Who’s that Lady?

or maybe you prefer the original

What type of Sex Bomb are you? (click)

PS. The lady is Mamie van Doren


shine on (lingerie)

Click here to set the mood: David Gilmour – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live At Pompeii)

drift out softly
bare feet silent
sink to your knees

grasp Master gently
close your eyes
worship to the music

Only Hearts ‘shine on’ lingerie


Sampling – sometimes a dievca is clueless

The 1988 hip hop song dievca knew from dancing in the clubs:

Was sampled from this 1972 Funk song by Lyn Collins produced by James Brown and features instrumental backing from his band The J.B.’s. It’s been sampled a number of times.

dievca was pleasantly surprised to hear this out on a walk along the Hudson River.
It reminds her that even if she thinks she is knowledgable about music….she’s still missing pieces~


“Put on your Red Shoes and dance the blues” ~ David Bowie

Strap on the sexy Gianvito Rossi Cory Sandals or something else as fabulous in red,
and take a moment to listen to Nile Rodgers tell the story of David Bowie’s
“Let’s Dance”(below)

Gianvito Rossi
Red Strappy Cory Sandals

Buffed calfskin heeled sandals in ‘tabasco’ red.
Open round toe.
Adjustable pin-buckle straps.
Leather lining in beige.
Covered stiletto heel.
Leather sole in beige.
Gold-tone hardware.
Approx. 3″ heel.
Leather.

Made in Italy.


Stop Sign Red + Leather + Corset = Trifecta

Jean-Claude Jitrois Red Leather Corset Jacket and Skirt Decades

♥ A little background music with Loverboy ♥

Corset suit by Jean Claude Jitrois
Circa 1987
Red leather suit
Long sleeve
Corset front closure
Two side pockets
Slight shoulder pad
Decorative seams
Boning in the jacket to create the shape
Winged waistband
Red leather skirt
High waist skirt
Zip and snapback closure
100% leather
Made in France

Size/Measurements:
Size 40
Jacket:
33″ Bust
31″ waist
26.5″ length (from back center to bottom hem)
Skirt:
27″ waist
34″ hips
21″ length

***Click to Buy***


Stop and smell the flowers – update.


A pretty sight, right? The pink flowers match the lingerie from yesterday. dievca didn’t get a photo of the flowers before the post. Here’s the order of activities:

  1. A two-CD mix made for dievca’s Mother took a full day to source and collect songs, then find a burner for the CD’s. Her Dad is failing badly, so she asked the Caregivers to play the music from “Carmen Jones” and “Das Boot” via YouTube on the tablet for expedience. The CD’s are for the stereo – both of dievca’s parents are going deaf.
  2. The next day after work, dievca took a 1.5-hour walk around the City – to get out of the apartment. The wind was brutal-you can see the birds fighting the chop on the Hudson River. she found one place to walk up to buy coffee – it was a treat tasting a different flavor than her coffee.
  3. The 3rd day, dievca biked up the Hudson River Park trail in the rain to get to Master. Master’s windows offered an elegant view of two Magnolia trees in bloom.
    And she shared dinner and wine with Master after a little D/s play.

If dievca’s Dad dies – she won’t be able to get to her mother for the funeral. There is a two-week quarantine for New Yorkers heading out of State via air travel. dievca hasn’t been sick, but she would prefer to be careful. Understandably, as dievca’s Mom wouldn’t make it through a bout of COVID-19 under Hospice care.

Photos: dievca 04/2020 NYC - graphic from a good friend.

Lookin’ for inspiration & Takin’ Care of Business

Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Reminding dievca of her older brother
And getting some giddy-up to get moving to work on a Saturday.
Enjoy your day off…😘


Sometimes you run into something interesting…

The opening act for the Big Bad VooDoo Daddy:
An electric Ukulele and a very passionate artist.

All dievca could think after his set was that he needed put his hands in an ice bucket from the assertive movements…(note: dievca couldn’t add her little clips on WordPress)

A second Gem – the Venue:

Sony Hall is located in a space that is one of New York’s most celebrated historic venues, previously known as The Diamond Horseshoe. Established in 1938 by theatrical showman and impresario Billy Rose, the Diamond Horseshoe was known for its lavish dinner theaters, vaudeville-style reviews, and chorus of showgirls known as “Billy Rose’s long-stemmed beauties.” The venue is widely recognized as giving Gene Kelly his start and was celebrated in the 1945 feature film “Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe” starring Betty Grable. “Queen of the Night,” the theater show that became one of the longest running shows in Off-Broadway history, was the space’s most recent occupant. Blue Note and Sony have preserved much of the classic look and feel of the venue with select renovations. ~their website

More info from W Magazine, click HERE

And Big Bad VooDoo Daddy? Excellent as ever!


