Friday, June 19, 2009

Lace & Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Doesn't sound right in the same sentence does it? I have some other ideas for this journal, but I thought I'd show my progress so far. This is the journal I created with some of my coffee stained vintage lace. I haven't added anything in the middle yet and I still want to try out a few other ideas. So, I'll keep working on it.

I love all kinds of art forms, and music is definitely a big one of them. I have the radio on all the time and my favorite station plays new and classic rock. Inevitably, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Skynyrd will be played sometime throughout the day. This song was written of course in response to Neil Young's "Southern Man". I've always wondered if Neil Young ever had anything to say about those infamous lines ".....Well, ole Neil Young will remember a southern man don't need him around anyhow." Turns out ole Neil did have something to say....
Young: "Oh, they didn't really put me down! But then again, maybe they did! (laughs) But not in a way that matters. Shit, I think Sweet Home Alabama is a great song. I've actually performed it live a couple of times myself. "

You obviously have to draw your own conclusions about a 'feud' between Skynyrd and Young, as a lot of different parties kind of fueled the fire, perhaps where there really wasn't one. I think it's more of an urban legend. Kind of like the the assumptions that were made of Skynyrd's political views (racism & segregation)after the song was released.

Van Zant said. “We’re southern rebels, but more than that, we know the difference between right and wrong.” In fact, the band was quite outspoken about their disdain for Wallace’s policies."

And like in the above pic it's been said that Ronnie Van Zant would prefer to go on stage in one of the many Neil Young t-shirts that he owned to send out a message to anyone who didn't get the humor and irony in 'Sweet Home Alabama.'

6 comments:

Kelly said...

The journal is lovely and can't you just picture that it's exactly the sort of journal Marianne Dashwood would be writing in in Sense and Sensibility...Elenor's journal would be more staid...but this journal is romantic and fanciful.

When I think of Neil Young...I am reminded of the fact that he's a tremendous model RR buff...who had a big spread in Model Railroad magazine. My hubby's a train buff w/ a basement consuming model RR and he made a point of showing me the article on Mr. Young's RR. funny...

Melissa A. Robinson said...

Ooh! That journal is GORGEOUS! I just love special journals. Yay.

Zan Asha said...

The journal is truly beautiful!

Becky said...

I love the journal its so sweet.i agree its a romantic journal I need that LOL;)
About Neil Young he goes back a ways doesnt he.My husband liked him, and he was a rr buff as well.in fact he worked there.lol.Have a great weekend kim!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Now the question is, do you put your cowboy boots on when you dance that amazing song? LOL...I love your JOurnal Kimmie...It's so romantic and dreamy. Your journal pages will have a beautiful home waiting for them to be place in! Have a great weekend...Here Comes The Sun...little darling!
Cheers

Lilla said...

Mostly Hawaiian here and it does get a bit of too much of a good thing sometimes. Pretty harmony tho'.
Yes that kind of sewing is great, I call it on auto pilot. Let me know if you try it
aloha Lilla