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2006, Feb 17; 11:54 ::: After Modern Art 1945-2000 (2000) - David Hopkins

After Modern Art 1945-2000 (2000) - David Hopkins [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Book Description
Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium.

Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.

See also: modern art - art criticism - art theory

2006, Feb 16; 11:54 ::: Private Rooms (2005) - Guido Argentini

Private Rooms (2005) - Guido Argentini [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

GUIDO ARGENTINI was born in Florence, Italy on February 18 1966.He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since1990 he lives in the USA, between Miami and Los Angeles and his work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world such as "MarieClaire","Men’sHealth","Panorama", "Playboy","Vogue","Max", "Maxim" and many others. --http://www.guidoargentini.com/silvereye/biography/biography.html [Feb 2006]

See also: erotic photography - nude

2006, Feb 16; 08:54 ::: Speeding : The Old Reliable Photos of David Hurles (2005) - David Hurles

Speeding : The Old Reliable Photos of David Hurles (2005) - David Hurles [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Book Description
For over 40 years, David Hurles documented the hidden world of rough trade and rent boys posing, masturbating, wrestling, or boxing. His models ranged from drifters and grifters to hustlers and ex-cons — men who came to Los Angeles, and Hurles’s studio, to make it big but mostly landed in Hollywood’s gutter. His photographs were ubiquitous fixtures in gay publications throughout the seventies and eighties and continue to enjoy a strong following today. More Weegee than Weber, these images vibrate with youthful male power and edgy sexuality. Chosen from Hurles's vast archive by noted homoerotic artist Rex, they comprise an amazing photographic history of a sexuality that society has rarely acknowledged.

See also: beefcake - erotic photography - nude - homoeroticism

2006, Feb 16; 08:54 ::: The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach (1959) - Ernst Fischer

The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach (1959) - Ernst Fischer [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Fischer's book, translated cleanly by Anna Bostock, addresses art from the levels of medium, message and magic. Thought-provoking and influential, _The Necessity of Art_ is also quite readable and not at all dogmatic. Book is divided into five sections:

  • The function of art
  • The origins of art
  • Art and capitalism
  • Content and form
  • The loss and discovery of reality

Perhaps the most-quoted passages come from "content and form", which was indeed for me the most interesting section of the book. Form as solidified social experience fits into his analysis extremely well and the idea is developed here in a fascinating manner. -- C. Gilbert "frumiousb" via Amazon.com

See also: art - need

2006, Feb 16; 08:54 ::: The sociology of art (1967) - Jean Duvignaud

The sociology of art (1967) - Jean Duvignaud [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

See also: art - sociology

2006, Feb 16; 16:03 ::: The cult film

The cult film has most often been defined in two ways: as any picture that is seen repeatedly by a devoted audience, and as a deviant or radically different picture, embraced by a deviant audience. A film like Casablanca fits the first definition just fine, although a film as different as High Sierra would fit it just as well, while the Rocky Horror Picture Show clearly fits the second. Either way, the cult film can be defined primarily in terms of its acceptance; it is a movie with a following. [Kawin, 1991: 18]

Kawin, Bruce (1991) 'After Midnight' in J P Telotte (Ed) The Cult Film Experience, Austin: Texas University Press

Also by Kawin:

Telling It Again and Again: Repetition in Literature and Film. Cornell Univ. Press, 1972. Rpt. Univ. Press of Colorado, 1989

http://www.colorado.edu/English/facpages/kawin.html [Feb 2006]

See also: Paula Graham's http://www.rhizomes.net/issue4/graham.html [Feb 2006]

See also: cult - cult movies - audience - deviant - difference - Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - Casablanca (1942)

2006, Feb 15; 18:03 ::: Tristana (1970) - Luis Buñuel

Tristana (1970) - Luis Buñuel [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Tristana is a 1970 film by Luis Buñuel starring Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristana [Feb 2006]

See also: 1970 - European cinema - Catherine Deneuve - Luis Buñuel

2006, Feb 15; 18:03 ::: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) - Susan Seidelman

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) - Susan Seidelman [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Rosanna Arquette is Roberta in Desperately Seeking Susan
Image sourced here.

Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.

Arquette plays Roberta, a bored housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when one such ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" proposes a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who seeks her. Roberta goes to Battery Park too, and gets a glimpse of the woman, played by Madonna, whose life so fascinates her. In a series of events involving mistaken identity, amnesia, and other farcical elements Roberta goes from voyeur to participant in an Alice in Wonderland-style plot, ostensibly motivated by the search for a pair of stolen earrings.

The film captures the feel of a certain underground scene of mid-1980s in New York City, a scene that in real life helped Madonna get her big break in the music business.

For Madonna, her part in this movie remained one of her best reviewed performances, which also reinforced the opinions of many that Madonna is only good when playing someone who is not unlike herself. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desperately_Seeking_Susan [Feb 2006]

See also: 1985 - Madonna - film - American cinema - Hollywood

2006, Feb 15; 18:03 ::: The Whitey Album (1988) - Ciccone Youth

The Whitey Album (1988) - Ciccone Youth [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

The Whitey Album is a 1988 album by Ciccone Youth, a side project of Sonic Youth. It features a cover of Madonna's hit single "Into the Groove" entitled "Into the Groovey" --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whitey_Album [Feb 2006]

Ciccone Youth
Ciccone Youth is an experimental band which was formed in 1986. It is a side project of Sonic Youth members Steve Shelley, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Thurston Moore, with the Minutemen/fIREHOSE member Mike Watt.

The band never played live, but released two records. The first was released on New Alliance Records in 1986, and consisted of three tracks: "Into the Groove(y)" (a cover of Madonna's hit "Into the Groove", incorporating snippets of her recording) and the short "Tuff Titty Rap" on the A side (both performed by the Sonic Youth members), and "Burnin' Up" (performed by Watt with additional guitars by Greg Ginn) on the B side.

The second record was a full-length album called The Whitey Album on Blast First Records in 1988, incorporating the previously released 3 tracks. It was rumored to cover songs by the Beatles, but actually contains cover songs by various artists, in particular a cover of "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer.

The band's name is a play on the names "Sonic Youth" and "Ciccone", the original surname of pop singer Madonna. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciccone_Youth [Feb 2006]

Into The Groove
"Into The Groove" is a hit single recorded by Madonna, written by her and Stephen Bray, and released in 1985 (on the B-side of the "Angel" 12" maxi-single in the USA - as an A-side on the rest of the world) . It appeared in the movie Desperatley Seeking Susan and was included on the later European re-issue of the Like A Virgin album. The song became one of her signature hits and record stores in the States actually have to put up signs to tell consumers that the song is available on the Angel maxi-single. To date it is still her best selling single in the UK (having sold in 'excess of 766,000 copies) and was at number one in the UK charts while the re-release of "Holiday" was at number two and "Crazy For You" was in the lower regions of the top 40. Madonna indicated that she wrote the song while a Latin boy was waiting to take her out on a date. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Groove [Feb 2006]

See also: Madonna - Sonic Youth - USA - 1986 - 1988

2006, Feb 15; 12:03 ::: YouTube.com via pHinn

pHinn knows where the goodies are! Below his post on YouTube.com:

As promised, some personal pHavourites of pHinn found from the amazing YouTube video archives. We'll start from the 1960s... Enjoy!

Music (promo clips -- which were still relatively rare in the 60s -- and live cuts):

The Animals: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Brigitte Bardot: 'Harley Davidson' (1968). Hmmm... And here's more BB.

Syd Barrett / early Pink Floyd:

'Astronomy Domine' (live at Beat Club)

'Arnold Layne'


'Jugband Blues'


Syd Barrett/The Pink Floyd: London '66-'67. A 31:30 clip taken from Peter Whitehead's film Tonight Let's All Make Love In London: Syd and Floyd in studio, performing 'Interstellar Overdrive', some peeks into the Swinging London with mod/hippie underground action....

