January
2009

Monday 01/26/2009

Pulp BookScans - Update 12

Pulp BookScans - Update 12
Once a year, BookScans adds more updates of pulp cover scans to their Internet Database.  In October 2008, they had update 12 which included more than 2700 new scans.  Below are a few of favorites from this set.


Ralph 124C41+


Farm Hussy


Boy - Chaser
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Art Links 01/26/2009

Lisa Kettell's Photostream
There are a lot of interesting scans in Lisa's Flickrstream.  My favorite was the image below - Maddy Spellbinder.


Maddy Spellbinder
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Joseph Lefebrve - Girl with a Mandolin
This is another great painting by one of my favorite artists - Joseph Lefebrve.


Girl with a Mandolin
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Daughter of the Dragon - Anna May Wong
This is another excellent scan from Mica.


Anna May Wong
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March Castle : Illustration Via Glubibulga
I love these illustrations.  Here's the artist's description of the painting: "This illustration is about everything that is negative and positive in life.".


Tooth
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"Dreamgirls and Ukes" Sneak Peeks by Amy Crehore
It looks like Amy will make her opening date.  I think her painting just gets better and better.


Dreamgirls & Ukes Poster
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Video Links For 01/26/2009

The Stone Roses - Waterfall [Lyrics]
This is a nice song from The Stone Roses.

 
The Stone Roses
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The Strokes - Reptilia [Lyrics]
This is another great song from the excellent band - The Strokes.


The Strokes
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Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker [Lyrics]
I really like the music on this song.

 
Arctic Monkeys
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Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning [Lyrics]


Oasis
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Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue [Lyrics]

 
Yellowcard
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Sukia - The Dream Machine Via Massilimanga
This is very fascinating and clever video from this obscure band.


Sukia
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Brenda Fassie - My Black President [Lyrics] Via Japonisme


Brenda Fassie
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The Spotnicks - Amapola Via PCL
PCL also has some wonderful scans of this Swedish group's album covers.


The Spotnicks 
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Monday 01/19/2009

Suzuki Harunobu At The Boston MFA

Boston MFA's Suzuki Harunobu Collection
I have blogged Suzuki Harunobu's exceptional ukiyo-e prints before, but I was not aware at the time of Boston Museum of Fine Art's huge collection of over 650 Harunobu woodblock prints.  Someone needs to update Wikipedia to include the MFA URL.

Harunobu was the first ukiyo-e printmaker to create full-color printing in 1765 (nishiki-e).  His favorite subject matter was beautiful, thin young girls and women. His prints also contained many depictions of the common scenes and people of Edo period.  His artwork also includes references to classic Japanese poetry, often parodying them.  I wish I new more about these poems.

Here's some of my favorites from the collection, but it's hard to choose because there are so many wonderful images.


Waitresses of the Eiraku-an Restaurant (1769)


Young Woman Reading a Letter by Lantern Light (1767-68)


Two Young Women Watching Geese (1767-68)


Young Couple with Lucky New Year Dream Symbols:
Mount Fuji, Falcon, and Eggplant (1768-69)
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Video Links For 01/19/2009

Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher [Lyrics]
This is great clip of Cab Calloway in his prime.  Also, here's the 1932 Betty Boop cartoon of the same name that helped establish Cab Calloway as an American icon.

 
Cab Calloway
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Carmen Miranda - Cuanto Le Gusta  [Lyrics]
I saw this movie a long time ago, but for some strange reason I always remembered this song by the "Chica Chica Boom Chic" girl.  This is also one of the better video clips of Carmen that I found on YouTube.  It is taken from the 1948 movie A Date with Judy that features a young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor.

 
Carmen Miranda
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Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk (April 1966)
This is a video of the greatest jazz pianist of all times - Thelonious Monk.  I love acoustical jazz like this!

 
Thelonious Monk
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Beatles - Rain (May 1966) [Lyrics]
The greatest "B Side" by the Beatles and a classic John Lennon song.

 

 The Beatles
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Ida Maria - Oh My God (Official Video) [Lyrics]
I like this song by the Norwegian Ida Maria.  Hopefully by now, she has found a cure for her life. ;)


Ida Maria
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Bloc Party - Helicopter [Lyrics]
These guys are really talented, and this is a great song.


Block Party
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Priscilla Ahn - Dream (Official Video) [Lyrics]
I really like this acoustical performance by Priscilla Ahn.  She has a beautiful voice and even plays the harmonica!


Priscilla Ahn
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Monday 01/12/2009

Nymphs

Nymphs On Wikimedia Commons
It is my hope and dream that one day I will have an encounter with Waterhouse's beautiful nymphs. :D  I tried to select images that I have not posted recently anyway.  Which one is your favorite?


Hylas and the Nymphs (1896)


Falero Luis Ricardo - Nymphe


Cranach - Liegende Quellnymphe (1518)


Renoir - Nymphe an der Quelle (1882)

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Art Links 01/12/2009

Jules Joseph Lefebvre - La Fiancée
Isn't this a gorgeous painting?


La Fiancee
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NYPL- Minnehaha
Say "Hi" to Minnehaha.


Minnehaha
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Louis Moe’s Grafiske Arbeider via Little Hokum Rag
This is a nice find by Amy.


Opus (1924)
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Loustal !!! via Coisas do arco da velha
This guy is a top notch illustrator.  I found these images under Loustal / Sérigraphies et Lithographies : 2000 - 1998.


L'ODALISQUE (2001)


Ziggourat (2000)
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tee's spree's via Sugar 'N Spicy
It's nice to see Sugar 'N Spicy blogging again and hopefully out of harms way.  I really like Tee's artwork.  You have to see the full scan to really appreciate them.


Untitled
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Video Links For 01/12/2009

Modest Mouse - Dashboard [Lyrics]
These guys are really talented.  I need to pick up at least one of their CDs.


Modest Mouse
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Spoon - The Underdog [Lyrics]
I like this song.

 
Spoon
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The Shins - New Slang [Lyrics]

 
The Shins
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The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead [Lyrics]

 
The Helio Sequence
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Flight Of The Conchords - The Humans Are Dead [Lyrics]
I like these guys' humor.  I'll be blogging more of there tunes.

 
Flight of the Conchords
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George Bush Top 10 Moments - David Letterman Show
Funny Stuff.


David Letterman
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Jon Stewart Covers Joe The Plumber
Hopefully, Joe will get a real job some day.


Jon Stewart
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Monday - 01/05/2009

Video Links For 01/05/2009

Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train (c1930s) [Lyrics]
The Father of Country Music sings the country blues, great stuff.

 
Jimmie Rodgers
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The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll (c1950s) [Lyrics]
Whatever happened to harmony anwway?

 
Mills Brothers
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Sunnyland Slim - Tin Pan Alley (1966) [Lyrics?]
This guy is great, and my favorite find of this week.  I ordered one of his CDs.


Sunnyland Slim 
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Paul Pena - Jet Airliner (2001) [Lyrics]
Steve Miller covered his song back in the 1970s.


Paul Pena 
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Vampire Weekend - A-Punk [Lyrics]
These guys are really talented, and I really like their "Upper West Side Soweto" sound.

 
Vampire Weekend
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Metronomy - Heartbreaker [Lyrics]
Nice tune.

 
Metronomy
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