Monday 11/30/2009

Art Links For 11/30/2009

Akiko Idjichi's Gallery
These are excellent!

Decadent Incense (2007)

Light Spots of Depression (2004)

A Muddiness Brain (2005)
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Fairytales and Dreams - Andreea Retinschi Photography
I can't believe how beautiful the red-haired girl is in the photos below.  She could easily be the subject for a Pre-Raphaelite artist like Evelyn de Morgan

Portraits of an Old Song #1

Portraits of an Old Song #2

Portraits of an Old Song #3
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Nguyen Thi Chau Giang
These are great too!

Shyness (2007)
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Temple Sheet Music Collection
"Music published from the early 19th to early 20th centuries, containing lithographed and engraved cover art. These covers show remarkable designs and document developing printing techniques throughout more than 100 years." Check out General Grant's Grand March, McClellan's March, and the surreal I Wish I'd Been Born A Girl (1867).

Ciribiribin : waltz song (1909)

The Lover's Letter Box (1857)
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Autumn Skye Morrison
I wish I had a fool like that in my house!!

The Fool (2006)
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Martine Johanna via Cgunit

Vannie (2009)
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Music Video Links For 11/30/2009

Bertolt Brecht - Mack The Knife (original)
This great song was from the great play The Threepenny Opera and was covered of course by Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin just to name a few.

Bertolt Brecht
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Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas
This is one of my favorite songs by the legendary Sonny Rollins.  It's from his critically accaimled LP - Saxophone Colossus.

Sonny Rollins
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Wes Montgomery - West Coast Blues
This is a good tune from jazz great Wes Montgomery.

Wes Montgomery
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Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
The great American poet...

Tom Waits
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Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne (Live)
Almost forgot about these guys, but they are still excellent.

Steely Dan
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Sophie B Hawkins - Right Beside You

 Sophie B Hawkins
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Scofield Medeski Martin & Wood - Chank via Motel de Moka
Play that funky music white boys. ;-)

Scofield Medeski Martin & Wood
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Quantic - Not So Blue via Motel de Moka
Nice music from Will Holland.


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Depeche Mode - "Wrong" (official music video)
Still kicking out the hits...

Depeche Mode
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Monday 11/23/2009

Art Links For 11/23/2009

Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980)
Mai Trung Thu was an outstanding Vietnamese artist.

Girl With Flowers

Lady With Scarf (1942)

Femme Nue (Nude Lady)
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Liu Haisu
Liu Haisu is great Chinese painter and teacher, who incorporated western style in his Chinese artwork.  His landscapes are to die for.

Lotus Flower Peak Rui Feng sunset

Peaks of Huangshan West Sea
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American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life (1765 -1915)
This is an amazing exhibit at Moma.

Cliff Dwellers - George Bellows (1913)

The Card Trick - John George Brown (1880-89)
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Huang Ying
I like these!

Water lily (2007) No.2
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Wang Yang
I like these too!

Save Her? (2007)
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Kondrashov Sergey
Nice nudes.

The First Snow (2002)

Night (1991)
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Henry Perrault

Henry Perrault
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Body Painting
I imagine that must have tickled. ;-)

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Music Video Links For 11/23/2009

Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back
Slim also wrote I'm a King Bee.

Slim Harpo
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Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto - Corcovado
Astrud Gilberto has one of the sexiest voices of all times.

Astrud Gilberto 
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The Fugs - Boobs a Lot
This brings back old memories of St Mary's Park.

The Fugs
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The Swamp Rats - She's Got Everything
I never heard of these before until I saw a link on Coisas do arco da velha for this song.

The Swamp Rats
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The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Great band and song!

The Cure
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Pizzicato Five - Sweet Soul Revue

Pizzicato Five
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Bebel Gilberto - So Nice

Bebel Gilberto
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Incubus - Are You In?

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Chatmonchy Sekai - ga owaru yoru

 Chatmonchy Sekai
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Thomas Dolby - Tubas In The Moonlight
This is one of my favorite songs of all times (by Bonzo Dog Band).

Thomas Dolby 
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Monday 11/16/2009

Music Video Links For 11/16/2009

Louis Jordan - Caldonia (1945) - Lyrics
Louis Jordan was really ahead of his time.  Great song.

Louis Jordan
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Joni Mitchell - California (BBC Live 1970) via Little Hokum Rag

 Joni Mitchell
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Talking Heads - Heaven (1984) - Lyrics
This is a great song from the greatest concert movies of all times - Stop Making Sense.

