Notes: Mick Jagger Portrait by David Bailey (via Precious Things). Post title from The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” – music video here. “If you start me up, if you start me up, I’ll never stop. You can start me up, You can start me up, I’ll never stop, I’ve been running hot…”
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune…
Photo Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out
Shelley Rainey: A beautifully relaxing album. Lie back, close your eyes and let the music wash over you.
Ian Cripps: Sometimes music stops you in your tracks, sometimes you have to listen, sometimes nothing else matters. Moments that stretch time…This is traditional Irish music played with emotion, with joy for the most part, with sadness occasionally, with beauty always…this is simply music that moves you…Twelve tracks, over an hour of listening but it’s not, you get to the end and hit play again. And again. And time passes, the day has gone and still you are mesmerized. At times reflective, haunting, peaceful, happy this album runs the full gambit of emotions. You don’t want it to end. It doesn’t have to. Just one more listen.
Source: Thank you Hammock Papers
and don’t quit until the finish…
Source and read more here: World Renowned Pianist Performs Concert Floating on the Arctic Ocean
Anne Sila, 26, is a French singer and cellist. She came to prominence in 2015 in season 4 of the talent show: The Voice, the most beautiful voice.
Inspired by a share by Memory’s Landscape:
“A photograph is a fragment–a glimpse. We accumulate glimpses, fragments. All of us mentally stock hundreds of photographic images, subject to instant recall. All photographs aspire to the condition of being memorable–that is, unforgettable.”
~ Susan Sontag, from “Photography: A Little Summa,” At the Same Time: Essays & Speeches“
I’ve been told that I’m the only one on the planet that hasn’t seen this 12-year old ukulele singer-songwriter play a song she wrote on America’s Got Talent. Grace VanderWaal’s amazing audition has been seen over 60,000,000 times and counting. This sweet, genuine, modest young lady from Suffern, NY steps up in front of millions and nails it. Simon Cowell describes her as the next Taylor Swift.
Watch. Watch this.
Thank you Susan.
When Seramic introduced himself with “People Say” in January, the mysterious London artist told us, “I just want the music to speak for itself for now.” Sticking to his word, he hasn’t released any more photos or information about himself, opting to share new music instead. (Source: Pigeons & Planes)
It’s uncomfortable because you’re never going to be an expert in every field. I’m not the best director and I’m not the best musician – and I don’t think I will ever be – but at least there is a little country in between where I can be the king. It’s probably going to be a small country, but at least I can live there happily…
I think that pressure of wanting to absolutely succeed precisely on the one thing is very toxic. I do want to succeed in general, but I’ve been asking myself, “What is success really to you?” And I’ve been thinking a lot about it and I think that success to me is to manage to be free, but also to do things that I like. It seems very stupid, but at the end of the day if I completely like and am proud of what I do, then to me it’s success.
- Yoann Lemoine, 33, is a French music video director, graphic designer and singer-songwriter. His most notable works include his music video direction for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, Taylor Swift’s single “Back to December”, Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” and Mystery Jets’ “Dreaming of Another World”.
- Quote source: Clean Well Lighted Place.
- Photo: Moving Image
Andrew Hozier-Byrne, 26, known professionally by the mononym Hozier, is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. He also produced the smash singles “Take Me to Church“, in 2013 and From Eden, in 2014.
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine
Inspired by Lori and her tart cherry juice to cure my insomnia among other ills.