For the last few weeks I've had a big writer's block. I'm usually inspried by current events, pop culture or reminences of times gone by. Finally a couple of things caught my attention and probably caught yours too.
The President's Sercret Servie getting caught soliciting prositiutes in Columbia. Prostitution is not illegal in Columbia so they weren't breaking any federal laws there. What their wives think is a horse of another color, to quote the Wizard of Oz. Eleven men..... They only got "caught" because one lone guy refused to pay. Seriously? You are in a third world country. How much is the going rate for a hooker in Columbia? Morality and marraige vows aside... you know the other ten a mad as hell. This was just all kinds of stupid. I just saw on Jane Velez- Mitchell that the number could be 21 prostitutes for 19 men. 11 Secret Service and the rest military. Good Grief!
Also, on that trip, we saw photos of Hilary Clinton dancing and drinking beer. Ooooo... scandal. I will say I am not a Hilary fan, but good grief....the work day was over. After a hard day at work, I'd have a beer too. (actually, I'd have wine or a gin and tonic.) If this were Eric Holder or Leon Panetta, would they have been front page news over a beer? hmmmmm
On to my favorite topic today. I watched the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Special with Lionel Richie. Oh, my, my 1980's self loves his music. We have "Chick Movies" and I now proclaim Lionel the King of Chick Music. ( Although I did hear once that at the sound of a Johnny Mathis song, women's bras unclasped themselves!) I was a big fan of The Commadores back in the 70's when they did "Still", Easy, like a Sunday Morning..." and of course, "Brick House".
I saw an interivew with Lionel ( we are first name friends evidently) where he said that men come up to him and say "My wife/girlfriend just loves you. I don't understand it." Lionel told him to buy his album, go home and learn the lyrics to all the songs and then repeat them back to his significant other. He'll soon understand. So true. There is not a woman alive that does not want to hear her man tell her how much she means to him.... like this.
by Lionel Richie
Lady, I'm your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I'm yours
My love, there's so many ways I want to say I love you
Let me hold you in my arms forever more
You have gone and made me such a fool
I'm so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won't you believe in my song?
Lady, for so many years I thought I'd never find you
You have come into my life and, made me whole
Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear
In my eyes I see no one else but you
There's no other love like our love
Oh yes, I'll always want you near me
I've waited for you for so long
Oh, Lady, your love's the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
'cause,'cos, my love, my love, there's somethin' I want you to know
You're the love of my life, of my life, you're my lady
You're my lady.
Lionel, during his Commadores days, wrote this song for Kenny Rogers and he does do it well, but, for me, Lionel does it better.