Using the ease of the WordPress app, I’ve decided to make this site a lot more than just a music blog… from now on, phjess.com will be a place for me to post all things that get me excited, including the projects I’m working on. You can expect art, film, graphic design, events, Martha’s Vineyard happenings, and of course music music music!
There’s LOTS going on this weekend on the island…beyond the parades and fireworks, there are some neat things happening that you may not have heard about:
CONSENSES is a collaborative art project started by Sally Taylor. 150 artists are involved and the result is a stunning exhibit of all sorts of connected creations…music, dance, paintings, poems, perfumes… you must see it to believe it.
7 of the CONSENSES “chains” are on display now at MIDNIGHT FARM ON MAIN STREET, VINEYARD HAVEN, OPEN DAILY FROM 11am to 8pm
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL is an annual night of music to benefit the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. This year, Walk The Moon is on the lineup… they’ve got the HIT of the summer, a song you’re bound to have heard — “Shut Up And Dance”
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL TONIGHT (JULY 3RD) at Flatbread by the Martha’s Vineyard Airport 7pm
DRIFTWOOD is a new jewelry store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs (right by the Lazy Frog!). This store is a wonderful collection of island designers and tomorrow they’ll have a special trunk show featuring one of my favorite MV jewellers – HAWKHOUSE! Meet creator Jessica Kramer and learn more about her gorgeous raw mineral electroformed jewelry. HAWKHOUSE TRUNK SHOW AT DRIFTWOOD, OB, JULY 4TH, 4pm – 8pm
We’ve got a lot of great local bands on MV, but the Hammerheads might be my favorite…and they don’t play very often! Catch them Saturday night at OCEAN PARK in Oak Bluffs! The music is SURF ROCK and SO much fun to dance to… JULY 4TH, 6pm – 8pm AT THE OCEAN PARK BAND STAND, OAK BLUFFS
This past weekend, I went to California once again, this time Santa Cruz. It was an honor to be a bridesmaid for one of my closest college friends! It was a gorgeous wedding and we made it to the boardwalk too… below are a few artsy shots I took. I’m back on Martha’s Vineyard now, with summer in FULL SWING! Stay tuned for a few ideas of what to do on MV during this busy 4th of July weekend…
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Since it’s my favorite season, I had a little countdown to summer going…now it’s here!
These were the fun little countdown graphics I made out of some of my favorite summertime Instagram pics.
We have been playing some really fantastic new tunes on mvyradio these days…these are very SUMMERY and FEEL GOOD. Check em out!
Donavan Frankenreiter “Big Wave”
I’m so in awe of the sweetness of this one…
The Hunts “Make This Leap”
SEVEN brothers and sisters from Virginia!
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds “Mama Knows”
Tiny lead vocalist with a BIG voice!
Langhorne Slim & the Law “Strangers”
Awesome energy in this track…
Oh boy. Lots and lots to do this time of year and not enough hours in the day! Last winter I officially started up a side business called pH Balanced, for my freelance social media/promotions/graphic design work.
I had a pretty neat experience this past weekend, attending a “final consult” and then a wedding for Flowers On The Vineyard – a wonderful company headed by Louise Sweet.
As I arrived to the consult to shoot some iPhone photos for social media posts, I didn’t anticipate all the excitement and joy I would witness as the bride-to-be saw her wedding flowers!
Check out Flowers On The Vineyard on Instagram to see more from this wedding!
Once a month, for the past few months, I’ve been calling up my friend Cindy Howes to give her a brief life update and to share some tunes I’ve been loving. This is for a feature she does at 9:13am on Wednesdays as host of The Morning Mix at WYEP in Pittsburg!
Big thanks to Cindy, who is also an Emerson grad and former WERS DJ!