As I mentioned yesterday was my 21st birthday. I find birthdays strange at the best of times because I always feel like you're meant to have this like amazing time and that you have to feel really happy about where you are in your life and stuff on this particular day. I did have a reasonably happy day but nothing to write home about, as the saying goes. I'm just another year older and still enjoy laughing at the ridiculousness of our existence with my friends in the park.
With the 21st birthday in particular there is a lot of pressure associated with it because you're expected to have this big adult party, but I decided to do nothing of the sort. I did get one of those keys though, now all I need is the door.
I bought textas to the park and some people did drawings which was really nice. I scanned some of them and here they are.
Above is a beautiful birthday card from my friend Annabelle and below is a drawing by Gonzalo Ceballos.
This past week I have listened almost exclusively to music from the 1930s and 1940s. Here is a birthday playlist including Dinah Shore's 'Buttons and Bows' with a particular lyric that seems appropriate for this birthday "East is east and west is west and the wrong one I have chose" In conjunction with this song, I'm really into Carmen Miranda at the moment, and this clip from Woody Allen's movie Radio Days is just incredible. Download the playlist here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dx3cr17x77pi9
1. Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
2. Paper Doll [Single Version] - The Mills Brothers
3. Mairzy Doats - The Merry Macs
4. Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo'bye) - Al Jolson
5. Forever And Ever - Dinah Shore
6. Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) - The Ink Spots
7. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Louise Armstrong
8. Frenesi - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
9. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positite [Single Version] - Bing Crosby
10. Anything Goes - Cole Porter
11. South American Way - Carmen Miranda