“Then I’ll reach inside and find, and give you all the sweetness that I have”–Tracey Chapman
True democracy is always poetic. Today, you voted ten poems on this blog. Here’s a snapshot of the American soul, in this moment as you expressed yourselves and choices to form this reflection of someone beautiful.
Thank you for being poetic yourselves and lovers of poetry. Here’s how you look, from Aunt E’s abode:
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“Give me one reason to stay here”–Tracey Chapman
Sometimes you have days like this, that singer song-writer Tracey Chapman sings about in this song. Thankfully, things do get better.
“But I’m too old to go chasing around, wasting my precious energy.”
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Celebrity and Entertainment topics that interest you in Hollywood today are these. Today we farewell Simon Monjack –screenwriter of Hollywood, who died too young. Sad. Taylor Lautner takes out the top spot tonight here, while a spicy revolution is in the air. Can you sense it? Here’s how you voted your top ten.
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Crystal Bowersox is hot as she does Tracey Chapman on her guitar. Give this girl the crown already. We live in an age, where singers need to play musical instruments in this market to compete at the top. Go girl! What other kind of crystal do the kids of America need. She’s it. Love her.
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Tracey Chapman’s song At This Point in my life, takes us on a journey today. I love the song’s simplicity and thought provoking lyrics.
It’s laid back, easy listening music that makes us think at the halfway point. What’s at the end of the road? Enjoy!
America was shocked over the weekend when Reality TV Love went wrong. Reality TV star Ryan Alexander Jenkins murdered his TV co-star and real life girlfriend, Jasmine Flores and stuffed her body in a suitcase, that was discovered in a Southern Californian dumpster. He later took his own life after he crossed the border into Canada. Shocking, sad, unecessary! RIP. Our thoughts go out to all of their family and friends and this time. Poor Jasmine Flores.
In other news, here’s how you all voted your Sunday entertainment items of interest here in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com.
Three simple things to do on a lazy afternoon.
1. Always spend a quiet half an hour, at your favorite coffee house reading a good book. There’s nothing like it to calm one’s nerves.
2. Treat yourself to a new brand of chocolate.
3. Write a poem or a letter to a friend.
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A poem by horiwood is: 8.22.09:
She who may sing for you, talks of revolution
Dreadlocked maestro hearted angel all dipped in finest chocolate
To the downtrodden she sings: ”forget the chorus, you be the bridge.”
Of she who plays the latte toned caramel sitar and sings out truth;
poolside in Hollywood I write today of her who sings of Revolution.
Eat. Pray. Love.
It’s the simple things in life that matter. Take time to enjoy them. horiwood’sLatest tweet on twitter is: “Good Living is an act of intelligence by which we choose things which have an agreeable taste rather than those which do not. (Brillat-Savarin)less than 15 minutes ago from web
Sergei Eisenstein was one of the greatest film editors, auteurs and director/ producers known to the art and science of film editing. Eisenstein could do it all.
At The University of Auckland, New Zealand where I went to film school, we all studied this man’s brain and way of thinking. Although his films were shot and edited in black and white, Hollywood’s film & TV editing owes much to Eisenstein’s clever innovation in editing the visual language of the moving image. In particular, the blockbuster action, big budget film owes its action sequence editing techniques to Sergei. The city of LA is built on other nations’ brilliance. It’s our history here.
Eisenstein’s ability under heavy censorship, made him a revolutionary of the people. He worked out a way to juxtapose images of military force of might by State that were contrasted against the softer face of human life.
Always, what was more important was the people, the masses, the majority and a sense of fairness that mediated between greed of politicians and the bourgeoise and the people who needed to be fed. I love the filmmaking aesthetic of this man as a film editor of revolutionary social and political change.
Above is Eisentein’s Que Viva Mexico documentary, 1932. With his spirit and life’s work contained on celluloid, he is still da man today! Viva forever.
As uninteresting as all of these trivial topics are, to create scandalacious headlines in Hollywood, somehow makes InTouch magazine, seem so Out of Touch this week!
It’s all about a revolution and getting people to rise up, Tracey Chapman styles. There are deeper issues in society going on right now, than Tom Cruise’s perfect fringe, Kate Gosselin’s crocodile tears or Brad Pitt’s boozing ways to encourage the peeps to go and see his new film Inglourious Basterds.
How about reflecting on the plight of people in Rawanda & Dafur, or the homeless and the unemployed of America for example?
But seriously, having a nice chilled beer, is a sensible thing to do in these times. Smiles all round to the people. Go Brad…. Rawanda & Dafur forever!
And, what a dumb ass magazine cover!
On Wednesday night I was blessed in the City of Los Angeles, to be at the Wiltern, and hear the national treasure of music that is, Tracey Chapman.
Her songs moved America, and the fire of them, still burns so bright. They are just as relevant today in this economy and in these times as they were when I first heard them, when I was 16 years old, Miley Cyrus’ age (See pic).
Above, is the song, Sing For You, which brings America back to the camp fire, sitting around it, telling stories and singing simple songs. Why so relevant? Because sharing is caring.
It’s the sound of friendship’s broken bread of melody, passed around in sweet communion on the rocking chairs of porches in the South as the sun sets amongst old friends. It’s the simple sounds of a songstress prophetess who is singing America back to life so sweetly.
Tracey Chapman is just so wow, live! This woman is amazing! Thank YOU so much T.C! She’s like Maya Angelou singing poetry on the guitar, to all who will hear wisdom’s sweet harmonic timbre of vocally exquisite whispers. The reid of her voice is like a clarinet, harmonizing in order to resonate with her audiences’ spirit.
Honestly, it was like going to church! The church of Tracey Chapman. Profoundly spiritual. You could sense change in the air. She’s a torch carrier for global and humanitarian change. Disguised in dreadlocks, with a guitar, or a drum or a sitar, she sings and orchestrates the fire of change, into being.
The highlight of the night, of course, was her song Revolution. Everyone raised their hands in the air and danced in the aisles. The tables are starting to turn. How exciting.
We are IN a new revolution right now. You can always feel it, when a prophetess sings. This is their gift to the world. If you don’t believe me, go to hear Tracey Chapman for yourself at her San Francisco concerts. Incredible!
Chapman in concert, creates music and through it an experience of back-to-back, goose bumps producing moments. Tracey Chapman has still got the fire of social conscience to move America with hope. (Thanks R.P!)
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Art is one of those things, that whenever someone tries to keep beauty down, art will always cause them to shine through.
She survived dating Marilyn Manson, and this girl is only just starting. Love her take on where the world is at today.
In the darkness, there is always pretty. Redemptive Art has always been the social revolutionary’s visual tool.
As Tracey Chapman sings: “I’m talking about a revolution… People are going to rise up and take what’s theirs.”
Go Evan Rachel Wood! Lovesit!