Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alison Arboux

ph: Jonathan Segade

New Stuff: Kanye West

Lauded by Rolling Stone as the best album of the year and 3 songs from this cd are also listed among their best songs of the year list I decided to take the risk.

Monika Hederova

New Stuff: Paul Auster

As usual I got me Paul Auster's newest novel.

Tatyana Ruban

New Stuff: The Wire

I've heard so much about this acclaimed new TV series (which so far hasn't been broadcast in Germany), so I decided to get this first season and see what it's all about.

Kamila Filipcikova

New Stuff: Alex Ross

Alex Ross is a music critic on staff at The New Yorker, and I have been enjoying his contributions in that magazine as well as I have also read his great book The Rest is Noise. This volume is a collection of some of his essays, and I already started reading his piece on Björk.

Danielle Evans

New Stuff: Jimi Hendrix

A birthday gift from Ursula. A great box with 4 cds and a DVD, the first cd collects Jimi Hendrix' early jobs as guitarists for other artists like The Isely Brothers, Kind Curtis, Little Richard, etc.

Carolyn Murphy

ph: Patrick Demarchelier

New Stuff: Four Lions

A surprise birthday gift from Tanja. This seems to be an interesting British black comedy, looking forward to watching it.

Tatiana Cotliar

New Stuff: Witchcraft Through the Ages: The Story of Haxan, the World's Strangest Film, and the Man Who Made It (Cinema Classics)

A great little booklet on one of my favourite cinema classics, a birthday gift from Tanja.

Martyna Frankow

New Stuff: The Devil and Daniel Webster

Another birthday gift from Tanja I must admit that so far I haven't seen this cinema classic yet.

Eliisa Raats

New Stuff: Dirty French Psychedelics

I got this compilation as a birthday gift from my friend Tanja.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Andre De Dienes

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Terese Pagh Teglgaard

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron - 'I'm New Here'

I did not become someone different
That I did not want to be
But I'm new here
Will you show me around

No matter how far wrong you've gone
You can always turn around
Met a woman in a bar
Told her I was hard to get to know
And near impossible to forget
She said I had an ego on me
The size of Texas

Well I'm new here and I forget
Does that mean big or small

No matter how far wrong you've gone You can always tournaround

And I'm shedding plates like a snake
And it may be crazy but I'm
The closest thing I have
To a voice of reason

Turnaround turnaround turnaround
And you may come full circle
And be new here again

Vanessa Lorenzo

From my vaults: Jean-Michel Basquiat


Kamila Limanowicz

New York

Veronika Klottonova

ph: Nils Odier

First Lines: Anita Brookner - The Debut

Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Codie Young

The Walker (2007)

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Subdued, but fairly effective murder mystery with some political pretensions.

Laila Koerner

The Dead Will Tell (2004) (TV)

A young woman is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.

A half-way decent, but otherwise unremarkable ghost story made for TV.

Ilse de Boer

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Nigh perfect serial killer thriller which set new standards for this genre and beyond.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Paul Pope



Lena Hardt

From my vaults: Toni Basil