. Randy was also a member of Chippendale’s dance company, and worked as stripper at private events from 1980 to 1992. He is now a celebrity golfer, aged 66, and loves playing for charity but finds that its tough to get on the tournaments because of his previous career. Shelley Luben & Crissy Moran are now born again Christians who are spokeswomen for lobbyist groups that want to rid the world of the evil porn industry. I find it strange that they can do that! Also strange is that Crissy’s website is still being run by a 3rd party but she refuses to take any money from it. Tyffany Millions, Seka and Asia Carrera are clear examples of performers who say that they do not regret their time in porn and confound this narrative, but seem to be overwhelmed in the shadow of these stories.

Since the film has come out, Houston’s gone back and Amber Lynn has come back. Raylene who quit in 2001 from porn and then 2004 from dancing to start her family, came back in 2010 for financial reasons but has retired again. While a lot of focus is given to the dark side of the industry as stated by some of the actresses, Nina Hartley is the opposite. From performer to pornographic film director, sex educator, feminist, and author, radio show host and even acting in two mainstream movies! She perhaps puts it best that some people should never get into the industry – the naive, coming from a broken home, having tons of personal issues and perhaps victims of physical or sexual abuse. She, Asia & Tyffany say that they never let the industry take advantage of them – rather they took advantage of the industry for their benefit.

The third and final documentary is Aroused a 2013 film directed by the photographer Deborah Anderson, in her directorial debut. The UK based Anderson t profiles the life of 16 notable adult film actresses – from newer stars like to established veterans like Lisa Ann & Francesca Le. Anderson gives them a different treatment as part of her photography book – renting a luxurious mansion, she has the ladies go through a glamourous makeup session and photo shoot (the entire thing is in black n white). While she talks to them during their makeup sessions to find out how they go into porn and the industry and find out about their background, at the end of the film she has each actress rest comfortably on a bed while they talk their hearts out. Some of the stuff is really moving! Other “actresses” appearing in the production include Katsuni, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Misty Stone, Tanya Tate, Asphyxia Noir, Jesse Jane, Lexi Belle, April O’Neil, Brooklyn Lee, Allie Haze and Alexis Texas are also featured.

However with 16 actresses, all having their own story, the interspaced snippets does not work really well in giving us a clear image of the persons. Anderson is not trying to change minds about why they do what they do; instead she aims to humanize these objects of male desire. In their interviews the women are generally insightful, including a casting agent who discusses her moral struggle over her role in the business. The actresses themselves frequently describe troubled childhoods, often with absent fathers. But they also demonstrate great pride in their professional achievements which “civilians” are just not able to understand. And although several take pains to point out the differences between their real and cinematic sex lives—“If you want to enjoy porn, never go to a porn set,” one advises–they also exhibit an undeniable enthusiasm for what they do. “I get paid to have sex!” one gushes. “Why doesn’t everybody do that?”

I have new found knowledge and some respect and sympathy for the performers in the industry. Not everything is glamarous and not everyone emerges out of it in the end unscathed. Huge problems emerge as they go deeper in the industry and the same public that leer and masturbate to their “acts” later belittles them and looks down upon them, often being the hindrance for the porn stars once they wish to move on to more regular jobs & careers.

Star Trek: TOS Women 14

As I currently rewatching all 3 seasons of Star Trek TOS I am in the process of documenting more of the TOS women. Yeoman Mears is the one for today. Mears (first name not entered) was a Starfleet yeoman, portrayed as a blue eyed, dusky beauty serving aboard the USS Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, in the 2260s. Her one and only TOS appearance is in the stellar season 1 episode The Galileo 7. In 2267 (Stardate: 2821.5), Mears was assigned to accompany Lieutenant Commander Spock’s mission to study the Murasaki 312 phenomenon aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo. Their mission is to study  Murasaki 312, a quasar-like formation. Along with Spock & Mears are Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leonard McCoy, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott,  lieutenants Latimer, Gaetano, and Boma.

