Saturday, September 4, 2010

Alexina Graham

From my vaults: Laura Bailey


Janine Henkes

ph: Tobias Schult

New Stuff: Lost in Music

(cover art: Shonagh Rae)

My friend Edi recommneded this book depicting our lives as music connoisseurs and collectors most accurately.

Mirhé Grimmelmann

ph: Eric Maillet

Miniatures #22

I've already mentioned how much I get a kick out of British understatement. Recently Ursula spent the weekend with a friend of ours in London. Arriving at Heathrow and finding her way through the check-out she was uncertain which line she needed to stand in. She asked one of the officials standing around. He pointed to a line on the other side of the room and replied: "You may enjoy the queue over there."

Elena Perminova

New York

Alessia Piovan

First Lines: James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming
down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road
met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo...

Natasha Belobrovik

New Stuff: The Allman Brothers Band

Since my teens I've been a fan of the original Allman Brothers Band, but missed out on getting this album, I think it's their first release after Duane Almman's tragic death.

Liza Kei

New Stuff: Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are a completely new genre to me, I actually didn't know about the term till just recently. I do have Craig Thompson's Blankets, but haven't read it yet. While In Dublin I came across this guide at Hodges & Figgis and decided to purchase it as soon as I get back home

Sandrah Hellberg

New Stuff: John Zorn

Another to my my already fairly large John Zorn collection; his soundtracks are always worth a listening.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Alberto Martini


Joséphine de la Baume

ph: Mikael Jansson

A Trip to Dublin #1

(my great-great-grandmother Margaret Farrell at the time of the marriage)

Last weekend I was in Dublin. The occasion was the celebration of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. On my very first visit to Dublin in 1998 I had did some family geneaology and actually did find some valuable information. One finding was that my great-great-grandparents Bernard Farrell and Margaret Collins were married in the Rathmines church in 1866 just a few years before they emigrated to the USA with their first 3 children.
My parents decided to renew their marriage vows in remembrance of our Irish ancestors and arranged for the mass to be held in the Rathmines church inviting our whole family for this special occasion.

Friday, September 3, 2010

From my vaults: Lachlan Bailey

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Bo Don

New York

(photo by me)

Amanda Callan

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

I will take this occasion and excoriate the vile English practice of riding to hounds. So the sodden huntsmen can watch a beautiful, delicate fox torn to pieces by their stinking dogs. Heartened by this loutish spectacle, they repair to the manor house to get drunker than they already are, no better than their filthy, fawning, shit-eating, carrion-rolling, baby-killing beasts.

Viktoria Halenarova

Garfield (2004)

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie who is then abducted, and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Fairly entertaining children's movie.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Jacques Hnizdovsk

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Karolina Malinowska

From my vaults: F. Lee Bailey


Tanya Glotova

ph: Lena Nasibulina

New York

Coney Island
(photo by me)

Daul Kim

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

(Bengal Tiger hunting by the English upper-class in British India in 1903. This photo shows Lord Curzon, the viceroy of India, posing with his wife, an American heiress to millions, near Hyderabad in April 1902 with his bag. He was an excellent hunter who was particularly fond of tiger hunting.)

An English cat hater of the upper classes cinfided to me that he had trained a dog to break a cat's back with one shake. And I rememberhe caught sight of a cat at a party and snarled out through the long yellow horse teeth that crowded out his mouth, "Nasty stinking little beast!" I was impressed by his class at the time and knew nothing of cats. Now I would get up from my chair and say, "Pawdon me, old thing, if I toddle along, but there's a nasty stinking big beast here."

Tabea Koebach

ph: Karl Rothenberger

Natalia Vodianova

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Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Harry Sternberg


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paulina Nowicka

From my vaults: David Bailey


Gabriella Calthorpe

ph: Paolo Roversi

New York

Daria Zhemkova

First Lines: Flann O'Brien - At Swim-Two-Birds

(art: Jim Woodring)

Having placed in my mouth sufficient bread for three minutes' chewing, I withdrew my powers of sensual perception and retired into the privacy of my mind, my eyes and face assuming a vacant and preoccupied expression.

Claudia Seiler

The Movies I Watched in August

3:10 to Yuma (2007) 6
Against All Odds (1984) 5
Sisters of Satan (1978) 7

Butterfield 8 (1960) 6
Cube (1997) 7

High Noon (2009) (TV) 4
Johnny Belinda (1948) 7

Malaga (1954) 5
Meteor (1979) 4
Nim's Island (2008) 5
Path of Destruction (2005) (TV) 4
Persepolis (2007) 8

Red Heat (1988) 6
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 6
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 7

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) 5
The Flock (2007) 6The Jackal (1997) 6
The Mist (2007) 7

The Reaping (2007) 5
The Strangers (2008) 6
Under Suspicion (1991) 6
Vacancy (2007) 5
Walk the Line (2005) 8