Category: Life is Art is Life

Modern Times and The Vortex

Charlie Chaplin Modern Times

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin! I saw my first Charlie Chaplin movie this year at the age of 54. I was performing in the orchestra for a cinema in concert performance of Modern Times and I’m so glad that it came up on our season schedule because I learned that I LOVE Charlie Chaplin. He is

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Poison’s Gate

Please gather round my dearest friends And to this tale your ears doth lend. My tale thus speaks, of highs and lows And seems the same where ere life goes. There was a time when days were long All full of youth of wine of song. But time and tides are no-ones slaves They soon

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Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me

Lollie Kay’s Dream Alley… A collection of sound, image, and musings from a sober artist in progress. I love a good film. I once tried to quit drinking by way of what I coined “sobriety through cinema”. Every time there was an urge to drink myself into a stupor I’d watch a film instead. It

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The Magic is Within Us All

Evicting the Wine Witch : Get away from victim mentalityIt curbs authenticity Gives the Wine Witch permission and authority To try to ruin your life, oh boy Do you want to hand over your capacity for joy?To someone who doesn’t careDelights when you despair inmisery  It’s not easy to seeWhat a slippery slope Wine can beIt crept up

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Beat the Beast

I have recently become a huge fan of the artist Banksy. Images like the one at the beginning of this post reflect every indescribably de-humanizing aspect of consumerism with dis-arming humor. His work invokes an emotion, a depth of understanding, that make words a clumsy vehicle in comparison. And his anonymity, his use of public

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