by Angeliska on October 22, 2010
Souvenirs du passé (1930) by John W. Russell – from artinconnu
✶ My new favorite blog: Art Inconnu – what a wonderful source of inspiration! There is so much here
that I’ve never seen before, and my eyes just drink it in. It’s crazy how much brilliant work just falls by the wayside.
“Collected here are works by artists who are forgotten, under appreciated, or little known to the mainstream.
There is incredible quality to be found out there beyond the big name artists in the big shows, whether it is
one exceptional painting, one area of an artists oeuvre, or an entire career worth re-examining. The focus
here is primarily painting by 19th and 20th century artists but everything is fair game.”
✶ These etsy treasury lists curated by Miss BloodMilk are to die for!
So, so many good treats there! I want every bit of it.
✶ If I weren’t already planning to be in New Orleans for Day of The Dead and Halloween,
I’d be going to RECSPEC’s killer Lost Boys themed party: Get Lost.
I’d dress as Star and Sax Man’s bastard love-child maybe, and bring chinese take-out.
✶ Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption
I have to say that I really adore bacon, salami and yes – hot dogs! I am usually really careful about
always getting nitrite and nitrate free versions of those, but after reading this, I am even more freaked
by the idea of processed meat products. We’ve been eating mostly bison from Thunder Heart Bison,
whose motto is: Texas Grass-Fed – Raised With Respect. They are the only bison ranch in the United
States to meet the stringent requirements of the Animal Welfare Institute. They are wonderful.
✶ Fish: the forgotten victims on our plate
“There is no humane slaughter requirement for the staggering number of wild fish caught and killed at sea”
Both of these articles are very sad and sobering, because while I really love eating animal and fish protein,
(my body really loves it too) I know how horrible the industries are for the earth. Heartbreaking.
✶ Red Light Properties, by Dan Goldman is “a tropical-horror series about a Miami-based realty office
specializing in placing foreclosure victims into “previously-haunted homes”, and it is thoroughly enjoyable
and absorbing. Thanks to Tor, you can read it all online!
✶ Louise Brooks’ private journals to be revealed
I cannot wait for this! Louise was such an incredibly intelligent woman,
and a fantastic writer. I’ve read her autobiography, and several biographies,
and highly recommend delving into her fascinating world to anyone who loves
flappers, dancers, and sad, strong, sexy women. She is the ultimate icon.
✶ Yes, so I succumbed a little while ago to finally watching Mad Men, and of
course I’m now totally hooked. I love the writing, the characters, the details.
They really get it right. I’m tearing through the third season now, and then
what will I do? This great piece is quite a bit ahead of me, but makes me
very curious to see what’s ahead for Miss B. Yes, television sucks, and
I’m still glad that I don’t have one (I’m patient!), but if it gets people really
talking, and writing, and thinking – well, I’m glad. I think the period dramas
are especially good, both for my anachronistic tendencies, and because
they illustrate events and aspects of our history that many might otherwise overlook.
Yep. Also it gives my mind something to do while I stick tiny labels onto obscure objects.
No-One’s Ever On Your Side: Betty Draper Francis Still Needs Your Love
✶ Sometimes, I have to stop and just goggle in wonder at how
amazing Kate Bush is. I remember in middle school my friend
Colleen made me a mix tape of her favorite Kate Bush songs,
and it kind of changed my life. She could also do a really rad
impression of Running Up That Hill that I always tried to get
her to do on the bus. Where are you, Colleen? I hope you’re well!
I’ve pulled down my lace and the chintz.
Oh, do you know you have the face of a genius?
I’ll send your love to Zeus.
Oh, by the time you read this,
I’ll be well in touch.
The song is based on an old folk song called “The Ballad Of Lizzie Wan”:
“The heroine is pregnant with her brother’s child. Her brother murders her.
He tries to pass off the blood as some animal he had killed — his grayhound,
his falcon, his horse — but in the end must admit that he murdered her.
He sets sail in a ship, never to return.”
Two of my favorite things (Kate’s Never Be Mine and Malick’s Days of Heaven)
put together to great effect. If you’ve never seen Days of Heaven, you must. I adore
Terrence Malick, and this film is just so gorgeous. Also, Linda Manz (the mom from
Gummo!) is in it as a young girl, and she’s amazing. Hop to it, kittens!