Council worker crochets vintage objects with touch of nostalgia

I guess I am saying ‘Remember these? It was a time where growing up we didn’t get 240 volts until about 1968, so we operated from a generator,” he said.”Our electrical appliances were incredibly basic. (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
Beyond the gag, Smith felt a strong connection to his rural upbringing during the ‘atomic age’.”It’s the period I grew up in, the period of lime green kitchens and bright orange appliances, something that I’m familiar with, something I’ve always had an interest in,” he said.”There’s some things we used then, I suppose they’ve been rebirthed in other forms.”I’ve got a record player, a cassette player, a couple of Crock-pots, vitamisers, food processors, a Mixmaster.”

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Smith says many of the household objects were considered luxury items in rural Australia. (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
Many of the things Smith was surrounded by in his childhood were considered luxury items for many rural Australian households.”We were in a regional rural area. Photo:
A crocheted Dame Edna is part of a collection of characters that includes Frida Kahlo and Captain Cook. (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
For Smith, the theme of his latest work stems from a mix of nostalgia and humour. Trevor Smith may work as a council officer in the industrial town of Portland, Victoria, but in nearly every other waking hour he is crocheting.The cultural collections officer for Glenelg Shire was taught to crochet by his mother as a child — lessons that formed the foundation of his art practice as an adult.A fast worker, Smith has made 150 colourful, comedic soft-sculpture objects and sculptural tea cosies in the past 10 months.The speed of his growing body of work is only matched by the rate of his success as a crochet artist.A solo show of his major works will be on display in a Sydney gallery in December. I’ve made a sewing machine and I am quite pleased with the outcome of that,” he said. Photo:
Brightly coloured food from the 1960s and 1970s was an inspiration (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
Smith first exhibited at the Michael Reid Gallery as part of a group show with Kristen Fredericks, who crochets penises, and Chilli Philly, who makes oversized knitted food-themed hats.His show will have a distinctly retro feel, harking back to the domestic world of the 1950s.It was a time of invention, when science entered the modern home and women were urged to adopt new technologies that promised to increase their leisure time.”What I’ve created is a collection of appliances, food, household items and six tea-cosies, and it sort of has a 50s, 60s, 70s retro domestic theme,” Smith said.”It was sort of the space age and atomic age and a lot of the things did have a space-age design about them.”Growing up in the ‘atomic age’

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Trevor Smith grew up in an era of bright orange appliances. “You know, the brightly coloured hideous food of the 60s and 70s — a leg of ham with the pineapple rings on it and pavlova and crown roast and vegetables,” Smith said.”Everything I do I suppose is comedy. “There was a period back in March, April, May when I was crocheting about 50-60 hours a week,” Smith said.There was a nine-week period where I basically never left the house apart from going to work.”I might be mad but it keeps me sane.” Here’s one I’ve crocheted’.”

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Smith is inspired by the 1970s Women’s Weekly dinner party cookbooks. Much of his inspiration came from searching old recipe photos on the internet — recipes that would have appeared in the 1970s Woman’s Day or Women’s Weekly dinner party cookbooks, with most involving gelatine. I couldn’t make the same thing exactly the same twice,” he said. It has a crochet bowl that has wire in it to stiffen it, and the beaters are made of wire that are wrapped and crocheted in wool.”Working in an intuitive manner, Smith does not sketch or map out the process.Instead, he builds the structure of a piece out of various foams then crochets over it.”There’s no pattern. “The Mixmaster was most technically difficult. (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
With a number of exhibitions coming up, he has produced a series of crocheted animal tea cosies and a collection of characters including Dame Edna, Captain Cook and Frida Kahlo.Astonishingly, Smith has not taken time off from his full-time job in order to produce all this. Our first television, we had a transformer that sat next to it that was nearly as big as the television.”Rather than feeling hard done by, Smith sees the funny side of his childhood memories.”I can remember this brief period where Mum did have a lot of appliances when her friends or relatives got the power before we did, so they gave mum all the 32-volt things,” Smith said.”I can remember she did have a vitamiser there for a very short period of time that was a hand-me-down from someone else who had already got the power.”Using intuition rather than patterns

