Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Little Fresh Air 'n Exercise!

This is a track from the Many Shades of Blue Album and is a tongue-in-cheek stab at the "get fit" campaigns which bombards us daily.

I have a real issue with a society that tells its young women [and men!] that they can only be happy, accepted, loved, if they fit the standard mold -that is, beautiful, thin [or muscular if you're male]. Is it any wonder that we've raised generations of young people who are obsessed with image, crippled by neuroses because they're "different"?! Surely there's something bizarre about a culture that celebrates an industry solely focused on surgical and medical procedures which change a persons appearance? Supported by spin-off industries which market their products to convince people that how they look is unacceptable.

The reality is that every single one of us on this earth is absolute unique. Each one of us is our own unique size, shape, colouring. And until we as humans can celebrate that uniqueness, find joy in the 'different', get past the external facade to recognise the divine inspiration of our individuality, we will never find the inner peace that comes with acceptance.

So this song was my way of standing up and saying that I am loved....I have been loved...and I will be loved...by wonderful men who care little about my external paintwork and everything about my internal landscape.

I took a comedic approach and the story in a nutshell is this......
"the tv tells us that Aussies are too fat, the doctor says trim down with a little fresh air and exercise, my gym gear turns my hubby on! and his idea of exercise is of the bedroom type! He's even got an answer for the fresh air and a solution for a smaller dress size"

It's a fun song to sing along with and if you'd like a FREE COPY just email me and ask - I'll happily send you a free MP3 via email.


  1. Hi Maureen,
    Yes please...I would love an MP3 by email of your song.
    Love & Cheers Pam
    National Womens Journal

  2. Hi Maureen,
    Great for you! I don't know if I can download an MP3 but I will try at renee@manhattanarts.com. Also, it might be something to write about on my HerStory blog at http://manhattanartsherstory.blogspot.com
    All the best,

  3. Good on you Maureen! Absolutely! The world would be so boring if we were all the same, and it terrifies me what all this hype is doing even to small children these days. I'm with you in the Cause to love us all in all our shapes and sizes, colours and voices - we're a beautiful, variegated garden, for heavensake, not an assembly-line of barbie dolls! Looking forward to hearing your song!
    Love your spirit! Blessings and hugs,
    :-) Portia