David Byrne of Talking Heads is a hell of a performer. He’s mesmerizing in this innovative and bizarre video for the song “Once in a Lifetime.”
Sung in a stream of consciousness lyrical style inspired by early rap, it’s a favorite of mine from the album, Remain in Light. The song is an adventurous foray into African mythologies and rhythms.
Of particular interest to me was that Byrne was suffering writer’s block prior to this album. He looked to African music to break his writer’s block, realizing that when African musicians forget words, they often improvise and make new ones up. (I should try that for my next book. 😉 )
He also viewed footage of various tribal, religious rituals and incorporated some of their movements, in keeping with the “unconscious religious lyrics.”
That explains a lot when you listen to the words and watch his performance.
Enjoy the song. If this past week is any indication, spring is hopefully around the corner!
The Dare to Wear Love Gala and fashion show took place at the Ritz Carlton Friday, Mar. 28th, and what a night it was!
Many thanks to Susan Dicks for her creation of my beautiful dress.
Deepest thanks to Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell of HOAX Couture, creators of Dare to Wear Love.
Here are 25 pictures from the evening’s show, but there are hundreds more! Find them on all the Dare to Wear Love sites.
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Hair and Make-up
Brian Phillips of World Salon
Print design by Public Good
DTWL Founders Jim and Chris
DTWL Challenge winners – with Ilse Kloosterman, Janet Solberg, and Danielle Brown
Jim, designer Shelli Oh, Chris
Rex Eng and Josée Jodoin of Public Good
John Beadle of JB Graphics
Diane Hall of 2life
Kishwar Iqbal of Gary Goddard Agency
Gerry Brown of 2life
Indira Guha of Legal Indie
The evening was beautiful, fun, filled with love, and most importantly, celebrated the talents and commitment to social justice of Canada’s fashion design community and artists.
By raising funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, we were all able to USE THE POWER OF FASHION FOR GOOD!
I had the pleasure of walking the catwalk to the song, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Hope you enjoy!
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Last month, I participated in the Dare to Wear Challenge to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. With your help, I raised over $1000! In total, the participants collected over $19,000 toward turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The Dare to Wear Love event culminates in a gala evening with dinner and a fashion show March 28th. This year, I was chosen to walk the runway, along with three of my fellow Dare to Wear Challengers!
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We will each be wearing original designs by the incredible Susan Dicks. She, along with other amazing Canadian designers are donating their talents for the show.
Six yards of this African cloth will be used to create my outfit
Tickets are still available for March 28th evening. If you’d like to see an amazing video from last year’s show, hit the poster below and enjoy!
My sincerest gratitude again for helping me spread the word for this wonderful cause.
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Learn more about:
Dare to Wear Love and The Stephen Lewis Foundation
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