That French Girl with a Ukulele: From Hawaii to New York

Before the show started there was a brief 30-seconds soundcheck then I started. I was a nerve wreck. Fortunately, one of my superpowers “being able to fake it big time” nobody seem to notice, although I was shaking throughout the entire set.

Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida Contest – A Process

Subscribe to my newsletter: Although my design was not selected, I wanted to share it and explain my creative process. A few months ago I participated in a contest to design an inaugural poster for the Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida, happening this upcoming July 24th, 2021. It was oneContinue reading “Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida Contest – A Process”

On Frank Ocean “Thinkin Bout You”

Subscribe to my newsletter: channel ORANGE released on July 10, 2012 The Strings – the Vibe – the beat. Because “longing” is probably one of the most inspiring topics one can write about. The turmoil of wondering is proportional the indifference given by the object of desire… isn’t it something we can collectively feel inContinue reading “On Frank Ocean “Thinkin Bout You””

On Van Hunt "Hello Goodbye" (The Reimagined)

For clarification, this is a « reimagined » version of Van Hunt first album. TRIM, 2019 Van Hunt is IMO one of the most underrated artists out there. Can I say I wish him all the success he desires, but also selfishly want to keep him to myself – sharing with us his artistry inContinue reading “On Van Hunt "Hello Goodbye" (The Reimagined)”

On Amy Winehouse’s “I Heard Love Is Blind”

Frank, released on October 20th, 2003. Authenticity is an interesting quality. It is admired but also feared by those who pretend to be someone other than themselves so to be liked by many. Her genuineness made Amy special – and also very vulnerable – but let’s talk about that song right here: With an extremeContinue reading “On Amy Winehouse’s “I Heard Love Is Blind””

On the Way to Oz || Original Tune Exploring Mental Health Breakdown and Recovery

This past December when I was at my cousin Virginie’s house in Biarritz I felt an immense sense of peace. Maybe it was the quietness or the clean bright uncluttered space, a cocoon if you will, or maybe a combination of all that made me feel like: this is how it should be. I haveContinue reading “On the Way to Oz || Original Tune Exploring Mental Health Breakdown and Recovery”

On D’angelo One Mo ‘Gin

From Voodoo released on January 25, 2000. Produced by D’AngeloAll vocals performed by D’AngeloVocal and musical arrangements by D’AngeloBass: Pino PalladinoAll other instruments: D’Angelo Probably one of my favorite tunes on d’Angelo second studio album, Voodoo released 20 years ago, in 2000. The intro is just a well-thought out foreplay to the song – andContinue reading “On D’angelo One Mo ‘Gin”

On Jill Scott – Crown Royal on Ice

From The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released on September 25, 2007. *Please avoid listening while driving or operating heavy machinery. That snippet is as delectable as the breuvage, and may even burn the tip of your tongue, if not listened carefully. I’m usually more of a Hendricks and Tonic kinda drinker, butContinue reading “On Jill Scott – Crown Royal on Ice”

On FriendZone by ThunderCat (2017)

From Drunk, released on February 24, 2017 Happy Post Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a great time. Unrequited love and/or attraction is a cold place to be in, literally; and it happens to the best of us. I’ve been that friend, but I have also been “friend-zoned”, ghosted and ignored. One thing I canContinue reading “On FriendZone by ThunderCat (2017)”

On Glenn Lewis – Your Song (for you)

From “World Outside My Window” released on March 19, 2002 One of my friends once, jokingly said while listening to that tune, that he believed #StevieWonder had probably shut down Glenn’s career. If you have ever heard that song, you may think this is funny (I did) even tho, it is very unlikely. Since that day, everyContinue reading “On Glenn Lewis – Your Song (for you)”