Category Archives: music

Music Which Inspires Me

This is only a small handful. I’ll never forget the time I walked up to a Tower Records counter and the salesperson exclaimed how “eclectic” my musical taste was (I think I handed over Bjork, Limp Bizkit, Suzanne Vega, etc.- something like that). At that time, I really thought it was me just being me. What would my life be like without music? I couldn’t picture it.

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Melody Gardot & BC Footwear

I love listening to Melody’s “Worrisone Heart” and “Some Lessons.” She has a really beautiful voice. Her music is inspiring and deeply honest. I would love to see her perform; hopefully she will come back to New York soon. Melody reminds me of Reese Witherspoon (who I also admire a lot)- maybe you see the resemblance too? I bought “Some Lessons” from CD and would highly recommend them to anyone. They offer a really cool collection of music. Someday soon I will have a special post of my favorite music I often listen to while I’m e.g. writing poetry or crafting.

Melody’s also on Flickr. I loved her shantung Babycakes ballet slipper/shoes and found out they were from BC Footwear. I’m always on the look-out for quality flats. Right now I’m still enjoying my patent black Vina Born and black Carbonia Palladium. Of course sneakers are great but I like to go dressier sometimes.


Born Site
Palladium Site
BC Footwear

Artist Michael Sowa

I started to take interest in his work before beginning this blog so I almost forgot to mention him. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists to the point where I’ve decorated my study with his artwork. He was featured in my #1 movie “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou and Mathieu Kassovitz. I have been thinking about his artwork recently. My brother-in-law bought me “The Little King December” (by Axel Hacke, illustrated by Michael Sowa) off my Christmas wishlist. I also attempted to find an iPhone compatible download of “Amelie” but was met with disappointment =(. Without further adieu…

*Photocredit:, Michael Sowa, “Amelie” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon is my favorite band. I’ve seen them a few times in concert and they’re performances were always so consistently good. I’m a little sad that Ed Toth left the band in 2005 to be the backup drummer for The Doobie Brothers. I doubt that would badly hurt VH’s new music though. When will the new Vertical Horizon album be out? We’ve been waiting FOREVER! I know Matt Scannell has been collaborating with Richard Marx re-vamping some loved oldies and that the duo has been touring, but it could never make up for VH being MIA =(. I heard a tidbit of a new VH song from Burning the Days on Matt’s My Space Web Blog and though it’s a little different from their usual stuff, it’s still awesome! We want the new CD! We want the new CD!….

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