beatles covers, mozart mash-ups and photographing scrapbooks.


we *Are* enjoying 2014 already especially now everyone seems to be “Back At School” (for some reason we felt like the smart orphan who had to board during the hols because her rich relatives were in zurich sorting out the family misfortunes and so spent one’s time with the janitor learning how to play poker by the boiler and improving one’s Beethoven in the deserted Music School).

perhaps this would have been our playlist of the last quiet evening before the Trunks thumped into the lobby and the sound of several hundred lace-up Clarks shoes thundered up the main staircase:

and we’re sure we would have spent a most profitable evening Photographing old scrapbooks to look Back (in a good way) and see how Far We Have Come.



the Research into French Films will become clear once we have interviewed and been published on our Next story about a deeply interesting individual (for these films are his principal source of Inspiration, we’ve heard). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a most lovely dawn. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and this is where we rested for a while to listen to the soundtrack we just shared with you.

(we’re on the Glenn Morrison now – are you enjoying it? wait until you get to the Mozart Mash-up from Egypt! that was a Find and no mistake)



you guessed it.

we Have been Photographing scrapbooks (this is London – circa 2004).

and our most beloved phrases typed out carefully and printed and pasted. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we see we Referenced that one properly.

and yes, we Do identify. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


gosh. this is the first time we lived in Santa Monica (2004 again). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

always been Drawn to philosophy it seems. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and heart-breaking poetry…..



this was also from 2004 (all from the same scrapbook, more to come another time) from when we sophie-sat-somewhere-south-of-wilshire-boulevard (the splendid canine bottom left) – who sadly is no longer with us.


what’s this?

who-we-are-in-RL has decided to change her headshot on the Various sites, including the about the Book - ah – the blue-blue shirt – Very Terence Conran, love.

happy monday wherever you are, darlings.

isn’t that egyptian one just Rousing?!

we like to play it on a loop and go back to the Beatles cover at the beginning.

but perhaps that’s just us.

we have no judgement on your music choices.

having some fairly dodgy ones ourselves.


About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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3 Responses to beatles covers, mozart mash-ups and photographing scrapbooks.

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Mozart in Egypt…give me more :)

  2. “The peaches here…” That’s a line of prose I identify with. Love the playlist. Are you familiar with The Dandy Warhols? I have a feeling you might like them.

do say something - do :-)

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