Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
as a child i loved sylvester and the magic pebble and the amazing bone by mr. steig. today i checked out the book william steig drawings, which includes many of his new yorker drawings. his drawings are so scribbly and ugly and beautiful and hilarious. amazing how something so scribbly can capture so much about gestures, life. in the introduction, lillian rose writes of steig's drawn world:
it's a place without money or machinery or 'things.' it's a world populated by artists, farmers, knights, ladies, gentlemen, lovers (many, many lovers); by lions, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, fish (congenial creatures all of them, but with every human fault); by drunks, violinists, bums, actors, clowns...an intimate, pastoral, not too dangerous world, where poetry rules and time does not pass.
this book contains a bunch of drawings of people serenading animals and vice versa. too funny.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
i had to start an old trucks in alameda set.
threading in the choirs
someone recorded the lovely first song by the charming emil svanängen of loney dear last night at bottom of the hill
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
giant pinky leon!
so many excellent cats on flickr lately.
two behind leaves: chester and this sweetie
big cat pillow
oh my goodness
trotsky the cat
are you going to feed me now?
hazelnap (hazel reminds me of my old cat, humphrey)
smulan (the crumb in english)
all cats, all the time
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
i don't know why i requested this book from the library, when i was obviously going to purchase it.
these two must have so much fun together. so much wacky creativity and oddball knowledge between the two of them. you can tell they enjoy each other from their interview on city arts and lectures. it's airing again on sunday. (looks like there's no podcast...) maira's take on cake is brilliant.
why we broke up
Sunday, March 11, 2012
from his book once, which contains photos from his travels and the stories behind them. go see pina if you have not.
another, a lullaby, by jonathan johannson: du sa (you said)
lyrics translation approx: you said something about, about the other side/ you said something about, you said something about us/ you said something that never left me/ you said something that stayed
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Saturday, March 03, 2012
guess i'm collecting old truck photos now. old trucks are plentiful on the island.
found jonathan johansson this weekend. you might like his songs even if you don't know swedish (considering i can only understand about half of what he's singing...).
and then found rockfotoemma, a blog of a swedish musician/band photographer. here's a photo of hers of aforementioned jonathan johansson).