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The crocheted Mixmaster was the most technically difficult piece to produce. (Supplied: Trevor Smith)
When pushed to pick a favourite, Smith noted the two most technically challenging pieces in his upcoming exhibition.”There are some that are maybe more successful than others.
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Sam was there.”In her final months, Ms Adams made a road trip across Victoria and went on a three-day cruise, both with her grandson by her side.The palliative care staff at Modbury are driving the biographies effort.”It’s actually amazing. (ABC News: Caroline Winter)
Before her death, the Adelaide grandmother shared details of her long life with volunteer biographer Sue Fraser.”It was the first one I got to complete, because often people start but it’s too late,” the author said.’I’ve always been a good listener’Fraser has worked on nine biographies over the time she has been volunteering.It involves making an audio recording, then transcribing it and creating a print and version for the family.”I’ve always been a good listener … A biography program is being run out of Adelaide’s Modbury Hospital palliative care unit as a way to help people gain some lasting memories of their loved ones before they die.Adelaide man Sam Peters became a full-time carer to his nan, Shirley Adams, before she died aged 84 back in March.Now his family has some special memories, written down and bound, as a lasting reminder.”We had a very close relationship,” he said. The biography is written as she would speak and as we all have our individual ways, don’t we?” Mr Peters said. “She was a character, the biggest character you could meet.”She was always up for a laugh, she was just funny and loved to entertain. Photo:
Biographer Sue Fraser (L) chronicled the family story, to share with Sam and Gaylene. it’s a very comfortable thing to do and often quite a joyful thing to do,” Fraser said.Her view is that biographies should be worked on for more than just people who are elderly or unwell.Fraser said she lost her father when she was just 12 and wishes she had more memories of his life.”It would have made a difference for me to have had that from him — something he had written for me as a connection,” she said.Modbury Hospital has 55 palliative care volunteers, and several are involved in the biographies program.Health team leader Dimi Patrinos said preparing a biography could sometimes be confronting.”You may be going into a client’s home when they’ve got a lack of energy, they’re not feeling well, when they’ve had a restless night,” she said.”Preparing them for palliative care patients, where we’re looking at their end of life … Even my friends called her Nan.”Ms Adams’ daughter Gaylene said the biography would help the family look back on special times.”Sam took her to Wallaroo on the day before her 84th birthday,” she said.”I think she wanted to see 84 and then she lasted that day … engaging and getting that story can be quite confronting — for the person telling the story, but also for the one receiving it.”It’s an opportunity for them to leave behind some memories for their families, it also gives them a chance to reflect on their lives and where they were and where they’re at.”
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Jack Charles reflects on how Bastardy and its director ‘saved my life’

His work since include experimental feature films Hail (2011) and Ruin (2013) and a documentary on Australian pop star Ben Lee.”[I am] really trying to push myself formally, personally, philosophically into a space that feels really unsafe and unknown and see what happens.”

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The Silent Eye was made as a “love letter” to free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor. Courtin-Wilson followed Bastardy with the short film Cicada, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.That, he said, made it easier to finance his feature film projects despite his unorthodox working methods. He is now working on a larger film on Taylor which he described as “a free jazz time travel biopic”.”That film is probably a good year or two off, so I just wanted to make something about Cecil and one of his collaborators that could be very confined and shot very quickly, but also that I could show to Cecil as a gift of sorts.” Self-proclaimed ‘Cleverman’

