Lately I've been replaying Jackie's cover of Sara Bareille's She Used To Be Mine from Jackie's Debut Album to the point of wearing out my NanoPad listening to it. That's led me to comparing her rendition with that of its composer and the actress Ari Bagley who provides its context among at least 7 others including 2 guys who sing covers of it, like Jackie. You may find it, as I have, to be an interesting and pleasant exercise watching and listening to some of the different renditions. I've chosen three replays for my post, including Jackie's usual ethereal interpretation; the composer Bareille's who gave the song life; and Bagley's who as an actress, its context. It's a great song with deeply moving, very meaningful, but complicated lyrics which I think singers at any level would find difficult to harmonize with. I wish Jackie had achieved more success with that album and her beautiful renditions of the great songs from it which I think she very much deserved. I have no doubt that was a huge disappoint to her and precipitated a turning point in her career thinking about where it was going .. or wasn't.
It's not simple to say Most days I don't recognize me These shoes and this apron That place and its patrons Have taken more than I gave 'em It's not easy to know I'm not anything like I used to be Although it's true I was never attention sweet center I still remember that girl
She's imperfect but she tries She is good but she lies She is hard on herself She is broken and won't ask for help She is messy but she's kind She is lonely most of the time She is all of this mixed up And baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone but she used to be mine
It's not what I asked for Sometimes life just slips in through a back door And carves out a person And makes you believe it's all true And now I've got you And you're not what I asked for If I'm honest I know I would give it all back For a chance to start over And rewrite an ending or two For the girl that I knew
Who be reckless just enough Who can hurt but Who learns how to toughen up when she's bruised And gets used by a man who can't love And then she'll get stuck and be scared Of the life that's inside her Growing stronger each day 'Til it finally reminds her To fight just a little To bring back the fire in her eyes That's been gone but it used to be mine
Used to be mine She is messy but she's kind She is lonely most of the time She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie She is gone but she used to be mine
Willyiam: Admin: What happened to Jackie's image? If you are planning to change it, do you want suggestions?
Sept 25, 2022 6:55:25 GMT -5
lawrence: Admin: I agree with changing the header photo to something more recent...where do you want suggestions posted?
Sept 27, 2022 9:29:25 GMT -5
lawrence: Willyiam, General Jackie Pictures seems appropriate to me. Let's see what Admin has to say. I have 3 suggestions.
Sept 28, 2022 9:22:39 GMT -5
Admin: Okay, post your pictures and I'll see what I can do. I don't remember how I did it. As I recall it was quite involved so it might take awhile.
Sept 28, 2022 16:42:19 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: I've created a Header Photo Suggestion thread in General Jackie Pictures!
Sept 29, 2022 6:50:09 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I was eating Life cereal. It got soggy immediately. I hate soggy cereal so I threw it away and went and got some Cheerios. Cheerios don't get soggy so I'm eating some while I watch football.
Oct 5, 2022 11:28:38 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I'm watching football. I'm having ribeye steak and fried onions for supper. I'll share my ribeye with Phoenix. She loves ribeye and so do I. It's my favorite beef.
Oct 7, 2022 11:19:08 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: If I may offer a suggestion on the next photo! Pick one, post it in General Jackie Pictures with a vote-by date, and ask for Thums Up or Thumbs Down, then after the date, count the votes.
Oct 7, 2022 12:37:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I got my new glasses yesterday. My cats are sleeping. I'm watching football.
Oct 19, 2022 2:33:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I went to the store and got the stuff to make American goulash. I love it. I've been eating it over 60 years. I make it just like my mother did. She was a great cook.
Oct 23, 2022 16:39:17 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. Brandie killed another small mouse and left it on my bedroom floor for me. I'm cooking fried cabbage with bacon and onion. It's done so I'm going to eat it now. It was a big cabbage so I saved half so I can eat it raw later.
Oct 29, 2022 23:51:45 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I just gave them some gravy dinner. I've decided instead of eating my cabbage raw I'm going to make fried cabbage today. I really like it that way. I'm watching football now. Just cabbage, onion, and bacon. No carrots.
Nov 2, 2022 5:24:17 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I read on Google that kitten food is good to help a cat gain weight so I got some both wet and dry. Of course when I give some to Phoenix Sampson and Brandie want some too so I give it to all of them The dry food is out all the time
Nov 6, 2022 9:27:19 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I just gave them some gravy dinner. I had lunch/dinner at Big Boy. The Internet says there are only 5 Big Boy restaurants left in the world, all in California, but we have had one in my town in Michigan since the 50's.
Nov 28, 2022 11:55:22 GMT -5
rlhamil: Big Boy became a bunch of large multiple location franchise operators that changed ownership independently of each other. Which one is most authentic is probably a matter of opinion. I liked the Big Boy burger occasionally, the Chili Size…
Dec 6, 2022 9:14:22 GMT -5
rlhamil: …(chili burger served open with diced onions and maybe grated cheese). Closest easy approximation of the secret sauce is probably 1000 Island dressing, maybe with a small squirt of hot sauce stirred in to liven it up.
Dec 6, 2022 9:21:29 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. Somehow Brandie and Sampson got outside. I don't know how, but I found them and brought them back in the house. Then my dining room window fell out and shattered. I had it replaced yesterday. It cost $98. Merry Christmas.
Dec 16, 2022 15:10:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I made some tuna salad with lots of onion on whole wheat. I'm eating them now while I watch football. I love watching American football. I don't mean soccer.
Jan 6, 2023 12:54:42 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. This is a weird winter here in southern Michigan. We have no snow and temps are in the 30's and 40's. It's raining right now. I'm eating spaghetti and watching Super Bowl 7. I love spaghetti.
Jan 16, 2023 14:40:51 GMT -5
johnnyb: Geez Rick, you use to love Jackie, what happened?
Jan 17, 2023 13:23:36 GMT -5