Saturday, March 13, 2010

Emily Wake

From my vaults: Paul Anka

Svieta Nemkova

New Stuff: The White Stripes

So far I haven't missed a White Stripes album yet.

Kim Koo

New York

The Algonquin

Kiki Kang

New Stuff: The Joy Luck Club

Although I had played this movie at my cinema (9at the time it was released) I so far missed out on watching it.

Olga Salwa

ph: Piotr Porebski

James Joyce: Flood


Goldbrown upon the sated flood
The rockvine clusters lift and sway;
Vast wings above the lambent waters brood
Of sullen day.

A waste of waters ruthlessly
Sways and uplifts its weedy mane
Where brooding day stares down upon the sea
In dull disdain.

Uplift and sway, O golden vine,
Your clustered fruits to love's full flood,
Lambent and vast and ruthless as is thine

Nina Dobrev

New Stuff: An Education

Since it'll take a while till this movie runs here at our local cinemas and it's already available on DVD in the UK, I decided to get it.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator : Alex Raymond


Olivia Henderson

ph: Pierre Toussaint

From my vaults: Anikout

aka Anna Bodnar

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Kaja Werbanowska

ph: Lukasz Zietek

New York

Street Address: Fifth Avenue and West 35th Street

Waldorf-Astoria, Stewart Mansion, Art Gallery of Samuel P. Avery, and the Caswell Mansion at corner of 35th Street and Fifth Avenue, 1899.

Karolina Kurkova

Mark Linkous: Sea of Teeth

sea of teeth

can you feel the wind of venus on your skin?
can you taste the crush of a sunset's dying blush?
stars will always hand in summer's bleeding veils

can you feel the rings of saturn on your finger?
can you taste the ghosts who shed their creaking hosts?
but seas forever boil, trees will turn to soil

stars will always hand in summer's bleeding veils
but seas forever boil, trees will turn to soil

Morena Baccarin

R.I.P. Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)

Mark Linkous, one of my personal musical heroes, commied suicide on March 6th, 2010, aged 47, only a year younger than myself...

Better known through his band's name, Sparklehorse, I came across his music first, when a German journalist recommended their album Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot among his list of 100 greatest albums of all time. I got the album and have to agree, it's still one of my all-time favourites, but I equally appreciate all of his work.

The news comes as quite a shock, since last year he collaborated with Danger Mouse and David Lynch on the beautiful and dark music/visual project Dark Night Of The Soul AND on a great experinmental music album with
Fennesz Further, the release of a proper new Sparklehorse was in the making.

You'll find his bio here:

and an eulogy:

Sparklehorse - Sad & Beautiful world

Sparklehorse - Home Coming Queen

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul - Little Girl

Sparklehorse + Fennesz - Goodnight Sweetheart

Mia Wasikowska

Pretty Baby (1978)

A pre-teen girl grows up in a house of prostitution in the Storyville section of New Orleans in 1917.

Inspired by the historic photos of Ernest J. Bellocq this otherwise lightheartedly told movie caused a scandal in its depiction of child pornography and to this day is mostly available only censored.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator : Jason Cantoro

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Ann and Tura Kenny

ph: Mark Segal

From my vaults: Kenneth Anger

ph: Marie Menken

Georgie Wass

New York

ph: Dylan Barnes

Valerie Sipp

ph: Bruno Dayan

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

At Los Alamos Ranch School, where they later made the atom bomb and couldn't wait to drop it on the Yellow Peril, the boys are sitting on logs and rocks, eating some sort of food. There is a stream at the end of a slope. The counselor was a Southerner with a politician's look about him. He told us stories by the campfire, culled from the racist garbage of the insidious Sax Rohmer - East is evil, West is good.
Suddenly a badger erupts among the boys - don't know why he did it, just playful, friendly and inexperienced like the Aztec Indians who brought fruit down to the Spanish and got their hands cut off. So the counselor rushes for his saddlebag and gets out his 1911 Colt .45 auto and starts blasting at the badger, missing it with every shot at six feet. Finally he puts his gun three inches from the badger's side and shoots. This time the badger rolls down the slope into the stream. I can see the stricken animal, the sad shrinking face, rolling down the slope, bleeding, dying.
"You see an animal you kill it, don't you? It might have bitten one of the boys."
The badger just wanted to romp and play, and he gets shot with a .45 government issue. Contact that. Identify with that. And ask yourself, whose life is worth more? The badger, or this evil piece of white shit?
As Brion Gysin says: "Man is a bad animal!"

Diana Smaranda

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Countess (2009)

A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Competent, but slightly pedestrian (and tame) account of Erzsébet Báthory's infamous life.

Natalia Vodianova

Liliane Ferrarezi

ph: Karen Collins

Who's That Girl?

ph: Brian Burk

Anais Mali

From my vaults: Angelicatas

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Tugce Kazaz

New York

The New Yorker Hotel