Spices

Good morning. I was, but I wasn’t, but I did, I came here today on May 5th, 2020. Not sure why, like there was going to be some magical reason or something. I will stop right there as that is my right. As it is my right to wake and bake every morning. As it is my right to protest and such. All I know is that I am blessed to open my eyes and breath. Here in the Coachella Valley, we all have rights, rights to live and to try and feed our families. Please be kind, please use your common sense. I think most of our Mothers and Grama’s taught us if we nothing nice to say, then to say nothing at all. Speaking of our Mother’s and Grama’s and Dr. Fauci, wear a mask when out in public, please. I was about to go on a tangent and then realized that I need a taco…life is so much better with salsa.

Thank you, by the way, CaliGreenGold for that beathful roll – 707 Headband as it pairs well when listening to this, press play…

Oh my gosh that bass and that guitar…drooooool

My friend, Morishige (using screen name) introduced me to the sounds of Khruangbin a few days ago. I really listened to them this morning and this stuff is legit. It flows, it ebbs and that sound coming out of bass player Laura Lee’s SX Vintage Series Jazz Electric Bass is beyond divine. The tone screamed Fender all day before I had even seen it or looked up her stats. It was unmistakable. Then when I did more research, I find out that she pairs it with a Fender Bass 10 tube amp. In my head I am thinking old 60’s and 70’s rock because of that tone. That girl knows her stuff. Here is one more gem to take for a test ride. Press play…

The world needs more women bass players, right!!!! Those shoes and that outfit, OMG, I am in LOVE!!!

So, yesterday I tried to wax my own eye brows. Oh yeah. Oh no!! Like hair, they will grow back. My left side is a little “chola” style and my right side is little Brooke Shields. Heck, I am just glad I am no longer rockin’ that monobrow that I usually do. I love Frida Kahlo and remember fondly hanging out at this cool coffee shop in West Hollywood back in the early 2000s with a group of my guy friends called Little Frida’s and they were the ones that coaxed me into plucking my brows as I had never once plucked my brows before then. I think that this kid that I took in, plucked my eyebrows for the first time. They were a shaggy mess and yes, I did resemble Frida a bit. During that time I also used to wear my hair in a bandanna, all the time, to keep my wild mane tame. I was truly a mess. Hmmm, no wonder I often got stereo-typed as this and that from time to time. Anyhow, if you follow me on IG, I throw out those little pics in the stories every once in a while. I like playing games, sorry guys, just me. (By the way, I am still lost in the music of Khruangbin and it is heavenly….) I wonder what happened to Jonathon as his parents never approved of his lifestyle and dream of becoming the next Mariah Carey.

Okay, I love everyone equally and those legs, OMG!!!!

Well, thank you for stopping by for a visit. Hope I was able to provide you with a little entertainment. Have a taco or something like that. Peace and hugs.

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  1. Timothy Price says:

    Laurie Lee has good sound, good looks and long sexy legs β€” a great combination. Waxing your eyebrows? All you need to do is wax your bass. I did a post called Wax Your Bass a few months ago. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

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  2. Hey TIm,

    Yeah, I got a little lost in her and the whole band this morning. When my hubby got home he thought she had nice legs and nice bass too πŸ™‚ I laughed at Wax My Bass title for different reasons but will be sure to check it out.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I made the best batch of tortillas and guac!

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  3. morishige says:

    Howdy! I’m so happy that you write something about Khruangbin. Surprisingly, they don’t have that much followers. I wonder why. The other day, I watched a YouTube video where they were asked about their musical influence. At first I thought the sound of the guitar was inspired by Thai’s music, but Speer the guitarist told that the sound came from some Vietnamese music. I dunno, but their music sounds to be fit in many genres, like Spanish or Mexican or Country, even Western.

    The first time I hear the name Frida Kahlo was when we watched Coco, the movie about el dia de los muertos. And when I browsed about her on the internet, I was like…. Wow! Her life was so poignant. And her artworks seem to resemble her life experience. I guess I’m gonna seek more information about Kahlo. πŸ™‚

    Have a great day! Stay safe πŸ˜€

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    1. Hey there!

      Yeah, they actually have a huge following on Instagram. 231 thousand! Followers! Wow! Yeah, I listened all morning till hubby came home from work. It is very international for sure. You can hear many influences. Inspired by Vietnamese music? Very cool! All I know is I was dancing around my house all day to it! Great for exercising.

      I have never seen Coco! I should see it! I learned about her in college. We were studying her husband Diego Rivera, a muralist. I was taking an art history class. I fell head over heel in love with her! I went to the library and checked out every book I could about her. My first husband kind of resembled Diego Rivera, no kidding. He was dark and had curly hair. Not the reason I chose him but a friend pointed that out years later. Ha ha!!! My hair was never quite as long as hers and I was never an artist like her although I wish I was. I loved her because she was disabled like me. I just had a stroke when I was learning about her in 1992 and was learning how to walk again. πŸ™‚
      Hope you have a great day and listen to some great music or read some great stuff. Don’t forget to check the bat cave!! ha ha!! πŸ™‚ Peace.

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      1. morishige says:

        Wow… Cool! Perhaps they don’t get much followers on YouTube because people are listening to them through spotify. And that’s really good. πŸ™‚ Yeah, their music horizon is pretty wide.

        It’s an animation and it’s pretty cool. The soundtracks are lovely too. There’s a guy character in the movie who dresses like Frida Kahlo. πŸ˜€ Since the movie is quite funny, I thought Frida Kahlo was some comedian or something. But I’m dead wrong. πŸ˜€ If I’m not mistaken, the death of Diego Rivera was the thing that really changed her, wasn’t it?

        Hahaha.. Will do! πŸ˜€ Peace and keep dancing!

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      2. That is probably true. However, youtube music is getting much better than spotify in my opinion. I am thinking about subscribing so I can get rid of the ads. I am not working right now so I had to cut out music subscriptions so until I can afford those luxuries again. πŸ™‚

        I think I will watch the cartoon. Maybe it’s on Amazon Prime. Frida Kahlo is an icon. In my mind I think she was a comedian and from what I read she had a sense of humor although it may have been a little dark.

        The thing that changed her was the accident that left her disabled. DIego was a horrible man. Vile and disgusting. I hated him. Really. He was a brilliant artist. He had many lovers, but so did Frida. Thank goodness for that! Do some research, you may like her too.

        Always dancing:)

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      3. morishige says:

        For me, it is. The song library is great you can even find old, root blues music. But I guess Spotify are more comfy for people because it seems more mobile.

        If she’s kind of comic, then what they do in the movie Coco is not mocking her at all. Was he? Yeah, I guess that’s the dark side of an artist… It’s ironic when pain usually is the muse of artists.

        I’m gonna look facts and stories about her. It’s gonna be really really interesting. πŸ™‚

        Dance dance dance πŸ˜€

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      4. Yeah, I am getting a little too comfortable with spotify. Youtube is raw and gritty. I love the recording of the fans. Those are the best. These are from people that love the music and are trying to get their favorite song or parts.

        Frida is an icon in the lesbian community. In the 90’s when I started following or idolizing her, my lesbian sister asked me if I to was “family” and I said, “I’m not sure, I like everybody”. Still true. Yeah, pain brings out a little of something in everyone, the person in pain or the caregiver. Yeah, I use my pain to create. I am sure many others do as well.

        Yes, do look her up and Leon Trotsky…very cool stories about her and him…

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      5. morishige says:

        What?! He was with Trotsky?

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      6. He was one of their lovers…you will have to find out…ha ha

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      7. morishige says:

        I’m getting more curious about her! I’m so gonna dig her stories. πŸ˜€

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      8. Have fun with her as I did. She had an amazing life and she was disabled during a time when they had limited aids for people with disabilities.

        You make me smile. I wish I could adopt you . You parents must be proud of you!!

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      9. morishige says:

        Sure do. πŸ™‚ And thanks for the beautiful words, Michelle. Reading the last three sentences really made my day. πŸ™‚

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      10. Well awesome. YOu friend, (son) have a beautiful day. I must work or I cannot get my business up and running again πŸ™‚ Talk to you in 24.

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      11. morishige says:

        Sure thing. I guess I need to take some rest too.. it’s almost midnight here. Good day! πŸ™‚

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      12. Oh My! I’ve been up since around 2 Am here and hubby will be home soon. So that will mean no more work for me and all attention on him…ha ha πŸ™‚ Have a great evening and morning…ciao!

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      13. He was also a Russian Revolutionist. Hmmm I should have studied Russian literature, but didn’t. πŸ™‚

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      14. morishige says:

        Yeah, he was like the “enemy” of Stalin. They were like comrade Mao and Chiang Kai Shek. Hahahaha…

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      15. Yeah, pretty interesting stuff. There is a story about a mural that was commission for a Chicago exhibition that Diego worked on. If find the story you see that it was during the Cold War and I think they destroyed the mural because of Rivera’s (alleged) ties to communism. Sorry, I like history too. I really am a nerd.

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      16. morishige says:

        We should have a big high-five then! I do too but it’s pretty hard to find someone who likes history here beside the academics. It’s time to bring history to the grassroots. πŸ™‚

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      17. Yes! History all day! We need to remember how things were so we can appreciate and sometimes make things better. That’s what I think.

