Category Archives: Music

Reading So Hard I Got Paper Cuts

A couple of years back you may have seen the hilarious parody of Jay Z and Kanye West called B*tches in Bookshops (see below) that was written and performed by La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada. Now the pair are … Continue reading

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The Burroughs Century

William S. Burroughs was an American author, painter, actor, Beat icon, and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. To celebrate the anniversary of his 100th birthday ( February 5, 2014 ), his birthplace, Bloomington Indiana is … Continue reading

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Are You Experienced

Years ago I was disappointed to discover that the Mayfair London townhouse where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968 was being used as office space. Now it’s a relief to find that it will finally be converted into a true Hendrix … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles

I was happy to hear the news that the New York Public Library has partnered with the Grammy Museum in L.A. to stage a new multimedia exhibition called “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles !” . Timed to commemorated the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Nightvision

If you are an Europhile like me, then you will love Luke Shepard’s stunning time-lapse film “Nightvision”. Based on a 21 country, 36 city, 3 month whirlwind photo shoot through Europe, the beautiful Kickstarter-funded film is comprised of thousands of … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Do It In The Road

As a life-long Beatles fan, I loved this short meditation on the celebrated Abbey Road zebra crossing. The film, directed by Chris Purcell, celebrates the tens of thousands of visitors who flock to the site each year to recreate the … Continue reading

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Station to Station

Station to Station: A Nomadic Art Happening is a rare and exciting transcontinental arts event that will connect visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and even chefs this September. The ten stop train trip/public art project is the brainchild of the … Continue reading

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A Day In Vienna

I ran across this wonderful video of Tom Waits: A Day In Vienna on YouTube while looking for an entirely different video set in Vienna. But since I’m leaving Vienna today I thought I’d share. The 30 minute documentary was … Continue reading

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Paris in Winter

Andrew Julian photographed and edited this lovely little film The Quiet City: Winter in Paris. It demonstrates just how different the experience of a city can be based on season. My trips to Paris have always been in the early … Continue reading

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Nowhere Fast

London-based Standard Designs creates very clever literary and artistic posters, prints and gifts . And with all of the recent media hoopla and hype regarding Morrissey‘s career-threatening medical problems, Standard Designs’ re-imagining of  Smiths’ titles as well-worn, classic paperback books is … Continue reading

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