Archive for the ‘ Shook it ’ Category

We’re all beautiful

Playing all day today, on loop.

Charming sometimes, charminger now

My sister makes everything more charming. Like Chicago in March.

It’s a rare visit when she comes on her own and I’m home alone and we have only to entertain each other. And we only did things we like.

Art Institute, to look at ladies, artichokes —

'Woman descending staircase'

britt, room

spoon woman

saucy, full length

artichokes, de chirico

Millennium Park —
Chinese art @ Millennium Park, 2010

Self-p inside Bean, 2010

Chicago Cultural Center —
Chicago Cultural Center, ceiling



South Side Irish parties —


Liar’s Club —

Disco ball
'beer nuts'

Unseen: Thrifting. Neo-Futurist theater. Fingernail painting. Taco making. Various lounging. Lady movie watching. Wine sipping.

so long, stylish woman

So long, Mama Africa, who made this Xhosa wedding song famous, and rocked long leopard print and glorious South African dresses and jewelry.

And Miriam Makeba sometimes was the lady voice with Paul Simon on his Graceland song, Under African Skies.

Today I am listening to music online nonstop because the small-minded banter on the job is more than I can stand. And due to Makeba’s sad passing this morning, the options are plentiful.

A friend is about to take his annual vacation with his four siblings to South Africa. Let’s hope he reports back well of the massive mourning for Makeba, who stood up hard against Apartheid.

I include this clip, too, since I think I have a chunk of the fabric that made her dress.

Update again! It takes a lot of money to look this cheap: May 8

Dolly finally set her dates for Chicago. Poor thing had suffered back troubles and postponed her tour. Thursday (05/08) isn’t as good as Friday (02/29) though May fashion possibilities totally trump Feb. fashion, especially in the Chi. My concert top’s in progress:

Next step: Stitch grosgrain ribbon along cut edges and turn under as a facing.

Update! It takes a lot of money to look this cheap

The news is bad. I guess it gives me more time to make a top though.

Upcoming Dolly Parton tour is a bust

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Country-singer Dolly Parton has postponed an upcoming US tour due to a back injury — and she reckons her legendary bust size might have something to do with it.

Parton, 62, said in a statement on her website Monday that doctors had advised her to take six to eight weeks off to recover, forcing her to shelve the start of a tour due to get underway on February 28.

The tour was due to coincide with the release of Parton’s new album “Backwoods Barbie” later this month.

“I know I have been breaking my neck and bending over backwards trying to get my new Backwoods Barbie CD and world tour together, but I didn’t mean to hurt myself doing it,” Parton said in the statement.

“But hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don’t have back problems,” she quipped.

“Seriously though, the doctors said I will be good as new in a few weeks, and I can’t wait to get back out there. See you soon, Dolly.”