The Beatles:

'Strawberry Fields Forever'

'Penny Lane'

'A Day in the Life'

'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'

clips from Yellow Submarine

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg: 'Je t'aime... moi non plus'. Gainsbourg was the enfant terrible of French pop (a pity this promo clip is quite not as hot as the often-banned song on it).

Blue Cheer: 'Summertime Blues' (live on Beat Club, 1968)

Buffalo Springfield: 'For What It's Worth'

The Byrds

Johnny Cash

Count Five: Psychotic Reaction

The Creation: live 1966

The Doors:

'Not To Touch The Earth'

'Unknown Soldier'

Bob Dylan: 'Like A Rolling Stone'. A 1966 live rendition of the classic tune from Dylan's "Judas" period. Plus John Lennon & Bob Dylan in a taxi in '66

The Electric Prunes


Jimi Hendrix

Jefferson Airplane: 'White Rabbit' ("Go ask Alice)

The Kinks:

'Dead End Street'

'Sunny Afternoon'

Love live on American Bandstand, 1967, featuring the songs 'Message To Pretty' and 'My Little Black Book'.

MC5: 'Kick Out The Jams' (live 1969).

The Monks:

'Cuckoo' and
'Boys Are Boys'. Live on Beat Club, 1966.


Nico: 'I'm Not Saying'

The Pretty Things: 'Midnight To Six Man' (on BBC, featuring a funny teen advice segment + 'Midnight To Six Man' @ Beat Club

Procol Harum: 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'

Question Mark & The Mysterians: '96 Tears' (live on Where The Action Is, 1965).

The Rolling Stones:

'Jumping Jack Flash' (1968 promo clip)

Os Mutantes. The Brazilian "Tropicalia" band.

Nancy Sinatra: 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'

Sly and the Family Stone: 'Dance To The Music' & 'I Wanna Take You Higher' (on Ed Sullivan Show, 1968)

The Smoke: 'My Friend Jack'. A notorious freakbeat song ("My friend Jack eats sugarlumps") on West German Beat Club TV show.

Dusty Springfield

The Temptations:

'Ain't Too Proud To Beg'

'Cloud Nine'

'My Girl'

'Psychedelic Shack'

The 13th Floor Elevators: 'You're Gonna Miss Me'. Live on American Bandstand, 1966.

Velvet Underground: 'Sunday Morning'

The Who:


The Yardbirds:

'I'm A Man'

'Train' Kept A-Rollin''. A version of a Johnny Burnette song.

'Stroll On'. This clip is taken from Michelangelo Antonioni's seminal "Swinging London" film Blow-Up (1966), with a rare line-up of Yardbirds featuring both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. 'Stroll On' was basically a version 'Train Kept A-Rollin' with new lyrics. Note how bar the lonely dancing couple, the crowd is strangely apathetic here (as if they are all stoned), only getting active when Jeff Beck wrecks his guitar, and throws its neck to the audience. Michelangelo Antonioni originally wanted to have The Who here, but they weren't available.

On French TV, 1967: setlist includes 'Train Kept A Rollin'', 'Dazed And Confused' (which Jimmy Page's later band Led Zeppelin would make their own), and 'Goodnight Sweet Josephine'.

'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago'. My favourite Yardbirds song.

Finally, some film and TV stuff from the 60s:

Barbarella trailer

Band of Outsiders by Jean-Luc Godard: a clip.

Batman: The Movie (1966). A clip from the movie made simultaneously with the popular TV show.

Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard. Scenes from the film accompanied by Stereolab's 'Miss Modular'.

Bullitt: the famous car chase scene.

Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey: outtakes.

Ciao! Manhattan. Lost footage of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick.

Jan Svankmajer: The Flat. A 1968 short film from the Czech master of surreal animation.

J.S. Bach, Fantasia In G Minor. More Svankmajer from 1965.

Easy Rider (1969): a clip.

Fahrenheit 451. A short clip from Francois Truffaut's 1966 film version of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel.

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, a trailer of Russ Meyer's 1966 cult flick.

Green Hornet: opening credits from the TV series featuring Bruce Lee.

