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{Music Minute} Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan”


In the spirit of the dunes we thought this timeless classic could definitely coincide. . .

This is an ode to Black Sabbath, the mystical heavy blues rockers from Birmingham who knew just the way to make their music crawl.

With the use of the occult and horror-inspired lyrics, and one-of-a-kind 1970s rock ‘n’ roll bohemian swag, we are definitely feeling a brotherhood with this unique quartet!

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So let your spirit float to this one, kids. It is sure to take you somewhere…

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Pictures loaded by Graham Young, Birmingham Mail. The first ever picture taken of Black Sabbath taken in 1968 of Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, on a bank of grass close to Portland Road, Edgbaston. One hundred prints have been made at £495 each. Jim Simpson says: "If any one band can claim to be the originators of Heavy Metal, then that band is Black Sabbath. Strangely, Heavy Metal was not a term used in those days, though Sabbath certainly prided themselves on being heavier than any of their so-called rivals. In fact, their early publicity claimed, “Black Sabbath, the Heaviest Band Around. Makes Led Zeppelin sound like a kindergarten house band.” Quite how the Sabs changed from being a perfectly good blues band into the musical phenomenon that we all know and love is shrouded in mystery. It all started with Geezer Butler who contributed the band’s name as well as many of the songs. Their music developed naturally from then and it’s hard to indentify exactly what directly preceded it. Hendrix, yes, to a limited extent, but that only partly explains it. Whatever, Black Sabbath are THE Birmingham Rock Band. Ask yourself this. Who is the world’s most famous Brummie? Without doubt, it’s Ozzy. Also loaded: Jim Simpson at the private launch of Jim Simpson - A Photography Retrospective, an exhibition at Havill & Travis showcasing Jim's extraordinary collection of photographs from of pop, rock and blues stars from the 1960s. Jim was the first manager of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. He has run Big Bear Records in Edgbaston for 46 years (to 2014) and founded the 30-year-old Birmingham International Jazz Festival in 1984. Havill & Travis at 14 Lonsdale Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9RA. Tel 0121 427 5763. www.havillandtravis.com The gallery is a partnership between fiends Dave Travis (left), ex rock photographer turned concert promoter and Mission Print founder Gerv Harvill. Pictures loaded by Graham Young, Birmingham Mail.
Pictures loaded by Graham Young, Birmingham Mail. The first ever picture taken of Black Sabbath taken in 1968 of Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, on a bank of grass close to Portland Road, Edgbaston. One hundred prints have been made at £495 each. Jim Simpson says: “If any one band can claim to be the originators of Heavy Metal, then that band is Black Sabbath. Strangely, Heavy Metal was not a term used in those days, though Sabbath certainly prided themselves on being heavier than any of their so-called rivals. In fact, their early publicity claimed, “Black Sabbath, the Heaviest Band Around. Makes Led Zeppelin sound like a kindergarten house band.” Quite how the Sabs changed from being a perfectly good blues band into the musical phenomenon that we all know and love is shrouded in mystery. It all started with Geezer Butler who contributed the band’s name as well as many of the songs. Their music developed naturally from then and it’s hard to indentify exactly what directly preceded it. Hendrix, yes, to a limited extent, but that only partly explains it. Whatever, Black Sabbath are THE Birmingham Rock Band. Ask yourself this. Who is the world’s most famous Brummie? Without doubt, it’s Ozzy. Also loaded: Jim Simpson at the private launch of Jim Simpson – A Photography Retrospective, an exhibition at Havill & Travis showcasing Jim’s extraordinary collection of photographs from of pop, rock and blues stars from the 1960s. Jim was the first manager of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. He has run Big Bear Records in Edgbaston for 46 years (to 2014) and founded the 30-year-old Birmingham International Jazz Festival in 1984. Havill & Travis at 14 Lonsdale Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9RA. Tel 0121 427 5763. http://www.havillandtravis.com The gallery is a partnership between fiends Dave Travis (left), ex rock photographer turned concert promoter and Mission Print founder Gerv Harvill. Pictures loaded by Graham Young, Birmingham Mail.

{STYLE WISE} Wild for Kicks! ‘Beat Girl’Est Tres Chic!

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From the cusp of 1960’s culture came a film documenting wild teen tomfoolery and squaller.  Daughter of local divorced architect father, was born Jenny; an impressionably sexy young woman who falls into the towns scene of beatnik culture and electric youth.

