Friday, November 24, 2017

Beauty and the Beat and the Music

May 25, 2013


Soaking in the Beautiful Ibiza sun with fellow Virgo, uber actor and DJ, Idris Elba

It's a sun drenched morning here in Ibiza, Spain. The Beautiful vibes from the people and the continuous Beat of dance Music make el sol's rays on my face feel even hotter. I've been working at an insane pace, and if all goes according to plan I'll have played on more recordings and concert stages than even last year, which was the most since the formation of The CHIC Organization LTD in 1977.

Since those early CHIC years I've had many close encounters with death. Some may say the way I led my disco-party lifestyle looked as if I was actually pursuing death. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm the last living member of the five males in the original CHIC Organization. I'm in pursuit of life.

I never have to look for negative things because they're always around me and I have no say in the matter. But I do have a say in what I choose to "look for" and I love capturing those choices in photos.

In the early 80's, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force were "Looking For The Perfect Beat." I know my beats are far from perfect. I'm human. Humans are imperfect. Instead of looking for perfection I'm going to live the life I have left and just look for Beauty and the Beat and the Music.

 


A photo with a Beautiful family at the hotel in Guadeloupe


My Beautiful makeup artist at Canal+ TV in Guadeloupe


Composer Jean Michel Jarre and me in a Beautiful first meeting moment. I knew both his brother and father, geniuses all


This Beautiful woman helped make a long grueling day enjoyable. Bravo Canal+ TV


Beauty in the crowd at a CHIC show


A stagehand with Beautiful locks


Beauty in Guadeloupe


What could I have said to crack this Beautiful woman up so much?


Beauty in Guadeloupe


Beauty and the Beat and the Music: a local musician in Guadeloupe


There are not many things in life more Beautiful to me than seeing people dancing


A Beautiful gig with CHIC in Marie Galante


The Beautifully super-talented Jacob from Kassav and me at a press conference


The amazing Cuban artist, Raul Paz, who ripped up the night with a Beautiful set


What a Beautiful thing it was when Raul Paz's horns joined CHIC on "Good Times"


The most Beautiful thing I saw was all the love on this last road trip


This Beautiful woman was dancing almost continuously to the Music


This Beautiful woman was truly stunning and the photo doesn't do her justice


Another photo of a seemingly endless amount of Beautiful journalists and cool peeps


Maya Jane Coles contemplating something before her set at Beautiful Dalt Vila


Another photo of a seemingly endless amount of Beautiful journalists and cool peeps


Tensnake dropping a track we cut together. It was Beautiful to hear it in Ibiza


Another photo of a seemingly endless amount of Beautiful journalists and cool peeps


Having a Beautiful time with some peeps in Ibiza


Another photo of a seemingly endless amount of Beautiful journalists and cool peeps


A Beautiful girl with a huge mane of hair that I just barely caught as we drove away