Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TABLOID TUESDAY



Borrowing Steven Anthony's headline of his weekly 'Tabloid Tuesday' -- which I never miss; he keeps us wonderfully up to date on all the happenings in 'Tinsel Town' -- I am now foraying into his territory with my own slice of tabloid heaven.

Thank you, Steven, for graciously allowing me to use your subject title. Much love.

I have been a folk music fan for many years: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Richard and Linda Thompson and, of course, the incomparable Miss Carly Simon.

The latter being the topic of today's 'Tabloid Tuesday'.












For decades now, speculation on the subject of Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' song has baffled fans. Over the years many people have assumed the subject of said song was one of the following:

Mick Jagger












Warren Beatty












Cat Stevens













And her ex-husband, James Taylor












Several years ago in an auction, a man 'bought her secret' for thousands of dollars which was then given to charity.

He was made to sign a contract upon purchase and sworn to never reveal the name she whispered to him or legal troubles abound would fall upon him.

Well, if I was him, I'd be pissed right about now.

In her new album, she discloses, in an updated version of 'You're So vain', who the song is really about.

She apparently whispers the subjects name if one plays the song backwards. How very 'Beatles' of her.

So, who is this masked man????












It's none other than famed -- and openly gay -- recording producer, David Geffen:


















"According to an interpretation of a clip of a remastered version of "You're So Vain," Carly Simon named David Geffen as the target of the song.

When the song is played backwards, at least as heard in the clip, a voice whispers "David."

Geffen was the head of Simon's record label at the time, and was supposedly paying more attention to Joni Mitchell."


Here are the lyrics to 'You're So Vain':

You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not, you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and


You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?


Sorry Mick, Warren, Cat and James -- looks like the record has been set straight.

6 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

Thats actually one of my fav songs...and now I will enjoy it even more;) this was delightful, I hope you post more tabloid in the future, loved it

Meeko Fabulous said...

I effing love you! I totally just sang along! I love that song! :)

GregoryJ said...

deep throat, sweet caroline and now your so vain. Are there no secrets anymore?

Some things are better left to the imagination.

thanks, Jo

Jo said...

In my defense, this is a story that's been all over the Internet since yesterday. I didn't think I was giving away any big secrets and as a huge fan of hers, I, personally, was delighted -- and quite suprised -- by this revelation.

Sorry to have bummed you out.

Have Myelin? said...

Darn. I thought I knew who it was about. =)

I love that song!

Elle said...

Had I been the person who paid thousands of dollars for "the secret," I'd be upset. But, since I'm not, I think that is really funny and quite interesting--I've always wondered who the mystery man was.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the wonderful compliment. Anyone's who drives, or has ever driven a bug is cool in my book! 'm glad to have you as a knew stalker--er...follower! :-)