Thursday, March 31, 2022

THE DREAMING
____________________

Mario Andreacchio
Australia, 1988
 

KADAICHA - STONES OF DEATH
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James Bogle
Austrailia, 1988
 

 

Trans rights are human rights. 

Trans lives are human lives.

Trans lives matter.

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AND, if "all lives matter," then protecting those most vulnerable to hatred, oppression, and violence must be a prime directive.

Otherwise, you're just one more useless maggot who needs to read your fucking Gospel of Matthew - starting with Chapter 25 - and take a long, hard look in the mirror. Because, as it stands Jesus has already promised you eternal damnation.

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The King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

 


BJÖRK
"Five Years" [Live, November 2021]



BJÖRK
"Five Years"
____________________

You think you're denying me of something
Well I've got plenty
You're the one who's missing out
But you won't notice

'Til after five years
If you'll live that long
You'll wake up
All loveless

I dare you
To take me on
I dare you
To show me your palms

I'm so bored with cowards
That say they want
Then they can't handle

You can't handle love
You can't handle love
You just can't handle

I dare you
To take me on
I dare you
To show me your palms

What's so scary
Not a threat in sight
You just can't handle
You can't handle love

You can't handle love, baby
You can't handle love
It's obvious
You can't handle

I dare you
To take me on
I dare you
To show me your palms

I'm so bored of cowards
That say they want
Then they can't handle

You can't handle love, baby
You can't handle love
It's obvious
You can't handle

I dare you, I dare you
I dare you, I dare you




PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

The power of consumer goods has been engendered by the so-called liberal and progressive demands of freedom, and, by appropriating them, has emptied them of their meaning, and changed their nature.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

ALISON'S BIRTHDAY
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Ian Coughlan
Australia, 1981
 


THOMAS HARDY
"His Immortality"
____________________

I

   I saw a dead man's finer part
Shining within each faithful heart
Of those bereft. Then said I: "This must be
   His immortality."

II

   I looked there as the seasons wore,
And still his soul continuously upbore
Its life in theirs. But less its shine excelled
   Than when I first beheld.

III

   His fellow-yearsmen passed, and then
In later hearts I looked for him again;
And found him--shrunk, alas! into a thin
   And spectral mannikin.

IV

   Lastly I ask--now old and chill -
If aught of him remain unperished still;
And find, in me alone, a feeble spark,
   Dying amid the dark.


Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
SO FAMILIAR
 

Huge win!

Freedom FROM your religion.

Freedom FROM your religious cults.


PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

Their discovery of the void brings with it new implications: not only that they must continue on in their actions and diligence, no longer considered as duties but as gratuitous, senseless routines, but also the exhilarating realization that all is nothing but a game.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

VIY
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Konstantin Ershov
Soviet Union, 1967


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CELIA
____________________

Ann Turner
Australia, 1989
 

[Photographer unknown to me.]
 

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
COLUMBIA AND RCA VICTOR LIVE RECORDINGS OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS
____________________

Disc 1:
Live at Town Hall, NYC
May 17, 1947

Disc 2:
Live at Carnegie Hall
November 16-17, 1947
 


PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

Death does determine life.



Monday, March 28, 2022

JOHNNY GUITAR
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Nicholas Ray
USA, 1954
 


RAINER MARIA RILKE
____________________

Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connexion with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.


Claude Debussy
LE DIABLE DANS LE BEFFROI
[The Devil in the Belfry by Edgar Allan Poe]
____________________

Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Eugene Villanueva, Lin Lin Fan, Michael Driers, Virgil Hartinger

Göttinger Symphony Orchester
Kammerchor St. Jacobi
 


Melody Night Band
UKRAINIAN FOLK MUSIC VOL. 1 - Українська музика в нашій крові.

Hotculko Kseniu 5:10
Tsyhanochko 3:25
Nich Taka Hospody 2:50
Na Mayami 3:13
Chohoz Voda Kalamutna 2:42
Moze Tak Ne Treba 2:00
Po Dorozi 3:21
Hey Ha 3:10
Moyi Yasyny 2:47
Hory Hory 3:45
Byla Mene Maty 3:28
Oy Ty Strumochku 3:25

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

When I make a film I'm always in reality among the trees, and among the people like yourselves. There's no symbolic or conventional filter between me and reality as there is in literature. The cinema is an explosion of my love for reality.



Sunday, March 27, 2022

NEVRLAND
____________________

Gregor Schmidinger
Austria, 2019
 

WITCHHAMMER
[KLADIVO NA ČARODĚJNICE]
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Otakar Vávra
Czechoslovakia, 1970

 



Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar
GLING-GLÓ
 


MATSUO BASHŌ
"A monk sips morning tea"
____________________

A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
the chrysanthemum's flowering.




Гурт "Буря"
Burya IV - Live in Toronto (1985)
____________________

01. Весільний Марш
02. З Тої Гори Високої
03. Let’s Ask The Polka Band
04. Ой Чорна Я Си Чорна
05. Катринка
06. Ганджу
07. В’язанка Полька
08. Begin The Beguine
09. Танець З Вельоном В’язанка
10. Сам П’ю, Сам Гуляю


PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

Nothing remains but to hope the end will come to extinguish the unrelenting pain of waiting for it.