Hammer Horror: the famous British studio specialising in horror flicks.

Journey to the Far Side of The Sun trailer, from Gerry Anderson-produced 1969 film.

Outer Limits: TV promo for the pilot episode "The Galaxy Being" of the horror/sci-fi anthology series.

The Planet of the Apes (1968): a clip.

Thunderbirds Are Go. Trailer from the 1966 Thunderbirds film produced by Gerry Anderson who later made Space: 1999.

Towers Open Fire. The 1963 short film by William S. Burroughs and Anthony Balch.

Twilight Zone - "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet": one of the best-known episodes (1963) of Rod Serling's classic horror anthology TV series in its entirety, starring pre-Captain Kirk William Shatner!

Twilight Zone - "Eye of the Beholder". Another classic episode from 1960.

Vivre sa vie by Jean-Luc Godard: a clip of Nana's dance.

And some psychedelic history for you:

Getting High: a documentary on LSD, a bit about Timothy Leary, and an LSD test on British soldiers (shiny happy fellows). See also Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb (1969) (a hilarious education film) and Sex, Drugs and the Cold War (1959-1972). And you must also see Pink Panther: "Psychedelic Pink" (1968), where everyone's favourite feline enters a psychedelic bookstore...

OK, some 1970s stuff coming next...

via http://phinnweb.blogspot.com/2006/02/youtubes-1960s.html [Feb 2006]

Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. Founded by early commerce pioneers of PayPal, YouTube allows people to easily upload, tag, and share personal video clips through www.YouTube.com and across the Internet on other sites, blogs and through e-mail, as well as to create their own personal video network. With investment support from Sequoia Capital, YouTube is set to become the Internet's premier video service. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube.com [Feb 2006]

2006, Feb 15; 12:03 ::: Steven Harvey

Large Standing Figure with mirror I,II,III (1998-99) - Steven Harvey

Steven Harvey (born 1953) is an American painter, curator and writer (on art and popular music) based in New York.

As an artist Steven appreciates art of all types which feature great individual sensibilities: Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Pierre Bonnard, Eilshemius, Henri Matisse, Balthus, Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, Arthur Russell, Shara Nelson, Carlo Mollino; people who are original and total artists moving back and forth among various practices and disciplines.

His 1983 piece Behind The Groove: New York City's Dance Underground published in the London based underground zine "Collusion" was an early article on New York's burgeoning club scene. The piece featured interviews with Walter Gibbons, Jellybean, David Mancuso, Shep Pettibone, Francois K. and Larry Levan.

It was the first article I read to point out the inherent bias in music journalism regarding genre and race.

In a recent email, Steven pointed me to his paintings of which you'll find an example above and more here.. [Feb 2006]

See also: Steven Harvey - painting - USA - New York

2006, Feb 14; 19:03 ::: Contamination-horror.co.uk

In search of video cover artwork

Being Different (1981) - Harry Rasky [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - George A. Romero [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Please click the links to compare the much less imaginative DVD artwork
images sourced at Contamination-horror.co.uk

Why Contamination? When people ask you what you’re interests are, and you mention horror films, you still get those disdainful looks, even after decades of academic writing about the subject. In his book 'Horror' Mark Jancovich writes about the language used to describe the horror and porn genres as one of disease and contamination; sick, perverted and corrupt - this remains the prevailing attitude.

I also consider the genre to be contaminated, not by perversion and sickness, but by something far worse; blandness and a lack of originality. It’s not the first time however, the genre has always gone through periods of inspiration followed by remakes and parody, and I'm sure there are classics still waiting to be made. After all, film is a relatively young art-form, and the horror film is even younger.

Technically, the horror film has only existed since the 1930s and the first wave of classic Universal monster movies. These led to sequels, then parodies in the form of Abbott and Costello. The [color] remakes came from England with Hammer films in the 1950’s; concurrently a gothic revival was taking place in Italy too. Hammer films folded in the early 70’s; a time when the US independents were instigating the new rules, but British horror continued with the likes of Pete Walker and Norman J Warren. Meanwhile Italian horror went from strength to strength with a multitude of gialli, then films inspired by 1970’s US horror entries, today's filmmakers draw on the same influences. A lot has happened within 75 years or so, and one often gets the impression that it's all happened, and we're doomed to watch sequels and remakes ad infinitum. Happily something will always turn up to prove you wrong, you just need a little patience.

