Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Seeing stars dream

September 2005-
Mom, Dad, Mark and I were at one of those events where stars sign autographs. There were alot of them there in many rooms in this place. We all went our seperate ways but I regretted not staying with mom. I was feeling anxious being by myself and even moreso when I couldn't find any of my family. I can only remember about a dozen stars that I saw. The 3 from The Dukes of Hazzard- Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach; The Hardy Boys- Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson; the 2 girls from Too Close For Comfort and the 3 A Team stars- Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz and Mr. T. Rick Springfield also was there. It was weird that I was actually talking to Shaun. I wasn't really that into that show. I didn't see that many episodes. He saw that I looked upset and asked me if I was okay. I told him that I was just anxious and upset that I couldn't find my family. I thanked him for his concern. Why did my aunt think that I had a crush on him when I was a kid and gave me a poster of him. I was relieved when I finally found my family. Mark actually met Dwight Schultz and those 2 TCFC girls at Chiller Theatre shows and got their autographs. So part of this dream did come true this past weekend because I saw John Schneider. That seems kind of surreal though.

Music Dream

January 15,2003
I had a weird dream with music stars in it. It was one of those autograph signing events in a hotel and they each had their own rooms. The ticket price was high. Some of the money was for charities. Mom, Mark and I won the tickets. You had to also pay for the autographs. I didn't read about or hear about all the guests so some of them were a suprise when I saw them. Some of the stars were actually performing their songs. REO Speedwagon was in one room and did Can't Fight This Feeling. Mark and Mom went off together. I was feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I wanted to find Mark to tell him that a Def Leppard guy was there. It was the lead singer, Joe Elliot. John Taylor from Duran Duran was in the next room. I just looked at him for a few seconds and felt kind of panicky so I had to get out of there. When I was in the hallway I bumped into someone and said sorry. I turned around and saw that it was John. How embarrasing. There were alot of stars at this event but the only ones that I remember were these and Hall&Oates,Lionel Richie and Emmylou Harris.

There was one other group that stood out in this dream. I was walking around looking for my brother when I heard the Bon Jovi song Lay Your Hands on Me. At first I thought it was on the stereo system but when I walked past the one room I actually saw that group. I felt like I was going to have an anxiety attack. I looked at them for a minute but then turned away and just listened. After the song someone started talking to me. It was the keyboard guy David.Don't remember what we talked about but he said that he'd like to meet up with me later so we set up a place for this. I found mom and Mark. He didn't seem overly thrilled when I told him about Def Leppard guy.They wanted to go home. The alarm went off then so it ended like this. Why would David even want to talk to me more? Wish that I hadn't been afraid to look at and talk to John. I was also feeling uncomfortable looking at Jon Bon Jovi.

Monday, October 27, 2008

seeing stars

My brother and Dad like to go to this event called ChillerTheatre where stars sign autographs. That's not really my thing but I went with them the last two times because my brother really wanted me to and he paid for my ticket. We went this past Saturday. It was extremely crowded and I was feeling very anxious. My brother really wanted Marina Sirtis and Linda Hamilton's autographs. We waited on one line for 2 hours just to get into the area where they were and then waited another 2 hours just for Linda's autograph. I was looking around at the other stars there. Ralph Macchio,Corey Haim, Catherine Bach, George Kennedy, and John Schneider. Part of me wanted to get John's autograph but I was too afraid to do so plus I had sworn that I'd never spend my money on such a thing. My brother said that I should do so though and so I got up enough courage and went over to his table. I just wish that he had been with me then he could've done most of the talking. I'm not good at socializing even with my own family. I shouldn't have said that you are the first one that I've ever bought an autograph of. Should've said that I had trouble deciding which picture to get because I like both Smallville and The Dukes of Hazzzard.He was nice and shook my hand.

I talked to a couple after this and said how nervous I had been. I also said that it's good to see all these stars but that I'd rather see my music stars. The guy asked me which ones would I like to meet and I was kind of embarrased to admit this but did so anyhow. He said "Simon LeBon,right?" Further embarrasment when I said that I like the bassist guy and said his name. Can't help that I have shame issues when it comes to my music and certain guys. I got back in line with my brother after that. He said that I should have gotten a Dukes photo and also had my picture taken with him like he does with stars. That costs extra though and besides that I don't like having my picture taken. Low self esteem issues as well.

We met up with our cousin Sal and went to a room that had Linda Evans, Morgan Fairchild and Angie Dickinson in it. Sal said that when he was in there with Dad earlier that he was going ga-ga over Linda Evans. Glad that I didn't see that. We then went out to the tent and saw Erik Estrada and Richard Hatch. Mark had met Richard before. He shook both of our hands. The actress who played the grandmother on Charmed was also there. We were talking to her for a bit. She was very nice. Jennifer Rhodes, I think. Forgot all about Barry Williams being out there. Not that upset that I didn't get to see Greg Brady.

We bought some 5x7 pictures in the vendor area. I got CSI-NY and Heroes. I was hoping that they'd have issues 1 and 2 of Supernatural magazine but they didn't-too expensive on ebay. I bet that Mark would've told John that our cousin Mary really loved Dukes and had a big crush on you. There were a few music stars there but nobody that I was interested in . Sal was happy about meeting Lita Ford. A Twisted Sister guy and Kiss guy were there too. I was just so glad when we left because I had a tension headache and was hungry. We went to White Castle afterwards. Don't really care for that but at that point I would've eaten anything. It's a tradition for the 2 of them to go there after these shows.