However while inside the phenomenon, the shuttlecraft encounters rough turbulence, knocking it off-course. The electrical interference generated by the phenomenon makes sensors unreliable and communication impossible for the shuttlecraft, as well as for the Enterprise. The Galileo is forced to make an emergency landing on Taurus II, a lone planet at the heart of Murasaki 312. While Scotty attempts repairs Gaetano and Latimer are sent out to scout the area. The crash survivors are attacked by giant, spear-wielding, “cave man”-like humanoids. Both Latimer & Gaetano are killed in separate attacks and Spock comes under fire for his “cold & distant” approach with just logic while the humans are unable to overcome their grief over the deaths of their fellow crewmen. Mears is one of the 5 survivors who makes it back to orbit in the much damaged ship and they are rescued by Enterprise when they are beamed aboard just in time before the Galileo is destroyed.

Mears was played by the late Phyllis Douglas (24 July 1936 – 12 May 2010; age 73). She also appeared as one of the hippes in the episode “The Way to Eden“. Douglas (daughter of famous assistant director Ridgeway Callow) made her feature acting debut at the age of two in the epic classic Gone With the Wind (1939, photographed by Ernest Haller). She later appeared (again, without credit) in the film Raintree County, which also featured DeForest Kelley. In 1959’s Girls Town she played the character Eleanor alongside Elinor Donahue. She also appeared in two episodes of Batman (both with Lawrence Montaigne). Douglas retired from acting and sold recreational vehicle lots in Palm Springs, California. She passed away on May 12, 2010.

Swetha Menon Molestation Case

This molestation incident with Swetha Menon is just another reminder of the fact that at such functions where a celebrity or any of the people are attending, there is hardly any security or respect for personal space, way too many hangers on, too many people pushing about and clinging around the celebs that such incidents are bound to happen and there are assholes who take advantage of these situation as well. The changes are there to be made.

For those who do not know, on Friday Swetha Menon (actress /former model & Ms India contestant / tv anchor) stated that while at a public function in the city of Kollam (Kerala) she was molested by Congress Party member & Kollam’s Member of Parliament N Peethambara Kurup. All weekend we’ve been tuned in to the events that unfolded since then. She complained to the Kollam district collector B Mohanan but says she felt betrayed by him for “ignoring” her grievance when he was informed about it shortly after the incident. It was on the invitation of the Collector that she had attended the function. Mohanan has claimed that he had not received any complaint from her. said she was also harassed by another person during the President’s Trophy boat race in Kochi, who has also been charged. Although Swetha didn’t name the person in question when asked by the press, media footage showed Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup from the area touching her but the lawmaker on Saturday strongly denied having committed such an act.

She, along with her husband Sreevalsan Menon, had told reporters on Saturday night after meeting office bearers of various film industry bodies that she would forward a detailed complaint to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, whom she is likely to meet on Tuesday. Acting on a complaint lodged by Communist Party of India – Marxist’s youth outfit Democratic Youth Federation of India, the police team led by a woman circle inspector went to Kochi Sunday morning to record her statement. The 39-year-old actress told police at her apartment in Kochi that she was insulted by Kurup and another person during the function. Shweta, a two-time state award winner and also a TV anchor, broke down while the statement was being recorded. Earlier in the day, Kurup reiterated that the charge against him was totally untrue and he produced some photographs of the event, claiming that the actress was harassed at the scene by some others. “I am past 70. I have passed the age of getting excited by the presence of women at public functions,” he said.

Finally Kurup was booked by the police, charged under IPC sections 354 and 354 (A) for assault or criminal force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty. However later on Suday Swetha withdrew all legal proceedings against Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup later in the day. “In the wake of Peetambhara Kurup’s repeated public and personal apology about the incident at the President’s Boat Race at Kollam, I am withdrawing all legal and other actions against him,” Shwetha said in a statement released to select media organizations and to the film fraternity at around 8pm on Sunday. Although Kurup could be arrested anytime, the case against him will fall flat if she gives a written statement saying that she is withdrawing the complaint. Shwetha, who said she had taken her decision not to press with the legal proceedings after consulting her guru, father and husband, also claimed, that there was no outside pressure on her do so. Kollam police said they were not aware of her decision to withdraw the complaint. “Till the victim gives a revised statement to the investigating officer, the case will stand,” an officer with Kollam East Police said.

