Inside the Mind of Isadora


Sunday Song – Some of these Days

Hazy lazy days of summer give us more time to catch up on a few things we don’t have time to do such as books, television shows and movies.

There was a series running for a few years I hadn’t managed to see. My hubby and I alternate selecting what to see. We have different subjects we like to view. He’d suggested ‘Boardwalk Empire’ for quite some time. I didn’t think I’d like it. Finally, he pled his case by saying I’d enjoy the music, hats and fashions. Bingo … I folded.

It’s turning out to be quite a good show. A little too violent and bawdy for my taste but it has captivated me.

If you have ‘Amazon’ it’s playing on there or HBO. Enjoy some of the music …. Isadora 😎


And the Winner is???

And the Winner is … ???

Hollywood: the glitz – the glamour – the stars. Yes, that’s what the Oscars is.

I’m not a big fan of award shows. In fact, I’m not a fan of award of any kind.

When I was doing art shows, there was always a frenzy on Sunday morning

about who was awarded ribbons the night before at the artist dinner.

Invariably, no one was ever 100% happy about who received them.

Sour grapes? Maybe.

I just think it all came down to perspective and personal perception.

Boy … that’s a lot of P’s. Yes, the judges P’s.

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t want to get a pat on the back

for good work? Artists are highly sensitive as to how their work

is perceived and accepted. Usually, an award gives them validation.

I’ve been on the receiving end of a great many awards

when I was exhibiting my artful jewelry.

The cash attached to the ribbon made it all the sweeter.

If you were having a bad show with minimal sales,

it helped to cover your expenses and then some.

But, there were the glares from those stuffed with sour grapes

wandering on Sunday morning wearing the judgmental hats

of – I know art and that isn’t art. Oh, the pain of it all.

Sometimes, it wasn’t worth the begrudging envy.

I would imagine it isn’t any different at the Oscars.

I’m sure these poor souls are fearing the repercussion of their impending win.

I feel their pain.

However, they get to dress-up in fancy gowns from designers

and flaunt luscious jewels and diamonds. I think it helps ease the discomfort.

And, I think, the cash to come from a win can soothe those dagger wounds.

I like to watch the Oscars for the movie reviews and the music.

I look forward to seeing if the movies I’ve seen are thought to be good wins.

I think the performances showcased during the show are worthy of an evening

out on the town. I crank up the surround sound and dance a tune or two

while I get to enjoy what my hubby and I like to know – what movies will be our next selection.

After all, we watch a lot of movies in a huge variety of genres. 

So, start popping the pop corn and turn up the sound.

Here are the movies and the songs nominated for tonights Oscars.

I hope your favorite is selected.

2015©isadora delavega



American Sniper

Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole

Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game

Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman


Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

The Theory of Everything

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten


Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster




from SELMA

Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn


Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”


Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

“Lost Stars”


Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

“Everything Is Awesome”

Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game

Alexandre Desplat


Hans Zimmer
 Mr. Turner
Gary Yershon

The Theory of Everything

Jóhann Jóhannsson