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Amy Crehore

La Cigale (1872)

Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan

A Very Sexy Cleopatra

Three Beauties (1793)

Three Gold Fish (2003)

Fuco Ueda

Yakuza Poster

Ryan Heshka's Electroladylux

Snow 1939

Betty Boop

Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)

Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)

Alive in Kyoto
Aways with U
Art Deco
Bibi's box
Blog About
Coisas do arco da velha
Coudal Partners
Little Hokum Rag
PonyXpress (NSFW)
Sampler of Things
Scout Report
Seven Deadly Sinners
Sugar 'N Spicy
Tea Time
Traveling with the Ghost
Who Killed Bambi

Favorite Living Artists
Amy Crehore
Ryan Heshka
Seonna Hong
Yumiko Kayukawa
Akino Kondoh
Sakae Kurada
Mizna Lens
Hu Ming
Yuki Nagayoshi
LeUyen Pham
Yuko Shimizu
Sai Tamiya
Fuco Ueda

Favorite Artists
Hieronymus Bosch
Fernando Botero
Sandro Botticelli
Alexander Calder
Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne
William Merritt Chase
Edgar Degas
Paul Delvaux
John William Godward
Hashiguchi Goyo
Suzuki Harunobu
Ando Hiroshige
Edward Hopper
Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Henri Matisse
Joan Miró
Coles Phillips
Pablo Picasso
Odilon Redon
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Théo van Rysselberghe
John Singer Sargent
Zinaida Serebriakova
Shoen Uemura
Kitagawa Utamaro
John William Waterhouse

Art Museums
Andrés Blaisten
Brooklyn Museum
Hagi Uragami
Library of Congress
Museo del Prado
Museum of the Moving Image
National Gallery of Art

The Hermitage
The Met

The Tate
Tokyo National
Vietnam Veterans

Digital Archives
Academy of Natural Sciences
Cornell Library
Indy Magazine
Japanalia Postcards
Nude Masterpieces
NY Public Library
Web Gallery of Art

Art Zines/Indexes
American Art Archives
Art History Resouces
Ch/Ja Art History
Folio Planet
Lingnan School
Museums List
NY Arts Magazine
Tokyo Art Beat

Universes in Universe




Video Links For 09/29/2008

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down to the River (Live) [Lyrics]
This is a great high quality video of Delta Blues glass slide guitar master Fred McDowell playing an acoustical version of Going Down to the River

Mississippi Fred McDowell
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Audrey Hepburn - "Moon River" [Lyrics]
I can't think of another woman who I consider more beautiful or classy than Audrey Hepburn.  This is Audrey's voice with pictures provided in a very well done fan tribute.

Audrey Hepburn
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Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up (Live) - [Lyrics]

Archie Bell & The Drells
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Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey [Lyrics]

Peter Gabriel
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Foo Fighters - Times Like These [Lyrics]

Foo Fighters
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Saturday Night Live - Couric / Palin Open
Tina Fey plays Sarah Palin again.  Too Funny!

Tina Fey
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New Rules - Bill Maher - September 26, 2008

Bill Maher
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Video Links For 09/22/2008

We're In The Money - Ginger Rogers [Lyrics] via The Rip Post
This video clip features a very young and beautiful Ginger Rogers in Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1933.  It's interesting that Ginger sings the lyrics in Pig Latin towards the end of the song. Here's a 1933 Merrie Melodies cartoon version of the same song.

Ginger Rogers
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Footlight Parade
This is a great Busby Berkeley staged and choreographed movie from the Depression era.  I actually bought a copy of the movie soundtrack a long time ago. The three clips below are my favorite Berkeley productions in the movie.  If you liked those, also check out Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell in Honeymoon Hotel.  Shanghai Lil' is my favorite song (Here's a shorter 78 version by Gene Kardos.) from the movie, and By Water Fall is one of the most remarkable musical productions of all time.  The patterns the the beautiful swimmers make at times looks like chromosomes splitting.

Shanghai Lil' - James Cagney and Ruby Keeler [Lyrics]
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By A Waterfall - Dick Powell And Ruby Keeler [Lyrics]
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Sitting on a Backyard Fence - Ruby Keeler
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Sara Bareilles - Love Song [Lyrics]
She's a very talented musician, singer and song writer.  Also, here's a Live Version before her hit topped the charts last year.

