Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bettie Page

Concert: Langtunes

Recently we had the rare opportunity to hear this interesting band from Iran live in the regensburg W1 venue. They decribe their music themselves as "influenced by so many artists of different genres, from Alternative/Indie Rock, to Heavy Metal, from Disco Punk, to Electro-Dance Rock, from Hip-Hop, to Electronica and Trip-Hop".Indeed, you could hear all those influeces, but the young Langtunes have successfully created their own fully original sound and their powerful playing and enthusiasm thrilled the Regensburg audience.(The clip below is not from this concert, but is from Dresden last year).

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Photographer: William P. Gottlieb

Alice Eve

ph: Ruven Afanador

R.I.P. Charlie Haden


Friday, July 11, 2014

Bar Refaeli

Window faces

Regensburg, July 2014

Vita Kan

A day in the life, Jul 10

A day in the life, Jul 10, waiting for the concert

Oxana Moiseeva

ph: Agata Pospieszynska

From my vaults: Broderick Crawford


Marlijn Hoek

New York

Empire State Building construction, 1930

Keira Knightley

First Lines: Roger Martin du Gard - Jean Barois

The residence of Mme Barois at Buis-la-Dame, a small French country town some fiftly miles north of Paris.

Mariana Salaru

ph: Lukáš Dvořák

A day in the life, Jul 9

A day in the life, Jul 9, bird

Julia Bergshoeff

ph: Barre Hullegie

New Stuff: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Recommended by Anthony Fantano (theneedledrop) I had a listen in and decided to get this album.

Lily Cole

New Stuff: Nature

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Art: Adam Isaac Jackson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Svea Kloosterhof

ph: Kustin Wu

New York

Anna Karina

First Lines: Alain-Fournier - Le Grand Meaulnes

He came to our place one Sunday in November 189-.

Antonia Wesseloh

ph: Jacques Olivar

Window faces

Regensburg, July 2014

Holly McDowell

A day in the life, Jul 7

A day in the life, Jul 7, wall

Rianne ten Haken

New Stuff: Batman Begins

Since I have the other 2 movies on DVD I though I'd complete the trilogy for my collection.

Kirstin Liljegren

ph: Henrik Bülow

New Stuff: Fire! Orchestra

Of course I can't miss out on anything with Mats Gustafsson in it.

Chrystelle Saint-Louis Augustin

ph: Michael Thompson

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region.

A quite audacious mix of genres, professionably made with a good cast, but hardly offers more than the title leads one to expect.

Maltin**: "Strange hybrid of Western and science-fiction is good-looking and well cast, but neither aspect of the story is sufficiently original to make it work. When you get right down to it, what are those aliens doing in a cowboy movie? And why is this film so utterly devoid of fun?"

Patrycja Zurawlew

New Stuff: Enemy

I was intrigued by the reviews to this movie and didn't want to wait till it gets available in Germany, so I ordered the DVD in the USA.

Ali Michael

In & Out (1997)

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Hit-and-miss comedy with an obvious message and a stilted uplifting ending.

Halliwell*: "Brisk, mildly amusing comedy that is careful not to offend."

Maltin***: "Very funny script by Paul Rudnick, played to a fare-thee-well by an expert cast. Enjoyable cameos by Whoopi Goldberg and Glenn Close at the mock Oscar ceremony."

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