Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thirty Three

I keep referring back to this video, not so much from the viewpoint of a guitarist or musician, but from that of a storyteller, craftsman, nomad, and it's like I'm watching it for the first time every time.
It's just one of those things that I can't really pinpoint or explain, but just makes me feel at home.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thirty Two

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Jimi Hendrix - Live in Stockholm 1969
*Big Star - Thirteen (song), #1 Record, Radio City 
Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos (album)
Neil Young - My My, Hey Hey (song)
Led Zeppelin - How Many More Times (song)
Jerry Reed - The Bird (song) (He really reminds me of Johnny Cash. A Boy Named Sue anyone?)
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (song)
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy (one of my favorite driving songs)
Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You  (album)
The Kinks - The Best of The Kinks (album)
Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (song)
Them - Baby Please Don't Go (song)
Howln' Wolf & Hubert Sumlin - Don't Talk About Me (song) (one of my favorite blues duo)
Druids of Stonehenge - Forgot To Be Begot  (song) (I wish a full album was available on YouTube. This is one of my favorites of theirs.)
Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy (album)
The Soft Machine - Live At Paradiso (album)
Syd Barrett - Barrett (album)
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* I've been Listening to Big Star 24/7 for the past few days and recently bought both of the albums that I listed above. If you have extra cash to spare, please do yourself a favor and buy a copy. You won't regret it.

(90's Denim Inspiration via SeaofShoes.com )

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thirty One

I met up with my friend, Hannah, the other day and shot pt.2 of my Sweet Summer Glow series! (Isn't she stunning!?)
There were quite a few photos to choose from, so here are some of my favorites:
( I'll be posting more on my FLICKR. )


P.S.- Thank you to all those who are now following the blog!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thirty

There was something bewitching about the clouds today. 
I caught my brother on the roof looking over at our neighbors bright red, 30's hot rod. Crazy kid. 

(photos by me)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Twenty Nine

Shout-out to my little sis, who was my beautiful (and patient) model!

This is part one of a photo series I am working on this Summer. . . I'll have part two posted next week, so stay tuned. You can see more on my FLICKR.

Twenty Eight

Listening to this week…

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour

(Style Inspiration via my Pinterest)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Twenty Seven

On Wednesday I went to see Fleetwood Mac perform at Staples Center.
I can't even put into words the tremendous feeling of seeing a band I grew up on, who's been part of my household for so many years, LIVE! I was truly on Cloud 9.
Stevie Nicks sang like an angel, draped in shimmering shawls, unchanged by time. Lindsay Buckingham, the most underrated guitar virtuoso in the world, blew everyone away with his unconventional yet brilliant fingerpicking style and powerhouse vocals. Mick Fleetwood, the spidery mad hatter at his best, was on fire, and had the audience on their feet with his earth-shattering drum solos! And, of course, John McVie, wearing a white messenger cap and looking like he just stumbled out of a jazz club, could be seen slapping the bass in the shadowed corners of the stage. Just hearing him do his iconic solo in "The Chain" gave me goosebumps!
I was sitting too far up to capture a good photo of the stage, so this is it:
∆SETLIST∆
(listen to it HERE)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Twenty Six


Thanks to RookieMag, I discovered a gem of a band today called Rose Windows.
The singer, Rabia, has such a powerful and otherworldly sound. I am completely smitten by her voice. I was so mind blown when I first heard them, that had to watch their new music video about 5 times just to soak it all in. 
I love discovering good music these days… It's surprisingly not too rare to find if you take the time to look for it.
Check out the Rookie interview HERE.
Listening to this week:
Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads
The Stooges - Raw Power
David Bowie - Low

This week I am going to see Fleetwood Mac perform at the Staples Center! I can't wait!
*** The Chain ***

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Twenty Four

Emerson Lake & Palmer - "From The Beginning", from the album Trilogy.
Chicago - "I'm A Man"
The Doobie Brothers - "Listen to the Music", The Captain and Me.
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood, Benefit.
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(photos via my Pinterest

