Readers met Kevan Lanigan and Blythe Heywood in Book One of the Blue Mountain Series. In Book Two, the family saga continues, featuring the romance between their siblings, Ciaran Lanigan and Bliss Heywood. See where this powerful love story will lead. Playboy Ciaran Lanigan was the party. Executive Bliss Heywood was the library. When they meet, sparks fly and so begins an uncontrollable attraction. But party boy Ciaran isn’t everything he appears. Lurking beneath the surface of his charming grin is a man haunted by fears. Are they real or imagined? As he slowly reveals his past, Bliss becomes less sure if the man she’s involved with is unstable or truly in danger. Neither can deny their growing feelings for each other, but with lives fraught with secrets, lies, and family complexities, walking away from each other might be the safest path. But safe is rarely satisfying and Ciaran and Bliss love with all their hearts. Regardless of consequences, their growing love binds them together, even in the face of danger.
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Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake star in this film noir classic The Blue Dahlia displaying sizzling screen chemistry in their final movie together. A WWII veteran (Ladd) is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger (Lake). Adapted for the screen by acclaimed detective writer Raymond Chandler, the stylized film features moody black and white cinematography and earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. When she was there, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love… Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore.  My name is Claire Montgomery, and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready. Why doesn’t ready include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?
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DOWNTOWN BLUES: For the first time in 27 years, the Blue Man Group is adding a new item to their wardrobe. “Project Runway All-Star” Helen Castillo has created a jumpsuit for the three performance artists and, unlike their stage makeup, the design is not entirely blue.
Raised in New York, the designer attended an arts magnet middle school and subsequently saw her share of traditional Broadway shows. “Kids at school would always boast about their parents or the ‘cool aunt’ taking them to see this show. I grew up knowing it [BMG] as a household name. When I was invited to see a night showing of BMG, I couldn’t believe how close it was to St. Marks Place, where I hung out as a teenager getting my first tattoo and piercings,” she said. “It was refreshing to know there’s still an authentic New York tradition being maintained at Astor Place Theatre.”
Seen by 35 million people worldwide, the show is relatable to Castillo, who likes getting creative, messy and having fun. “Typically, I am inspired by paintings or art movements, so this opportunity was a stroke of fate. Just like visiting The Met to view the costume exhibitions, or photo galleries, the
Jennifer Lopez’s TV turn as dirty cop Harlee Santos might technically be over, but she’s about to do a lot of good in the real world … particularly for Puerto Rico. J Lo is partnering up with the Hispanic Federation and the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and…
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Young vacationers, expecting to have a memorable time diving, find themselves in deep trouble with a druglord when they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane. Greed turns an idyllic vacation into a nightmare in this action drama. Jared Cole (Paul Walker) makes his living salvaging wreckage from ships off the coast of the Bahamas. He shares a rattle-trap trailer home with his girlfriend, Samantha "Sam" Nicholson (Jessica Alba), a shark expert who works at a nearby resort. While both are happy with their lives in the islands, Jared dreams of finding a major score and living the high life. One day, Jared and Sam are paid a visit by Bryce Dunn (Scott Caan), a childhood friend of Sam's who is now doing very well as a lawyer. Bryce and his girlfriend, Amanda (Ashley Scott), have come to the Bahamas for a few days of diving and fun, and Sam and Jared show them the waters while making use of his yacht. While diving with Sam, Bryce, and Amanda, Jared discovers the wreckage of a plane used to smuggle drugs, and thinks he may have found the big score he's always dreamed of. While Sam persuades Jared that the cargo is too risky to move, Bryce and Amanda think there's a fast buck to be made, and team up with Primo (Tyson Beckford), a local underground entrepreneur, to fence the contents of the plane. However, Bryce and Amanda have underestimated just how dangerous Primo and his henchmen can be, and now Sam and Jared must come to their rescue. Into the Blue was directed by John Stockwell, who previously took filmgoers to the seashore with the surfing drama Blue Crush. Paul Walker and Jessica Alba lead the cast in this underwater thriller packed with action and surprises.
