Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe

Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry wrote and recorded the wonderful song, Ode to Billie Joe, in 1967. We, at Mimi Berlin, can’t get enough of this 1960s not-your-average-country-&-western song. It’s about how daily life goes (on) in a little community in the south part of the USA. The way Bobbie Gentry performs is breathtaking.
Hope you like it too! xoxo

Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe
(Bobbie Gentry in 1967 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via rollingstone.com)

(clip shared from FromTheBasement at youtube.com)
Read all about Bobby Gentry HERE at Rolling Stone Magazine online.

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay. And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat. And Mama hollered out the back door “y’all remember to wipe your feet”. Continue reading

How to Remember the Lyrics to ‘My Favorite Things’

How to Remember the Lyrics to ‘My Favorite Things’

Mimi Berlin feels it’s important to know the lyrics from the classic ‘The Sound of Music’ song; My Favorite Things, so we gathered images to make it more easy to remember the words by.

You’re Welcome! xoxo Mimi Berlin

My Favorite Things is written by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers for the musical The Sound of Music (1959)

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings

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Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

In The Netherlands it’s almost time to vote; to be precise on the15th of March 2017. Four days ago Ms Roosje Klap, graphic designer by trade, decided to start a “one-woman campaign” trying to reach as much people as possible to go and vote.

This one-woman campaign soon became a more-people-campaign, not only did Ms Klap designed slogan sweatshirts (made in a very limited edition) but also posters and stickers. You can also join the campaign, we suggest you do… Read on to see how, it’s easy>> Continue reading

In the Flesh

Markus Schinwald and Julia Bornefeld

In The Flesh. Darlin’ I can’t wait to see you. Your picture ain’t enough I can’t wait to touch you, in the flesh. Darlin’ I can’t wait to hear you. Remembering your love Is nothing without you, in the flesh. Went walking one day on the lower East side. Met you with a girlfriend, you were so divine She said, “Hands off this one sweetie, this boy is mine.” I couldn’t resist you – I’m not deaf, dumb, and blind Darlin’ darlin’ darlin’ Now you’re out of town. Those girls that you run with. They bring my head down. Ooh Darlin’ darlin’ Watch out if I see you ‘Cause if you say hello It’ll mean you wanna see me in the flesh. Warm and soft, in the flesh. Close and hot, in the flesh. (song/ lyrics Deborah Harry and Chris Stein)