HIGH HILL PRODUCTIONS Presents: Joshland Shervette

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I found this FABULOUS BLOG on the internet today!!!!

I found this FABULOUS BLOG on the internet today.  I was doing some research as I always do on some music groups, and I found this blog.  It hasn't been updated since 2013, but the information is still outstanding and relevant.  The blog is about rare R&B music released in the 1980s and 1990s that wasn't extremely popular on The Billboard Charts, but who cares!  It sounds FANTASTIC!  I love hearing music that I have never heard before.  There are radio stations that only play the same selection of songs on a daily basis------over and over and over again.  So, I am always in the market for lots of fresh music no matter what decade it is from.

The blog is called:  Rare and Obscure Music, and here is the link:  

http://musicrareobscure.blogspot.com/

I am so thankful to Kyleigh, who created this blog. What I do is read about the artists mentioned in the blog.  Then, I look up their music on YouTube and I listen in complete enjoyment.  Have fun and enjoy the music!!!!!

I absolutely LOVE The Ultimate Fashion History!!! #ultimatefashionhistory #amandahallay

I am SO into The Ultimate Fashion History Channel on YouTube!!!  Professor Amanda Hallay teaches all about the history of fashion and how it has been, and still is influenced by world events.  Her famous quote is "Fashion is not an island; it is a response."  I love the way she incorporates music icons, movies, television shows, celebrities, and more into her fashion history reports.  This channel is perfect for everyone who loves fashion.  Her videos are so much fun to watch, as well as educational.  Please subscribe to The Ultimate Fashion History Channel on YouTube here: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ProfHallay/featured

Dedicated Follower Of Fashion #fashionmusic #thekinks #davidbowie

I would like to share this report I wrote for a blog I decided not to launch a while back.  I found this information to be very interesting to those who love music and fashion just as much as I do.  Enjoy!

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I accidentally found a song recorded by the British rock band, The Kinks.  If you don't know about this legendary rock band, visit their Wikipedia page: 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kinks 

 

The song is called, "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" written by Ray Davies, who was the lead singer of The Kinks.  The song was released in the UK as a single in 1966.   Listen to it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watchv=QA5gJ0hZpCc.                                                                                       

Ray Davies stated the song was inspired by a fight he had a party.  He explained,  "I got pissed off with [a fashion designer at a party] always going on about fashion. I was just saying you don't have to be anything; you decide what you want to be and you just walk down the street and if you're good the world will change as you walk past. I just wanted it to be the individual who created his own fashion. ... [It was] a terrible brawl. I kicked him, and I kicked his girlfriend up the arse." By the way, arse means ass.  Read more here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedicated_Follower_of_Fashion#cite_note-godsavethekinks-

 

It was also expressed that "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" was about the fashion explosion in Britain during the 1960s.  "According to a 2011 NME interview with Ray Davies, despite its fey overtones, the song is actually a scathing attack on a fop who made fun of the singer's trousers."                                                                                                                                                                                                     

I found this song because I was doing research on the history behind another song entitled, "Fashion" by David Bowie.  Listen to it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA27aQZCQMk                

 

I understood that the song, "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" actually influenced David Bowie's song "Fashion".  David said he was trying to "move on a little from that Ray Davies concept of fashion, to suggest more of a gritted teeth determination and an unsuredness about why one's doing it".  Read more here:  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_(David_Bowie_song)

 

By the way, you can also hear the song "Fashion" playing in the background of Cher's closet scene in the movie Clueless seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IpEI8vZDU    

 

The fashion trends in London were constantly changing during the 1960s.  You would think that Ray Davies would have been a willing participant in wearing the trendy clothing of the day.  But he was actually making fun of the British fashion culture on Carnaby Street, which was an "in" place to be.  Read more about the 1960s fashion on Carnaby Street in London here:  

http://vancouversignaturesounds.com/hits/dedicated-follower-fashion-kinks/

 

I love the song "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" by The Kinks and "Fashion" by David Bowie.  These artists expressed their views of fashion very differently even though one was influenced by the other.  I ABSOLUTELY love both of these songs because they creatively brought my two favorite things together-------

MUSIC and FASHION!   

 

 

I just saw an incredible play!!! #apublicfit #theusualplacelasvegas

I just saw an incredible play entitled, "The Beauty Queen Of Leenane".  I saw it on February 18, 2017 at a theater called The Usual Place located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I took my mother and we both LOVED it!!  A Public Fit Theatre Company did an amazing Broadway quality performance.  If you haven't seen a play before, you should attend one. I really enjoy seeing plays because it is like seeing a live movie right on stage. Try it out.  You'll be glad you did!!!

Please visit:  http://apublicfit.org/ for more information about A Public Fit Theatre Company's upcoming stage productions.  Also, visit their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/APublicFit/

Contact:  

THE USUAL PLACE
100 S Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

TICKETING INFORMATION
 tickets@apublicfit.org
 702-735-2114

I have moved to Las Vegas!

My Dearest Joshland Shervette Fans,

I moved to Las Vegas almost 4 months ago.  I am still getting myself settled, but I am absolutely LOVING IT here!!!!!  It is totally different from Sacramento, California because there are so many WONDERFUL activities, shows, and concerts happening all of the time.  That's why it's called "the city that never sleeps."  Anyway, I am still diligently working on my new full length album, entitled Las Vegas.  I am also in the process of putting together a backup band for my upcoming concerts.  I am very excited about this new chapter in my life.  Please keep me in your prayers. 

I love each and every one of you.  Thank you sooo much for your support.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

Joshland Shervette,

Queen Of Spiritual Soul Music

 

 

I am working on my brand new, full length album!

Hello Joshland Shervette fans!

I just want to tell you that I am working on my brand new, full length album.  I am very excited about this project because it will be my very first full length album, which will be released next year. 

I also want to thank you for your support of my current project, Set Aside: The EP.  I am very thankful for the wonderful fans who have supported my song, Set Aside (She Knows), which has been in consistent rotation on internet radio. Please see the Links page to visit Joshland Shervette's internet radio page.

I love you all!

 

Sincerely,

 

Joshland Shervette

Queen Of Spiritual Soul Music

Joshland Shervette's new release entitled, SET ASIDE: THE EP

Hi Everyone!

I have released my long awaited, new release entitled, SET ASIDE: THE EP. It was released in the month of January 2012. In case you don't know what an EP is---it's an album containing three to six songs; mine contains five. Anyway, I am sooo excited about this project, and I hope you enjoy it. You can listen to the songs on my new CD and purchase SET ASIDE: THE EP in the High Hill Productions online store. You may also sign my guestbook and join my email list.

Thank you for all of your support.  God bless you! I love you all!!

Joshland Shervette

Queen of Spiritual Soul Music

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