Thursday, March 24, 2011

It cracks me up, sometimes...

...about music.

When I grew up, I had this really COOL neighbour. He had long hair and torn jeans, and he and his pals would listen to hardrock on the stereo - blasting it for the entire street to hear, while they fiddled with the last one in a long line of transports (well, it's used to be mopeds, but they grew out of that pretty quickly and moved on to cars-or-anything-else-with-an-engine including a bus, an ambulance and so much more) that they picked apart and re-built...

Now, luckily, these boys happened to be real sweethearts, and not the hooligans people tended to think, judging from their profanity-filled-language, Guns n' Roses/Mötley Crüe/Kiss-tees, oil stained clothes or the beers they drank.
They still are.
Nothing much changes. Except the music.
Nowadays, this i probably considered pop, rather than hard rock. ...but me, being a fossil - I remember the days when Ozzy Osbourne was public enemy number one, when music like Twisted Sister or Iron Maiden was the most rebellious and hard hitting you could crank up on your music player.

Back in the days when music came on kassettes, painstakingly (and slowly) copied down from big, plastic, black LP-discs and not via zeroes and ones on the internet.

Oh well.
I'm old.

The reason I even write this is simple: Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges has this fun challenge, this week, called "One for the lads" but in my head - it's been "Me & the boys" since I first saw it, and its theme song, of course, has been Twisted Sister.
Sooo while Li'l Allsorts Pirate Frankie may not have a lot in common with Dee Snider, as far as looks go, here's one... for the boys:

Image: Tickled Pink Stamps
Flowers: Petaloo

19 sweethearts left feedback:

Annika said...

Så läckert!! Jag älskar "stjärnbandet" bakom!

teacher jessy said...

Gosh, you are seriously the best cardmakers around!! Love at your work... seriously!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehe... I loveeeeeee all that music.. grew up on it myself and went o a few of their concerts! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card!! I loveeeeee the layers and the stitching... and I am thinking if his hair was long and curly.. you sooooo could have made him Dee! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

chrilvian said...

i like your work, i become your follower!!!

Rimna said...

Helt underbart!
Älskar punchinellan(?) har du målat den med akryl?

Kram

Sue said...

Oh that pirate's way cute Zarah!

Cassie said...

That star punchinella is fabulous!!! I love it!!! This card rocks sista!
=)

Eva said...

Superhäftigt kort!
Dessutom känner jag ju den där grannen också :D

Chrissy said...

Fabulous work.Really fabulous...
Luv CHRISSYxx

Susny said...

Vilka underbara minnen!!Och ett underbart kort!

Alberto said...

hi sweetie
love this creation, the stamp is super cute, love the flower and the swirl too!
Very happy to have see this creation!

hugs, ALberto

Leah the Orange said...

i lullzed at your bad boy story - and i can TOTALLY relate! i STILL prefer my music ol' skool (and never, ever downloaded!).

and seriously, that star punchinella? OH GOOMIE. that's so hot!

love the card, chickadee! LOVE IT!

Ingrid said...

Very though, very cool! Really suitable for a guy.
Your story is so nice to read. But you're not old sweetie, old is always 10 years older than your own age... I read that somewhere lately... Sounds good!
Hugs Ing

Kim Sonksen said...

Dude, I totally hear ya on everything you said!
And how much do I love that lil fella?? I can now see a connection with Dee Snider though *gigglesstupidly*

Stunning card, chick!

Jenelle said...

Beautiful as always Zarah!

Annette said...

Färgkombinationen är så snygg, och mönstren som passar så perfekt tillsammans!

Bron said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the colours you have used and the deisng/layhout is just ace. You have given me lots of inspiration.
Hugs from Bron xoxo

Jill Sarginson said...

O.M.G.

This is AMAZING! I LOVE LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE it!

Did I say I love it? :)

You rock!

Anna Pyssloteket said...

Åh, då är jag också gammal...
Men det gör inget, det är värt det för att få ha varit med på 80-talet :) Rock on!
Superfräckt kort!