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Day 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title

Hmm, interesting. 🤔

The Potentials

Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp

Mandy – Barry Manilow

Fernando – Abba

Rio – Duran Duran

The Runner-Up

Bille Jean – Michael Jackson

Diana – Paul Anka

The Winner

To be honest, whenever I was asked to name a song with someone’s name in it, I went straight for ‘Dirty Diana’ by Michael Jackson. Mike had the most amazing stories to tell through song whether they were fact or fiction and I appreciated his storytelling abilities. 

I think this song is one of Michael’s most dramatic and emotional song on so many levels. He sings with such pain, sweet misery, and fragility, that for one second, the listener is inclined to believe that Mike is singing from personal experience, which he was in my opinion, although he denied it… multiple times! *shrugging* Oh well. I also like looking at it this way: the Jezebel figure he’s singing about represents the industry. He’s been around the industry since he was what? Five or so years old? 

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“You’ll never make me stay. So take your weight off of me” here, he could be referring to the controlling industry. “I know your every move. So baby please let me be” represents his experience in the music business. There was also that time when Mike tried to expose Sony and his words were something along the line of, “They really thought that my mind was on music and dancing, but they never thought that this performer myself will out-think them.” Although he’s been in the industry since he was a child, he had no idea that he was just a pawn in something bigger hence “I been here times before. But I was too blind to see. That you seduce every man this time you won’t seduce me”. Eh, they set you up to tear you down for once you sign that contract, you’ve officially relinquished all control and rights to your image so consider yourself seduced!

Yeah, sometimes I ramble a lot and I like to overanalyze things, but Michael’s songs always seem to have a hidden meaning… if you don’t take them at face value! 😄

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Dirty Diana, no
Dirty Diana, no
Dirty Diana, no
Dirty Diana, let me be!

365 Days of Writing

May 27th-29th: daily prompts catch up

I have to play catch up with the daily writing prompts today! I also have to catch up with the blogs I read, but that is looking unlikely at the moment. When life gets in the way, there isn’t any excuses one can make.

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May 27th: Say your name

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

My given name is Diana and I don’t think I was named after anyone. If I was, I can’t remember, but Dad really liked the name. I wouldn’t change my name ever! It’s perfect and it reflects who I am.

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May 28th: Elevator from the past

You’re stuck in an elevator with a person from your past. Write this scene.

I’m going to take a gamble and say that if I was stuck in an elevator with a person from my past, it’ll be a friend of mine who I used to hang out with in secondary school before he blew up. He was funny and witty and he’ll spend hours literally trying to make me laugh at his goofy antics. We’ll talk about those good old days because I miss them. *le sigh*

May 29th: Weaving the threads

Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.

This one I’ll do when I get home! ^^

365 Days of Writing, Espresso Shots ☕

February 18th: Far from normal

Green Wooden Board With Heart Hole

Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six unique, exciting, or just plain odd things about yourself.

^ I don’t do selfies.

^ I can bend my ankles right back until they touch the floor… in heels. I’ve had people tell me that it was cool and I’ve also had people tell me that it scares them because I can break my ankles.

fashion, feet, girl

^ I’m in love with the law! I know I’ll never be a lawyer and I could never see myself representing a dishonest client, but I am in love with anything law and I make it my business to read up on courtroom drama and watch TV shows relating to law. My favorite law movie is The Firm. The book was also quite enjoyable.

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^ Blue is my favorite color… although I mostly wear black.

^ I hold no grudges.

^ My name is Diana and I hate it when people call me Princess Diana.

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