Riding into the Velvet Sunset

“Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin’ goin’ down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started shakin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)”

– Lou Reed

photo of the Lofi Sofias playing as The Velvet Underground by Paul Perreault

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Soul Surrender

Just as there are times on a winding walk when you can not the see the road ahead, so too will you lose visibility on your soul’s unfolding. . . If you can find solace in your surrendering to that groundlessness, there is a pleasure possible in this depth of not-knowing, where creativity can use […]

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I’m beginning to see the light . . .

How do you perceive the world? “Well I’m beginning to see the light.” ~ Lou Reed “There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”  ~ Stendhal “What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb – but the darkness of the womb?” –Valarie Kaur “Turn off your mind, relax and […]

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love love love

“I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing… It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds… until it returns, as it does, to all men… and […]

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Born on a Thursday #36 – Oh Lou!

“His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died. His heart stopped. He wasn’t afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life – so beautiful, painful and dazzling – does not get better than that. And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.” – Laurie Anderson

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Lee Hazelwood, Nancy Sinatra, Lou Reed, and Salvador Calvano

Six months ago I called Salvador Calvano for a massive hair style change – after looking up several salons in Phoenix, I just got a good feeling from Salvador’s and Patty’s website. I managed to book Salvador right before he left to New York to style hair during Fashion Week (which was another clue that he was awesome, not to mention having a look at his portfolio).

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