My stepdad just gave me this cd randomly. I guess because he knows I like strange obscure music by women. The GTO’s are an all girl groupies group produced by Frank Zappa in the late 1960s. One of the group’s members Pamela Des Barres, wrote the memoir I’m with the Band. Their cd Permanent Damage is a weird mixture of strange theatrical songs and random interviews. It is very rough music but it does precede some later girl bands like Liliput, The Raincoats, Rasputina, CocoRosie, and they even remind me of my friend Dame Darcy’s music.
It is as if you gave the mischievous turn of the century girls from Picnic at Hanging Rock a recording studio in 1968.
One of my favorite films ever:
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Directed by Peter Weir
Picnic at Hanging Rock
A NYTIMES article on Pamela Des Barres
The_GTOs on Wikipedia
I absolutely love these digital paintings.
See also: www.lumicon.de
The crab spider Thomisus onustus. Some individuals are a most unspiderly color: they are hot pink. This allows them to hide in hot pink flowers â€” and ambush unwary bees. Other individuals are yellow, and hide in yellow flowers. Even more surprising, their colors are not fixed: move a pink spider to a yellow flower, and she can change her color to match.
– Olivia Judson
March 25, 2008
Evolving the Wow! Factor
This article and her blog are really interesting and well worth reading.
This is one of the most creative things I have ever heard and the music is pretty good. The remix album is coming out soon and I am super excited to hear it.
The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetabile sound universe. The ensemble overcomes preserved and marinated sound conceptions or tirelessly re-stewed listening habits, putting its focus on expanding the variety of vegetable instruments, developing novel musical ideas and exploring fresh vegetable sound gardens.
Watch their process in an amazing video, here
Official site: www.gemueseorchester.org
Oh I love these pretty portraits! More images here.
RobotRadio guest hosted by Seze
Danielle Dax – E.V.I.L. T. Timber Tongue EP (1995)
Danielle Dax – Timber Tongue Timber Tongue EP (1995)
Danielle Dax Cutting the Last Sheaf Pop Eyes (1983)
Colleen – What is Componium? Colleen Et Les Boties A Musique (2006)
Cibelle – Dans Le Lapin Green Grass EP (2007)
Chloe – Around the Clock The Waiting Room (2007)
Stereolab – [untitled] Root (1999)
Sir Alice – La Maitresse No 2
Miskate – And or Shuffle Indian Shuffle EP (2006)
Cocorosie – Rainbowarriors
Miss Kittin – Professional Distortion I Com
Magda – 48 hour Crack in Your Bass Stop Ep (2005)
Bloody Mary – Daily Crisis
Camea – Voiding the Fill Voiding the Fill (2007) Clink
Inhale – Stefny
Kate Simko – Osci3
Dinky – Acid in My Fridge (2004)
Mia – Dark Deeds
Sebo K & Anja Schneider Rancho Relaxo – Jennifer Cardini & Shonky Remix (2006)
Akiko Kiyma – Juniper (2007)
This is so wrong…
Thanks so Tara and Jim for this one.
See also www.engrish.com
New York Times Article
Photo by Michael Durham/Getty Images
My mom and I painted some eggs today and Pixie was curious about the results.
Photo by Seze Devres
This year March 21st is a very special day.
It is not only the Spring Equinox,
it is also Good Friday,
Holi (the Indian festival of Colors – the second most important festival in Hinduism after Diwail)
and also a Full Moon…
I finally heard Bob Dylan’s Radio show and I was not disappointed.
He picks a wide variety of vintage songs and his buttery voice is so pleasant to listen to.
Thanks to my stepdad Guy for helping me catch up on episodes.
thanks for this one Abigail
I finally finished watching My Fair Lady. So after 3 full hours of endless songs and long conversations that spanned the full spectrum of high and low socio-economic British accents, I am still happy to have finally seen it. Audrey Hepburn is lovely but I found out afterwards that the role was meant for Julie Andrews, who at the time was lesser known. I wish that they had given the role to Julie Andrews.Â However, the same year Julie Andrews won the Oscar for Mary Poppins, which in my opinion is one of the best movies ever made. The real treat of My Fair Lady was the ascot scene where everyone was wearing the most incredible black and white outfits. Lovely.
Everyone wore black & white at the races, but
Audrey Hepburn’s dress was the show stopper.
Seems like Ralph Lauren was also inspired by Sir Cecil Beatonâ€™s
famous black-and-white Ascot scene from â€œMy Fair Lady” too.
Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2008 Collection
Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2008 Collection
I have a hard time watching most musicals,
but here is a super cute song from
My Fair Lady (1964)
Touch and my heart begins to crumble,
The heaven’s tumble, Darling, and I’m… Eliza Words!
Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!
I get words all day through;
First from him, now from you! Is that all you blighters can do?
Don’t talk of stars Burning above; If you’re in love,
Show me! Tell me no dreams
Filled with desire. If you’re on fire,
Show me! Here we are together in the middle of the night!
Don’t talk of spring! Just hold me tight!
Anyone who’s ever been in love’ll tell you that
This is no time for a chat! Haven’t your lips
Longed for my touch? Don’t say how much,
Show me! Show me! Don’t talk of love lasting through time.
Make me no undying vow. Show me now!
Sing me no song! Read me no rhyme!
Don’t waste my time, Show me!
Don’t talk of June, Don’t talk of fall!
Don’t talk at all! Show me!
Never do I ever want to hear another word.
There isn’t one I haven’t heard.
Here we are together in what ought to be a dream;
Day one more word and I’ll scream!
Haven’t your arms Hungered for mine?
Please don’t “expl’ine,” Show me! Show me!
Don’t wait until wrinkles and lines
Pop out all over my brow,
Show me now!
I was flipping through the channels and I found out there is actually a new TV show about the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters by Roger Hargreaves on the Cartoon Network. It is actually kind of funny and oh so very colorful and that makes me very happy!