Happy #RecordStoreDay2014! Check out my limited edition lathe cut here! Get yours now, only 50 made! It’s been compared to Scott Walker in music blog reviews which I take as a huge compliment! The music was created for a Lynchian independent film made in the UK. http://christineleakey.bandcamp.com/album/my-heart-has-been-broken-by-one-unfit-to-name-2
Here are some reviews for it… http://www.christineleakeymusic.com/reviews—interviews.html
And here are some videos for it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPPHrRHWc88https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bwmpugy1xc

Happy #RecordStoreDay2014! Check out my limited edition lathe cut here! Get yours now, only 50 made!

It’s been compared to Scott Walker in music blog reviews which I take as a huge compliment! The music was created for a Lynchian independent film made in the UK. 

http://christineleakey.bandcamp.com/album/my-heart-has-been-broken-by-one-unfit-to-name-2

Here are some reviews for it… http://www.christineleakeymusic.com/reviews—interviews.html

And here are some videos for it… 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPPHrRHWc88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bwmpugy1xc

mhisadj:

The Derevolutions - Now You Know My Name

YES. Loving this!

Get it @ SC.

When I was a little girl, this cartoon was a personal favourite. My grandmaman was a milliner which if you’re not familiar is a hat designer. She was a lead designer for a hat factory in Montreal during the 20s and 30s and also opened her own hat shop. She pursued her career prior to finding love and marriage. She began married life later and while she was only 4’10”, she was a strong force like her mother. Oh and she loved to sing operatically. 

When I was a little girl I would go into her bedroom where there stood an electric felt hat form always with a hat. 

Here is a photo of my grandmaman: 

My Grandmaman, the milliner.

My mother used to sing songs to me every day during my entire time growing up. She just sang all the time and still does from time to time. This was a song she sang to be prior to seeing the cartoon and so when I did see it, I already knew I’d love it. I loved the story and sentiment. As much as it seems fitting for Valentine’s, it reminds me of Easter time… So with that said, Happy Easter!

Check out my friend Fernando Perdomo’s latest music video launched today, on time for Record Store Day! The song is quite endearing. Several women participated in sharing their record collections and passions including myself (with my victrola and chihuahua) :) Also, Christian Hamilton of CIUT’s Dementia 13 was visiting California when I connected her to Fernando and so that’s her holding up the Savage Rose album.

Fernando co-produced a beautiful album to check out, speaking of records… Linda Perhacs, The Soul of All Natural Things. Check it out: http://www.lindaperhacs.com

Enjoy! :)

Slip into a trinket dream while the birds play in the clouds amongst the stars who shine as spring blooms for you.

<3 Christine

Miss Betty Grable by Christine Leakey
video by Dan Zen

When I wrote this song, I was not aware of any scandals tied to Betty Grable. I was auto writing the lyrics. This is how I’ve written poetry over the years and some of my music. Sometimes I’ve gone to look up words in the dictionary that I’d write which i didn’t know the meaning to and the word would perfectly fit into the message of the poem. I am not saying this song I wrote connects in any way to the real Betty Grable but I just find it fascinating that there was any scandal surrounding her since the song has scandal in the lyrics. After I wrote the song, it sparked my curiosity to google whether she had any scandal tied to her and that is how I learned that there was tragedy in her life. 

I played all the instruments on this track, sang all the vocals, produced and engineered the music at my friend Danny Z’s studio (not Dan Zen) who set up the mic’s and drums for me. For many, this tune has become a favourite on my album, Tapping Trees in a Trinket Box of Treasure. You can purchase the album here: http://christineleakey.bandcamp.com 




Here is one of the many pages during my self propelled studies at the Japan Foundation in Toronto during the 90s when I was trying to teach myself Mandarin using their CD Roms in their library. I was working toward getting a youth grant to study with a calligraphy guru in Japan and I wanted to at least learn the basics. Then I met my great friend Jef who I posted about below and decided to stick around Toronto and make puppets with him instead!  We created an entire story line for a marvellous puppet show. I made some sunshine puppets and he made some fabulous creature and people puppets. I created concepts for other puppets but the show never happened. Well it hasn&#8217;t happened yet. We&#8217;d get distracted by making music and watching movies like Blade Runner, the Dark Crystal and Labyrinth&#8230;
Here is one of the many pages during my self propelled studies at the Japan Foundation in Toronto during the 90s when I was trying to teach myself Mandarin using their CD Roms in their library. I was working toward getting a youth grant to study with a calligraphy guru in Japan and I wanted to at least learn the basics. Then I met my great friend Jef who I posted about below and decided to stick around Toronto and make puppets with him instead!  We created an entire story line for a marvellous puppet show. I made some sunshine puppets and he made some fabulous creature and people puppets. I created concepts for other puppets but the show never happened. Well it hasn’t happened yet. We’d get distracted by making music and watching movies like Blade Runner, the Dark Crystal and Labyrinth…
hollyhocksandtulips:

Harold McCauley

hollyhocksandtulips:

Harold McCauley

maudelynn:

Miriam Cooper

maudelynn:

Miriam Cooper

I loved this when it came out… 

fuckyeah60sfashion:

Julie Newmar as Catwoman, 1966.

fuckyeah60sfashion:

Julie Newmar as Catwoman, 1966.

In celebration of Halloween I’ve released a new single My Heart Has Been Broken By One Unfit To Name, from a soon to be released 7-inch.

See the horror/Lynchian like video here with scenes from UK film, Where the Dogs Divide Her. I was asked to create the song based on a poem they wrote for a specific scene.

When I was a teen, I would creep down the stairs once my family was asleep, and under dim light I would quietly play improvisational spooky mood music on my mom’s synthesizer. I was most drawn to making up somber creepy toned sounds and circus ditties on keyboards. It’s just always been this way since my Great Grandma Jones gave me her 1940s Italian chord organ. 

Pre-order/stream can be found at Bandcamp. Each fancy 7” will come with a sleeve designed by myself.

I’m also working on my second LP, which forecasts to be released sometime in the second half of 2014.

Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter, Geraldine (via dirtyfairie)

(via thecinnamongirl)

venusmilk:

Fairy Beauty scattering StarsIllustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
maudelynn:

Rosa Rudami by Madeville Studios 
 

maudelynn:

Rosa Rudami by Madeville Studios