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The documentary Bastardy reinvigorated Jack Charles’s acting career. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown)
When Bastardy premiered at MIFF, Courtin-Wilson was living in a caravan in the corner of a rented Melbourne warehouse.In 2013 he decided to concentrate on making films overseas and has since found it “easier to just not have a house at all”.”I’ve pretty much been a homeless nomad for the last nigh on four years,” he said. to re-light the burning embers of many a blackfella’s Dreaming — drugged-up, grogged-up, locked-up, mucked-up dreamings.” So now that he is free from heroin, what does Charles live for? His play, Jack Charles Vs The Crown, documented his struggle to return to prisons as a mentor for Aboriginal inmates, a struggle which is just now bearing fruit through his work with the Archie Roach Foundation. realised that I was performing nowadays, from the time of Bastardy, with no poo in my system. “We want to make a play to have a permanent presence of paid elders to go into our institutions … “I live to be the keeper of culture and law, and to return to prisons.”ABC Radio Melbourne is a media partner of the Melbourne International Film Festival, which runs until August 20. The man the people of Melbourne now know as Uncle Jack was humbled by the experience.”People contacted me, on the street, tripping over themselves on the street to engage with me, speaking to me on public transport, writing me little notes saying that they saw Bastardy.”Charles said the documentary became “a useful tool” for him to reinvigorate his acting career.”People in the industry … (Supplied)
These days Charles describes himself as a “self-proclaimed Cleverman”, and is Facebook friends with one of the police officers who used to pursue him for burglary. In one of the first scenes of 2008 documentary Bastardy, Jack Charles shoots up heroin, declaring it is what he “lives for”.Speaking ahead of tonight’s re-screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), the acclaimed actor and member of the Stolen Generations said neither he nor director Amiel Courtin-Wilson knew then how the film would end. (Supplied)
Courtin-Wilson’s latest film The Silent Eye, also screening this year at MIFF, documents a collaboration between 72-year-old Japanese butoh dancer Min Tanaka and 88-year-old free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor.Shot entirely in Taylor’s music room, the film alternates between the pair’s improvised performance and slow-motion vignettes featuring extreme close-ups and dancing shadows.Courtin-Wilson said the film was “a love letter to Cecil”, who the director lived with as his carer for a year-and-a-half. “I do remember having to con $50 out of him so I could get a whack.”
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Bastardy could have been the story of a human tragedy, but when Charles quit heroin it became a story “with a wonderful happy ending” that resulted in an “outpouring of love” for Charles, Courtin-Wilson said. “It’s only come to light in the last year that I’ve been allowed to sneak in under the radar on the goodwill of the governors of prisons, management, staff and crims,” he said. “We never knew whether I’d survive,” Charles said matter-of-factly.Courtin-Wilson followed Charles for six years “existing on the streets of Collingwood and Fitzroy, a struggling homeless, addicted, well-known cat burglar”. “It was the documentary that actually saved my life, and I’ve often embarrassed the poor bugger Amiel by saying he was my saviour.”Director’s unorthodox working methods

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Reunion with lost family inspires emotional return to country

