Friday, October 25, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
William S. Burroughs Sings
William S. Burroughs Sings at UbuWeb Sound. "...After a while, it wasn't enough to just listen to Burroughs read his own works, with increasingly elaborate musical backings, but to hire him to perform on other people's recordings. And that is what we have here: not Burroughs' own releases, but his various miscellaneous appearances on other bands' songs. Having Burroughs perform your music gave you instant hip cred, and gave a Bill a paycheck. He was a rock star to rock stars. William S. Burroughs died in 1997, at age 83."
Saturday, October 05, 2013
She's An Adulteress
The Sprague Brothers... She's An Adulteress. From the album The Savage Sprague Brothers - Early Recordings From The Vault (Wichita Falls Records).
Woman In The Moon - Launch Sequence
Woman In The Moon - Launch Sequence (1929, directed by Fritz Lang, Flash Video 07:43).
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Prints
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Prints at Edwynn Hauk Gallery. "...Originally trained as a painter in the studio of the Cubist artist and sculptor André Lhote, Henri Cartier-Bresson turned to photography out of frustration with his early painting. Inspired by his interaction with young members of the Surrealist movement, Cartier-Bresson recognized photography’s ability to 'trap life' instantly. When he was twenty-four, Cartier-Bresson acquired a hand-held Leica camera, which would accompany him for the rest of his career. The Leica became an “extension of his eye” and enabled the artist to combat the 'formal and unnatural behavior' of those who were aware of being photographed. Cartier-Bresson fully embraced the freedom and anonymity that this small camera gave him."