When Jenny’s divorced father Paul marries a Parisian woman named Nichole, Jenny’s distaste for the new woman in her life is immediate.  Her now ‘mother’ is not much older than vibrant Jenny which infuriates the teased haired beauty.  In a tit for tat attempt to expose Nichole’s seedy past, Jenny begins a journey into the dark side that is deeper than she could ever have planned for.  Discovering Nichole’s root’s in the unsavoury night scene abound with strippers and rock’n roll, Jenny is determined to undermine and manipulate Nichole to get whatever the fuck she wants.  Bad girl antics ensue while attracting the attention of Kenny, owner of the dance hall.

Full of cheese-ball rebels and hot girls this flick from 1960 delivers action and vulgarity.  We surely recommend this one if you are in the mood for a badass black and white.  We know we can never get enough of greaser culture and faster kill pussycats, this flick may just get you to buy a leather jacket and bleach your hair platinum blonde… but we suggest avoiding games of ‘chicken’ despite the peer pressure.

Until next time,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: “Little Ghost” – The White Stripes – {Get Behind Me Satan}


God, we miss The White Stripes!

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+Makes you feel like a  {REAL LIFE} Teddy Boy, if you ask me!+

Enjoy!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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{STYLE WISE} – London Town as “Shot by Shooter”

If I’ve come to know you, the way I know I know you, you’re the kind of person that appreciates stomping off the beaten path, and can jump in the air for something different, interesting, genuine, and new! That’s why we’ve taken a short cut to the streets of London with the fantastic eye of Monsieur Shooter over at Shot By Shooter, an amazing street style blog from ye’ ole London Town.

London has always been the mecca in my mind for wicked style, and really cool, unique, vintage finds, so it’s no surprise to see the abundance of style aficionados on the many pages of this most special site. If you’re ever waning from your everyday, just glancing through the many faces, all with such different and contrasting styles, really can transport oneself to your own personal styling dreams and aspirations.

Blending fashion portraiture and street theatre, Shooter aims for candid and impromptu moments with his victims.  Most importantly, Shot by Shooter illustrates that true style really is removed from the world of trends and followings. Why would anyone want something you could run into a dozen people on the streets in? It’s not about what you wear, but who you are that really pulls a look together, and anything that allows for your individuality to shine is going to get you there.

{How about that for some Sacred Knowledge! Shine on, you crazy diamonds!}

Here at The Eye of Faith, we are always pushing for style as a means of self expression and creativity, so naturally we just had to pass this one on to all of our faithful and friendly followers out there. We know you’re thirsty, so get a little inspiration, and check out Shot by Shooter today!

{the Eye}

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Vidal Sassoon, Dead at 84.

Known for revolutionizing the fashion and hair industry with his styling wizardry, British hair stylist and business magnate Vidal Sassoon was found dead today at his home in Bel Air of natural causes.

Credited with the creation of the simple geometric  wedge haircut for stars such as Mary Quant. With a “wash and wear” philosophy, Sassoon would “revolutionize the way of hair styling” and become an emblem for “freedom and good health” for women everywhere. Not to mention  his extreme business savvy that would eventually led him to opening the world’s first series of chain salons around the globe.

Pop culture enthusiasts will remember Mia Farrow’s iconic Sassoon-do for the Roman Polanski film “Rosemary’s Baby” in 1968. Going under the blade, Farrow’s long locks would be cut to the pixie cut that would epitomize the style of the times, strange beauty, and forcing us to reevaluate the way we accept beauty as a whole.  In a time when women were restricted to insane beauty measures, Sassoon eliminated the “superfluous”, and allowed for the pure liberation of beauty.

Somehow it seemed Sassoon was always able to bring out the best in all those he touched. Worth an estimated $150 million, there is no doubting the incredible legacy this creative entrepreneur was able to leave behind; that of a mogul and a visionary. In 2011, a documentary was released entitled “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” which features a great summary of the legend and the legacy. Click her to watch the trailer.

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R.I.P. Vidal Sassoon {[17 January 1928 – 9 May 2012]}

Sincerely,

{[THE EYE]}

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“All My Rage” – Laura Marling, 2012

Laura Marling is a British artist we particularly love, and couldn’t have been more happy to enjoy her newest video directed by FRED & NICK. Visit her site, and support this awesome young talent or you’ll have to deal with all OUR rage!

Check out those awesome antique toys, and the way they come to life (reminds me of certain reoccuring nightmares as a child. TMI?)!

We just had to post. You ghost, girl! I mean…go, girl!

Sincerely,

-The Eye x

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