{MUSIC MINUTE} “The Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr

+ Oh, wheel of fortune I'm hoping somehow If you ever smile on me Please let it be now + Billie Holliday declared Kay Starr "the only white woman who could sing the blues", and there's no doubt that while you are listening to this moody ballad of luck and love, you will know exactly…Read more {MUSIC MINUTE} “The Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr

{MUSIC MINUTE} You’ve Got the Music in You. . . Don’t You? Lana Del Rey’s Visions of the “West Coast”

    Lana Del Rey is hot. She's got the body electric, and the voice of Marilyn. And how can we not love a girl who is always bringing vintage inspired fashion and style to the forefront of today. She is an embodiment of the {PAST}, {PRESENT}, and {FUTURE} and that's why we love her.…Read more {MUSIC MINUTE} You’ve Got the Music in You. . . Don’t You? Lana Del Rey’s Visions of the “West Coast”

ELLA FITZGERALD: You Smile, I Smile . . .

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald It's the eternal diva's birthday today, and we couldn't get away from showcasing her classic elegance, perseverance, and vivacious sense of self. We think that she has…Read more ELLA FITZGERALD: You Smile, I Smile . . .

{MONDAY} MUSIC MINUTE: “Once There Was a Hushpuppy” from Beasts of the Southern Wild

When I die, the scientists of the future, they're gonna find it all. They gonna know, once there was a Hushpuppy, and she live with her daddy in the Bathtub. -Excerpt  from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" For anyone who has seen the film, starring the young, gifted, and beautiful Quvenzhané  Wallis, you must have figured…Read more {MONDAY} MUSIC MINUTE: “Once There Was a Hushpuppy” from Beasts of the Southern Wild

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {August 9, 2012}

{Dance Party in Los Angeles! Circa. 1939.} + ++ + {The Eye of Faith} Similar Stories:     

Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

Written by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Poison Ivy was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. It went to #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The duo would write a string of hits which would lead them to rise to fame in the 50s teaming up with other writers and writing hits…Read more Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

E.O.F. PhotoBlast: We Want to Ride Our Bicycle!

Well, summer's here, and it ain't going nowhere!  So hopefully you aren't stuck at home going through endless bouts of Summertime Sadness, and can get out into that bright sunlight! Even if it's just for a little while, we encourage our readers to get up from their mediocrely comfortable chairs, and get that leg over a…Read more E.O.F. PhotoBlast: We Want to Ride Our Bicycle!

E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {July 4, 2012}

{LIFE Magazine Mathmatics in the 1950s} Similar Stories:     

Music Minute: Patsy Cline – “She’s Got You” (1962)

No secret here, we love to revel in Vintage.  We had the privilege to find this rare performance by the incredible Patsy Cline of her hit "She's Got You" thanks to  crazy4patsycline.  This one goes out to anybody who may be stewing over a lost love, missing days of the past.   We sure as…Read more Music Minute: Patsy Cline – “She’s Got You” (1962)

Music Minute: Patsy Cline’s Sweet Dreams.

First recorded by country star Don Gibson in 1956, this song was met with some success on the country charts, but not until Patsy Cline recorded it early in 1963 with Owen Bradley producing did the song crossover onto the pop charts to any great extent. Unfortunately the songstress would be in a fatal plane…Read more Music Minute: Patsy Cline’s Sweet Dreams.