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Vic Heart

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by Tallee Savage

A friend of mine, guitar player Tommy Denander, got in touch with me a while back about a new project he had going on. Tommy is constantly looking for new talents to develop and get signed. The way he explained it; “Nothing has come close to what he knows he found in this 19-year-old artist”.

There are big plans ahead for Vic. Already signed to Dreamsphere recordings and an album on it way recorded at the legendary Capitol B in Hollywood. Mixed as this gets written and with songs targeted to hit the core markets of USA, Europe and Asia. The style is a mix of John Mayer, Keith Urban and Maroon 5.

Tommy is the producer, guitarist and co-writer on this album. He explains further that they are not looking for a quick explosion, a one hit wonder or just a hot topic. The plan is to build a career that will last, due to a unique voice, great music and genuine talent and hard work.

Of course we want to be part of this, at an early stage. Here is the first promo photo for Vic Heart from Savage Beauty. We are in good company. See the cast under the photo.

Photo: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

This is the cast on the album.

Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) – Sting, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan

George Hawkins jr (bass) – Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Fogerty
Tim Akers (keyboards) – Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill
Russ Paul (steel guitar, banjo) – Elton John, Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson
Jeff Taylor (accordion) – Bob Dylan, Elton John
CJ Vanston (keyboards) – Celine Dion, Toto, Tina Turner
Steve Porcaro (keyboards) – Toto, Michael Jackson, Cher
Bruce Gaitsch (acoustic guitars) – Madonna, Michael Jackson, Peter Cetera
Timothy B Schmitt (backing vocals) – Eagles
Bobby Kimball (backing vocals) – Toto
Niko Bolas (recording engineer) – Kiss, John Mayer, Neil Young

To get more info and to hear Vic Heart: http://www.vicheart.com/
 

My Tribute to Charlie Chaplin (Yes, it’s ME!)

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Movies, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by Tallee Savage

When I was a little girl I used to watch Charlie Chaplin movies together with my grandfather. He brought so many laughter to me as the “Little Tramp”. He is one of the film actors I admire the most from the early classical Hollywood era. And I still love him,  because he wanted to bring about a radical change in contemporary society where he saw the misery of exploited people. You can see this throughout all his films, how the Little Tramp communicates the message of human freedom and always has a positive outlook on life in a world full of chaos.

Charlies personal life and career was full of scandals and controversy. His childhood has the type of deprived childhood that one would expect in a Dickens novel. Still after huge success he had an “un-millionaire” way of living and I quote his words “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury”.

In the 1950’s Charlie was scrutinized for his support in aiding the Russian struggle against the invading Nazis during World War II, and the U.S government questioned his moral and political views, suspecting him to having communist ties. In 1952 when he traveled home to England for the premier of “Lime Light”, he was denied reëntry o the United States. The goverment had no evidence to prove that he was a threat to national security. Now, talk about paranoia : (

I think that without Charlie Chaplin, movies would not be as big as they are today. He was not just “bigger ” than anybody, he was gigantic and I think it is doubtful if any other individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings…specialy when they needed it the most through Wold War I , The great depression and the rise of Hitler. It came natural to him to lash out both imperialism and Fascism… but carrying out his mission he would always put on the costume of a “clown”.

Now and then my whole family sits down in front of the TV and we have a Charlie Chaplin weekend. Some classics are: “The Kid”, “The Gold Rush”, “City Lights”, “The great Dictator “, “Limelight”

This photo session here is my way of showing my admiration for Charlie Chaplin. Yes, it is actually me in the pictures, he, he, he. I feel a complete and utter amazement at the genius of this great man. To me his gift is immeasurable and timeless and his legacy will be enjoyed forever.

Model: Tallee Savage (me)
Photo and graphics by: Mattias Savage Wilmenius
Wardrobe: Independent Kostym

A little something I wrote about Charlie in Swedish.

Charlie Chaplin skänkte filmen innehåll, form och framförallt karaktär. Han var den förste som funderade ut en komisk sekvens, lade ihop komplikationer och sedan drev situationen till dess logiska spets. Idag känner de flesta till vagabonden Charlie men de är inte bekanta med hans filmer. När jag var liten tittade jag ofta på hans filmer tillsammans med min morfar i Chile. Han var så rolig och hans blotta närvaro berikade min själ. I böcker skrivna om honom och i hans självbiografier kan man läsa om hans fascinerande liv. Från elände och förnedring och en uppväxt likt den Charles Dickens beskriver i Oliver Twist till en majestätisk triumf. Jag tycker hans verk borde vara självklara inslag i kulturorienterade ämnen i skolan och min yngsta dotter på nio år håller med. Hon ska därför ta med några av Chaplins filmer till skolan och visa i hennes klass. Ett mästerverk som “Diktatorn” tillhör enligt min mening allmänbildningen. Men min favorit är nog “Chaplins pojke = The kid” och” The Gold Rush”

My grandfather Onofre and I in Santiago, Chile, 1972. One of my biggest role models and inspiration in life.

The authentic Charlie below:

Here you can watch some scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s movies:

This scene chokes my heart and makes me cry every single time. The music he wrote was also very emotional and powerful.

And what about this scene, doesn’t it make you smile?

A small part from the movie “City Lights”:

A DAY WITHOUT LAUGH IS A WASTED DAY” /// Charlie Chaplin///

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