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Return to the Deep…If You Dare! Years ago, the Aquatica Project used genetically altered sharks in hopes to develop a cutting-edge cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They came close to achieving their goal, but an unforeseen tragedy derailed the experiment. Now, pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Monroe is determined to revive the research of the undersea laboratory. With former Navy SEAL Trent Slater and scientists Daniel and Leslie Kim already on board, Monroe hopes to enlist shark conservationist Misty Calhoun to the team. But Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects, the most lethal predator in the sea. Before long, the drug-enhanced sharks, led by den mother Bella, are growing smarter, quicker, and much, much deadlier. Brace yourself for unyielding suspense in this bloodthirsty return to the deep blue sea!
How much of her soul is this Angel wiling to give, to save the Demon she loves?  Pryor is a fourteen-year old Angel with fiery red hair, quick temper and a “take charge” attitude; she leads a team of powerful Angels called “Noru”. But when teammate and hottie, Aaden, breaks her heart; she runs away to New York City. There, Pryor hopes to create a drama free life. However, her hopes are dashed when on a quiet summer night, hundreds of humans, inexplicably climb up to the rooftops and leap to their death.  Pryor discovers that a new evil has surfaced and is using mind control to put an end to humanity. Things get even worse when Pryor finds out the new evil is in fact a secret brother whose existence her parents kept from her. How can she be expected to kill the new evil when he’s her own flesh and blood? And after having been lied to all her life, how can she ever hope to trust her parents again?  She gathers her team—including Aaden—and tries to formulate a battle plan.  Yet being around him makes everything far more complicated. Pryor questions if  she has what it takes to tackle both evil and her love life. She also wonders why Aaden has gone from a kind Angel to a ruthless killer she barely recognizes. Can she defeat the most evil force the world has ever seen and save the Angel she loves? Or will she have to choose between her mission and her heart?  The Noru series in order:  Book 1: Blue Rose  Book 2: Last Akon  Book 3: Fall Of The Chosen Book 4: When Angels Break  Book 5: Ways of The Wicked Book 6: Rise Of The Alago Book 7: Rage Of Angels Other works by Lola StVil  Book 1: The Girl Book 2: The Fallout Book 3: The Turn Book 4: The Triplex Book 5: The Quo Book 5 (Part 2) : The Lyris Book 6 : The Shoma Book 6 (Part 2): The Nycren Also: Guardians: Short Stories From Book 1 Guardians: Short Stories From Book 5
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I don’t think there’s a much better way to start off the week then with the sultry Alexandra. This redhead is one of my favorite models from Only Opaques. I think after you check out today’s gallery, you’ll understand why.
Today, Alexandra is wearing light blue pantyhose underneath her grey wool minidress. Also, underneath her dress she has on a very sexy black satin lingerie. Of course, it’s not long before the only thing that she is wearing is her pantyhose and white cotton panties.
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Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate. —- Early Reviews —- “The Legend of the Blue Eyes is overall a fantastic read with a new spin on the world of the Night Humans. The story feels natural, not forced, and I think that this series will really develop into something great.” -Bethany@Reading Vixens “Okay! WOW! This novel is amazing!! I’m surprised at just how much I enjoyed reading this novel! The Legend of the Blue Eyes is the first novel in the trilogy and let me tell you, its worth a read! B. Kristin McMichael has a new and original take on Vampires and the Vampire World.” -Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime “Arianna finds herself embroiled in kidnappings, poisonings, and nefarious plotting to undermine current leadership. With little choice but to embrace this new life, Ms. McMichael keeps you interested in Arianna’s rise to glory and pursuit of adjustment and happiness. The story is far from done.” -Carmen@TheReadingCafe
Academy-Award®-nominees Ryan Gosling (HALF NELSON, THE NOTEBOOK) and Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SHUTTER ISLAND) star in Blue Valentine, an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage. Once passionately in love, Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams) try to rekindle their lost feelings by spending a night in a hotel, remembering what brought them together six years earlier. Moving between the present and the past courtship of these two, this award-winning movie captures both the promise of new romance and the brutal heartbreak that comes with fading love.
BIG IN CHINA: Vera Wang and Ron Perelman were among the honorees at the China Institute’s annual Blue Cloud gala Thursday night.
