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May 2011

Monday 05/30/2011

Art Links For 05/30/2011

痛快バンク - Miyaco

Folding Paper

New Years Card

Muukun's Page
I wish the scans were larger, but still great imagery none the less.

Claire Khalil

Study for Madame "G" as Olympia (2007

Giorgia Di Giorgio

Rod Serling (Twilight Zone) publicity photos

"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" 10/11/63

"The Masks" 3/20/64

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

The fairies have their tiffs with the birds.

Kara Walker

You Do (1993-94)

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Music Video Links For 05/30/2011

Big Mama Thornton - Little Red Rooster

Big Mama Thornton

The Beatles (John Lennon) - Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown)

The Beatles

Kronos Quartet - Waltz For Debby
I really like this cover of Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby.  I also like this version by Toki Asako.

Kronos Quartet

Green Shirt - Elvis Costello
This is a great song from Elvis Costello's best album Armed forces in 1979.

Elvis Costello

Radio Citizen - Summer Days (feat. Bajka)
I'll have to see Bajka perform if she shows up in the Bay Area.

Radio Citizen

The Whitefield Brothers - Rampage
I got a thing for this psychedelic funk music.

The Whitefield Brothers

A Number Of Names - Sharevar (Capriccio 1981) via NPR
This is considered the first Techno record from the home of Techno - Detroit Michigan.

A Number Of Names

A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray

A Guy Called Gerald

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus

Massive Attack

Prem Joshua - Funky Guru

Prem Joshua

Death Cab For Cutie - Home Is A Fire (video by Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Harmer)

Death Cab For Cutie

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Monday 05/23/2011

Junichi Nakahara

I have blogged this wonderfully talented artist/illustrator before, but it always seems the URLs go bad over time.  So I decided to add a small collection of his images on IWR.  Click on the images for the sources.  Also, check out this Google query with his name in Japanese 中原淳一 to see a wide range of his amazing and beautiful images. More Nakahara images here, here and here.

After the Winter (Fuyu no ato) via MFA Postcard

Sumida River (Sumida gawa) via MFA Postcard

Dreamy Eyes?

Flower Girl?

Flower Girl

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Music Video Links For 05/23/2011

Ella Mae Morse - Cow Cow Boogie
In 1942, this was Capitol Records first gold single.  It's a great video recording too.

Ella Mae Morse

Dorothy Dandridge - Cow Cow Boogie
This is definitely a great version too.  As is, this version by Ella Fitzgerald.

Dorothy Dandridge

Fats Waller - It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
I dedicate this song to Newt (Pinocchio) Gingrich.

Fat's Waller

Memphis Slim - Every Day I Have the Blues
This is beautiful blues song by Memphis Slim, which BTW is the original version.  Here's a live version from 1962.

Memphis Slim

Freddie Hubbard - Arietis
This is a great number by jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Freddie Hubbard.  This is from the Arietis Album recorded in 1961 with Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones.  Not too shabby, Ay?

Freddie Hubbard

Destroy All Monsters - Nobody Knows
These guys from Detroit were slightly ahead of their time.  I met these guys once at a party way back when in Ann Arbor.

Destroy All Monsters

Rocket From The Tombs - Ain't It Fun (NSFW)
This is the band that became Pere Ubu and Dead Boys.

Rocket From The Tombs

Cat Power - Lived In Bars
I love this woman (Chan Marshall) and this song. :)

Cat Power

Bonobo - Walk In The Sky (Feat. Bajka)
Another good song by Bonobo featuring Bajka from India.


Priscilla Ahn - When You Grow Up
I've blogged Priscilla before and she just keeps getting better and better.  I found out about this newer song from an article on npr.

Priscilla Ahn

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Monday 05/16/2011

Art Links For 05/16/2011

Three Geishas And A Stone Lantern - Profiles in Meiji-era Loveliness
I'd love to have this stone lantern and the three geishas in my back yard! :D

Three Geishas And A Stone Lantern

Emilio Freixas Images On Flickr via Suicide Blonde
This guy is damn good.  I love the color in Little Red Riding Hood.

Little Red Riding Hood

Venus del abandono (1950)

Julie London Album Advertisement - Japan (1957)
I'd love to have a copy of the poster and the album too.  It would be nice to also see the original images created for the album.

