Still Lifes ~ The Art of Depicting Tranquillity

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It was just one of these mornings. Lying there in bed, I felt as if my life was washing over me like a big grey wave, the murky waters were draining off, revealing bit of useless debris. My music and my writing, appeared like mere …

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Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge ~ New Album Out Soon!

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Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge I am very excited to announce that we have almost finished recording a new 12-song world jazz album called “Ipanema Lounge”. The songs range from dramatic and emotional, melancholic, to up-tempo, fun and groovy. Atmospherically, the recordings create a …

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Ipanema Lounge ~ A New Musical Addition!

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Post by Frances Livings. Related articles Piazzolla: Escualo CD review – elegant, smooth, idiomatic A Night of Tango with Cuartero Suerte Loca Music Review: Jazz-Crossover Albums from Roger Davidson, Gary Gray, and Pascal Bokar ‘Song of Eva Perón’ sizzles at …

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Creative Influences ~ Sneezles by A. A. Milne on Record-A-Poem

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When a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to pick a children’s piece to record as a segment for a voice-over demo, a cute little poem came to mind – something with sneezing. Via Dr. Google it was quickly retrieved …

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Creative Influences ~ Poetry. Sun at Midnight

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Sun at Midnight                              by Joseph Mary Plunkett and Frances Livings I saw the sun at midnight, rising red, Deep-hued yet glowing, heavy with the stain Of …

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National Poetry Month, April 2014

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Rapid technological development has led to a constant flood of visual and acoustic bits and bites – emails, text messages and Facebook updates. For most of us it has become a habit to react, one that often leaves us frazzled …

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Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform

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  It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in …

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Please Close Your Eyes

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  Once upon a time I had a lover. A lover, I loved for who he was and for what we had. A lover, I didn’t love because of what he wasn’t and for what we didn’t and wouldn’t have. …

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Creative Influences ~ Poems I Read. ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann

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  Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927) Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and …

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Wonderful Review of “The World I Am Livings In”

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The World I am Livings In Frances Livings Moontraxx Records – MXFL2013-014 Available from Frances Livings’s Bandcamp page. A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker (progdawg@hotmail.com) Following the release of a half-dozen singles and EPs, Frances …

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