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Daisy McLintock

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Wrote this while I was on a Richie hiatus. Like songwriters, I write for the moment. Was written summer, ©2006-2008.

Nothing goes deeper into the soul than passion

I am at home with Richie, asleep. I wake up and learn it is 3:00 in the morning. I walk into the music study and find him at the piano. I go over to him and gently ask, "Watcha doing, honey?" He answers softly, "Writing a song for you, and about you." I then say honestly and lovingly, "How nice honey. I am sure it will be magnificent. Anything you write is bound to top the charts." He smiles at me, reaches over, and kisses me softly on the lips saying, "I never dreamed anyone could be so good, not even at my best with my first wife." This was saying a lot, because I knew how much he loved his first wife.

My interest in Richie is based upon a passion for music. No I am not a musician, but I understand what he feels when he sings. I have felt that myself, because I have been singing to my family and friends since I was seven years old. If it weren’t for my intense fear of people and audiences and what they think of me, I might have wished I could be singing right along side of him. Since that cannot be, I can only imagine what could have been. I am twenty years too late to be his wife, however, I am not too late in telling him that I adore the passion in his music, for it happens to match my own.

How proud I am that you made it to success, Lionel, for without it, I would not have known of your music. In your video "My Love," I admire the fact that you can give yourself to the camera, no strings attached. The ease with which you play, the flirtatious look in your eyes, and that mischievous smile I see peeking through, these cannot be bought by the American dollar. They are things that must come from within.

You are a rare commodity and the epitome of adaptation as far as performing. Thank you for giving us the gift of your music and the passion you radiate in this video. In the beginning it is just you and the piano doing the magic that you do, your voice soft and silky, comfortable, and full of emotion with the melodies that you play. How smooth everything flows with every piano key you press. The lyrics too, are proof that you once loved a woman very much. Because of her you were able to write this song and sing it in the way you did. This is what creates a legend – excitement at its peek, an energy that has no limits, a magnetic draw, and of course, the talent to compose. All of those are contained in this video. It was a striking performance, Mr. Richie. Absolutely and unmistakably incredible.

This article was borne out of Lionel’s music video, "My Love," a rare presentation from a very distinguished musician. It can be viewed here .

(Just checked the URL and they removed the original peformance due to violation terms. Sorry about that.)

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by BEATNUT:

<strong> You slept with Lionel Richie? eek

I once slept with Lionel Trains. haha

Are you sure it wasn't "Lionel Twain" (Truman Capote's character in the great comedy "Murder By Death") that you slept with? haha
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And what's this "Richie" business? C'mon Daisy, if you know him that well, can't you at least call him by his first name?

In the south at least, in a cultural quirk, women "of the darker hue" always call their husbands or lovers by their last name... I have an old friend, used to go fishing on Saturday and to church on Sunday with him... and I was the only person I ever met who called him by his first name... wink
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Daisy, Just another 20 years before, you could have been Nicole Richie's mother! Maybe being too late is a GOOD thing...

I agree with your taste in music. I love that song and I love the rest of Lionel Richie's music too. I loved The Commodores etc.

That's a pretty hot testimonial you wrote. If he ever reads it, you may get a knock on your door... heartpump

smile --Darlene

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Did I miss that Bernie turned Eric's and the Raspberries site into a Harlequin Romance Novel posting board???? Sorry Daisy but some fantasies should be kept in the dark with the rest of the scary monsters. Nice to know you appreciate musicians but you've probably scared everyone now, including Mr. Richie and Eric.

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You guys are hilarious.

Nothing to be scared of, geez. I'm a friggin writer. Recall that my major is Writing, hmm?

This was written last year, and at that time and place I was enamored with Lionel. Not so today. You see, as a writer I sometimes write for the moment, much like Eric did when he wrote ABM. The world of words is completely open to writers and songwriters. I'd say that most of the time we write about what's going on in our lives, but not always. Makes sense, plus it is often the driving factor. Take Elton John's, 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Words.' He was driven to write that because he was overwhelmed by sadness at that time in his life. Same with me. I was overwhelmed with happiness and so it drove me to write. There was a need there and so I fulfilled it.

Since this piece has a musical foundation, I thought it would be nice and entertaining. I happened to write one other piece on Lionel but it is very different from this one and it is NOT a fantasy. It was a review about his CD that came out last year. I wrote it intentionally for Lionel himself, and I am almost sure he read it. After its distribution (went out as a Press Release) the media visited the job I had at that time, ha ha. Not sure why. No one spoke to me about it. Probably just checking up on me.

To explain the first paragraph - it's kind of like a grand opening to something superfluous. I don't write fiction, but somehow the first paragraph ended up being fiction.

I did not sleep with Lionel Richie. I called him by his last name because the writing flowed more easily, along with the fact that, according to the first paragraph, I knew him in an intimate way and calling him "Richie" felt right.

If you want to think of this as a metaphor, that would fit. Ever read "Metaphor" by Silvia Plath?

If you have trouble with metaphors, perhaps you could think of this as something akin to the lyrics in Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat."

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