Oh, CONTAMINATION is also the name of a great Sci-fi/horror movie by the underrated Italian director Luigi Cozzi. -- Paul Flanagan via http://www.contamination-horror.co.uk [Feb 2006]

More covers from contaminiation: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

See also: cult films - video cover - album covers - horror films - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

2006, Feb 13; 22:03 ::: Les XX

In search of the origin of the term art nouveau

In 1883 ontstond de bekendste Belgische kunstenaarsgroep, Les XX, onder impuls van de Brusselse jurist Octave Maus in de Taverne Guillaume op de Place du Musée te Brussel.

Men kan deze groep beschouwen als de erfgenaam van de voorgaande groepen "Chrysalide" en "l'Essor", sedert 1876, met oa. Louis Dubois, Louis Artan, Félicien Rops, Guillaume Vogels en Pericles Pantazis. Ook Ensor, Theo Van Rysselberghe, Fernand Khnopff, De Regoyos, Charlet en Willy Schlobach maakten deel uit van "l'Essor". --http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_XX [Feb 2006]

Les XX, a Belgian collective of artists who held their first joint exposition in 1884 are often credited with coining the term art nouveau. [Feb 2006]

See also: Art Nouveau - 1884

2006, Feb 13; 22:03 ::: Art Nouveau timeline

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French, 1859-1923), Chat Noir, color lithograph, a poster advertising an event at the Chat Noir, a Paris cabaret from 1881 to 1897.
Image sourced here.

The Art Nouveau style appeared in the early 1880s and was gone by the eve of the First World War. For a brief, brilliant moment, Art Nouveau was a shimmering presence in urban centers throughout Europe and North America. It was the style of the age--seen on public buildings and advertisements, inside private homes and outside street cafés--adorning the life of the city.

Art Nouveau was a response to the radical changes caused by the rapid urban growth and technological advances that followed the Industrial Revolution. This timeline establishes a counterpoint between major moments in the development of Art Nouveau and world events to provide a context for understanding the style's many and varied influences. --http://www.nga.gov/feature/nouveau/exhibit_time.shtm [Feb 2006]

Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir (French for "The Black Cat") was a famous 19th century cabaret in the notoriously bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. It was opened on 18 November 1881 at 84 Boulevard Rouchechouart by the artist Rodolphe Salis.

Perhaps best known now by its iconic Théophile-Alexandre Steinlein poster art, in its heyday it was a bustling nightclub - part artist salon, part rowdy music hall, partially due to an illegal piano. The cabaret published its own journal "Le Chat Noir". It began as a small, two room affair, but within three and a half years its popularity forced it to move into larger accommodations a few doors down.

According to Salis: "The Chat Noir is the most extraordinary cabaret in the world. You rub shoulders with the most famous men of Paris, meeting there with foreigners from every corner of the world."

Famous patrons of the Chat Noir included Adolphe Willette, Caran d'Ache, Henri Rivière, Erik Satie, and George Auriol. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Chat_Noir [Feb 2006]

See also: cabaret - Art Nouveau - fin de siècle - 1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s

2006, Feb 13; 22:03 ::: Nina Hagen

In praise of "African Reggae"

Nina Hagen Band (1978) - Nina Hagen Band [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

In 1978 The Nina Hagen Band released their self-titled debut album, which included titles like "TV-Glotzer" (a cover of "White Punks on Dope" by The Tubes) and "Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo."

