The Lovers’ Almanac 27 November – Muse

Dear Zazie,  Here is today’s Lovers’ Almanac from Mac Tag dedicated to his muse.  How does your muse compare?  Rhett

The Lovers’ Almanac

Dear Muse,

Was able to hold the Dark Muse at bay long enough for this;


Come, songwriters, present your best,
And earn a lovely woman’s praise;
You singers come, let your voices
Be heard and used well to serve her:
And dance forth, you nymphs and angels;
Wonderful music for my Muse.

Her body is love’s paradise,
There are no eyes as bright and true;
She is wiser than the poet,
And fairer than a comely queen:
Yes all perfections do combine
To beautify my mystic Muse.

She’s Womans’s choicest example,
Where honour, wisdom, wit and wile
Are all united in her heart.
The Graces claim her heritage:
All virtues that are most divine
Surely shine clearest in my Muse.

© copyright 2012 mac tag/Cowboy Coleridge all rights reserved

The Song of the Day is “My Muse” by Sarah Jarosz

Frank Dicksee
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Frank Bernard Dicksee

Today is the birthday of Francis Bernard Dicksee (London 27 November 1853 – 17 October 1928 London); English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes.  He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.


The Two Crowns, 1900 

Jimi Hendrix
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Hendrix performing on the Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967











Today is the birthday of James MarshallJimiHendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; Seattle, Washington; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970 Kensington, London); American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.  Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.

Hendrix had three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary”.  He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US.  It was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album.  The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

Hendrix favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings.

Song lyrics

Are You Experienced? (1967)

  • I got a bad, bad feeling my baby don’t live here no more…
    But that’s alright i still got my guitar.

    • Red House
  • Waterfall, nothing can harm me at all
    My worries seem so very small
    With my waterfall.

    • May This Be Love
  • Listen here, baby
    And stop acting so crazy
    You say your mum ain’t home,
    it ain’t my concern,
    Just play with me and you won’t get burned.
    I have only one itching desire:
    Let me stand next to your fire.

    • Fire
  • We’ll hold hands and then we’ll watch the sunrise
    From the bottom of the sea
    But first, are you experienced?
    Uh-have you ever been experienced? Well, I have

    • Are You Experienced?
  • Have you ever been experienced?
    Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful.

    • Are You Experienced?
  • Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
    Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
    Alright. I’m goin down to shoot my old lady,
    You know I caught her messin’ ’round with another man.
    Yeah,! I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady,
    You know I caught her messin’ ’round with another man.
    Huh! And that ain’t too cool.

    • Hey Joe
  • Purple haze, all in my brain
    Lately things just don’t seem the same
    Acting funny, but I don’t know why,
    ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.

    • Purple Haze
  • You got me blowin, blowin my mind,
    Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?

    • Purple Haze
  • The traffic lights, they turn a blue tomorrow
    And shine their emptiness down on my bed
    The tiny island sags on downstream
    Cause the life it lived, is, is dead

    • The Wind Cries Mary

Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

  • Well she’s walking through the clouds
    With a circus mind, that’s running round.
    Butterflies and Zebras, and moonbeams, and fairytales-
    That’s all she ever thinks about. Riding with the wind.

    • Little Wing
  • White collar conservative flashin’ down the street,
    Pointing that plastic finger at me,
    Hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
    But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.

    • If 6 Was 9
  • I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
    • If 6 Was 9
  • Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually
    • Castles Made Of Sand
  • Anger he smiles towering in shiney metallic purple armour,
    Queen jealousy envy waits behind him,
    Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.

    • Bold as Love

Electric Ladyland (1968)

  • You’re just like crosstown traffic
    So hard to get through to you.
    Crosstown traffic.
    I don’t need to run over you.
    Crosstown traffic.
    All you do is slow me down.
    And I’m tryin’ to get on the other side of town.

    • Crosstown Traffic
  • I’m a Voodoo Child, Voodoo Child,
    Lord knows I am a Voodoo Child

    • Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Rainbow Bridge (1971)

  • I used to live in a room full of mirrors,
    All I could see was me.

    Then I take my spirit and I smash my mirrors,
    And now the whole world is here for me to see,
    Now I’m searching for my love to be.

    • Room Full Of Mirrors

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