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Rosie didn’t want to let him go so she jumped on the vehicle with them.”Her daughter [Ms Simpson’s grandmother] was left behind, only because she was out bush herding goats.”Ms Thompson was repeatedly moved around the Northern Territory before she briefly settled in Katherine where she was married and subsequently widowed.Following her husband’s death, Ms Thompson and her son were transported to Western Australia; she worked as a stock camp cook and he grew up to have a family of his own.Save for one brief encounter on an unnamed cattle station, Ms Thompson and the daughter she was forced to abandon never saw each other again. ‘Hello old lady’Last year, after hearing whispers that her great-grandmother might still be alive, Ms Simpson and her mother, Topsy Green, travelled to Derby in Western Australia in search of Ms Thompson.”We were thinking we were on a wild-goose chase,” Ms Simpson said.”People tried to deter us from the trip and said, ‘Nah, you’re chasing after the wrong woman’.”Ms Simpson said when she and her mother met Rosie they introduced themselves as being from the Northern Territory, so as not to put words in her mouth.”I said to her, ‘Hello old lady, we’re from the Northern Territory’, and she said, ‘I’m from the Northern Territory, I was born at MacArthur River Station’,” Ms Simpson said.”We just looked at each other and thought, ‘Oh, maybe she is the woman’.”Ms Simpson said when she asked Ms Thompson about her Aboriginal name, the response was even stronger.”She banged herself in the chest in the way most Aboriginal people do when they’re recognising themselves or acknowledging that that’s them,” Ms Simpson said.”We practically lost the plot we were so overwhelmed.”Coming homeThis week, Ms Simpson and her aunty are taking Ms Thompson on a tour through the Northern Territory, back to the places she has asked to visit and to the resting places of the friends and relatives she was forced to leave behind. “We keep telling her that she’s gone, but maybe that’s where she’ll really realise that she’s no longer waiting there.”Despite the likelihood of it being a difficult trip, Ms Green (Ms Simpson’s mother and Ms Thompson’s granddaughter) said it was an important journey to make.”This old lady and our cultural ways, probably her spirit is calling her home to the country where she was born, and where she left my mother,” she said.Ms Green, whose parents have both died, said discovering that her grandmother was still alive had been a welcome surprise.”I [thought] I just had my children, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren,” she said.”I’m happy my grandmother’s still here with me but she’s gonna go back and break my heart again — she’s gonna go and live in the place that she loves.” The second Stolen Generation Families who believe they’re becoming part of a second Stolen Generation fight to have children cared for by relatives or Indigenous carers. And while it will be an emotional journey for everyone, Ms Simpson believed her great-grandmother was yet to fully understand what she could discover.”Because she suffers dementia she’s assuming that she’s going to go to Creswell Downs to see her daughter again,” Ms Simpson said. ‘It’s unfinished business’ Survivors of the Stolen Generations renew their calls for a national compensation fund and better support for an ageing population. For the first time in more than 60 years Rosie Thompson has this week returned to the ancestral lands on which she was born.Like many other members of the Stolen Generations, Ms Thompson was moved around Australia against her will following her departure from the MacArthur River region.Unlike many, though, it was her conscious decision to leave.Ms Thompson’s great-granddaughter, Debbie Simpson, explained to ABC Radio Darwin’s Kate O’Toole:”Her son, my great uncle, was picked up by the welfare because that was the thing in those days.
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I cannot believe someone’s found it in the magnitude of sand that’s there.”While this is the second time Mrs Docherty has lost and found her ring, she said this discovery came at a perfect time.”My fingers are swelling up and down because we’re having a baby in September — our first child, and this couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said.”That was our ‘babymoon’, and our anniversary that I lost it.””I’m just thrilled — it couldn’t have come at a better time. Elizabeth Docherty says she was enjoying her “babymoon” on the vast sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, taking photographs, when she realised her wedding ring was gone. As you can imagine, I’m pretty emotional as it is these days.”While Mrs Docherty waits for police confirmation, she said she wants to thank every person who helped share the news of the rings discovery.”To everyone that shared it and commented, every single person did something to get that towards me, so thank you so much,” she said. (Supplied: Elizabeth Docherty)
“We took a photo of the bottom of the sand dune, and you can see the ring on my finger,” she said.”I’ve walked up the sand dune and taken a photo, and I’ve realised it’s gone.””You walk that sand dune — and you walk 10 metres and you don’t know which way you’ve just come from. Photo:
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So she could hardly believed it when a family member tagged her on an ABC Facebook viral post saying a ring had been found in the desert near Birdsville.Since Tuesday morning, nearly 5,000 people have shared a Facebook post from ABC Western Queensland attempting to reunite the ring with its rightful owner.More than 1,700 kilometres away, in Kandos, New South Wales, Mrs Docherty said as soon as she saw the post she knew the ring was hers.”My sister-in-law tagged me in a post on Facebook and called me to have a look at this post that the ABC had put up, but I couldn’t believe it,” Mrs Docherty said.”It was my wedding band that I had lost over on Big Red in June.”I can’t even fathom that someone has found it, let alone handed it in.”In typical outback Queensland fashion, Mrs Docherty’s story cannot be verified until Birdsville’s sole police officer returns from the Simpson Desert and gains mobile reception.But Mrs Docherty said she was confident the ring was hers. It’s huge.
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Tully the donkey finds Instagram fame after being rescued