The gathering at Cipriani’s lower Broadway location in the Cunard Building was meant to center on the Institute’s commitment to advancing understanding and deepening trust between China and the U.S. Ning Yuan, chairman and president of China Construction America, and Robert Hong Xiao, chief executive officer of Perfect World Co. Ltd. were also honored, as well as New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, who wasn’t able to attend the black tie dinner.
Beforehand, China Institute chairman Chien Chung Pei, better known as “Didi,” said of the honorees, “They share the spirit and mission of China Institute to shape positive and strong U.S.-China relations through education, culture and business.”
Derek Lam also turned up to support Wang. She later told the crowd how growing up in the U.S., her parents Cheng Ching and Florence Wang encouraged her to embrace American culture, never allowing her to forget her Chinese heritage. That delicate balance was what provided her and her brother “with such a unique view of the world and a sincere appreciation for both cultures,” she said.
Noting how the world she once knew has
[[tmz:video id=”0_9op9csna”]] Blue Ivy Carter has a knack for stealing the spotlight … whether it’s ballet dancing or dabbing … and this video does not disappoint. Blue was at Solange Knowles’ son’s 13th birthday party over the weekend … and…
It looks like caught Loora stripping in the library at her school. Now wouldn’t that be a sight to see – especially after her blue button down shirt came off and her black shorts hit the floor. Loora is wearing a white bra with matching boyshort panties underneath her pantyhose.
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Take a look at these photos of Claire Louise as she starts off by showing off in her cute blue lingerie set. That soft blue nightie clings to all of her curves in just the right places and those delicious chocolate colored stockings look absolutely amazing on her long legs. As she climbs up on the bed Claire Louise lifts up her lingerie and flashes a peek at her sheer mash panties and with a smile she goes on to show you all of her secrets! She even flashes a peek at those perky tits!
I don’t normally wear just my lingerie in the Kitchen but this was really fun, although a little cold. This is the only blue lingerie i have, but i think i might have to get some more blue lingerie as i think it looks quite good. What do you guys think?
Also the long white socks look fab what do you think of the socks?
Boys, check out this sensual set of photos of the lovely Tanya in a college uniform and blue pantyhose. I think a college uniform is always erotic, but I believe it’s the blue pantyhose that really make this photo set stand out. Besides her stunning body and sweet looks.
In this Only Opaques photo set, Tanya takes off one item of clothing at a time teasing us. Luckily, the first thing to go is her skirt and we get a look at her luscious legs and derriere in the pantyhose. However, I’m sure no one will mind an unobstructed view of her the rest of her body. And what a body it is!
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[[tmz:video id=”0_4ig2sr6k”]] Wanna know what Mike Trout got for his birthday? Blue Icee, raw eggs, coffee creamer, baby powder, dish soap and Frosted Flakes — and he got it all over his face. Trout’s L.A. Angels’ teammates sat the guy down in the…
Note this book has been previously published. USA Today Bestselling author Christie Ridgway delivers a delightfully romantic and emotional novel about the power of love, sisterhood, and community in NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES. Innkeeper Zoe Cash loves the life she shares with her beloved younger sister, welcoming guests to their hillside abode on Abrigo Island off the Southern California coast. She has everything she needs, even a hobby as a local—if not particularly successful—matchmaker. After weathering a personal storm, it looks like only sunny days ahead…until one wounded man arrives and threatens the perfect bubble she’s constructed around herself. He’s making her want, well, more .  Astronaut Yeager Gates escapes to the island and the charming inn looking for nothing but a place to heal before getting back to his high-octane life. He’s not made for sitting still any more than he’s made for long-term romance, though intriguing Zoe Cash is tempting him to turn all his set-in-stone plans on their head. In this unique locale, surrounded by sun, sea, and well-meaning family and friends, two people learn to face their fears and realize that falling in love might just be worth the risk.  Note this book has been previously published as Wish You Were Here. More of Christie’s romantic titles: The Billionaire’s Beach Series Take Me Tender Take Me Forever Take Me Home The Rock Royalty Series Light My Fire Love Her Madly Break on Through Touch Me Wishful Sinful Wild Child Who Do You Love (coming soon!) PRAISE FOR CHRISTIE’S BOOKS!  "Ridgway's feel-good read, with its perfectly integrated, extremely hot, and well-crafted love scenes, is contemporary romance at its best." –Booklist (starred review) "Emotional and powerful…everything a romance reader could hope for." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This sexy page-turner [is] a stellar kick-off to Ridgway's latest humor-drenched series." –Library Journal “Ridgway rocks romance!” –Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller "Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart." –Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller
When Kate Middleton walked out in a perfectly pretty cobalt blue dress to the Fostering Excellence Awards in London on Tuesday evening, we practically broke the Internet trying to find it. After all, many sites…
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Town rake, Grayson Cole, climbs into a hayloft where schoolmarm Nora Banks is hiding and puts them in a compromising situation. What makes things worse is the group of people who gather in the barn just when Grayson slips and falls over her. Reluctantly agreeing to a shotgun wedding, they hatch up a plan to break up. Now only if they were not so attracted to each other. A delightful love story that takes place in 1860s Alder Gulch, Montana.
