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Brain freeze moments….

Music of choice N.Ravikiran, a beautiful Indian Classical album I discovered through my very cool husband who always seems to discover the great stuff before I do.

A Lot has happened to me spiritually and mentally in the last few weeks. When it doesn’t rain it storms and that’s exactly what I have been experiencing. I had so much to do that my brain actually stood still like a “brain freeze” kind of way but without the freezing part, obviously……so basically nothing like it, haha! (Ag what am I saying) I am sure you have felt this way, right?

From exciting campaigns and playing incredible shows I am feeling more blessed than ever and to top it off I have an incredible team backing me up!  I have been writing a lot of new material and there are at least two albums that are running around in my head. Only time will tell when I’ll be back in studio.

God has been teaching me so much. I have realized or shall I say manifested that when you meditate on the word of God, He lights up every part of your thinking. Super naturally things start to happen. As the light enters through my window the skyline starts changing colours, from a soft yellow to almost a blue grey. I realize another day has ended and already, I am asking questions about tomorrow.

Whatever your God is doing for you let it be known, that He loves you with everything He has got and HIS everything, is YOU.  I leave you bold and beautiful and may you leave your digital device feeling loved……

Much Love

T x

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Withdrawal…

This morning I got on the road again and it felt so good!

I think the problem with traveling is that once you like it, you are in it, for the long ride and for good.

The dust in the air and the pink skies reflect a mood that only one can explain when you’ve been driving for 10 hours straight. A sort of life that one can get use to even if everything starts looking the same.

I feel like spending my time in this bus for at least a few months.

Arrived at the show this morning at Pont De Vaal. It’s really beautiful here. Almost feels like we arrived in a different country. The stage is floating on water and the show is set to be sold out.

Oh how I love performing. Nothing comes close to it.

See you from the stage.

Love Tailor

x

Pont de Vaal

 

 

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On the Road…

Nothing like it!

Listening to The Kills ,check. Hair in a bun to refrain from knotting, check. Drink lots of water, check. Touring with a cool and humble band, check. Good conversation, check. Missing my husband, check. Four outfits for the up and coming shows, and a fifth one just in case I spill coffee on one of them, check. Thinking about life, a lot, check.

I’ll never get use to the road but the road seems to get use to me.IMG_3115 IMG_3116 IMG_3118

Love

Tailor xx

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Tailor’s track makes headlines

Have you heard!

My song “Shaped like a Gun” from my Debut album “The Dark Horse” featured on the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX in the USA. Lily Leyva has made it through to the Las Vegas round, wishing her all the best and will be keeping a close eye on her performances going forward.

Good luck Lily!

Download a copy of “The Dark Horse” on iTunes:

Watch Lily’s performance and a live performance of “Shaped like a Gun”

Click here for Lily’s Performance:

So you think you can dance

Click here for Live Performance:

Shaped like a gun

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LOVE…

What a concept. One that sometimes doesn’t make sense and fails to accomplish our wildest dreams and wishes. My dearest friend is getting divorced. I do believe that as human beings we die in order to live.One makes the decision to either fight for it or fight and let go.

I was and have experienced a long term relationship before and was never quite ready to talk about it till now. I was with someone for 7 years and may I add that spending your life with someone side by side for that time period is something to be talked about. The beauty that comes out of ruins is more beautiful then you could have imagined.

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It took nothing at all to part the red sea only belief and faith that it would. This is how we feel when we go through a break up or divorce. Faith takes over, if not, you will lose your true self.

The unofficial rule book for love keeps growing and keeps being rewritten unlike the Bible. I do question how I support someone in this situation as I know it is an experience as close to death here on earth.

Packed like sardines in a can we all are the same when it comes down to love. Love is the one thing that unites us.

My advice if you can relate, breath in and let go.  Through letting go and losing your old self you find your new and more wiser true self. The break up part though, may take days, months, or even years to get over. But I can assure you that once you get through it , you always come out stronger and that is a promise and a decision you need to make. Taking it step by step connecting those dots will make you wiser.

 

Much Love Tailor

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South African Music Awards 2015

Another award show done and dusted! Even though I didn’t win the award for Best Alternative Album, it was an honor to be nominated and for “Light” to be recognized and therefore I am very thankful. Congratulations to Bittereinder and all the other winners of the evening, well deserved!

