Friday, June 30, 2017

Right place Right attitude

"Leadership, in my mind, is involvement and I've always prided myself on being involved. I jump right into the thick of everything, always throw out suggestions and goof around with everybody to keep the energy level high.

When I started playing all o
f this was so new. We didn't really have any peers to look towards. When I first started going in the studio within six months I was one of the A-list guys.
As things evolved I'd be in there with a Larry Knechtel or a Hal Blaine, Thomas Tedesco. A lot of the old "wrecking crew" guys.

I looked up to them because they had been doing it for so long and we're so successful at it. All those guys had that same energy and I just kind of jumped right into it.

I wasn't really emulating anybody it's just that the atmosphere was so comfortable. I wasn't sitting there like a neophyte scrutinizing everybody.

When I was working with Clarence (White) when he got killed. We were in the studio for about a week and we came in one day and they said, Clarence had been killed by a drunk driver." He was changing a tire on his car and a guy ran into him. He was such a beautiful person and player. That's happened to me several times. It happened to me when I was working with Percy Faith doing one of his "Orchestra" albums. Percy died in the middle of the project.

Whether I was playing with Gene Clark or Crosby I was already such a "Byrds" fan that anytime you got to play with one of those guys you sat back and were like, "I used to go see that cat at The "Hulabaloo." I still am an Uber fan because I have such respect for those players. That's one of the oddest parts of my whole career. In my heart of hearts and in my mind I'm just this dorky guy from the San Fernando Valley and than I'll wind up at a gathering and Clapton's there and he comes up and says "Hey Lee, How Ya Doing?"

By Leland Sklar

from archives of Jake D. Steinberg 

What a Warrior Should Know About Himself

White bra worn without panties equates itself with powerful emotions difficult to restrain, but restrained they must be if 'she' is outside the vows of marriage or the code of the warrior. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 8.22.16

Thursday, June 29, 2017

play with JOY

"She brings joy alive as light is joy enlivening the body it emanates from..." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [June 29, 2017]

photographer Roland Dawson's photo shoot of Malikah Solomon in June 2017.

photographer Roland Dawson's photoshoot with Malikah Solomon in June of 2017.

Malikah Solomon by Roland Dawson in open space.

Malikah Solomon by Roland Dawson rejoicing in her life!

"When you have finally made it thru the storm, unraveled, and standing stronger then you did when you entered it. You scream thank you Jesus." - Roland Dawson, photographer [June 09, 2017]

Art of Perception

black woman, white woman link

"BARE IT ALL: SKIN" - Project Shoot Date - July 23, 2017

Beauty is diverse and more than skin deep.

Do you feel the color of skin has made you stand out?

Do you have a story to tell?

We are looking for women with all skin types, all colors and all nationalities. Women with pale skin to dark skin. Women with freckles for days, Vitiligo, Albinism

If your ready for your true colors to shine through and aren't afraid to let them show... Let us know...

For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography is searching for women to "Bare It All"

perception of a white woman by For Your Eyes Boudoir. 2017.

If you are interested in being considered to be part of this empowering experience and "BARE IT ALL: SKIN" project, please answer this short questionnaire -

**Photo shared as an example of the type of poses/images that might inspire the project. Not the work of For Your Eyes Boudoir Photography.

Gaps in the Thoughts

simplicity of a black on white ensemble.

There is a gap between youth and old age that isn't a distance but a journey. There is an illusion old people like to fall into: youth can be extended. There are fears inherent to youth of old age and dying, and amongst the old is the dread of dead for lives under lived. For those schooled in their spirit to be wise elders death is a release they prepare others to feel as a good legacy. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories April 28, 2017

90 year old woman. Sho' nuff fine!

Unaware thinking they are hip.

Nothing stylish, hip or reminiscent of the splendor of the resilience of African women in the mindless habit of staring at their phone. It speaks not of strength. The perception of awareness is not present in the unawareness of being absorbed by narrow focus. This era is a gift for predators, and killers and other nefarious people left out of the deluge of prosperity, and separated from the illusion of self-importance.