Julie London - Calendar Girl (1957)

Great poster!

Bat Woman

Alberto Martini - Edgar Allan Poe Illustrations


Robert Rakan

Les Jeux Infernaux (1971)

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Music Video Links For 05/16/2011

Howlin' Wolf - Little Baby
The first time I heard this song was from a white Blues group called The Siegel-Schwall Band, but Howlin' Wolf's version is the best!

Howlin' Wolf

Nina Simone - Feeling Good
This is my favorite version of this song.   The lyrics sound almost like an ode to mescaline.

Nina Simone

George Benson - Masquerade (1978 HQ)
Great song from the 70s.

George Benson

Dawn Penn - No, No No (GREAT QUALITY)
I love this song.

Dawn Penn

Bonobo - Nightlite (Featuring Bajka)
I need to find out more about the singer Bajka.  These guys are good.


Radio Citizen - The Hop (Feat. Bajka)
This is another group featuring Bajka.

Radio Citizen

Free the Robots - Jazzhole
Nice music and video too.

Free The Robots

De Phazz - The Mambo Craze
Time to mambo!!!

De Phazz

The Whitefield Brothers - Yakuba (In The Raw 2002)
I love that psychedelic funk music.

The Whitefield Brothers

Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke and Sasafrass (1968)

Bubble Puppy

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Monday 05/09/2011

Art Links For 05/09/2011

Masaaki Sasamoto
I've blogged Masaaki's artwork about 18 months ago.  Here are a few of his newer paintings.

Orchid (2010)

To Equinox (2110)

Ma Yan Ling's
Here are some more recent wonderful artwork from Ma Yan Ling.

Ruan Lingyu (2011)

Audrey Hepburn (2010)

Dcollet in Art

Goa (Corset) 16th Century

Lucas Cranach - Portrait of Princess Sibylle of Cleve (As A Bride) (1526)

Palma Vecchio - A Blond Woman (1500-1530)

Another New Painting (Amy Crehore), "A Delicate Promenade"

A Delicate Promenade (2011)

Henri Gerbault

Ah, You The Crab Who Pinched My Calves Earlier! (1907)

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Music Video Links For 05/09/2011

Robert Johnson - Traveling Riverside Blues
This song (like many of his others) was covered by Lead Zeppelin.

Robert Johnson

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
This is my favorite recording of this great Blues song by John Lee Hooker.

John Lee Hooker

Clifford Brown Ensemble - Joy Spring (1954)
I think this is the original recording of this song.

Clifford Brown

Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Charles Mingus

Jethro Tull - Mother Goose

Jethro Tull

Pere Ubu - Heart Of Darkness

Pere Ubu

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin' via NPR

Raphael Saadiq

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Monday 05/02/2011

Art Links For 05/02/2011

Pham Thi Nghia (1949)
These are great.  I only wish I could find more images by this wonderful Vietnamese artist.

Bath in Moonlight

Ray Morimura via Trixietreats
I like this wood block prints.

Red Corridor - Fuhsimi (2009)

Snoqulmie Falls of Seattle

Victo Ngai via Suicide Blonde

After Dark

Cover Your Plexus
These are covers from the French magazine Plexus which feature sexy, psychedelic, surreal and playful artwork.  The poster below was my favorite.  It reminded me a little bit of artist Paul Delvaux's work.

Plexus January 1970

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Music Video Links For 05/02/2011

Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin'
This is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Fats Waller

Count Basie - Splanky
Nice swing number by the Count.

Count Basie

Anne Briggs - Blackwaterside
I just discovered this influential English folk singer today on YT.  I love her voice.

Anne Briggs

Pearls Before Swine - Another time
This is one of my favorite songs by this old ESP-Disk band.  I saw them live at the original Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, MI.  This song is from their first LP: One Nation Underground.

Pearls Before Swine

The Meters - Cissy Strut
Time for a little real funky music.

The Meters

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
This song has a fascinating guitar solo and was referred to as Funkadelic's A Love Supreme by music critic Greg Tate.


Deerhoof - Fresh Born (Live from Juan's Basement) via Motel de Moka
Today is the first time that I have ever heard this local San Francisco band, and I found myself drawn to their energy and guitar licks.


Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Yet another good song by this great band


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