Mica's Flickr Photostream
Mica's Photostream Via
Little Hokum Rag
This is a wonderful collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco images from
magazines and postcards, etc. I love this kind of stuff. Mica
has Flickr sets on
Her Own Art,
Vintage Magazines and
Early 20th Century Art. Here are a few of her images the caught my
eye. You could spend a few hours going through her collections.
Film Fun 1926
Studio Magazine (1926)
Studio Magazine (1926)
Tribute - Videos About America
This is a Memorial Day tribute to what
our soldiers have always fought
and died for - America, but defining America has always been difficult endeavor.
To me, America stands for the freedom of the individual and freedom from
ignorance, tyranny, bureaucracy, disease, repression and a poisoned
environment. Of course, everyone has their own vision or image of
America and that is what this post is all about. I wasn't sure what
I'd find, but these were most interesting and thought provoking music videos that I found on
YouTube when searching for "America".
Waylon Jennings - America
I had not seen this video before, but I really it and the positive vision
it projects for America.
Simon and Garfunkel - America (Live)
This is classic great song about the search for "America" by Simon and
Garfunkel live in Central Park.
Simon And Garfunkel
Rammstein - Amerika
This is a fascinating video by the German group
Rammstein. This is
another song I hadn't heard before. It lampoons American global
commercialism, power and effect on the world as viewed externally. There is also
an English version
West Side Story - America
This is a wonderful classic clip from West Side Story featuring
Rita Moreno that
presents an immigrant view of life in a white America.
West Side Story
Razorlight - America
Actually, I got the idea for this post when I was reading about
and was checking out the bands were influenced by the author/poet.
That's when I found the group
found this song about America from a UK-Swedish perspective on YouTube.
Brian Eno/David Byrne - America Is Waiting
This is one of my favorite songs about the phony "America" Big Media has
America Is Waiting
David Bowie - Young Americans (Live 1974)
This is a classic song about American youth by the great David Bowie.
No Secrets - Kids of America
Then, there are the Kids of America to be considered.
Sugarcult - Stuck In America
I really like this song by
this is one that I've never heard before yesterday
James Brown - Living In America
The late great James Brown weighs in on America too.
Ray Charles - Oh Beautiful America
This is one of my favorite patriotic songs about America by the amazing
American institution Ray Charles.
U2 - The Hands That Built America
This U2's tribute to that great American place - New York City.
Blue Man Group video featured on "Earth To America!"
Hey, you got to include the blue dudes in any current compilation about
Blue Man Group
Sugarland - Everyday America (Video)
tribute to small town America.
Eminem - White America (GNN.tv - Uncensored)
This Eminem's song about unrest and censorship in America.
Alice Cooper - Lost In America
School's out forever, and then the next thing you know, you are lost in
America, at least for a little while anyway according Alice.
The Sounds - Living in America
Here's another group I never heard of before. Here's some people
who are not living in American, but
they're not sorry
American War Paar Da! (Look at that American War!)
This is a weird third world parody of Bush's "American War".
American War Paar Da!
I blogged Sarah's paintings two years ago, and she has made a lot of
wonder artwork in the meantime. She's excellent.
The Mechanical Bride and The Rising Tide
UFDC - Digital Collection of Children's Literature Via
This is a wonderful digital collection of over 3,000 scanned children's
Grimm's Fairy Tales (1891)
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues (Live)
This is one great video of Blues legend
Junior Wells with Otis Rush on Guitar
Paragons - Tide is High
This original recording by the Paragons is my favorite version of this
song. Nice violin, no?
The Tide Is High
The Skatalites - Big Trombone
Drummond was a legendary trombone player for the original Skatalites,
and this song is a tribute to his Don's genius. Here's a sample
Don's work from
Strauss II--"Blue Danube" Waltz--Erich Kleiber (1932) Via
I love waltzes, and this one best versions by the one of the best
The Pussycat Dolls - I Don't Need A Man
I always like a nice piece of cheesecake, albeit blurry.
Nicole Scherzinger And The Pussycat Dolls
Talking Heads - Slippery People (Live)
This is a nice song that I haven't heard in a while.
Slippery People From Stop Making Sense
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (Live)
surreal McCarthyesque performance last week in Israel, I dedicate
this Smith's song to Monkey Pants.
West Virginia election coverage drives Jon Stewart to drink
This is Jon Stewart as very, very best. Also, he had this great
segment on the
GOP's new slogan too.
Producer Version of the O'Reilly Meltdown Video
Art And Video
Links For 05/12/2008
KuKulaland - The Strange and
Wonderful Artwork of KuKula
These are great! I love her unique weird doll-like style. I want
one! Also, read
Kukula's bio; it's a riot!
Kitty Cat (2006)
Hobbie Time (2006)
"Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (1848— Moscow, June 23, 1926) was a
Russian artist who specialized in mythological and historical subjects.
He is considered a key figure of the revivalist movement in Russian art."
You can find a complete list (226 Images) of his Wikimedia images is
Gamaun - The Prophetic Bird (1897)
Bogdan Prystrom - The
here is a video of Bogdan's amazing artwork.
Bathing Suit from the 1920s
There was just one of these, but isn't it great?
