Gustavo Cerati – August 11th 1959 to September 4th 2014
I’m going to start this post with what got me into Cerati in the first place. This image above. I saw the video (Te llevo para que me lleves) many years ago and I just loved his daft sense of humour and of course his voice. Even in his last videos, he’s still having a joke and being silly. This is how I’m going to remember him.
Well, I should have had something prepared for this post as I think we all knew in our hearts things weren’t going to get much better.
Though part of me never actually even contemplated that I’d be here writing about his passing. It’s weird as to the timing as I changed my profile pic on twitter from the Cerati one (below) to my own face for the first time in 4 years only last week.
I’ve neglected posting about Gus over the last few months and that will now be addressed
I’ve been so distracted by many other things
Today is international Women’s Day and I’ve posted this everywhere as it’s just so lovely
“Nunca creí en el machismo. Mi mundo está rodeado de mujeres. Todos vivimos gracias a una mujer. Su luz y su vida nos trajo acá, ¿Por qué debería minimizarlas entonces?…Al contrario, son más especiales que nosotros”. (Gustavo Cerati – Diario La Razón 1988)
Lovely article…just read it
via Prometheus Baked
Marlene Dietrich by Photographer Don English 1932 ~Shanghai Express
Marlene Dietrich ~ Dec 27th 1901 – May 6th 1992 Wiki Article
This has to be the ultimate diva for me, she was an actress and singer I won’t go into her life history as it’s documented very well already. I want to tell you what songs I like and why I like her
My favourite song by Marlene is Wenn Die Beste Freundin (Marlene Dietrich, Oskar Karlweis, Margo Lion) (1928) then a close second is Ich Hab’ Noch Einen Koffer In Berlin (1954) then Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (1930)
She has a style that no one today can touch, a classy elegance – it’s not the same now perhaps it was managed well by the movie companies the allure of mystery about her (it certainly was for Marlene, her privacy was very important to her)
Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena)
I love essential oils with an ultimate passion.
I found aromatherapy way back in the mid 80’s when I was living in London.
I found it by mistake really I was not looking for it or that particularly interested at first. I was much more interested in Astrology and was taking an evening class in Hackney with Wanda Sellar who is a fine astrologer and I was also about to find out a wonderful aromatherapist too.
So I joined Wanda’s class in astrology, I got to know Wanda quite well as I did quite a few classes with her. She asked me along to her aromatherapy class. So I went along not really knowing what to expect.
Well after a few classes she pulls me to one side and tells me I’m a complete natural and asks me to be her assistant. She helped me to see what I couldn’t which was an affinity for essential oils and a natural talent at massage.
For a wonderful lady
Polly Jean, has been a companion on the road of music with me since her album Dry (in the early 90’s) The woman’s vocal range and her emotional strength that come from her songs is mind blowing. Her Wiki
I’ve been playing her most of the day, since I managed to to get out of bed… (going to bed at dawn didn’t help) and having my fab Squeezebox with all her songs on it makes it so much easier and I can get on with other things too.
Though today I just really listened to her for hours and it was the best thing I could have done. I like her uncompromising stance on saying whatever she needs to with genuine feeling as whether she is melancholic, happy, sad, raging, or being sweet in her songs it’s all there.
I’ve been meaning to play her much more lately I’ve needed to delve in and experience, I find music helps to sort out my tormented soul and bring me back to a place where I can feel content again.
I don’t have the words/feelings I want to express sometimes and PJ always delivers for me, there are many artists too who contribute to this but at this time I’m focusing on Patti Smith and PJ Harvey (see my other post about Patti)
Her style of music, which I think is extremely varied ranging from good solid rock, to piano and acoustic to screaming mayhem and back ..well maybe not that far as she doesn’t do death metal! It may not appeal to everyone but I’d find it hard to not like something. Her album Dry to me is absolutely amazing, I love all the songs and it was a great introduction to her
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Good Fortune (another favourite)
A Place Called Home
This Is Love
Horses In My Dreams
Happiness is utterly crucial here, I just know what doesn’t serve me …
Life is about living; being who you are and staying true to yourself..always
Even when it means you have to put “your hoof” down… (Taurus)
Feeling good is paramount, moping doesn’t solve anything; it just takes longer to get out of the shit!
I’ve learnt that much and I know what works for me and what doesn’t
It’s not been easy sometimes as I’m stubborn and can’t see stuff that needs to changed right in front of me
I’m also good-hearted and loving so maybe I’m just too bloody nice sometimes; the inner bitch (babe in total control of herself) doesn’t come out enough and say maybe more often … “hey sod off”
I’d like to think I’m hardly ever like that as I see the essence of people and most people are essentially lovely
I do have one thing in my favour: I trust my instincts and my intuition
I have been working with energy and have done since I was about 15, though I don’t see myself as a tree-hugging hippy type (maybe I’m too cynical)
I can be gentle but I’m also a punk rocker Reiki Master, hahaha… now that sounds much more fun
I use the Sedona Method and I love a wonderful forum called Hootless
Love without fear…
Go on trust yourself a bit more … give it a whirl: you might surprise yourself
Life and loving someone is like getting a secret present: the more you unwrap the layers, the better it gets