good evening! i finally made it to the beach today but it was a little chilly for my taste and a drop overcast – i trekked all the way down very early in the morning to san diego to go to torrey pines state beach (a totally awesome beach) which was about a two hour drive down but like a 3.5 hour drive back – oh my gosh traffic on the I5 interstate was a total drag! the most color i got was on my right shoulder simply from driving! i think next time i’m going to try something a bit more local like malibu!
instead of the usual drama with britney spears (who is currently flushing her career down the toilet…) or lindsay lohan (who last i heard is cleaning her own toilet – oh the horror!) let’s check in with crystal gayle – my main childhood memory of her revolves around the super long hair she was always rockin’! plus who doesn’t agree that her mega hit don’t it make my brown eyes blue (a performance is posted below) is one of the best songs ever?!? tonight as i was doing a little research on ms. gayle – i found out that she’s loretta lynn‘s sister – maybe that’s something everybody already knows but not me – what a cool ass pair of sisters – my little pop discovery of the day! anyways both sisters are still doing their thing – and recently crystal was performing in las vegas – and guess what?!? her hair is still as long as ever! ok i do adore her but something about really long hair sorta freaks me out – does anyone else agree? i know it’s her novelty but i think it could be time for a haircut…
here’s a funny quick story (for me at least) since i’m feeling all ‘chatty cathy’ tonight (hello red wine!) in college my pal judee had really long hair – she asked me to cut off about an inch but i’m not very good at that sort of thing (don’t ever ask me to give you a trim) i cut it all uneven & messy – i had to keep cutting off more to make it even – i think subconsciously my feelings about long hair came up – before you know it her hair was like shoulder length! although she was kinda angry – it actually looked great and made her look thinner & younger! i hope that secretly deep down inside she loved it too! i have to check in with her (she’s in el paso texas) it has been years!
below is a recent picture of ms. gayle with her long hair plus an old cover of people magazine (june 5th ’78) which featured sisters crystal & loretta! plus the vintage video is pretty great of crystal singing her classic tune! thanks for bearing with me with this overly long post! although i don’t cover all the latest gossip – i hope you guys enjoy my editorial picks & commentary (which i often agonize over what to post on) i still can’t believe that next month (sept 12th) will mark popbytes’ 4th year! to be 100% honest – after doing this for so long it does become very tiring but seriously i wouldn’t give it up for anything! much love to all as always – popbytes over & out for tonight…xxoo!