Vice & Verses: Paris Edition. Les Dessous de Paris; May 18, 2013. (2) http://t.co/CzTAcTv6TV
Vice & Verses: Paris Edition. Les Dessous de Paris; May 18, 2013. http://t.co/rKbt6Yr7RZ
The Côte d'Azur of the French Riviera: Vence and its medieval charm. The view from my bedroom. http://t.co/9ubF0z03N1
On the French Riviera for a vacation! Nice, 20 km from Monaco. http://t.co/okPa1UKtac
Vice & Verses: Paris Edition. Les Dessous de Paris; May 18, 2013. http://t.co/Aa43wOLhzS
THANK YOU, PARIS. http://t.co/3RBOm45ZFd
Vibe tonight—afropéen rhythm; hip-hop groove; djembe/sax groove; the flute-infused, slow, mournful. Poetry—culture clash, Africa, lost love.
GeneralImpassioned thoughts. Film. Out-of-state breezes. Intelligence. Culture. The New Yorker. Vanity Fair. Laptop keyboards. Deduction. Seduction. Organic, sustainable agriculture. Permaculture. Intentional community living. Wine. Soft, moist kisses on my cheek, full of innocent sensuality. Simple things that mirror such complexity, like why people love picnics. The inevitability of change.
MusicTracy Chapman, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, The Great Lake Swimmers, Joanna Newsom, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Miles Davis, The Guess Who, Bloc Party, Joy Division, John Wasem Band, The Jazz Messengers, Muse, Morcheeba, Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Tricky, Massive Attack, moe., The Long Winters, The XX, Cocteau Twins, Mad Season, Pink Floyd, Death Cab for Cutie, Typical Cats, The Church, Big Wu, Jiggle the Handle, Nas, Elliot Smith, Bump, Green Lemon, Bahamadia, Tchaikovsky, Sade, Cream, Iron and Wine, Thelonious Monk, Michelle Shocked, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Serengeti and Polyphonic the Verbose, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Subtle, Nick Drake, Bauhaus, Jeff Buckley, Boom Bip, Broken Social Scene, Sim Redmond Band, Mother Love Bone, The Samples, Midlake, My-Tea Kind, Elephant Revival, The Civil Wars, William Fitzsimmons, Ray LaMontagne, Les Nubians, almost all early '90s grunge and early '80s goth (surprisingly, to many folks), jammy jam jams
MoviesShawshank Redemption, Bamboozled, Seven, Sleepers, Sling Blade, Basquiat, Through a Glass Darkly, Two English Girls, The Dreamers, Boondock Saints, The 400 Blows, The Green Room, Virgin Spring, Half Nelson, Sidewalks of New York, My Life Without Me, A Home at the End of the World, You Can Count on Me, Manic, 25th Hour, Singles, The Low Life, Floundering, Barfly, Waking Life, The Door in the Floor, Your Friends and Neighbors, Friends With Money, Requiem for a Dream, Hannah and Her Sisters, Deconstructing Harry, Matchpoint, We Don't Live Here Anymore
BooksThe Stranger - Albert Camus, The Hottest State - Ethan Hawke, Ash Wednesday - Ethan Hawke, On the Road - Jack Kerouac, The Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac, The Complete Nonsense Book - Edward Leary, Life After God - Douglas Coupland, Polaroids From the Dead - Douglas Coupland, The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley, The End of the Affair - Graham Greene, Just Enough Liebling - A. J. Liebling, Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman
HeroesAllen Ginsberg, Nikki Giovanni, T. S. Eliot
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Beauties, I've moved to France! The below needs updating, though it's still a lovely read, I feel ...
"No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice. None of this matters. We're just warming up.” - Chuck Palahniuk (1962- )
A writer--of wine, film, visual arts and music criticism--who recently became a scaled-down country girl in New England. I "extricated myself from the Matrix," as I like to describe it. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, I now live in an artists' colony in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where high-altitude breezes tickle ears and thoughts have ample time to roam. In between these extremes were stints in small-town Illinois, a post-collegiate "find yourself" sojourn in Oregon and a lovely apartment off of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. The latter is where I eventually experimented with the conventional life. That didn't quite work out. (Smiles.)
For a few years after school I was quite lucky and enough of a raging workaholic to support myself purely through freelance writing and editing. The days were syrup. Thick and rich with ideas--alive with a sort of metaphysical sugar. After a while I was offered a job as editor in the general interest department at Publications International, Ltd.--a book publishing house specializing in historical chronicles, Americana and gift books. To keep gears turning at this asphalt-colored hell I imagined myself as a big-time editor at one of the major New York publishers one day--Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins. Maybe that would have happened had I stayed on board, under the florescent lights. But corporate sterility is corporate sterility, and very soon I discovered that these hands need soil and this mind needs pure moments. Again.
So I lassoed both of those. And now I'm happy.
Other tidbits include my lifelong propensity for being surrounded by musicians, from my father to my loves to my friends to my critical subjects. Perhaps you could say I'm rock n' roll without the strumming, but with all the attitude. I act as booking agent for six acts. I am a music promoter; I throw shows. In addition to cultural criticism for various magazines and newspapers, I write poetry, teach a poetry workshop, have been a judge at poetry competitions in three states, edit manuscripts for writers, provide wide-ranging copy needs from ad agencies to folk singers, and really, really enjoy goats.
Also said about me from time to time: unrepentant boho traveler, eater of many French cheeses and occasionally plump blackberries, lover of abandoning oneself to sensation, supreme wino, constant observer, carrier of extreme cultural skepticism and an enraptured addiction to experience with sadly no hope of recovery. Has anyone seen the bridge? I'd really like to know.
Who I'd like to meet:Individuals on a creative mission; hoarders of vision.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 5" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Religion: Buddhist
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Children: Undecided
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Writer / Editor
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
1999 to 2003
- Champaign, IL
- Graduated: 2003
- Student status: Alumni
- Major: Philosophy
- Minor: Cinema Studies
- Clubs: National Association of Black Journalists, International Women's Writing Guild, Home Grown Music Network, Amnesty International, Natural Resources Defense Council
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