Monday, January 31, 2022

HOLY BEASTS
[La Fiera y La Fiesta]

Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán
Dominican Republic - Mexico - Argentina, 2019


 

WAX

Víctor Matellano
Spain, 2014

 

We couldn't finish up Geraldine in January without the Colgate print ad from 1976.
 


EHSAN SEHGAL
"Dog's Loyalty"
____________________

O' unfaithful human
Come and listen
It will change
Your entire life
Only brave people
Wear the pain
On their body
If you want to learn
The style
And the way of love
I tell you
That will open
The secrets of the way
Learn the faithfulness
Love and the loyalty
From the dogs
O' unfaithful human
Come and listen.


The Smiths
MEAT IS MURDER



GRAHAM GREENE
"Freedom of Thought" - Accepting the Jerusalem Prize (6 April 1981)
____________________

Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought.


Tōru Takemitsu
PETER SERKIN PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TŌRU TAKEMITSU

 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Richard Lester
UK, 1973

 

PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS
Episode 8 "Impossible Planet"

David Farr
UK, 2018

 


KNUT HAMSUN
Mysteries
____________________

I have no respect to merchants and preachers; as far as I’m concerned, their only talent is coming up with the right word at the right time. What is a professional preacher, really? He is a kind of middleman who for the wrong reasons tries to make people buy his goods. The more he sells, the more his stock rises. The louder he hawks his wares, the larger his business grows.


Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

---

Oh my god. The Angry Birds shirt.

 

Talib Kweli
FUCK THE MONEY

 

Saturday, January 29, 2022

WHAT HAPPENED WAS ...

Tom Noonan
USA, 1994

 

DOCTOR X

Michael Curtiz
USA, 1932


 


PHILIP K. DICK
___________________

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.


Lulu
THE GOLD COLLECTION

 

Geraldine Chaplin in Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams

Episode 2 "Impossible Planet"
 

Tom Waits
MULE VARIATIONS

Friday, January 28, 2022

LOVE ON THE GROUND
(L'AMOUR PAR TERRE)

Jacques Rivette
France, 1984

 

NOROÎT

Jacques Rivette
France, 1976

 

Geraldine Chaplin in Valérie Donzelli's Marguerite e Julien (2015)
e. e. cummings
"my smallheaded pearshaped"
____________________

my smallheaded pearshaped
lady in gluey twilight
moving, suddenly
is three animals. The
minute waist continually
with an African gesture
utters a frivolous intense half of
Girl which (like some
floating snake upon itself always and
slowly which upward certainly is pouring) emits
a pose: to twitter wickedly
whereas the big and firm legs moving solemnly
like careful and furious and beautiful elephants
(mingled in whispering thickly smooth thighs
thinkingly)
remind me of Woman and
how between
her hips India is.


 


Live at the Dakh Theater in Kiev for globalFEST and NPR's Tiny Desk
January 16, 2021

Coming together, their performance maintains the energy and joy that define their music, bouncing off each other musically and emotionally. DakhaBrakha aims to keep Ukraine's musical and storytelling tradition alive by making it more accessible to a younger, international audience, a kind of self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos." They craft stunning sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances.

Songs
  • Komora
  • Vynnaya ya

NINA GARENETSKA
Vokals, cello, bass drum

MARKO HALANEVYCH
Vokals, darbuka, tabla, didjeridoo, accordion, trombone

IRYNA KOVALENKO
Vokals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano

OLENA TSYBULSKA
Vokals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka



 

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
RENDEZVOUS WITH KORNGOLD
Songs and Chamber Music

Anne Sofie von Otter
Bengt Forsberg and Friends

 


IRIS MURDOCH
____________________

Yes, of course, there's something fishy about describing people's feelings. You try hard to be accurate, but as soon as you start to define such and such a feeling, language lets you down. It's really a machine for making falsehoods. When we really speak the truth, words are insufficient. Almost everything except things like "pass the gravy" is a lie of a sort. And that being the case, I shall shut up. Oh, and ... pass the gravy.


Thursday, January 27, 2022

INCOHERENCE

Bong Joon Ho
Korea, 1994

 

WELCOME TO L. A.

Alan Rudolph
USA, 1976

 


URSULA K. LE GUIN
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination
____________________

A dangerous book will always be in danger from those it threatens with the demand that they question their assumptions. They'd rather hang on to the assumptions and ban the book.


Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

 

Counterfeiting is a federal crime.


“If you can’t spot the sucker in the first twenty minutes, then it’s you.”
 

Morrissey
BONA DRAG

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

BESTIAIRE

Denis Côté
Canada, 2013 

Pierre de la Rue
- MISSA DE FERIA
- MISSA SANCTA DEI GENITRIX

Christopher Page, Gothic Voices, Shirley Rumsey, Christopher Wilson

 

Geraldine Chaplin in Joe Johnston's The Wolfman (2010) 


e. e. cummings
"the way to hump a cow is not"
____________________

the way to hump a cow is not
to get yourself a stool
but draw a line around the spot
and call it beautifool
to multiply because and why
dividing thens by nows
and adding and(i understand)
is hows to hump a cows
the way to hump a cow is not
to elevate your tool
but drop a penny in the slot
and bellow like a bool
to lay a wreath from ancient greath
on insulated brows
(while tossing boms at uncle toms
is hows to hump a cows
the way to hump a cow is not
to push and then to pull
but practicing the art of swot
to preach the golden rull
to vote for me(all decent mem
and wonens will allows
which if they don't to hell with them)
is hows to hump a cows


[Photographer unknown to me.]


