It has been a busy week. I am tired. We are over half way through the year. That is all. Folks.
Last night was winter solstice here in the southern hemisphere. We celebrated at my brother’s house with a magically warm and intense fire.
A celebration of letting go of that which no longer serves you, and inviting in that which you wish to have in your life.
Without darkness, there is no light. After the solstice each day gets a little longer.
As you can probably tell from quite a few of my previous posts my husband and his music feature heavily in my world.
It’s a constant, yes. Making a living, from anything, including music, takes a lot of time and energy and tends to filter into the lives of the ones you love.
I am grateful to be able to help him out when and where I can, especially when it comes to designing and photographing for anything – from posters to CD covers.
Hayden [my hubby – whose B’day is today! Praise to the universe that this beautiful soul was born and found me!] is the front man of an eight-piece funk/afro beats band,
The Hayden Hack Infusion. But he also does his own solo thang. Sure I’m biased….. but…. he has a beautiful voice. And you can hear it even more on his solo stuff.
The picture for this week is the cover for his solo CD. It is a picture I took in district 6 in Cape Town, South Africa.
We had just parked the car and when I looked out of my window, this is what I saw –
I love moments like the one above that seem to just offer themselves up to you to photograph. To capture. Life. As it is.
The only change that has been made to this image is that it’s been flipped, horizontally, to make it work as a CD cover. It is otherwise untouched.
Anyway I can’t tell you about Hayden’s voice, you’ll need to decide for yourself. You can do that here.
The above photo is of the delightful Nai Palm from the spunky band, Hiatus Kaiyote. As busy as life gets one must take time to enjoy all the pleasures on offer. I kinda half surprised the hubby (a certain gig was not listed on the calender and caused some planning drama….so we had to chat about the surprise which made it, well, no longer a surprise but a known) and we flew to Melbourne to go and see Hiatus Kaiyote at the last of their Wednesday residencies at Howler in Brunswick. To say they were impressive is true. They are certainly a band to watch… and well listen to. Definitely.
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