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Three Helenas (not to be confused with Three Marlenas)

December 19, 2007

I was listening to the old iPod this week and a song by Sordid Humor came on that I might have only heard one or two times in my life called "Helena." I liked it, and I thought, "Hmmmm, I know two other songs called 'Helena', and I really like them, too. I should blog about it."

Hence ...

Helena by Sordid Humor

I bought the Sordid Humor "Light Music for Dying People" CD because Adam Duritz sings backing vocals on some of the songs. He sings backing vocals on "Helena." I heart Adam. Other Counting Crows members helped with these songs, too.
don't let me break your heart Helena
don't let me break your heart Helena
don't give me presents and don't give me praise
you're gonna let me dig my very own grave Helena

Helena by Nickel Creek

I heard this song many times before I really listened to the lyrics. Then I was fascinated and disgusted all at the same time. I think the teller of the story is a married guy stringing another woman along. At first he's apologetic and sweet. Then he reveals his cold-hearted nature. It's men like him who give men a bad name.
Helena, don't walk away
Before you give me back my heart
If it were mine, it would be yours to take

You look so sweet waiting for me
While I wait for her to give me any reason to leave

You're not that sweet
And neither is she
Go ahead and tell her anything you want,
'cause, Helena, guys like me never sleep alone at night

Helena by My Chemical Romance

I'd heard of My Chemical Romance because lots of youngish girls love the lead singer, apparently. I didn't give the band a second thought until someone said she listened to her little sister's My Chemical Romance CD, and it wasn't that bad. She said, "In fact, it was damn good." So I listened to Helena, and it was a song I'd heard often on the radio, and it was damn good. I don't have any idea what it's about, though.
Well if you carry on this way
Things are better if i stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

And then there's Three Marlenas by The Wallflowers. If only the little Dylan had named it Three Helenas, it would have made a great ending for this post.

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Mars, Orion and a Shooting Star

December 17, 2007

Lily got me up about 4:30 this morning to go outside. That used to be an ordeal at my old house because I would have to take her for a walk down the street. Now, all I have to do is open the sliding glass door and let her out.

I did that and stood at the door looking up at the sky. It was so clear. I saw Mars. I questioned whether it was Mars because it was as bright as Jupiter, but it was clearly red. I checked online later, and it was right where Mars was supposed to be at that time. I saw Orion, my favorite constellation. I looked back at Mars, and just as I did, I saw a shooting star.

I thought about making a wish, but I also thought I need to be careful what I wish for. I might still have made a wish, but it was so early in the morning, I forgot. Can a wish come true if you forget you made it?

I love where I live now.

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I support the writers

December 3, 2007

I made a video in response to the "Sorry, Internet" video seen here:

My response - my Orion, Ripley and Lily not being cute:

Sundry and Dodger did it before me!

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