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Breathless is Book One in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series filled with passion, suspense and supernatural danger. There are currently 5 books in the series: Breathless, Deathless, Helpless, Fearless and Heartless. Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, refusing to go outside during the day and insisting the sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire. But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. When her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to confront all these and more. She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot—so why won’t he kiss her? As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom’s life trying to “cure” her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice—give up her humanity—to save her brother? Readers and reviewers have been loving Breathless, call it "fabulous," "amazing," and "a page-turner." "Breathes new life into the vampire genre." ~ Book Fetish.org "A book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again." ~ Bite This! Vampire Book Blog "I could hardly put it down." ~ ReadersFavorite.com
On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous for the worst of all possible reasons; 658 of their employees were missing in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered more casualties than any other organization, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed CEO Howard Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures what it feels like to be caught in the crosshairs of history.
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Resort collections are by nature attuned to the sand and sea. This season designers plunged into an ocean of blue, sometimes offering a subtle suggestion of nautical via stripes or a rope-inspired detail. The result was a moody mix of pieces that work in a city setting, too.
Marine captain Katie Higgins is the first female pilot to fly in the Blue Angels stunning air shows. She pilots “Fat Albert” a C-130 cargo transporter that is a crowd favorite for its low passes, dives and backwards taxi. WIRED Videos – The Scene
Blue and white may be the classic colors for the dream beach house, but the duo’s undeniable appeal says summer even far from the shore. From Carolyn Murphy’s minimalist escape to Aerin Lauder’s traditional chinoiserie, here are the seven best examples on Instagram.
Jennifer Lopez transforms into an action movie heroine in her new television series Shades of Blue. In the new series, Lopez is a single mother named Harlee Santos who juggles life as a detective with parenting. In the new images that have surfaced online, Lopez waves a gun around in a shootout scene and even guns down one person. RTT – Music Webcam Performers Wanted – Earn $ 100,000 per year!
Charlotte Ross claims her ex-boyfriend was so abusive he once threatened to drown her dog. Ross claims in a new restraining order, obtained by TMZ, she confronted then-boyfriend Patrick Eugene Aurignae over his alleged infidelity. The…
The last thing I see before I close my eyes are his silver wings coming toward me. He lifts me up and takes me in his arms. While demons hurl fireballs at us from every direction, I study his face. I realize he doesn’t want me to live; he needs me to. It’s as if his whole existence depends on it… The Noru series in order: Book 1: Blue Rose Book 2: Last Akon Book 3: Fall Of The Chosen
Summer in Lake Tahoe just got hot… Recent college grad Cali Morgan thinks she has her life all figured out, until she returns to Lake Tahoe and runs into an old crush she barely recognizes. A serious accident pushed Jaeger’s life in a new direction, but he’s hotter than ever, his presence rocking the foundation Cali staked her future on. "Jules Barnard deftly avoids NA cliches, delivering fresh settings, realistic characters and smart writing that will have readers eagerly awaiting her next release." ~ Lauren Layne, USA Today Bestselling Author —– When Cali Morgan kicks off her perfect post-college summer in Lake Tahoe, she has everything she ever wanted: acceptance into a top law program, a gorgeous boyfriend, and an incredible summer planned with her best friend. Confident about her place in the world, Cali makes it her mission to be her friend’s wingwoman and help her meet guys. What Cali doesn’t count on is running into Jaeger Lang, one of her older brother’s high school friends, or the sparks that fly when she’s around him. Jaeger has changed, and it’s not just the added height and muscle. There’s something about him that’s deep and a little scarred. In spite of the changes, Jaeger becomes a top pick for her friend—if Cali can keep her hands off him. But when Cali’s boyfriend dumps her and her carefully laid plans begin to unravel, she finds herself questioning what it is she truly desires. In the midst of doubts about her future, one thing is very clear: she wants Jaeger for her own. The question is, has her friend already fallen for him? And will Jaeger’s past come back to haunt them both? Each book in the Blue Series is a standalone and does not need to be read in order, but characters pop up again so it's fun to read them sequentially.
