Daily Archives: November 2, 2009

Cassandria Blackmore

The paintings are finished then shattered, allowing “chance” to take part in the image making. Each piece of glass fractures in its own way, segmenting the painted image. Images become puzzles. They are visual and tactile diaries written in a sort of Braille telling the tale of how they were touched by human hands. They are dissected and then put back together. It’s the essence of  breaking down the image and restoring it to another version of itself that intrigues me. My work is reverse painted on glass and then shattered and reassembled. 

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Billy Joel – My Life

“My Life” is a song by Billy Joel that first appeared on his 1978 album 52nd Street. A single version was released in the fall of 1978 and reached #2 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Early the next year it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The melody echoes the ending of Elton John’s 1975 single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”.

The verse about an old friend who “closed the shop, sold the house, bought a ticket to the west coast, now he gives them a stand up routine in LA.” is a reference to comedian Richard Lewis.

Chicago members Peter Cetera and Donnie Dacus performed the backing vocals and sang along with Billy Joel during the bridge and in the outro (“Keep it to yourself, it’s my life”).

“My Life” was used as the theme song for the television series Bosom Buddies (1980-82), however due to licensing issues it does not appear on the DVD release of the series.

Bosom Buddies YouTube Search

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