01 9 / 2014

"Humour is not a throwaway thing. It is quite serious because you can get a lot of messages from it. Also, I believe that humour is a great weapon against injustice. But a lot of people think that if it’s funny then it is not valid, which I think is wrong. Another thing with speech bubbles is that people don’t actually look at art, they talk about it, and so I thought, in that case, maybe the art should talk back to them."

Sexton Ming

31 8 / 2014

"It’s an interesting one, this outsider term, because I feel like an outsider, but I consider my work mainstream. I think the mainstream are the outsiders and I’m the way it should be."

Billy Childish

30 8 / 2014

free-parking:

Mark Rothko, Blue and Grey, 1962, oil on canvas
“I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”—Mark Rothko, 1956

free-parking:

Mark RothkoBlue and Grey, 1962, oil on canvas

I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”—Mark Rothko, 1956

29 8 / 2014

"I’m angry that I live in a world where a man who picks food for a living can’t afford to feed his family."

Cesar Chavez (x)

(Source: odinsblog)

28 8 / 2014

"If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t even pulled the knife out, much less heal the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there."

Malcolm X, 50 years ago (via unauthorized-acid)

27 8 / 2014

"Deny to working-class children any common share in the immaterial, and presently they will grow into the men who demand with menace a communism of the material."
George Sampson

"Deny to working-class children any common share in the immaterial, and presently they will grow into the men who demand with menace a communism of the material."

George Sampson

26 8 / 2014

burlveneer-music:

The John Lurie National Orchestra - Flutter

from the album, THE INVENTION OF ANIMALS
Available January 21, 2014 on AMULET RECORDS
A COLLECTION OF OUT-OF-PRINT AND UNRELEASED LIVE RECORDINGS

Billy Martin’s Amulet Records have announced the January 21, 2014 release of The Invention of Animals by The John Lurie National Orchestra. The archival compilation assembles seven previously unreleased live and out-of-print studio recordings by the acclaimed musician, actor and visual artist John Lurie leading his early 1990s’ trio with percussionists Billy Martin and G. Calvin Weston.

“The three of us got together to try and write stuff for my band The Lounge Lizards, but what happened between the three of us was magical. After about a year of playing live it really came together,” says John Lurie. “There is something so unique and beautiful about this music. I don’t think there is anything else like it.”

Billy Martin adds: “John and I share the idea that this is like someone discovered a field recording of a lost civilization. Some strange and beautiful tribe unlike any other known to man.”

25 8 / 2014

tri-ciclo:

“If you likeI’ll be furious flesh elemental,or- changing to tones that the sunset arouses- if you like-I’ll be extraordinary gentle,not a man but - a cloud in trousers.” ― Vladimir Mayakovsky, The Bedbug and Selected Poetry

tri-ciclo:


“If you like
I’ll be furious flesh elemental,
or- changing to tones that the sunset arouses- if you like-
I’ll be extraordinary gentle,
not a man but - a cloud in trousers.” 
― Vladimir MayakovskyThe Bedbug and Selected Poetry

24 8 / 2014

Duke Ellington Orchestra with Mahalia Jackson

Come Sunday

from Black, Brown, and Beige

(alt take)

Oh dear Lord I´ve loved
God almighty, God up above
Please, look down and see my people through

I believe the sun and moon
Will shine up in the sky
When the day is grey
It´s just clouds passing by

He´ll give peace and comfort
To every troubled mind
Come sunday, oh come sunday
That´s the day

Often we feel weary
But he knows our every care
Go to him in secret
He will hear every prayer

The leaves in the valley
They neither toll nor spin
And flowers bloom in spring
And birds sing

Up from dawn till sunset
Man work hard all the day
Come sunday, oh come sunday
That´s the day

23 8 / 2014

electricized:

Gibson ES-150
1936-1940
Rosewood, Mahogany, Ebony
Gibson’s original electric spanish  with the famous Charlie Christian pickup, jazzy goodness.  More pics

electricized:

Gibson ES-150

1936-1940

Rosewood, Mahogany, Ebony

Gibson’s original electric spanish  with the famous Charlie Christian pickup, jazzy goodness.  More pics

22 8 / 2014

"We are told that when Hölderlin went ‘mad,’ he constantly repeated, ‘Nothing is happening to me, nothing is happening to me.’"

Paul Celan, quoted in Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe’s Poetry as Experience (via heteroglossia)

21 8 / 2014

(Source: readitinbooks)

20 8 / 2014

gallowhill:

Henry Flynt installing Logically Impossible Space, 1990

gallowhill:

Henry Flynt installing Logically Impossible Space, 1990

19 8 / 2014

"[I]magine a somewhat peculiar dictionary entry for the word reader. Instead of referring one to the verb with a phrase like “someone who reads,” it says, “you at this moment.” That’s all."

Jacques Derrida, “Reading Between the Blinds,” A Derrida Reader (via heteroglossia)

18 8 / 2014

derangedbutterfly:

Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, in two of the best photos ever taken of the duo.  like, ever ever.  of all time.  since the camera was invented.  since the world began.  hell, since time began.

…you may have guessed that i’m rather fond of these photos.

x

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