Annie Lennox Walking On Broken Glass

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Why haven’t I brought Annie here before? I love her so and her voice is amazing! Well, better late… This week’s Friday Break features Annie Lennox!

Thank you for this beautiful week, for your great and insightful comments, I hope you’ll have the best weekend yet! Enjoy Annie Lennox Walking on Broken Glass! (more info right after the jump! the cake was great, everyone loved it, it’s all gone, almost ;) )

I always wondered what would be like to be born on Christmas Day! If something from the holy aura surrounding this special day would pass on any newborn on December 24th! Maybe Annie Lennox is the positive answer to that question: she was born on Christmas day, in Scotland, 1954. She joined the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK. But her artistic destiny lied elsewhere so she dropped out of that prestigious Academy where she was studying the flute and tried to follow her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter.

After years of band/duet singing, Annie broke solo in 1990 with her “Diva” album (1992). “Walking on broken glass” was on Diva. The video was especially theatrical, inspired and meant to reprise the atmosphere from Dangerous Liaison. The Sophie Muller directed video included John Malkovich and House’s Hugh Laurie (Annie herself said about the video:

“This was a wonderful video to create. There were some wonderful people involved– John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie (before he had an American accent)! That was tremendous fun. The idea of it being a period piece, like Les Liaisons Dangereux. The alternative title for ‘Broken Glass’ could easily have been ‘Hell hath no more fury than a woman scorned.’ The video is very wry and tongue-in-cheek. People can take me a little seriously sometimes, but I do actually have a rather radical sense of humor.”


#1 Ellington on 10.17.09 at 9:51 am

I love Annie Lennox’s solo work and her work with the Eurythmics! She is great!
Thanks for this KP and happy cake making!
Cake is good! :)

And a fabu weekend to all!

#2 kpriss on 10.17.09 at 10:14 am

Thanks, such a great voice, such a great personality! Happy you like her!

#3 Adriana on 10.18.09 at 7:43 am

I liked the Eurythmics a lot and Annie herself as a strong women, a personality and a committed person.

Loves this video. And I now I’m left with the same question as 10 years ago? Who’s the “other woman”? Such a familiar face? Who is she…??

I know someone whose birthday is on December 25th. (Here in the Netherlands we celebrate two Christmas Days, December 25 and 26th). We have not Christmas Eve as you Americans though I personal love to celebrate it with dinner or go out in the city to sing along classic Christmas songs on the big square in the city and drink warm glühwein with other people and have a peaceful Christmas afterwards).

But this girl, didn’t like it at all that her birthday was on First Christmas Day (as we call it). One time her parents hadn’t a Christmas tree and all but everything done for her. But to her it didn’t felt the same. Now she’s older it isn’t a big deal anymore. She just celebrate all there’s to celebrate :)

#4 Ellington on 10.18.09 at 8:24 pm

That is really interesting Adriana. :)
I remember that the Dutch have a character who helps Saint Nicholas called Black Peter. What does he do exactly? I have always wondered? Could you please tell me?
We have Christmas Eve here in Canada (Dec.24) and of course Christmas Day (Dec.25) but on the December 26th we celebrate Boxing Day which is also part of the Christmas holiday season. They have Boxing Day in Commonwealth nations but it is not a holiday in the US.
My two of cousins have their birthdays framing Christmas Day on is Christmas Eve the other is Boxing Day. We always tried to make their days special and not just something lost amongst the holiday time. Its much harder of course dealing with that when you are kid.

#5 kpriss on 10.20.09 at 5:43 am

That must be magical, celebrating your birthday in / around such special days! We have this pair, very close family friends, and she’s pregnant. With due date on December 6th! It’s their first child and I can hardly pull myself together when I see that beautiful baby bump! Imagine that, being born on December 6th! Do tell Adriana, what’s with all that Black Peter Ellington asked about?

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