Saturday, March 31, 2012

Angelique Kidjo: Summertime

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Something cool for the warmer weather. . .

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

"I do not know which to prefer, | The beauty of inflections | Or the beauty of innuendos, | The blackbird whistling | Or just after."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Finally, sunshine and warmth (28C at 4pm this afternoon)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Parov Stelar: Chambermaid Swing

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

This weekend? Some electro-swing goodness. . .

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Slaughterhouse-Five: ‘So it goes’

Private First Class Kurt Vonnegut, Jr:
His infantry unit had been smashed by Panzer divisions in the Ardennes; his unmarked POW train attacked by the RAF; miraculously, he and a handful of fellow prisoners escaped incineration by American and British bombers. “Their combined labors killed 250,000 people in twenty-four hours and destroyed all of Dresden – possibly the world’s most beautiful city”, Vonnegut wrote. “But not me.”
So it goes

And here's the letter Vonnegut wrote to his family in May 1945 from the Le Havre POW Repatriation Camp, France, in which he informs them of his capture and survival: Letters of Note

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Demdike Stare: Kommunion

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Some mighty fine | ambient | electronic | dark | deep chord | drone | industrial stuff:

Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Cultural icons in their own words

Here's a collection of links to audio and video clips featuring artists, musicians, writers and thinkers including:
Guillaume Apollinaire, Albert Einstein, W H Auden, Bela Bartok, Samuel Beckett, Dalai Lama, T S Eliot, Victor Frankl, Frank Gehry, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Billie Holiday, Carl Jung, David Lynch, Georgia O'Keefe, Marshall McLuhan, Vladimir Nabokov, Sylvia Plath, Michael Pollan, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, Andy Warhol, Muddy Waters, Malcolm X
and others: open culture

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Memphis Shakedown

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Meet the Jimi Hendrix of the kazoo. . .

Friday, March 02, 2012

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The Other Side

Waiting area, David Trench Rehabilitation Centre, Sai Ying Pun

Thursday, March 01, 2012