Cerati dies at 55

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Gustavo Cerati – August 11th 1959 to September 4th 2014

I’m going to start this post with what got me into Cerati in the first place. This image above. I saw the video (Te llevo para que me lleves) many years ago and I just loved his daft sense of humour and of course his voice. Even in his last videos, he’s still having a joke and being silly. This is how I’m going to remember him.

Well, I should have had something prepared for this post as I think we all knew in our hearts things weren’t going to get much better.

Though part of me never actually even contemplated that I’d be here writing about his passing. It’s weird as to the timing as I changed my profile pic on twitter from the Cerati one (below) to my own face for the first time in 4 years only last week.

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International Women’s Day/Cerati Love

I’ve neglected posting about Gus over the last few months and that will now be addressed
I’ve been so distracted by many other things

Today is international Women’s Day and I’ve posted this everywhere as it’s just so lovely

“Nunca creí en el machismo. Mi mundo está rodeado de mujeres. Todos vivimos gracias a una mujer. Su luz y su vida nos trajo acá, ¿Por qué debería minimizarlas entonces?…Al contrario, son más especiales que nosotros”. (Gustavo Cerati – Diario La Razón 1988)

Feliz día a esas amigas, hermanas, madres, abuelas! Feliz día mujeres! 🙂

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Spring Equinoxal Meanderings

Got the inspiration for this post from riding my bike the other day, it’s been quite chilly here and for some reason that I don’t quite understand I’ve always like my head covered when it’s cold –  I love hats, all kind of hats, berets are my favourite (note to self – find a shop that sells decent ones.) Maybe my mother instilled this into me when I was little as Scottish winters were sometimes quite fierce.

Me, my Mum and a dog

I was also walking down the street and actually took off my hat for good reason as it was actually too warm; the Spring Equinox is nearly upon us and I’m happy as the energy is changing again, the balance between night and day, the surge of new Spring energy is starting to kick in; coupled with a Full Moon in Virgo on Saturday 19th March (at its lunar perigee – closest to the Earth).  Here’s an excellent blog post about this Virgo full moon. It will be great for getting my hands in the soil and lots of practical work done. There is a lot going on celestially.

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Mythbusting on the Small Scale (via Prometheus Baked)

Lovely article…just read it

Mythbusting on the Small Scale I’ve been reading rock critic Robert Hilburn’s book Corn Flakes with John Lennon, his nostalgic account of some poignant moments spent with rock n’ roll’s greatest legends. Whenever I read about the old musicians, the one story that revolves itself most often in my h … Read More

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Schöne Marlene

Marlene Dietrich by Photographer Don English 1932 ~Shanghai Express

Marlene Dietrich ~  Dec 27th 1901 – May 6th 1992   Wiki Article

This has to be the ultimate diva for me, she was an actress and singer  I won’t go into her life history as it’s documented very well already. I want to tell you what songs I like and why I like her

Songs
My favourite  song by Marlene is Wenn Die Beste Freundin (Marlene Dietrich, Oskar Karlweis, Margo Lion) (1928)  then a close second is Ich Hab’ Noch Einen Koffer In Berlin (1954)  then Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (1930)

She has a style that no one today can touch, a classy elegance – it’s not the same now perhaps it was managed well by the movie companies the allure of mystery about her (it certainly was for Marlene, her privacy was very important to her)

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Happy like an ice cream cone in Summer ~ my love for essential oils

Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena)

I love essential oils with an ultimate passion.

I found aromatherapy way back in the mid 80’s when I was living in London.

I found it by mistake really I was not looking for it or that particularly interested at first. I was much more interested in Astrology and was taking an evening class in Hackney with Wanda Sellar who is a fine astrologer and I was also about to find out a wonderful aromatherapist too.

So I joined Wanda’s class in astrology, I got to know Wanda quite well as I did quite a few classes with her. She asked me along to her aromatherapy class. So I went along not really knowing what to expect.

Well after a few classes she pulls me to one side and tells me I’m a complete natural and asks me to be her assistant. She helped me to see what I couldn’t which was an affinity for essential oils and a natural talent at massage.

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Appreciation Today

For a wonderful lady

PJ Harvey

Polly Jean, has been a companion on the road of music with me since her album Dry (in the early 90’s) The woman’s vocal range and her emotional strength that come from her songs is mind blowing. Her Wiki

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Hell Yeah!

Happiness is utterly crucial here, I just know what doesn’t serve me …
Life is about living; being who you are and staying true to yourself..always

Even when it means you have to put “your hoof” down… (Taurus)

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Inspired to…

Well there isn’t words I can really describe how I feel about her, I’m sure they’ll come eventually, I’m slow to love, really love and I take my time with how I feel and deal with things.

She has been gone for over 3 years now, even though I’m fine about it most of the time, it still gets me, when I least expect it.

Stupid stuff, like watching a movie – you don’t realise the extent of how deep your feelings go until they’ve actually left the bloody planet. How annoying is that?

I’ve never been really good with parent stuff, it just made me feel uncomfortable and so I moved 350 miles away – just to make sure.

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Love and Inspiration

Patti Smith by photographer Annie Leibovitz appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1978

I have this picture (a very small postcard sized version) in a crude frame hanging in my hallway. I’ve spent countless years quizzing guests who have come to my home about who they think this is, more often than not most people don’t have a clue who it is. A few (and I mean a few… they know who they are) got it right first time.

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