On the Table. Again: #fmsphotoaday

 

Manny Pacquimeow looks really pleased with himself.

Sleep Deprived Music Spotlight: Leilani Wolfgramm

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In my spare time, I’ve been searching for Leilani Wolfgramm. Her style is a mix of Reggae and R&B. Her music is new to me. Her video found its way into the mix while watching the Dirty Heads and Bob Marley Videos. Sometimes YouTube is brilliant.

She has an album, Live Wire, coming out on February 23. Two of the songs have been released but I can’t find very much information about the rest of the album. There was one recent interview with Leilani Wolfgramm on Earmilk.

Her website doesn’t have any information about her at all. It’s like someone bought the domain but didn’t actually customize it. It’s kind of weird. Most musicians have a main website with an abundance of information and links to videos and social media.

So if you’re curious about Leilani Wolfgramm, I’ve included some links that are real and will lead you somewhere.

P.S. I finally found the whole album! I should be a music detective. If only that were a real thing.

P.P.S. Leilani – I know you’re busy. But you deserve a website that your fans can visit. Maybe you could hire someone to fix it?

Leilani Wolfgramm on Facebook

Leilani Wolfgramm on Twitter

Leilani Wolfgramm on Spotify

Leilani Wolfgramm on Sugarshack Sessions

Leilani Wolfgramm and Loved Ones video

 

 

 

Tour Guide: #weeklyphotochallenge

 

 

 

 

I live in a small town surrounded by other small towns. There are things to do in Ohio.

  1. A reservoir close to Clyde, Ohio.
  2. A drive-in movie theater in Tiffin, Ohio
  3. A mull covered bridge near Fremont and Old Fort, Ohio. (Possibly The smallest town in the world.)
  4. Kalahari
  5. The beach at Cedar Point. Sandusky, Ohio
  6. Cedar Point. Sandusky, Ohio
  7. The library at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio
  8. McPherson monument in Clyde, Ohio. The McPherson museum in across the street.
  9. The local library
  10. A record store in Clyde, Ohio. I think they also have dart boards and dart equipment.
  11. There’s a bar downstairs.
  12. Toft’s Dairy. Sandusky, Ohio
  13. The Boy with the Boot. Sandusky, Ohio
  14. White Star Beach. Gibsonburg, Ohio. They have an area for scuba diving. I swear I’m going to go do it this summer maybe. . .
  15. There’s an abundance of farm animals.
  16. Sherwood Anderson lived around here for awhile. Clyde, Ohio

 

P.S. There’s also a roller skating rink and an ice skating rink within 20 miles of where I live. 🙂

WPC: Tour Guide

Shadowshaper: #bookreview

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Shadowshaper is an urban fantasy novel by Daniel Jose Older. Sierra Santiago has been hired to paint a mural at a Brooklyn junkyard. She enlists the help of Robbie to get the mural finished.

Sierra learns that she and Robbie are shadowshapers. They can use their power to make their paintings come to life. Sierra’s mother doesn’t want to discuss it. Her grandfather is unable to speak about it. Her brother knows very little. So it’s up to Sierra to figure out how to use her power.

Time is running out and she needs to defeat her adversary, Dr. Johnathan Wick, before he ruins shadowshaping.

This book had really vivid imagery. You can imagine the paintings coming off of the walls.  At first, I couldn’t remember what it’s called when the writer writes like people talk. (Seriously, I had to Google it. The answer is voice.) The characters in this book definitely use their voice.

There is some discussion in the book about racism; however, it’s a Latino and black conversation. Sierra is Afro-Puerto Rican. She gets a lot of crap from her aunt about her hair and skin. When Sierra starts dating Robbie, who is Haitian, she has an argument with her aunt. Sierra stood up for herself. I was really proud of her. Then I remembered that she wasn’t real.

 

So it’s fair to say that I enjoyed this book. I was so happy to see that there is a good chance of the book being made into a movie.

 

 

 

 

 

Related links:

Shadowshaper on Amazon

Daniel Jose Older’s website

Aniki Noni Rose Options Shadowshaper for Film & TVAniki Noni Rose Options Shadowshaper for Film & TV

Yo Soy Afro-Latina on HuffPo

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Caroline Rose

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Caroline Rose’s new album, Loner, will be released on February 23, 2018. So run out on Friday and get it. I know, people don’t really go to the record store to buy music like they used to back in the day.

Anyway, the album is available online in case you don’t want to leave your house.

So far, I’ve only heard “Money” and “Soul No. 5.” If those songs are any indication of what the rest of the album is like, then it will probably be a good time. Both songs are rank high on the danceability scale. I’d give it a 4 out of 5. (It’s not a real scale but you will probably dance or at least tap your toes.)

There are no guarantees in life. I like the songs but not everyone like catchy tunes. If you’re looking for something soulful with depth, then this is not the album you’re looking for.

Check out her music on the internet and see what you think.

 

Caroline Rose on Twitter

Caroline Rose on Bandcamp

Caroline Rose website