Friday, September 25, 2009

the first real step...

My first act in the Dolly Rocker Girl project is that I have made it my goal to finally learn how to play the guitar. No matter how swoon-worthy I think it is whenever a boy knows how to play guitar, I always thinks its so cool when girls can strum a tune. Think of all the girls out there who can play guitar - Marianne, Jane, Francoise, Mary - so many!
I've already made a list of songs I want to learn: Blackbird, Mother Nature's Son, I Will, Wild Horses, House of the Rising Sun (Marianne Faithfull version, natch), Goodbye, and While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Quite ambitious, I know, but I have faith that I am motivated and bored enough to actually go through with it this time.

Anyone out there have any suggestions for a guitar novice? I'm teaching myself, which may turn out to be a huge mistake, but I'm adamant in doing this.

Friday, September 18, 2009

if the sun refused to shine, i don't mind, i don't mind

Hey guys, its been a while (4 weeks! whoops) since my last post. During that time I've been trying to figure out what exactly the Dolly Rocker Girl Project will be. It's a bit ambitious an undertaking -- attempting to gain knowledge, insight, and beauty from my favorite icons and heroes -- but I want to do it. There are so many girls (and boys) like me out there who wish that they could be pouty and sexy like Brigitte but still kittenishly innocent a la Marilyn. I just need to figure out a way to branch out to them with my own experiences.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I don't want to just turn this blog into a boring update of my life, because believe me it would be boring.
In other news, I found two songs from Jimi Hendrix and Marianne Faithfull that I hadn't heard before on iTunes the other day. Jimi's song, "If 6 Was 9" was classic Experience acid-blues-rock song, but it had the eeriest lyrics in it. "I've got my own life to live/ I'm the one that's gonna die when it's time for me to die/ So let me live my life the way I want to." Marianne's song was "House of the Rising Sun." Completely gorgeous and haunting. It was one of her earlier song, released on her first album, but she has a sadness in her voice that reminds me of her by the end of the decade.
Hopefully you guys will check these songs out. Even if you've already had them for years, please comment whether you like them or if I have terrible taste in tunes.