Vintage Japanese Kamikaze New Year’s Postcards
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
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)
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
I like these.
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.
Skatalites – Guns of Navarone (Live 2003)
They still sound good to me!
Radiohead – No Surprises (live acoustic)
Hopefully at least, there will be no bad surprises in the new year. Here’s the studio version
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
Venetian Snares – Szam�r Mad�r via Motel de Moka
Karsh Kale – Beautiful via Sweet Heat
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
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. 😉
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.
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
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.
Larry Williams – Bony Moronie
John Lennon was a big fan.
John Lennon – Merry Christmas (War Is Over)
Speaking of John Lennon…
Orbital – One Perfect Sunrise (live)
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Chicane – Saltwater
Lykke Li – Little Bit
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
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…
I blogged Shiori over two years ago, and it’s nice to see that she’s still creating excellent works of art.
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
Music Video Links For 12/14/2009
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
This is a great song by visionary blues legend Robert Johnson.
Fats Waller – I�m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
I like this version by Fats.
Little Walter – My Babe
One of the greatest blues harmonica players and performers of all time.
XTC – Senses Working Overtime Live TV (video portion)
This is a great live version of one of my favorite XTC songs.
The Ghost In You – Psychedelic Furs (HQ Audio)
I haven’t listened to these guys in quite a while.
Pizzicato Five – Such A Beautiful Girl Like You
Needed some yin at this point.
Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
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.
Art Links For 12/07/2009
These are great! I want one in my living room!
These are beautiful.
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.
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.
Bob Dylan – Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall – Telecasts 10
This song is also the theme for the U.N. Copenhagen climate summit
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier
Who is responsible for war?
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
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.
Patty Griffin – Rain
Tool – The Pot
New Young Pony Club – The Get Go
This band is really good.
New Young Pony Club
A Very Sexy Cleopatra
Three Beauties (1793)
Three Gold Fish (2003)
Spring by Kawase Hasui (1925)
Bather Arranging Her Hair by Renoir (1885)