How will this messy situation end?

5 TV Characters I Love

In a fantasy world, forget about spouses and loves, if you could fall in love with a movie or tv character, name 5 you would choose. Not the actors but the movie characters.

I am going to skip actresses/characters from Star Trek – I love all of them and have massive crushes on them all – so these are from non-Star Trek shows only.

  • Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) : from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis & Stagate Universe: how can you not fall in love with a smart military scientist, who is kind, sweet, compassionate and a hottie to boot?
  • Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) : from haughty, rich popular cheerleader in Buffy The Vampire Slayer she became a champion of good vs evil (until she was taken over by a demon). But Cordy in Angel was a sweetie & a hottie. What a character!
  • Lyta Alexander (Patricia Tallman) : I love redheads and they are dangerous. The telepath turns deadly to the crew of Babylon 5 and becomes something of an antagonist at the end but it’s hard not to love Lyta for the victim of circumstance that she was. She however rises up and becomes a huge contributor to the war efforts yet finds herself at the receiving end of bureaucracy and sides with a group of fellow telepaths.
  • Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) : The tough as nails yet heart of gold special agent Prentiss on Criminal Minds who graced the show for 6 seasons. I still can’t get over her leaving the show (and probably never ever will).
  • Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) : The hottie & cutie vampire from True Blood. It’s tough not to fall in love with her and her sweet disposition and naivety. She is just so oomph and the second redhead in this bunch. Jessica – I wanna do bad things with you!

“Rape? Women, It’s Your Fault”

From IBN Live : A group of stand-up comedians known as ‘AIB’ has come up with a satirical video in the wake of recent sexual assault cases in India. The group consists of Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya. Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi Pandey have acted in the video. The campaign is called ‘It’s Your Fault’, and it showcases different dimensions of a victim’s life. Take a look.

TV Journalist Refuses To Cover Her Hair For Interview

Shared by Upworthy: When Sheik Yousuf Badri told Egyptian TV host Riham Said to keep herself covered during the interview, let’s just say she didn’t quite “obey” the man.

Let’s get this straight; she is a religious person, a Muslim woman. The religious leader had no problem with her uncovered hair when they spoke off camera but for the recorded interview he demanded that she cover her hair with the hijab. She does out it on but makes a point that it is a ‘charade” and she is not for it. During the topic on sexual harassment by priests who perform exorcism, the guy gets upset. She states her point – she would wear the hijab for her god but not for him – says what she feels about Badri and walks off!

1000 salutes to her for her bravery!

Star Trek: TOS Women 13

Leslie Dalton (born 12 August 1944) is an actress from Boston, Massachusetts, who played Drea from the Kelvan Empire in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “By Any Other Name”, credited as Lezlie Dalton. Drea was a Kelvan female and a member of an expedition from the Kelvan Empire in the radiation-imperiled Andromeda Galaxy. Her ancestors were part of a wave of multi-generational starships dispatched to nearby galaxies to find new territories for the Empire to conquer and occupy. Reaching the Milky Way Galaxy after centuries in the intergalactic void, her ship was destroyed crossing the galactic barrier. Under Rojan’s command, Drea escaped with three other crewmembers in a life-craft to a Class M planet. The Kelvans adopted humanoid forms more compatible with the new region’s intelligent life and available transportation.

After a false distress call attracted the attention of Captain James T. Kirk, Drea was part of the boarding party that captured the USS Enterprise. Drea served as the Enterprise flight officer for the return home to report their discoveries to the Kelvan Empire. Humanoid sense perceptions and emotional tendencies were alien to Kelvan experience, allowing Kirk and his senior officers to exploit Kelvan weaknesses. Drea was the only Kelvan not subjected to this attempted subversion. Eventually, Kirk suggested that the Kelvans’ new Humanity could be fully realized on a planet in the Milky Way, and the Kelvans restored control of the Enterprise to Kirk and his crew.

Dalton went on to become a featured player on Dean Martin’s 1970s variety show The Golddiggers. Afterward, she made guest appearances on the Henry Darrow/Anthony Zerbe television series Harry O and two episodes of S.W.A.T. in 1975 and 1976. The following year, she became a regular on the soap opera The Guiding Light, where she stayed until 1981.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : Date With A Celebrity

You have won a contest, and the prize is a date with any famous person you choose! Who do you pick?