Sara Bareilles
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The Coral - Dreaming Of You [Lyrics]

The Coral 
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Kings Of Leon - The Bucket [Lyrics]

Kings of Leon
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No Doubt - Sunday Morning (1996) [Lyrics]

No Doubt with Gwen Stefani
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McCain Approves Open (SNL)
This is very funny.

McCain on SNL 
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"California Knows How to Party" New Rules From Bill Maher
This is probably not safe for work.

Bill Maher
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Drill Pickle
Jon Stewart picks apart McCain's energy plan with biting satire.

Jon Stewart
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The Art of Kaoruko

Kaoruko is modern Japanese artist that I would place (rightly or wrongly) in the Superflat movement.   I really love her playful themes, colors and her girls just being girls. Here is how she described her work in an interview with Phofa

My portrayals of women are of scenes where one would reveal to another woman, but never to a man. Portraits of a woman sitting in a toilet or playing video game in their underwear, the situations are various, but no matter how close one may be to a man, these situations are never ever revealed to the opposite sex. The drawings are of every day life, almost something you do subconsciously when a woman is alone or with another woman. It’s like peeping in to that scene.

This is my Favorite Painting by Kaoruko (Tokyoko 2007)

Here's her bio from the same article.  Kaoruko also make animations and some wonderful objects too.  There are also a few more examples of her work on this site.

Kaoruko, known artistically as TOKYOKO, a fresh face from Japan's exciting young art scene asks her viewer's the question - "In a city like Tokyo, what kind of life style do most women live?" In Japan, women are expected to fulfill the Japanese ideal figure with a beautiful, modest and gentle manner. But is it their real style? Through her paintings, drawings and sculptures, TOKYOKO wants to show the real world of the Tokyo Girl we only see behind closed doors.

Untitled Painting

Formerly a teen Pop-Star, and her imagery is widely known in Tokyo's young art and pop scene. In addition to her exhibitions of artwork, she has produced music videos for top selling artists, created animated characters and titles for hit Japanese television shows on Nippon Television and Television Tokyo and in 2004, TOKYOKO produced and directed the independent short film "Indie Wars" for Nippon Television.

Keiko Series

Tokyoko Series

Here's an interesting Video on Kaoruko's artwork.

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Video Links For 09/15/2008

Muddy Waters & James Cotton - Got My Mojo Working (Live 1966) [Lyrics]
What a wonderful video of Blues legends Muddy Waters singing and James Cotton on harp.   The older I get the better the Blues sound to me, and it just don't any better than this.   I love YouTube!

Muddy Waters and James Cotton
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Mississippi John Hurt - You Got to Walk that Lonesome Valley [Lyrics]
This is heavenly.  Thank God that Pete Seeger documented many of these great early American Blues and Folk singers on his Rainbow Quest show in the 1960s.

Mississippi John Hurt
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Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do [Lyrics] via The Rip Post
I think Captain Beefheart was to Blues like what John Coltrane was to Jazz.  Beefheart really took the Blues to another dimension in other words.  Great tune.

Captain Beefheart
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Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (Live) [Lyrics]
I love Chrissie Hynde's voice.  The Pretenders were a decen band too.

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Midnight Oil - The Power & The Passion (1983) [Lyrics]
This is an interesting song from the Australian group Midnight Oil.

Midnight Oil
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Alabama Red Peppers - Japanese Foxtrot - 1928
Not sure on the origin of this song, according to the YouTube note this song was done by Bob Haring.  There are some very nice scans of Japanese imagery to watch as you listen to this upbeat song.

A Scan from the Video
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The Muppet Show - Sheik of Araby
Funny stuff. Also, check out Benny Goodman.

The Muppet Show 
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SNL: Palin and Clinton Exhort To End Sexism In The Campaign
Tina Fey looks uncannily like Sarah Palin.  Too Funny!  Also, Matt Damon Rips Sarah Palin.

"Palin" and "Clinton"
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Bill Maher: New Rules, 9/12/08
Nice to see Bill Back on HBO.

Bill Maher
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Michael Palin for President via Dvorak
He'd get my vote!

Michael Palin
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MoreCowbell via B3TA
This is a pretty clever site. I'm sure most everybody by now has seen the more cowbell sketch, with Bruce Dickenson.  Now you can add more cowbell and Bruce to your favorite MP3 recording.  Below is the MP3 that I uploaded.  Please don't ask where I got that song from - LOL!