1.Tv Glotzer (White Punks On Dope) 2.Rangehn 3.Unbeschreiblich Weiblich 4.Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo 5.Naturträne 6.Superboy 7.Heiss 8.Fisch Im Wasser 9.Auf'm Friedhof 10.Der Spinner 11.Pank

Unbehagen (1979) - Nina Hagen Band [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Nina Hagen Band's second LP, Unbehagen (which in German means discomfort or unease), was eventually produced with the band recording their tracks in Berlin and Hagen recording the vocals in Los Angeles, California. It included the single "African Reggae" and a cover of Lene Lovich's "Lucky Number". (The headless Nina Hagen Band soon developed a successful independent musical career as Spliff.)

1. African Reggae 2. Alptraum 3. Wir Leben Immer...Noch (Lucky Number) 4. Wenn Ich Ein Junge War 5. Hermann Hiess Er 6. Auf'm Rummel 7. Wau Wau 8. Fall in Love Mit Mir 9. No Way [Instrumental]

Nina Catharina Hagen (born on March 11, 1955) is a singer from East Berlin, Germany.

Nina's parents were Hans Oliva and Eva Maria Hagen, a Jewish scriptwriter and an actress. Oliva died when Nina was still a child, and her mother married Wolf Biermann, a singer/songwriter. Nina left school in the 10th grade and joined a cover band. Biermann, something of a revolutionary, was kicked out of East Germany, and Hagen followed suit. Eventually she formed the band Automobil, which released a well-received album in Germany. By 1977, Hagen had formed her own band, the "Nina Hagen Band." --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Hagen [Feb 2006]

See also: German music - dance-punk - punk - New wave - 1978

2006, Feb 13; 20:03 ::: Wax The Van (1987) - Lola

Wax The Van (1987) - Lola (Lola Blank, Arthur Russell)
A 1987 Arthur Russell dance track, mixed by Bob Blank on Jump Street Records

Featured on:

Mastercuts presents: Classic Balearic Mastercuts (1996) - Various artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

1. Josephine (La Version Francaise) - Chris Rea
2. Sueno Latino (The Paradise Version) - Sueno Latino
3. Talking With Myself (Deep Dream Mix) - Electribe 101
4. Snapiness (Original 12' Version) - BBG
5. La Passionara (12' Version) - The Blow Monkeys
6. Primavera (Stop Bajon) (12' Version) - Tullio De Piscopo
7. Wax The Van (Jon's dub) - Lola
8. Spiritual High (State Of Independence) (Featrues The Voice Of Chrissie Hynde) - Moodswings
9. Cascades (Hypnotones Mix) - Sheer Taft
10. Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix) - The Grid
11. Barefoot In The Head (12' Version) - A Man Called Adam

This release is interesting for "Wax the Van", "Primavera" and "Josephine"

See also: Arthur Russell - Jump Street Records - Garage music - Bob Blank - Balearic music - Mastercuts records - 1987

2006, Feb 13; 20:03 ::: From the Kitchen Archive No.3 AMPLIFIED: New Music Meets Rock 1981-1986

In March Orange Mountain Music will be releasing "From the Kitchen Archive No.3 AMPLIFIED: New Music Meets Rock 1981-1986".

It features a track by Arthur Russell ("Hiding Your Present from You") recorded live in 1986.

The Kitchen is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art space in New York.

The Kitchen was founded in Greenwich Village in 1971 and it takes it name from its original location, the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center. Although first intended as a location for the exhibition of video art, the Kitchen soon expanded its mission to include other forms of art (plastic and performance). Notable Kitchen alumni include Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, John Moran, Peter Greenaway, Ridge theater, Brian Eno, and Cindy Sherman.

See also: Arthur Russell

2006, Feb 13; 20:03 ::: St. Valentine's Day

St. Valentine's Day falls on February 14, and is the traditional day on which lovers in certain cultures let each other know about their love, commonly by sending Valentine's cards, which are often anonymous. The history of Valentine's day can be traced back to a Catholic Church feast day, in honor of Saint Valentine. The day's associations with romantic love arrived after the High Middle Ages, during which the concept of romantic love was formulated.

The day is now most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, the practice of hand writing notes has largely given way to the exchange of mass-produced greeting cards. The Greeting Card Association estimates that, world-wide, approximately one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association also estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_day [Feb 2006]

See also: romantic love - love

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