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The first singles


Their first singles after The Beatles. Interesting to see how they saw themselves (or wanted to be seen): John the one-man revolutionary army; George contemplating holier things; Paul absorbed in silly love songs to Linda; and Ringo in a cowboy hat and leather trousers, struggling with them darn first position chords.

August 1, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Nicholas Ozgunay

Nicholas Ozgunay lives out in Brooklyn by way of small town Missouri. He rarely uses more than ink and water to create landscapes that look like the cross section of distant planets and their moons. It’s haunting and beautiful, like someone who has spent their lives in the cosmos and was asked to paint what they saw when they closed their eyes at night.┬áIt’s not of this world, not of this time, and certainly not of the streets of Brooklyn. Thank God.

Nicholas Ozgunay’s Website

MP3: Philip Glass – Opening (Thank You Indie Muse)

MP3: Michael Jackson – PYT (Pretty Young Thing)

July 21, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

On the shore of a lake in the great Granite State

We spent our July 4th in New Hampshire at the mighty Lake Winnipesaukee this year. (The Native American name Winnipesaukee means either “smile of the Great Spirit” or “beautiful water in a high place.”) After a day of swimming, wiffle ball, and death defying stunts, we took a 9 p.m. light speed boat ride to catch a glimpse of the fireworks. Daniel laid back in the bow and took a thousand pictures of the show while the rest of us yelled, “grand finale” over and over and ate New England clam chowder. His half hour vow of silence paid off. Enjoy his wonderful out of focus kaleidoscope set here.

Dark soundtrack:

MP3: Human Bell – Hymn Amerika

July 8, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

Paul Bunyan

We’ve been thinking about summer camp a lot as of late and, when we were young, we went to a great gem of a place in Bemidji, Minnesota for four straight years in a row. There’s a big ol’ statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe in Bemidji (pictured above) and, according to Wikipedia, that ain’t the only place with such a shrine. Paul and Babe statues reside in Brainerd, MN, Westwood, CA, Del Norte County, CA, St. Ignace, MI, Ossineke, MI, and Eau Claire, WI. There are a bunch of other places that have statues of just Mr. Bunyan, but without his sidekick, what’s the point?

June 25, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

Elliott Landy Photo Exhibit

The Woodstock scene in the 1960s will forever be immortalized thanks to the work of Elliott Landy. Landy was/is the premiere photographer of the town and we thank the heavens that he was around for this one, this one, this one, and all of these. If you want to catch some of his photography on display and you are in New York City tonight, head over to the Belvedere Hotel’s Hudson Room and, if you’re like us, get super bummed out that you weren’t around when the photos were taken.

June 19, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

What Treasures Have You Brought To Me?

“My father was part of a team surveying Arctic regions for the establishment of the DEW Line from Greenland, across to Ellesmere Island and Baffin Island, then down Hudson Bay to Churchill. These are photos he took along the way.” Here.

MP3: Jean Ritchie – Sailor, Sailor On The Sea

June 13, 2008 | Art/Photography | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Peter Parnall

Peter Parnall has illustrated a lot of children’s book over the years, most notably for the stories of Byrd Baylor. His style is real easy to spot. Bright colors, lots of empty space, and usually some type of cactus, bird, or desert cliff. Although his work might be a little “Southwest Trading Post” at times, his illustrations have always stuck with us since reading Everybody Needs A Rock when we were younger. Parnall also illustrated the first edition of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire.

Look: More books.

MP3: Vetiver – Arbouretum

MP3: Emitt Rhodes – She’s Such A Beauty

May 27, 2008 | Art/Photography, Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }