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Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009

Dave!How is it that I know the words to songs I absolutely loathe?

I hate... fucking HATE... the song "Leader of the Band" by Dan Fogelberg. Every time I hear the stupid sentimental crap being blasted in an elevator or at a grocery store (like this morning), I want to rip my ears off with a pair of pliers. But, even worse than having to listen to it, is the fact that I somehow KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO THE SONG! How the heck did THAT happen? It makes me want to bleach my brain so I can get rid of the lyrics and replace them with something more useful... like a recipe for making toast.

Speaking of toast...

It surprised me greatly when some people didn't "get" the "Dave Spice" reference in yesterday's entry.

How soon they forget.

Singer Geri Halliwell is world-famous for being "Ginger Spice" of The Spice Girls. By far her most famous outfit from those days was her "Union Jack" mini dress and super-elevated red boots. The looks was so iconic that it pretty much became a symbol of the entire group...

The dress itself has an interesting history. Geri made it from a flag with help from her half-sister for the 1997 Brit Awards. Around a year after leaving The Spice Girls in 1999, Geri held a charity auction at Sotheby's to benefit a children's cancer charity. The Union Jack dress was the top item of the auction, bringing in $69,340. Geri hand-delivered it to the winner, Peter Morton of The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (where it is still displayed). When The Spice Girls reformed in 2007, rumor has it that she tried to borrow the dress back for the tour, but ended up using a newly-made glitzed-up version instead (because the old dress would have had to been altered).

Whatever... I think that Lil' Dave wears it better.

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  1. kstew says:

    Awwww….Lil’ Dave does wear it better!!

    Funny seeing that Playboy cover though! When my now-husband turned 31, I gave him 31 birthday presents… of them being that issue of Playboy. Had to buy it off eBay since it was 2000 when I was tracking it down.

    Thanks for the memories!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I was wondering where Lil’ Dave’s panties were.

  3. Ginger says:

    Not that I think I’m the only person in the world named “Ginger”…but I must say that when the title of this post popped up in my reader, I got freaked out just a bit.

    How relieved I am to know it wasn’t about me after all… (unless you wanted to write an entire post about how incredibly lovely I am…) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Crail00 says:

    Rule Britannia; Britannia waives the rules ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. ETinNY says:

    Well, just to show how far behind the curve I am: When I saw the topic “Ginger”, I was thinking you’d be talking about Gilligans Island.

  6. Daveballs Preview? ROFL!

  7. Penelope says:

    …and now I can’t stop singing “Every boy and every girl…Spice up your life!” Ugh! Thanks! ;o)

  8. Gรถran says:

    Lil Dave looks fantastic in de spicy outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sybil Law says:

    Yeah – I am not into Playboy much, so I don’t remember that dress at all. ๐Ÿ™‚
    But Lil Dave looked good in those platform boots!
    Also, if you got that song stuck in my head, I might have to fly to London and put the smack down on you, British style (I am so fighting it but the song is seeping… seeping…)!

  10. Stephen says:

    I have just found your blog and I am sad…

    1. Too much spice girl stuff

    2. The blog is brilliant and I want mine to look this great!

  11. Dave2 says:

    If only you had gotten here sooner when I never blogged about The Spice Girls… because now I plan on blogging Spice Girls every single day! If you thought one entry was too much… just wait until you’ve had a full year of it!

  12. You know, I didn’t ever like Ginger Spice. She was the worst of all the Spice Girls and her voice was like nails on a chalkboard. Wait, no, I take that back. Posh Beckham Spice was the worst.

    Now, the other three Spice Girls, veeeeerrrrry nice indeed. Wow, that sounded more creepy than I imagined it would.

  13. Mrs. Hall says:

    when are you going to post the twenty five things to satisfy your dave?

    should be interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰

    making toast for dave could be one

  14. TSM_Oregon says:

    I for one think YOU would look far better in that dress than she does. However, I would humbly suggest using the Confederate flag instead. You know, because it so appropriately represents you and all that ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Stacey says:

    That bit of something that doesn’t even cover her ass is supposed to be a dress?

  16. Aha!
    Will we get Lil Dave Baby Spice next?

  17. Iron Fist says:

    I remember I bought the Dave Spice issue of Playgirl, but I only read it for the articles.

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