07 August, 2006

Crying Cats and Happy Endings

BAY (Beautiful and Young) and her family whom I love (one and all) bought me a ticket to see The Cat Empire for my birthday back in May; the actual gig was Friday night. It was the first time BAY and her younger sister had been to a gig and to be honest, this very fact excited me even more than the gig itself. I think The Cat Empire are OK musically, not enough to buy their CD though.

The gig itself was fantastic. The band were really energetic and everyone was dancing which was great - the girls and I even did some moshing (I haven't moshed in years so this was rather amusing...); I actually got quite drunk with MofBAY (Mum of BAY), my very dear friend (it was the first time we had been 'out' in ages - she's recently been given the all clear after extensive breast cancer treatment) and ended up telling some of their friends from their posh village who were also at the gig that they were homophobic and should go back to the 'nowhere village they come from'. Oops.

MofBAY loved it of course. She and DofBAY (Dad of BAY) are Londoners who moved out so that their children could grow up away from the pressures of city life - sensible in theory, but finding like-minded people to mix with is the hard bit. Anyway, all in all it was fantastic and great to see the girls loving their first gig.

I retreated to my bedroom for most of Saturday - I've had a bit of a tough week emotionally to be honest and felt I needed some time away from people in general. (as an aside: I spoke to my sister who has felt her baby move for the first time - so exciting!)

Sunday I had plans to see other friends but cancelled those as well and watched a fantastic DVD called Happy Endings.

It probably wasn't that fantastic a film, but given my mood it was perfect. F/BF (Flatmate/Best Friend) had been crying Sunday morning in an uncontrollable stylee at hearing some news that a good friend of F/BF's mother has three months left to live, due to cancer in just about every internal organ imaginable. Bizarrely it made me think of my Nan who died at just 57 (I was 7 years old) and how I used to lie in bed with her in the last few weeks of her life (she died at home, my mother nursed her) and she still would tell jokes and try and make me laugh. Right up to the very end.

Anyway, Happy Endings made me cry again and then I sobbed uncontrollably for about 3 hours. Which was great. I feel so much better today for it. And my eyes look amazing.

**managed to somehow upload the photos! yay me! oh, and maggie gyllenhaal is beautiful... **

20 comments:

Twinkle Monkey said...

TM gives Ziggy a well needed hug...

We NEED to go for that drink...

Missed ya!

xx

R2K said...

ziggy!

DaBich said...

Awww...I am sad that you were so sad...but I hope the cry helped. We all need that sometimes.
BIG HUGZ!

Dale said...

Rough weekend, hope you're all better! I go through all this before you wake up....

Dan Project 76 said...

'Happy Endings'?

Fucking fan-fucking-tastic film! One of my favourites.

I blogged about it a few months ago. You stole my blog! :-)

I assume then you've also seen 'The Opposite Of Sex'?

Dale said...

Hey Ziggy - I saw the film you mentioned at the video store earlier and noticed it said that it was from the maker of The Opposite of Sex which Dan just mentioned too. O of S was a great film so I'll have to reserve and see Happy Endings.

In the meantime, see if you can lay your hands on a copy of C.R.A.Z.Y. which is a French Canadian film. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll read subtitles. Actually, you'll cry more than anything so check your mood first.

Bluez628 said...

Crap, two more for the netflix list, that makes 225. I'm such a loser...

Here's a good one. German film, or is it Austria, anyway this director (Michael Haneke) works with Isabelle Hubbard who I think is a brilliant actress (The piano teacher, School of flesh). Its called "Funny Games" Its quite disturbing thriller. Loved it. Watch the director's commentary at the end

~ good girl ~ said...

Hey Ziggy xox

As long as those eyes look amazing. Priority, please, people.

I hope you feel better soon and cry if you must, laugh if you must. Whatever gets you where you want to be. You are Ziggy of Stardust.

GG xo

ziggystardust73 said...

Thanks for the hug TM - YES to that drink.

Alex - I haven't seen you in ages! How are those New York Bathrooms coming on?

Dabich - the cry did help! :-)

Dale - you go through this every morning before I wake up!? Nightmare!

Dan - Sorry I stole your blog. I really liked the film but wasn't sure if the main reason I liked it so much was because it just worked for me that day! I did like Opposite of Sex but think I actually preferred this film. It seemed to have more soul or something.

Dale - C.R.A.Z.Y was out here a little while ago but I missed it. I'll check it out, I wanted to see it at the time. Perhaps better when I'm feeling a bit more emotionally stable do we feel?

Bluez - if you're a LOSER then so am I. Thanks for the tip re. "Funny Games", I'll check it out. OH! And can you please send me that invite to get a gmail account? That would be fantastico!

GG - Priorities indeed. The whole thing was just a tactic to get my eyes to look even better. And you guessed it. Damn you're good. PS. I'm loving the Ziggy of Stardust title sick. With glitter.

cuteCTguy said...

As my friend said..last week Saturn was in Leo. Turbulent. Ok that could just be some mystical rubbish.. but a hug from this City Boy.

ziggystardust73 said...

thank you Cutectguy - I actually really appreciate that hug from you City Boy.

Dan Project 76 said...

You didn't really steal my blog...


You just have impeccable taste like I do!

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Butchieboy said...

That was a pretty good movie. I liked the nudity.

Miz BoheMia said...

There's a look of quiet, silent wisdom and compassion in Maggie Gyllenhaal's eyes...

As for yours, I am sure they are beautiful and need no tears for that to happen oh dear Ziggy! Will a big bohemian hug help?

Cancer is horrible... it may sound stupid but the effects, the pain, the trauma, the horror never hit me until my cat got stomach cancer... it is evil in what it does to someone.

Be well my dear friend and accept these boho kisses being sent your way...

Besos to my sweet Zigster,

Mizzy B

Bluez628 said...

your invitation to gmail has now been sent...:-)

Beth said...

Lurking, thanks to Dale's blog. So sorry you had one of those weekends. I have those on occasion, too. But at least you got some good dancing in!

Twinkle Monkey said...

Just for you Ziggy...

I came across this the other day and I thought it would make you smile...

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he he

TM
x

ziggystardust73 said...

Butchie - of course you did.

Miz B - I'm coming over soon sweetheart: sorry I've not been about! thanks for the besos...

Bluez - got it! I'm so excited! THANK YOU!

Beth - lurk away! Great to see you, and I'm feeling better now - weekends like that suck, don't they?

TM - I *LOVE* that. Thank you xx

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