Ball&Chain

Half Moon Bay 2013

Half Moon Bay 2013

“BALL & CHAIN”

This dated phrase originates from the early 1800’s when a prisoners shackled ankle restraint worsened the agony of sentence by the weight of an iron ball. This method of imprisonment later became an expression describing a Wife’s/Girlfriends strong hold on her Husband/Boyfriend. Usually, “Old Ball and Chain” is jokingly used although sometimes it can come across as a derogatory comment towards an overbearing partner regulating activities. This phrase can also describe a persons burden to their job for which employment elsewhere seems unattainable and current position remains tolerable to stress. Why am I writing this? My divorce was filed; officially….

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lvrIbecEs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dj2lvrIbecEs

Janice Joplin: Ball&Chain

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8 thoughts on “Ball&Chain

  1. Travel in Yosemite says:

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  2. calvininjax says:

    And don’t forget Janis Joplin’s awesome live performances of “Ball & Chain”. I’m giving my age away, I know. 🙂

    • Jeni says:

      That era showcased some of the most iconic singers with short lives b/c drug and alcohol addictions. Pressures of idolization? Pressures of others people’s standards? The ball and chain idiom is relative to us all.

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