Talking Heads
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Pink Floyd - Time (1994 Live)
A classic.

Pink Floyd
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Norah Jones - Cold Cold Heart
She is such a beauty and great singer. Also check out this recent BBC interview - Five Minutes With: Norah Jones.

Norah Jones
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Flight of the Conchords - Business Time
Too funny!

 Flight of the Conchords
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The Guggenheim Grotto - Her Beautiful Ideas video
Good song.

 The Guggenheim Grotto
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New Young Pony Club - Icecream
I'm not sure why, but I like this song.

New Young Pony Club
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Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom (coming home) 2009 Full Song
No, this isn't about Tommy Franks...

 Shiny Toy Guns
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Monday 11/09/2009

Art Links For 11/09/2009

Fuji Sumi
These are outstanding works of art by this 19 year old emerging  illustrator from Japan. I'll have to keep an eye on her future work.

The Way Girls (2008)

Dependence on Girlhood (2008)
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Lilian May Miller (1895 – 1943) and the Hanga Gallery

Rain Blossoms
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Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas

Frau bei der Toilette (1885)
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Nogaruwako Adoresu
BTW, I have to give Cgunit an indirect hat tip for linking to another artist who was also on this great French Japanese Illustrator site - Vegetal Shuppan.

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Music Video Links For 11/09/2009

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (1944)
These guys are great! Louis Jordan was know as the "The King of the Jukebox", and his song reached #1 as a cross-over hit in 1944.  Here's another version of his song by Woody Herman featuring Tom & Jerry.

Louis Jordan
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Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby
This is one of the great jazz pianists, who influenced many other piano players, e.g., Herb Hancock.

Bill Evans
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Leonard Cohen - Suzanne (video clip 1983) Lyrics
This is definitely on my top ten list of the greatest songs of all time.  I also included a live version of Leonard Cohen performing with Judy Collins in 1976.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen And Judy Collins (1976)
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The Raconteurs - Level
Great group and song.

 The Raconteurs
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Tiesto featuring Andain - Beautiful Things
This is a great song!

Tiesto and Andain
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Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked Video
Too Funny.

Ida Maria
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Hermes - All I do, the jersey fluid scarf via Sweet Heat
Nice little ukulele number.

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Monday 11/02/2009

Art Links For 11/02/2009

Guan ZeJu
Guan Ze Ju is an excellent Chinese painter of women.  I just love the painting below.  His nudes and Degas-like ballet dancers are excellent too.

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Japanese Movie Posters - Revisited
They are always adding new images to Wikimedia.  He are two I liked.  Also, if you have never checked out any movies from golden age of Japanese cinema (1950's), here's a few recommendations to get you started, e.g., Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Ugetsu.

Miss Oyu (1951)

Ana (1957)
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Erin Currier
"As a medium for my work, I have chosen materials that are readily available: the refuse and the packaging of products produced and consumed by every nation, for every nation, and translated in every language, on the planet."

From Viet Nam to Venezuela Exhibit - Charlie's Angels
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Nicoletta Ceccoli via TokyoBunnie
These are great.

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Ou Chu Jian

Relics (2006)
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L'Arte di Cristina Iotti

La ragazza a pois (2009)
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Music Video Links For 11/02/2009

The Zombies - She's Not There
This was and still is a great song by the Zombies.

The Zombies
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The Doors - Back Door Man (Live 1969)
There is also this B&W Live version too, and this version by the master himself.

The Doors
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Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren
I had forgotten all about Tim Buckley.  This is a good video of him in his prime.

Tim Buckley
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Cocteau Twins - Alice
I always liked this band.

Cocteau Twins
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Miho Hatori - Barracuda
Miho was half of Cibo Matto.  This is a good song and interesting video too.

 Miho Hatori
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Stereophonics - Lying in the Sun (Live Acoustic)
Good song.

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Mothra Song, Mothra Song 2, The Mothra Song 3 and The Mothra Song 4
The Peanuts sang the original Mothra (Masura) Song in Mothra vs. Godzilla movie (1964).

The Peanuts (Original Song)
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Why? - This Blackest Purse via Motel de Moka

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Feist - I Feel It All via Sweet Heat

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Trans Am - North East Rising Sun via Motel de Moka

Trans Am
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The Tabouli Song
I love Middle Eastern cuisine and especially tabouli!!!

The Tabouli Song
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