Today is the debut of a weekly post for my blog - Inspiration Monday. It will feature whatever is getting my juices flowing, or makes me dance or feel like myself. It could be music, a book I am reading or maybe a pair of boots that make me feel like I can kick some ass. I am inspired by the challenge of searching out and cultivating what inspires me. Too often grown-up life can be filled with drudgery and an endless list of have-to-do's. We all need to feel giddy and - inspired.
Being my birthday, it is a time that I look back at where I've been and look forward to where I am going. I have two pieces of music and performance that represent those feelings.
The looking back is a clip of Liza Minnelli in the movie Cabaret. There was a time that I was obsessed with all things Liza, Cabaret and anything by Bob Fosse. Watching with song, I realized that this is still the case. I love her dance, the song, and truth be told, I would wear that outfit everyday if I could. We all have our comfort zone - and Liza's outfit hits it for me. I get a zing watching it too, because I am still the girl who first discovered the magic of Liza and Fosse.
The second one comes from my friend Deb - she introduced me to this video and I cannot stop watching it. I don't really know any other music by Bat for Lashes, but I cannot get enough of the song and the sinister vibe of this video.
What inspires you this week?