The “Modern Family” actress did something out of the ordinary this weekend: She shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram. KLG and Hoda can’t get over how young and beautiful she looks, comparing her to a young Brooke Shields.
How are you celebrating Father’s Day? If you’re Beyonce, you’re probably making posts on Instagram. To celebrate this Father’s Day, Queen Bey took to the social media platform to praise both her own father and her husband, Jay Z. News
Action-packed terror! "Bigger, better and more frightening than JAWS" – WKDM Radio. All-star cast includes Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("A Time to Kill," "Pulp Fiction"), Saffron Burrows ("Celebrity," "Wing Commander"), LL Cool J ("In the House"), Thomas Jane ("The Thin Red Line") and Michael Rapaport ("Cop Land"). A group of scientists create genetically altered sharks which are bigger, smarter, faster and meaner. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives as the sharks hunt them down, one by one. Directed by Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2").
The following work is designed for those who are learning the noble game of Chess. Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner.
Poignant, romantic, and mesmerizing, writer/director Woody Allen’s latest masterpiece centers around Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a former New York socialite teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled east coast past and a fresh start in San Francisco. Having moved into her sister’s humble apartment, Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations, and the dreams of reclaiming her past life’s glamour. Join a powerful cast including Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., and Peter Saarsgard for an intimate portrayal of the battle between fantasy and reality which wages within us all.
The Blue Portal is an extract from the beginning of Eric Brown's upcoming novel The Kings of Eternity, due to be released April 2011. 1999, on the threshold of a new millennium, the novelist Daniel Langham lives a reclusive life on an idyllic Greek island, hiding away from humanity and the events of the past. All that changes, however, when he meets artist Caroline Platt and finds himself falling in love. But what is his secret, and what are the horrors that haunt him? 1935. Writers Jonathon Langham and Edward Vaughan are summoned from London by their editor friend Jasper Carnegie to help investigate strange goings on in Hopton Wood. What they discover there – no less than a strange creature from another world – will change their lives forever. What they become, and their link to the novelist of the future, is the subject of Eric Brown's most ambitious novel to date. Almost ten years in the writing, The Kings of Eternity is a novel of vast scope and depth, full of the staple tropes of the genre and yet imbued with humanity and characters you'll come to love.
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Mike Ragogna: Ben, Blue Camus is your thirty-first album. From your perspective, what did you achieve on this album that you didn’t on the previous thirty?
BS: On the one hand, every record is like a child; you love them all and wish them the best. I love this one because it has a combination of great grooves and intellectual investigation that just doesn’t happen these days, if it ever did. But I’ve always admired jazz musicians for their global perspective; they tend to be improvisers in not just their music lives but in their lives in general, and so they read, they think, they talk about ideas. This CD captures this.
MR: In 2012, you released Don’t Cry For No Hipster to your usual critical acclaim, good sales and successful tour. As you’re moving forward creatively with Blue Camus, what do you notice is changing in the creative and, I’ll say it, also business process?