There is no power in the posture of being unaware.
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 4/28/17

Eartha Kitt by Gordon Parks

Eartha Kitt a long time ago purred, "It's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."

Yeah, she said that but she was a mysterious woman who kept her past and her origin story behind a mist of sorts. She exuded an intangible that made relationships with her a dream that may never come. Eartha Kitt, and Angie Dickinson and similar complexes. Men wanted them, but could not fathom the configurations the women presented to them. That mystery kept them desirable into their old age. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

Studied Stillness.

Xanny naked in white sheets 2

white cloth wrapped around Isabeli Fontana's body by Vincent Peters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Light Bright, but she Black!

Kathy Drayton. An outrageous explosion of color and sexual energies!! 

Light Skinned Women get to be preferred over dark skinned women and they get to be rejected being damn near white. It isn't a privilege, it is a mockery of the cultures they come from and is a disclaimer of the importance of the African woman. Deeply invested in the contradictions of a slave culture Americans can only play with the notion of changing. Maturing is not much of many sales campaigns that feed public opinion, so any probing serious minds make into this dichotomy is greeted by a huge resistance from regular folks, who apparently need to argue about things, and be upset about the condition, this state of mind! - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [June 28, 2017]

Tyler Abron, a breeze above the sea. 

Beyond words.

Some women leave no words to say.

Sophia Loren's pretty legs !!!!

Sophia Loren showing her legs.
They are, and were outstanding and memorable!!

Sophia Loren in a mirror. Aloofness, a woman's mystique, and her legacy are for women to probe, and men to respect. There is more, but people stuck on mere looks miss out on what evolves from knowing what this subject is. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 6.26.17

h=High Taste a=Art of the Feminine !

exquisite sculpture at Quent Cordair Fine Art. "Beautiful Dreamer" by Tamara Bonet at
Call the gallery at 707-255-2242.

La Toya Seduction by Roland Dawson, in camo.

"The military's effect on women in fashion masks what a mother feels about war, and their sons in that man's army! Interesting the blast of illusion, seduction and somber thoughts in one image!" - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories (June 20, 2017) 

Cindy Crawford, an exquisite beauty, whose survival as an image, and an ideal made her an awareness of something simple in life we all love: gratitude. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 6.20.17

Carrie LaChance by ArchEnemys Studios as Harley Quinn, graphic editing by Steve Designs Things 2016 

"Playfully and intelligently done down to the small details. Hats off to the photographer from Arch Enemy Studios, and the graphic editing done by Steve Designs Things!" - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 6/21/17

Takers or Givers ?

Attempting to take a woman's pussy is different from accepting the invitation to make love to her. It is the difference between a whore and a lady, a whore and a man. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 1.15.16

Takers or Givers ?

Attempting to take a woman's pussy is different from accepting the invitation to make love to her. It is the difference between a whore and a lady, a whore and a man. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 1.15.16

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

the Eyes: what many men dare not look within.

Asian woman's penetrating looking into the camera is as strong as a piercing look into the soul of man.
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 8.22.16

a daring look on life.

Monday, June 26, 2017

We Cannot Be SEEN.

Chef Loretta Barrett Oden, Citizen Band Potawatomi

Chickasaw storyteller and actress Te Ata (Mary Frances Fisher) 1895-1995 created one woman shows about NDN dance, music & storytelling. Travelled widely performing hers & other NDN traditions for worldwide audiences.

