Vintage Kamikaze Aircraft New Year’s Postcards These Japanese New Year’s postcards from 1937 feature Kamikaze planes and pilots. The cards celebrate the first Japanese built airplanes that could fly to Europe. The kamikaze suicide pilots did not appear until October of 1944. Also, I found out via Wikipedia that Pink Tentacle also has an article on these cards published today too published earlier than this article.
Kamikaze over Mount Fuji (2) [ ]
Blue moon to shine on New Year’s Eve
Blue Moon – Ella Fitzgerald [ ]
Notable Opinion Art of the Year (2009)
Islamic Revolution Barbie [ ]
Art Links For 12/28/2009
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Artistin (Marzella) I’m not a big fan of Expressionist painter Kirchner, but I really like this painting of his child model and muse Lina Franziska Fehrmann. Here are more images of Lina
Lina Franziska Fehrmann [ ]
Beatus Escorial These colorful and fascinating Picassoesque images are from the 10th century Illuminated manuscript- Escorial Beatus, which is a commentary by Beatus of Li�bana on the Apocalypse.
Worship of the Animal and the Dragon (Apocalypse XIII)
The fifth Angel sounds trumpet (Apocalypse IX) [ ]
Codex Manesse The beautiful 14th century illuminated manuscript the Codex Manesse was “the single most comprehensive source for the texts of love songs in Middle High German, representing 140 poets, several of whom were famous rulers. The term for these poets, Minnes�nger, combines the words for “romantic love” and “singer”, reflecting the content of the poetry, which adapted the Proven�al troubadour tradition to German”. Below are two of my favorite images.
Manessi song handwriting (large Heidelberger song handwriting), scene: Give from Limburg
Untitled [ ]
Shinya Okayama I like these.
Happy Time [ ]
Music Video Links For 12/28/2009
Stan Getz and John Coltrane – Hackensack (Live 1960) Who do you think plays the better sax?
Stan Getz and John Coltrane [ ]
Dave Brubeck – Take Five (1966 Live) This is a great performance by this band from my old stomping grounds in Ann Arbor.
Dave Brubeck [ ]
Skatalites – Guns of Navarone (Live 2003) They still sound good to me!
Skatalites [ ]
Radiohead – No Surprises (live acoustic) Hopefully at least, there will be no bad surprises in the new year. Here’s the studio version
Radiohead [ ]
War/No More Trouble – Playing for Change – Song Around The World This is a hopeful song for the new year, which at the moment doesn’t look like it will be very peaceful. Still, hope springs eternal…
Bob Marley (Live 1979)
Playing for Change [ ]
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
No Doubt [ ]
Venetian Snares – Szam�r Mad�r via Motel de Moka
Venetian Snares [ ]
Karsh Kale – Beautiful via Sweet Heat
Karsh Kale [ ]
Art Links For 12/21/2009
Females Reading in Art – Wikimedia Commons This is an interesting Wikimedia category. Here are a few of my favorites.
Emile Munier – The Reading Lession
Takehisa Yumeji – Postcard Showa Era
Piero di Cosimo – Mary Magdalene (1500-1510) [ ]
Emma Fordyce MacRae (1887 � 1974) and Art Inconnu These are gorgeous! I had never heard of this artist before or The Philadelphia Ten: A Women’s Artist Group 1917 – 1945
Melina in green – 1931 [ ]
KuKulaland I had blogged Kukula about a year or so ago, and I was reminded of her work when I read this article about her upcoming show in the LA Times: KuKula’s ‘Immortal Artifacts’ at Corey Helford
Complete Exhaustion (2009) [ ]
What Was Popular Mechanics Thinking? via Everlasting Blort James Inhofe will need one of these when the sea level rises. 😉
Modern Mechanix [ ]
Shane Devries blog via Cgunit These are fun.
Oh No, He’s Eating My Birthday Cake! [ ]
Music Video Links For 12/21/2009
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole (HQ Audio) This is one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time.
Nat King Cole [ ]
Louis Jordan – Buzz me Baby Nice tune from the mid 1940s.
Louis Jordan [ ]
Moira Shearer – The Red Shoes (part 1 1948) I saw this movie last week and thought it was great, especially the Red Shoes ballet scene. The stage sets, costumes, music and performers art woven together into a remarkable work of art. I would like to see this movie on the big screen. I highly recommend it on DVD. Here’s part 2
Moira Shearer [ ]
Muddy Waters – I Can’t Be Satisfied (Live) This is one of my favorite songs by Muddy Waters. The song was originally released in 1948 too.