Masochism Tango

dievca was distracted by various Tom Lehrer videos: New Math, The Elements, Smut, etc.  One video stood out from the pack and called for a Presentation Outfit. dievca is hoping to persuade Master to show off his Tango skills to the Masochism Tango (video below).

Mr. Lehrer is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.

Here’s dievca’s outfit:

Etsy handmade Tango Dress and Greta Flora Tango Shoes

And here is the Masochism Tango:


Down the Rabbit Hole~

dievca ended up down the youtube rabbit hole….have you been there lately?

The final piece before she heads to bed:

Good Evening. XO


Good Morning Starshine – for the Littles and More

In the indigo glow before the Dawn, dievca watched the stars twinkle over the NYC skyline. she had just finished going into a deep read of an NYT Article:

How ‘Sesame Street’ Started a Musical Revolution.

As a youngster who recently reached her 50’s dievca was part of the initial target audience for the show. she has fond memories of the classics: Rubber Ducky, 5 People in My Family, etc.  Apparently, people who worked on the show or were guest stars had/have some impressive resumes, which at 3 years old – one does not care about….  The catchy tune which teaches you to count? That’s an important piece.

If you are a ‘Little’, in the demographic of dievca or a parent the article above may bring you Joy to read — just give yourself some time to click through all the musical links for a fine ride.


Flying Away

After a lovely moment with Master, dievca is looking for motivational music for the trip. More than half this trip is work – she needs a giddy-up push.  But, there is a little jaunt to Portugal on the itinerary. That’s dievca’s moment to “Fly Away”.

Also, dievca needs to apologize – she’s really been negligent about connecting with comments, people and blogs. Yes, busy is a baloney excuse, she’s really hoping to take a little time each morning to reconnect on the blog. she misses all of you. XO


no iPhone…

dievca doesn’t have an iPhone, she runs android.
she doesn’t watch TV ….
Obviously, she is disconnected.
Right?

dievca was ‘on it‘ when the Soffi Tukker “Batshit Crazy” song 1st came out because a close friend uses that term quite a lot, so the song caught her ear. Note: That friend has used the adjective to describe dievca on occasion. Apparently, Apple used the clean version for an advert in 2018.

Now the Sofi Tukker song, ‘Best Friend’ is on dievca’s radar late and she loves it. Not from the iPhone X commercial or the Grammy Awards, but from this video:

Look how adorable!

In a strange way, the lyrics apply to Master and dievca.

You ALL are more hip than Master and dievca, got any songs or artists you want to share with them?


The evenings are longer…

…and the mornings offer the moist heat of Summertime dew.
Schools are almost out for the year.

dievca flashes back to childhood memories~
This song came out before dievca was born.

It’s older than her brother’s music and younger than her Parent’s choices.
Yet, the song still managed to ingrain itself into dievca’s Summer Memories.
Do you remember?
1966

A new exhibition exploring the work of British fashion designer Mary Quant will open at the V&A in April 2019, including photographs from the archive of Terence Donovan. With over 200 garments…


Springtime in the Central Park

The daffodils have blossomed, trees are showing leaves — the temperature is predicted to be around 70 F (21 C), Master and dievca are planning on a picnic!

Time to pull out that Hunter x Target backpack!

dievca keeps singing:


Jumpstart your Saturday: James Brown

dievca’s using James Brown to get her going this morning.
Maybe you need some “get on up”, too.
XO

The speedier version!


Something Stupid, maybe not

A friend sent this video to dievca:

It was in response to an awkward moment Master and dievca were having. The moment has passed. Master and dievca have grown – but the song brings her back to how some relationships start balancing on a pinhead.

Then something happens (or a number of somethings) and the relationship shifts to being hammered into the bedrock.

It’s interesting when you figure out that someone will be connected to you for the rest of your Life.


And she was~

Floating Girl by Jonathan Robrecht

A most beautiful friend died yesterday.
I got to see her, say “I love you” and hold her hand before she moved on.
I’m hoping that she was able to float out on the next plane, blissing out, losing her pain.

“I used to know a blissed-out hippie-chick in Baltimore,” recalled Byrne in the liner notes of Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads. “She once told me that she used to do acid (the drug, not music) and lay down on the field by the Yoo-hoo chocolate soda factory. Flying out of her body, etc etc. It seemed like such a tacky kind of transcendence… but it was real! A new kind of religion being born out of heaps of rusted cars and fast food joints. And this girl was flying above it all, but in it too.”

Then as I thought about it more — I think that my friend would prefer to leave you with this:

Me? I’m firmly on the ground.


