viernes, septiembre 14, 2007

A criticism, not mine, of what may be my favourite film... L'Atalante.

Simply Perfect, 17 March 2004
Author: Ben_Cheshire from Oz
Finally saw Vigo's L'Atalante, his only feature film, which he reportedly died before completing, and instantly its one of my top favourite movies and easily one of the best pictures ever made. L'Atalante has everything going for it: its sexy, romantic and incredibly funny. Its also immensely genuine - the performances are so good, you are completely drawn into the action. Which is not to say that L'Atalante isn't imbued with the sense of fun and visual fantasy which makes Vigo's Zero de Conduite so great, in fact, its much more developed here. Vigo gets to tell a complete story in L'Atalante, the only complete story he ever told, and it is wonderful. Aside from its great story and vivid, unique characters, the most remarkable thing about L'Atalante is the masterful way it is directed. Vigo had such an eye for what was cinematic - so much of his stuff is communicated through images, yet when he uses words he uses them well (and for comic purposes here). L'Atalante is simply a beautiful film to look at. It has so many beautifully filmed sequences and images (some favourites: the grammophone music scene, the street seller's scene, the swimming underwater scene, the drunk scene). Surely one of the best shot films ever. Watch where Vigo places his camera, and the multitude of exciting compositions here. L'Atalante is a movie buff's dream come true. I'm so glad i found it, and am eternally grateful to the art gallery for giving me the opportunity to see it. The audience i saw it with had a rollicking good time - we enjoyed it immensely. If you ever see it playing at a revival house, or at an art gallery, i thoroughly recommend you go there and discover Jean Vigo.A perfect 10/10 - the only one i've ever given.

Documental 'creativo' de Jean Vigo sobre el Campeon Frances de Natacion,Taris.

Un día, Romapaganos, lo vamos a mirar junto en un show! Es una joya!!!

Pasaron los años... sigue Estupenda!

Una vez la vi en un cine VACIO en Roma... era tan buena que subí a la sala del proyeccionista y le pedí un favor...
Puso el volumen MUY alto, y viví una de las experiencias mas impactantes de mi vida! Solo. En un cine de Campo de' Fiori, en Roma.

jueves, septiembre 13, 2007


canterbury family tree

The Canterbury Sound. Bandas y musicos que se asocian con esta antigua ciudad en el Sur Este de Inglaterra

The five central Canterbury bands, according to the Calyx website,[5] are Soft Machine, Caravan, Gong, Hatfield and the North and National Health. Other bands were Egg, Gilgamesh, Henry Cow, In Cahoots, Khan, Matching Mole, Bruford, Camel, Caravan of Dreams, Comus, Delivery, Isotope, Mashu, Mirage, Ottawa Music Company, The Polite Force, Quiet Sun, Rapid Eye Movement, Soft Heap, Short Wave, and the Wilde Flowers.
Key Canterbury musicians include (with example bands):
Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong, Brainville)
Kevin Ayers (Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Gong)
Mont Campbell (Uriel, Egg, National Health)
Lindsay Cooper (Henry Cow, Feminist Improvising Group, Mike Oldfield, National Health, Mike Westbrook Orchestra, News from Babel)
Lol Coxhill (Delivery, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World)
Chris Cutler (Ottawa Music Company, Henry Cow, Art Bears, News from Babel, Peter Blegvad Trio)
Elton Dean (Keith Tippett Sextet, Soft Machine, Just Us, Centipede, Soft Heap, In Cahoots, Pip Pyle's Equip'Out)
Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
Alan Gowen (Gilgamesh, National Health, Soft Heap)
John Greaves (Henry Cow, National Health, Soft Heap, Peter Blegvad Trio)
Jimmy Hastings [1] (Caravan, Caravan of Dreams, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Soft Machine)
Mark Hewins (Sinclair and the South, The Polite Force, Soft Heap, Gong, Mashu, Caravan of Dreams)
Steve Hillage (Arzachel/Uriel, Khan, Kevin Ayers, Gong, System 7)
Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow)
Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine, Gong, Bruford)
Hugh Hopper (Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Isotope, Soft Heap, In Cahoots, Pip Pyle's Equip'Out)
Karl Jenkins (Nucleus, Soft Machine, Adiemus)
Geoff Leigh (Henry Cow, The Black Sheep)
Phil Miller (Delivery, Matchine Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health, In Cahoots, Richard Sinclair Band, Hugh Hopper Band)
Pierre Moerlen (Gong, Mike Oldfield Band, Gongzilla)
François Ovide (John Greaves Group)
Pip Pyle (Delivery, Gong, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Soft Heap, In Cahoots, Pip Pyle's Equip'Out, John Greaves Band, Hugh Hopper Band)
Mike Ratledge (Soft Machine, Adiemus)
Geoff Richardson (Spirogyra, Caravan)
David Sinclair (Wilde Flowers, Caravan, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, The Polite Force, Camel)
Richard Sinclair (Wilde Flowers, Caravan, Delivery, Hatfield and the North, Sinclair and the South, Camel, In Cahoots, Caravan of Dreams)
Gilli Smyth (Gong)
Dave Stewart (Uriel, Egg, Ottawa Music Company, Khan, Hatfield and the North, Gong, National Health, Bruford, Rapid Eye Movement)
Andy Ward (Camel, Marillion, Caravan of Dreams, Mirage)
Robert Wyatt (Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Matching Mole)



