Tuesday 26 May 2009


Fellini's Casanova (Il Casanova di Federico Fellini) 1976 is a film of Italian director Federico Fellini, adapted from the autobiography of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th century adventurer and writer.

Filmed entirely at Cinecittà in Rome, the film won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, with the intention of Oscar Danilo Donati.

Nino Rota - L'Uccello Magico A Parigi

Tuesday 19 May 2009


Spring in New York. With the help of two events, I have again been filled with the life affirming breath that winter threatens to take away, just in the nick of time.

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Hanami: the viewing, the celebration of the Sakura

"Sakura no ki no shita ni wa shitai ga umatte iru
(dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees)"- Motojirō Kaji

featuring Cosplay beauties

and Jonathan Schipper Irreversibility at Pierogi May 15 - June 28

cars collide and a bottle shatters overhead

See more of Schippers works in action at
Opposition Art

Sunday 17 May 2009



Secret/ive mastermind behind Canadia's finest musique label of the synthesized variety, Mute Records, Daniel Miller's wanderings thru the worlds of weird with musical comrade Boyd Rice result in a most hypnagogic state of perception when bent upon the formation of Cleanliness and Order. All minimal kiddie key tones overlayed with repetitive suggestion, this moment in listening time space imbues the listener with traces of deep seated desire along the keeping it clean and minding manners lines of consciousness. The mind behind dance prance floor favorites Warm Leatherette and T.V.O.D. taking a dip in the proverbial pool of irregularity with the proudest member of the Partridge Family Temple.

Boyd Rice and Daniel Miller - Cleanliness And Order

Released on Los Angeles Free Music Society label in the confines of year 1900 and 80 in conjunction with a number of other mind benders > download full compilation here.


Thursday 14 May 2009


Between his first two solo brilliant recordings, Eno released the single, 'Seven Deadly Finns'. Like bodies in heavenly align a line of thought this Martian music is drawn to the world of uncanny constellations from fiery sphere known as Planet Mondo:


"Eno is a genuine genius we all knows that – but because of his colossal catalogue of influence and output, Eno’s fizzy inventiveness as a lyricist is often overlooked. Weighty, worthy and well crafted wordplay is all well and good (Andy Partridge and Ian Dury being two personal faves) but it takes a unique skill to join the dots in a rhyming dictionary with lyrical skits that scan, bubble and bounce like a Gilbert and Sullivan set piece.

'Seven Deadly Finns' is a single only release from 1974, with a guitar solo that that sounds like a prototype for Bowie's 'Boys Keep Swinging'. There's a great piece on 'Seven Deadly Finns' here."

Eno - Seven Deadly Finns


Oblique Strategies (over a hundred subtitles valid dilemmas) is a card game published by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first in 1975 now in a fifth edition. Each card makes a phrase or cryptic which is be done to break the deadlocks dilemma situation.

Download Oblique Strategies widget here.

Tuesday 12 May 2009




With tunes that divulge a haunted glimpse into the psyche of a seemingly impenetrable soul languishing in never ending tangles of auditory riddle and rhythm, GARY WAR is taking sonic wizardry to levels as yet uncharted by man. While we sleep he is fashioning lyric webs like a yellow brick path thru the rawest of the honest and coated in a convolution without intention, all set adrift toward our ears inside painstakingly packaged vocals painted with the brush of layered analog distortion. In the passing of 2008s into 9s this musical compatriot of the likes of Ariel Pink and Blank Dogs has (over multiple releases present and ever nearing future) developed a singular sound that defies any predating comparisons to the former(s). Like Chrome's sacred magnet waved over an unraveled cassette of David Gilmour and Gene Clark singing love songs written about the time they washed up on a deserted island with This Heat and Cluster, all dragged through the mud of life and shot into space, War paints lo-fi portraits of the universe and covers 'Eye in the Sky' with equal ease and amaze.

Gary War - Using

Gary War - See Right Thru

Receive all War's transmissions (via generosity-at-it's-finest-download-dimension) by visiting this most magical interwebland anointed under cognomen Gary War Fun Zone or purchase on consecrated vinyl disc here.

Roman Soldiers - Yuppie Fires

When War collides with Blank Dog's masked mysterian a most amazing thing (ROMAN SOLDIERS) occurs, voices all battle cries drowning in a million warped echoes.

Upcoming Gary War NY materializations off the Isle and deep into the Land of Brooks set to commence at Don Pedro's 14 May 2009 and Death by Audio 13 June 2009.


Monday 11 May 2009


Satyricon (Fellini Satyricon) is a 1969 Italian film by Federico Fellini. Loosely based on work Petronius, Satyricon, a series of bawdy and satirical episodes written during the reign of Nero and in Imperial Rome.

Saturday 9 May 2009


Via Martin Iles:

'Hey y'all.

Showing videos at Dan’s Silverleaf this Sunday. Video of a French dandy picking pockets, an awesome short photo barrage of house facades, and a live music footage of 35 early 80s punk, New Wave, and post punk bands.

Starts promptly at 10:30PM, and it's free.

Because I love you, I will have a cheeseburger-shaped cake from Kroger for you to eat. First come, first serve, y'all.

Spread the word, and come out if this shit interests you.


Sunday March 29
Dan's Silver Leaf
103 Industrial Street
Denton TX


La piste aux étoiles, 1962 (11 min.)

Live television footage of master pickpocket Henri Kassagi entertaining (and playfully stealing) from an audience in the round from the French circus television program “Star Spangled Track” in 1962. Kassagi was a professional thief who later used the skills he developed in the underworld of Tunisia to become a magician. Kassagi was also a crime consultant for films (including Robert Bresson’s 1959 film Pickpocket).


Timo Katz, 2006 (2 min 23 sec.)

German experimental filmmaker Timo Katz uses still photos of the facades of a row house community to illustrate how the inhabitants of these homes create variation and difference through exterior décor, while the architecture of the structures are an endless disturbing repetition of the same basic design. With music by Japanese duo Fonica.


Derek Burbidge and Miles Copeland, 1981 (124 min.)

Produced by IRS Records founder Miles Copeland, Urgh! A Music War is an ambitious live music documentary focusing on British and American punk rock, New Wave, and post-punk acts in the early 1980s.

Featuring 35 acts including: Wall of Voodoo, Klaus Nomi, John Cooper Clarke, OMD, Oingo Boingo, Gang of Four, Echo and the Bunnymen, XTC, The Go-Gos, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, The Cramps, X, Devo, Pere Ubu, and more.

Monday 4 May 2009





Helmut Newton, May 1976 Paris Vogue

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Alice Springs, Elle Francais, 1975


Helmut Newton, April 1977 Vogue Paris

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Hans Feurer, May 1987 Paris Vogue

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Helmut Newton, Vogue Paris July 1975


Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 film which the story tells of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to begin the life again and find a job at a working dinner. It stars Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter, Billy Green Bush, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Valerie Curtin, Kris Kristofferson and Jodie Foster. The film was written by Robert Getchell and directed by Martin Scorsese. Ellen Burstyn won the Oscar for best actress for her performance as Alice Hyatt.

Ellen Burnstyn - When Your Lover Has Gone