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Golden Oldies
Chapter 1 - Golden Oldies #1
By Amalaric (Illustrated by Amalaric)
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Golden Oldies

This little series was way fun - Amalaric

This one just begged for treatment at CM...

...How I've waited for this moment
To be at your side.
(ratt a tatt, ratt a tatt)
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had tear drops in your eyes.
Daddy's home,
(ratt a tatt, ratt a tatt)
Daddy's home,
To stay...

'DADDY's HOME', Shep and the Limelights


This one may be slightly autobiographical- me, late at night in the office after a hard day's work...???

To sleep! perchance to dream: —ay, there's the rub...
Hamlet, III.i

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream,
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen...
Mr. Sandman, I'm so alone,
Don't have nobody to call my own.
Please turn on your magic beam-
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream!!!

'MR. SANDMAN', The Chordettes


'Hurt So Good'

Actually, after the baroque miasma of 'Mr. Sandman' I reckoned I would go simple on this one; kind of a classic CM theme and the heavily manipped original photo is kind of a 'golden oldie' itself; been floating around on the net for at least three years and I have always wanted to have a go at it and this is the result...

Don't have to be so exciting
Just trying to get myself a little
Bit of fun, yeah.
You always look so inviting
You're not as green as you are
Hey, baby, it's you-
Come on, baby, it's you-
Soak your teardrops through my
Bones, baby.
Let's see what we can do;
Come on an make it hurt.

Hurt so Good
Come on, baby, make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should-
You make it hurt so good.



This manip started out as 'Hurts so Good' and took on a life of its own. Clearly, it needed to be 'Twist and Shout'...

The cat on the chair was added at the last minute as a nod to an irate JoJo who missed out on a cougar in the last pic (A cougar in a cop station basement?????). HOWEVER, I did make a version of this one with a full sized cougar in the slick perv's bedroom, then decided on the cat instead. If anyone wants to see the cougar, send me your e-mail address by private messaging and I will send you 'Version 2' of this manip (version 1 being no cougar or cat, version 3 with the cat as posted below).

There is only one to go after this- can't stop this series without doing my favorite Dylan song, 'You Ain't Going Nowhere'.

Well shake it up baby now
Twist and shout!
Come on, come on, come, come on baby now-
Come on and work it on out!
Well work it on out, honey
You know you look so good
You know you got me going now
Just like I knew you would.

TWIST AND SHOUT, the Isley Brothers (1962), The Beatles (1963)


This is the last manip in this series. It's true, there are a thousand songs out there that could do with some 'treatment' over here...but...well, all things must eventually pass...

This manip, though the composition was simple, was actually the hardest to make. For those interested in manipology- the lone figure is a composite of five different models and had (what I like to call in a sort of Frankensteinesque way) a 'torso transplant' (chest and stomach, but keeping the underlying model's neck and arms), which for me is one of the hardest of anatomical manip gymnastics to perform. Anyway, I think the guy is a real buzz.

So, for the finale-

Clouds so swift,
Rain won't lift.
Gate won't close,
The railing's froze.
Get your mind off winter time-
You ain't going nowhere.



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