Saturday, November 20, 2010

Theres Alexandersson

New Stuff: Bob Dylan



Not even close to completing my Bob Dylan collection...

Alejandra Alonso

Somewhere (2010)



A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Subtle and low-key study of a hollow character.

Ernesta Petkeviciute



ph: Boris Ovini

New Stuff: The Rolling Stones



And the next album as an addition to my Stones collection...

Josefine Ekman Nilsson

The Siege (1998)



The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.

A well-made political thriller that amazingly predicts the later terror attacks tackles nearly all post-9/11 issues since then.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Illustrator: Craig La Rotonda



Find more at:

http://altpick.com/craiglarotonda

Ksenia Kahnovich

Travis


 Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me



I can't sleep tonight
Everybody saying everything's alright
Still I can't close my eyes
I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
Sunny days
Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong.
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining
I can't avoid the lightning
I can't stand myself
I'm being held up by invisible men
Still life on a shelf when
I got my mind on something else
Sunny days
Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong.
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining
I can't avoid the lightning
Oh, where did the blue skies go?
And why is it raining so?
It's so cold
I can't sleep tonight
Everybody saying everything's alright
Still I can't close my eyes
I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
Sunny days
Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong.
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining
I can't avoid the lightning
Oh, where did the blue skies go?
And why is it raining so?
It's so cold
Why does it always rain on me?
Why does it always rain...

Candice Swanepoel

From my vaults: John Barry



Bio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_%28composer%29

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Martha Streck

New York

Anna Maria Jagodzinska


First Lines: Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Notes from Underground



(ph: Alinari Brothers)

I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man.

Dinara Chetyrova

New Stuff: Sonic Youth



Although I do have the complete back catalogue of Sonic Youth's main albums, I'm still a bit behind with the SYR series. This edition is interesting since it contains several John Cage compositions.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Amy Benett



Find more at:

http://www.amybennett.com/home.html

Monika Jagaciak

Kate Moss irrégulière

Du Juan


ph: Sophia Sanchez & Mauro Mongielo

From my vaults: Jack Barry



Bio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Barry_%28television_personality%29

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dree Hemingway


ph: Micheal Flores

New York



Park Plaza Hotel by Central Park

Eva Herzigova


ph: Danielle & Iango

First Lines: Ha Jin - Waiting



Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu.

Christy Turlington

New Stuff: Thelonious Monk





2 more classics added to my jazz collection.

Olga Shimanskaya

New Stuff: Miles Davis



Supposedly Miles' most controversial album, very much looking forward to listening to it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tiffany Pisani

The Glass Key (1942)



During the campaign for reelection, a crooked politician decides to clean up his past.

An above-average Dashiell Hammett adaptation with a breathtaking Veronica Lake, some great dialogue, a complex plot and a Noir atmosphere.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Andrey Belle



Find more at:

http://andreybelle.com

Isabella Lindblom

Television




Television - Marquee Moon (1977)


I remember
how the darkness doubled
I recall
lightning struck itself.
I was listening
listening to the rain
I was hearing
hearing something else.
Life in the hive puckered up my night,
the kiss of death, the embrace of life.
There I stand neath the Marquee Moon Just waiting,
Hesitating...
I ain't waiting
I spoke to a man
down at the tracks.
I asked him
how he don't go mad.
He said "Look here junior, don't you be so happy.
And for Heaven's sake, don't you be so sad."
Well a Cadillac
it pulled out of the graveyard.
Pulled up to me
all they said get in.
Then the Cadillac
it puttered back into the graveyard.
And me,
I got out again.

Sally Jonsson

From my vaults: Chuck Barris



(ph: Leonard Mccombe)

Bio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Barris

Madeleine Lundmark

New York