Monday, February 28, 2022

TITANE
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Julia Ducournau
France, 2021


RAW
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Julia Ducournau
France, 2016



IRIS MURDOCH
The Sea, The Sea
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The complicity of males which is like, indeed is, a kind of complicity in crime, in chauvinism, in getting away with things, in just gluttonously enjoying the present even if hell is all around.


DakhaBrakha & Port Mone
KHMELEVA PROJECT

 


STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ
"Apparition"
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The moon grew sad, and weeping seraphim,
Musing among the vaporous flowers aswim,
With slow bows from the sobbing viols drew
White tears that sank in their corónals blue.
It was the blesséd day of your first kiss.
My reverie, eager with new miseries,
Was all a-swoon with perfume of shy grief
That leaves the heart to gather its own sheaf,
And frets not, nor yet sickens of its prize.
I wandered, and the worn way held my eyes
When in the street I saw your sun-girt hair
And you all smiling in the twilit air.
I took you for that elf who, crowned with beams,
Once passed before me in my childish dreams,
And shed white posies of sweet-smelling flow’rs
Star-like for tiny hands in snowy show’rs.


Translated by Wilfred Thorley


 


Sunday, February 27, 2022

THE DEATH WHEELERS
____________________

Don Sharp
UK, 1973

ANTHROPOPHAGUS
(aka THE GRIM REAPER)
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Joe D'Amato
Italy, 1980

 


EHSAN SEHGAL
"Is the Good Defeated?"
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A place of worship
There, where
People worshiped stone
I wish,
If I was also a stone
Maybe
People would also worship me,
But I am human
I enjoy looking towards
Beautiful things, people
I think only about myself
I pray for myself
I don't feel pain
For others
I live in my selfishness
I don't care anyone else
I do all things
Only for my purpose
I am not the one
Everyone is supreme here
The evil doesn't exist anymore
We become the evil
The visible evil
Is the good defeated?
I think and think
Who will tell us now
The world becomes normal
When and how?



MASTER BASHŌ
"A Snowy Morning"
____________________

A snowy morning--
by myself,
chewing on dried salmon.


ДахаБраха
ЯГУДКИ
-
DakhaBrakha
BERRIES


 


Saturday, February 26, 2022

THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER
____________________

Peter Greenaway
UK/The Netherlands, 1989


 

A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS
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Peter Greenaway
UK/The Netherlands, 1985



 

ДахаБраха
Шлях 
-
DakhaBrakha
THE PATH
 


CHARLES DICKENS
A Christmas Carol
____________________

You fear the world too much. All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off, one by one, until the master passion, Gain, engrosses you.



[Photographer unknown to me.]
 

  


Friday, February 25, 2022

I STAND ALONE
[SEUL CONTRE TOUS]
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Gaspar Noé
France, 1998
 

ARREBATO
[RAPTURE]
____________________

Iván Zulueta
Spain, 1979
 

DakhaBrakha
ALEMBARI
 


MARK FISHER
Capitalist Realism: Is There Really No Alternative?
____________________

It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism.



 


Thursday, February 24, 2022

IN A GLASS CAGE
[TRAS EL CRISTAL]
____________________

Agustí Villaronga
Spain, 1986

 

HENRY
PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
____________________

John McNaughton
USA, 1986

 

DakhaBrakha
NA MEZHI
 

DakhaBrakha & Karbido. 
GogolFestTV 2013

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



H. P. LOVECRAFT
____________________

I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within.



Wednesday, February 23, 2022

MICHAEL
____________________

Markus Schleinzer
Austria, 2011
 

MORNING PATROL
____________________

Nikos Nikolaidis
Greece, 1987
 


FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA
"Farewell"
____________________

If I die,
Leave the balcony open.

The boy is eating oranges.
(From my balcony I hear him.)

The reaper scythes the wheat.
(From my balcony I feel it.)

If I die,
Leave the balcony open!


Translated by Jenny Minniti-Shippey


 


Twitter gold.

