Thursday, October 05, 2006

Reversing the aging process, just like David Bowie

A few of you masochists said that you wanted to see pictures of me after I got my hair ungreyed. And I had to take some pictures of myself to send to my mom for her birthday anyway, so, avert your eyes if you have a sensitive stomach, because here I am - greyless:

And watch for it, here's the obligatory angle shot:

This next one is not me. That's Colin Meloy of the Decemberists.
I love the Decemberists.
Picaresque was one of my favourite cds of 2005 - it was brilliant. And now just one year later, they have a new cd, the Crane Wife, which just dropped this week. It's getting really solid reviews, but of course I would still buy it even if it were being resoundly trashed.
Colin Meloy is a huge history buff and many of his songs reflect his fascination with historical tomes. And everyone who meets him says he is a really nice and sweet guy (who has a man-crush on Morrissey). Awwww.

Here's a sample from Picaresque. This is Eli the Barrow Boy.

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mellowlee said...

When I read "this next one is not me" I couldn't help but laugh. *G*
I didn't realize before how much Eva looks like you! Great pics!

I love the cd Crane Wife! I guess someone must have had an advanced copy, cause I found it on a torrent a while ago after reading something about the Decemberists on your blog :) Aren't they wonderful? :) Thanks once again for pointing me in the direction of some very good music! If I ever work again, I will for sure buy the CD.

mellowlee said...

PS I LOVE (with all caps mind you!) your gorgeous curls, and am so jealous!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Aren't you lucky - you've heard Crane Wife already, Mel! You trendsetter! I am strongly hinting around here that it would make a fine gift for me.
The Decemberists are SO fabulous!

Eva and I do look quite a bit alike, but she looks like Jer too. She's a hybird.
Shucks, Mel, I can't really take any credit for my curly hair, as it just came that way.

John Mutford said...

I love that song, too. Just last week I burnt that along with NMH's "Two Headed Boy" on a car CD. Didn't mean to start a theme, but hey they're both good tunes.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They are though, John! And I often think of NMH and the Decemberists in the same breath (to mix my metaphors).

And those are both great car songs - you can really howl along with the windows closed.

hilary m. said...

I heard about Crane Wife. I'm prolly gonna buy it, I really like the Decemberists. I have a man-crush on Morrissey too.

Allison said...

Look at you getting all myspacy...hehe, joking. Great pictures, I wish I had curly hair.

You know, I've really not too familiar with The Decemberists, but thanks for the reminder that I should check them out. I'm off to listen to the clip you posted. I'm a little wired from the Cuff the Duke concert still.
Wayne Petti is my new crush. Even if he's wee. Poor lad probably can't ride most rollercosters, but boy can he sing.

Ben Heller said...

That's nice traditional earthy folk barbara, I can imagine it's great in a small live setting...thanks.

I think your hair looks great with the colour on. Eva will be impressed with her cool Mom. Don't ever grow up Barbara.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Have you heard the cd Colin Meloy made "Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey", Hilary? I've heard the odd cut from it. It's a labour of love, to be sure.

I know Allison! Isn't he absolutely adorable? And so sassy, even if they don't allow him on the rollercoaster. Bet they'd let him into the Horror House though, cause he's no scaredy-cat. I loved your concert review!
I'll have to make sure you get a good representation of the Decemberists on the mix cd.

Ah, thanks, Ben. That works out well, as I don't really plan on ever growing up, so.
The Decemberists would sound fantastic at a live show in my living room, I think.

John Mutford said...

I've never heard you mention Sunset Rubdown before- do you know of them, and if so, are you a fan?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've only ever heard them once John - I think you mentioned them actually. I liked what I heard but still haven't followed through on checking them out further yet. I'm guilty about that on a number of musicians - Bonnie Prince Billy bein another.

Deb said...

Two things rock:

Barbara's new hair (although the old was also very beautiful. But the new has knocked off 10 years)

New music that I've never heard before (which, apparently, is everything non PJ, LZ, MG. Where have I been?)

I'm sure glad I know you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

awwww, thanks Deb! I think I look younger without the grey as well, as considering that I act like an 8 year old boy a lot of the time, that's probably a good thing.

I'm sure glad I know you too. Ben was just mentioning earlier that blogging forms real friendships and that is so true. As for the music, you have to start following your kids around - they'll let you if you drive them!

michelle said...

Barbara, I guess I'm going against the grain here but I liked your grey more so than the ungrey. Then again, I've never had grey hair & if I had for the majority of my adult life, I'd probably want a change, too! :)

I think you're beautiful no matter what color you ink your locks. Now let's go get a pedicure. :D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You know I actually like my grey hair as well, Michelle, but I just needed a change. And I do think it shaves a few years off, which I need as I am now almost 150 years old.
Pedicure? Say the word and I am there, baby!

kees said...

Likewise loving your curls!! SO jealous. Your hair looks lush lady, great colour. And I love that pic of Colin! I don't know why - there's something really child-like about how excited he looks!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thank Kees! I love that picture of Colin Meloy as well, but it's really weird trying to find pictures of him, as his weight seems to fluctuate all over the place. I definitely wanted a slightly pudgy Colin picture.

Will said...

Can't wait to listen to the new Decembrists ... and so glad they have a new album ALREADY. Saw them live last year and it was one of my favorite shows EVER.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm so jealous of you Will. I would love to see the Decemberists. A friend of Eva's (who adores Colin Meloy) ran into him in an elevator after a show and they both giggled at each other. Somehow I can see Colin Meloy giggling at chance meeting in an elevator.

Will said...

Ever since I heard that one - "MAriner's Revenge Song" I think it's called, I have wanted to turn it into a film - a whole Decembrists musical if you will. If I met COlin Meloy, I may just have to be, "Colin, let's make a move, pllllllleeassse."

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And I bet Colin would giggle and say sure. Mariner's Revenge would make a killer film, as would a lot of Decemberists' songs. The Bagman's Gambit would be amazing as a film.

WolfHeart RavenHorse said...

Your hair looks beauuuutiful! I cannot wait to see it in person! But then, you always have looked beautiful :)


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Aww shucks, Bev - I'm all embarrassed now! Thanks!