Saturday, April 30, 2011

Be



'The Way is like an empty vessel
That yet may be drawn from
Without ever needing to be filled.
It is bottomless: the very progenitor of all things in the world...
It is like a deep pool that never dries
I do not know whose child it could be.
It looks as it were prior to God'

Text is from Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist by D.T. Suzuki (Routledge) - a translation of Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching.
Image is from Aleana Egan at Mary Mary, Glasgow, featured on Contemporary Art Daily

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beautiful Neil



Like Bobby D, Mr Young has taken his tracks of Youtube (or the Blue Meanie record companies have - calm down, dear)
Anywayz, what a fuckin awesome tune. Sometimes Neil's a bit of an old misery guts innit? But here he's rockin out like a full-on mutha.
Lyrics are sad, beautiful, inspiring, the music rolls and soars. Man has fire in his belly. Respect.

I'm The Ocean by Neil Young

I'm an accident
I was driving way too fast
Couldn't stop though
So I let the moment last
I'm for rollin'
I'm for tossin' in my sleep
It's not guilt though
It's not the company I keep

People my age
They don't do the things I do
They go somehwere
While I run away with you
I got my friends
And I got my children too
I got her love
She's got my love too

I can't hear you
But I feel the things you say
I can't see you
But I see what's in my way
Now I'm floatin'
Cause I'm not tied
to the ground
Words I've spoken
Seem to leave a hollow sound

On the long plain
See the rider in the night
See the chieftain
See the braves
in cool moonlight
Who will love them
When they take another life
Who will hold them
When they tremble
for the knife

Voicemail numbers
On an old computer screen
Rows of lovers
Parked forever in a dream
Screaming sirens
Echoing across the bay
To the old boats
From the city far away

Homeless heroes
Walk the streets
of their hometown
Rows of zeros
On a field
that's turning brown
They play baseball
They play football
under lights
They play card games
And we watch them every night

Need distraction
Need romance and candlelight
Need random violence
Need entertainment tonight
Need the evidence
Want the testimony of
Expert witnesses
On the brutal crimes of love

I was too tired
To see the news
when I got home
Pulled the curtain
Fell into bed alone
Started dreaming
Saw the rider once again
In the doorway
Where she stood
and watched for him
Watched for him

I'm not present
I'm a drug
that makes you dream
I'm an aerostar
I'm a cutlass supreme
In the wrong lane
Trying to turn
against the flow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow

I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean

Cheese Please

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sexy Sushi

Ended up in fashionable Koko in Camden last Sat and discovered Sexy Sushi... Wow. This band are incredible!! True true spirit of punk here. Incredible energy. Lead singer is so charismatic. If she's straight (unlikely) or bi I hope she locks me in her cupboard for a year!! This performance captures them pretty well. 11 out of 10, easy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Beau cats



200th post! Loving this work by Harmony Korine.

Suit And Thai





Thai Comic Scans from bootlegflyers at Flickr.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Heatwave Music

Lickle heatwave in Londres. Need some hot vibes...





Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Desiderata



Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Poem by Max Ehrmann. Image is by Lydia Roberts, an impressive photographer with an erotic / surreal style. Some of her work is here at the Atom Rooms and, presuming it's the same Lydia, here is her gallery on Flickr.

18+ / FORGIVEN / EP



Wow. Found this at the superb Sang Bleu. Strong strong strong.

You Get Me?





The Dandy Warhols trying to (imho) respectfully celebrate the spirituality of the Islamic faith in their way, plus a lovely vid of a cat and dolphins playing.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gold Brut








Gold Code (dj set) As You Like It, 6-26-2010 by goldcode

A mix of mostly new music fresh from Frisco over on the wondrous Gold Code.

Here's the track list...

01.Gerd, “Friendly Fire” Royal Oak 2010
02. Findling, “Gotta Feeling” (Lihab edit), Hi Freaks 2010
03. Skudge, “Contamination” Skudge Rec. 2010
04. Parris MItchell, “Follow Me” Dance Mania, 1994
05. Gold Code, “Clown Session” unreleased
06. Caltrop, “Fleeting Moments” Nude Photo Music, 2010
07. Frozen Border, “Track 2″, Frozen Border 2009
08. Dinamoe vs. Rico Puestel, “D99″ (Tobi McWeird Remix), Cometomusic 2010
09. San Soda, “Jek Zonder Pad”, We Play House Recordings, 2009
10. Metropolis, “Metropolis” (Original Mix), Union City Recordings 1992
11. Tevo Howard, “Laboratory” Hour House is Your Rush Records, 2010
12. Goldwill, “Blush” wandering 2010
13. Kelvin K., “Simple Message”Greenhouse 2005
14. Scott Ferguson, “Keep On Lovin Me (Detroit vs Chicago mix), Ferrispark 2010
15. Virgo, “R U Hot Enough”, Traxx 1986

Art from Ben Moussa, Elaine Larus, Milka and Nikifor Krynica at the excellent 'art brut' website Artpulsion.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Bob


An excerpt from Bob Brown's '1450-1950' at the marvellous Ubu

Friday, April 01, 2011

Eva 2



Short from Gaspar Noe. I dig, therefore I dig.

Image




Cio D'or - Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno Remix) by 777cpt
A tune from Donato Dozzy and image from Tim Barber. I found this at Feaverish.