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      18. morishige says:

        True. Like rock musicians. They can play music without having knowledge about blues. But with an understanding on blues, they would be even more awesome musicians. πŸ™‚

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      19. You are so right! I took a history of rock and roll class in college. It was one of the best courses. It got into the basics. Way back, the foundation, before the Beatles, before Cash. Yeah, it’s one thing to pick up an instrument and play it like a game and play well but have no soul.

        Good morning by the way πŸ™‚

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      20. morishige says:

        So cool! It makes me recollect the time when I was curious about jazz (thanks to the Beatles jazz cover bands) and traced the history back to ragtime. Music genre is like a tree, isn’t it. You can always find the roots.

        Good evening from the other side of the globe πŸ™‚

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      21. Yeah, often when I am listening to music I can hear a riff or a line from someone else’s music mixed into the newer music. I will use Van Morrison as an example. He is heavily blues influenced like Muddy Waters and Leddbelly and you can hear it in the composition. He doesn’t hide it. He honors it. Country and Rock walk that fine also. I really should have been a music major. Hopefully, it is not too late. I have been out side taking photographs of plants. Have to wait for hubby to order parts for guitar πŸ™‚

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      22. morishige says:

        Howdy!

        Yeah. It’s like the music is passed from one generation to another. And these days many pop songs even rip notes from old music. If I’m not mistaken, there’s an Ariana Grande’s song that sounds pretty much like “My Favorite Things.”

        It’s never too late to learn something. I hope you make it there. πŸ™‚

        I’m excited to read about your guitar πŸ˜€

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      23. Hello there and good afternoon! It has been a long, weekend! Hope you had some fun these past few days. There are many songs that sample others work. Funny but on the way home, we were listening to Howard Stern tell a story about Little Richard and his songs being sung by Pat Boone. Then he went on to talk about how one of the greatest drum riffs – the start of Rock n Roll by Led Zep was based on a riff from the Little Richard song “Keep A-Knockin'”. Pretty cool.

        Thanks for your encouragement, it helps tremendously. I got to see my kids yesterday. IT was the best. I got to sneak a secret hug to my son Karl.

        We just got a few parts and new tools to start the project so I am getting excited to. Hope we can get it finished. Anyhow, got to rest. This Grama is worn out from too much excitement. Be well and have a great morning πŸ™‚

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      24. morishige says:

        Howdy! Good evening from the other side of the globe πŸ™‚ The sky has been really blue for these past three days πŸ™‚

        Yeah… And when you play blues or rock n’ roll, it’s pretty hard not to stumble upon progression similar to that of previously released songs. Thanks for the reference, I will check them out on YouTube.

        I read the “squeezing” thing on your latest post. It was funny when you said he didn’t GAF about what people think. He really did miss you. πŸ™‚

        The other day and before I visited your website but I couldn’t post any comments. I guess it would be nice if it has like blog post category with comment form where people can push the likes button and leave a message or something. Just saying hahaha…

        You have a wonderful day too… and stay safe! πŸ™‚

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      25. Blue skies are the best but always like mine to have puffy cartoon clouds in them. πŸ™‚

        You are welcome. It is cool when someone else understands what I mean. I have been out with my friends and will say hey isn’t that from a song and they think I am crazy.

        Yeah, there are lots of bugs that need to be worked out.. I have been spending time on the phone with technical support. THey are trying to fix that for me that is why I am keeping the blog on wordpress for right now. Yeah, I pay that service so they need do something for me ha ha!

        Time to get back on the phone…oh joy πŸ™‚

        Have a great day and have fun!

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      26. morishige says:

        Sometimes they do it so subtly that people don’t notice them. When I was in secondary school, there’s a song by Crazy Town titled Butterfly whose riff is ripped from a short interlude of a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song. I forgot the RHCP song but it was only a tiny part that nobody cared. πŸ˜€

        Well, happy web maitaining! Enjoy the adventure! πŸ˜€

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  4. I recently discovered Khruangbin when a friend told me about their song “Texas Sun”. I’m already a big fan of Leon Bridges, so fell in love with the song, and have gotten into their other music as well.

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    1. It’s great when you get a good tip about music or food or anything. It’s like a present πŸ™‚ Love their sound, especially the bass, maybe I am crushing on the bass player a bit…yeah that song Texas Sun I had on repeat today.

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      1. Yes, a present is a lovely way to put it! There’s something very sensual about their music, and both Mark Speer and Laura Lee have an exotic beauty. The combination of their good looks, playing style and music are positively bewitching.

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      2. You said it perfectly. They both have that exotic look. I guess it is the wigs and her long legs and the way she plays that bass. I am not condoning smoking week but I got total couch lock yesterday listening to their music. It was the best!

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