Archive for March, 2012
Just deserts
March 24th, 2012

This sequence is taken from the film La cicatrice intérieure (The Inner Scar) made by Phillipe Garrel and starring Nico. This song is from the stark and brilliant album ‘Desertshore’. It was screened as part of the AV festival in Newcastle and I missed it so I thought I’d post this up to vaguely console myself.

Tape Earworm
March 20th, 2012

This cassette sleeve is the most fantastic thing I’ve seen today and there’s a whole bunch of great artwork and warped African pop on a blog called, appropriately enough, Awesome Tapes from Africa. You can listen to Woubeshet Feseha here.

March 17th, 2012

Eugene Richards, Corinth, North Dakota, January 2006

Richards’s photographs of this period are like American Gothic short stories, with their town names suggesting an unseen narrative.

Hot Toddy
March 14th, 2012

This cosmic disco makes me unfeasibly happy!

What Käthe Did
March 6th, 2012

Käthe Kollwitz, Self-portrait, circa 1904

A good portrait or self-portrait says a lot about a person, even if it’s just the viewer projecting their opinions on the image. I saw this lithograph in Köln the other day and was very moved.