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Change Up

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by Madison Lake 3 Comments

Hi y’all. Just wanted to inform you that as of this week, I will be changing the weekly line-up on madisonlakepages.com. Music Monday will now be called Madison’s Monday, and although Tuesday will still be Titillating Tuesday, the format will change to better suit the name.

I’ve really enjoyed producing tunes to start off the week (thanks to friend and follower, Wilbur Gilroy, for his help and support), but I have to say, music is not my agenda. Writing is. So, on that note (haha), I have decided that Monday will now host a more personal blog, and Titillating Tuesday will be about writing, in whatever way, shape or form it presents itself.

When I say personal blog, I mean sharing on a more real level, so that we might get to know one another better – or you can get to know me. I want to discuss issues, thoughts and feelings that are relatable to everyone, and I hope my books can be more reflective of this. I sure would appreciate audience participation on these posts via comments and emails. It’s so important to keep the conversation going.   

Tuesdays, I will begin to share excerpts from a current book I’m working on. Or, I might post a poem or just talk about what I go through when working on a writing piece. Excerpts from my work will be a titillating way to entice people to buy and read my books and/or give a sneak preview into something new coming down the pike.

I don’t know if any of you remembers, but the beginning of the Madison Lake website, which was many years ago, included posted chapters once per week from the books I was currently working on, so that readers/followers could read the book like a television series and wait for the story to unfold week after week. It was a lot of fun and it might be something I would consider doing again. What are your thoughts?

Until next week…enjoy yourselves and as Lily and Olivia would say, ‘Be for goodness’. 

ML

Prince

Hello and happy Monday!

This year hasn’t been forbearing on the music lovers so far. We’ve lost David Bowie and several other musicians, and last week, we lost dear sweet Prince.

I don’t have much more to add to it. Except for one thing: turn on your speakers, and let the music fill your heart with love&  passion, let’s get sexy crazy M.F.!

Love always,
Madison

As the world mourns the loss of one of it’s most beloved pop icons, we at Madison Lake want to take a look at what Sir David Bowie did for the sexuality of fashion.  

When he burst upon the scene wearing classy Mod suits in the late sixties he was only a teenage boy with stars in his eyes.  His first re-invention was changing his name from Davy Jones (already taken by the Monkee) to David Bowie, inspired by Texan folk hero James Bowie and his infamous knife.  In London, he studied dance and theatre which led him to reimagine his image as a performer in a variety of ways.   His early gigs were a mix of music, mime and acting – mostly in TV commercials.

Bowie’s next look was publicly revealed on the cover of his 1970 album, The Man Who Sold The World.  The wavy haired showman is casually splayed across a silky chaise lounge in a perfectly tailored Asian-inspired maxi dress, proudly displaying his first foray into the gender blending androgyny of clothing.

Shortly afterwards, Bowie’s most memorable character was launched with the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  Rocking fire engine red spiky hair, bright slim-fitted jumpsuits and scarves galore, he achieved an otherworldliness that had not not been seen before.  And he was just getting started.  Next up was Aladdin Sane, or as he explained it, Ziggy goes to America, adding a rainbow lightning strike across his face, billowing sequinned harem pants, and of course more jumpsuits- designed by Kansai Yamamoto of Japan.

Swinging his style pendulum from the color-packed costumes of Ziggy, Bowie (now apparently  surviving on cocaine and soul music) created The Thin White Duke.  Although he was now classically dressed in tailored suits, suspenders and hats reminiscent of 1940s Hollywood he still exuded the same sly and curious modern sexuality that always defines Bowie style.

Trying to drop his self destructive habits in the late-1970s Bowie relocates to Berlin and pairs down, dropping the drugs, sequins and jumpsuits in favour of a relaxed yet modern look of *gasp* jeans and button down shirts!

Though his last 35 years did not create as many memorable characters as did his first 15, he certainly didn’t slow down his reinvention.  From The Goblin King in Labyrinth to The Pierrot in his Ashes to Ashes video Bowie constantly presents quotients of his past present and future selves to his audiences.     

1976: David Bowie poses for an RCA publicity shot in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

1976: David Bowie poses for an RCA publicity shot in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dear all,

Another Monday has arrived and I believe I’m not far off to say that this is probably one of the saddest Mondays for music lovers… Last night the news about David Bowie’s passing, after battling cancer for 18 months, has wrapped the listeners around the world in sorrow.  A true icon and legend, who will always live with us through his music, Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form.

Rolling Stone magazine described him and his work “As was the case with Miles Davis in jazz, Bowie has come not just to represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary can be rolled into one.”

Ashes to ashes, dust to stardust. Your brilliance inspired us all. Farewell, Starman.

ML

david-bowie

Hello again,

it is Monday again, and here is my another Music Monday. From my previous Music Monday posts you might have noticed, that I have music lists for writing and for reading, but I also have music lists for the soul and for listening, especially when I’ve had a great writing day and it’s time to kick back and relax, enjoy a good glass of wine, listen to some great music, and enjoy the evening.

Well, today is one of such days. The day was productive and good; if you ask me what was so special about it, I couldn’t probably even say what was so special, it was just a great day (and it’s Monday!), so I’m saying cheers with a delicious glass of red wine and David Bowie on the speakers.

Have a lovely evening!
ML

Listen to David Bowie, Absolute Beginners here: