Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dimitri from Paris presents "Get Down With The Philly Sound" from BBE Music on Vimeo.

A film about the creators of Disco and the Philly Sound.
Featuring the Founder of Sigma Sound Studios, Joe Tarsia.
As well as the legendary Earl Young of the infamous Baker, Harris, Young Rhythm Section.
Additional footage of Vincent Montana and Bobbi Eli, Jimmy Williams and Tom Moulton.
Hear the real story about the music that changed Dance and Club Culture.

Friday, July 22, 2011

London (1994) by Patrick Keiller

‘Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.’

Valzhyna Mort

Valzhyna Mort, born in Minsk, Belarus (former Soviet Union), in 1981, made her American debut in 2008 with a poetry collection Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press), cotranslated by the husband-and-wife team of Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright and Pultizer Prize—winning poet Franz Wright. Library Journal described Mort's vision as "visceral, wistful, bittersweet, and dark." The New Yorker writes, "Mort strives to be an envoy for her native country, writing with almost alarming vociferousness about the struggle to establish a clear identity for Belarus and its language."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nostalgia’s Weathered Charge

With the re-release of Vancouver Anthology, Stan Douglas is at ease abandoning himself to an equivalent mechanism. This is because he does not, or cannot, expand his project to encompass the present.
Instead, the possibilities of Vancouver’s past are locked into just another historical account, at times too scattered in its own right. At best, Douglas’ afterword is lazy; at worst, it is capitulation to the culture machine named “Vancouver.” As the VAG rallies us all to march further east with its building in-tow, certainly the project of neoliberalism is not over, and a language is needed to articulate this
fact. Douglas’ negligence transforms the book into just another valorization of our world, when it was once positioned differently. An apparent nostalgia for Operation Solidarity and its surrounding
practices are not necessarily regressive, as one might claim. Nostalgia here could also be envisioned as a powder keg laid at the threshold of the present, whose weathered charge, only requires a courageous match to throw down the door of the old order, forcing us to encounter the alternative located in our own eternal present.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Vintage dog photography

A selection of images from Photography Going to the Dogs, a new Kennel
Club exhibition depicting man's best friend from the 1850s to the 1950s

from cool ephemera blog PUBLIC COLLECTORS, the Parliament t-shirt transfer which I wore for years & when it was in shreds gave to my stepson who then wore it to many hardcore shows...

Turning Back The Pages Of My Sweet Shattered Dreams

ultra-hip 36 song Gordon Lightfoot tribute