Mondegreens: bananas with catsturd.

Today has been a bit… dull. So have played around and finished off or tweaked things started a while ago to keep myself occupied. Like this typography. Inspired by graphic designer, Steve Bonner.

And my beautiful cat (now in spirit) in a cup of coffee.


And just messing with meringue nests on pasta wheels….


And fruit with zips in.

If anyone is interested in how to do any of the above, let me know and I’ll write up the toots – so long as you know they’ll be in Photoshop and / or Illustrator, (CS5).

Went for a drive about, listening to the radio, was struck by how many lyrics I mishear until I really listen to them.
No idea who sings this but you’ll know the track – been around for years: “Baby, we were born to run”. I singalong happily with “Baby, we were born too young”. Pure nonsense but never questioned it.

And the Mamas and the Papas  “This is dedicated to the one I love” – Has always been dedicated to his one-eyed love. A touching declaration of love for a visually impaired girlfriend, or so I thought.

What about Bad Company and the ‘Feel like making love’?  Really wouldn’t mistake a guy’s intentions on that subject, would you? Unless you thought he had some obsession for fashion accessories and felt like making gloves. ‘Baby, when I think about you, I think about gloves’. What a lucky girlfriend. I bet she has a pair for every occasion.

And the Eagles who rail against that woman with her Lion Eyes? She can’t help it! And, if she’s trying to keep an alternative identity secret, the Eagles aren’t helping, are they,  CAT WOMAN?!

Anyhoo. all examples of Mondegreens: (Wikipedia: A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. It most commonly is applied to a line in a poem or a lyric in a song).

I was also struck by how many men are singing about suffering from  fevers and burnings and temperatures that would have them dashing to ER.  There really is a pandemic of hyperthermia raging on the radio. Though there was one notable exception today;  Jimi Hendrix. He actually WANTED to stand by the fire. That’s cos he’s just cool, though, lol.

I am bored.

Off to make something to eat – thinking bananas and catsturd – and might be back later. Be good and play nicely.


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