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So, in the tradition of bush life, Ms Goldsmith put out the word on the bush telegraph and to her surprise, it was not long before she heard of a little donkey that needed a good home.”Tully had been rescued with a little pony that was his buddy,” she said.”They were living with a family who has a lot of horses, but a lot of horses really do not like donkeys at all, so he needed a new home.”We quickly decided we wanted to give him that home and we went and got him in a horse float.”Ms Goldsmith said getting the donkey to load into the horse float had been “challenging”.”It took us two hours to get him actually onto the float and we found out later that we were lucky — it can take up to two weeks,” she smiled. It’s amazing,” Ms Goldsmith said.”I have actually learned a lot about donkeys as a result of following those other Instagram accounts.”Tully spends his days chewing down the grass and scrub in the back paddock, and then each evening at about 4pm he comes to the gate of his yard to meet up with his mates — the rooster, the chooks and the duck — and settles down for the evening. (Supplied: Kim Goldsmith)
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Tully quickly settled into his new home, in a paddock on Ms Goldsmith’s 25-hectare farm, where he has made firm friends with a rooster, two hens and a duck.”I am feeding him regularly, just little snacks to get him into a routine,” she said.”Donkeys don’t respond the same way as horses do to the sort of training prompts to get them to do things.”So it’s pretty much all about treats and rewards, to get him to bond with us.”I still have all the horse gear that I had, and things like the halters are coming in handy because they fit, but apart from that it’s a huge learning curve.”

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While Ms Goldsmith is learning all about donkeys, Tully is getting an unexpected side benefit from his new living arrangements.”Tully has his own Instagram account,” she said, laughing.”It started as a bit of a joke, but it’s really getting a lot of attention.”The ladies who rescued him say it makes sense for him to have his own account, given that I work in social media.”And, much to our surprise, he actually hit 100 followers in the first week.”A large proportion of Tully’s followers are other donkeys from all around the world.”He is being followed by donkeys from Spain, France, Israel, the UK, the US. Because we’re so close to town, there is a risk of town dogs attacking them,” she said.”So I had been doing my research and it seemed like the best options were goats, a camel or two, or a donkey.”I couldn’t see myself with camels, and it’s really hard to keep goats contained, so I was keen on a donkey.”The decision might have been simple, but finding a suitable donkey proved to be more difficult — donkeys are expensive.”I actually discovered donkeys are the pet of the decade,” Ms Goldsmith said.”People are asking really big money for them, between $1,500 and $1,800.”

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Dirty flesh – Token lyrics

I got blood that isn’t fam
I got fam that isn’t blood
I got s**t to help me sleep, convince ’em it isn’t drugs
I got the girl of my dream convincing me she isn’t drunk
With an invisible cup, I promise I didn’t see it.(dirty flesh)
Ya ya ya
Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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Dirty flesh
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All I see, cons of a conscience
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All I see, perks of a Percocet
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Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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All I see, perks of a Percocet
Ya ya ya. Ya ya ya
See Benji boy so explosive
I threw a chair at the wall and now the walls have opened
Ya ya ya
Took my momma’s lighter, threw it in the ocean
Now that cigarette is dry as my voice if she ask where the f*ck I’m going
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I don’t know
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Ay I’ll go with the maniac
It’ll take my soul and I may adapt
And I’ll make the gold, and I’ll make the cash
And I’ll hang the rope and I may attach
And I’ll lay alone till I fade to black
With a case of blow and a case of ash. bla! Ya ya ya
Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
Ya ya ya
Dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty flesh
I am only here to make a child say a curse in bed
(f*ck, f*ck)
I am only here to make a virgin wet
Ya ya ya
Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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Dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty flesh
Every single morning I’m a year closer to death
Every single time I f*cked a b***h I had birthday s*x
Yea, and you can be here with me
I’ve been on the job, been to a lot of city
I’ve been through the odds, they been all against me
Used to listen to mom, now I listen to 50
Teach you how to rob, just an itty-bitty
If they steal my innocence, I’ll be stealing it back
And all of the guilt they left me with, I’ll be giving them that
It’s either mission complete or permission to bla! bla! Token lyrics
Video flesh Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
I stomp on the ground, the ground hit me with an uppercut
I spit at the clouds, got rained on in the winter
Struck by lightning in the sun
But I do what I wish and I get what I wish forrr. Lyrics Token – Dirty flesh
I do what I wish
My mom think I be losing my grip
When it come to the bars, I’m a retard
Ain’t nobody get stupid as this
First grade I wasn’t using my whits
Using my finger and using my fist
Using my anger and using bad word
Thank God that my future is this
Now, I do what I want
Do what I do, what you do is just watch
Holding up all the fans, holding up all the hands, holding up all the pants Louis Vuitton
Everyone know that I got the bomb bomb
And I got a razor and you got a pom-pom
And I gotta say word if you got a problem
‘Cuz I got a banger, you can hear the pop pop pop
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Wait a minute, keep a distance, I be shy
Met an angel, then I kissed it, then I kissed it goodbye
Pay attention, pay a visit, I won’t pay your a*s a dime
I might let you live forever through a rhyme, rhyme, rhyme, rhyme
Woah
Unopposed, I don’t posed, I’m just it
I don’t fold (spits) only gold in my spit
And she all up on my s**t like she really, really know it
Smart girls give the best head to the best poet
Ain’t no women hate me they get used to me
S**t, even when I do insult ’em, I do it so beautifully
S**t, I might kill the expectation, I might sing the eulogy
S**t, you might end up walking home for thinking that you’re cool with me
S**t, ride with me
Forget about everybody and cry with me
Let’s jump in the fire and you can die with me
Pretend like it is forever and lie with me
Yeah, lie with me
Yea, sleep with me
Yeah, wake up in the morning with a secret me
Yeah, everything I do, I do it secretly
Yeah, every single night I lose a piece of me
A piece of me, no peace in me
I rip your f*cking head off, do it peacefully
The sky is falling, I’ma put it back together evenly
And never get a thank you
What is love when she only hug me to restrain me and only kiss me to shut me up? Ya ya ya
Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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Dirty flesh
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All I see, cons of a conscience
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All I see, perks of a Percocet
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Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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All I see, cons of a conscience
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All I see, perks of a Percocet
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Dirty mouth, dirty mind, dirty flesh
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Dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty flesh
Thought I did the dirt but I was done by the dirt instead
I delete my history like you do when you surf the web
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Standing on the chair like the bulb ain’t working yet
Hanging myself with the new Gucci turtleneck.

