Yesterday, I got my 20,000th visitor! Yay! #20K was from the Bay Area and visited the front page. It might have been my mom. Hi, mom!
The most recent gigantic child bride in the news is former supermodel Carla Bruni, who has married the diminutive French president Nicholas Sarkozy, breaking up his marriage, the towering hussy! The height difference is four inches the age difference is 12 years. That's good enough for me.
In her modeling career, Ms. Bruni had "no problem with nudity". I'll say. Lots and lots of the pictures from that era have her in various tasteful levels of undress. Since it is not suitable for work, I give a link to one of her pictures, which is one of the greatest examples of a pose I call "Are you staring at my butt, and if not, why not?"
Besides being a model, back in the day she was something of a professional girlfriend. Her name was linked romantically with Mick Jagger (whose wasn't?), Eric Clapton (good choice) and thick fingered vulgarian Donald Trump (ick.). Since she stopped modeling, she's become a recording artist. You might think "supermodel makes records = Paris Hilton in French", but not so! Her stuff is more sensitive singer-songwriterish, more along the lines of Tori Amos or Sarah McLachlan. Some of it is in French and some in English. One of her English songs is a Yeats poem put to music. Not bad.
The less said about her taste in non rock star lovers, the better.
Let's move along to the Random 10, starting with a non random choice of an Eric Clapton tune.
I’m Tore Down Eric Clapton
Easter Oratorio (J.S. Bach) Neues Bachishes Collegium Musicum
Caldonia Louis Jordan
Watching the Detectives Elvis Costello
Pretty Women Alan Rickman and Johnny Depp
A New England Kirsty MacColl
Green Onions Booker T. & the MG’s
The St. Stephen’s Day Murders The Chieftains (with Elvis Costello)
Who Will It Be Tomorrow William Bell
Bad Connection Yaz
Bonus track: With A Girl Like You The Rutles
In honor of election season, let me say "I'm Matty Boy and I approve this Random 10." White folks from the British Isles, black folks from the U.S. of A. and some Krauts playing Bach thrown in just for good measure. Two appearances from the One True Living Elvis, and the first tune from the Rutles since they showed up on my very first Random 10. What's not to love?
Now playing: Eric Clapton - I'm Tore Down
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