such small hands

13 04 2013

If John Lennon were alive today I think he might have written a song like this one. Its over the top. but still very interesting.


Paint It Black

9 04 2013

I believe that Jaggar wrote this about the death of Brian Jones. I remember listening to it in a pool  hall while on the television there was Walter Cronkite and the CBS News. And report after report on the War in Vietnam. There was a romantic darkness in all of our hearts but I don’t think this song is romantic at all. It is grit. And very depressing.

Tom Waits

3 04 2013

Tom Waits always seemed old to me. His voice was old. Raspy and tarnished like Dylan’s voice is now. But then I saw a picture of Waits as a kid and I realized I knew him. He was the kid next door. The one who walked around the neighbourhood on stilts and peaked in people’s windows. And he always smoked. Like it was the cigarette that was singing and Waits was his dummy. But he’s a great talent. And I’ve loved him like the aunt who we used to visit in Baltimore. And who used to hug me so tight in her big bosom.

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Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer

31 03 2013

The process would be difficult to explain. If you are curious go to this sight.

This is  a dance routine. Done by sand.

She should be arrested.

31 03 2013

When me and my friends (teenage boys) first saw Shirley Bassey perform Goldfinger, we were shocked. How could someone be so sexy. And get away with it.

This is a woman who still makes things move.

Eartha Kitt

9 03 2013

This lady was way too sexy for this young boy. And what a voice. Once heard, you could never forget it.


12 02 2013

I found the visuals in this beguiling enough to reblog. The music is interesting but not as bizarre. Still a fun watch.

More Christmas listening: ‘Lux Aurumque’

30 12 2012

David Halliday:

a beautiful sound. on a Saturday evening it can make you feel at peace with yourself.

Originally posted on the candle:

Eric Whitacre is the rock star of the choral world. His innovative “virtual choir” is a phenomenon, watched by millions online. And this lovely piece, “Lux Aurumque,” is perfect for the Christmas season.

The text is a Latin translation (by Charles Anthony Silvestri) of an English poem, “Light and Gold,” by Edward Esch:

calida gravisque
pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli
molliter modo natum.
warm and heavy
as pure gold,
and the angels sing softly
to the newborn babe.

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20 12 2012

Very odd. Almost creepy. And her neck is so long. Like a python.

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A talented and mysterious young artist. Alicia 7777777

Allegory of Painting

Seven Beauties

Seven Masterpieces

Rogier van der Weyden

7 12 2012

Rogier van der Weyden was one of the Flemish primitives. He lived in the first half of the fifteenth century. Like many Flemish painters he had an eye for detail and story. Having lived in Flanders for several years I can see some of the same faces in Weyden’s art as I saw in the market place. (Many quite crude and homely.) Weyden was fond of using a triptych (a 3 panel painting that closes in on itself like a book) to tell his story. No photograph can prepare you for the detail in this work.

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