Wednesday, 6 February 2008

School's in!

Ok, another post...

I am going to try and post my layouts here and blog more.

The kids are back at school. Our eldest is off to high school and our youngest has started Kindy!

Layout credits are HERE

Another reason I wanted to start blogging again is that I wanted to have a 'diary' of sorts. I had one growing up and I find my journal entries an endless source of entertainment. Reading about what I did as a teenager and what I thought and how I felt about life's goings ons is hysterical and also theraputic in a way. Some things that may have been forgotten can be seen with new eyes and can be quite liberating. It also helps me remember what being a teenager means and helps me be more patient with my eldest son, who just last month entered his teens!

When I first started this blog, I introduced myself and explained the blog name. Somehow it has been lost or deleted, so I will add it in here....

Purple Is My Colour is a song lyric from an alternative Australian band called 'Beasts of Bourbon' It's a fun song called 'I'm a Drop Out'

I discovered the band through watching 'Rage' late at night and spent many a happy hour listening to their record.

At the time, my circle of friends and I wore black exclusively, but as a younger child I was always drawn to the colour purple. My Mother also loved purple. My strongest memories of the colour purple was my Grandmother in New Zealand who sent matching knitted mauve jumpers for my Mother, sister and I.

I also distinctly remember some hand me down sandals I recieved that were violet and I adored them!

When I was a clad in black teenager, I seemed to be drawn to songs that had the word 'purple' in them, like the song 'Drop Out' by Beasts of Bourbon....

I wanna make the in scene

You know it's not such a bad dream

I give my ma some mean looks, Burn all my old school books

I buy a leather jacket so I look real tough

All the little girls will think I'm tough

I spend my time playing pool

That's how I'm gonna be so cool

Because I'm a drop out

I wanna be a guru I wanna be a god

I wanna be your baby I wanna be in love

Purple is my colour

Baby your my heart

So let's take some LSD

We can make a start Cause I'm a drop out

There were other songs too,

'Purple Haze' by Jimi Hendrix, of course,

'Murderess in a Purple Dress' by The Scientists
and up until this point, I was under the impression that one of the lines in 'Wildflower' by The Cult was...
'you're a purple creation'....but I just found out that it is actually
'you're a perfect creation'...LOL!
well....I always considered myself to be a Purple Creation! LOL!
there are probably other songs that had the word purple in them,
but it is 11.30pm and I need to get to bed and I can not think of them at present.
And yes, I did force myself to get into "Deep Purple"
I always thought "Smoke on the water" was funny and when I got an old LP of theirs I really liked 'Speed King' and 'Space Truckin'
Funnily enough, I have a husband that loves 'Deep Purple' LOL!
So there you go, that is the story behind the name "Purple Is My Colour"


Debbranne said...

You forgot Siouxsie lol!!... this song brings back so many memories and reminds me of you dancing to Christine at Morticia's :-)

Christine-the strawberry girl
Christine-banana split lady
Christine-the strawberry girl
Christine-banana split lady

singing sweet savages lost in our world
This big eyed-girl sees her faces unfurl
Now's shes in purple
Now's shes the turtle


Debbranne said...

ooops forgot to say this is a wonderful layout! I love how you superimposed the photo over the background... brilliant idea!