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Gogol Bordello - start wearing purple - Elena's Journal
Gogol Bordello - start wearing purple

Supporting my theory that people who like purple (especially those who wear it, and especially exclusively) are weird or crazy.


"It’s actually the least serious song I’ve every written. It’s actually one of the very few songs that was written for a girl, which was my girlfriend at the time. When I first moved to New York in ’98 I had this, kind of obsessive, crazy psychic gypsy lady who was living right next to us, in our building. And you know how it is some people have this fixation with a certain colour, and purple is one of those colours, and that is the whole archetype of these ladies, she was wearing everything: shoes, stockings, handkerchief, skirt, coat, everything, purple shades she was crazy. And one of my girlfriends, she was getting crazy, getting out of hand I was saying ‘you might as well start wearing purple now, because that’s exactly what’s gonna happen to you’. One day I just sat down with a guitar and basically just set it down with just an A minor chord and a song rolled out of it. I love it when that happens. Some songs just roll out.."

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roastbeefguy From: roastbeefguy Date: April 18th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You think that's weird and crazy...you should see them Live.
elena From: elena Date: April 18th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking that was something I'd want to do :)
redrobben From: redrobben Date: April 18th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
But Purple is my favorite color.

Okay. I guess I do fit that description though...the weird part anyway...
elena From: elena Date: April 18th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
:) Its okay.

You'll just be a crazy purple gypsy when you get older if you aren't careful.

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