Saturday, October 2, 2010

New York

(ph: Andreas Feininger)

Isabeli Fontana

Wolves in the Throne Room

Although I realize that Metal has very much advanced musically in the recent decades, I still have an obstacle to enjoy the music: the vocals. That's why I've been so disappointed with Sunn O))). A friend of mine who knew this recommended Wolves in the Throne Room, so I checked them out. Unfortunately, they too adminsiter the same standard Metal screaming like all the rest. I'm still searching for an innovative Metal band I can listen to...

Here's their homepage:

Sveta Utkina

First Lines: Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.

Tina Mogensen

New Stuff: James Ellroy

James Ellroy is one of the authors I have been following (and reading) for quite some time now. This book is about his amorous adventures, and I'm not sure whether it'll be that interesting, but Ellroy is always good for a quick read.

Samara Fagan

New Stuff: Neil Young

Never miss out on a new Neil Young album, and this one sounds promising considering its title!

Johanna Kneppers-Corbal

ph: Irina Ionesco

New Stuff: Dirty Projectors

I already have their download-only album with Björk which I enjoyed very much, so I decided to get their new album as well.

Anelis Echegaray

New Stuff: Big Brother & The Holding Company

This is a classic rock album and a quintessential Janis Joplin one I never had possessed. I thought it was about time to get it. The cover by Robert Crumb is in itself famous.

Lisa D'Amato

New Stuff: Jean-Luc Ponty

This is one of those albums I used to have on vinyl, but only now came to getting the cd edition. The album is more or less a Frank Zappa record, not just because it contains his compositions, but also with himself and his band members at the time contributing as well.

Marie Moreau

New Stuff: Azure Ray

It's been quite a while, since Azure Ray's last album, so expectations with this new one are especially high. Needless to say I have all their albums including their solo projects.

Sarah Kees

New Stuff: Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini is another artist I admire very much and have been collecting her albums from the start. This is a new edition of a previously released cd, but this time with double as many tracks.

Annaleise Smith

New Stuff: Swans

I've always been a big Swans fan, and sensationally Michael Gira has put the band together again and - as the reviews go - with full force. This is an album I've been very much looking forward to.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Velibor Božović

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Marte Mei Van Haaster

ph: Nicholai Fischer

From my vaults: Lucille Ball


Maria Host

ph: Marcus Ohlsson

New York

(photo by me)

Molly Smith

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

The time to pet a cat is when the cat is eating. That is not the time to pet a dog. It is good to pet a sleeping cat. He stretches and purrs in sleep. Better let sleeping dogs lie. I remember at the poetry festival in Rome, John Giorno ans I are going down to breakfast. A big dog is sleeping on a landing.
"This is a very friendly dog," John said, and bent down to pet the beast, who growled ominously and showed his yellow teeth.

Ania Jozwiak

Kayo Dot

Kayo Dot is an experimental rock band I happened upon at MySpace, I was instantly intrigued and bought several of their albums. Although quite artsy, they a wonderful way of integrating noise into their songs.

You'll find more about the band here:

Claudine Auger

The Movies I Watched in September

A History of Violence (2005) 8

Avatar (2009) 7

Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7

Frailty (2001) 7

Garfield (2004) 5
Glory (1989) 6
Hard Candy (2005) 6
Help! (1965) 7
Hoffman (1970) 6
I, Robot (2004) 6
Le doulos (1962) 7

Mahler (1974) 5
Merci pour le chocolat (2000) 6
Ministry of Fear (1944) 7

One Eight Seven (1997) 6
The Cove (2009) 7
Unlawful Entry (1992) 6
War of the Worlds (2005) 7

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Elena Kholkina

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ediely Scapinello

From my vaults: Hugo Ball


Irina Vodolazova

New York

(photo by me)

Marleen Gaasbeek

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

Thursday, October 4, 1984. Ugly, senseless, hysterical hatred is extremely frightening in animals or people. My dreams were haunted by archetypical dog packs... I am in an oval cul-de-sac at the end of a long, soft tunnel. At the far end of this chamber there is a strong magnetic pull. Get too close and it will pull you into the womb. I step back just in time. Allen Ginsberg is at my side with a mantra: "Closing that old Womb Door, don't wanna go back no more." Then I hear a baying sound, muffled by the soft walls of the passage, but unmistakable: "THE DOGS! THE DOGS!" Closer now, a snarling, slavering Cerberus pack. So Allen pulls an Indian rope trick to erect a scaffold, but it isn't quite high enough and I wake up kicking at the dogs as they leap up to drag me down.

Emily Lambe

No Age

This is a band I recently heard of, their music is melodious pop underscored with some beautiful noise.

Julia Rodriguez