Still Lifes – The Art of Tranquillity


Art, Artists, Creative influences, painting

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 fragments; ideas lied scattered everywhere; unfinished poems, unsold CDs, unwritten essays. And ideas were just […]

May 6, 2015

Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge ~ New Album Out Soon!


Creative influences, Language, Music, Record releases, Recording Sessions

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 blend of Southern European sounding music and Latin jazz – I have not only sung […]

April 16, 2015

National Poetry Month, April 2014


Art, Essays, Mass Media, Poetry, Writing

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 and detached. Single-tasking has become a luxury in the 21st century. To sit down and […]

April 2, 2014

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