With all the news about North Carolina's Governor Mark Sanfords and his little trip to Argentina this song has been played alot and has been running through my head all week. The story of Juan Peron and his wife Eva is the basis for the musical Evita and as much as I hate to admit this, Madonna was the ONLY person for the role of Eva. If you had any doubt just listen to her do this song - she sings it solidly from the heart and captures perfectly the grace and appeal of the historical figure she is portraying. Yes she is batshit crazy but for this brief moment all of her reinventions culminated in something magical. If any person can find that kind of magic ONCE in their lives they are lucky. Unfortunately the nature of celebrity does not allow one to simply freeze time to preserve the greatness of the moment. Just ask Michael Jackson who spent the last 15 years trying to recapture the lightning in a bottle but was let down by his own inner demons. May we all avoid the curses of fame and pride because they truly go before the fall.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.