Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Very 1940s Christmas!

The Goodnight jazz band and household are preparing for a very 1940s Christmas!
So many rehearsals, pages of sheet music, lyrics to learn! 

Come celebrate the season the 1940s way ---
Jolie Goodnight & Her Jazz Band
"Holiday Soiree"
The Brass House / December 13th 9:00pm

xo, Jolie

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jolie Goodnight's Big Holiday Show!

 
Chime the bells and grab a hot toddy, Jolie Goodnight & Her Jazz Band are undeniably jolly! Saturday December 13th they’ll jazz up the jingle, sing your favorite festive tunes, (what would the holidays be with out a lady who croons?) Pull out your winter finery and shimmy to the Brass House, bring your friends, bring your dance partner, why even your spouse!

A two part yuletide swingin’ show, at 9:00pm “Merrymaking and Mistletoe” – a celebration for jingling and mingling, vintage enthusiasm, sleigh bells and singing.
At 11:00pm once you’re “Tipsy and Toasty” we’ll swing songs spirited, sparkling and definitely smoky. What fun it is to sing and drink a cocktail or ten tonight, Oh!

Want to enjoy a night full of holiday hooray? Come to both parts of the show - mark your calendar so you don’t miss a beat, seeing part one AND part two would certainly be a holiday treat!

We’ve whipped up some Christmas musical magic, to miss this holiday bash would be tragic! Sing one, sing all, it’s that fabulous time of year, to kick up your heels and enjoy good cheer!

Merry & Bright,
A band full of handsome men and Jolie Goodnight!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Doxies Always Win}

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I really wanted, nay needed, to get work done today, but apparently it is a stay-on-the-couch-
with-weenie-dogs kind of day. These lovely little idiots. They are sick and so, in classic 
doxie mama fashion --- they win.

See y'all tomorrow xo, Jolie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

{ Our first Saturday Jazz Social & Adventures with Ruby Joule ///

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What a marvelous weekend & beginning of the week this has been! Firstly,
thank you to all of you who came out to the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue 
Show and to the first Jolie Goodnight & Her Stardust Band "Saturday Social"
and the East Side Showroom. Both shows were a big hit and both audiences
were the top! 

Secondly, thank you to all of you who voted for The Jigglewatss as the best
burlesque revue in Austin! We really appreciate you! 

And now for some notes:
1. I really do think our first Saturday Social was a great success! - a fun
laughing, dancing, singing audience. What a joy to have made so many
new friends & fans! It really felt like we went back to the 40s for a night.
Please join us for our next social :: October 25th at the Satellite Bistro 
& Bar. More details to come! 

2. Ruby Joule and I showed up to the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 
Party Tuesday evening in matching outfits. For those of you who get us
mixed up, or for those of you who just love us both to death, I'm sorry
you missed it! Oddly enough, we've done this once before only in fur 
coats in Dallas.

xo, Jolie


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{Autumn Playlist} Great tunes for the new season!


As the daughter of an old Austin DJ (Joe Gracey) I can't help but desire to match music to my life. Why not have a soundtrack to my daily activities? While the days slowly & gradually cool with the changing season, "the days grow short when you reach September...and the autumn weather turns leave to flame" --- I love listening to songs about falling leaves, cups of coffee, autumn weather, and the like. Assuming you too would like to have a playlist by which to enjoy your pumpkin spiced coffee and apple butter, I'm sharing my playlist with you!


Note ///* I will always and forever encourage you to actually buy the music you listen to. I do understand however that times are changing and spotify & grooveshark are great ways to discover new music (no matter how much I may resist.) With that understanding, if you find yourself loving these tunes and playing them often, please please my darling, purchase them. I am therefore including the buy link for each song on iTunes (as well as my Spotify Playlist.)


