New Jamz / The EASYPEASY Mix

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The first track on this mix is from some cute boys that rehearsed in my art school’s painting studio.  They wrote this song about being called away to other places but always going back to North Carolina.  By no means is that me, I just envy their connection to a home.  North Carolina has humidity and mosquitoes.  One day I’ll tell you a million wonderful things about NC but in the end there’s always humidity and mosquitoes (and currently Pat McCrory, fuck him).

Next week I’ll have a mix with all of my favorites of 2016 but this week calls for some EASYPEASY.

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A Love Bizarre / Prince And The Back-Road Masturbator

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My husband’s old boss was a big Prince fan so I made a little mix for his birthday.  I stayed away from the obvious hits like Raspberry Beret and Kiss.  The mix was playful, a little Head here, some Darling Nikki there, I felt pretty good about it and his boss seemed to love it.  He was eager to share his own mix and I was flattered because nothing’s hotter than swapping Prince with your husband’s boss.   Continue reading

Flower Showers / My Favorite Things / April 2016

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collagespring1. Ashley Armitage, Image of Jill and Chase at Lake Washington 2. Pistils Nursery, FERN KOKEDAMA ‘STRING GARDEN’ 3. Orla Kiely, Croc Applique Leather Bonnie Bag 4. Topshop, JENNA Slingback Shoes 5. Nasty Gal, Flora & Fauna Jeweled Shades  6. Gucci Cruise 2016, Silk chiffon embroidered gown 7. Pistils Nursery, Herbivore Botanicals DEAD SEA BATH SALTS 8. Inaluxe, Fine art print reproduction of acrylic painting by Kristina Sostarko, New Dawn   9. Harley Weir for Vogue Paris April 2016, Dolce & Gabbana 10. Amanda Charchian, Ginger Entanglement
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Saffron Colonial Won’t Survive / A Lesson In Asshole Checking

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Saffron Colonial serves English and Colonial breakfasts.

That means a real Full English and they do it right with mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and all.  I couldn’t wait to try my favorite Colonial breakfast staples like Sour Rabbit and Potato Dumplings with Cold Grapefruit Soup.  Or a big hearty bowl of mush and molasses.

That’s what Colonial means right?  Like how the places in New England use it?

That’s what the owner, Sally Krantz, told the Oregonian, “A lot of people are confused.  Colonial is used on a lot of things: to describe a period of time with food, architecture and literature…It seems like some people have confused that word with American slavery.” Continue reading

Names Of Women / Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978) was an educator and an advocate for women’s rights and Nigerian independence.  She was raised with a colonial education that was furthered in England before returning to her home of Abeokuta, Nigeria to become a teacher.  Early on, Funmilayo was a powerful advocate for the Nigerian woman’s right to vote and would soon become one of the most prominent revolutionary leaders of her generation. Continue reading