A little rhythm with the Morning Joe

kaf·fee·klatsch

/ˈkafāˌklaCH/
noun
plural noun: kaffeeklatsches
  1. an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
    • talking or gossip at an informal gathering where coffee is served.

Good Morning!


Sometimes you cannot get the original…

…but something fine comes along.  It’s different, however, it’s still fabulous.

Mind you, dievca’s favorite Nirvana band member is Dave Grohl.

She ran into this interview after watching the previous video: Dave Grohl’s Mom, Virginia, Talks About Raising A Rockstar Child. As a former educator and believer in different forms and paths for learning – dievca appreciates her take on raising her son effectively to be a musician.

The Seven Learning Styles
Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

dievca tends to run verbal and logical — as she mutters to herself and create lists and structures of knowledge (ask Master).

How do you learn effectively?

Your learning styles have more influence than you may realize. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose.

Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. Researchers using brain-imaging technologies have been able to find out the key areas of the brain responsible for each learning style.

For example:

  • Visual: The occipital lobes at the back of the brain manage the visual sense. Both the occipital and parietal lobes manage spatial orientation.
  • Aural: The temporal lobes handle aural content. The right temporal lobe is especially important for music.
  • Verbal: The temporal and frontal lobes, especially two specialized areas called Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas (in the left hemisphere of these two lobes).
  • Physical: The cerebellum and the motor cortex (at the back of the frontal lobe) handle much of our physical movement.
  • Logical: The parietal lobes, especially the left side, drive our logical thinking.
  • Social: The frontal and temporal lobes handle much of our social activities. The limbic system (not shown apart from the hippocampus) also influences both the social and solitary styles. The limbic system has a lot to do with emotions, moods and aggression.
  • Solitary: The frontal and parietal lobes, and the limbic system, are also active with this style.

With that information cooking in your brain, let dievca leave you with her favorite version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Auditory only…XO

Thank you to Kottke for the Joan Jett/Nirvana videos and learning-styles-online.com.

 


“It’s a lot like life”….Depeche Mode

Amazing how a brand new R13 T-shirt can throw you back 34 years:

R13 Depeche Mode Master and Servant Tee (click photo to purchase)

“Master and Servant” is Depeche Mode‘s eleventh UK single (August 20th,1984) It is the second single from the Some Great Reward album. The subject is BDSM relationships, which caused some controversy. It reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart, #49 in the American Dance Chart and #87 on the Billboard Hot 100

The overtly sexual, BDSM-themed lyrics of “Master and Servant” — complete with synthesized whip-and-chain sound effects — reportedly meant that the song was banned by many radio stations in the United States (though the song reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart anyway, albeit only at number 87 and for only a three-week chart stay).

Reportedly, the song narrowly avoided a radio ban by the BBC as well. “Master and Servant” might have been banned if the one BBC staffer who wanted to ban the record had not been away on holiday when the other staffers voted on whether to add “Master and Servant” to their playlist.

Original Depeche Mode Video

Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988

A female version struck dievca’s fancy, you heard this group before on her blog here.

 

 

 

 


So, you were wondering what LSD is?

No, not the drug. This:

Wiki Commons

  • It’s a very comforting feeling to drive a road you love. It’s also called the “Outer Drive”. I forgot that the song was used in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
  • It’s a very comforting feeling to listen to Chicago accents and think about my brothers graduating High School in the 70’s. And, yeah, there were drugs. Even if you were phenomenal athletes like they were ~ heck, maybe it helped.

I missed out. My age being many moons after them. That’s not a bad thing.

Here’s the story of the song from the manager and the last surviving member of the band who wrote the song, Skip Haynes. He died last year. Cancer. I always wonder about those DDT trucks, cruising neighborhoods killing mosquitoes. Do you wonder?


Song of the Summer 2018…a smile offered from a Kid.

dievca doesn’t have any, but kids love dievca and she makes sure to listen to them because they keep her young. It’s the “Last Day of Summer” and she asked some kids, what was a “HOT” song from the Summer. They stayed away from “Havana” (Camilla Cabello) and offered the #1 song in the UK, Ireland and Scotland:

Good news! dievca will be driving a car, again, in the Midwest and can roll the windows down to sing!

That brought her to this song:

Considering the temperature in NYC is sitting at 94 F (34.4 C) with 63% humidity at 8:30 pm, it’s going to be Summer through the end of September.

Do you remember the 1970’s original?

dievca was pretty young when this came out, but it is still great. Think of her cruising down LSD with the windows down, hair blowing and a lot of off-key singing. XO

PS. Yes, she passed this on to Master – gotta keep him young, too!


