Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sparks Mania in London Part 2

Some of the things that relates to me with respect to Sparks and their series of shows are locations around Islington London where they are doing their series of shows. For instance the Collins Music Hall, where Charlie Chaplin often performed on its stage in 1916. This theater is two blocks away from the Carling Academy, the venue that is having the Sparks shows.

These videos that I am sharing with you is in a sense to amuse myself with while writing. As I mentioned I am in London to see all the Sparks' shows in Islington.

"When I am With You" Promo video

"Singing in the Shower" Sparks with the fantastic and super great Les Rita Mitsuoko. From a TV show? Looks like they just filmed it off their living room TV set.

"Singing in the Shower" Promo Video. And once again with the amazing Les Rita Mitsouko

"La Dolce Vita"

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sparks Mania in London

Well, I am in London and in London for one purpose - and that purpose is to go to all 21 shows to hear the 21 albums (live of course) by Sparks. So far it has been beyond fantastic. Almost dream like experience. I am writing a book about it, the experience as well as the shows. But anyway I want to share some images of this great band.

Get in the Swing

Beat the Clock

No. 1 Song in Heaven

This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us -Live in Islington. A fan's footage. Do you see my head?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg

Linoleum, 1967, Robert Rauschenberg

interview with Rauschenberg.

Robert Rauschenberg "Runts" at PACEWILDENSTEIN (James Kalm)

Friday, May 9, 2008

TamTam Books (In Paris at the moment) Tribute to Michel Legrand

Since I am staying in Paris right now I want to share with you what's in my head and heart. In two words: Michel Legrand. Do listen and see.

Legrand Jazz

Michel Legrand "La Valse des lilas" 1955

Legrand with Hef and Bunnies. "What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life"

Michel Legrand with his fantastic sister Christine Legrand

"Les demoiselies de Rocherfort" Jacques Demy film with Legrand music

My favorite Legrand song from "Peau d'Ane" Jacques Demy's tribute to Cocteau - with music by Legrand of course.

"fee des lilas" from "peau d'ane" This is truly my favorite piece of music of all time. It's beautiful! My life in music form!

Trailer for Cléo de 5 a 7 (Agnes Varda) Legrand did the music and also is in the film.

Another beautiful song by Legrand, with him on the piano and singing. From "Cléo de 5 a 7"

From Paris, with Love - Tosh & TamTam Books

Thursday, May 8, 2008

La java des bombes atomiques by Boris Vian

La java des bombes atomiques de B.Vian

nougabrel's version of La java des bombes atomiques

Paris May 8, 2008

This is my world at the moment.

Japanese documentary on Boris Vian - goes into his living and office space.

A Boris Vian song!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Paris Mai 68

Happy 40th!

Mai 68 Photographs

Latin Quarter life - great footage

Sarkozy (boo) on Mai 68 in English

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon the Father of jardin des plantes (Paris 5e)

"In order to judge what has happened, or even what will happen, one need only examine what is happening. ... Events which occur every day, movements which succeed each other and repeat themselves without interruption, constant and constantly reiterated operations, these are our causes and our reasons."