I have always heard that this song, entitled "Wild Thing", was made famous by Jimi Hendrix. I must confess... I am NOT a Jimi Hendrix fan at all, (and I'm OKAY with that) but sometimes the words to that song do ring true and this would be one of those times. In doing research for this post (yes, I do "research" for my posts) I found out that this song was originally made famous in 1966 by a group called "The Troggs". I found them to be much more palatable than Jimi Hendrix. Sorry, Jimi Hendrix and fans... remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Case and Point
These next two videos illustrate very well the
Unpalatable vs. Palatable
in music performances.
Ummm...Jimi Hendrix being the former.
WARNING: the first video is truly "wild"
while the second video is quite a bit more "tame".
On second thought,
you may just want to skip over the first
video and move on to the second video, LOL!
Thank you, tfme.
they do not look horrified during this 1966 ditty.
End Case and Point.
What on earth does this have to do with tatting?
Have you SEEN my new tatting shuttle?
It's totally WILD!!!
I custom ordered it from
after I saw this post on Lace-Lovin' Librarian's blog.
Alexandra Beatty Designs took a custom
order from me to paint a leopard print on a shuttle.
She sent it in this lovely pink silk bag.
Isn't it pretty?
Now, you may ask yourself, "Why would someone
want a leopard print custom painted onto a tatting shuttle?"
The answer to that is: "Because they don't come that way!"
AND "Because I needed a leopard print tatting shuttle to go
with my leopard print Gingher scissors and my tiger striped
measuring tape! Why else?"
Hee hee! I have been looking for years for a leopard print tatting shuttle so I was just a little bit excited to show it to you, LOL! Thanks for sharing in the excitement of it all with me. The designer tells me that it is "green", too! She does not use any pesticides to grow her gourds. This very shuttle will be featured on a "green" website and I will share the link to that article on this post when it is made available to me.
Next you may be wondering why I'm not tatting with it right now. Well, who has time to tat when there's so much....um.....errrr.... "research" yeah, that's it, research that needs to be done on the internet!