Friday, 22 October 2010

Vlog: I wasn't joking about the performance art.

Once upon a time I was twenty years old and felt so bad, so low, that I wished I was dead. One night I wrote a poem, about the tooth fairy and how sad that I'd grown up and she wasn't there for me anymore. I sang it to a tune, and hey presto, had accidentally written a hit song.

For many years, I sang it when I was drunk .... usually in taxis, mournfully. I taught the song to my sisters and my cousin, but I've always had it in the back of my mind that one day, my song might get discovered and I could be a real singer, maybe make a thick wad of money.

Guess what? I'm not going to be discovered. I'm too old for Australian Idol and X-Factor. It seems a shame to keep the song to myself .. because it is a bloody good song. So, I'm handing it over to you. This is the song of a chick who finally got herself together.

No longer do I vomit out of cars, stagger stagger crawl crawl like Yellowbeard. No longer do I wish I was dead ... quite the opposite. I hope and pray that my face grows weathered and wrinkled, my hair goes white. Wouldn't that be fabulous?



This weekend I will be ten. It is said that whatever your clean time is ... is your emotional age. So, I don't have to be mature for another ten years. BOOYAH!

21 comments:

  1. That was awesome. Congratulations on 10!

    (How like a boy - to burp in your face when you tell him you love him)

    (Also, why do they always have to take the storage door off of Mr. Potato Head? And then get irate when they can't put it back on?)

    That was lovely. Thanks for sharing...

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  2. Aw, bravo!! Happy birthday! You are amazing.

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  3. I adore your voice, your energy, your age (happy 10th!), your son, your soulfulness.

    Throwing a wad of money at you! Who cares that it's monopoly money, right??

    <3

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  4. Incredible! Happy 10th birthday! Here's to a hundred more! xx

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  5. Happy Birthday! What an amazing feat. BTW, I think my Emberly now has a crush on your Rocco. She keeps wanting more and more of that video.

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  6. Happy 10th! By the way, you are completely awesome :). I love the song!

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  7. Is gorgeous - you can sing! I'm not surprised ... love you honey buns xx

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  8. Happy 10th Birthday, dearest Eden! You are amazing!

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  9. Wow Eden babe, that was awesome, good on you babe....you have a great voice....Rocco is getting cuter every time I see him......Happy 10th birthday to u gorgeous girl. My sister will be having a birthday on 15th December this year also & she will be having a 10th birthday too.......lots of love gorgeous......still carrying that piece of rose quartz you gave me a long time ago....love from me xx

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  10. You are AMAZING! You rock you beautiful girl and you can sing! I love the song you should really do something with it. Happy 10th Birthday.

    Rocco makes my heart melt. xx

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  11. Girl YOU CAN SING.

    I don't know what I love more seeing Rocco or hearing you sing. Happy anniversary my friend. You both are pretty amazing...

    Xoxo

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  12. Fucking hell, Eden! That song is awesome and you have a serious VOICE! That boy of yours is pretty damn spectacular, too. I was so weepy, watching this, just loving you both - I adore you so much, you have no idea.

    Happy 10. I am so proud of you and so glad that you have found your way to where you and and to the giant golden corner of my heart where you live, too.

    As I was watching this, Manny asked me whether you were the friend who discovered Five Guys in NYC, and I told him that yes, you were. We both say THANKS - we don't have it in Canada and would never have sought it out if I hadn't read about it on your blog. Mmmmm - sloppy burger-y goodness.

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  13. Fantastic. And Rocco with the belch flourish at the end. .... Just a wee cyber squeeze to let you know again how much I love your blog. It is one of my absolute favourites and even though I don't comment a lot I always read and I think you are utterly fabulous. Congrats on being 10!

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  14. I loved that, and I love you! Well done on being such a ball of awesome.

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  15. Great voice, wonderful video...You look fantastic. Walking through the fires in Bali was probably good for you in a way -- there's something very peaceful in your face now.

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  16. Happy Anniversary. I'm in AWE of you...but you know that.

    Thanks for sharing the song and you can really sing. You two are adorable.

    Love you!

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  17. Rock on and peace out. Love th song, you guys are adorable

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  18. bloody brilliant. and I have to go to bed now.
    No really. I do.

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