Sunday, November 17, 2019

What Happens Next: Pete For President 2020



"We know that the purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president. It is the unification of the American people. That is why we have the office."
--Pete Buttigieg

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

BEAUTY: Painting--Jillian Denby

The bucolic landscape paintings of artist Jillian Denby remind me of works by Constable and Fragonard...except for the puzzling, fascinating groups of people far in the background, doing who knows what...skimming ponds, building fences...which makes for wonderfully elusive narratives.


Top to bottom: Big Fence With Bird; Disguise; Falling Figure; Hollow; Idyll With Pea Fowl; Mirror, Mirror; Swimming; Swing With Cow; Tangle; Watch

https://jilliandenby.com/

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

"Island of Doom" by Agnes Obel

And now it's time for you to hear "Island of Doom" by Agnes Obel from her upcoming release "Myopia" out on February 21, 2020. She says, "The song is made up of pitched-down piano and cello pizzicato and vocals, all choirs are pitched down and up...In my experience when someone close to you dies it is simply impossible to comprehend that you can’t ever talk to them or reach them somehow ever again."



Destiny made her way and found you in a room,
They told me, they told me:
To undo the rule of mind and body,
And nature laughed away as their voices grew.
They told me, They told me:
“Clean out the room and bury the body”.

But I know you with a heartbeat
So how does the night feel?
When the lights fade out
When the lights fade out
When the lights fade out
But now it’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone.
But now it’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone.

“Haven’t walked for days though I wanted to”
You told me, you told me:
“For with every move the feeling follows”,
“In nature’s empty face, I am of little use”,
You told me, you told me:
“I’m just another fool for the earth to swallow”.

But the road through mines will lead you back,
and I will be with you
Before the road of your mind will eat you up,
on your island of doom
Where the voices have all gathered up,
to a choir of fools
But I know my mind will reach you there,
and I will be with you.

Oh I know you with a heartbeat
So how does the night feel?
When the lights fade out
When the lights fade out
When the lights fade out
And now it’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone
And now it’s gone, it’s gone, it’s gone.
Why you wake me up today?
Why you wake me up today?
One two three four five.


https://www.agnesobel.com/

Monday, November 11, 2019

"Swimmers" by Zero 7

Oh, it's been a long time since Zero 7 released any new music and here is "Swimmers" featuring Jem Cooke on vocals...melancholy/ambient jazzy goodness.



Do you know
We are the young ghosts
In reverse
Our stories unfold
Moving slow
We’re just killing time
And we know
This fear is a crime

Surrender to your love
Surrender to your heart
Surrender

We are swimmers
Caught in the tide
Pitch black river
Shadows and light
Into the night
Beautiful swimmers
Losing the fight
A constant river
Shadows and light
Into the night

Coming home
We’re shaking the grass
All alone
So far from the path
Do you know
I see you so clear
Yes I know
It’s happening here

Surrender to your love
Surrender to your heart
Surrender


https://www.facebook.com/Zero7
https://www.jemcooke.com/

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Powerful Art of Ben Turnbull

Artist Ben Turnbull's work powerfully and pointedly addresses the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Speaking to the penchant Americans have for fetishizing and worshiping fire arms, he uses the lids of old lift-up school desks to carve hidden reliefs of hand guns and semi-automatic weapons...the kind that are used repeatedly in the regular mass shootings that plague our our schools and country, the kind that conservatives and Republicans refuse to do anything to try to curtail or stop.


https://www.benturnbull.com/

Saturday, November 9, 2019

"In The Shattering Of Things" by Hammock

Ambient outfit Hammock have released a lovely song called "In The Shattering Of Things" which appear on their new album "Silencia" due out November 15, 2019.



http://www.hammockmusic.com/

Friday, November 8, 2019

Bronson Van Wyck's New York City Loft

I love how celebrity event planner Bronson Van Wyck has outfitted his loft in Manhattan. The mix of eclectic, antique, fun, and a splash of modern (check out that dining room light fixture...*gasp*) really works. Lots of intriguing colors, textures, shapes. I love spaces that feel fascinating, that make you want to really study each object, find out where each treasure came from...


Photos from a feature by ELLE Decor:
https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/house-interiors/a29321898/bronson-van-wyck-new-york-house/

http://www.vanwyck.net/

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Currently listening to...

Andrew Bayer's awesome track "From The Earth."

From the earth, to the sky, and back again...little rocket, little rocket...




https://inmylastlife.com/