Saturday, March 26, 2022

Olivera Katerina in Devičanska Svirka [The Maiden's Tune]

Đorđe Kadijević 
Yugoslavia, 1973





 




ŠTIĆENIK
[WARD, or PROTECTED]
____________________

Đorđe Kadijević
Yugoslavia, 1973



DEVIČANSKA SVIRKA
[THE MAIDEN'S TUNE]
____________________

Đorđe Kadijević
Yugoslavia, 1973




LEPTIRICA
[THE SHE-BUTTERFLY]
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Đorđe Kadijević
Yugoslavia, 1973



 

 

DOROTHY PARKER
"Words of Comfort to Be Scratched on a Mirror"
____________________

Helen of Troy had a wandering glance;
Sappho's restriction was only the sky;
Ninon was ever the chatter of France;
But oh, what a good girl am I!




THE DIETRICHS - Heiðrik á Heygum and Simon Ask Ulsnes

"Bang Bang"

Video by Jonas Rose Høeg



PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

We survive, in the confusion of a life reborn beyond reason.




Friday, March 25, 2022

MAGIC
____________________

Richard Attenborough
USA, 1978

-

I was 12 or 13 when I saw this at my friend Mike's house - they were heathens who let us kids watch R-rated movies (unsupervised) on HBO - and it scared the fuck out of me. As much as I loved puppets as a kid, ventriloquist dolls were my version of the clown phobia. I'm not afraid of them anymore, but when I see them in thrift stores or wherever I'm still a little creeped.

Also, this is the film Richard Attenborough directed between A BRIDGE TOO FAR and GANDHI.

 


A NEW NAME
SEPTOLOGY VI - VII
____________________

Jon Fosse

Translated by Damion Searls
 

 

THE DIETRICHS - Heiðrik á Heygum and Simon Ask Ulsnes

"Venus As A Boy"

Video by Jonas Rose Høeg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heidrik 
IG: https://www.instagram.com/heidrik/
 

They Might Be Giants
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

 -

Because what else would you listen to when you start the day relocating  seventeen blueberry bushes about 700 feet from their original location?

Wanna feel old? People born after this album came out in 1986 are now eligible to be the US president.


ANDRIANA GNAP
<<Забутa доріженька>> / "Forgotten Road"
Live at Rochester Ukrainian Festival 2019

From the album Songs From Home (Пісні з Дому) by Andriana, featuring her family trio Heavenstar. Portions of CD sales are donated to wounded warriors and orphans of Ukraine through www.HopeforUkraine.net

For more information or to purchase the CD, visit www.Andriana.org.



PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

The sexual freedom of today for most people is really only a convention, an obligation, a social duty, a social anxiety, a necessary feature of the consumer's way of life.



Thursday, March 24, 2022

HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN
[江戸川乱歩全集 恐怖奇形人間]
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Teruo Ishii
Japan, 1969

Original Japanese poster from 1969.

THE CONFORMIST
[IL CONFORMISTA]
____________________

Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy/France, 1970
 

FROM THE THIRD EYE
The Evergreen Review Film Reader
____________________

Edited by Ed Halter and Barney Rosset

 

THE DIETRICHS - Heiðrik á Heygum and Simon Ask Ulsnes

"Like Someone In Love"

Video by Jonas Rose Høeg
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Written by Jimmy van Heusen and Johnny Burke for the film BELLE OF THE YUKON (1944). Dinah Shore was the original performer. It was a hit song for both Dinah and co-star Bing Crosby. The song quickly became a jazz standard recorded by, among others, Kay Kyser, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Margaret Whiting, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, and Björk.


«Ой червона калина на лузі»
Хор імені Г. Верьовки
Солістка — Тетяна Пирогова
Українська народна пісня в обробці Анатолія Авдієвського


"Oh, red viburnum in the meadow"
Veryovka Ukrainian Folk Choir (est. 1943)
Soloist - Tatiana Pirogova
A Ukrainian Folk Song arranged by by Anatoly Avdievsky


PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

Truth lies not only in a dream, but in many dreams.



Wednesday, March 23, 2022

TILBURY
____________________

Viðar Víkingsson
Iceland, 1987
 

LAKE OF THE DEAD
[DE DØDES TJERN]
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Kåre Bergstrøm
Norway, 1958
 





Madeleine Albright
1937-2022

RAINER MARIA RILKE
"I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone Enough"
____________________

I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small enough
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and want during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.

I want to mirror your image to its fullest perfection,
never be blind or too old
to uphold your weighty wavering reflection.
I want to unfold.
Nowhere I wish to stay crooked, bent;
for there I would be dishonest, untrue.
I want my conscience to be
true before you;
want to describe myself like a picture I observed
for a long time, one close up,
like a new word I learned and embraced,
like the everyday jug,
like my mother’s face,
like a ship that carried me along
through the deadliest storm.



THE DIETRICHS - Heiðrik á Heygum and Simon Ask Ulsnes

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head"

Video by Jonas Rose Høeg

DakhaBrakha
NA MEZHI

 

Cracow Klezmer Band
DE PROFUNDIS
 

"Medley of Ukrainian Folk Songs" music and vocals performed by Family Trio Heavenstar. Filmed and edited by Andriana. 

Вязaнка Українських Народних Пісень: Музика і вокаль y виконанні: Родинний Тріо Небозір

Visit andriana.org to hear and purchase the 2013 album Songs From Home by Andriana, featuring folk songs by Andriana and Family Trio Heavenstar. 

 


PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
____________________

I think to scandalize is a right, to be scandalized is a pleasure, and those who refuse to be scandalized are moralists.



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

EYES OF FIRE

[CRYING BLUE SKY]
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Avery Crounse
USA, 1983