I would like to thank Lunar for dressing me in a beautiful black silk dress and Exquisite Hair design for Styling

www.facebook.com/lunarclothing

Till next time

xx

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Today, who is my person?

All those constant reminders that living in the NOW is the most important thing in life, is probably the best rule to live by. Going to bed tonight and realizing that today was a good day and peacefully slipping away into dream land is a good and wise “last thought to have”. I think.

I ponder sometimes, do Politicians, Teachers, Presidents, Students and probably even researchers trying to find a cure for Cancer, DO THEY EVER GO THERE?-THE WANTING, TO GIVE UP PART?

Now and again that chemical in our brains go off, the one that reminds us of our weaker self. Recently I have had too much of that.
Less shows, less interaction on social media and no radio play which means less shows and less crowd interaction which I absolutely love. The rush of performing live. Eish, NOTHING beats that feeling but is this a big enough reason to give up?

I have never really met a normal or how I would like to call it a “no one person” before. Even my dog Dinky Toy has reason being here.
We are all here to do something. Sometimes I question mine, my person.

Is this it?
Is this where I say
Is this my cue

as the grey fills up the empty spaces
I slowly start seeing it
it was me all along
my person
looking back at me
like chess
I have been waiting for my own move.

Love Tailor
x

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You have more time in your day when you wake up at 5 am.

So I learned as I woke up at 7am. “This is the last time I am getting fake tips on my nails, oh and I forgot to buy coffee for the house.”
These were my 7am thoughts…

But as the day progressed, I realized that my brain was on fire again and I needed to do something about it.
I suffer from anxiety or maybe I am just a really big over thinker, but I knew for sure that my brain was on fire…again.

Being a sufferer from Encephalitis, I strangely became aware of the headaches and sore eyes. If you were wondering what Encephalitis is (my laptop has spelt it incorrectly three times already) it is when your brain is swollen and basically on fire. One can die if not caught early enough or end up with brain damage.

Now 5 pm sitting in my living room, having just watched both Sex And The City movies. I think to myself, what if this was my last day?
But then, my brain quickly skips to the dinner date I have planned for my husband and I, at our favorite pizza place and just like that I am at peace with my thoughts again.

If this was my last day the message to myself will be this, when you wake up at 5am or in my case 7am you get so much more done.

try it.
T-x

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LIGHT has been nominated for a SAMA!

My album “LIGHT” has been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) in the category “Best Alternative Album”. Thank you to everyone for always believing in me and continue to walk this journey with me.

You can watch the making of “LIGHT” brought to you by Orphen Films right here.

Thank you to Orphen Films for bringing the story to life.

http://www.orpenfilms.co.za/

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With love from Tailor…X

Dear fans, listeners and friends…. Where does one start? I guess at the very beginning, in that way you truly comprehend the ending. Or shall we say the middle, as no one knows where we are on our way to or where the road will end. Life is beautiful. I am realizing this simple fact more often.

I have just downloaded a 1920’s french album straight off iTUNES. Lit a scented candle, washed the dishes and now I am blogging for the first time in almost a year. I have made a collage of my favorite moments of 2014 but also added pictures of the last two years. I have come to appreciate the NOW, as I truly comprehend MY begging. Dots are to be connected and I am connecting them one dot at a time. Sometimes a spesific dot refuses to be connected to another, but asking why and questioning it, makes that specific dot less ego driven and eventually melts or connects into the one that follows.

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Above is a picture of two of the most loveliest people in my life, my best friend and sister. I thought to share this picture as they have been the biggest blessings in my life. I therefor take this opportunity to celebrate them and to say thank you!

I received a great opportunity to share the stage with the most amazing musician I have come across, Cat Power. What a woman. I learned so much from her. Even though we only got to spend so little time together before the show I think the thing that I took away from our conversations was how to trust yourself more. Listening to your heart and always following your own gut. she was nothing but Grace.

I have started writing new material and I am so excited about the sound……..I guess you now just have to wait and see what I come up with next.
Much Love
Here are some more pictures of my favorite moments…..all my dots.

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