Thursday, October 21, 2010

Got My Mojo Working!

Hey there lovely ones!

Hope all is well in your world! Here, it is manic as always with so many new and exciting things happening for POP – check out the new collection for fall/holiday. I hope you will love it as much as I do. The inspiration behind it is “blocks to color” & the whole point is trying to introduce more color, freshness and sass into your makeup bags! So the kits have been designed like mosaic, jigsaw and puzzle art and give you an amazing array of shades to play with and as always, my tips and tricks on application. Could not be easier!

Anyway, let’s put the focus elsewhere for a little moment. Lately, many of my friends have been asking me for tips on music. Now beware – I am not much of a trendy house, Techno and R&B person so if you are expecting an amazing b-side to the Far East movements latest single…Sorry. I am more like and old man stuck in a young woman’s body! So I am going a little vintage with this, but hey…

Below are four albums that you just must have…. (So hard to narrow it down to four - I am literally pulling my hair out…)

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." -Elvis Presley
1. Bringing it All Back Home, Bob Dylan.
Do you know how hard it is to try to narrow Mr. Zimmerman down to one album – nearly impossible. But this must be one of my all time favorite albums; it’s as if the man is on fire! Lyrically it’s so amazing that it hurts.

“A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet." -Bob Dylan
2. Song to a Seagull – Joni Mitchell.
This album is art, and it speaks for itself, I have nothing to add. Listen to night in the city, or cactus tree.

“Back then, I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time." -Joni Mitchell
3. Dr John, the night tripper – Gris, Gris.
I fell madly in love with “the doctors” sound when I was first introduced to this album. What a genius! Mad psycadelic swamp voodoo jazz. “walk on guilded splinters is one of my all time favorite songs. This is magic.

“I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.” -Etta James
4. Anything by Edith Piaf - What an amazing woman!
She lived and had a story to tell, and an amazing voice and talent. My first singing teacher would make me sing all of her songs and then get angry and screamed at me when I pronounced things wrong (I can’t speak French!) But I am so happy today that she introduced me to her – she is one of my biggest inspirations to this day, (still can’t speak French though but have had it all translated for me) My favorite song by her is l”accorde’oniste.

“I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words.” -Edith Piaf

Ok, just a few more:

Let it Bleed - The Rolling Stones
Retrospective – Buffalo Springfield
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Curtis – Curtis Mayfield
Breakfast in America – Supertramp
Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters
Rumors – Fleetwood Mac
Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – David Byrne
Marquee Moon – Television
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
The Velvet Underground – the Velvet Underground
Music from Big Pink – The Band
Happy Trails – Quicksilver Messenger Service
The Best of Chet Baker Sings – Chet Baker
London Calling – The Clash
Ladies and Gentlemen – Louis Prima
La Mer - Charles Trinet
At the Gate of Horn – Odetta
With a Little Help from My Friends – Joe Cocker
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
Songs of Leonard Cohen – Leonard Cohen
Air on G string – J.S Bach

And the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on…..

“Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll." -Keith Richards

Rock on (& roll) until next time!

Love Sara x x x x x

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