Tuesday 03/31/2009

Bad Paintings of Barack Obama

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Monday 03/30/2009

Why Google Needs To Be Regulated - Part 2

In my first commentary about the behemoth Google -  Is It Time To Regulate Google?, my answer was, yes, Google needs to be regulated.  That argument was based primarily on the secret and arbitrary Google rating system. 

Google As Blake's Urizen

Now an even more sinister behavior of Google's Blogger against Femme Femme Femme (Femme3), demonstrates why the monopoly Google needs to be regulated and made accountable for it's ratings and censorship actions.

Today when I went to Femme3, I got this Blogger message:

Content Warning
Some readers of this blog have contacted Google because they believe this blog's content is objectionable. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service.

Some readers, what kind of McCarthyist bullshit is that anyway?  Who are these mysterious readers, who believe Femme3's images of nude female paintings are objectionable. The images on Femme3 are primarily artwork from major international museums for Christ sakes!

Could it be these readers are really Google religious right advertisers or maybe it's the Chinese again trying to brainwash the rest of the free world?

Google, you suck big time!

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Video Links For 03/30/2009

Memphis Minnie - Hoodoo Lady Blues [Lyrics]
The more I listen to Blues great Memphis Minnie the more I like her music.  I need to pick up one of her box sets.  It's too bad there aren't more videos of her performing on YouTube.


Hoodoo Lady, you can turn water to wine
I been wondering where have you been all this time
I'm setting here, broke, and I ain't got a dime
You ought to put something in these dukes of mine

Memphis Minnie
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Mississippi Fred McDowell - Goin Down to the River [Lyrics]
This is a great live recording of Blues master Mississippi Fred McDowell.  The man can play that guitar, wow!

Mississippi Fred McDowell
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Laura Nyro - Save the Country  [Lyrics]
This is a wonderful live performance of her timeless song - Save the Country.

Laura Nyro
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Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Live 1977)
I dedicate this song to the brown-eyed and redheaded Maureen Dowd and her column today entitled: Blue Eyed Greed?.  Also, I forgot just how stunningly beautiful Crystal Gayle was back then.

Crystal Gayle
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Peter Tosh - Johnny Be Goode
This is decent cover of Chuck Berry's tune.

Peter Tosh 
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Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane [Lyrics]
Speaking of exceptional covers, this is a great cover of the Velvet Underground's classic. This is also one of my favorite songs.

Cowboy Junkies
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Toad The Wet Sprocket - Something's Always Wrong [Lyrics]

 Toad The Wet Sprocket
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Emilie Simon - Alicia (Live)
Last but not least, I love to hear a women singing in French especially such a talented artist as Emilie Simon.

Emilie Simon
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New Rules - 3/27/09

Bill Maher 
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Monday 03/23/2009

Stella Lai

Stella Lai
Stella Lai was born in Hong Kong and lives and works in San Francisco.  I saw her art via the F2 Gallery in Beijing.  I love the color and style of her wonderful surreal figurative paintings. 

Spring (2008)

What Beautiful People Do On A Saturday Afternoon (2007)

I Love My Foreign Friends (2006)

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Video Links For 03/23/2009

Tarika - Koba
This is Malagasy influenced music from Madagascar.

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Zap Mama & Erykah Badu - Bandy Bandy
Zap Mama is from Belgium.

Zap Mama And Erykah Badu
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Habib Koite - Wassiye (Live)
Habib Koite is from Mali.

Habib Koite
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Toure Kunda - Rapada
Toure Kunda is from Senegal.

 Toure Kunda
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Emmy Rossum - Slow Me Down
She's quite a beauty in my book.

Emmy Rossum
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Anna Tsuchiya - Rose
Also, here is a live version from Shinjuku.

 Anna Tsuchiya
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Bill Maher - New Rules

Bill Maher
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Monday 03/16/2009

Eugene Grasset

Eugène Grasset
Eugene Grasset was a Swiss decorative artist who pioneered Art Nouveau designs.  His wonderful collection of naturalist designs and posters at the NYPL show the breath and depth of his work.  Also, check out his images on Wikimedia.

Affiche pour l' "Encre Marquet". (1896-1900)

Trois femmes et trois loups (1900)

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Video Links For 03/16/2009

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (1977) [Lyrics]
Linda Ronstadt's cover of Roy Orbinson's classic song.

Linda Ronstadt
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Emilie Simon - Flowers [Lyrics]
This is a great animation and song.

Emilie Simon
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Kaoma - Lambada
Nice tune from twenty years ago.

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Beyoncé - Naughty Girl [Lyrics]

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ABC - Poison Arrow [Lyrics]
Somehow I felt it was appropriate to play this ABC song after seeing the beautiful singer Beyonce shake her sexy bulbous appendages. :D

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Bill Maher - New Rules (9/13/2009)

Bill Maher 
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Monday 03/09/2009

John Duncan

John Duncan
These are great Pre-Raphaelite style paintings.  I saw the Children of Lir below via Mica.


Children of Lir (1914)

St. Bride (1913)

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Video Links For 03/09/2009

Bill Maher - New Rules 3/6/2009
Bill tees off on Bobby Jindal.

Bill Maher
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Note: I dedicate this week's videos to Timothy Geitner.  Hopefully, he'll get off his butt and deliver a viable plan to deal with our failing banks before the stock market drops to 5,000!

The Smiths - Panic [Lyrics]

The Smiths
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Coldplay - Don't Panic [Lyrics]

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Avril Lavigne - Freak Out (live) [Lyrics]

Avril Lavigne
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Chic (and Slash) - Le Freak [Lyrics]
Ahh Freak out! Le Freak, c'est Chic. Freak out!

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Monday 03/02/2009

Video Links For 03/02/2009

John Lee Hooker - It Serves Me Right to Suffer [Lyrics]
This is another wonderful tune from great blues master - John Lee Hooker.  The man could play that guitar. Wow!

John Lee Hooker
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Ginger Rogers - The Yama Yama Man
This is pretty surreal.  This one goes out to Charlie S., who used to sing this song frequently way back when.  Here are two 1909 versions of this song in the Collected Works of Ada Jones with Victor Light Opera Company.  Also, here is a sheet music cover.

Ginger Rogers
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Roy Orbison - Sweet Mama Blue [Lyrics]
That only by loving life will all your dreams come true.  I wonder who Sweet Mama Blue really was? I had never heard the sweet song by Roy Orbison before.


Roy Orbison
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Dead Kennedys - Police Truck (Live) [Lyrics]
I love the way this song starts with a major jab at Dianne Feinstein from Jello Biafra- "Diane banker butt licker Margaret Thatcher Feinstein".

Dead Kennedys
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Kate Bush - The Sensual World [Lyrics]
I haven't heard this song in a long time.

Kate Bush
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Pearl Jam - Black [Lyrics]
This is a nice tune by Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam
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Sergio Mendes - Funky Bahia [Lyrics]
It's great to see that Sergio Mendes is still kicking.

Sergio Mendes
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The Kills - Black Balloon
I like this song.

The Kills
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Bill Maher - New Rules

Bill Maher
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