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Twenty One

I'm not very good at posting these on Mondays ... I should just call it Music Tuesday, but that doesn't sound nearly as good. :)
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Yesterday I watched a show about Simon & Garfunkel on VH1 Classics, which inspired me to go back and listen to all of their albums. None of their albums are uploaded on YouTube, but if you own a copy, I would definitely recommend you take a moment to re-listen!
(photos via WeHeartIt.com)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nineteen

A taste of Summer Noir.
Experiencing a bad case of June Gloom here in L.A. Sun come out!
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - "Che Faro Senza Euridice?" (sung by Marilyn Horne)
Patti Smith - Horses , Radio Ethiopia (full albums)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (full album)

(source: WeHeartIt.com)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eighteen

 80's!
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The Pretenders - Learning to Crawl, Pretenders
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
The Clash - London Calling
The Smiths - The Smiths

I've also been listening to Grace a lot lately, so here it is . . . It makes me weak every time I hear it, it is otherworldly.

***Jeff Buckley - Grace***

(Jeff Buckley photo via WeHeartIt.com )

Monday, May 27, 2013

Fifteen

THE BLACK KEYS

El Camino (full album)
Brothers (full album)
Magic Potion (full album)
Rubber Factory (full album)
Thickfreakness (full album)
Attack & Release (full album)
The Big Come Up (full album)
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Sounds of Summer.

(source: unknown, weheartit.com)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thirteen

Remembering LEVON HELM.
Drummer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, actor . . . a true gem and one-of-a-kind man.
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The Band (full album)
The Band: The Last Waltz (full album)
The Band: Music From Big Pink (full album)


I also love watching his live performances alongside his co-star from Coal Miner's Daughter, Sissy Spacek!
This one's my favorite . . .
Levon Helm & Sissy Spacek : "Ain't Got the Time" (song)


(Source: My WeHeartIt)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eleven

Hair Inspiration. Loving the short cut right now!

Source: My Pinterest

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ten

Nico- Desertshore (full album)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (full album)
Cheap Trick - In Color (full album), Surrender (song)
Psychedelic Furs - Talk,Talk,Talk (album) , Pretty In Pink
Steely Dan - Aja (full album) , My Old School (∆ song)

∆ This song is about Bard College, the school I attended my first semester.∆

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nine

Playing right now . . .
Led Zeppelin:
I (full album)
II (full album)
III (full album)
IV (ZOSO) (full album)
Houses of The Holy (full album)
Physical Graffiti  (full album)
Presence (playlist)
CODA (full album)
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Seven

 Lots of folk playing this week . . .
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Crosby, Stills, & Nash:  Crosby, Stills, & Nash (Full Album)
Joni Mitchell: Blue (Full Album)
Ten Years After: A Space In Time (Full Album)
Neil Young: Harvest (Full Album)
Nick Drake: Fives Leaves Left (Full Album)
Joan Baez: One Day At A Time (Full Album)
The Band: The Last Waltz & Music From Big Pink (Full Album)

I also re-discovered this song, which I used to listen to all the time as a kid.

(photo by me)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Five

Playing this week . . .
Beck: Mutations and Modern Guilt (full album)
Anne Briggs (w/ Bert Jansch) (full album)
Bert Jansch: Nicola (full album)
Jeff Buckley: Grace and Sketches for my Sweetheart The Drunk DISC 12 (full album)

∆ New Music∆
1)FOXYGEN - A great and fairly new band with a kind of 60's Rolling Stones / psychedelic rock sound. Sort of like Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan had a baby.
Here are some of my favorite tracks:

2)TAME IMPALA - Innerspeaker (full album)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Three

a slice of florals from
the over-abundance of roses in my neighborhood.
smells like springtime. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Two

On repeat this week:
Fleetwood Mac: Penguin (full album)
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I also recently discovered a great finger-style guitarist on youtube who definitely deserves a listen. . .
One of my favorites of his . . .
(his cover of Jimmy Page's take on Bert Jansch's Black Waterside")

*Feel free to comment on what you've been listening to!*
(photo by me)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

One

∆CactuFlower∆
is a journal of photography,
and other musings.

All are welcome to feast their eyes.
photo via weheartit.com (Mick Jagger)
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