The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
Squares is a new song by Berlin musician Jonathan Kluth, is composed of musical loops played on a plucked violin, an acoustic guitar and percussion sounds generated through creative use of the interior of a car. The song is a single off of the singer’s debut album, Ophelia.
Our relationship with nothing is complex, contradictory, and essential. It is that shape in the corner of our vision, defining the boundaries of things but never quite in focus. What then, is it? Nothingness.
Besides feeling generally unwell, I’m also in a mood – black and white, with an olive, murder, and dames.
Klari Reis | San Francisco Blue (detail) | A Daily Dish
What happens when you take epoxy polymer and the tools and techniques of science, then put them in the hands of artist Klari Reis? You get the vibrant colors and joy of unbound creativity. (via)
MP3s: She Keeps Bees, Owl. Charli XCX, Break The Rules. Bishop Allen, Start Again. Lace Curtains, Wilshire And Fairfax. Sinkane, How We Be. Lulac, Winter Is Passing. Greg Macpherson ft Hailey Primrose, Tourists.
The Pogues, Dirty Old Town. Enjoy!
It can be difficult to understand another culture, particularly when everything – language, religion, lifestyle, etc – is so radically different from one’s own. “How could anyone deliberately put their family in jeopardy?” I wondered. But was “Fadi Shihab’s” decision to move his family from Knoxville to Gaza so un-understandable? Once Returned, edited by Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke.
John Lennon: “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” Floating, a short film directed By Greg Jardin.
Injun, Indian, Skin. In my late 20s, I became “Western Hemisphere Indians (race), #9 (ethnicity)” according to the U.S. government. Over the decades, the words have changed; attitudes, not so much. Good people weep, protest, and arm themselves with knowledge and the vote. The others carry tear gas, stand their ground, and arm themselves with inherited hatred and abuse of power. Anyway, though I’m enjoying Native Tongues: Origins, but I appreciate XIT’s Reservation of Education (about the 11:07 mark) from their 1973 album, Silent Warrior.
Revisits: 50 (tiny) Stories That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. Pokey LaFarge. Valeria Petrone. Protest Records (Chumbawamba, vol5). Siebe de Boer.
"Why do we call it fine casual Mexican dining instead of Nonchilada?" Joel Ingersoll
Be-bop-a-lula, poopsies. And goodnight.
Mary Harman | Painting, Holography, Sculpture | Montreal
"For upon the bounteous earth Zeus has thrice ten thousand Spirits (daimones), Watchers of mortal men, and these keep watch on judgements and deeds of wrong as they roam, clothed in mist, all over the earth." Hesiod: Works and Days
(Harman at Saatchi)
The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.