Music scenes are for idiots. Here’s why.
Ben Shapiro’s Collection of Animals Hanging Out with Stevie Nicks
All my friends know I love Stevie Nicks. I once had this brilliant idea to do a Tumblr called “Stevie Nicks With Animals,” that would be a photo collection of the Queen Of Rock ‘n’ Roll with bunch of animal friends. I signed up and got the domain name. If you want to see something really depressing, you can check the stupid, unfinished site at stevienickswithanimals.tumblr.com. I just got lazy and ended up stuffing the idea into the failure closet along with my fencing gear and Serato set up.
The obsession isn’t like a “ooh, I’m so into that one YouTube video where she sings at her makeup artist.” The obsession is more like “you know that one YouTube video where she sings at her makeup artist? I like to watch that video while I get dressed as Stevie in her Wild Heart-era ‘black witch’ phase. Then I go out to pick up drifters, luring them to my home with the promise of sex. At this point I dance for them, sing ‘Stand Back,’ weep gently, and bludgeon them to death.”
Hey, what can I say? Like Stevie says, “sometimes I am surrounded by too much love.”
But you know what the “Welsh Witch” herself loves? Animals. All kinds of adorable, loving, fuzzy little critters. She donates kyewt widdle teddy bears to children’s shelters. She even hawked her old tambourine for $3,200 to benefit the “Mike Campbell’s Rock The Dogs Rock And Roll Holiday Auctions.”
This may be because she’s a magical, mythical earth mother with the supernatural power to morph into a variety of spirit animals, which wouldn’t surprise me. It may just be because she sorta looks like a poodle:
Whatever it is, now I have a job at Noisey and you get to see my collection of photos of Stevie Nicks hanging out with animals. Enjoy!
Stevie with a noble wolf:
Stevie with a pensive penguin:
Stevie with a fucking parrot. Or maybe it’s a cockatoo. I dunno. I hate birds. They’re dirty:
Stevie with a dumb-looking Bugs Bunny:
Stevie really going to town on a dirty dog:
Stevie with another parrot:
I think this one of Stevie riding a merry-go-round counts. It’s a horse:
She also had a few albums and singles with animals on the cover.
On the 1983 Nightbird single you can see some birds down there:
Her 2011 comeback record In Your Dreams had a horse on it:
And look! Animals like Stevie too!