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

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)
* 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 )

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


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:
(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 ***