Nicki Minaj Celebrates 80th Billboard Hot 100 Singles

*my monster voice*. Her single with Jason Derulo “Swalla” is currently in its 20th week on the Hot 100 chart. Nicki Minaj may very well take that route. The Trinidadian rapper is currently working on her upcoming album, but so far no word on when it will arrive or the title. 26. “YDB just became my 80th Billboard Hot 100 entry! Nicki Minaj is the queen of the charts and this year she is dominating the Billboard Hot 100 without even dropping an album. On the other hand, it is customary these days for artists to release albums without notice or very little time in between promotion and release date. Let's toast with some @myxfusions ?? Love you!!!!! 38. Let’s toast with some @myxfusions.”
In another post on Instagram, Nicki Minaj teased an upcoming collaboration with WizKid. ???? She has two more singles on the chart with “Rake It Up” with Yo Gotti being her highest charting currently sitting at No. “My monster voice. ??? Swalla up here 20 weeks later?? 3 songs on the Hot 100 no album out? Additional, she is known to drop her albums later in the year around November and she has been spending a lot of time in the studio these days. A post shared by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Aug 8, 2017 at 9:09am PDT RIU 26 w/no video??? 3 songs on the Hot 100 no album out?” She wrote. (it's coming in a few more days, no need to send Gotti anymore death threats ?????). Love you!!!!! YDB just became my 80th Billboard Hot 100 entry! Sources told DHH earlier this year that she will drop her next body of work sometime this year, but we are half way in and still, we don’t have any details about the project. She posted a photo of herself and the “One Dance” singer on IG. The Young Money emcee celebrates her latest entry to the top chart today on Instagram after “You Da Baddest” with Future debut on the Hot 100 chart at No. Swalla up here 20 weeks later?? RIU 26 w/no video? (it’s coming in a few more days, no need to send Gotti anymore death threats. Nicki Minaj always celebrates her win on Instagram letting the other female rappers know that she is still winning.

