Thursday, July 14, 2011
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Have been long awaiting their album for I think somewhere close to 2 years now? The record is finally available in the next week or so. They are all large swirly mellow guitar sounds and hazy vocals.
"Let It Go" is a current favorite of what I've heard, but I also especially love the combination of this song/video!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I could be / live-in this. A swamp thing that sat out in the sun.
I wish this was Methuselah's Beard, and I were a green creature thing named Methuselah's Beard, but it's just Spanish Moss (I think)
P.S. I think a Methuselah's Beard would love to sit in the sun all day and strangely... listen to this...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Once Upon a Wintertime (1948)
The 3 Caballeros (1944) scene
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I can't remember how I first came across this gem of a book but I've been eyeing it for quite some time now. Art of food? Food of art? It's gotta be love!!! By some probable misguided intervention of the divine, I lucked out for once and found that Strand had a copy in good shape and at a very reasonable price, so I went for it! It really wasn't in my power to resist such a beautifully designed large hardcover art book, lavished with a striking gold-foiled embossed jacket – generously showcasing Dali's unadulterated obsession with his food and his woman.
It's the stunning combination of gaudy 1970s opulence, abundance of ornate silverware and cutlery, extravagantly tacky table settings, morbid usage of taxidermy, and over-the-top sculpturing and plating of some of the most bizarre/frightening/delicious collages of foods, that allows for this spectacular glorification of one man's gastronomical insanity.
It's over 300 pages of a literal smorgasbord! Full of paintings, drawings, photos, collages, sculptures, philosophies, recipes and food! The shamelessly bad photographs I threw together honestly can't even begin to depict the variety of wackiness you will recoil from or laugh at or drool over.
Stuffed Artichokes? Yes, we are gonna stuff the hell out of these artichokes and stack them atop each other like a phallic monument. Then we're gonna erect (ha!) it inside this grandiose silver trophy cup filled with a cement of mashed peas, peeled avocados and pate de foie!
Calf Kidney in a Shell? Ooh, brandy marinated kidney goes into a soft quiche dough, then baked in its own marinade juices. Simple and delicious – just don't forget to shape your quiche dough into a, what else, kidney! Crucial step in full enjoyment of this kidney-kidney pie!
Dali, Dali, Dali...
Oh, such fruits borne of overindulging a hungry madness!
Eat on! Eat strong!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Beautifully shot with great food, wine, places and excursions! Love his easy humor and how he describes food, nature, life, spirituality with such grounded passion.
Anyway, there's something really really really special waiting at the Strand bookstore relating to...
Dali – artist, visionaire, food obsessed, awesome titler
Average French Bread with Two Eggs on the Plate without the Plate, on Horseback, Attempting to Sodomize a Crumb of Portugese Bread 1932
Image obtained from Salvador Dali Catalog
Retrospective Bust of a Woman 1933
Image obtained from Moma