Nez Perçé Chief Joseph said:

"We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets, that hereafter he will give ...every man a spirit home according to his deserts; If he has been a good man, he will have a good home; if he has been a bad man, he will have a bad home. This I believe, and all my people believe the same.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who had no right to talk.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law.Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty."
You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be contented to be penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases.
We are taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and hears everything, and that he never forgets: that hereafter he will give every man a spirit-home" 

Those words fell on deaf years, closed ears today. More than a hundred years later being Indian is just a novelty in popular culture, and Indians are invisible, identified by Hollywood standards, if any recognition comes our way. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories June 26, 2017  

Chief Joseph (on right) and his nephew - Nez Perçé - 1897


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” –Dalai Lama

"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on." -Tupac Shakur

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." -Oscar Wilde  

A Colored woman, by definition determined by blood quantum or culture? Is she a Native woman forced out of her people's lodges to be made white and wound up a Colored woman at the turn of the last century? Two profound questiona better appreciated and felt at the turn of the last century. A hundred years later the questions about identity center differently as evidenced by the calibre of woman in our faces daily. You answer the question definitely by the way you perceive self, whites, Colored folks, and understand this country! - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories June 26, 2017

FEAR within white folks!

Runa Lucienne simply lovely in a simple summer dress. 2016.

Muaaz Qureshi, whom I assume is Muslim said in response to the bikini clad body of former Playboy bunny, Runa Luisemme: “Woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty ALLAH (God) to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. ALLAH (God) created woman as symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to her partner and her family.”

The insight, the words are so close to the Bible! Are Islam and Christianity the same, or linked? If so, why do Americans not know this and behave as if there is no history between the U.S. and the radical extremists in the Middle East? Is there a base fear Europeans, and white Americans share they don't respond to truthfully, or are they ignorant of pasts, or beyond their past in their imaginations? - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [6/25/17] 

Be One.

Lady in quiet.

A lady is invaluable to the tutor of girl's spirits.

A Lady in white dress, silk stockings wearing white pearl necklace in opulence.

elegant woman in white top.

Diane Sawyer, journalist.

Two Things to Ponder

Half Nakid

"Perfect beauty is something perfectly conveyed, or perceived beyond the measurements of most expectations." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories Nov. 16, 2016 

Ownership is a concept of possession. Knowing one's being is not possession, it is a sacred place you cannot possess, but own. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 11.28.16

Something else, simplicity.

Kim Kardashian arriving at the Ganesvoort Hotel in NYC. in quite splendor June 26, 2014.

Judy Dent dress, Berlin 1962
Poise as poetry.

See beyond the obvious and look . . .

alternative model Rachelle Razor for Lucky Devil Pin Ups. (June 2016)

"absolute beauty in the water stands in the teachings of reciprocation."
Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

Moving Within...

Nadia Aboulhosn moving from New York city June 26, 2015.

"It's been a real 4 years NY and you've helped me reach great success but I'm a southern bred and I need to be re-inspired. I'm not sure what journey I'm on. I do know I need to be around fam and make memories with the people who matter most. I read a quote last month from Steve Jobs that said -- “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

I'm not fully happy here, maybe I won't be fully happy somewhere else but I do know this isn't for me anymore. I'm always trying to find new things out about myself and constantly grow. I'm ready to relearn and experience whatever next chapter this is of my life." - Nadia Aboulhosn, model  

La Force

Lanita Lola Lewis in prayer

Top of The Hill

If you don't see it
it does not mean
it's not there

maybe it's
out of the box

around the corner
out there
beyond what is

open your eyes
mind  heart  soul
let wisdom flow

to be

you must come
to the top
of the hill

the view
is different

So - please
don't shackle me
 and tell me

free ...

Jayé Wood, author
'Strength of a Woman'

Pocking into misunderstanding is not knowing.

Shizuka Nakamura, a Japanese woman.  

Japanese woman conservatively dresses for reasons I am not privy to because the gap between cultures hold many secrets Japanese women, and Native men cannot traverse easily. Understanding, at best, comes after trouble thinking clearly.
- Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 9/14/16

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Oceans Apart, Shared Ancestors.

Gigi Dowell, DC based healer amongst women ...

Ghanaian-American woman, Ohemaa Nana‎ is a fashion model.

Playboy bunny, Runa Lucienne works now as a model, actress, and was on the 5th season of Project Runway as a contestant.  Photo taken June 23, 2017.

High supreme