Posts Tagged ‘Billie holiday’

Toast To Billie Holiday [Cheeba Cruz x Vulgar Colors]

Monday, April 7, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Art, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Entertainment, Illustration, Interview, Journalism, Literature, Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul

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Happy Birthday Billie Holiday

Cheeba Cruz x Vulgar Colors

The art of giving is the joy of being able to inspire. Today is fond of simplicity as murky weather provokes a calmness meddling into the residents on this block, but the creative juices aren’t yielding. I call artists and creative folks that hang around in bars and café spots in Bedstuy and Bushwick “neighborhood kids.” A couple of those kids, two women, are lounging around an apartment on Tompkins Avenue researching content for projects while sharing always pleasant conversation of stories and laughs. It’s a remedy for the soul to connect with another human being composed of matter of essentially the same as you. The writer and stencil artist, who consists of layered artistic endeavors, talked it out over tea and work when that energy hit of, “IT’S BILLIE HOLIDAY’S BIRTHDAY!” A woman praising another woman is a beautiful art within its natural element. The lovely Lady Day is a mutuality that these two women share whether it’s been exchanged through discussion or not, simply because she oozes a womanhood that is perceived as mentorship—Billie Holiday inspired.

Vulgar Colors sat down today with a creative, intelligent flower who focuses in film, photography and gracefully sits as a pretty beast (visual artist). Celebrating a historical, and still very much so a prominent musical figure and survivor, sprinkled some Fairy God wonders into Izabeau Giannakopolis. As the designer of multiple trades arranged her artistic energy into order she began working on a visual of Ms. Holiday using her pad, a pen and tea. It’s an important factor to spread some light to those who come before us who have totally impacted our hearts with the truth and soul, so VC and Beau are toasting to the same drum. As we cheers to a pioneer and engineer of paving jazz music and superb vocals for singers to adore, we feel warm about providing an editorial and art piece. I fell into a deeper spell-like appreciation for Lady Day after reading more and watching a documentary on her years later from seeing ‘Lady Sings the Blues.

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Mara Hruby – The Panties [Video]

Sunday, December 11, 2011 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Music, Music Video, RnB/Jazz/Soul

This lady is awesome, She covers one of my favorite songs ever here, “The Panties” by Mos Def, and does a beautiful job. I might be in love a little lol.


Warpaint – Billie Holiday [Video]

Friday, November 5, 2010 by | No Comments | Category: Alternative/Rock, Entertainment, Music, Video

Warpaint’s new LP, The Fool, just dropped a few weeks ago, and it is probably one of the most beautiful things I heard this decade. Here is some footage of them performing “Billie Holiday” from their previous EP. This song is phenomenal, if I can just find a fly chick to smoke with and listen to Warpaint, I’d be cool.


Warpaint – Undertow [Video]

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by | No Comments | Category: Alternative/Rock, Entertainment, Music, Pop, Video

New Warpaint Video for their single Undertow as they gear up for the release of their album the Fool, I love it cant wait Click here to pre-order.


End of Love

Saturday, November 29, 2008 by | 1 Comment; | Category: Music

Madeleine Peyroux doesn’t only interpret songs, she possesses them…and vice versa. Half the Perfect World is the  follow up to Peyroux’s classic album, Careless Love, which gained her the well deserved attention  around the world and sold more than a million copies, I think its pretty ill i usually put the album on repeat as i turn in for the night, dude if you like Billie Holiday you will love Madeleine, the styles are very similar here’s one of my favorite tracks from Madeleine “Dance Me to the End of Love

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