{'Tis Autumn : Jolie Goodnight's Favorite Autumn Tunes}

1. September Song - Willie Nelson
2. Black Coffee - Peggy Lee
3. 'Tis Autumn - Stacy Kent
4. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - Andrews Sisters
5. Autumn in New York - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
6. September in the Rain - Frank Sinatra
7. Autumn Leaves - Edith Piaf
8. The Little Red Fox - Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Andrews Sisters
9. Autumn/First Snow - Frank Churchill, Ed Plumb, Larry Morey
10. This October - Julie London
11. September in the Rain - Dinah Washington
12. I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash
13. Autumn Serenade - John Coltrane
14. One September Day - Nina Simone
15. Maybe September - Tony Bennett
16. The September of My Years - Frank Sinatra
17. You're the Cream in my Coffee - Seth MacFarlane
18. Great Pumpkin Waltz - Vince Guaraldi
19. Lullaby of the Leaves - Ella Fitzgerald
20. Keeps on Rainin' - Billie Holiday
21. Stealin' Apples - Benny Goodman
22. October Mood - The Skyrockets (with Beryl Davis)
23. Tommy Dorsey - Autumn Program Intro
24. Swingin' in November - Benny Carter
25. Something for October - Benny Carter
26. November Twilight - Julie London
27. Falling Leaves - Glenn Miller
28. Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy - Stan Kenton (with June Christy)
29. You've Changed - Jolie Goodnight
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 Enjoy! xo, Jolie Goodnight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Top 10 Autumn Anticipations : No. 1 ///

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In the “Letter From the Editor” of Vogue, she lists her Autumnal Anticipations, and while I fully love the idea of starting “every autumn in a new Prada coat” and “runway-side the New York collections” I realize that for many of us that is not possible and for us vintage enthusiasts not always fitting to our lifestyle. Her list entails 10 lovely anticipations, so I’ve decided to custom tailor a list for my readers (yes, you!) based roughly on her top ten with my own pin up glamorous twist!

And while I initially anticipated doing the top ten all at once, my love for Autumn has caused me to need to divide this list into one anticipation per week.  


           No. 1 {       I’m delighted to see how many vintage repro furs are popping up all over my instagram feed. Feeling forever trapped in a DKNY style coat world, it is fantastic to find our favorite vintage repro designers are jumping on the 1940s coat bandwagon. Here are my favorites from Miss Candyfloss:
 

It is never too early to find your winter coat! Where do you find your cozy favs?
Show me on instagram & twitter with #vintagecoat & as always, follow along
@JolieGoodnight !
xo, Jolie 

{PS : Tonight -  I perform in the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue  "Endless Summer" Burlesque show.
Saturday Night - I perform with my jazz band at our very first "Jazz Social." Come join us! }

Thursday, August 28, 2014

{1940s office style *modern & vintage}



{The List}
1. Pencil skirt (preferably tweed)
2. Neck scarf
3. A modest blouse
4. A suit with jacket belted at waist
5. Peter pan collar encouraged!

How do you channel 1940s office chic? Let's use #1940office
and share our favs on instagram & twitter!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

{the last bit of summer & mermaids}

Let's enjoy the last little while of summer, shall we?...

Had a wonderful, grand, endlessly busy time at Tiki Oasis and on our annual
summer tour, and while anticipating autumn with all excitement, still willing to
admit this summer has been dreamy.

Thank you to all of the fabulous sparkly people I met along the way -- all of 
the producers, patrons, and performers who make my life such a joy to live!

xo, Jolie

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

{It's Too Darn Hot!} Summer Outfit Favorites from Pin Up Girl & ModCloth

 Sometimes, the Summer heat is simply too much to bear. When I can't beat the heat I know it is time for me to pull out my favorite summer tunes (Buena Vista Social Club & Brazil 66) and put on my "coolest" summer garb. Can't beat it? Join it! Fruit! Travel! Tiki! Whatever makes me feel that too darn hot can also be so darn fabulous!

What are your favorite summer dresses? 
xo, Jolie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Currently inspired by {Summer treasures}

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Over the weekend we had a birthday party with friends, successful food and celebrations, {taco party!} birthday gifts galore for Husband. Then Saturday --- stage lights, live theatre, and a standing ovation after our show!  A beautiful end to the weekend, Sunday, just the pups & us relaxing and happy.