Muddy Waters [ ]
Larry Williams – Bony Moronie John Lennon was a big fan.
Larry Williams [ ]
John Lennon – Merry Christmas (War Is Over) Speaking of John Lennon…
John Lennon [ ]
Orbital – One Perfect Sunrise (live)
Orbital [ ]
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Norah Jones [ ]
Chicane – Saltwater
Chicane [ ]
Lykke Li – Little Bit
Lykke Li [ ]
Stooges make rock’s hall of fame
It’s about time, Iggy deserves it. Also, John McCain’s ABBA will be inducted. Talk about your yin and yang…
Iggy Pop and the Stooges – The Passenger [ ]
Art Links For 12/14/2009
Chenman These are some wonderful images by this young Bejing artist. I wish I could make Photoshop images that soar like these, but only in my dreams…
Shiori Matsumoto I blogged Shiori over two years ago, and it’s nice to see that she’s still creating excellent works of art.
Temariuta (2009) [ ]
Thatseurobeat I wonder where this blogger finds all these vintage images?
A “Scarecrow” from a 1950 Magazine
Magazine Picture from 1950 [ ]
Ernest Clayton Collection of California Wild Flowers This is a nice set of images from SFPL. I love California poppies!
The Ubiquitous California Poppy [ ]
Kristamas Klousch – Self Portraiture via Cgunit I like these.
Meow in Underwear [ ]
Michael Pacher Weird, No?
Music Video Links For 12/14/2009
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago This is a great song by visionary blues legend Robert Johnson.
Robert Johnson [ ]
Fats Waller – I�m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter I like this version by Fats.
Fats Waller [ ]
Little Walter – My Babe One of the greatest blues harmonica players and performers of all time.
Little Walter [ ]
XTC – Senses Working Overtime Live TV (video portion) This is a great live version of one of my favorite XTC songs.
XTC [ ]
The Ghost In You – Psychedelic Furs (HQ Audio) I haven’t listened to these guys in quite a while.
Psychedelic Furs [ ]
Pizzicato Five – Such A Beautiful Girl Like You Needed some yin at this point.
Pizzicato Five [ ]
Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
Elliott Smith [ ]
A Perfect Circle – Blue (Official Video)
A Perfect Circle [ ]
John Martyn – I’d Rather be the Devil via Coisas do arco da velha This dude can play.
John Martyn [ ]
Art Links For 12/07/2009
Ryoko Suzuki These are great! I want one in my living room!
Anikora-Kawaii 10 [ ]
Jin Shangyi These are beautiful.
Yang Fei-Yun And these are beautiful too.
Walter McClintock Glass Lantern Slides These simply amazing hand painted photographs were taken around the turn of the century.
Thunder Tipi of Cream Antelope [ ]
Yuichiro Ohmura via Who Killed Bambi
Lucky rabbit girl-Olympia (2007) [ ]
Aleksandra Waliszewska via Traveling with the Ghost These are so damn weird. I think that’s why I like them.
Tarapaty (2008) [ ]
Xiaoqing Ding I blogged her work before a couple of years ago, but it’s definitely worth another look. Check out her Photo Album or easier viewing.
Starry Night (2003) [ ]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Digital Archive at Bowdoin College The hero of Gettysburg (and mine too) is documented from the university where he taught every subject except for math.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain [ ]
Music Video Links For 12/07/2009
Vladimir Horowitz – Chopin Ballade 1 (1968 Live TV) This is a thing of pure beauty.
Vladimir Horowitz [ ]
Bob Dylan – Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall – Telecasts 10 This song is also the theme for the U.N. Copenhagen climate summit
Bob Dylan [ ]
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier Who is responsible for war?
Buffy Sainte-Marie [ ]
Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters – I’m A Man Nice to see the students with their teacher having fun.
Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters [ ]
Blind Melon – No Rain Great song.
Blind Melon [ ]
Spoon – Don’t You Evah “The robot Keepon (developed by Hideki Kozima and programmed by Marek Michalowski) dancing to the Spoon song, Don’t You Evah.” – Wired. Another great tune.
Spoon [ ]
Patty Griffin – Rain Nice.
Patty Griffin [ ]
Tool – The Pot
Tool [ ]
New Young Pony Club – The Get Go This band is really good.
New Young Pony Club [ ]
Archives January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
A Very Sexy Cleopatra
Three Beauties (1793)
Three Gold Fish (2003)
Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)
Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)
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