Jean Francis Auburtin This artist has a great soft sense for reproducing the female form.
Mermaids (ca. 1920)
Three Heads, Six Arms I got to go see this in SF. It’s unreal.
At the Civic Center in San Francisco
Surreal Japanese Hair Dryer Ad Weird no?
Fuji Ad (1971)
The Weird Love Makers Including strip pinochle…
Japanese Film “The Warped Ones” remarketed as sexploitation film in America
Manuel Orazi – L’Atlantide
Happyland with Marguerite Clark More information on actress Marguerite Clark
Happyland Lithograph (1905)
Behind the Logo via Everlasting Blort
YummyKitty via Traveling with the Ghost
Kitsune And Prey
Music Video Links For 05/31/2010
Nick Drake – From The Morning I had never heard of this guy before. It’s too bad that his life was so short.
Pearls Before Swine – Morning Song 7” Disc (short) version Here’s the full version
Pearls Before Swine
Les McCann Trio – Morning Song
Les McCann Trio
Thievery Corporation – Until the Morning
Placebo – Pure Morning
Cold War Kids – Tell Me In The Morning
Cold War Kids
Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance
Colorstar – Morning Call
Art of Kasho Takabatake
Kasho Takabatake and Yayoi Museum and It’s too bad that the beautiful images are so small on the above sites. I did however manage to find these larger images on various sites. This is an excellent Japanese artist/illustrator. I found more images and information at Magazine Images of Women and Girls in the Illustrations of Takabatake Kasho, 19251937
Via Kinouya Archive Here’s the image link
Via Tokyo Girl
ViaGatochy: Kasho Takabatake, Hand-cranked Victor phonographs, 1920’s or 1930’s
Music Video Links For 05/24/2010
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows This is one of my favorite songs by the Beatles.
Antibalas – Gabes New Joint This Brooklyn-based band replicates the pulsating Afrobeat sound of Feli Kuti in the hit Broadway musical Fela!
Santogold – I’m A Lady
Four Tet – Hands
Orbital – Illuminate
Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster
Art Links For 05/17/2010
Japanese Steamship Travel Posters These are wonderful images from the early 20th century of Japanese steamship posters.
Tiger Tiger Burning Bright – Art Exhibit This looks like a great exhibit at gallery Rog LaRue in Seattle, which features one of my favorite artists. The theme of the show is also the name of a William Blake poem.
Painting bySweet Yumiko Kayukawa
Isabel Samaras These are terrific paintings. I’d love to have the Bride of Frankenstein hanging in my living room!
Song of the Finch
Song of the Raven
Joshua Petker I blogged Joshua’s work some six years, and he’s definitely getting better all the time.
Contentment, Smoking (2010)
Music Video Links For 05/17/2010
Coleman Hawkins – Body and soul This version of Body and Soul by Coleman Hawkins was a precursor to the Bebop jazz sound.
Muddy Waters – She Moves Me Thanks a lot for posting this on YouTube for me TheBluesfan12! This is a great song by the master himself Muddy Waters.
Frank Zappa – It Can’t Happen Here This is from The Mothers first album in 1966. This Freak Out cut is from Help, I’m A Rock if you want to hear the whole thing song. This song by the musical genius Frank Zappa is a true work of modern art.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource I definitely got to get a CD by these guys.
Semisonic – Closing Time
The xx – Night Time
Sui Zhen – Big and Small via Motel de Moka Yet, another nice find by Motel de Moka.
Art Links For 05/10/2010
Lord of the Flugornas: More Vintage Swedish Book Covers I love this book cover.
He Bin Girls just want to have fun.
Memory of a Trip 5 (2006)
Otto Theodore Gustav Lingner – Water Nymph Beautiful.
Water Nymph (before 1917)
Émile-Louis Foubert – Nude Lying at Lakefront This image is from the book Le Nu au salon. I wonder where the original painting is? In any case, it is a great B&W scan.
Nude Lying at the Lakefront (1894)
MadonnaShots via Traveling with the Ghost Madonna having fun with Vogue in 1992.
Music Video Links For 05/10/2010
Fats Navarro Quintet – Nostalgia Great bop from 1947 with Fats Navarro, Art Blakey and Dexter Gordon.
Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing in the Streets Way back in 1964.
Martha and the Vandellas
The Phantom of Liberty – Luis Bunuel – Table Scene (1974) This is scene from one of my favorite movies by surrealist film maker Luis Bunuel. He’s always been one of my heroes. If you have never seen a Bunuel film, it’s a good place to start.
The Phantom of Liberty
Bob Marley – Stir it up Bob Marley always sounds good to me.
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him? Yes.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Is This Love? No.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Bat for Lashes – Moon and Moon Natasha Khan is such a sweetheart.
Bat For Lashes
Four Tet – She Moves She I like this music. I found this tune while looking for Muddy Waters’ song of a similar name.
Calvin Harris – Colours Nice song, I found this one looking for a band called Colours.
Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song I got to get a CD by these dudes.
Art Links For 05/03/2010
Robert Henri Sorry, but I didn’t have enough room for Salome
Edna Smith in a Japanese Wrap (1915)
Miss Kaji Waki (1909)
Lehnert and Landrock “Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1880-1957) were famous producers of early 20th century European photographs of the Near East.”
Tunisian Woman with Berber Jewelry (1910)
Bedouin Beauty (1914)
Tokimatsu – Toasts the Brits
Music Video Links For 05/03/2010
Muddy Waters – Still a Fool
Elvis Costello – Alison
Danielle Dax – Sleep Has No Property (Cleopatra)
Of Montreal – Wraith Pined to the Mist
Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (live in London)
Jens Lekman – Black Cab via Motel de Moka
Archives January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
La Cigale (1872)
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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