At work today I saw a woman who reminded me of Stevie Nicks. The long frizzy/curly hair. The outrageously high black boots. The flowing dress made of handkerchiefs or rags. And of course, being reminded of Stevie had me rummaging through the old iPod for one of my favourite duets.
Are you familiar with the song "Leather and Lace" sung by Stevie and Don Henley? Don't worry if you're not. Melon and Dr. S remember it. Anyway, during the opening lyrics of the song Stevie's singing that Don the male voice thinks she's fragile and she goes on to sing, "I have my own life and I am stronger than you know."
So, because I have too much time on my hands, I started thinking about how funny this song really is as it relates to Stevie Nicks.
The first thing I thought is Stevie actually carries the song which is okay because it's on her album anyway. The second thought was during the duet part, Stevie actually makes Don sing the high part or the part usually done by the female in a duet. Thus the power of Ms.Nicks-able to overpower even the great Don Henley-Mr.Eagle himself. And although I don't like much Rock, I will admit to a weakness for Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. If I'm further pressed I'll admit to liking Bryan Adams, a little bit of Whitesnake and just a taste of the Eagles and that's all. I don't want to jeopardize my "sista card".
Anyway, as the title suggests, this is also about little witches. I had to work late tonight and unfortunately missed the parade of ghouls, witches and princesses and warlocks.
It was warm this evening so sweaters were not needed. Nothing to impede or hinder blinking lights where eyes should be. No heavy coats stifling flowing satiny skirts. I know some of you had snow this Halloween and while I don't want snow or freezing temps, I would have liked cooler haunting weather. I believe the high today was in the low to mid 90's again.
So, to all the parents and relatives of humans that annually turn into ghouls, witches and princesses, I leave you with a picture of one of the cutest little witches I've seen in a few years. I'm biased, don't judge me. I've also included the lyrics to my all time Stevie Nicks duet.
"Stop Dragging My Heart Around"
Baby you'll come knocking on my front door
Same old line you used to use before
I said yeah, well what am I supposed to do
I didn't know what I was getting into.
So you've had a little trouble in town
Now you're keeping some demon down
Stop draggin my
Stop draggin my
Stop draggin my heart around.