Somewhere in The Carolinas – Here I am. Outdoors. In a vehicle. Standing in a field. Slouching on your couch. Flipping through vinyl. Donning a favorite casual outfit.
This look consists of a black round neck tee, black high waisted skinny jeans, a pair of Chelsea boots and a black oversized blazer. I wear a fat black digital wristwatch. The blazer’s lapel spruced up, sparingly, with simple decorative pins. It’s easy. Old school artsy: All-black [or, close to it], tailored and a touch slept in.
Hand-selected vinyl for solo listening:
Organ Favorites [1957/ Top Records] – Beverly Laine + Eddie Truman
Street Songs [1981/ Gordy] – Rick James
The Sound of Philadelphia ’73 [1973/ Philadelphia International] – Various Artists
Note: More platters were played on this day. Today’s main goal was to secure the Christmas tree and gussy it up.
Lastly…Would someone, give me a hand and please answer the red courtesy phone?!
The Funny Sides of Moms Mabley [1964/ Chess] – Moms Mabley
The Doldrums [2004/ Paw Tracks] – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Tropical Nights [1977/ Columbia Records] – Liza Minnelli
Atlantic Sales Meeting: Atlantic Jazz Series – Winter, 1970 [1970/ Atlantic] – Various Artists
24 Heavy Hits [1968/ Crystal Corporation] – Various Artists
Dis Lui Non [EP/ 1965/ Disques Vogue] – Françoise Hardy
Somewhere in The Carolinas – I recently scored this sharp leopard print velvet blazer shopping secondhand. It appears to be 1990s vintage. Fully lined with Mandarin collar and is in excellent condition. On this day, I wore it with a 1980s vintage grey silk long sleeve blouse, a pair of modern high waisted black cropped flares and tall brown leather Chelsea boots [note: These boots have been one of the best clothing trades I have ever made. Thanks, Minx Vintage – Athens, Georgia!]. This outfit really came to life with its’ accessories. A pair of clear gold fleck ‘Wave’ sunglasses and a color-blocked black and brown cross-body bag liven things up as do today’s vinyl picks:
The Coming World Government “666” [1970/ Triad Sound] – Evangelist Darrell Dunn
Thrash and Burn [2006/ Human Ear] – Ariel Pink
Muse [1979/ Island] – Grace Jones
Ralph Carmicheal Presents The Electric Symphony [The Moog Synthesizer] [1970/ Light] – Ralph Carmicheal and His Friends
Indian Giver [1969/ Buddha Records] – 1910 Fruitgum Co.