Beautiful clip of Stevie Nicks singing Wild Heart while she gets her make-up done for a Rolling Stone shoot. It’s been going round my head all day… Where is the reason, don’t blame it on me, blame it on my wild heart…
p.s. a note about the highly unpredictable nature of posts at the moment. Another online project I used to work on, called The Multicultural Politic, is undergoing a really exciting redesign and launch, and I’m re-joining the team as Co-Editor. Once I’ve sorted out in my head which posts should go where, and who I want to read what, then things will sort themselves out! thanks for being patient x
A couple of years ago my Otesha friends and I started a bicycle burlesque troupe called The Bicycle Belles, that we wheeled out (ha – GEDDIT?) on a couple of occasions to raise money for various causes. Anyway, it was hilarious, and here is the playlist that saw us through those shows. Enjoy! We are still available for weddings, funerals and bar mitzvahs.
The beautiful pictures are from the project A Girl’s Bike by photographer Jason Oliver Goodman. To add awesome on top of awesome, he is also the guy who animated the intro to Mad Men! I think he should maybe (definitely) marry me.
hallo! I had an unintended blog hiatus as have been all over the shop recently, getting into the new job, girls’ weekend in paris with my sister, and now have just got back from my first ever Glastonbury! It was immense! I saw so many amazing acts, and here is just a sample of my favourites.
I saw Leon Fender Walker in the Leftfield tent. He’s been taken under the wing of Billy Bragg, as part of the Jail Guitar Doors project and he was brill!
The Correspondents. Great video, great lyrics. Utterly INCREDIBLE live. This guy’s dance moves are something else.
And last but not least, Beyonce. I don’t know what to say. I stood for about 4 gajillion hours in the Pyramid field and through tenaciousness and perseverance made my way to the very front! It was so worth it.
I think… I might be fan of Nicola Roberts. I really like the video, there are lots of boy dancers (watching this made me realise how few I’d seen over the past few years, so let’s hope this gets them back to work!) and the girl dancers are wearing clothes! *yay*
The song is pretty cool too, in an annoying, catchy sort of way.
Another thing I did this past weekend was catch a couple of things at Brighton’s Great Escape festival. I really enjoyed a set by this girl, who goes by the name Daughter. Visit her myspace for what I thought was her best track, Landfill.
I can think of no better song to share with you today than Wrong Ways, by my friend Amy. She is half Japanese, half American, and we grew up together in Tokyo when I was very small – I don’t think I’ve known anyone longer than her, apart from my parents! We’ve lived on different continents for many years, but somehow, our lives are still connected. Through the twists and turns of fate, we’ve ended up doing very similar work around youth advocacy and social justice. Except she’s waaaay cooler than me, because she also uses music and dance as a tool for her work!
Thankfully, I heard from her today and her family is safe, although shaken. When I listen to this, I feel like she sums up how it feels to live away from your birthland perfectly, especially when something like this is going on.