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Just Notes: This that and the other
Monday, February 11, 2008

Wearing this necklace: Though I photographed it with the earrings, no way would I wear them together. One of my (infinite) future projects is to design a pair of 14KT gold earrings, without ... [more]
Culture Notes: Rave on
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Originally I was going to do a feature on songs about radio...now that we've all been Clear Channeled ad infinitum, no one sings about the radio anymore. Oh I know that's simplistic; without the ... [more]
Culture Notes: John Lennon part 2
Saturday, January 19, 2008

(see Culture Notes: John Lennon part 1) Here I was looking for the film Imagine--I'm sure that was the name--one of those art films John and Yoko had made around the time of the album. I saw it in ... [more]
Culture Notes: John Lennon part 1
Friday, January 18, 2008

When I was a kid, I idolized John Lennon. I'm old enough to remember the day the Beatles disbanded...or rather, I have this tiny glimpse of the neighborhood kids and me playing on the street. I'm ... [more]
Culture Notes: Rickie Lee Jones
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rickie Lee Jones - Coolsville I loved Rickie Lee Jones from the time I saw her on Saturday Night Live (where, in fact, she sang this song). As much as people associate the 1970's with ... [more]
Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007

all i want for christmas is you - mariah carey Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby please come home) thelipstickpageforums.comLabels: music
Three ways to stay warm this season.
Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's been a bit of a challenge keeping warm sans the endless will-sucking, mind-sapping, seven-month season we called Summer back home in the South. In the San Francisco Bay Area, unless you have ... [more]
Culture Notes: Coty lipstick & Weird Al
Monday, December 17, 2007

What with the stress of the holidays, sometimes it's nice to just step back and breathe. I've had this Coty lipstick video in my bookmarks for a considerable time, and play it every once in a while ... [more]
Beauty Notes: the ever-elusive signature scent, part 2
Friday, December 14, 2007

(see Beauty Notes: the ever-elusive signature scent) I haven't smelled Sublime in ages, hence the small representation. I own the perfumes listed in red text, have the ones printed in purple on ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Serenity
Wednesday, December 05, 2007

It's well to find ways to keep your morale and energy up, no matter what's going on. Not that it's easy to do. In fact it's a skill, that should probably be taught in school along with mathematics ... [more]
Travel: Jamaica
Saturday, December 01, 2007

I recently returned from Jamaica; it's been my third time going there. It's odd, but it's hard for me to imagine any place on Earth I'd rather visit. Living there would be difficult, there's no ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 4 (Southern)
Friday, November 02, 2007

There are far too many stellar songs from Southern California to fit into a single post, hence I've selected one from each decade, beginning with the 1960's. Chantays - Pipeline This song has ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 3 (Northern)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The most fun section, even though we have fewer bands than SoCal. :) As far as I know, Chris Isaak is the most famous person from Stockton. This video was regarded as pretty hot when it came out ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 2 (California and...)
Monday, October 29, 2007

From Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special, which was once next to the only way to watch musical performances (Friday Night Videos came later on). California and England: Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 1 (random)
Monday, October 29, 2007

At first I had the idea of organizing this chronologically, starting with the surf music of the early 60's, then the acid stuff of the late 60's, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, The Go-Go's, No Doubt, ... [more]
Dr. Hauschka Novum LipGloss #04 Ruby
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Considering I haven't been into gloss in a long time, this is a decent gloss. It doesn't have much of a flavor or fragrance...when I put it on, I detected a slight pleasant herbal, Dr. Hauschka-y ... [more]
Culture Notes: Queen, and some collaborations
Saturday, October 20, 2007

I was visiting Perfume-Smellin' Things this morning, and came across this gem: queen - killer queen Did you know Freddie Mercury was a Parsee? It's been a long time since I've heard this song, ... [more]
Culture Notes: American music
Saturday, October 06, 2007

Easily my favorite kind of music...particularly, I think, when performed by non-Americans. I don't know why but it's one of my favorite blends. Then again, the radio show I loved best was the late ... [more]
Culture Notes: Random unremembered unremembereds
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Perhaps a quote from Donald Rumsfeld is in order. "Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we ... [more]
Beauty Notes: perfumes part 8
Friday, September 21, 2007

Elvis Costello - Peace Love And Understanding (2004) There are several music videos I've had in draft mode, probably since part 7 of my perfume odyssey. There's this, the original video The ... [more]
Culture Notes: What I'm listening to
Sunday, September 09, 2007

I loved this the first time I saw it. Sure it's a bit dated, but I found it overwhelmingly positive. Always kinda dug Nancy Kwan, don't know why people used to rag on her. To the best of my ... [more]
Montale Jasmin Full review part 2
Friday, September 07, 2007