 



ДахаБраха
ЯГУДКИ

DakhaBrakha
BERRIES
 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

CLIMAX
____________________

Gaspar Noé
France, 2018

 

HOLY MOTORS
____________________

Leos Carax
France, 2012
 

Mark Lanegan
1964-2022


 

Betty Davis
IS IT LOVE OR DESIRE?


LANGSTON HUGHES
"As I Grew Older"
____________________

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun,—
My dream.

And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose slowly, slowly,
Dimming,
Hiding,
The light of my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky,—
The wall.

Shadow.
I am black.

I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.

My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!


Monday, February 21, 2022

CREEP 2
____________________

Patrick Brice
USA, 2017

-

The rare horror sequel that equals its predecessor even with the full knowledge of what's happening from the get-go. And again, Mark Duplass is absolute perfection.
 

CREEP
____________________

Patrick Brice
USA, 2014

-

A personal favorite. Mark Duplass is fucking awesome and terrifying.
 

Just in case you were wondering who the dumbest dumbfuck on Twitter is today ...

It's James Melville.

And you thought I was going to say Lauren Boebert. Gotcha!

Adam de la Halle
LE JEU DE ROBIN ET DE MARION (1282)

Tonus Peregrinus

 


URSULA K. LE GUIN
A Wizard of Earthsea
____________________

It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul.


Let's just call that dog Department of Justice.

Who's a good boy?


EHSAN SEHGAL
"Brutality"
____________________

I am shocked; I am sad
At the animals
On aggression and brutality
Humanity is crying
At the abnormality and animality
Hands behind the Killings
By the blood of innocent children
Are coloured
And the heart of the enemies
Is satisfied
But our morale
Is the death of the enemy
Is the death of the enemy


André Campra
GRANDS MOTETS
____________________

William Christie

Jael Azzaretti, Paul Agnew, Arnaud Marzorati, Nicolas Rivenq, Andrew Foster-Williams, Hanna Bayodi , Marie-Ange Petit, Bertrand Cuiller, Anne-Marie Lasla

Les Arts Florissants


Human rights in Columbia far surpass those in many US states.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

DOS
[TWO]
____________________

Mar Targarona
Spain, 2021

ANGST
____________________

Gerald Kargl
Austria, 1983


ELIAS CANETTI
____________________

That the letters of the alphabet still mean something, that they still have their form and weight and the power to manifest something in this destroyed landscape of belief rife with bodies; that they still remain signs rather than having disintegrated like life itself; that they have not grown invisible out of shame, and that every good sentence they are forced to compose still holds potential; that an innocent man does not hang the moment any are crossed out on this page—or could it be that they are even more damned than we are and haven’t a clue?


Eurythmics
SAVAGE

 


IRIS MURDOCH
The Message to the Planet
____________________

Anywhere is dangerous if you carry danger with you.


Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
SUNDAY AT DEVIL DIRT

Saturday, February 19, 2022

ENTER THE VOID
____________________

Gaspar Noé
France, 2009

 

BEGOTTEN
____________________

E. Elias Merhige
USA, 1989

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From IMDb:

God disembowels himself. Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. The Son Of Earth, twitching and cowering, is set upon by faceless cannibals. Presented in a surreal, gory, and entirely visual manner, BEGOTTEN tells of the death of religion, the abuse of nature by Man, and a nihilistic outlook on what life ultimately is.

 


IRIS MURDOCH
The Sea, The Sea
____________________

Then I felt too that I might take this opportunity to tie up a few loose ends, only of course loose ends can never be properly tied, one is always producing new ones. Time, like the sea, unties all knots. Judgements on people are never final, they emerge from summings up which at once suggest the need of a reconsideration. Human arrangements are nothing but loose ends and hazy reckoning, whatever art may otherwise pretend in order to console us.


Eric Wolfgang Korngold
SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN F-SHARP

John Wilson
Sinfonia of London

 

SOUTH PARK - 
BIGGER, LONGER, and UNCUT
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack