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    The lyrics of this song and the pictures displayed in this clip are such an echo to my previous post (see Related articles) I absolutely had to share it with you. (What with my forthcoming article on idols and fans for the Eklabugs Project session due out next Thursday night at midnight — but only available in French). Incidentally (but in a bizarre way), Trevor, the singer of this British band, happens to be an old mate from yesteryear who enjoyed fleeting glory in his own time with a number one hit in America sadly followed by the same sudden and abrupt downfall from his temporary rock-star status as many before (and after) him. The failing star myth; Andy Warhol's famous motto; the consumerist culture of which we're all disposable products; planned obsolescence; the cult of delusion and oblivion; blah blah blah (blasted not into silence — sorry, this pun doesn't translate well into English). However, the bizarre thing about all this is not so much the past connection, but the fact that I heard of the release of this single (and video as well as of the eponymous album and 2012 promotion tour) through a dream! No, I'd never read anything prior to that and at the time I didn't even have a broadband internet connection so I couldn't really surf the web. Incidentally, I actually found out about the whole thing much later and the accuracy was absolutely mind-blowing (it took quite a few to get me there when you think of it). Believe me when I tell you dreams are serious stuff deserving full consideration and respect (see Related articles). A statement Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) would definitely support as he literally acts on his dreams, using them as a guideline (he recently created his own signature guitar after a dream urged him to). That's also how I started this blog. Frankly, this is good news to hear I'm not the only weirdo around committed to her dream life. And if you are too, you're welcome to join our (escape) club. The more, the merrier as they say. For the world does need its share of fools on the hill to move it forward rather than in circles.

    Let's meet on the road less travelled...

    Ey@el

    Let's all go and get famous
    You don't have to be strangers
    C'mon and share the publicity
    Celebrity

    As long as there's somebody watching
    And you can smile about something
    You're never going to be a non-entity
    Celebrity

    'Cause it's a buzz when reality hits
    It's got to stick when you think about it

    One shot goes off on the right night
    One flash and you're there in the spotlight
    One kiss is essentially all you need
    Celebrity

    You need to be seen on the T.V
    The right line and you've got notoriety
    One picture in is okay
    'Cause then you'll be a celebrity

    If you can fake without bluffing
    Let's all talk about nothing
    C'mon and take it to the paparazzi
    Celebrity

    'Cause it's a buzz when reality hits
    It's got to stick when you think about it

    One shot goes off on the right night
    One flash and you're there in the spotlight
    One kiss is essentially all you need
    Celebrity

    You need to be seen on the T.V
    The right line and you've got notoriety
    One picture in is okay
    'Cause then you'll be a celebrity

    Bleach your teeth with whitening
    Get in there like lightning
    Don't just be a wannabe, be a Celebrity

    It's a buzz when reality hits
    It's got to stick when you think about it

    One shot goes off on the right night
    One flash and you're there in the spotlight
    One kiss is essentially all you need
    Celebrity

    You need to be seen on the T.V
    The right line and you've got notoriety
    One picture in okay
    And then you'll be a celebrity

    © Trevor Steel, 2012

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