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17 Love is Like Apricot

Patric Johansson for Livet Hemma

Do I dare tell you about the rabbit hole I fell into whilst creating this post? It's kind of embarrasing and rather typical of my day to day life online; maybe you can relate? It all started when I opened my email and saw this image (above). From powdery pink to saturated coral, I'm loving this chest of drawers painted in tones of apricot that the folks at Livet Hemma sent over.  It's a TARVA 5 drawer chest that they painted into an ombre shade of orange and when I saw it, the song "Love is like apricot" started playing my head. Seriously (this really happened). Love is like apricot?  Um, yep, I wasn't sure either, so I googled it –the start of my rabbit hole.



So ok, it isn't "Love is like apricot", it's "Love is like oxygen" (by the band Sweet).  So have I been singing this song wrong my entire life? Apparantly so.  Apricot doesn't even sound the least bit like oxygen, so how did that even happen? I'm not even going to attempt to try to figure that out but what about all those other songs I've been singing wrong?  One that came to mind immediately and I had an inkling I've been singing wrong all my life was "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.  Yeah I know, my entire life something was amiss with my version; well today I decided I was going to finally find out what the right words were and put that Tiny Dancer lyric issue to rest!  So I googled Tiny Dancer Lyrics.

But reading the lyrics just wasn't triggering my version, so I decided to look for the actual song.  I found this one here.  Nice version, but the one I'm familiar with I think is a bit older newer and more produced (bigger drums).  I look for another version.  Which takes me to one by Dave Grohl. It's not what I was looking for, but I wouldn't mind hearing his version (I had a few minutes) so I click on it.

Its' from a Kilborn show back in 2006.  He makes reference to a bus scene on the film Almost Famous, (a film I never saw) so since my interest is peaked piqued (thank you Molly), I go onto my next search.  I found one bus scene, but I still wasn't getting it, so I looked for another, and yet another.  Finally I'm realizing I'm probably going to have to watch the entire movie to get it. So I go back to the Dave Grohl one yet once again, and start reading some of the comments for no real reason. But one wrote, "Ever since I heard John Frusciante cover this, everything else has always been lackluster and devoid of magic".  So of course I have to hear John's version.  (The commenter is right, his version is magic - too bad it's so darn short) –so I keep hitting replay on that one and better yet this version.  Time escapes me. Finally the phone rings and pulls me out of the hole...

So there you go, I dared to tell you. (Does that ever happen to you)?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.... perhaps a nice little weekend project this would be, maybe paint to the soundtrack from my post? If you're wondering about these colours - I found an online swatch similar from Benjamin Moore.  (From the top:  soft white 2170-70, peach melba 078, daylily 080, sausilito sunset 074, flamingo orange 075, autumn cover 2170-30 and tropical orange 2170-20).  Also these knobs are beautiful.

Love is like apricot. (Top photo: Patric Johansson for Livet Hemma).



17 comments:

Sandra Gale said...

That is hilarious. My life so often follows a very similar rabbit hole! I am going to resist clicking on any of your tempting links to avoid falling down one right now! ps I love the apricot too

dahlhaus said...

So great- those rabbit holes are good for finding great things though! Love this idea! Can totally see it in shades of turquoise and blues too..;)!

the girl named Bleah said...

Mmm that's fabulous. I'm in awe.

Caitlin said...

talk about rabbit holes and misheard lyrics... there is an entire website devoted to them and I remember one of the versions of Tiny Dancer was "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"

http://www.kissthisguy.com/

Jan Halvarson said...

Caitlin - that's hilarious - Tony Danza - but i can totally see that happening.

Rita said...

Are you kidding? That's my life! Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

Molly said...

Something else you may have been doing wrong your whole life without knowing--it's "interest was piqued" rather than "peaked". Just FYI

OMIYAGE said...

Oh do see Almost Famous! It really is a good one (bus scene and all!)

Jan Halvarson said...

Molly - that's hilarious!
Thank you - i do know that - just obviously tired.

Jan Halvarson said...

Omiyage - looking for it for this weekend!

Trudy Florence said...

The time suck that is the internet! But thank you for sharing all these great links to beautiful things that are now going to consume me!

Emma's Wickless said...

Boy, the Internet is a dangerous rabbit hole! But on a side, this dresser is great!! I could really see doing this with shades of blue turquoise!! Thanks!!

ChristineFardey said...

I get so easily side tracked/ distracted too. I do love your idea though, thinking of doing it in shades of red. Are these colours just normal paint or ones specially for wood. Thanks!!

darbanella said...

How is it we've never met down in the rabbit hole? I spend a good deal of time there! This chest is beautiful and I'm trying to figure out where I could place something like this in my home. Maybe I could keep it in my rabbit hole....

Shelly said...

just wanted to let you know i featured this article on my blog {http://shellingrah.blogspot.com/2012/12/fancy-dresser-overhaul.html}

found you on pinterest! lovely!

Melissa said...

The dresser is really cute, but...lately I've been seeing a lot of posts like this. Making things out of color swatches. Getting samples and using them without buying any paint. This is why costs go up for everyone else. I'm all about saving a buck; I just don't feel it's fair to do it at the expense of others. It seems a bit like stealing to me.

Melanie said...

That's so funny. My daughter is famous for singing the wrong words to songs. My favorite is Beyonce "You must not know about me." My daughters version " you must not no bother me". Haha. I love the dresser. I have plans to try it on a dresser I just found.