Pharrell Having ‘Wild Thoughts’ About Rihanna

Not even Chris Brown could help himself from saying something and he did leave a side eye emoji comment on her photo. Damn!” Pharrell said. One user on Twitter said that Rihanna saved the world from the horrendous Usher herpes story, but I think that Pharrell had perhaps the best reaction among celebrities. #Rihanna is giving #Pharrell #WildThoughts ???? Last year she missed the event because she was busy touring and promoting her new album, but this year she made up for it by showing out looking like this. Damn! Pop star Nick Jonas also left a comment on the photo with a fire emoji. A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT

#rihanna? Damn! There were some folks who were trying to fat shame her but RiRi has the last laugh because now we all hope she never loses the few extra pounds that she gained. “This is me looking at Rihanna right now… Damn! Over the past few months, Rihanna has been looking a bit thicker prompting some of her fans to start questioning whether or not she is pregnant. We have yet to get a response from Drake but even if he doesn’t leave a comment, you can expect him to say something in a song on his next album. Pharrell Williams is just like the rest of us, he is having “Wild Thoughts” about Rihanna after those Crop Over photos surfaced yesterday. Rihanna is currently in her native Barbados for the annual Crop Over carnival parade. A post shared by DancehallHipHop (@dancehallhiphop) on Aug 7, 2017 at 10:32am PDT Rihanna was the ultimate thirst trap on social media on Monday and today folks are still talking about how banging she looked. The rapper/producer shared a video on Instagram that has since gone viral. Damn! Still, we have to give the best reaction to Pharrell and we agree Rihanna is the baddest in the game right now. The 29-year-old pop star has been having a great year and currently has the number two song on Billboard. Damn!

Taylor Dayne – Change The World (the Help Ost) Lyrics

Even your heart is the problem, then healin it! (x2)Yeaah Come face to face! Stuck in the life you don’t want, leave the past behind. Stuck in the life you don’t want, you got to leave it all behind! Shine the light that you find! Change your thoughts and you’ll change the world. (to shine your truth)
Turn the key to unlock the door
And every day now, you’ll find a way how
to find what you’re livin for. Shine the light that you find! But it’s a heartbreak if you can’t find your way! Change your thoughts and you’ll change the world. Oh, I take a chance, take a step, Take your life into your hands! TAYLOR DAYNEChange The World (the Help Ost) Lyrics
Take a tought, hold it there, change the picture in your mind, Keep the thought where you left it, Oh. (to shine your truth)
Turn the key to unlock the door
And every day now, you’ll find a way how
to find what you’re livin for. I take a step, to leave you there to the dream you wait to find be the first to believe in, MMmm. Change your thoughts and you’ll change the world. Shine the light that you find! Keep the right, lose the wrong, keep that vision runnin strong! Stuck in the life you don’t want, you got to leave the past behind! Sometimes the world seems so unfair! The future is where dreams come true! (to shine your truth)
Turn the key to unlock the door
And every day now, you’ll find a way how
to find what you’re livin for. Eeehee! Day, yeaah. It’s a new day. Follow the passion inside you, Oooh. Don’t know, no, no, D-D don’t know.

Moving Units – Wrong Again Lyrics

Nothing of yours will end
You’ll never get enough
You say you’ve had enough
I say you’ve got too much
We don’t know anything
I need it
I want it
I get it
I lost it
somewhere
somehow
I lent it
I touched it
I tried to ingest it
but something is wrong
I need it
I want it
I get it
I lost it
somewhere
somehow
We’re gunna make it tonight
We’re gunna fake it so right
We’re gunna get there and cum? We’re gunna tear you apart
We’re gunna soe you a heart
We’re gunna take you away
away
away
I need it
I want it
I get it
I lost it
somewhere
somehow
I lent it
I touched it
I tried to ingest it
but something is wrong
I need it
I want it
I get it
I lost it
somewhere
somehow
I lent it
I touched it
I tried to ingest it
but darling you’re wrong
Wrong again
Wrong again
We’re wrong again
We’re always wrong again MOVING UNITSWrong Again Lyrics
You don’t know what you want
You don’t know what you need
You don’t know anything
You don’t know what you like
You don’t know what you hate
You don’t know anything
You never stay at home
You never stay alone
You don’t do anything
You once said I’m a friend
You once said it’s the end
You once said anything
I need it
I want it
I get it
I lost it
somewhere
somehow
I lent it
I touched it
I tried to ingest it
but something is wrong
Wrong again
Wrong again
I’m wrong again
I’m always wrong again
Your stars are cut too thin? We’re gunna leave them to the town?

