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Pleated dress with removable belt in Navy [Tibi]


All The Woo In The World [2017 re-issue] – Bernie Worrell


Tiger striped, pointed toe boots by Antonio Melani [Tradesy]


Tendre-herted, slydynge of corage


Athens, Georgia – A St. Valentine’s day filled with wonderful surprises. For me, it has been a long, long while. And for us, the best is yet to come.

The World of Arthur Russell [Soul Jazz/ 2004] – Arthur Russell

Long stem red roses + assorted flora [Flowers.com]

Nirvana Rose eau de parfum [3.4 oz] – Elizabeth and James

A Happening



Athens, Georgia – Not much going on today but me being a mild anxiety attack wearing a two piece navy Miro printed linen pajama set with a sleeveless beige turtleneck beneath. Here, let me remove all vestiges of sexuality from my indoor-outdoor brunch look. Head to toe my entire ensemble beat yours up in three steps. To tamp down whatever is troubling me, here are this afternoon’s selections from my collection of hot wax:

Funk or Walk [1978/ Atlantic] – The Brides of Funkenstein

Stars [1979/ Fantasy] – Sylvester

Slayed? [1972/ Polydor] – Slade

Found: Ophelia

006She is one of the Low Yo-Yo Stuff record shop litter of kittens [July, 2012]

Athens, Georgia – [Chipped] feline found, safe and sound. [My] community has been super. The dainty fuzzy witchy w√ľnder is back home after [what one can only assume was] a harrowing two month sabbatical. Claws. Out.

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Athens, Georgia – Going through shots from last week’s visit to Charlotte. Shots of the blurred taken on my cracked iPhone 4. This particular day’s outfit I pieced together with little thought. There had been a fair amount of long distance driving which I find comfort in wearing as little flounce as possible. The acrylic wool black oversized blazer [Old Navy] and eggshell 1970s vintage full sleeved prairie blouse [Fur Hat Guild Vintage] are secondhand. The black cropped pants [Target], Gucci knock-off, square framed oversized sunglasses and gold early 1970s style boots [Qupid] were purchased new.

Vinyl [from my personal collection] that I am tuned into right now:

Doin’ the Thing [Blue Note/ 1961] – The Horace Silver Quintet

Candida Cosmica [Dark Entries/ 2016] – Patrick Crowley & Candida Royalle

Honky Tonk Heroes [RCA/ 1973] – Waylon Jennings

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Athens, Georgia – Today’s weather is crisp, cold with bright sunny skies. For me, the perfect elements for an enjoyable winter day. No complaints here.

I pulled out a few records and a compact disc for housecleaning: the deep scrubbing edition. Jody Watley’s solo debut and Sylvester’s Step II are old faves. I thoroughly snatch dirt from cracks, crevices and baseboards with up-tempo dance music. Donna Summer’s double album, On the Radio, is another album that aids me during Saturday cleaning. The Young and Peterson album is romantic, straight ahead jazz. It swings and you don’t need to be to mathematical when listening to it. Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin: Chapter One was given to me as a Christmas present from MWF. Roberts, a multi-talented saxophonist, is doing that free jazz thing with a brain, heart, humor and soul. This one caught me by surprise as I’d never heard of her. Thoroughly enjoyable. New fan.

Jody Watley [1987/ MCA] – Jody Watley

The President Plays With Oscar Peterson [1952/ Verve] – Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson trio

Coin Coin: Chapter One – Gens de Couleur Libres [2011/ Constellation] [compact disc] – Matana Roberts

Step II [1978/ Fantasy] – Sylvester

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‘Scuzz til Death’ screenprint [FriendPrices]

Found out about artist Don Picton’s work as I was scrolling through a buddy’s Instagram feed. This dude’s [Picton] aesthetic mirrors a style I highly dig, speaking to me with its’ straight-up mid-to-late 60s freak-monster-fuzz lean. Love. It. All.


‘Contrepoint’ [Because/ 2015] – Nicolas Godin [A.P.C.]

This album – brought to us by one half of French electronic duo, Air – is just gorgeous.


‘Halsey 70’ suede lace-up granny boots [Shoes of Prey]

Shoes of Prey. Wow-weeee. The boot [above] – as with all of their designs currently offered – you can custom design yourself, if you [like me] are into that kind of thing. Natch, it cost extra but if you have to ask, just skip it. Easy.

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Athens, Georgia – I am currently doing whatever it takes to snatch myself out of a post-Christmas muck and mire. The time spent among humans/ people was fair to really good. Somewhere along the way, I contracted a yucky flu [which I am still working through]. Right now, hot green tea with profuse amounts of lemon and honey and the vinyl platters [below] for optimal wellness.

New York Is Now! – Vol. 1[Blue Note/ 1968] – Ornette Coleman

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?: Musical Hightlights from the Original Soundtrack [ABC/ 1969] – Johnny Green and His Orchestra + various artists

Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village [Impulse!/ 1967] – Albert Ayler

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Athens, Georgia – I am sitting on the porch, bundled in a secondhand fur and pointy toe cherry red boots, listening to records. “Southern Californian Does a Music Listening Thing Down South” – Put that in your newspaper, kid! Now, alone time…with these guys. Perfection.

Jailbreak [Mercury/ 1976] – Thin Lizzy

I, Clowns [Columbia/ 1970] – Nino Rota

Abra Kadavar [Nuclear Blast/ 2013] – Kadavar

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Athens, Georgia – Working on wrapping the few gifts I am giving this Holiday season. I actually enjoy some parts of this time of the year. For me, the food and fireside chats are highlights.

I got rained on today. Thoroughly soaked. Never got that certain package to the post office. As it was last year, we saw heavy grey skies, dampness with very warm temperatures. This descriptive applies to some of the l.p.s I’ve pulled out today:

Complete Communion [1966/ Blue Note] – Don Cherry

The Magnolia Electric Co. [2005/ Secretly Canadian] – Songs: Ohia

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Vol. 1 [2017/ Rise Above] – Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

An Even Break [Never Give A Sucker] [1970/ BYG Actuel] – Sunny Murray