Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cardiac Fanfare


Sam Cooke - "Steal Away"

Stevie Wonder - "Hallelujah (I Love Her So)"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dime Divas

Keri Hilson - "Turn My Swag On"

"My friends have often told me that I should model", Anna Szabo told a press conference in Budapest, "and they have frequently suggested that I should go for beauty pageants. So I applied for several contests, but I was always rejected at the entry stage, because the organisers invariably ruled out anyone with a criminal record. That's why I was so attracted to the Miss Mafia beauty contest. Because here, for once, my considerable criminal convictions can be used to my advantage."

Explaining the rules of the Miss Mafia contest, one of the competition organisers added that "contestants can only enter the competition after submitting a police mug shot to us, to prove they have a valid criminal background. As well as the usual statistics of hip size, bust size, weight, personality and poise, our judges are looking for other statistics, such as criminal charges, underworld associates, gang membership, and time spent behind bars. After a preliminary competition to weed out unsuitable contestants, the final contest will be held in the 8th district, in a bar that was once bombed out in a Mafia clan fight. We have thieves, fraudsters, gang members, bank robbers, and swindlers taking part as contestants and judges, so it should be an interesting night."

Monday, October 25, 2010


Some Velvet Morning

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - "Some Velvet Morning"

Photograph of Marilyn Monroe

Monday, October 18, 2010

El Guincho

El Guincho - "Antillas"

El Guincho - "Bombay"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Palm Wine Guitar Music

S.E. Rogie - "Do Me Justice"

this WORLD is UNREAL like a SNAKE in a ROPE

I wrote about Sublime Frequencies on Band of Gypsies a while ago and spent a surreal evening watching Omar Souleyman perform in an old WMC in the backstreets of Leeds in April. So, since I intend to be in India this time next year, I look forward to the release of the above film from the same label. I hope I see fire and tinsel and elephants and trumpets and goats.

Put Your Feet Where Your Mouth Is

The Tennessee Mountaineers - "Standing on the Promises"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

LYF (w o r l d u n i t e)

This much I know: though their visual identity is based in self-imposed mystique, WU LYF are a collective based geographically in Manchester. Their artwork and promo collages rebellion, religion and revolution; their music combines thrash and gospel - the sound of spectres moving through a concrete jungle: sharp-fisted and spooky: hoods up in heaven.


WU LYF - "Concrete Gold"



Mercy to Sister J of 40HEARTS.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quarteto Em Cy

Quarteto Em Cy - "Tudo Que Você Podia Ser"

Russia in Colour

Taken from a photographic survey of the Russian Empire between 1909 and 1912 by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) using a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession. He used red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images.

View more here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Calypso Blues

Click here for Theophilis London's cover...