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Hipster Music Video is “‘City of God’ set in Florida”

30 May

Rachel Goodrich is a Miami-based musician and pioneer of the ‘Shake-a-billy’ genre. Her sound has been described as an “eclectic blend of vaudeville-inspired indie pop, swing-jazz and country-folk.” I think this is a great description and I’m a fan of her lighthearted and upbeat sound.

An amusing unofficial music video for Goodrich’s ‘Light Bulb’ was brought to my attention by a friend who recognized sites in my favorite Miami neighborhood, Wynwood. The accompanying caption on Liveleak.com reads, “If ‘City of God’ was set in Florida it would look like this.”

I’m not sure how ‘City of God’ this is, as it’s intentionally satirical. But I am  mesmerized by Wynwood’s unique characters. And by unique characters, I mean that girl’s ass. Check it out for yourself.

And the official ‘Light Bulb’ music video here, for the record:

Wynwood Whispers

17 May

I go to the Wynwood District daily, to grab a guava and cheese pastry (the best I’ve ever had, and only 50 cents!) at the Cuban bakery on NW 28th St. and NW 2nd Ave. or to read and enjoy a beer in Lester’s. (I am looking forward to Lester’s One Year Anniversary Party which is Saturday May 26th. I couldn’t find details online, but the in-store flyer mentions a daytime BBQ, live bands and DJs, and drink specials all day long. Mark your calendars, should be a great time!)

So, yesterday. The skies were gloomy. The streets were nearly empty and, coupled with eerie silence, the whole thing made for a reverential experience. I took pictures of moments that inspired me, and then married them to quotes that seem fitting. I hope you enjoy the pairings as much as I do.

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.”–Thomas Szasz, well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York

“If I wasn’t making mistakes, I wasn’t making decisions.”– Robert W. Johnson, founder of Johnson & Johnson

“Flops are part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.”-Rosalind Russell, Golden Globe and Tony award-winning American actress

“The inmates are ghosts whose dreams have been murdered.”- Jill Johnson, about Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric wards

“Nothing happens until something is sold.”

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche