I have to admit it feels great to be back to internet life and double-decker great to back in SL. It’s been a week since I have been back and in that time I had to upload my applications again and it took me awhile to locate my Photoshop disk LOL. I FOUND IT FINALLY. TODAY:P
So I found it fitting to do my first post of the year as a tribute to the late Etta James. The legendary blues singer passed away after a 2 year battle with chronic leukemia on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 @ the age of 73. This Voluptuous beauty is known for the hit song “AT LAST”, yes the song Beyoncé remade for the movie, Cadillac Records, where she portrayed Etta James.
As a little girl during the summer, I remember my grandmother would always play Etta James records while she watched my cousins and I playing outside in the country fields of Opelousas, Louisiana. When I heard of her death, I called to inform my grandmother and we had a long conversation about her memories from when she first heard an Etta James record to her memory of meeting Ms. James in person. To hear my G’ma speak of her, it sounded like she lost a familiar friend that helped her through her hard times, cheered her on through triumphs and partied hard with her through good times.
As for myself, an avid music lover, I received the BEST OF ETTA JAMES COLLECTION for a christmas 2011 present and have been playing every day since. So on that Friday, we lost a blues pioneer but from my music collection to my ears, I will always hear that strong voice that could make you feel every emotion she felt while singing a song.
RIP ETTA JAMES
Adam & Eve had released a gift skin and shape as a tribute to Etta James. They did a great job but the skin reminds me a bit more of Beyoncé as Etta James in Cadillac Records. So I drew inspiration from a scene from that movie.
As my tribute ends, I will share my favorite song by Ms. James. As I was editing my photo, I was imagining her on stage performing the song, I ‘d Rather Go Blind. This voice will surely be missed.
Ivalde: Anja green dress
House of Curios Industries :-MIB Stilettos
Baby Monkey :Classic Pearl Jewelry Set ( 12 days of Christmas gifts)
Pocket Mirrors: Marion Curly BLONDE pack
MoonDance Boutique: Square Longe Reverse French Marbalized Nails
FASHISM: Sunrise Eyes- Light Hazel ( group gift) Now closed until Feb for Rebranding)
Glow Studio: One by One. Three Lashes (The Dressing Room 47)
Adam & Eve : Etta James Tribute Shape and Skin Gift ( was free until Jan 23)
Glitterati Poses :Headshot 3-6 & Vocal prop set ( retired)