I am called by a bell.
I am summoned constantly by a device I supposedly own.
I wake in the morning and grope for it. It holds promise and possibilities.
The invisible electronic leash tugs and pulls.
I've kept Peter's phone number, I actually kept his phone until it was lost.
It was nearly obsolete when he had it and went to upgrade...on that night he left his body. I kept it, somehow feeling he was in there. All I have left now is the number, the number that connects me and makes me whole.
The phone wouldn't charge and I had to send it to be fixed for one whole day I was without.
It verged on terrifying!
The next day when I got it back there were outrages.
People, all owed explanations~ all the junk mail !!! They must have known I wasn't looking and sent double I'm sure. This is when I became certain that we are being trained by our mobile device. It's funny, not funny ha ha, strange and horrific.
I woke today at 7 AM, it is now 9:15.
I have just checked in to my commander and chief. And it has eaten two and a half hours of my life and nothing has happened.
I have a way of speaking and when you're there I believe people get it however, email insists on the little smiley faces.
Or that annoying LOL
Or an Emoji that explains the mood of the sender
We've all been reduced to 12-year-olds🤗 ha ha ha
Humor is disappearing
Leaving for parts unknown
We have given too much power to a device that we supposedly control, but we all know who is really in control, don't we?
And on top of that it's killing the bees!!!!
Let's go to land lines, we can do email some other way. And no one has the right to message you in the middle of an intimate moment, during dinner, or more importantly during a moment of thought.
They don't know they're being rude, but the device does, doesn't care and will persist. Yes yes, we can put it down, we can put it on silence, we can shut it off, toss it into the trash pail... But of course we won't,the penalty would be too great!
If, (a premise for a horror film) we lost cell phone communication, if some enemy force wiped it out.
Mass hysteria would ensue.. If that unthinkable should happened...
Losing all your best friends (Facebook that is) gaining time to think, a return to living in the moment ~but would it all be too late for that, my dear ones? I like to think in solutions, but for this one it's a conundrum
Any thoughts? I have opened it up this time haven't I:) ha ha LOL😊
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Q & A with Melanie
How do you feel about all of us getting older?
Melanie: Well we're supposed to get older, not necessarily decrepit, I myself choose to fight gravity. I must say it is odd to have had fans when they were 15 and now they are not. The physical body transforms. But the striking truth is that we are who we are always. Some get to know the being that they are a little more than others.
Melanie, hope to see you in New England sometime soon. We all have heard the amusing story of how you arrived at Woodstock but I was just wondering...
Do you remember how you departed Woodstock? Did your mother drive you back on Saturday? Did you stay for the entire event?
New England at this time of year ~bittersweet memories
All rambling together
Framingham Massachusetts where Peter left his body, Boston where I ended up in the hospital, same time of year. Where lifetimes ago I was burned as a witch."Who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret."*Kahlil Gibran*
Woodstock is a story that might remain untold. My mother has passed away, I have absolutely no recollection, I was in a state of exalted disbelief.
I can't be held accountable for the events that followed immediately after, I'm afraid!
I did make a very speedy exit, off that stage for fear that what I experienced might go away if I stayed too long.
People remember all sorts of things that I don't. My Aunt Jeannie claims she was there, my sister…. Of course I did know my mother brought me.|
I must've left Woodstock with my mother, I know we didn't get back by helicopter!!!
Gomeo Zacharias Bobelu
I love you Melanie .. blessings from Santa Fe.
Did u get my feather? Xo
Melanie: Oh yes dear Gomeo I got your feather , and thank you xo
Marilyn Monroe once said......FAME was fickle ..& a burden...it had it's compensations & it's drawbacks.....it gives people a privilige to walk right up to you...and say anything to you...........MELANIE-...HOW HAS FAME TREATED YOU ?....HAS it been good to you ? ...ox
Melanie:Wow, Marilyn Monroe had some good insight!
It is a burden. You become a target, for the amateur as well as the professional.
Every problem you ever had is amplified, so many want what you seemingly have! A dangerous place to be. Ask Marilyn. If you want a peaceful quiet easy life don't become a celebrity.
I had two opposing forces living within me, one had drive and determination and the loyalty of some sort. I sensed it was the deal I had made from a way way back, a deal I had to honor.
And then there was a homebody, who just wanted to sit in her room, make pottery, paint things and create a beautiful little universe that no one else but herself and a small circle of friends would ever know.
Joanne Gale-Curtis You've lived in a few different places, do you feel that where you live at the time a new song is born, influences the song?
Melanie: That's a very interesting question. I know my thoughts and circumstances, of course, affect a song and its creation. Yes, I'm certain the location affects the song, especially as sometimes a song seems to come in from the atmosphere. There is so much out there that our limited perceptions do no perceive easily.
I think songwriters from my school of songwriting, not the formula ones, so much, get in touch with the "out there", so location and atmosphere would have a lot to do with that!
Someday I would like to have a song writers workshop or camp perhaps in Sedona, or Hawaii where I've never been, or Yosemite, somewhere beautiful in the woods with running water, vantage points and quiet, where we would spend one afternoon mixing paint colors, baking bread(gluten free) and at night we would sit around the campfire or a fireplace with comfy chairs and couches and pillows and plenty of candlelight. And we would hand someone the Talking stick and they would just talk and all the writers would become listeners. What songs would come out of that!
Perhaps not that day. Maybe days, perhaps months later when they were home trudging through slush or dealing with traffic or other stresses of life and they would remember. And a song would be born.
Matthew Elrich Hello Melanie, 3 questions about "Momma Momma" and by the way, I LOVE this song!
1. Did your mother have thoughts she shared with your writing this song?
2. Will there ever be a release of the full length of it again? iTunes and the cd did an edit to the ending. That was disappointing.
3. Would you ever allow me to sing this for you should you end up in Ann Arbor again? If so, call out for me in the audience, I'll be there. ❤
Thank you for your music. You'll never know how your lyrics and music have brought so much joy to my life!
Melanie: Yes, one of my favorite songs. My mother never commented on Momma Momma or several others where I made reference to her. It always made me slightly uncomfortable but I think I was talking about a figurative mom not my actual mom and I think she sensed that as well. My actual mother was Italian.
An Italian mother knows everything has seen everything. An irrefutable force that cannot be reckoned with.
Well, wait maybe that is the figurative mom at some point, they're interchangeable.
About your question of the complete Momma Momma, if you mean the one that is on the recording yes there will be a new package and the new release of that album if I have to bootleg it myself.
Oh and yes feel free to sing it I will call you out in Ann Arbor!!!!
Many people: Melanie please come back to:
Australia, Austria, Vancouver, Belgium, Seattle, Chicago, Germany, New York City, Nashville, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, New Orleans, South Jersey, Solana Beach, Queens, NC, Denver, San Fransisco, Ukraine, Scotland, Canada, France, Berlin, UK, Paris, Scotland
Melanie: It isn't a lack of willingness
I assure you
There isn't one place mentioned where I wouldn't love to go!
Well we're supposed to get older, not necessarily decrepit. I myself choose to fight gravity.