| Imagination is a gift. I imagine myself inside a painting of Monet…sitting on a balcony overlooking pastel skies and jewel seas….Writing tales and rhymes..Daydreaming and philosophizing..  Who knew that reality would even be more magical?|


@lanadelrey’s 10 minute lucid, hippy trippy video to the intoxicating trap record Freak, went from a hippy acid trip, to dreamy and lush Les Baxter’s Jewels of the sea. Only Lana. Only Lana could mix both worlds and concepts perfectly. Side Note, Freak isn’t the only thing that bares a likeness to Les Baxter’s work. Lana mentioned in the 2015 of September how the record Music To Watch Boys to reminded her of a bonus track on Jewels of the sea.

And since were on the subject of Honeymoon, i thought it would be cool to share this: HBTB Remix

The day I was born a siren spoke for the first time, she said you will send them all to us
with their heads still on.
She told me I was a language ready to be learned. A nest of folklore that has gathered itself
for the girl children.  A pirate ship: the crew, the jewels, the dead things. The sea air bloated
with its own salt

The hot laughing rum. Its tears. The walking of the plank. The anchors made
of shark teeth and mirrors.
—  Siaara Freeman, “Urban Girl & the Origin Story,” published in Milk Journal

Jewels Of The Sea by Les Baxter 1961

“Jewels of the Sea” has a dream-like essence mainly carried by a floating body of strings accompanied by winds that dart back and forth like schools of fish. Quiet rhythms turn up on some of the numbers as well as do shimmering keyboards, but all these elements blend nicely together as none of them overpower each other. Key selections are “The Ancient Galleon” which has a great waltzing cadence, “Sunken City” builds to a gentle crescendo and “Sea Numph” retains Baxter’s poppy bounce of previous releases. “Enchanted Sea” as well displays a perfect balance of wonder with just a hint of sinister mysticism.


Yeah, so. If you’ve seen then you’ll have some idea of what this is about.

For now I’m going to use tumblr. as most people do. I’ll share things that I think are probably worth seeing.

It’s interesting (and unfortunate) that many utterly forgettable films have brilliant soundtracks that have disappeared into oblivion - because the film has been forgotten. Think Alessandroni, Morricone, Ortolani, Piccioni, Orlandi, Bacalov, Dell'Orso. Or maybe that means nothing to the average reader.

On the other hand, having listened to a lot of what someone like Les Baxter has to offer (as entertaining as some of his seemingly unending oeuvre is), I seem to be preferring the artwork.

Baxter was an American composer, most popular in the 50s and 60s, who later rubbed shoulders with score giants like Henry Mancini and Lalo Schifrin.

Then again, Baxter’s Moog Rock album is (ludicrously) worth a listen.

i hope the waves
carry you over to me
the way waves wash
bottled messages into the shores,
because darling i am so
tired of finding a jewel
in the vastness of the sea
and i am so afraid of being lost,
because how am i going
to find you then, when i
can’t even find my own self?
—  excerpts from a book i’ll never write #16

Flip to page 42 in the book closest to you, what’s the first line on that page?

Anne of Green Gables

“Down at the base of the cliffs were heaps of surf-worn rocks or little sandy coves inlaid with pebbles as with ocean jewels; beyond lay the sea, shimmering and blue, and over it soared the gulls, the pinions flashing silvery in the sunlight.” ~Anne of Green Gables

Jewel of the sea 💎💖🐠 I need one of everything from the Disney shop 🌈 #Ariel #thelittlemermaid #disney #disneyshop #disnerd #mug #cute #bright #colorful #color #shopping #kitchen #home #princess #mermaid #disneyprincess #picoftheday #instadaily #fblogger #fbloggersuk #abmlifeiscolorful #disneystore

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