Lust for Life: Iggy Pop at the Brooklyn Museum

Master has a favorite Iggy Pop song, it’s:

In college, dievca was interested in:

The version dievca is interested in right now is:

Due to her Life and issues, plus this offering from the Brooklyn Museum:

It appears that Lana del Rey has a Lust for Life, too:


Working for the Weekend

Since dievca is finally (guiltily) taking a long weekend —
and she has worked for this weekend for a while….
This song has rolled around in her head.

The beginning of the video takes a fun look on how 
the”Get Lucky” album was named.
The second part is “Working for the Weekend”

dievca hopes the Canadian 80’s flashback
might make you smile. XO


Lazy, actually exhausted Sunday

(click photo for k-os Sunday Morning)

May you be sprawled out and snoring on this Sunday morning.
A body can only be “on point” for so long.
XO


A very good day. A Lovely Day.

My Dad made it home.  So what if he has to be a “tubie”, he’s walking better, cognitive skills are excellent, can do everything that is important – heck, we can’t ask for anything more.  Dad went into the hospital on his Birthday and he made it home for his Anniversary. 62 years – May Day! Mom’s skinny as a toothpick, but she is holding up, too.

Me? I’m pooped (tired). It was a long day of squeezing in work, NYC traffic, flight, rental car, drive, learning the tube feeding process and fighting with the pharmacy. Add Dad getting on me that it’s garbage day tomorrow — yeah, that brain is doing just fine~

But the Sunset after a lovely 71 F (22 C) day? Amazing!

That extra shine is the sun hitting the water of a lake.

All-in-all, a very good day.

Click photo to play Bill Wither’s Lovely Day.

Photo: dievca 04/2018

 


Sushi and Sudafed~

Master came over to spend time in my lovely apartment while I worked and we were planning to share Sushi and Sex when I came home.

We had sushi from Kiku.

Some pollen invaded through the windows after sundown and Master had an allergy attack.

I don’t really have allergies…I had saline solution for His eyes and went digging for anything that might resemble an allergy medicine. (Please note that Master just stopped getting allergy shots this year–after 25 years, otherwise, I would have been prepared.)
All the meds were out of their boxes…I looked up a few names and ended up giving Him “loratadine” (uhh, expiration 2008) Whew! It still worked! (don’t judge) And followed up with Sudafed.

Let’s just say that Master’s Eyes were like blue lasers because of the redness before He took a snooze.

It was strange but Peter Gabriel’s Laser Blue Eyes came to mind as I was cleaning up the sushi remains. This song just reminds me of Master. He’d laugh – my typical 80’s music, but this extended version is my favorite.  I remember driving in a beat up red 1979 Subaru with the windows down, rocking to this song on the cassette player.  I was too cool (and had no allergies….)

PETER GABRIEL – In Your Eyes (808’S EXTENDED MIX)

DAMN! Now my eyes are getting itchy~


Let go~

In a healthy D/s relationship the beauty of being allowed to be submissive is that you can let go, fall apart, and someone you trust implicitly is there to catch you. There is symmetry with the Dominant being allowed to take control and the submissive releasing it. Exquisite gifts are exchanged.

The song speaks:

Lyrics

Drink up baby doll
Mmm are you in or out
Leave your things behind
‘Cause it’s all going off without you
Excuse me, too busy oh, writing a tragedy
These mishaps you bubble wrap when
You’ve no idea what you’re like

so let go
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it’s so amazing here
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it give
And it rises with the fall
So hand me that remote
Can’t you see that all that stuff’s a sideshow
Such boundless pleasure
We’ve no time for later now
You can’t await your own arrival
You’ve twenty seconds to comply

so let go
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it’s so amazing here
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it’s so amazing here
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

Mmm the breakdown
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
Hey, the breakdown
So amazing, yeah
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

Songwriters: Guy Sigsworth / Imogen Jennifer Heap
Let Go lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Artist: Frou Frou
Album: Details
2002
Chill-out, Downtempo


Don’t Let Me Down

Do you have someone in your Life who comes to the rescue?
Mentally or Physically?
Sexually? (or does that come under the heading of physical?)

A song to honor Him (Annie Lennox version) or Her (Beatles Version):

“Don’t Let Me Down”
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down

Nobody ever loved me like he does
Oh, he does, yeah, he does
And if somebody loved me like he do me
Oh, he do me, yes, he does

Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down

I’m in love for the first time
Don’t you know it’s gonna last
It’s a love that lasts forever
It’s a love that had no past

Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down

And from the first time that he really done me
Oh, he done me, he done me good
I guess nobody ever really done me
Oh, he done me, he done me good

Don’t let me down, hey don’t let me down
Heeeey, don’t let me down

Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me let down
Can you dig it? Don’t let me down

Or if you are a classicist The Beatles Rooftop performance of the song.