IRIS MURDOCH
____________________

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

MOONLIGHT RESTS ON MY LEFT HAND
Poems and Essays

Yu Xiuhua

Translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain

 

PUULUUP

PORTA World Music Festival
Latvia
October 24, 2020

ELIAS CANETTI
____________________

The souls of the dead engender wind as they leave their bodies. This wind is especially strong among suicides. Someone must have hanged himself in the woods, we say when a sudden wind rises.


Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
STABAT MATER

Julia Lezhneva
Philippe Jaroussky

Diego Fasolis
I Barocchisti


Monday, January 24, 2022

PEPPERMINT FRAPPÉ

Carlos Saura
Spain, 1967



PUULUUP
"Süüta mu lumi"


MARILYN MONROE
____________________

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.


Geraldine Chaplin with her father Charlie Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

 

Eurythmics
SAVAGE

 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED
A History of Folk Horror

Kier-La Janisse
UK, 2021
-
Featuring:

Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, Piers Haggard, Abraham Castillo, Adam Scovell, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alice Lowe, Amanda Reyes

Gail-Nina Anderson, Mariano Baino, Geraldine Beskin, Richard Blackburnm, Darren Charles, Lawrence Gordon Clark, Ian Cooper, John Cussans, Laura Loguércio Cánepa, Samm Deighan, Mattie Do, Sam Dunn, Jeremy Dyson, Robert Eggers, Kat Ellinger, William Fowler, Katrin Gebbe, Lindsay Hallam, Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Linda Hayden, Sean Hogan, Mitch Horowitz, Howard David Ingham, Kier-La Janisse, Briony Kidd, Chad Crawford Kinkle, Mikel Koven, Bernice M. Murphy, Ian Ogilvy, Dejan Ognjanovic, Andy Paciorek, Mark Pilkington, Vic Pratt, Carlos Primati, Dennison Ramalho, Jonathan Rigby, John Leman Riley, Jasper Sharp, Kali Simmons, Teresa Sutherland, Emma Tammi, Pete Tombs, Sam L. Waymon, Jesse Wente,  Maisha Wester, and Robert Wynne-Simmons

bell hooks
All About Love: New Visions
____________________

The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. 

If an individual is not successful enough in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.



PUULUUP
"Paala järve vaala baar"

Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

 

Nina Simone
HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

A MONSTER CALLS

J. A. Bayona
UK, Spain, and USA, 2016

 

THE MODERNS

Alan Rudolph
USA, 1988

 


DakhaBrakha from Free Ukraine
Live in the KEXP Studio - Seattle, WA - April 23, 2017
  • Vesna
  • Carpathian Rap
  • Monakh
  • Baby

NINA GARENETSKA
Vokals, cello, bass drum

MARKO HALANEVYCH
Vokals, darbuka, tabla, didjeridoo, accordion, trombone

IRYNA KOVALENKO
Vokals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano

OLENA TSYBULSKA
Vokals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka

Host: Darek Mazzone

Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]

 




PUULUUP
"Liigutage vastu"


GEORGE SAND
Indiana
____________________

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one’s self when one does not lack wit and is familiar with all the niceties of language. Language is a prostitute queen who descends and rises to all roles. Disguises herself, arrays herself in fine apparel, hides her head and effaces herself; an advocate who has an answer for everything, who has always foreseen everything, and who assumes a thousand forms in order to be right. The most honorable of men is he who thinks best and acts best, but the most powerful is he who is best able to talk and write.


Helen Forrest
THE COMPLETE HELEN FORREST WITH BENNY GOODMAN

 

Friday, January 21, 2022

BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS, OR SITTING BULL'S HISTORY LESSON

Robert Altman
USA, 1976

 


 

TILL DEATH

S.K. Dale
USA and Bulgaria, 2021

 


PUULUUP
"Käpapuu"


THÍCH NHẤT HẠNH
Understanding Our Mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology
____________________

My actions are my only true belongings.



Geraldine Chaplin.

[Photographer unknown to me.]
 

Thích Nhất Hạnh
1026-2022

 


WILLIAM DOUGLAS
"Annie Laurie"
____________________

Maxwelton's hills are bonnie
Where early falls the dew
And 'twas there that Annie Laurie
Gived me her promise true.
Gived me her promise true
Which ne'er forgot shall be
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and die.

Her brow is like the snow drift,
Her throat is like the swan,
Her face, it is the fairest
That e'er the sun shone on.
That e'er the sun shone on
And dark blue are her eyes
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and die.

Like dew on the daisy lyin'
Is the fall of her fairy feet
And like winds in summer sighing
Her voice is low and sweet.
Her voice is low and sweet
And she's all the world to me
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me down and die.


Franz Schubert
- PIANO QUINTET IN A MAJOR, D 667 "Trout"
- STRING QUARTET NO. 12 IN C MINOR, D 704 (Fragment)
- STRING QUARTET NO. 13 IN A MINOR, D 804
- STRING QUARTET NO. 14 in D MINOR, D 810 "Death and The Maiden"
- STRING QUARTET NO. 15 in G MAJOR, D 887

Budapest String Quartet
Mieczysław Horszowski