Monday, December 11, 2006

Tight

Today's moderately non-sexy Conway Twitty album cover is from 1981's Number Ones. Note the inviolate dome of hair, the sultry gaze burning through the haze of post-disco sleaze, the theoretically provocative necklace resting in the sparse thatch of chest hair, the bling before bling was bling of the gold watch and the ring, the sensitive stylings of the wine-hued sweater, its sleeves rolled comfortably up and the arms crossed like a man who knows what heartache is but longs to someday love again.

21 comments:

cK said...

I hope "It's Only Make-Believe" is on that record. That tune has a lovely, lurching, Elvis impersonation in the lyrics.

Now, have I double-posted this comment? This beta-blogger crap is really ruining my blog reading/writing experience. Hrmph. I leave a comment, it makes me sign in again...I got a rash on....Sympathies, please.
-cK

Matthew Guenette said...

Conway Twitty? Or Richard Simmons?

I love it when the lord speaks in this way.

--mG

Melissa said...

Oh the hair, the hair. Is to die for.

Anonymous said...

Your take is all wrong.

This is a middle-aged man who doubts himself, is overweight, whose stylist is attempting to hide this with the big hair-do and the crossed arms.

All people want to considered beautiful.

Paul said...

My take is all right! Right! As in correct!

Or maybe I mean ironic...

Anonymous said...

have you told your devoted readers about your long-lasting obsession with big hair, dangly medallions, and those cashmere sweaters?

Paul said...

Hey! That was our secret!

Anonymous said...

And,

Didn't you know that most men who wear those plunging necklines and unbutton their buttons to there are actually sweating...?

They must expose chest hair in order to survive in this hot world.

Paul said...

I must confess I did not know that.

Anonymous said...

Those tendrils of love
underneath his shirt
call out to me--desperately!
Feel me, touch me, allow me
to be masculine in this soft
warm, womb-like world!

Paul said...

You inspire me.

Anonymous said...

oh, I inspire myself!

Paul said...

I've no doubt!

What should my next poem be about?

Anonymous said...

you could always go the pubic hair route...

Paul said...

Uh, maybe not...

Anonymous said...

The fact that men, perhaps, desire a bikini line on their own private areas.

Paul said...

You're scaring me!

Anonymous said...

to draw attention to myself
i draw a line, a V, like the geese
like the intersecting angles
of nose against nose,
cheekbone against hand,
like the symbol of peace.
the lines i need to rehearse
to myself when i think of healing.

Paul said...

I'm going to steal those noses.

cK said...

Um, Paul, are you your own Anonymous? I worry about you.

Marigoldie said...

When seeking joy from 1970s album covers, don't overlook the Ricky Skaggs catalog.