Here is my top 11 celebrity women that I’d pick. Some of the women are quite older than me, but still beautiful & sexy and I’d love to spend some time with them. So here goes:

  • Isabelle Boulay
  • Amanda Tapping
  • Virginia Madsen
  • Rhona Mitra
  • Antonia Collette
  • Bellamy Young
  • Melissa Archer
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Maxim Roy
  • Sonya Walger
  • Jeri Ryan

This is my current list, it can change from time to time but some of them will always remain and have been there for a while. Ta da, I love all these 11 women.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : Women Singers

The bulk of my music collection is by male musicians, male singers, all-male band members, male musicians. While I love the female singers & musicians in my collection, they are a small minority. I used to have this theory that since I usually sing along with the songs that I play on my stereo system, cd player and now laptop in mp3 form, the lyrics are very important to me and I usually just connect better with the male point of view in the lyrics. I’m not so sure about that anymore but I still find a vastly male dominated collection of music. However here are my favourite women singers, my top 11 in no particular order;

  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Jann Arden
  • Isabelle Boulay
  • Tori Amos
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Alison Krauss
  • Sheila Carabine (Dala)
  • Amanda Walther (Dala)
  • Terri Clark
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Jessie Farrell

Notable mentions would be Alanis Morissette, Sarah Harmer, Dido, Tegan & Sara, Jewel, Katie Melua, Lisa Brokop & Regina Specktor.

Lady Banana Hits 300 Comments

For those of you who frequent the blog you’d know that I have a regular reader & commenter named Lady Banana. She’s an English lady from London and she is awesome. She blogs at Lady Banana and has been a long time blog, email & twitter friend of mine. She’s always been there for me ever since I’ve known her; whenever I feel down if I reach out to her, I know she will make me feel so good about myself. Not surprising as she is also a longtime nurse, a profession that I have a lot of respect for.

That Diana has stuck with being my friend for this long is something I consider to be cherished. I just love her so much. She is my cheerleader and she is so kind and sweet.

She has two cats Mabel & Freddy and has a daughter and a son and a grandson. Check out her blog when you do get the time.

Q1. State your name, location and what you do for a living?

Name – Diana – better known as Lady Banana

Q2. Do you remember how you came to know about Awake & Dreaming?

I really don’t remember, I seem to have known Roshan forever, in the nicest possible way

Q3. How often do you visit my blog?

I visit 2/3 times a week, sometimes just in my feed reader.. Often I’m too tired, lazy or at work – don’t tell the boss, lol, so I can’t always comment as much as I could/should.

Q4. What is it that you like so much about Awake & Dreaming that you visit frequently and post a lot of comments?

I like the mix of posts, sometimes personal about yourself, some about sport and movies and books.

Q5. What are the kind of posts that you like the most in my blog?

I like your personal posts the best, the ones that help me get to know the real you, your likes and dislikes

Q6. Is there any topic that you would want me to blog about (that I haven’t yet)?

Just keep on doing what you’re doing, you do it so well

Choose the following

Q7. Admit it: you have a big crush on Roshan and that is why you are here a lot : Choices (true/very true/absolutely true/damn right it’s true/hell yeah and I’m proud of it! ) ).

Q8. This is for you; say anything you like and I’ll post it here (cause you deserve it)

Your’s is the blog that makes me happy when I open my reader and see you have posted!

You are a good friend, far far away but I know that if I ever need a natter, a cheer up then Roshan is there for me. Long may it last {kiss kiss kiss}

Hope the answers are ok, and here’s to the next 300 comments.. (They are more than ok Diana, they are excellent)

Longings Of The Lonely Heart

While on the bus ride to the office I noticed this woman standing just a couple of feet in front of me. I must admit that I have a wide variety of tastes when it comes to women. I find all kinds of women to be attractive and desirable – maybe a little too much Or let’s put it this way, where most guys I know will dismiss a woman as being plain and/or not pretty, I will usually find something about them that makes them seem really beautiful in my eyes. I know, I’m weird that way.

