Personality Crisis

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new york dolls lp
New York Dolls [Mercury/ 1974] – New York Dolls
Athens, Georgia – I’m totally cheating here [in relation to #vinyltshirttuesday]. The t-shirt I own. I’ve had it for over thirty years. The vinyl I do not possess just yet. Looking for the right price point and that sucker is mine.

 

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late 1970s vintage midnight blue abstract floral print cocktail dress [Lynda Pizzuto for Phoebe]

gold oversized round sunglasses with smoky amber lens

peacock feather earrings

silver ankh pendant necklace

black vegan leather belt with gold circular buckle

late 1960s vintage tapestry handbag with lucite handles

deep brown vegan leather sandals with wood base [Envy footwear]

 

 

Three Hundred Sixty-Five

Three hundred sixty-five. The number of records I am hoping to amass in the next three years and leave it at that. I honestly do not feel the need to own every slice of licorice pizza ever made. Currently my re-booted record collection is at seventy-one discs [three 45s, nine 12 inch singles, fifty-nine full length albums]. A mixture of new and vintage pressings. I am not so much of a snob that I will turn down 180 gram but I would like to avoid it.

I am working on rebuilding classic Disco I once owned. I am adding plenty of  genres I truly dig: Experimental, Free Jazz, Soul, Primitive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Jazz, Glam Rock, Outsider stuff and titles I once owned or always wanted.

As someone open to suggestions [especially from fellow music lovers], with this project I am doing the heavy lifting myself and sourcing new sounds via YouTube, Soundcloud, Aquarium Drunkard and Bandcamp. Collecting vinyl is an expensive hobby and I am working within tight financial restraints. Here is where the challenge lies. Add to this, I am still searching for a cost effective, quality turntable.

[Slaps hands together] I am going to make this happen.

A Happening

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“Late this afternoon, I scored this copy of ‘Cecil Taylor Unit’ for two dollars while thrifting. This title has been on my list forever. It’s in very good condition. (I) almost didn’t hang in there (i.e., keep crate digging) due to the copious amounts of empty covers. Far out, man.”

cobalt blue oversized Wayfayer-style sunglasses

1970s vintage woven sunburst totebag

Cecil Taylor Unit [New World/ 1978] – Cecil Taylor

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1980s vintage leopard print long sleeve blouse [Liz Baker]

gold lame high waisted a-line miniskirt

black vegan leather belt with gold ‘mustang’ buckle

1970s vintage black rectangular chain mail clutch with gold trim [Glomesh]

black leather round toe booties [Nine West]

Who Is The Gaucho Amigo

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The return of gauchos – All high waisted with full, cropped legs.

As funny as this admission may seem, I have been awaiting its’ return for more than a spicy minute.

Late last Spring, I picked up a denim offering via Citizens of Humanity, dropping a well-off person’s money at the counter. I panicked, shook it off and stepped high thinking the vintage look would not become a trend in the months to follow.

As of Summer, 2017 – this particular cut and style became the default every other merchant copied – from AliExpress to The Gap.

Gauchos worn with tall heeled boots. Gauchos worn with floppy bowed slippers. Gauchos worn with a nicely pressed button-down shirt. Gauchos paired with a light jacket. Do what suits you best. For me? Time to break from the pack and dye it black.

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jet black oversized cat-eye sunglasses

gold metal oversized triangle shaped hair barrette

black vegan leather choker with gold metal hardware

silver metal square brooch

lucite cane

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot [Volume I] [Prestige Records/ 1961] – Eric Dolphy

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“While clearing out images on my camera, I came across this set taken right before I attended a Fourth of July pool party last year. The dress’s original owner [my mother] is probably looking for it as I document this.”
1980s vintage blue + white seersucker wrap sundress [Special Concepts]

black vegan leather choker with gold hardware

black cat’s eye sunglasses with gold metal tips

vintage + modern bracelets

1970s vintage tapestry handbag

chocolate brown vegan leather + wood sandals [Envy footwear]