Mark regrets not getting some autographs in the past- Gates McFadden,Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. My ex-boyfriend Mike liked going to these events also. I went to 4 of them with him. He got me autographs of 3 Voyager stars. I like that show but would've rather he bought me jewelry or CDs. I guess it's okay to have these though. I can't help but think that it feels like I'm at a zoo and the stars are like the animals on exhibit there. Allison says that maybe the stars sort of feel like that too. My brother is already looking forward to the next one. Eric, the guy in the 2nd line in front of us said that 2 of the stars that cancelled out for this one will be there-Burt Reynolds and Patty Duke. Not so sure that I'll go to that one yet. It's in April. Still exhausted mentally and physically from this one.

Friday, October 24, 2008

my music 2

Certain songs or albums bring back chilhood memories. My mom and I used to listen to her albums of musicals and watched the movies too. Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie, Gigi, Oklahoma,South Pacific, The Sound of Music, The Music Man . I don't really like musicals anymore though. Mom said that when I was a little girl that I sometimes danced around to a song from Gypsy-how embarrasing- and also to the theme of I Dream of Jeannie.

I remember listening to Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down tape during the car ride to the mall with my cousin Mary and Gene David's girlfriend Sue. We were going to see the movie Star Trek 3 there. During the ride to upstate NY in the late 80's I had Mellencamp's Scarecrow on my walkman. Mark had his Styx tape Kilroy Was Here tape on during the drive back from AC. Dad asked "what is this?' Don't think that he cared for it. He's mostly into classical music. Not such positive memories of my high school prom themes because I didn't have a boyfriend and was set up with friends of a friend. Never Say Goodbye for senior and One More Night for junior.

Whenever I hear Billy Idol's Eyes Without a Face I think of Great Adventure because this was playing during one of the rides- I think it was called the Matterhorn. That was in the early 80's. My friends Suzy, Jenny and brother Mark were disco dancing to Donna Summer in the basement in the late 70's. It was fun until Suzy fell and hit her head on the coffee table. A Blondie record was playing at Kathy's birthday/slumber party. When I hear The Tide Is High I sometimes think of this. Karen brought her Off the Wall album to school one day. Cindy gave me John Cougar- American Fool as a secret santa gift. That's what got me into Mellencamp's music.

I remember my parent's being very upset when they heard on the radio that Elvis had died. Didn't know much about him then other than I enjoyed his Christmas album. I loved most of my parent's Christmas albums and still do. The classics are the best. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Dean Martin and others.

We could've seen Rosemary Clooney at the Regis and Kathie Lee show in the late 80's but mom was in the hospital and I was afraid to go into the city alone. That's a shame because she is mom's favourite girl singer. We did go to that show a few other times but I don't remember much about this- my brother remembers more than me. The day that mom and I went Phil Collins was there. We had 2 extra tickets and these 2 girls had driven from Ohio,I think. They were so greatful to us. He did a bit of In The Air Tonight on the drums. Mom took pictures of him for me. Petula Clark was a guest the day that Mark and I went. Mom was in the hospital again. The audience sang part of Downtown. My memory of the musical guests is fine. Mark said that Gary Coleman was there the time that Mom, Dad , Mark and I were there in the mid 80's. Dad made me get Regis' autograph even though I really didn't want it and he took a picture of me and Regis together. How embarrasing. Mom, Mark , our friend Stacey and her mom Barbara and I went there once. The only thing that I remember about that was that the producer Gelman made me move over a seat and I wouldv'e won the prize if I had been in that seat. Still mad about that. Mark said that the guest was Dom DeLouise and that Stacey was wishing it had been his son Peter because she liked 21 Jump Street. I guess that music is significant to me which is why that part sticks in my brain more than other things.

I still have the list of the top 95 songs from 1983 from WPLJ and hadn't looked at it for a very long time and got a kick out of it when I did. Two by my favourite group-Hungry Like the Wolf and Is There Something I Should Know. I don't even really remember them from before 1993. I do remember the one day on the playground in 82 or 83 when some of my classmates were talking about them and saying which one was their favourite and I was laughing on the inside and wondering why they wer going so ga ga over Duran Duran but now I can understand why and kind of wish that I had been into them back then too. I could go on and on about this topic but I'll save it for another day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My music

My memory has been pretty craptastic lately yet I can remember the 45s that I had as a kid, which was only about 10. Gloria, Hungry Like The Wolf, Africa,On The Wings of Love, Shadows of the Night, Goody Two Shoes, Mickey, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.

I still have some records but not many. I foolishly got rid of alot of my music stuff in the late 90's. Mom has some Rosemary Clooney 78s. I like some of my parent's music like Elvis, Sinatra , Nat King Cole and Doris Day. I am ashamed to admit some of the music that I like though but I might as well try to get over that. Bon Jovi and Duran Duran are my favourites. I didn't really get into them until late though-2000 for Bon Jovi and 1993 for Duran Duran but only a little then. Mostly into country music in the 90's so mainly the past 4 years for them. I could go on and on about this subject but I'll save it for the future. this blogging stuff is new to me. Seems like fun. Don't know if anyone will be interested in what I have to say but might as well try to connect with others. I would like to post my concert experiences also.

I didn't really get into going to concerts until 2000. My brother and I did go to 3 in the early 90's-Rod Stewart,Styx, and John Denver. Should I be ashamed to admit to the latter? Whatever. Hopefully I will be going to a Duran Duran concert in December. My brother thinks that I've only been to 3 Bon Jovi concerts but it was really 7. I don't admit this to him because he is always teasing me about JBJ . He is pretty immature-still teases me about my childhood crush Don Mattingly . Well, time to watch CSI-NY. More to come soon.
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