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Take Judy, with her bow and arrow, she's a mastermind
Too frumpy for the teenage population of her time
Car coat, she has a quilted jacket with a hood if it rains
Big pockets for the pharmaceuticals she takes to fix her brain


--Belle & Sebastian, "The Rollercoaster Ride"

If I had a beautiful singing voice (how I wish), I think I would write a lot of songs and learn to play the guitar really well. And then I would do an experiment. I'd try to get some rich person to be my patron, like the old days, and then I'd take a year to travel all over the world as cheaply as possible, just showing up unexpectedly to play songs anywhere the fancy struck me. I'd travel the continents very methodically, and if anybody wanted to give me some publicity I'd accept the offer. However, I would never get an agent or try to book shows in special locations. I'd be curious to see if I could get any sort of following or fame just by traveling around and letting people listen to me. I wonder if some dude in Idaho would be talking on AIM to a friend in California and they would both have seen this random girl playing music out of nowhere and realize she was the same person. This experiment would be liking forcing serendipity on the whole world. And even if I stayed completely unknown and ignored, it would be really fun to have a year of travel.

Friday = love.

Date: 2004-11-12 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somethinguseful.livejournal.com
That's brilliant!
I imagine you'd have to have some real markers that would give you away when someone spoke of you.
"Oh yeah, I saw this really neat girl singing and playing her guitar on the street and she had LIME GREEN COWBOY BOOTS"
That's just an example, but you'd really have to stick out, wouldn't you?
I not arguing, I love the idea and if I had a singing voice or music talent at all, I'd go for that...that sounds more interesting than college heh

Date: 2004-11-12 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidewalksparkle.livejournal.com
Yeah, there probably would have to be some sort of gimmick. Lime green cowboy boots would be awesome--even though I'm not a great singer, can't play the guitar, and would never actually attempt this idea, maybe I could become famous just by always wearing lime cowboy boots!

Date: 2004-11-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somethinguseful.livejournal.com
Hey, that's a good idea too! I wouldn't mind a pair of lime green cowboy boots myself, actually...

Date: 2004-11-12 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecountrygirl.livejournal.com
I share your musical dreams, Katie. It's too bad that I can do little more than play the clarinet though. :)

Date: 2004-11-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidewalksparkle.livejournal.com
Whoa! Same with me! I haven't picked up my clarinet in several years, but I played for 4 years.

Date: 2004-11-13 01:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2004-12-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untouchablegrac.livejournal.com
i have been enjoying your open posts for the last 20 mins or so...

went to your info page and read that your mostly friends only...

as wondering if you would mind letting some total stranger in???

will add you first, if you want to check things out...

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