BS: Obviously, the recording business is at the end of a long ten-year slide, moving away from physical product to streaming and subscription models. So the business of the business is changing dramatically and relentlessly. From a creative perspective, nothing changes. I wake up in the morning and try to deal with the problems in front of me, whether they’re musical or personal or just intellectual. Then, a little further down the road, I always look forward to going out and playing gigs with my friends. It’s like boys night out. It’s one of the payoffs of doing the work.
MR: Would you please give us the tour of the album, like how it was mapped out creatively, what your favorites are for whatever reasons, and what is the big or holistic statement that it’s making?
BS: Every album is the same and every album is different. The process of recording always involves solving the problems at hand, and each time, the problems are different. This time it was a matter of fitting brief philosophical narratives into free form grooves in a way that the listener hears the whole thing as a series of songs, emotions, movements, colors. From my point of view, every album I make is exactly that: an album. I try to make the sequence and the material flow so that the experience of listening to it is cumulative. Of course, that is not the current fashion. Today it’s all about singles and nobody cares where in the album sequence you might find Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” I don’t even know if it’s on a physical album or just on the streaming services, where sequence is irrelevant. But I have the luxury of thinking about these things.
The holistic statement, if there is one, is about living a human-scale life in our modern world, which most people would agree is out of control with technology, ambition, cynicism and just plain cash. Referencing the existential philosopher Albert Camus in the song “Blue Camus” is a reference to his search for meaning–even just feeling–in the modern world. This is a problem we all face; we eat without tasting, look without seeing, listen without hearing. We are not in our bodies and so we often feel lost or disconnected. Music is one of the great emotional anchors in our lives so it’s natural to try to set up a nice groove and welcome the listener to check it out: “If you don’t say what you want, want what you say, you’re just hanging in the cut between avant and passe…” is the relevant line.
The song “A is For Alligator” pretends to be a children’s song but is really about capitalism. Is it really possible to let the alligator play in the bathtub? Of course not; the alligator will eat you, or you will eat it. Capitalism. I dedicate it to George Orwell because Animal Farm used the same structural conceit.
There are also some nostalgic hipster moments like “Dee’s Dilemma,” an obscure jazz song from the ’60s updated with a Crusader’s kind of funk groove. The point being, I have not forgotten the music I loved fifty years ago; I am still a witness to the execution and I find some comfort in knowing that you stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.
“There Used to Be Bees” is an instrumental meant to capture the motion and wonder of watching bees in my garden and then suddenly grasping the inevitable moment that’s coming when, as there will be with frogs and elephants and so many other species that human’s have no time or respect for, they will be no more. Again, a human scale perspective. Bees are just trying to make a living, not a killing. People can learn from that.
“The King of Harlem” is based on the Federico Garcia Lorca poem “Poet In New York.” I wrote it several years ago when I was asked to participate in the celebration at the New York Public Library of the discovery of the original manuscript. I saw it as a piece of music dedicated to a lyrical work of personal passion. Lorca had come from Spain to New York in 1929 just as the stock market crashed and even though he spoke very little English, he became very involved with the dark side of the city, both through the economic panic and the dangerous life of its homosexual community, or which he was a part. I wanted it to feel like Lorca’s words felt to me, to try to capture the emotional universe he invoked, without having to be literal about. His poem was about modernism and what the modern world does to its inhabitants. You can start to see a theme here I guess; I’m very interested in how humanity can survive all its great technological success.
“Wake Me When It’s Over” is an attempt to call political gridlock what it is. I wrote it when the Tea Party was holding the government hostage. “Too many people got nothing to say but they’re saying it louder and louder every day.”
MR: You were part of Steve Miller’s band for many years. What do you feel you added to his projects best? Do you have any favorites from that catalog of work?
BS: Well, I’m best known for co-writing the song “Space Cowboy” and I guess my contributions to his lyrics were my initial contributions, that and editing things he had written early on. Over the years, I also hooked him up with songs and musicians. For example, back in 1973, I produced the blues musician Paul Pena who wrote a song called “Jet Airliner” and when Steve heard it, he went to Paul and bought the rights to it and turned it into a huge hit. And many of the musicians he worked with for years, like drummers Gary Mallaber and Gordy Knudtson, came to him through me.
MR: Since you’ve been in at least three worlds of music–rock, pop and jazz–what do you think about the states of those genres these days?
