Home For The Holidays: 2018

Thanksgiving, 2018: I made Thanksgiving dinner for three. It turned out great. I am still amazed how my mother could create a feast for more than half a dozen for the past several decades.

Christmas in The Carolinas was a very quiet one.

New Years Eve was not amazing. I drank far too much and missed giving or getting a New Years kiss. So silly.

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Look No. 0000-24: 2018 Style Review

April, 2018: L.T.’s Early Spring ensemble

May, 2018: L.T.’s Going Away party ensemble [Athens, Georgia]

 

 Late May, 2018: Boston, Massachusetts

Late May, 2018: Boston, Massachusetts

Late May, 2018: Boston, Massachusetts

June, 2018: Thrifting + Gifting

 August, 2018: L.T.’s Birthday Lunch ensemble @ Kindred

Somewhere in The Carolinas – Above, are outfits I wore, rocked out and lived in throughout parts of 2018, in different sections of The U.S.A. Tried all black and white or all black minimalist looks but eventually the colors slipped back in to the mixture.

Next stop, style-wise, an old friend.

A Happening: 2018 Vinyl Recap

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: John Cassavetes’ Shadows – Charles Mingus/ New York Dolls – New York Dolls [re-issue]/ My Tennessee Mountain Home – Dolly Parton/ Black Origami – Jlin/ Stars – K-Tel
L.T. [September, 2018]
Athens, Georgia: Loving my silver serpent wraparound bracelet + gold double bangle with chunky crystal.

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: Bandwagonesque – Teenage Fanclub/ Fantastic – K-Tel/ Disco Hustle – Various artists/ Country, My Way – Nancy Sinatra/ Listen Now – Phil Manzanera + 801/ The World of Arthur Russell – Arthur Russell
Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
Forever Now – Psychedelic Furs

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: Anita O’Day – Anita O’Day/ Disco Nights – K-Tel/ Ginger Rogers + Bette Davis – Hollywood Immortals on Radio/ Stay Sick! – The Cramps [re-issue]/ Bryan Ferry – Bryan Ferry
Somewhere in The Carolinas – Record spending came to a grinding halt in these past few months. Vinyl you are looking is merely a dash of what I raked in this year. New + Used + Reissues.

Honestly, I could stop buying and be completely satisfied with what I’ve amassed…but…I won’t.

Thank you for following.

More to come in 2019.

Alan “Moondog” Freed

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Celebrating the life of American disc jockey, Alan Freed [b., December 15, 1921 – d., January 20, 1965]. Freed is known as The Father of Rock and Roll. During a time recording artists were segregated on the airwaves, Freed was one of the first white disc jockies to blend these hip, new sounds and artists with his blood, sweat and tears.

Three hearty howls for our man, Moondog…Alan “Moondog” Freed.

In Memoriam: Nancy Wilson

Nancy Sue Wilson [b. February 20, 1937 – d. December 13, 2018)] was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. She is known for her jazz and Soul recordings. I’ve picked her tune, Sunshine [1979], as a shining example of Wilson’s vocal dexterity.