Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Tuxedo-Holiday Love

Tuxedo is celebrating the season with a funny video for “Holiday Love.” The original song is on the Amazon compilation Indie For The Holidays. If you want more holiday music their version of “Wonderful Christmastime” is a free download.

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Doll Maker Bush Empress Crafts Personal Spirit Dolls for Transformative Healing and Gifting

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Los Angeles – Around the world, dolls are a recognized as universal forces to contend with. For centuries they have served as creative artifacts used as toys, religious objects and in celebratory displays. This holiday season, craftswoman Bush Empress is adding to this cultural legacy and introducing a magical line of handmade collectibles known as Personal Spirit Dolls. Personal Spirit Dolls are palm-sized little beings that merge natural elements with the wonderment of imagination to promote healing, transformation and delight! In a world riddled with trauma, Bush Empress’ spirit dolls serve as therapeutic amulets that open the heart, assist with managing stress and bring harmonizing joy to the beholder. Personal Spirit Dolls are sacred entities that carry the essence of the living earth. Each doll is individually handmade by Bush Empress with all natural materials that include corn husk, tree twigs, colorful cloth materials, seeds, stones, shells, feathers and crystals. The dolls represent the natural forces of fire, water, air, earth and ether and combine the influences of Bush Empress’ Native American, ancestral African and European roots. Bush Empress prays over each doll, implanting within them divine intentions and then blesses them with essential oils made from flowers, herbs, roots and barks. Each doll comes with its own carrying pouch.

Personal Spirit Dolls are sacred entities that carry the essence of the living earth. Each doll is individually handmade by Bush Empress with all natural materials that include corn husk, tree twigs, colorful cloth materials, seeds, stones, shells, feathers and crystals. The dolls represent the natural forces of fire, water, air, earth and ether and combine the influences of Bush Empress’ Native American, ancestral African and European roots. Bush Empress prays over each doll, implanting within them divine intentions and then blesses them with essential oils made from flowers,herbs, roots and barks. Each doll comes with its own carrying pouch.

Doll Maker Bush Empress

Doll Maker Bush Empress

There are seven dolls total, each one representing a special meaning and named accordingly. The collection includes Peaceful Serenity; Blessed; Windancer; Spiritual Sweetness; Guidance; Victory and Protection. As Bush Empress explains, “Everything has the capacity to heal and the Personal Spirit Dolls are potent consecrated healers. Each doll is created to carry a specific vibration to represent a special quality or concern. The dolls are small enough to be carried in one’s purse or pouch and can grace an individual alter space in the home. They are also distinctive and poetic pieces of art and no two dolls are exactly alike.”
A native of New Orleans, raised in San Francisco and now residing in Los Angeles, Bush Empress reveals that the Personal Spirit Dolls evolved from her intuitive inspiration, personal experience, and clairvoyant moments. At the age of seven, Bush Empress remembers seeing things that no one else could. Her father told her at a young age that she was gifted with healing hands. For the past three decades, she has spiraled in her own creativity, working as a professional chef, a visual artist and craftswoman, herbalist and spiritual healer.

 

A mother of five children and a grandmother, Bush Empress hopes to instill vibrant blessings through the dolls. “Mother earth is in great need of healing and we must all do our part. My dolls carry a life force that is fueled by the earth. I created them for ‘soul’ satisfaction,’ explains Bush Empress, Bush Empress, “to aide in enhancing the quality of individual lives. Each doll calls to a particular aspect of one’s inner being. The doll’s very presence rekindles the higher consciousness and nourishes the mind, body and spirit.”

Assorted Products From Bush Empress

Assorted Products From Bush Empress

Bush Empress can custom designs dolls upon request and also offers a line of anointing oils, herbal baths, incense, sage feathers, gem elixirs, and beauty and body products. Take a look inside her mystical lair on Instagram at @Personal_Spirit_Dolls or email her at [email protected]
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Kamasi Washington-What’s In My Bag With Amoeba Music

Kamasi Washington sits down with Amoeba Music to share what’s in his bag and Fela, Terri Lyne Carrington, Alice Coltrane, Jason Moran and Ed Motta are some of his musical choices to go along with his love of Anime. See his full list here.

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Regina Belle Returns With Be Careful Out There From New Album, The Day Life Began

Regina Belle returns with her first album in 15 years, The Day Life Began on the Peak Records/Shanachie label. The veteran singer, who helped define R&B of the ’80s and ’90’s took a break from music and has returned with new songs produced by Jamie Jones and Jack Kugell of The Heavyweights. “Be Careful Out There” is from The Day Life Began and it is dedicated to her children and all children who have left home to find their way in the world. Belle purposely made a collection of songs to inspire people to greater things because as she says, “If I cannot identify with the songs, and if the music does not move my soul, make me feel better, take me up when I’m down or higher when I’m up, then I don’t want to record it, play it or sing it.” The Day Life Began comes out January 22nd.

 

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Cookin’ Soul Xmas Mix

Cookin’ Soul has put together a 30-minute mix of mostly R&B Xmas classics to enjoy for the holiday.

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