A Bathing Beauty
Mojo Repair Shop
Little Hokum Rag
This site specializes in classic and sexy album covers.
The Surf Creature
The Art of Alex Gross
I blogged Alex Gross
over four years ago. I still like his artwork. It reminds
me of old Japanese advertising and propaganda posters.
Ice Cream Cone (2007)
Ramones - Pet Sematary [Lyrics]
When I read that story sickening story about the
using a pet crematorium for our soldiers, I thought this song by the
Ramones says it best for all veterans. BTW, if you are going to
continue your goddamn war for oil, please make damn sure you take care of
the soldiers by providing them proper gear in Iraq, proper health care
and also helping them with education, etc. after they served thier
country, and please don't bury them in pet cemetery for Christ's sakes!
- Voodoo Moon Via
When you watch this video, you will understand why this
called the Poet of the Piano.
Poet of the Piano
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane (Live)
This reminds me of an old girlfriend, but I can't remember what her name
Flying Lizards - And Then He Kissed Me
This is kind of a surreal video, but lot's of fun.
The Flying Lizards
The Colbert Report on Oil Profiteering
Colbert skewers Big Oil's propaganda machine.
tits cope well with warming
"Dorothea Tanning (born August 25, 1910) is an American painter,
printmaker, sculptor and writer. She has also designed sets and costumes
for ballet and theatre." She was also the wife of Dada and
Surrealist artist Max
Ernst. In fact, I found out about Ms. Tanning when I watched a
documentary about the life of Max Ernst. In the movie, they
showed her most famous painting Birthday (below), which inspired me to
write this article. In addition to Wikimedia, I found collections
of her images at
Frey Norris Gallery,
The Tate and Ten
here is a YouTube video tribute of her work.
Note: Scroll down to see the painting.
Family Portrait (1954)
Photos From The Allied Occupation Of Japan (1948-1951)
1948-1951 : Photography & Social Research during the Allied Occupation
This is a fascinating collection of 300 photographs (online rare book) that John W. Bennett took
during the Allied Occupation of Japan. This is very interesting
time in which Japan was re-discovering itself in its new found government
based on Western democracy. This is also from the period that was
part of the Golden Age Japanese cinema, e.g.,
Here's a description from the introduction of the exhibit:
Photographs taken by anthropologist John W. Bennett
in occupied Japan, 1948-1951, (a few were made in the 1960's during his
term at Waseda University), with comments on the photos by Bennett.
Also included are extensive selections from Bennett's professional
journal of the period, and other documents. Consisting of a personal
and professional memoir, this site is also a record of a unique
experiment in social analysis and research that focuses on a period of
particular significance in the development of Japanese and
international history, politics, economics, and culture.
There are diverse portfolio sections that cover everything from
Iconic Mt. Fuji to the prostitutes in
Women of the Night.
Here's a selection of John Bennett's photos I liked best, but it was
very hard to choose because there so many fascinating images.
A Musical Bodhisatva
Mount Fuji from Misawa Pass
Children visit the Great Buddha in Kamakura
The Great Kaminarimon--"Thunder Gateway" to the Asakusa
Another Heian Female Personality in the Jidai Matsuri
Hotel Umbrellas Drying in the Sun at a Ryokan
(Traditional-Style Inn) in Atami
Ama Diving Girls
Japanese Calendar And Industrial Advertising Images
I'm not even sure how I found these lithographs, but there is a little
treasure trove of some really nice Japanese calendar and advertising
images on this site. Unfortunately, the Babelfish translation of
this page is pretty hard understand, but the images speak for themselves.
The main page for this site is
Okada Saburo help picture (1908)
Temple pine Kunitarou picture (1915-17)
Wada three structure picture (1909)
The greenery picture (1931)
Art And Video
Links For 05/05/2008
I really couldn't find that much information about Normand on the
Internet except I found out that he was married to one of the members
The White Slave (1894)
I wish there were more examples available of his wonderful posters.
Absinthe Robette (1896)
What a sweetheart, no?
Dizzy Gillespie - "Salt Peanuts" - 1947
The one and only.
- Big Eyed Beans from Venus (1980)
We're down to the dozens!
Distant Cousins, There's a Limited Supply.
Monty Python -
This is one of my favorite Python sketches.
Michael Palin Stars in Samuel Peckinpah's
The Art of Symbolist Painter Carlos Schwabe
Carlos Schwabe [Bio]
These are selected images by the fascinating Swiss-German Symbolist
painter and illustrator Carlos Schwabe (not to be confused with Charles
Schwab). I really like to get the book Les Fleurs du Mal by
Charles Meunier in 1900, which many of Schwabe's images below were taken
The Hymne below reminds me a lot of William Blake's work. I also found out that
Spleen and Ideal
an album by Dead Can Dance (a great album) was inspired by
the image with the same name from Fleurs du Mal. There are
more images of his work available at the
Pony Gallery and at
Les Fleurs du Mal Illustration, Hymne (1900)
Ange d'espérance (1895)
The Grave Digger's Death (1895) via
Les Fleurs du Mal Illustration, Destruction 1900
The Wave 2 (1907)