Saturday, March 31, 2012


Cicada – did it
chirp till it
knew nothing else?

{Matsuo Basho, On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho}

Friday, March 30, 2012

90. BE ...

Be never quite sober, never quite drunk. 

{Patricia Highsmith, Deep Water}

Thursday, March 29, 2012


check out the colourful, self-reflexive circus romance fantasy crossed with a b&w "grindhouse" take on Georges Franju's macabre masterpiece "Eyes Without A Face" (1960) for La Sera's latest single(s) Real Boy/Drive On, both are off Goodman's delicious new album "Sees The Light", out now on Hardly Art ! video by Travis Peterson.

89. THE ...

the moment I jump 
out of bed there is
this horror in the world
and I cannot write it.

{Raymond Federman, Here & Elsewhere}

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


take a look at the subdued et dreamy, office-bound, poetic realist music video for Julia Holter's latest wistful single Moni Mon Amie, from her stunning double album "Ekstasis" (2012). it is available from RVNG Intl. on cd et 2x lp! or you can acquire it digitally via itunes. video directed by LA-based artist Yelena Zhelezov.

88. BUT ...

But what, a skeptical reader might ask, is the point?

{Marjorie Perloff, Flatland Afterword}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

87. BORED ...

Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination
in transforming it into a subjective point of view.

{Ernst Haas, About Color Photography}

Monday, March 26, 2012

86. WHILE ...

While a mourner, a griever, comes to a sense
of closure and moves on, the melancholic embraces
the condition of lingering. 

{Jacky Bowring, A Field Guide To Melancholy}

Sunday, March 25, 2012

85. OPEN ...

Open to any page and read some of the text 
onto a tape recorder.

{William S. Burroughs, Scrapbook Texts}

Saturday, March 24, 2012

84. IF ...

If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that
some of us are born into the world with such a passion
for line and color.

{Mary Cassatt}

Friday, March 23, 2012


i'm delighted to be bringing you this next track, the deliriously wistful et nostalgia-laced, trilly et jangly, candid, lo-fi reverie Summer Music, from legendary Chicago-based lo-fi/bedroom pop crooner Owen Ashworth aka Advance Base {formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone!} off his eagerly anticipated debut album "A Shut-In's Prayer" (2012).

you have to take your hat off to Ashworth who possesses an incredible knack for producing wonderfully candid et self-deprecating observations on life et love. Summer Music has some of the best lyrics i've heard in a long time! enjoy!

"There's no comfort in sympathy
She's up state with her family
I'm still at the same address
Still believe I can love the best
The sound of music from the kitchen boom-box."

"A Shut-In's Prayer" will officially see the light of day on May 1st via Caldo Verde Records, it will be available on cd or mp3.

you can find Advance Base here: facebook | advancebasemusic

83. THE ...

The empty daytime; silent
Night-time, lonelier, darker;
The moon for me extinguished,
The stars spent in the skies.

{Giacomo Leopardi, The Revival}

Thursday, March 22, 2012


you definitely need to check out the stunningly poignant, Japanese woodblock print-styled animation for Simone White's devastatingly sublime et achingly lyrical single Into The Water Where The City Ends. it is from her forthcoming album "Silver Silver" (2012), which is set for release May 7th on Honest Jon's. the animation is by Japanese artist Hideyuki Katsumata. enjoy!

82. MEN ...

Men of today seem to feel more acutely than ever
the paradox of their condition.

{Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity}

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


take a look at the mesmerizing et disquieting, seemingly loop-laden visuals for the music video "On Hold", with music by Factory Floor. video produced by Paris-based outfit AB/CD/CD for Nowness. one certainly gets a sense they are as enamored et influenced by CANADA's wonderfully idiosyncratic style as countless other 'filmmakers' out there, however AB/CD/CD have managed to create something visually playful et captivating out of CANADA's firmly established et distinctively offbeat, surrealism-imbued style. enjoy!

81. WOE ...

Woe betide the man who cannot go a single day
in his life without feeling the torments of boredom,
and who prefers, if need be, to converse with idiots
rather than with himself!

{Xavier de Maistre, A Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


i've been desperately trying to find some new sounds from the divine lands of indie pop, Scandinavia! i am happy to announce that i have indeed succeeded in my quest, lie back et let your ears devour the gorgeously fragile et deliciously idiosyncratic, wonky et wistful, lethargic, lyrical lament Noah, from Oslo-based avant-folk/pop songstress Hanne Hukkelberg off her sublime new album "Featherbrain" (2012).

"Eyes and ears
and swollen hands
slowly swirls
no more demands."

check out the tripped-out, motion graphics tour-de-force music video for the single My Devils, also off the album. the video is by Oslo-based design studio Forest {who also created the stunning cover art for "Featherbrain"}. enjoy!

i'd highly recommend getting yourself a copy of the winsome "Featherbrain" album out now on Propeller Recordings. it is available on cd from Platekompaniet otherwise you can acquire it digitally from itunes.

you can find Hanne Hukkleberg here: facebook | myspace | hannehukkleberg

80. IN ...

In a room as big as loneliness
my heart
which is as big as love
looks at the simple pretexts of its happiness
at the beautiful decay of flowers in the vase
at the sapling you planted in our garden
and the song of canaries
which sing to the size of a window.

