Friday, February 15, 2008

Farewell Kabarista

I feel most blessed to live in the independent music capital of Portland, Oregon. Last night I enjoyed the lively Victorian-era French cabaret circus stylings of Vagabond Opera at the old Wonder Ballroom.

The fair red-headed chanteuse's rendition of Edith Piaf's swooning melody, Milord, the hulahooping fire-eating chorus girl and a general atmosphere of hedonistic bohemian revelry made for a most memorable Valentine's Day.

Pictured is my bohemian muse. If I close my eyes I can see her dancing to the music.

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handmade julz said...

this might be my new favorite! my 2 favorite colors and i love the stripes in the back. is this the latest?

femputer said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day! ...Or any day really! :)

LeaKarts said...

Sounds like you had a great night! It inspires me to get out and sample more of Portland's unique events that I so often forget exist.

Ivan Chan Studio said...

Thanks for leaving the comment on my Indieview, I appreciate it!

It's a pleasure browsing the beautiful art on your blog. I'm off to your web site next. :)

Take care,


Nicole Solo said...

hey fellow portlander! I am such a shut-in I never go to anything fun like that, though I really would love to

robin said...

Ah my darling, your words touch us Vagabonds...
Thank you for joining us on our Bohemian 1920's love cruise down the channels of Vienna...twas a fab evening for sure!

And the title of your latest piece ...same as the song I wrote, which premiered that night ? (fyi, it's spelled in German, with a 'K' if you care).

Do you make this art?
I love it.

Can you send me and email:
I vant to talk to you more about zee art...

Robin Jackson with Vagabond Opera

tangobaby said...

Oh, I would have loved to have gone to an event like that. I will file this away in my to-do's. Maybe next Valentine's day!

I am glad you had such a fun time!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

this is just so lovely. I am in awe that you actually *make* these.

PS I am still trying to figure out a swap. Hmmmm...frvxpnkj

Erik said...

I am really enjoying, your blog...the writing and the art. We spent a couple of months in Portland traveling with Cirque and loved it! Too bad we didn't meet you when we were there...I have a feeling we would all get along just fine.

Keep up the creations!