Sub Captain at his bestSimply the best Hillage album, amazing guitar playing and Miquette inspires with the synthes. All Hillages albums led up to this, and there was a big quality drop off after this, he quit after a couple of poor albums and then reinvented himself with Miquette as System 7. Put your headphones on and spend the best 40 minutes of your life blissed out to Green, it will take you to places you never imagined music could.

Blanco, pero GROSSO!

Percy Jones es un bajista Galés. Formó BRAND X con John Goodsall.
Es uno de los bajistas más inovativos y especiales del Prog Rock/Jazz Rock, a la par del difunto Jaco Pastorious.
Se lo escucha en 'estado de gracia' en el L.P. PRODUCT de Brand X, pero tambien en los primeros discos solistas de Brian Eno.
Bucear y escuchar, please!

Mr. Percy Jones

Percy Jones

P.O.Box 2034New York, NY 101011-203United StatesT: 212 333 5812F: 212 333 5813


Franco Battiato

"Being a Sufi is to put away what is in your head - imagined truth, preconceptions, conditioning - and to face what may happen to you."
"Sufis believe that expressed in one way humanity is evolving to a certain destiny. We are all taking part in that evolution. Organs come into being as a result of the need for specific organs (Rumi). The human being's organism is producing a new complex of organs in response to such a need. In this age of transcending of time and space, the complex of organs is concerned with the transcending of time and space. What ordinary people regard as sporadic and occasional outbursts of telepathic or prophetic power are seen by the Sufi as nothing less than the first stirrings of these same organs. The difference between all evolution up to date and the present need for evolution is that for the past ten thousand years or so we have been given the possibility of a conscious evolution. So essential is this more rarefied evolution that our future depends upon it."
- Idries Shah, _The Sufis_

Volker Schloendorf's 'The Tin Drum'

Maquinas del tiempoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Un joven Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen

cover art depicts Stockhausen, top row, fifth person from left.

miércoles, septiembre 12, 2007

Smile... you sucker!

Surveillance and Sousveillance cameras

En las calles te miran, desde arriba...
Protegete con tu camara personal para hacer lo mismo con ELLOS desde abajo...

martes, septiembre 11, 2007

Federico è mio Fratello

Maddalena Fellini es la encantadora señora a mi lado. Parece su hermano 'en drag', o no?

Due Edifici in Cittá

Esta fue una foto que saqué en el lejano '82, mirando por abajo.
Ya no sería posible hacerlo.

lunes, septiembre 10, 2007

2 del bajista, una bandera y un hotel de Jim Kerr en Italia!

Derek Forbes?

Yep! The excellent ex- bass player of Simple Minds; spinner of tantalizing bass mantras. Y acá está con el GRANDE Steve Hillage.


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