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I Heart Jay Smooth

Another fabulous video by Jay Smooth


Dark Was The Night

My heart did a flippity flop when I found out about this project!!

Dark Was The Night

One song from this collaborative album will be streamed each day on MySpace.  I missed hearing the Feist/Ben Gibbard tune yesterday but Bon Iver has a fabulous track streaming today!

Produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National this 2 disc album will be released on February 17th.  The website indicates that “It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS.

With artists such as The Decemberists, Feist, Iron & Wine, Arcade Fire and so many more I will definitely mark the release date on my calendar to be sure I get this the moment it comes out!

Radiohead in Times 100

So Radiohead have been added to the Time top 100 list for 2008. This list reviews the world’s 100 most influential people… that’s according to Time magazine of course. While some of the entries are more than well deserved I certainly can’t help but think that there is a bit of a popularity contest going on here but I am certainly no authority on who should be included.

When I had a look at the categories I expected to find the band in the Artists & Entertainers category but instead Radiohead appear in the Builders & Titans category. I wonder what they think about that… hmm.

Radiohead’s entry is written by Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Mr. Bronfman happens to be the head of one of the major record labels in North America Warner Music Group.

Drum roll please…….

I’ve decided to branch out and create a new blog dedicated to my jewelry designs!

The Blue Sky Design Blog will feature my own creations and eventually will include features on other artisans from here to there and back again!  I will also be posting other items related to my jewelry on that blog including craft shows I plan to attend and contests or sales for my shop on Etsy.

I truly believe in supporting artisans locally and internationally.  These people work hard at their crafts and deserve recognition for it.  I hope I can accomplish that with my new blogging efforts.

Although I love my WordPress blog there are some policies here that limit my ability to promote my work so the new blog will be hosted on Blogger.  I will continue to post here on Ranting & Raving since it has become a great place to spread rumours and generally blather on about stuff I like.

Please continue to visit and comment here and at my new blog.  I always love to hear what you’re thinking!

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I love new things… especially jewelry…

I added two new items to my Etsy shop. I hope you like them!

Cloisonne Beauty Necklace

Cute as a Button Bracelet