Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ataui Deng

ph: Alex Franco

Rarely Heard: The Feelies - Away

The Feelies were an Aemrican rock band formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992 having released four albums. (The band reunited in 2008, and most recently released an album in 2011.) Although the Feelies never sold a great number of records, their influence was felt on the indie rock scene and they are reveled by both critics and fans resulting in a minor cult status. "nerdy, nervous, and noisy, even decades later their droning, skittering avant-garde pop remains a key touchstone of the American indie music scene." Of course, you can hear in this song that they are themselves strongly influenced by the Velvet Underground and Lou Reed in specific. 

Catherine Deneuve

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2014

Lisalla Montenegro

A day in the life, Aug 1

A day in the life, Aug 1, at work

Lee Som

ph: Yong Bin, Choi

From my vaults: Hume Cronyn

Aida Aniulyte

ph: Simon Burstall

New York

Jourdan Dunn

First Lines: Elsa Morante - Arturo's Island

First of all, I was proud of my name.

Fia Ljungström

ph. Alan Gelati

Rarely Heard: Ex-Girl - Zozoi

Ex-Girl are an all-girl Japanese experimental rock group which have already produced a quite eclectic and unpredictable oevre, at times it's compared to Frank Zappa's works. Their first album Big When Far, Small When Close, however, is almost soley in a cappella, the trio harmonising with only minimal musical accompaniment, and the result is quite amazing.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Daga Ziober

ph: Nicolas Kantor

R.I.P. Harun Farocki

Tamara Lazic

A day in the life, Jul 31

A day in the life, Jul 31, structure

Melissa Rose Haro

The Movies I Watched in July

Blind Man 2012  6
Cowboys & Aliens 2011  6
Der Tiger von Eschnapur 1959  7

Downfall 2004  6
Hitchcock 2012  7

In & Out 1997  5
Planet Ocean 2012 Documentary 7

Sightseers 2012  6
The Dark Knight Rises 2012  7

The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941  7

The Informers 2008  6
The Invasion 2007  6
The Man in the White Suit 1951  7

The Milky Way 1969  7

The Proposition 2005  6
The Sixth Sense 1999  8

The Tomb of Love 1959  7

The Ward 2010  5
Traffic Jam 1979  7

Up Close & Personal 1996  5

Paulina Porizkova

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Roz Chast)

Magdalena Frackowiak

L'ingorgo (1979)

A tremendous congestion hits the Roma highway ring and the biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours.
This is a massive production with a great star cast in multiple intertwining subplotsand the result is brilliant black satire on the state of Italian society.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Lita Cabellut

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Othilia Simon

ph: Manolo Campion

Rarely Heard: Mac Davis - In the Ghetto

We all know this song performed by Elvis Presley. Less known is the fact that Elvis never wrote any of his songs. He shared songwriting credit on a few tunes, like All Shook Up and Don't Be Cruel, but it's generally believed that he had nothing to do with writing them. Mac Davis was hindered to release In the Ghetto, because it was "too controversial", but with Elivs it became a hit. Mac Davis also wrote A Little Less Conversation and had his own number one hit in the 70s with Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.

Milla Jovovich

A day in the life, Jul 30

A day in the life, Jul 30, structure

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Walter Cronkite

Carla Ciffoni

ph: Urko Suaya

New York

The Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, New York

Louise Brooks

First Lines: Italo Calvino - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.

Eve Delf

ph: Paul Whittfield

Rarely Heard: Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling

Camper Van Beethoven is something like the ultimate alternative rock band before the term was invented. They are so much so that they are just as well hated as loved for sticking to their otherness. Not simply a rock group but not anything else, they pulled off a series of entertaining fusions: Eastern European folk, tropical grooves, post-punk atmospherics, country laid-back good times, psych/garage band aesthetics, lyrics about Mao, Greece, and more.

Hailey Clauson

A day in the life, Jul 29

A day in the life, Jul 29, objet trouvé

Jelena Nebendahl

ph: Lars Weber

New Stuff: The The

Believe it or not The The passed under my radar till now.

Paloma Passos

ph: Gui Paganini

New Stuff: Eddy Current Suppression Ring

I came across a mention of the band and looked them up - they make some great music and are barely known.