Saturday, June 25, 2011

now baby i believe this is real, so take a chance and don't ever look back

Seemingly improbable things have happened to me throughout my life - I've had interactions with people that I know I am not cool enough to be even six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon from. For starters, when I was a just a little whip of a thing, I fell down in front of Sidney Poitier and then proceeded to have a hissy fit in front of him at the Brown Derby restaurant in California (did I mention this was the Hollywood episode of I Love Lucy?). I only calmed down when he told the waitress to give me straws with Disney characters on them. Honestly, I still redden with embarrassment when I watch Lilies of the Field. A few years after that, I flew on Jack Abramoff's jet. Granted it wasn't until watching a certain Kevin Spacey movie with my parents that I was informed whose jet it even was. When I was a teenager, Sophia Bush told me she liked my sweater (well duh, it was a really cute sweater - so that's more props to her I suppose). Most recently in February at the Lucky FABB event, I accidentally insinuated to Brandon Holley and Rebecca Minkoff that my father was gay (he's not - he just really does love Fashion Police). 
I'm not saying any of this to sound braggy or bitchy because, honestly, a lot of these moments are kinda embarrassing to me and I have no reason to boast about my inability to socially interact with people. Telling y'all this is a build-up to what I found today - an event that constitutes one of my most surreal experiences with someone who shouldn't even know I'm alive, that I'm writing blog. Mainly because I sometimes write about them on the site. 
So, just for some more backstory, I'll tell you this: Folks, I don't understand Twitter. I'm intrigued by it, and open to using one, but it's reaaaaally hard for me. I don't know how to use it, how to interpret it, how to understand the '@' signs and hasthtags. And don't even get me started on 'trending' - seriously, don't. So much confusion has stemmed from this phenomenon that apparently everyone else in the universe understands. But being a Twitter twit doesn't stop me from reading other peoples' Twitters. I love to read through the 160-character musings of Kanye West, the humor of Aziz Ansari and Donald Glover, and the sometimes too-true revelations of White Girl Problems. I also occasionally like to search around to see if some of my icons from retrodom have entered the Twitterverse. So imagine my excitement when I come across the twitter site for Bebe Buell. Here I can read goofy comments and muse-ful musings (excuse the corniness of that) of a true rock goddess. I know that there were comments exchanged on this site many, many months ago regarding Buell's book, with my stating that what I liked least about the book was that I didn't feel that it captured her voice as authentically as it could have. But with Twitter - minus rewrites, editors, co-authors, publishers and such - we can take a look at the full-on fabulosity of Miss Buell all by herself. 
So, of course, I stalked the hell of her Twitter. I read as many postings as I could - just one right after the other - until I stopped dead in my Tweet-tracks. What, may you ask, captured my attention so? This glorious little link staring back at me:

A million and a half thoughts came rushing in my head: How did she find my post? What did she think of it? Did she like it? Did she hate it? Was she offended that I thought there could be a style "now" to her "then"? Was this a fake Twitter account and maybe just a fan / loon was acting as her? 
I know I'll never have answers to my questions, and I know it's not nearly the big deal I am making it out to be. It's just a link. But I know I am going to continue to nerd-out and be obsessed with this. Why? Because I really am a huge fan of Bebe Buell, and this is such an awesome thing to me, because I think that this will be as close as I'll get to ever meeting one of my heroes. That ... and because it's summer and I don't have much else going on. 

Title: from "Teenage Dream" (Katy Perry)

10 comments:

Dolly the Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Why you lucky little chipmunk you!! How legend is that that she may be reading your blog as we type??!! Nice one!
As a 'retired' 'band aid' myself...I'll not divulge which band save to say that I have some interesting 6DOS and even 1DOS!...I must say that I have always been slightly obsessed with Bebe. I've yet to read her book though and you've now goosed me into getting it straight away!
And you're not the only one a bit perplexed by Twitter. I have it and while I do get how it works, I don't see much point in it really!

Kaitlyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh. My. God. This is too amazing. I know I'd be literally screaming if I were you!! Wow.

Oh, and are you getting a DRG twitter up soon? I am taking this post as foreshadowing to that, haha.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dolly the Bird - I want to hear your tales! Any degree of separation is wonderful in my eyes - I hardly count the musicians I have met as they aren't quite legitimate.

What is your Twitter account? I've scrambled one together and I am completely lost! I would love to 'follow' you - they have 'follow' on twitter right?

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Kaitlyn! YES I have put together a twitter :) but it's a total mess. You know how some people say it's dangerous to drink and go on facebook, because they'll write embarrassing things? Well, it turns out for me it's dangerous to have cupcakes in the middle of the night and twitter! haha

But yes :) I was so excited to see that on Bebe's twitter. I am such a little nerdy fangirl!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, I personally have never heard of her but still Wow!!

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Smashingbird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow how cool! x

LoulouBlue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow that is VERY exciting! I'm dying to read Bebe's book too. I have to use Twitter for work so done a lot of research - this is a good synopsis! http://mez-media.com/archives/1798
Twitter is great for branding, PR, keeping up with news and following people or topics you are personally interested in...I'm @LNgaei. It's confusing at the start but once you have a play, it all kinda falls into place! xx

katie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you are really very cool, my dear.

LoulouBlue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Top Ten love - http://yourheartisripshit.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-ten.html

rock fabric scissors said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

And now you have met me too! Altho I'm not famous myself, I have done wardrobe for some who are.

Ginny