BS: I really don’t think of music categorically. I know there are categories, particularly in record stores–if there are any such things anymore–and in Billboard charts, but I have never been able to figure them out or understand my place in them; perhaps if I could, I would be better known.
MR: What has the jazz format allowed you to express or accomplish that Steve Miller’s band and other rock and pop acts you worked with didn’t?
BS: In a pop band like Steve Miller’s you attempt to give the kids what they want, which is exactly what they heard the first time they heard the hit song on the radio. You play the same arrangement, without any additional notes or too many changes in the arrangement. And you generally play in front of a large audience so you have to play very simply so the kids in the back can follow along. You don’t want to loose them in any controversy. Steve always used to say, “That’s the problem with jazz musicians; they always want to add notes that aren’t there.”
It’s not the same as playing simply. Playing blues or R&B, you play simply but with authenticity and conviction. Pop music is basically an act, an evening of theater that the kids get to play along with. Blues, R&B and jazz are all authentic forms of Americana and leave room for personal expression, digression, recapitulation and are often better served in smaller venues and to a more intelligent or experienced group of people.
MR: What’s the story behind your commitment to jazz?
BS: When I was a young kid, maybe seven years old, I heard “Pine Top’s Boogie” by Pine Top Smith and it really spoke to me. I was taking piano lessons so I went to my teacher and she provided me with a boogie-woogie book. Then when I was thirteen, I heard the Horace Silver record Six Pieces of Silver, which just floored me. I must have listened to that record a hundred times, over and over again, like an Eskimo huddled around a fire, being warmed by the music and convinced that if I heard it just one more time, I would understand it, or be able to somehow translate what I was hearing into my own life. When I discovered that Horace and the others were black, I immediately understood that race is a chimera; there is only one race, the human race, and everything else is local color. The music spoke to me of deep humanity and a kind of profound, everyday spirituality that suggested we are all brothers, we are all related and that we can get better, feel better–even happy–if we live the right way.
MR: Who influenced you?
BS: As a piano player, I would say Erroll Garner, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Bud Powell, Sonny Clark, George Shearing, Freddy Redd, Wynton Kelly, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Bill Evans, and, of course, Pine Top Smith.
MR: Beyond Blue Camus material, do you have any personal favorite songs that you recorded in the past that still affect you deeply to this day?
BS: The songs that I wrote that I like the most are “Life’s a Lesson,” “So Long,” “Old Hoagy,” “There They Go,” “Don’t Cry For No Hipster,” and “In the Beginning”.
MR: At this point in your career, what has your musical mission evolved into?
BS: Living the life I sing about in my songs. It’s all well and good to have good ideas and gather up knowledge and technique but can you live the life you sing about in your songs. That’s the question I first heard in an old gospel song of the same name, and it still is news.
MR: These days, are there any musicians you prefer to create or perform with?
BS: The most important musician in my life at this point is my son, Leo. He is now in his thirties and has a life and a career of his own, but we have developed a kind of musical radar from playing together for so long and he brings out the best in me. Also I love his sense of humor and I find my best work comes when I’m laughing.
MR: What advice do you have for new artists?
BS: If you try to be anybody but yourself, you are doomed to be second best. Having said that, we all start out by trying to copy our heroes. Naturally, we will fail. And it is in the recovery from that perceived failure that you will begin to develop your own voice. So make your own mistakes. Embrace failure.
MR: When you released Blue Camus, were you even aware you had released thirty albums previously?
BS: Not really. I could have counted them up but I certainly wasn’t thinking about anything other than solving the musical problems in front of me.
IRON TOM’S “NOBODY’S CHILD” EXCLUSIVE
The new single “Nobody’s Child” is taken from LA-based Irontom’s forthcoming self-titled release compiling their previous singles. Says Irontom drummer, Dyl Williams…
“‘Nobody’s Child’ was one of our first songs together, and it’s always been very different from our other material. Whereas most of our songs can get loud and aggressive, this song is more relaxed and spacious – and it’s taken us a little time to complete a recording that does it justice. It has followed us quietly for years, and we’re excited to finally share it. The creative process is very cool.”
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