Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Friday Playlist: 8/2

The first woman who every inspired me was a gorgeous red head from New York who could put any other female in the game to shame with her voice and dance moves. I saw her in her trio of music makers and immediately adored her sense of style and individuality. She was so free and secure in who she was and had all the confidence in the world. I heard the group that she was the lead singer of and knew that it was my new favorite band. From that group, I have found some of my other favorite groups; Jamiroquai, Portishead and A Tribe Called Quest to name a few. A few years ago I tweeted something to Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite that was meant to be a compliment and she took in the wrong way and her immediate reply was to insult me in a return tweet! I was immediately shocked and to be honest, I was hurt. Why? Who knows? I don't know her and she doesn't know me. I know that I am probably not her or Deee-Lite's biggest fan, but I think I was close. I have every CD and dedicated some of my early art projects to the art and style of their album artwork.

It's been almost 2 years since that twitter incident. Every time I would even think about a Deee-Lite song, I would get mad. But for what? I put expectations in a person that I don't know and it hasn't taken away from the fact that I am still a fan of the wonderful music that woman made. She will probably never see this, never read this and never care and that's cool. The 14 year old in me will still look up to the go-go dancing girl named Lady Miss Kier.


Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart from Uporot on Vimeo.