So back to this woman; I watched as she climbed into the bus and took a position right in front of me. She was dressed in a churidhar and had a brown handbag. She didn’t find a seat and so stood as she paid for her ticket and then stood facing me sideways. I looked at her and tried not to be too obvious about it and thought “There’s a nice looking woman”! She was smooth skinned but not too fair skinned. She wasn’t wearing any makeup, except for a bindi on her forehead. She had these small earrings and a thin gold chain around her neck and a lady style thin watch. No sindoor – check! No wedding ring – check! No mangalsutra – check! She wasn’t too thin, infact I’d say that she has a nice body. As she turned I couldn’t help but stare at her backside which, when another woman passed her by and her churidhar top was pulled a bit, was accented for just a minute and I must say – nice, round rump!

So yes I notice all these things, without looking like a lecherous old goat. Age wise I’d say that she’s probably around 31-33. As she turned her back to me, I did see a stray grey hair or two.  I am greying at the sideburns myself. As I kept looking at her she began to look more & more desirable to me. I wondered what kind of a person she is, what were her likes and dislikes. Does she like cats and dogs?  I looked at her arms and wondered what it would be like to kiss them and to feel them around me, holding me. I wondered what it would like to talk to her and if she would like my silly jokes and antics. She would have to be the more stern & serious one if we were in a relationship, cause I’d be the funny one! And I just know it that no matter what, I would be able to make her smile & laugh – cause I’m cute that way! I’ve not been able to share my life with any woman yet – wake up next to each other, make coffee and breakfast, head out to work together, plan the day/week/month’s shopping, come back home, make dinner & eat it while talking about our day. Watching tv together – oh I’d love to have a woman that I could introduced my favourite stuff to! Have her be part of my special world. And ofcourse, going to bed at night, having that warm body next to me.

I want that. And as she got down at her stop I took a long last glance until the bus started moving again and I could no longer see her. And I sighed a deep sigh and came back to reality, getting down at my stop and came to my office building. But the longing is still there in my heart.

Roots And Wings – Terri Clark

Released on July 26, 2011 via BareTrack Records/Capitol Nashville/EMI Canada Roots And Wings is country superstar Terri Clark’s 8th studio album. The albums starts off with Wrecking Ball a cheerful medium fast number. The song is about the determination of a woman who knows what she wants and will not stop until she gets it. Slowing things down a bit she gives us a country singer’s staple type of song  about breaks up and relationships dying as Breakin’ Up Thing. Lyrically it’s about how the lover is an expert at breaking up and the singer could learn a thing or two from him. There’s some mellow pedal steel and telecaster solos in this one. In The One, is about loneliness and what people say about a single woman. And the woman doesn’t want to settle down for just about anyone but is waiting for the right one.

Norther Girl is Terri Clark celebrating her Canadian-ess and her pride for her native country. Lyrically and musically this is one of her best songs and certainly a highlight of this album. Beautiful And Broken is about love lost and asking the questions to what made it go wrong. Fiddles bring forth the next song, Lonesome’s Last Call – the heartbroken people’s song. A more traditional sounding kind of country song, it’s a really good song to sing along to, in a country western bar.

With the intro reminding me of something the Bee Gees would do, The Good Was Great is another love ballad from Terri that touches the  heart and I can see myself listening to this one in the evening while sipping a cold vodka. The next song surprised me cause it’s got Bluegrass legend Alison Krauss lending backing vocals. Smile is a gentle ballad about being supportive and loving and not letting distance separate people from their loved ones. Lyrically, I think this song is about Terri’s mom who gave her tremendous support when the singer went away from home to make it in the music industry. The Canadian country singer/songwriter gives us a cover in the upbeat We’re Here For A Good Time which is a Trooper song. I’m sure this will be a really good choice for her to close her concerts with during her tours. And finally we get Flowers In The Snow – a lament from someone who has seen too  many heartaches & pain. The album officially ends with 10 songs but the deluxe version has two more songs, live versions of Norther Girl and one of her best songs ever If You Want Fire.

Great album, no weak songs at all. Here’s the video for Norther Girl.