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August 2011

Monday 08/29/2011

Art and Music Links For 08/29/2011

Ivan Bilibin
There are a lot wonderful images by this Russian illustrator on the Wikimedia Commons under the category of Tales by Ivan Bilibin.  The image below that I first saw via Suicide Blonde was my favorite.  It was from the tale Vasilisa the Beautiful.  You can read the full tale here or the synopsis here.


Vasilisa The Beautiful (1899)  *I love the frame too.


Sirin form the Bestiary (1905)

Kumiko Higami and more images here.
I love these!!!!

Virgil Finlay

Jun Kumaori
This is another nice new painting from Jun Kumaori.


Untitled Girl (2011)

Automats
I love this photograph.  I can almost imagine Edward Hopper taking a lunch break here from painting Chop Suey.


Automat (1936) by Berenice Abbott

Leadbelly - Goodnight, Irene

 
Leadbelly

Gertrude Michael - Sweet Marihuana (1934)


Gertrude Michael

Harry "The Hipster" Gibson - Who Put the Benzadrine in Mrs Murphys Ovaltine? (1944)
Too funny!


Harry Gibson

Them - Baby Please Don't Go


Them

Wild Flag - Romance via NPR


Wild Flag

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Monday 08/22/2011

Art and Music Links For 08/22/2011

Nom Kinnear King via Anormal Magazine
These are beautiful.


The Procession (2010)


Fortunes Ballad (2011)

Eric Fortune via Cgunit
I blogged Eric back in 2009.  It's good to see he's still creating excellent artwork.


A Place That I Remember


A Whispered Warning

El Tren Expreso - Movie Posters in Mexico circa 1948–1954
This is a good subset of posters from the Ramón Figueroa Collection.

La Red

Ira Chernova via Anormal Magazine


by Ekaterina Grigorieva

Bo Carter - Corrine Corrina
Bo was an occasion member of the Mississippi sheiks.

 
Bo Carter

Oscar Peterson - Nica's Dream
Nica Rothschild was the baroness who became a fan and benefactor of cutting-edge musicians, e.g., Charlie Parker. Here's a link to a biography of Nica. I plan to order that book from Amazon before the CA state tax kicks in.

 
Oscar Petterson

Brian Eno - The Fat Lady of Limbourg

 
Brian Eno

Bonobo - Black Sands

 
Bonobo

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Monday 08/15/2011

Art and Music Links For 08/15/2011

Miles Aldridge via Suicide Blonde
I think the Lily Cole photograph below is one of the most amazing images I have ever seen.


Like A Painting (Lily Cole 2005)


Casting Couch (2006)

Sandro Botticelli - Madonna del Magnificat (1483)
I blogged this painting by one of my favorite artists about seven years ago from the ARC, but this is a newer image from the Google Art Project.  It's gorgeous isn't it?


Madonna del Magnificat (1483)

Camilla d' Eerrico
It's been a while since I last blogged her work, but it keeps getting better and better!


Black Rabbit Kaleidoscope (2011)

Brian M. Viveros  via Suicide Blonde


Gogo Yubari (2011)

Zombie Bowling Balls: Heads Will Roll! via Who Killed Bambi


Zombie Bowling Balls

The Amazing Poster Art Of Albert Kallis
I would just love to have a copy the Saucer-Men poster below.  If you've never seen it, it's a great old movie, very funny.


Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Grand Teton National Park- Official Facebook Page


Grand Teton National Park Photo (2011)

Music

Chick Webb - Stompin' at the Savoy (1934)

 
Chuck Webb

 
Judy Garland (14 years old in 1936)

Bobby Day - Rockin Robin (HD)
I like this song, and I love birds!

 
Bobby Day

Yuja Wang - The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Wow.  She's wonderful!

 
Yula Wang

Ann Liv Young - Mermaid Clip
I'm not sure what this is all about. :D


Ann Liv Young

Death Cab for Cutie - You Are A Tourist [Official Video]


Death Cab for Cutie

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Tuesday 08/09/2011

Art and Music Links For 08/08/2011

Anita Kreituse via Figuration Féminine
This is a great image.


Birth of Fire (2002)

AliCč's Flikr photostream - Alice Pasquini
These are amazing works of "street" art.  Can you imagine walking down the street in Rome and seeing one of her paintings on a wall or doorway?  Here's her website for more images.


Brest (2011)


Roma (2011)

New Painting by Jun Kumaori
I love her work!


Jam Stardust (2011)

Giovanni Bellini - Blessing Christ (1460)
I was browsing Renaissance paintings on Wikimedia Commons, and I saw this wonderful painting of Jesus Christ by Giovanni Bellini.  I remembered that I first saw it on a Pearls Before Swine album cover "These Things Too".  I sort of got my introduction to classic art from this group, who featured masterpieces on their album covers.


Blessing Christ (1460)

Pre-Code Movie Posters via Everlasting Blort
She was a hottie!


Ladies They Talk About

Music

Kings Of Convenience - Boat Behind

 
Kings of Convenience

Albert Collins - Frosty

 
Albert Collins

Mister Magic - Grover Washington, Jr. (1974)

 
Grover Washington, Jr

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Monday 08/01/2011

Art Links For 08/01/2011

Carlos Nunez


Alabama

New Artwork By Audrey Kawasaki via Juuri


Charlotte Close-up (2011)

New From Shepard Fairy


George Harrison Poster (limited edition of 450, 65$, 18 x 24" proceeds go to UNICEF)


Commanda

Woman Playing the Flute from Jogaku sekai


Postcard by Mizuno Hidekata

Spring Scattering Stars - by Edwin Howland Blashfield via sort of Trixie Treats


Spring Scattering Stars

Victor Castillo


When the Music’s Over (2009)

Kronos Posters and Lobby Cards (1957, USA)


Kronos Poster

Look Magazine - November 1938


Look Magazine (1938)

Japanese Magazine Cover (1950)


Journal of Kastoria (1950)

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Music Video Links For 08/01/2011

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You (1956)
This is the original version of this great wildly covered song.

 
Screamin' Jay Hawkins

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)
I always like this earlier recording by John Coltrane.

 
John Coltrane

Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1964)
This is from Wayne Shorter's masterpiece of the same name and features Freddie Hubbard and Herbie Hancock.

 
Wayne Shorter

Golden Throats - Ted Cassidy (1965)
Good ole Lurch lives on via Netflix.

 
Ted Cassidy

 
Lurch as a Rock Star Addams Family (1965)

The Cramps - Queen of Pain
This is pretty funny and the video features many photos of our gal Betty Page.

 
The Cramps

Devil Doll - Queen Of Pain
This is different song than the Cramps above.

 
Devil Doll

Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star
She's excellent!

 
Corinne Bailey Rae

O.A.R. - Shattered (Live at Deep Rock Drive)

 
O.A.R.

The Pierces - You'll Be Mine Live (BBC Review Show)
I love these women, and I especially like to hear their live recordings.

 
The Pierces

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