July 2012 - THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

eliz's list of the top 10 bad asses chickies: 

(or some of the most mentionable ones)

1: Eve- The first of the woman to stir up some major trouble. .. So God told Eve and her bf Adam not to eat from a certain tree... but Eve (who being a woman, was obviously incapable of following instructions....) was convinced the fruit was a rare delicacy by an evil snake.  She ate the forbidden apple from the tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden and got herself and her bf banished to live in a world where they have to deal with both the concept of good and evil.  Apparently the snake targeted eve bc woman are weaker.. and more susceptible to temptations. regardless Eve fucked humanity over in many ppl's eyeseyes but she was the first person to create the concept of sin. YOU GO. She was forever curious why God was so mean all because of a stupid fruit.



2: Cleopatra- Ruled Egypt from 60 - 30 BC which, at the time, was Rome's main grain supply and therefore basically Rome's life force. Her real gift seemed to be manipulating and ruling the hearts of men.. ahem... After having Caesars baby she seduced Marc Antony (one of Caesars best buds)  to stay in Egypt with her to Egypt's political advantage and prevented (through who knows that means.. probably lots of sex and opium) his return to Rome, and ended his Roman devotion when he started calling himself a Egyptian God.. She and Antony were known for their sexy parties. FUN. She also liked snakes.. and fittingly she killed herself w/ an asp when shit got too ugly.. BAD ASS.



3: Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde) - outlaw bandit. killed cops and bankers and other ppl and stole tons of money w. the love of her life and got away with it for a long while. cool. got it. Plus Take the Money and Run is one of my fave Steve Miller Band Songs






4: Mae West- 1930s sex symbol: The actress and playwright was prosecuted on moral charges for a play she wrote, titled Sex.West was then sentenced to 10 days in jail for
 "corrupting the morals of youth." FUN! People love her bc she was famous for being herself- totally horny. Plus she gave us famous quotes like "When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.", "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." and " Save a boyfriend for a rainy day--and another, in case it doesn't." Brilliant.


5. Zelda Fitzgerald- crazy ass Southern Belle debutante with a million suitors who made Scott Fitzgerald chase her for years and years telling him he wasn't good enough for her.... then drank herself stupid w Scott when they finally got hitched during the roaring 20's after his literary success and only at the most fabulous soirees. Tragically she teetered on the brink of insanity for the majority of her life and  ended up a schitzo in a mental institute. Apparently the Fitzgerald parties were to die for.. maybe literally.


6. *Edie*- the very first IT girl. famous for being famous and my personal fave. Left her WASPY upbringing to move to NYC, hang out in the Silver Factory in the LES when it was a total shithole and become a muse to everyone.  Started lots of fires bc she would pass out w a ciggie in her hand a lot. First to start the unisex craze of the 60s and was Betsy Johnson's first model.  Died tragically young bc she was a gigantic drug addict. (at 28!)



7. GIA- bad ass model who changed everything during a time when most models were blonde and California Type-ish.  (altho there s nothing wrong w/ blondes!!) first lezzie supermodel who loved Studio 54 and loved drugs even more + first famous girl who died of AIDS. (at 28!)  Inject able drugs are bad.  Ironically, Before Gia died, she wanted to make a video tape to tell young people, especially girls, that they don't have to do drugs to solve their problems.  Sadly, Gia that never happened. Read Thing Of Beauty by Stephen Freid. 




8. Elizabeth Taylor- man eater, eight hubbies lived to be a relic and never underestimated the power of diamonds. Honestly shes not my fave but she was a man stealer, kept her eyes on the prize and didn't deal with any bullshit.





9. Sylvia Plath- another crazy brilliant ho. famously said,“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” She was the first poet to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize posthumously. Killed herself by sticking her head in an oven. The world is Harsh.  i hear that!



10. Estella Havisham- Super hot. Her main goal in life was to torture poor Pip for fun in.... Great Expectations and did a damn good job of it. She was raised to break men's hearts and that i guess is kinda a sad life for her. but def qualifies as bad ass. Her life in the end was pretty self destructive.. i guess. She married some dickhead. Oh well fishsticks Paltrow played her in the movie and that put a bad taste in my mouth.




Then there are just our favorite train wrecks:





Here's todays MIX. Goes w/ the theme.




Monday, July 23, 2012

We Found Love in a HOPELESS Place

This video reminds me of my first love. I'm still so obsessed w it everytime I see it. Plus it reminds me of skins so i extra love it.



Anyway, lamely enough I decided to make a mix of love songs that i... uhh. love. 

I'd never normally make a playlist like this unless i was currently involved with new love.. not still involved with evil scumbag souless ex (aka previously mentioned first love) A relationship that only took ten years to escape and barely alive. Anyway, the mis is super long and has like super random songs happy and sad.. for all the times you (or more importantly.. i) was in complete lust or  in a heartbreak shit tornado.



Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry!! from espencergreen on 8tracks.


These posts haven't been very fashion forward so I'm also posting a few pix of some beautiful people.. who happen to be coupled... one couple deceased but they were still to die. 
















and the gorge Cartier film that ups the ante on all my future Christmas gifts. :) see below.


I WANT TO RIDE ON A WHITE HORSE!


I want to ride on a white horse! This mix isn't even totally disco or motown or fucking soul but if i added some diane ross and donna summer i figured I could put some pix of biana and mick jagger, non?  and if i made a completely disco diva mix I might have to shoot myself.









and heres one down ass bitch. so good from like 7 years ago. LOVE.

