Friday, 22 June 2018

I'll take ya till ya all spun up







"On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colours."

"I get the greatest feeling when I'm singing. It's other-worldly. Your feet are anchored into the Earth and into this energy force that comes up through your feet and goes up the top of your head and maybe you're holding hands with the angels or the stars, I have no idea."

"I have a wig for when I go outside among the regular folks, so they don't feel uncomfortable because I have a Day-Glo color somewhere in my hair."

"Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch."

"Somebody did complain to me and tell me that my clothes were so loud they couldn't hear me sing."


Lordy, lordy, lordy. The unabashed Queen of "vintage store chic", musical genius, friend of the gayers, rebel and pioneer Miss Cyndi Lauper is 65 years old today!

From her post-punk chirpy singalong pop days to her latter-day icon status as the creator of the faboo Broadway and West End smash Kinky Boots, she has always been a favourite here at Dolores Delargo Towers.

As we teeter towards another weekend (with the thermometer set to rise even more than of late) we need to get ourselves in the mood for a celebration! What better than the divine Miss L's clubbiest choon to get us going? - and Thank Disco It's Friday!!


Got this endless itch to ride
Into the night
Fortune cookie says I'm right
Kung Fu like

Shake your body Mister
Gonna make ya body blister, say hey, hey, hey
Don't wanna have ta make ya
I don't wanna have ta shake ya down, hey, hey, hey

I'll take ya till ya all spun up
Pitter, patter doesn't matter what you got
I'll take ya till ya all spun up
And in love
And into the night life
I'll take ya till ya all spun up
And in love
And into the night life

Want to dress for you tonight
Under the light
Shot up like a satellite
Into the night
Shake ya money maker
I will never ba a faker now, hey hey hey
Leave 'em standing waitin'
Till they're practically faintin' now, hey hey hey

I'll take ya till ya all spun up
Pitter, patter doesn't matter what you got
I'll take ya till ya all spun up
And in love
And into the night life
I'll take ya till ya all spun up
And in love
And into the night life

Shirtless wonders wreck my sight
Under the light...


Many happy returns, Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born 22nd June 1953)

8 comments:

  1. I like the quote about the wig.

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    1. She seems to be a very witty lady - full of quotable quips! Jx

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  2. I watched the video before reading the lyrics and thought "is she saying Shirtless Wonders Wreck My Sight"? And she is! Her silver fox Safety Gay can wreck my sight again and again!

    Happy Birthday Cyndi Lauper!

    P.S. This has reminded me that I need to watch The Goonies again. Very soon!

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    1. As a fan of "silver fox gays", I am surprised you didn't recognise former porn star Mr Colton Ford! He's had an - ahem - interesting career... Jx

      PS His movies are a lot better than The Goonies.

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  3. Cyndi Lauper is oe of those very few singers whose voice improves with age, and say that as someone who has adored her since the glaciers retreated,. It's gotten darker and fuller and more interesting.

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    1. I so agree - and she showed her hidden depths when she took on the role of "Jenny" in The Threepenny Opera... Jx

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  4. In my youth my appearance was likened to Cyndi Lauper - I was chuffed to bits. I love her. she is fabulous.
    Sx

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    1. I'm sure she looked to you for style tips, my dear... Jx

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