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Summertime Hydrangeas and Classic Modest Mouse

Monday, August 10, 2015

It's Monday, and that means art and music!  YAY!

Below is a painting by my art class buddy Mary Compton.  She's a meticulous artist, and a wonderful human being.   I'm happy to know her!

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This is a lovely little painting, and I can't wait to find a place to hang it!
Pink and Purple Hydrangea
6" X 9"
Oil on canvas

You can see more of Mary Compton's art on her Student Page on the Red Dot Gallery website here.

Since I'm wearing my Modest Mouse t-shirt my daughter bought me today to the art studio, I've had them on the brain.  Here's a classic video I hope you'll enjoy!

Modest Mouse
"Missed the Boat"

This song is sort of depressing.  But it makes me happy because my life is better than those depicted in the song...  Muahahahaha!!!!!

"Missed The Boat"

While we're on the subject
Could we change the subject now?
I was knocking on your ear's door but you were always out
Looking towards the future
We were begging for the past
Well we knew we had the good things
But those never seemed to last
Oh please just last
Everyone's unhappy
Everyone's ashamed
Well we all just got caught looking
At somebody else's page
Well nothing ever went
Quite exactly as we planned
Our ideas held no water
But we used them like a dam
Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell
Saying yes, this is a fine promotion
Oh, and I laugh all the way to hell
Of course everyone goes crazy
Over such and such and such
We made ourselves a pillar
We just used it as a crutch
We were certainly uncertain
At least I'm pretty sure I am
Well we didn't need the water
But we just built that good G*d dam
Oh, and I know this of myself
I assume as much for other people
Oh, and I know this of myself
We've listened more to life's end gong
Than the sound of life's sweet bliss
Was it ever worth it?
Was there all that much to gain?
Well we knew we missed the boat
And we'd already missed the plane
We didn't read the invite
We just dance at our wake
All our favorites were playing
So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
Sitting drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat
Oh, and we carried it all so well
As if we got a new position
Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves
But not the skills to make a shelf with
Oh, what useless tools ourselves

I'm joining Miss Angie at Musical Monday!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Hi Ricki Jill, What a lovely painting, hydrangeas are just beautiful. I'm sure you will find the perfect spot to hang it. I will take a tour of Mary's webpage.
    Hope you are off to a great start this week. Stay cool...........

  2. What a gorgeous painting! The dew drops on the leaves are so realistic.

  3. I love the song choice! Modest Mouse rocks!!

  4. I don't love the lyrics, but I love the beat.

  5. The painting is so beautiful. I love how you shared her work!


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