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Archive for the Art Category
Dig It: 1. To approve of,
To Dig: 1. As in Crate Digging, to search for records or breaks, samples.
I dig the following clip from the Jackie Brown film, love Samuel’s vocal presence. The phrase is a killer. It’s within my dj sets, it’s appropriate, it’s dj battle material.
Blah blah blah en español.
Entrevista completa del proyecto KingLMan, entre otras cosas, en Diario de Avisos
Click below if your Spanish is better than mine, or do that Google Translate thang, lord knows I do.
Today is Guadi’s birthday, (and my sister’s, Happy Birthday Les’), and the Guardian’s Jonathan Jones, saw fit to write on the importance of Gaudi’s work and what it means to Barcelona. He left his time-travel mark on the city.
“For Guadi is an anachronistic genius – a modernist giant who was addicted to the past. His buildings are at once futuristic and backward-looking. Fantastical intruders in their day, they now have a timeless quality that makes them profoundly pleasurable. Where other modern buildings proclaim their century proudly, his could equally well come from medieval Africa or 25th-century Mars. He was mocked by Picasso for being old-fashioned, and by George Orwell for building modern monstrosities.”
Jonathan Jones’ piece in full
It’s that time again, time to get things rolling for this years edition of KEROXEN. It’s where music, plastic arts, visuals and dance collide in a refurbished oil refinery tank in the middle of Santa Cruz, Tenerife. Last year saw performances fromZa!, Chupaconcha, Pony Bravo, Unicornbot, Filastine, King Midas Sound, The Bug with Miss Red, Oswaldoh and D. Juan León, Diego Hdez, Frank Wild Year, Pierre Bastien, G.A.F. and Socos Dúo among others. We are going the crowdfunding route as last year, for the cash to build it, stay with us for more news, or bookmark Keroxen.com should the desire take you. Thanks to Klallam Digital Works for all the intense hours of recording the videos and to all those that came out and supported the massive effort of the team, much appreciated for real.
Spotted at The Guardian
In a future totalitarian state, Romney Wordsworth is a man put on trial for the crime of being obsolete. His occupation as a librarian is a crime punishable by death as the State has eliminated books and literacy. He believes in God, a crime also punishable by death, as the State claims to have proven that there is no God. He is prosecuted by the Chancellor, who announces in front of the assembled court that Wordsworth, in not being an asset to the State, shall be liquidated.
As my good friend Troy the Goblin, who originally spotted the link below, said, ¨there isn’t anything of TV these days that is as poignant as this fifty year episode.¨ Holler if you disagree.
Jack White is a straight up don, no doubt. Got style an’ panache.
Check this, the man has a record booth set up in his store. Yes, a record booth, you seen them in films back in the day….okay, maybe you didn’t. I saw one in a film a month ago, so maybe I think everybody is the same.
Regardless, they are super rare, apparently the one Jack has is the only operating one known to exist. So in celebration of Record Store Day, of which Jack is this years ambassador, “On Saturday, April 20th, Jack White and Third Man Records will unveil their Third Man Recording Booth, a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine that records up to 2 minutes of audio and dispenses a one-of-a-kind 6″ phonograph disc to the user. Whether it be a song, a message to a lover, an audio postcard or just the curiosity of a process that has mystified so many folks for ages, the ability to “hear yourself as others hear you” is not only a tagline here…it’s an invitation, a charge, a call to arms.”