This is fun!
Friday, October 29, 2010
This is one of my all time favourites. Not only is it a wonderfully random pythonesque skit, but also it displays one of the rare occasions where you can spot the actors struggling a bit with keeping themselves from laughing... it's subtle, but it's there. Lady and gentlemen, I give you the Monty Python Clip of the Week.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I have an idea for a radical experiment I think I'll try to carry through. The idea is as simple as it is subversive: to replace my entire 13 GB music library -- both on my computer and on my mp3 player -- with an equal size of completely new music.
I've realized that I almost never listen to new music. With 'new' I mean music that I haven't heard before -- it doesn't matter if it was recorded in 2009, 1976 or 1948. The problem is that I almost only listen to two kinds of music: 1 -- my own music (i.e. the stuff I happen to be working on at the moment), and 2 -- music that I already know I will like; old trusted music that I return to again and again.
So in order to jump start my curiosity for music, I'm going to try this radical approach. Mind you, I won't totally erase my old music collection, but probably move those 13 GB to a kind of "quarantine" on an external hard drive for a while, until I'm ready to return to them, maybe in six months or so... Until then, it's going to be a lot of research into what I'll replace it with -- including buying new mp3 albums online, going to the Gedenkbibliothek and get a whole bunch of CDs, downloading public domain music, etc.
And I'm going to start right HERE -- an awesome blog where you can download curious old (often out of print) albums, with a heavy focus on vintage horror/sci-fi soundtracks!! Can't wait.
If you have any suggestions for my new, curious music collection, or if you just want to comment on how stupid this idea is, let me know.
Here are some more images of great artist Harry Clarke, made for the 1925 edition of Goethe'sFaust. He tends to fill his page up with lines and tones, but I like his more simple and open drawings too. The are pretty disturbing as well
Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My dad sent me an email last week and it read like this: Do you know Tim Lane, Alan Moore and Kazuichi Hanawa? Well, I don't know where it came from but I had to check out the two mystery names ofcourse. turns out I LOVE Tim Lane's work. He is an American illustrator and comicbook artist. His retro style and linework are great. It is like Charles Burns (who also inspires him) but less stiff. His drawings may not be perfect anatomically but he bends his characters in playfull and expressive ways. I am defenitely going after his books, they seem to have some sort of film-noir feel over them. On his blog he is posting a weekly comicseries called The Belligerent Piano. I haven't had the time to read it all yet, but it looks like my cup of tea. Great find dad!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
We've enjoyed the theatrical antics of the Batley Townswomens' Guild before, in their re-enactment of the Battle of Pearl Harbour. This week they take on a more intimate historical subject; the first heart transplant.