Army Of Freshmen – At The End Of The Day Lyrics

Jaret from Bowling For Soup)
Don’t scream, don’t cry, there’s too many tears
Like a lake around this place after all these years
We’ve been through more than our fair share
But we’re both here, still standing there
We’ve made it this far and there’s more to come
From the beat of my heart to the beat of the drum
And the shoe box of memories means more to me
Than any argument that could ever be
At the end of the day am I what you’ve waited for
How can I say that I need you more and more and more and more
Years go by and it’s just the same old war
What we have is still worth fighting for, what are we fighting for
Don’t walk, just run, come over to me
Everything that we were, we still could be
Tear down the walls that are in the way
We can start all over, it’s a brand new day
When the sun comes up, we’ll look back and laugh
Nevermind the numbers I can do the math
Multiply everyone that I’ve ever known
You’re the only one that feels like home
I painted a picture of a boy that was trying
And a girl that was smiling and she looked just like you
At the end of the day am I what you’ve waited for
How can I say that I need you more and more and more and more
Years go by and it’s just the same old war
What we have is still worth fighting for, what are we fighting for
Never look back on what we had, just try to believe in what we have
Just think this out and take your time, it’s not your fault and it’s not mine
Never look back on what we had, just try to believe in what we have
Just listen close to the beat of my heart, it’s yours for the taking
At the end of the day am I what you’ve waited for
How can I say that I need you more and more and more and more
Years go by and it’s just the same old war
What we have is still worth fighting for, what are we fighting for
At the end of the day am I what you’ve waited for
How can I say that I need you more and more and more and more
Years go by and it’s just the same old war
What we have is still worth fighting for, what are we fighting for
I painted a picture of a boy that was trying
And a girl that was smiling and she looked just like you ARMY OF FRESHMENAt The End Of The Day Lyrics
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Lucya & Ace – Memories & Feelings Lyrics

LUCYA & ACEMemories & Feelings Lyrics
Memories & feelings
Happiness & dreams
You grow these flowers in my heart
(pause)
The letters dance before my eyes
The numbers seem to leave my mind
I walk above the ground, I’m feelin’ special now
And even if the sun don’t shine above
And even if the rain is fallin’
Down upon my soul
I wanna see you and ask for more
Memories & feelings
Happiness & dreams
You grow these flowers in my heart
I know memories & feelings
Everlasting healin’
I just keep them all inside
(pause)
Been waiting for an angel light
Been walkin’ thru the darkest night
But then again I was livin’ without you boy
And even if the sun don’t shine above
And even if the rain is fallin’
Down upon my soul
I wanna see you and ask for more
Memories & feelings
Happiness & dreams
You grow these flowers in my heart
I know memories & feelings
Everlasting healin’
I just keep them all inside
(pause)

Nabiha – Deep Sleep Lyrics

Should I try a remedy? And why are you bothering me? I can’t go back to sleep. You got me deeper
‘Cause I’m falling deeper deeper
I’m gonna fall in deeper
deep sleep I’m gonna fall in deeper in deep sleep. I don’t wan’t to wake up already. I don’t wan’t to wake up already. ‘Cause most of my dreaming is still in my head. I ain’t leaving my bed. I ain’t leaving my bed. No! I don’t wan’t to wake up already. I was ready to seal it,
so close I could feel it, but I woke up instead. ‘Cause I ain’t leaving my bed. And now it’s too late for me. NABIHADeep Sleep Lyrics
Damn wish I was still sleeping. A new strategy? Don’t bother calling,
I won’t pick up the phone, I’m going back to bed. You’ll only catch me sleep talking. Pounding so raw it’s hurting my head. When it’s so early. I don’t wan’t to wake up already. I don’t wan’t to wake up already. And now it’s too late for me. {Malinese lullaby in french/african}
‘Cause I ain’t leaving my bed. ‘Cause I ain’t leaving my bed. I ain’t leaving my bed. I don’t wan’t to wake up already. It’s really got me dream stalking. It’s really got me dream stalking. I’m gonna fall in deeper in deep sleep. Or maybe practise sleep walking? Blam who’s knocking on my door? I ain’t leaving my bed. I can’t go back to sleep.