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{MUSIC MINUTE} Jennifer Warnes sings “Easy to be Hard” from HAIR #LoveWins #PrayforOrlando

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How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold
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In the wake of the tragedy that struck us early Sunday morning in Orlando, we were inspired to post this very moving {MUSIC MINUTE} in honour of those lost, hurt, and affected by this unspeakable crime.
To imagine that in 2016, we are still dealing with repression, bigotry, and hate to such a violent extreme saddens us beyond belief. It truly goes to show how important it is for us to keep being invigorated and reminded of OUR {PAST} in the {PRESENT} to help shape the {FUTURE}.
The nightmares and horrors of yesterday, are the nightmares and horrors of today, and the more we keep ignoring them, the worse our world will become.
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Many of you know that we just finished a successful sold out run of the musical HAIR at Hamilton Theatre Inc. and what truly drew us to this show was its message of friendship, freedom, peace, and love; and through being a part of this iconic show, we truly feel that it is our duty to continue spreading the groovy revolution.
Before she was crooning “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” and “Love Lifts Us Up (Where We Belong)” in the 1980s (winning Grammys and Academy Awards along the way), she starred as Sheila Franklin in the West Coast cast of HAIR.
Here is her soaring rendition of one of our favourite songs whose message is ultimately timeless and true especially after the unforgivable terror that was imposed on a vibrant and loving community.

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Until we meet again,

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Music Minute: “Penumbra” by Bobby Beausoleil and the Freedom Orchestra

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Bobby Beausoleil- Vintage- Tattooed King

Bobby Beausoleil has a bit of a bad rep. Bad rep could be an understatement, but it’s true.

It never helps to be friends with Charles Manson, or get caught up in a war against society,  but its sad to have this overshadow some of his greater achievements, like music. It goes without saying that he was a rebel to the extreme; a hardcore bad boy, his music translates a certain genius that was erased by his life’s tragedies.

Bobby Beausoleil - Do What Thou Wylt

This is a track that was recorded for the Kenneth Anger film “Lucifer Rising” (Anger is also an E.O.F. Style Idol).

Entitled “Penumbra”, and composed by Beausoleil himself, the track was not used for the film, but can be heard today along with the Freedom Orchestra to create a magical and mystic ride to other places. It’s definitely something to jam to, and knowing how the darkness delights you, I’m sure you will find this one truly intrinsic.

Bobby Beausoleil appeared also appeared in Kenneth Anger’s magic short, “Invocation of My Demon Brother”, alongside Anger himself, and the notorious Anton LaVey – the founder and High Priest of the First Church of Satan, and a staple haunt of the entertainment industry in California during this time.

Invocations of My Demon Brother- Body

Bobby Beausoleil - My Demon Brother- Vintage Memories

Bobby Beausoleil, insane in the membrane in “Invocation of My Demon Brother” (1969)

The Eyes of Bobby Beausoleil

So, what do you think of the tune? HAUNTING? ?  ?

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I don’t mean to scare you . . .

So,

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A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman from Ben Zuk on Vimeo.

Who wasn’t shocked by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman? He was a genius, in our eyes, and it came as quite a shock to hear the news – he be dead.

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Apparently news about his hoaxed death released a day before his actual death is actually a hoax. 

 

Just another reason one should think twice before befriending heroin.

It’s not gonna work out for anybody. 

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Donna Summer Tribute: Where Do Disco Goddesses Go?

Earlier today, after battling cancer, the 1970s/disco icon Donna Summer passed. There is no doubt, she is up there playing for the Big Man. This is a woman that knows “She Works Hard For the Money”.

Summers was born December 31, 1948, and after doing background vocals for legendary rockers Three Dog Night throughout the 70s where she met producers Giorgio Moroder (scores for ‘The Never Ending Story‘ and ‘Scarface‘, ‘Call Me‘ by Blondie, ‘Putting Out Fire‘ by Bowie, the list really goes on…) and Peter Bellotte. She eventually signed a record deal in Europe, releasing Lady of the Night as her first album in 1974.

Donna Summers would soon begin to represent everything that is the era. The embodiment of all things decadently glamorous, the passion of the times; her songs have the ability to take you on a wild fantasy and really tell a story. Movies play in your mind. Like a sorceress of emotion, she powered through hits such as Last Dance (for which she would win a Grammy),MacArthur Park“, and the paramount of the decade She Works Hard for the Money“. 

To find her signature sound, Donna practiced imitating Marilyn Monroe’s cooing.  She would also spend time in the dark moaning and groaning to warm up her voice before sessions. Everyone has their way. Donna definitely had hers.

“God had to create Disco, so I could be born and be successful”

Donna Summer.


There is no way to even separate the era from this icon of Disco’s heydey. When love was in the air, and the nights were long and extravagant. Lights flashing, Disco’s last dance has yet to be played thanks to hits like Ms. Summers’. So while records may burn in stadiums, and the world reminisces on the last days of Disco, it really lives on in the talent, beauty, and grace, Donna Summers leaves behind to this day.

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DONNA SUMMERS

December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012

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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,

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