The story about the jazz piece “Blue in Green” off the epic album “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis is a convoluted, drama-ridden one. In the story, Miles Davis repeatedly comes off as being a first-class jerk (which is no surprise as he came off as one in general). Nevertheless it is an iconic jazz ballad that thrills people when they hear it. It’s all that jazz needs to be—progressive, melodic, lush, cool, deep but approachable, melancholy. John Coltrane is his best soulful self. Bill Evans’ composition and playing is ground breaking. Paul Chambers lays down the cool. And Miles Davis is all the best he can be, which is pretty damn wonderful. (Far better than I have written about jazz so don’t expect me to be articulate here.)
The composition of “Blue in Green” as with the other music on the album came from Miles Davis sketching out notes on a napkin (literally) and getting in a studio with the players and going at it, each bringing his best to it and each playing to the new idea of modal jazz. SL can be the same kind of locus where people get together and riff on the medium, coming up with some brilliant and soul-touching work.
This outfit is a composition of sexy elegance. First we have the work of Nyte Caligari with its great system pieces (all crisp and clean and imaginative—so many tops in SL are the same old thing) and sexy silhouette. Look closer and you see the belt around the hips fits perfectly, the prim on the bottom of the sweater makes it a long sweater but not that frumpy long sweater I see too much of, the crossed pieces of fabric in back are rendered perfectly on the system piece. This is very skilled work that comes off as effortless.
I insisted on wearing a Gala Phoenix skin with this outfit. I think it’s because I have never felt that Gala’s skins could ever quite make it to a sophisticated look but her latest line has proven me wrong, and I wanted to show that. Her skins have generally come off as adolescent and dewy and baby-faced to me. I saw their artistic merit but could not totally feel the love. That was until she came out with her Yum set recently, and she took out much of gimmicky stuff that put me off in the past—the anxiety eyebrows, the freckles, the pores, the dewy overdone lips. This new line can be worn with pride by grown women with its smoother skin, sophisticated lip colors and understated eyes. I did pop a monica Outlander makeup on the tattoo layer on to play up the eyes a little more. Gosh, I love that tattoo layer.
still, there is something here, that, perhaps, needs explaining
beyond the hopelessness of miles, the light at the end of a midnight tunnel
~ “Poem Reaching For Something” by Quincy Troupe (biographer for Miles Davis)
(And no, he doesn’t mean Miles Davis in this poem when he talks about “miles.” He means distance.)
Hair: AD – harper brunette by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog*
Skin: :GP: Sundust [Light] Yum-Pure BR by Gala Phoenix for Curio
Makeup: Miamai_LesMakeups_Smokey 03 by monica Outlander for Miamai *
Outfit: Nyte’N’Day Clothing – Bridle Blue by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day
Scarf: MIEL LIA SCARF – flor (chest) by Mika Nieuport for Miel
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Blue by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya Gold
P.S. I am doing a sort of drop shadow thing here lately, not very skillfully, but it’s something. How’s it working?