  Make your own at MoreCowbell.dj 

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Sheet Music Covers

Sheet Music Covers - Wikimedia Commons
I've blogged sheet music covers before, but not from Wikimedia.  I think most of these covers have been added fairly recently and include some that I've never seen before.  Here are my favorites and where possible I have added lyrics and YouTube links so you can hear the music associated with the covers.  Also check out Gene Autry - Mexicali Rose and Laurel and Hardy - Shine on Harvest Moon.


Nora Bayes, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhart and Paul Whiteman [Lyrics] (1920)

Fred Hillebrand [Lyrics] (1920)


Louis Armstrong, Abe Lyman Orchestra (1919)

In My Merry Oldsmobile (1932) [Lyrics]

Red & Struggie - Nagasaki And Django Reinhardt With Freddy Taylor [Lyrics]
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Video Links For 09/08/2008

Django Reinhardt - Swing (1939)
This is film about the great European guitar player Django Reinhardt, who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France jazz band.  There are a lot of his recordings available on YouTube including these spectacular versions of Minor Swing and The Sheik of Araby.

Django Reinhardt
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Fats Waller - Honeysuckle Rose [Lyrics]
I love Fats Waller's version of the song that he composed the music for - Honeysuckle Rose.

Fats Waller
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Laurel And Hardy - Lonesome Pine [Lyrics]
This is a great and funny clip by those loveable tramps.

Laurel And Hardy
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Alice Faye & Betty Grable - The Sheik of Araby [Lyrics]
This is a very interesting clip from the Movie Tin Pan Alley (1940), which also features the great dance team of the Nicholas Brothers.

Tim Pan Alley
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Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie [Lyrics]
It makes wonder how long it would take to crucify Jesus if he came to the earth today?

Woody Guthrie
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The Pixies - Where Is My Mind (Live 1988) [Lyrics]
This is a great song by a great band.

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R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People [Lyrics]
I like this song by R.E.M. and also this Muppet version of Furry Happy Monsters.

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Cabaret Voltaire - Just Fascination (Live)
CV was won of the first Industrial music sound bands.

Cabaret Voltaire
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Pulp - Common People live BBC [Lyrics]

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Ash - Girl From Mars [Lyrics]

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Daily Show: 2008 McCain = 2000 Bush: A Case of Amnesia
Jon Stewart skewers John McCain's "Change" speech at last week's RNC convention.

Jon Stewart
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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visits RNC and Part 2
Triumph covers the RNC with the expected humorous results.

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Art And Video Links For 09/01/2008

Daniel Lim
I blogged Daniel Lim a few years and decided to see what she is up to lately.  What I found on her site were the 1000 charming and affordable colored pencil, pastel and acrylic drawings.  I really think a lot of the drawings are great, and for $100 I plan to pick one up for myself.  Daniel also has more detailed art item for sale here, e.g., Hold Me below.

Hold Me (2008)

Butterflies For Annie (2008)

Leve (2007)
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I really like her Geisha Project series.

Geisha With Spider
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It's  A Small World After All
This is an interesting collection of images by Lotus Green.

Amaryllis Perfume Advertisement
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Freddie King - Boogie Funk and Have You Ever Loved A Woman [Lyrics]
Freddie King is another great Blues Guitar legend.  His excellent guitar playing is highlighted in this 1973 version of the instrumental Boogie Funk followed by King's singing on his 1960 hit song Have You Ever Loved A Woman.  If I could only play 1/10 as good as Freddie, I run out and buy a Fender Stratocaster tomorrow!  I know that's not the same brand that King's using, but that's the axe I'd buy!

Freddie King
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Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (Live, 1970) [Lyrics]
I always loved this song by sung the angelic Joni Mitchell.  The lyrics to this song are some of the best ever written.  It always brings a little tear to my why I hear this song.

Joni Mitchell
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Sade - No Ordinary Love (Live) [Lyrics]
Sade Abu is real quite the modern diva, which a very sexy and beautiful voice.  I think Sade looks like the Egyptian queen Nefertiti

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Kate Bush - Running up that Hill [Lyrics]
This great song from a great lady - Kate Bush.

Kate Bush
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Neil Young - Old Man (Live) [Lyrics]
I've always like this song by Neil Young.

Neil Young
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Coldplay - Clocks [Lyrics]
I like this song.

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Placebo - Meds [Lyrics]
This song cracks me up.

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Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle [Lyrics]
This is a great version of this song originally by New Order.

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Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me [Lyrics]
You know I almost forgot about this group.

Simple Minds 
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August 2008

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