But now, on the verge of a tour, there is much to do! Tonight, burlesque meeting - Wednesday jazz rehearsal then more rehearsals at night - Thursday {hair and nails thank goodness} - Friday burlesque show - Saturday jazz show - Sunday...

hopefully, not one thing, but summer treasures.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Studio Photo Shoot }


A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with Jme Lacombe of Cherry Bones Photography --- the kind of lovely & inspirational experience for which every model/performer/dreamer hopes. Desiring to capture the aesthetic version of my debut record (that is to say music as a visual,) we shot in the studio, Sunbird Studios, where my record was recorded. 

What an evening! Shooting into the night --- using pianos, mics and other studio treasures... There are many many more photos to share of course, but those are secretly hidden away until they can make their debut. 

xo, Jolie



Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to it!

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Finally feeling like a human again after an awful week spent in bed recovering
from illness deluxe. Feeling very happy to have had the support of family and
my darling husband all the while.

... but back to work! The Stardust Band & I rehearsed lots yesterday, many
new tunes to share with you at our show July 19th at the Brass House.
A few of the newbies:

"Stardust"
"You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
"I Won't Dance"

Excited? Come to the show to see/hear the others! Happy Monday!
xo, Jolie

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

{Lakehouse -- menu & loves}

Spent the weekend with friends at our family lakehouse, a beautiful haven outside of the city -- a space for laughter with friends, counting blessings, and many meals. When not floating & dreaming in the water we cooked fantastic late spring {early summer} meals:
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Lakehouse Meals
Dinner 1: Steaks (seasoned only with s+p), baked sweet potatoes with bacon & sour cream, spinach salad with blueberries & shaved parmesean.

Breakfast 1: Scrambled farm fresh eggs with left over steak with salsa & homemade guacamole, strawberries.

Dinner 2: San Antonio chile seasoned fajitas, sauteed carmelized corn off the cob, with green bell peppers and onions, + corn tortillas.
 
Breakfast 2:  Migas (scrambled eggs, fried corn tortillas, & lots of cheese)
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Lakehouse Loves
...sleep with the sound of lapping lake waves and cicadas.
...a full day of lakeside lounging and swimming, wine, boats, strawberry popsicles, strawberries.
... a beautiful morning rain.
...writing songs alone on the terrace while watching rain drops on the water.
...candles & wine. 
...cooking while looking at such a stunning view.

Want to see some of my photos of the lakehouse? Follow me on instagram @joliegoodnight

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catching up}

...almost impossible to catch my breath after returning home, yet grateful for the never-ending fun that life provides. Yesterday an extravaganza of Italian groceries (and an abundance of Italian wine), fresh peach bellinis, time spent with my fairy Godmother...

& Tonight a dinner at my favorite Austin restaurant with family and friends!

So you can catch up with me this week:
{1} Performing burlesque May 9th  {Tickets here}
{2} An interview with Johnnie Goudie {here}
{3} My cover of "Silver Dagger" made it on to the Top Folks Albums, Songs, Artists List! Download the song here (& tell me what you think!) {listen here}
{4} A recent review of my record in Jazz Journal Magazine --- “a flowery vibrato reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe makes numbers like These Foolish Things as melt-in-your-mouth as candyfloss.”
- Sally Evans-Darby, Jazz Journal Magazine"
 
Have a beautiful Wednesday!
xo, Jolie 

Friday, April 11, 2014

I've arrived in Frace {and now for tour updates}

Finally now in France! Now that I have arrived to my little home, I'll do a 
little back tracking to let you in on some of my adventures on tour! I can't
wait to tell you all about our wonderful time singing, traveling, eating,
driving....

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

{Spring Fling}

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The charming first hints of spring are arriving -- bright green little leaves on the trees in my front yard, breezes just barely warm enough for windows to be wide open...and luckily I will be able to celebrate spring in style again this year.

Last year I had the pleasure of performing at my first annual, "Spring Fling" (see last year's details here& this year somewhat coincidentally, I will be taking part of another "Spring Fling" show, only this time in a theatre & this time with burlesque beauties. 

{For Tickets to this year's "Spring Fling" March 1st} http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=36902

I hope to see you there! xo, Jolie