August 2009

Tadanori Yokoo










Images sourced from:

Pink Tentacle
A Journey Round My Skull

Categories: Graphic Design, Artists, art

Reading LIst | Lusts of a Moron | My Life and Loves

Lusts of a Moron, by Momus, is not exactly literature but it is a pleasurable cross referencing bonanza in to the mind of a true savant.  Nobody drops more cultural  knowledge into a single song then him.  Take for example, the lyrics to Bluestockings, a song about the dirtiest books ever written. If I were looking for a dirty book suggestion, this song would be a good place to start.

I love you, you're so well read
Blue stockings well spread
Your carnal knowledge knocks me dead

I love you, you're so well read
Bluestocking give head
I love you, you've read:

Ovid, Anaïs Nin
The Song of Solomon
The Perfumed Garden and Georges Bataille's
The Story of the Eye
The Petronius Satyricon
The Arabian Nights, the Decameron
The Marquis de Sade's 120 Days
And Serge Gainsbourg singing songs to Sweet Jane B

I love you, you're so well read
Blue stockings well spread
Your carnal knowledge knocks me dead

I love you, you're so well read
Bluestocking give head
I love you, you've read:

Sacher Masoch and DHL
Portnoy's Complaint and mine as well
Frank Harris, The Life and Loves
Lusts of a Moron, Wings of a Dove
The Latins of the Silver Age
The triolets of Paul Verlaine
Lautreamont and G. Cabrera Infante
Mishima Yukio and Sweet Jane B

I love you, you're so well read
Bluestocking give head
Whisper what they said:

"Le silence de la chambre est profond
Aucun bruit n'arrive plus
Ni des routes, ni de la ville, ni de la mere
La nuit est a son terme, partout limpide et noir
La lune a disparu
Ils ont peur
Il ecoute, les yeux au sol
Son silence effrayante
Il parle de sa beaute
Les yeux fermees
Il peut revoir encore l'image dans sa perfection"

There are more than a couple heavyweight authors named here. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris, a monster of a book that was banned in countires around the world is one that we keep on our shelves. Harris was an Irish born journalist, author, editor, publisher and one-time roommate of Aleister Crowley. He moved to New York and founded his publishing company, The Frank Harris Publishing Company, to promote and distribute his works in America. Those works are now part of the collection at Princeton University.



On a side note, other books suggestions pertaining to the genre come from Susan Sontag, who credited the following five erotic novels as "true" literary works.

Categories: Sex, Reading List, Music, Books

Brooklyn Underground Film | Jake Magher's Energy Music

Trailer to Jake Magher's new film, Energy Music. Jake is the Dark Lord of the Greenpoint loft-film scene, which now moved to Bushwick. It's basically like the New York Free Jazz scene in the 60's, only freak-outs are done with celluloid instead a saxophones. If this film is half as good as his last three, it'll be bloody beautiful.

Categories: Music, Movies, Jazz

Good Movie | Going Places

Going Places
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Starring Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau, Patrick Dewaere
France, 1974

Cool Ass Blog

Sex Savages on Wheels is one hell of a blog, if you like babes, leather and tits. I think they're opening a shop in LA that sells leather and art and stuff. It actually looks quite tasteful.

Categories: Cool Ass Blog, Bikers, Babes, Sex

Filip Pagowski

Filip Pagowski is a New York based artist who has worked for Comme des Garcons, The New Yorker, Visionaire, Diane von Furstenberg and others. We like his stuff and the best of it is on his website. The image on the right has a Bunuel feel to it.

Categories: Graphic Design, art

Al Capone's Guns Don't Argue

A few other songs that mention Al Capone

Wesley Willis - Al Capone
Rancid - Young Al Capone
The Specials - Gangsters
Run DMC w/ Living Colour - Me, Myself and My Microphone

Categories: Reggae, Music, Gangsters

Rub-A-Dub President

Young Obama looking more like a rude boy queuing up for a rocksteady show than the future president of the U.S.A.

Categories: Politics

Reading List | The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant
Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp was an English born writer, theater performer, gay icon, raconteur and eccentric. He moved to New York in 1981 and died in 1999. He is said to have possessed a collection of scarves that rivaled Imelda Marcos' shoe collection.  Those scarves and just about everything else can be found here.

Categories: Reading List, Fashion, Books

Essential Records | Lady B

Video sourced from isaiahsway

Lady B
To The Beat Y'all
Old School Hip Hop
TEC Records

Lady B is from Philadelpia. She's one of the earliest female rappers in history. She currently hosts a radio show on Sirius.