I got to check off an item from my bucket list last night- saw Fleetwood Mac at the TD Garden in Boston. I’m a lifelong fan- the first record album I ever bought was Rumours and the first CD I ever bought was Rumours.
I was incredibly touched by the back story on the song “Gypsy”. Stevie explained that it was in reference to her life “before all this happened” and her dreams of buying an outfit in the famous store the Velvet Underground (a shop in which Janice Joplin and Grace Slick shopped) when she had no money.
Rumors of witchcraft have always followed Stevie- this is most likely a result of the lyrics from Rhiannon and her flowing lacy wardrobe. However, her music is copyrighted under the name Welsh Witch Music, and with her recent guest appearance on American Horror Story: Coven, the rumors have begun to circulate once again.
There is a great article with the back stories on several of her songs here: http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/03/31/stevie-nicks-in/
“She is like a cat in the dark
and then she is the darkness
she rules her life like a fine skylark
and when the sky is starless
All your life you’ve never seen
woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
will you ever win?”