(see part 1) I knew it! It was a matter of putting more of it on, about the same as any other eau de parfum (unlike Aoud Roses Petals, which fares well on a couple of drops). I've been wearing ... [more]
And another...
Monday, September 03, 2007

Dain turned me on to this, I've never even heard of Blur. (ducks) Coffee & TV - BlurLabels: music
Culture Notes: Youtube & perfume
Sunday, September 02, 2007

There is a definite renaissance of perfumes lately (meaning the past few years I suppose). Why? Because it's one of the few beauty items that hasn't been played out? Because people now order just ... [more]
Culture Notes: Wait For Me (Sean Lennon)
Friday, August 31, 2007

I love this video! Sean Lennon - Wait For Me A blend of Woody Allen and Devon Aoki, with, imo, a heavy dose of Yoko Ono (in creating strong visual art). Yay! There's a series of videos from the ... [more]
Culture Notes: More 80's Style
Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Ello, I'm Gizzard Puke, mugger to the gentry, and anyone who says punk's dead, will be." "This morning, I spilled coffee all over my wife's dressing gown! Serves me right for wearing it!" "Me ... [more]
Beauty Notes: perfumes part 7
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

(see part 6) I'm still sort of waiting for the Moment of Truth to arrive, and tell me which of the (many) samples I've tried is to be my next bottle of perfume. It's not as easy as it sounds (and ... [more]
Culture Notes: Love for Speed
Sunday, August 19, 2007

Kiosk: Love for Speed (Eshgh e Sorat) with Subtitles This is not at all a "typical" Iranian pop song, either in terms of music or of lyrics. I debated a bit about putting it up. Okay, I can admit ... [more]
The Apl Song Video + ASIN Music Balita
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

This is quite interesting; what they did was dub the ASIN song "Balita" over The Black Eyed Peas' video for "The Apl Song." http://www.blackeyedpeas.com (Annoyingly) you have to register an ... [more]
COLDWAR: Nina vs. Kyla
Sunday, August 12, 2007

COLDWAR:Nina vs.Kyla_I Still Believe I was looking for the Brenda K. Starr one; it is up there, but then I stumbled across this one. Not the same edge as Starr's, but kick-ass all the same. The ... [more]
How to choose a lipstick shade: then and now
Monday, August 06, 2007

How to choose a lipstick shade Since writing the original post, I used up MAC Sophisto and Strawberry Blonde, all the way down to their inner metal tubes. They're sitting in my Back to MAC empties ... [more]
Culture Notes: Shabnami Surayyo
Friday, August 03, 2007

"Az kudumi safar" (fan version), Shabnami Surayyo, uploaded by a3u3 Shabnami Surayyo is a Tajik singer; there are many of her videos on youtube, along with musical videos from seemingly every ... [more]
Then and now: more 1980's
Thursday, July 26, 2007

I don't recall what the trigger was, but I suddenly recalled one of the most influential movies of the 1980's: Flashdance (1983). "Maniac" by Michael Sembello Perhaps this movie, and this song, ... [more]
Another 80's moment...
Sunday, July 22, 2007

I couldn't find a non-lip-synched version of this song, more's the pity. This video would be laugh-out-loud funny, actually, if it weren't for that perfect voice.Labels: music, retro
Speaking of Christy Turlington...
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Have you seen this? It was common as dirt when it came out, in fact I hated it, it was played incessantly on MTV at the time. Now I can appreciate its beauty. I wish he'd put the same effort ... [more]
1980's style: Cyndi Lauper vs. Madonna
Saturday, July 07, 2007

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper (1986) Madonna - "Get Into the Groove" Music Video Madonna eclipsed Lauper at one point; it could be argued it was a matter of style over substance, as Lauper was ... [more]
Are the 80's really back?
Friday, July 06, 2007

U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One 1983 The Kenny Everett Show I want to put my bid in, if that's the case. I loved the 80's.Labels: music
Boom Boxx featuring Linda O. - Balla Da Li
Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Europeans do cheese better than we do. Five stars.Labels: culture notes, music
Some interesting videos...
Monday, April 16, 2007

Maiko or geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto This is quite long for a Youtube video, but for a makeup junkie, it's well worth watching through. I never do my makeup that way :); the artifice ... [more]
Long before there were the Pussycat Dolls...
Thursday, March 29, 2007

There was Siouxsie Sioux: and Kate Pierson: I'm not sure these are exactly beauty-related, but I've been listening to them a lot lately. Amazing what you can find on Youtube.Labels: music
Love this video...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

From a makeup standpoint: perfection. That's not why I love it of course, it's that lush voice and romantic vibe...I'm just saying. The above embed doesn't work in my Firefox; try the Youtube ... [more]
Sorry...just loved this video...
Thursday, November 30, 2006

What sold me on this video were the kids in the school uniforms, plus the cool Middle Eastern style dancing and the grandma lol...and Eva Peron.Labels: music
 

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