{Forugh Farrokhzad, Another Birth}

Monday, March 19, 2012


... well it's been a while since my last post, but, i have to admit that i haven't been inspired or even compelled to share any of the music or videos that have been coming out lately, it's all been very stale ... anyways here's a track that got my eardrums tingling a little, check out the laid-back et funked-out, soulful, autotune-swooning, crash-cymbal laden, introspective hip-hop-inflected rumination Museum Day, which just happens to be the debut single from the brilliant new collaborative project S / S / S {Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti & Son Lux!} off their forthcoming experiment "Beak & Claw" EP (2012).

the "Beak & Claw" EP is set for release March 20th on Anticon Records, it will be available from Insound and Midheaven on 12" vinyl et mp3.

79. READ ...

Read the eschatological chaos of signs.

{Robert Adams, The New West}

Sunday, March 18, 2012

78. LEAVE ...

Leave the door open for the unknown,
the door into the dark.

{Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide To Getting Lost}

Saturday, March 17, 2012

77. A ...

A glimpse of a smile under a white crape hat
with a lilac coronet is enough, for the soul
to enter into the place of dreams.

{Victor Hugo, Les Misérables}

Friday, March 16, 2012

76. WHAT ...

What torture lurks within a single thought

{Amy Lowell, A Single Thought}

Thursday, March 15, 2012

75. YES ...

Yes, I know that one day I must die,
I'm alive.

{Caetano Veloso, Nine Out Of Ten}

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

74. AT ...

At the same time her free hand, which was holding
a peach-stone, groped in the air for an empty
cup or ashtray.

{Colette, The Cat}

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

73. BUT ...

But he felt he was now within something,
perhaps a painting he had seen in the last year.

{Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient}

Monday, March 12, 2012

72. MY ...

My toes curled up instinctively.

{Edna O'Brien, The Country Girls}

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Landscape tones: brown to bronze, steep skyline,
low cloud, pearl ground with shadowed oyster
and violet reflections.

{Lawrence Durrell, Balthazar}

Saturday, March 10, 2012

70. WHEN ...

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight
from the darkness of movie house,
I had only two things on my mind:
Paul Newman and a ride home.

{SE Hinton, The Outsiders}

Friday, March 9, 2012

69. BIRDS ...

Birds singing
in the dark
–Rainy dawn.

{Jack Kerouac, Haiku (Birds Singing...)}

Thursday, March 8, 2012

68. OFTEN ...

Often she passed whole hours walking up and down the 
paths of the woods; she wove garlands of flowers and ivy,
or watched the flickering of shadows and glancing of the leaves;
sometimes she sat beside a stream, and as her thoughts paused,
threw flowers or pebbles into the waters, watching how those 
swam and these sunk, or she would set afloat boats formed 
of bark of trees or leaves, with a feather for a sail, and 
intensely watch the navigation of her craft among the
rapids and shallows of the brook.

{Mary Shelley, The Last Man}

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

67. THEN ...

Then those curiosities become realities –
realities of art which help to lift life
out of its mediocrity.

{Paul Klee, On Modern Art}

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


take a look at the vintage-styled, poignant et forlorn, post-apocalyptic-themed visuals for Fenster's single 2.7XO17 off their debut album "Bones" (2012) out now via Morr Music on cd, lp et digitally. video by Bryn Chainey.

66. ONCE ...

Once they were gone, who would remember what he did,
what happened to him, or what it meant?

{Alice Kaplan, The Interpreter}

Monday, March 5, 2012

65. SHE ...

She returned before noon, he was asleep again;
she sat on the side of the bed, her hand in his hair,
rolling his head on the pillow to shake him awake,
still in the open coat and the hat shoved back from
her forehead, looking down at him with the sober
yellow profundity, and now he mused indeed on
that efficiency of women in the mechanics,
the domiciling, of cohabitation.

{William Faulkner, The Wild Palms}

Sunday, March 4, 2012

64. THE ...

The room was swirling with sun and he rested there 
content in the brightness.

{Dorothy B. Hughes, In A Lonely Place}

Saturday, March 3, 2012


check out the wonderfully candid et effervescent, Cyndi Lauper-esque music video for Grimes' infectious lead single Oblivion off her stunning new album "Visions" (2012) out now on Abutus Records et 4AD. video directed by Emily Kai Bock {who made Human Heart, an insightful et entertaining short documentary on Claire Boucher back in 2010, sadly it is no longer available to public?!}.

63. I'D ...

I'd rath – er be an art – ist
than an art – work. 

{Julian Dashper, Why I Find Life Interesting}

Friday, March 2, 2012


you're just in time for the utterly mesmerizing et immersive virtual tour through a glitchy, deconstructed et surreal re-visioning of american 'culture' for Blouse's latest single Ghost Dream, from their brilliant self-titled debut album "Blouse" (2011), out on captured tracks. video directed/animated by Gusti Fink & Helmut Ash Kaway. this is one remarkable audiovisual experience that you won't soon forget! enjoy!


62. NO ...

No more silence, no more inactivity.

{Daphne du Maurier, Don't Look Now}

Thursday, March 1, 2012


here is some more sublimely juxtaposed, experimental visuals from the fruitfully creative mind of Andrew de Freitas {Young Magic's Night In The Ocean, Cool Rainbows' Southern Summer Sun, Kieren Blake's Yer Not A Sunrise & Adventure's Rio}.

have a look at his magnificently entrancing et evocative, perception warping, surrealism-steeped video for RxGibb's stunning new, 90s-infused, synth-gaze-y single Silver off his "Futures" EP out now on Cascine. once again de Freitas manages to artfully commingle his now distinct imagery et effects with the musical track he is working with, he aptly creates intoxicating et enigmatic audiovisual journeys that transcend the limitations et clichés that often detract et overburden a music video. take a plunge et enjoy!!!

61. HE ...

He is blamed most of all for existing,
for he is really too full of life. 

{Léon Bloy, La Femme Pauvre}