Goldfrapp - ride a white horse by chicethautaine

so todays mx is divas and motown and disco and soul and getting FUNKAY and everything good. hope you get happy when you listen. and salute a time that was too hot for its own good.



Use Me Up. from espencergreen on 8tracks.



xoxoxox. love birds. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Classic CLASSIC Rock...and the curse of 27


sometimes I wish I was young in the 60s. The music was so much better. Like actual art. It's so emotional. I'm lame.



and if you're a little morbid like me.. it seems fitting (or maybe not) here is a little light reading on the 27 Club:


ooooh spoooky...

Call it a weird curse or just a coincidence, the number 27 has proved to be the biggest controversy generating number for music lovers across the globe for over 20 years now. Each year fans world over get together to celebrate the music left by legendary musicians who died at the age of 27. 


When legendary Blues man, Robert Johnson, was killed at the age of 27, his death is said to have spawned a curse. The legend unfolds like this: Johnson, always enamored of the Blues and desiring the ability to play guitar was, unfortunately, a mediocre talent. He disappeared for a time, during which he sold his soul to the devil by making a crossroads deal, in exchange for an unparalleled talent with the guitar. Suddenly he was a Blues master, composing songs about the crossroads and hellhounds on his trail. In 1938, he was supposedly given a bottle of wine which had been poisoned by one such jealous spouse. Johnson died a long, agonizing death. He was 27.

Here's a truncated list of the dearly departed:
  • Robert Johnson (Blues Singer- First to start the curse)
  • Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jimi Hendrix 
  • Jim Morrison (The Doors)
  • Malcom Hale (Spanky and Our Gang)
  • David Michael Alexander (The Stooges)
  • Pete Ham (Bad Company)
  • Kristin Pfaff (Hole)
  • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
  • Amy Winehouse

Lunchtime Poll

If you look directly to your right you will see a little box with a question in it:



I'm just curious like a cat where ppl who are reading this blog are from. As you may know.. this was originally just for fun for my poor musically-depraved best friend Erica (pictured here w/ yours truely during a lively, melo-dramatic, dangerous, life changing and heroic adventure in the Virgin Islands during the days of yore)
But now it seems ppl are actually coming to this blog a lot-ish. And i'm super curious like a cat who you are! So if I couldn't trouble you for a few moments of your time it would be much appreciated. all you have to do is type where your from and hit send.. or collect.. or whatever. it is super simple.



Also, I love heathers. So fuck me gently with a chainsaw. Perhaps there will be more lunchtime polls to come. If anyone actually fills it out.




And I wont leave you wo music! xoxo

The Hood Internet - The Mixtape Volume Six

p.s. Please do the survey!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

GIRL POWER... no really.



Okay. so the mix started out being like inspred by britney's innocent years but then there were so many good girlie songs from all years that I just kinda went with it. So basically the feel of this playlist morphed into is somewhere inbetween driving with your top down screaming the lyrics to your fave girlie pop song and a sleepover/dish sesh which may or may not include Clueless and a pint of Ben and Jerry's.  Oh it's also a mix of classics and more recent tracks. So I guess its all over the place. Like me.

here are pix that will make you want to call up one of your besties and have some lame convo abt how much you love each other. :)





Monday, July 16, 2012

I know that we are young.. and I know that you may love me. BUT I JUST CAN'T BE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!!!!

GOD: remember this scene? Fucking awesome!


Soooooo I was totally feeling lady gaga all day.. but I figured most of you are bored of her. yes? No? leave a comment f you want to make me happy. 


ANNNNND. going w/ the theme.. at least the pic..here is your personal mix for today. :) ENJOY MY LOVES. 





Music Edification Sesh: THE TWELVES


So I have a few fave new djs.. well one really. so read up.. if you care. and the mix tapes are at the bottom. XOXOXOXO


From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (see Right) , The Twelves were formed by the duo João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira in 2005. The name came from the strange coincidence of their birth dates: 12th July 1980.

The breakthrough for The Twelves came in July of 2007 when they remixed the track “Boyz” from M.I.A’s sophomore album, Kala. The reworked track with an added club feel resulted in one of the most talked about remixes of 2007. The blog coverage surrounding the remix was extensive and eventually the track started to pop up in sets from high profile djs around the world, including Kissy Sell Out, who played it on BBC’s “In New Djs We Trust” series. 

The duo followed “Boyz” with equally well received remixes for Asobi Seksu and Erlend Oye, both of which were featured on a number of blogs and music related sites. This stream of good tracks soon caught the attention of a number of labels, including Modular Records (home of Cut Copy, Klaxons and others) who commissioned a “Twelves Remix” of the song “Get Lucky” by New Young Pony Club. The resulting remix was released alongside reworkings from household names like MSTRKRFT and Who Made Who, and received excellent reviews.Their live show is a unique blend of live keyboards, drum machines, mash-ups and remixing on the fly. Always trying to improvise as much as possible. 


Press coverage in Brazil soon started to pick up, with interviews on Newspapers and magazines. The coverage led to appearances in festivals and concerts alongside names like:Diplo, LCD Soundsystem, She Wants Revenge, Van She andPhoenix.




and I tried to give you as any mixtapes as I can: Here are some  i'm loving right now:







Thursday, July 12, 2012

Seattle Summer Hip Hop!



Hi!!!

Sorry I have been gone for like 50 years.

Hre is my mix for the day. Its all my fave hp hop tracks from when I lived in seattle and had not a care in the world. Happy times.

I was going to embarass my friends by making the cover a pic of them but I'll just paste some pix on this post to embarass them just the same.

xoxoxo LOVE YOU. enjoy!

E.

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