Monday’s Eye Candy – Quincy Mooring!

At the age of 13, Quincy Mooring, was given an ultimatum by the choir director of the church he attended in North Carolina….either SING or learn how to PLAY an instrument.  So what did he do? He picked up a pair of drumsticks and began a life-long love affair with drumming. Being a part of his middle school band taught him the skills he needed to be able to read music, but ultimately, Quincy spent countless hours practicing and teaching himself how to play. THAT, my friends, blows. my. mind. To possess, even at the young age of 13, that kind of drive, determination, passion and raw talent is a rare and beautiful thing.

Quincy’s skills continued to improve and evolve throughout his teenage years as he played both in church and in his high school band.  It wasn’t until 2003, when he was in his early 20’s, that he became a part of his first band, a local band that was based in High Point, N.C. called Trial By Error.  Since then, he has played with numerous bands, both locally as well as nationally.  He has toured with both OURS and Plain Jane Automobile, and most recently, became a member of Colourslide (a band based out of Raleigh, N.C., who just so happen to also be one of the most spectacular combinations of musical talent, stunning looks, AND witty personalities that I have ever witnessed! Don’t take my word for it though…see for yourself!). Since early 2011, Quincy has had the opportunity to play with Colourslide in both North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Delaware, New York, D.C., Virginia…and with a new album in the works, more shows are sure to be on tap for 2012.

Over the years, Quincy has been influenced by the drum styles of numerous drummers, but particuarly Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, and Calvin Napper, who is also a native of North Carolina.  Each of these accomplished drummers possess their own powerful styles and combined, these men provide decades worth of drumming that have inspired and played an important role in allowing Quincy to develop his own unique and diverse style of playing.

When I asked Quincy to describe to me what music is to him, he summed it up in one word…EVERYTHING. I love that answer…so simple, yet so infinite.

So here we are, 21 years later and his love affair with the drums is still going strong.  Thank you, Quincy, for sharing your passion and talent with ALL of us…and an extra special thank you for bringing ME out of the silence and back into the wonderful world of music.  You continue to amaze and inspire me, my friend!




DECO RING no.47-Purple Silk Fabric with Black Lace Overlay Ring

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Most of us go out of our way for one of the most important people in our children’s universe, Teachers!  If you are anything like me, then you go looking for something that screams, A B C’s and 1 2 3’s.  I love these little cufflinks that scream: Educator of the World!

City Lights necklace (N053)

This pretty city necklace is the perfect gift for the specific dreamer, the adventure & world traveler in your life.

Super Hero /   Bottle Cap Party favors (6) / Spiderman / Superman / Captain America / Batman / Flash / Green Latern

We all have a superhero junkie in our lives, I have 7 of them & these bottle cap chains are super cool for any geek in your circle of friends.

Beloved Red Book Necklace, jewelry, handmade

This red book pendant is beautiful, and it would bring lots of joy to that special Bookworm in your life.  Not only does this scream: the perfect conversation piece, but it also says, I put a lot of thought into what you like.

My Third Eye - unisex tshirt - MEDIUM - Egyptian screenprint on Alternative Apparel army green t shirt

We are always looking for that one gift in the world that says; Unique.  We spend so much time searching for a bargain that we forget to add personality to it.  How many of you have bought something, for someone, and the gift doesn’t match the person whom you bought it for?  Well this fits that Free Spirit Soul in your life.

Fashion Must Haves- Crossbody Handbags!

It’s that time of year, when we start putting on extra layers of clothing and capturing all the holiday events, so why not do it with a little bit of style? Check out this beautiful Fossil Crossbody Bag inspired by Maddox small workbag, which comes in 7 different colors. I personally think there’s something about navy that screams trendy and Season’s Greetings all at the same time!