Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform


City Life, Creative Writing, Essays, Fashion, Livings In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Mass Media, Urban Life

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 2006 was fashion – rather, the lack thereof. Despite fashion apparel being L.A.’s third biggest industry, […]

October 27, 2013

Wonderful Review of “The World I Am Livings In”


Art, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Female Artists, Music, Record releases, Songwriting, Writing

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 Livings has published her first long-form CD, The World I am Livings In (clever title!), and her […]

May 14, 2013

“When Love Falls Apart” and the Beauty of Melancholy


Creative influences, Creative Writing, Love, Lyrics, Music, Performing, Record releases, Recording Sessions, Songwriting, Writing

“A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.”  ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Breaking up with someone you truly loved is one of the hardest things to do. To actively break up things, like dividing up furniture, pets, photos – and even friends – keeps […]

September 29, 2012

Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper


Art, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Iconography, Music, Photography, Songwriting, Writing

This morning, browsing through the New York Times, I reconnected with an American photographer, Francesca Woodman, whose work I had only recently discovered. The article grabbed my attention and touched me because one of her pictures had helped in the process of completing a recent song of mine. To learn that over 120 of her […]

March 17, 2012

I Just Lost It


Creative Writing, Essays, Short Stories, Writing

  I couldn’t find it anywhere. “What? Is it this size?” my husband asks, holding his hands about two inches apart. “Nooooo – much bigger! It’s more like six, seven inches…, leather, it’s thick and heavy and worn, you’ve seen it – or not!!??” I start searching, yes speed-searching through knicker-drawers, magazine-piles, food-stocks, bed-clothes; I […]

January 16, 2012

Candy’s Caravan. A Song about a Prostitute


City Life, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Songwriting, Urban Life, Women, Writing

I released my single Candy’s Caravan in December 2010 (Moontraxx) and since then, one of the most interesting bits of feedback I have received is that listeners seem to really connect with the character Candy. In retrospect, I find it interesting, how Candy and the story of her metaphorical caravan evolved. Its atmosphere is almost like a […]

September 28, 2011