Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous views of Edo
This is a high resolution collection from the Brooklyn Museum of
Hiroshige's great woodblock masterpiece. The views are broken into the four
Winter. Kinryūzan Temple in Asakusa is one of my places in
Yatsumi Bridge (8th Month, 1856)
Suidō Bridge and Surugadai (Suidobashi Surugadai) (5th Month, 1857)
Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no Hanashobu) (5th Month, 1857)
Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa (Asakusa Kinryuzan) (7th Month, 1856)
Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art
This is an interesting collection of Outsider Art.
Consuelo "Chelo" González Amezcua
You really think so? I especially liked the Art Deco image below.
Manuel Sierra Lafitte
The Vapours - Turning Japanese
Felice Casorati 1883-1963 Via
Little Hokum Rag
There are a few more images by the Italian artist
here, and there is also a nice video of his artwork on the same site.
These are some very whimsical and fun Chinese paintings.
Sumo Of Love Via
This is a very talented illustrator.
Hitler - The Producers (1968)
Spring is in the air, and this is high quality clip from Mel Brooks
masterpiece helps celebrate the season, well win weird sort of way,
Busby Berkeley Meets The Third Reich
Los Lobos 'One
Time, One Night' 1992 (Live)
This a great live version of one of
their best songs.
Here are the
lyrics. Hopefully, Obama wasn't at this subversive concert! ;-)
Ahmad Jamal Trio
- Darn That Dream 1959 (Live)
Here's an early recording of one of the great jazz pianists.
Shmenge Brothers: Power to the Punk People
John Candy and
Eugene Levy kick
out the polkas. This is from their Emmy winning show SCTV back in
the early 1980s.
Eugene Levy and John Candy
How Hillary Can
Hey, no problem, right?
April 25 , 2008 |
Bill Maher | NEW RULES
This is the last show of the season.
The Long, Flat, Seemingly Endless Bataan Death March To The White House
Jon Stewart navigates humorously through the pundit and
Art And Video
Links For 04/21/2008
Museo Julio Romero de
This is a very talented Spanish artist. In particular, I was
enchanted with the girl below on the calendar pictures for the Spanish
Association of Explosives. I'd like to have a copy of that
La Escopeta de Caza (1929)
La Gracia (1915)
These wonderful paintings remind me a bit of surrealist
It'll Take The Snap Out
Of Your Garters! via
I'm always up for a vintage bevy of bathing beauties.
The Sundays -
This is a good
from late 1980s and early 1990s. I love this song and it seems
approprite for this time of the year.
Rilo Kiley "The
What a cutie pie Jenny was in her early 20s. Of course, she's a
beauty today too! I'm sorry I missed Rilo Kiley when they were
Francisco last week. BTW, I found out about the Sundays and
Mazzy Star in this article.
Jenny Lewis in (1999)
Mazzy Star - Fade
What a beauty and an excellent singer too!
Jon Stewart Eviscerates ABC’s Hacktacular Debate
I've always hated Charlie Gibson since I first saw him on the "Good
Morning America" show. It's always fun to laugh at these self
absorbed network anchor gits anyway!
Eraserhead - In
Heaven Everything Is Fine
I finally had a chance to see David Lynch's
week, and I thought it was great surrealist horror comedy classic.
There's a lot of really funny scenes mixed in with the all weirdness.
This clip which includes the Lady in the Radiator singing In Heaven
Everything Is Fine. The organ music playing in background
earlier in the clip is by none other that the great Fats Waller.
The Lady in the Radiator
John Liston Byam Shaw
I guess I've just this thing for Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Englishman Byam Shaw was born in Madras India and was influenced by one
of my favorite artists of all time -
William Waterhouse. I think where Byam Shaw departs from
Waterhouse is in his use of brilliant colors and tints. I think his
"Blessed Damozel" is extraordinary. I only wish
more of Shaw's images were available on the Internet. There are
more of Shaw's paintings on
ArtMagik and the
The Blessed Damozel (1895)
The Woman The Man the Serpent
Art And Video
Links For 04/14/2008
This is a gorgeous Rajastani style painting of the Hindu goddess Radha.
Radha (Devanagari: राधा) is the principal paramour of Krishna in the
Srimad Bhagavatam, and the Gita Govinda of the Hindu religion. Within
some Vaishnava traditions of Hinduism, Radha is regarded as a primary
deity, often worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
Rajastani style painting of Sri Radha
Nice, no? I blogged Yoshitaka Amano about four years ago, but this is
new URL that has a lot more of his fascinating artworks.
Little Hokum Rag
This is very nice find by
Crehore. BTW, I wonder if Mirka is related
live on Jonathan Ross show - 4th April '08
In my opinion, these guys are one of the best rock bands of all times!
YMO - Cosmic Surfin' ('79 Live)
This is a nice little electronic ditty by the
Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
This is a great recording by a great lady singing a great jazz song.
Art of Noise -
This is a fun video by
Art of Noise done
in 1986 that features guitar legend
Art of Noise
Nayo - African
What a beauty Nayo is. Here's her
Eraserhead (1977) trailer
I've never seen this flick, but this trailer has whetted my curiosity. I put it in my Netflix queue.
Eraserhead's Bad Hair Day
Art And Video
Links For 04/07/2008
Emma Florence Harrison
Not many details are known about Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite artist
Harrison, who was also one of the
Glasgow Girls, but I think these are some of the
best children's book illustrations that I've ever seen. There
are more of her illustrations
From "Early Poems" By William Morris
An illustration to Christina Rossetti's poem 'A Birthday'
Joseph Stieler was a German portrait artist, who's realist painting and subjects
are quite fascinating. I was particularly
impressed with his paintings of women in "The Gallery of Beauties".
Beautiful Amalie Auguste, Princess of Bavaria
Ghadirian via traveling
with the ghost
These are wonderfully composed photographs of Iranian women, who live in
a Islamic contraction forcing them to have one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
Iranian Woman With A Can Of Pepsi
Roman Tolici via
Bunny rabbits gone berserk!
Here is a link
just in case you don't know who
Norah Jones -
I saw an
article about Norah Jones on NYT and found this gem on YouTube. She's great!
Tegan And Sara
-Back In Your Head
When I was looking up Norah Jones on YouTube, I found the amazing
Tegan and Sara from Canada. Here are a few of their songs I
enjoyed on YouTube: I know I
know I know,
Walking with a Ghost (which White Strips covered) and
They're great too!!!
The Count Basie
Orchestra - Corner Pocket
This music is simply sublime. I wish I could have seen his band in his
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (Live)
I saw this
article on Metafilter, which reminded me about Kraftwerk, who I have
featured several times before. Radionactivity is a great of song
performed live. I'd love to see these guys live. They're one
of my favorite bands. They look a little like the Blue Man Group in
that picture below, don't they?
Brian Eno - Babys
This was kind of a weird experimental color video shot at MIT in 1976,
but the recording by Brian Eno is one of my all time favorites.
Brian Eno's First Album - Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)
Michael Powers -
Baby's Got a Train
This New York City blues man can really play his
Stratocaster reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Stevie
Ray Vaughn. His MySpace page is
here. Thanks Tom
W. for the link!
Michael Powers Live
Santana - Black Magic Woman (Live)
This 1970's hit still sounds fresh to me and not dated at all.
Teaserama (1955) trailer
Sexy Betty Page In Teaserama