Eleanora Fagan, aka Billie Holliday
(April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)
Maya Angelou (4.4.28 – 5.28.14)
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Well played, lovely lady.
Thank you for shining your brave, elegant, brilliant, passionate, sassy, truthful light on us.
Enjoy the next leg of your journey!
Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger was a king of erotomechancis. This man’s mind….wow.
He created the iconic alien of the ‘Alien’ film franchise, created murals for the Alien prequel ‘Prometheus,’ among other very cool work in films and music (including album artwork for many and even a custom microphone stand for Jonathon Davis of the band Korn). His vision of biomechanics made the relationship between (wo)man and machine incredibly sexy, dripping with the promise of inhuman pleasure. In a 1979 interview, Giger said: “My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy. If they like my work they are creative … or they are crazy.” Count me in.
Enjoy the next leg of your adventure, Mr. Giger.
…it is from yours truly. Catch the pitch clip for my music documentary mini-series, Flipsides of the Black Musical Experience. Digging deep: this mini-series looks at the little-known stories of black artists who made their mark in unexpected genres. Unconventional musical masters marching to the beat of their own drums. (Per our licensing agreement, this link will only be available to the public for a short time —- watch it while you can!)
And BTW, Flipsides of the Black Musical Experience is looking for a production home….interested parties, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rock on.