Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Simply Beautiful

Walking on Planet C

Simply Beautiful

Hotel Adlon

I know the Hotel Adlon is famous for a great many things. Of course no one can forget Michael Jackson dangling his baby out of the window and the frenzied German fans cheering him on. As I slid into my early morning bath I was overcome with one single thought. The Hotel is Simply Beautiful.

No one can forget Michael Jackson dangling his baby out of the window

I shot this poorly. The rear wall is convex and it leads to a second entrance to the seperate toilet room. The foyer ceiling is recessed and gold leafed

You can't tell how grand the room is because I wanted to stay out of the shot in the mirrors

There are so many geometrical angles these photos don't do the room justice

I can walk out to this Elevated Garden outside my living room


Many folks may not get the soulful simplicity of this Al Green song "Simply Beautiful." I played it throughout my entire bath this morning because it's Simply Beautiful..


Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"