Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Old, Weird America Marches Onward – Page 1 – Music – New York – Village Voice,beta,78466,22.html In much the same way that modern writers must drive through the gateway of Ulysses, there’s not a box set of culled folk music that can evade being measured against Harry Smith’s incantatory Anthology of American Folk Music, as … Continue reading

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Home The Mucha Trust owns the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Alphonse Mucha’s works. These include the famous lithographic works – posters and decorative panels – as well as less well known but equally important oil paintings, pastels, … Continue reading

Posted in Fine Arts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment Forgetfulness The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one … Continue reading

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The Edwardians: Secrets and Desires | Mark GERTLER | The apple woman and her husband Mark Gertler’s The apple woman and her husband…Gertler was a second tier player amidst the Bloomsbury drama. Cat Nap I like to take a catnap now and then For instance on a Sabbath afternoon When book in hand I … Continue reading

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Sleeping Nude by Mark Gertler – The Art Fund – Independent art charity in the UK that exists to save art for everyone to enjoy Mark Gertler was a Bloomsbury artist and a lover of Dora Carrington. My favorite painting of his is called the “Rabbi’s Daughter” but I couldn’t score a good copy. So, here’s his “Sleeping Nude” Clouds and Waves Mother, the … Continue reading

Posted in Painting | Tagged , | Leave a comment Pearl does it again. This is a gotta watch! Since I Left You (2000) is the debut album by Melbourne-based electronic music group The Avalanches. It is composed almost entirely of samples from old records, films, and TV … Continue reading

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Marcel Proust on His Deathbed (Getty Museum) As the Arab proverb says, “The dog barks and the caravan passes”. After having dropped this quotation, Mr. Norpois stopped to judge the effect it had on us. It was great; the proverb was known to us: it had … Continue reading

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