31 May 2011

Marlene Dumas

Hello Summer!

"I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.

Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven't said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing."

- Tove Jansson

Image found here via here

Synopsis of Warren G's Regulate

Aparently someone decided to provide an in depth synopsis of Nate Dogg and Warren G’s track Regulate on Wikipedia. From what i can see it is no longer there, but i found it here and had to share. Genius.

According to Wikipedia (Or at least it was once...) :

On a cool, clear night (typical to Southern California) Warren G travels through his neighborhood, searching for women with whom he might initiate sexual intercourse. He has chosen to engage in this pursuit alone.[6]

Nate Dogg, having just arrived in Long Beach, seeks Warren. On his way to find Warren, Nate passes a car full of women who are excited to see him. Regardless, he insists to the women that there is no cause for excitement.

Warren makes a left turn at 21st Street and Lewis Ave, in the East Hill/Salt Lake neighborhood[7], where he sees a group of young men enjoying a game of dice together. He parks his car and greets them. He is excited to find people to play with, but to his chagrin, he discovers they intend to relieve him of his material possessions. Once the hopeful robbers reveal their firearms, Warren realizes he is in a less than favorable predicament.

Meanwhile, Nate passes the women, as they are low on his list of priorities. His primary concern is locating Warren. After curtly casting away the strumpets (whose interest in Nate was such that they crashed their automobile), he serendipitously stumbles upon his friend, Warren G, being held up by the young miscreants.

Warren, unaware that Nate is surreptitiously observing the scene unfold, is in disbelief that he is being robbed. The perpetrators have taken jewelry and a name brand designer watch from Warren, who is so incredulous that he asks what else the robbers intend to steal. This is most likely a rhetorical question.
Observing these unfortunate proceedings, Nate realizes that he may have to use his firearm to deliver his friend from harm.

The tension crescendos as the robbers point their guns to Warren’s head. Warren senses the gravity of his situation. He cannot believe the events unfolding could happen in his own neighborhood. As he imagines himself in a fantasticalescape, he catches a glimpse of his friend, Nate.

Nate has seventeen cartridges to expend (sixteen residing in the pistol’s magazine, with a solitary round placed in the chamber and ready to be fired) on the group of robbers, and he uses many of them. Afterward, he generously shares the credit for neutralizing the situation with Warren, though it is clear that Nate did all of the difficult work. Putting congratulations aside, Nate quickly reminds himself that he has committed multiple homicides to save Warren before letting his friend know that there are females nearby if he wishes to fornicate with them.

Warren recalls that it was the promise of copulation that coaxed him away from his previous activities, and is thankful that Nate knows a way to satisfy these urges.

Nate quickly finds the women who earlier crashed their car on Nate’s account. He remarks to one that he is fond of her physical appeal. The woman, impressed by Nate’s singing ability, asks that he and Warren allow her and her friends to share transportation. Soon, both friends are driving with automobiles full of women to the East Side Motel, presumably to consummate their flirtation in an orgy.

The third verse is more expository, with Warren and Nate explaining their G Funk musical style. Warren displays his bravado by claiming that individuals with equivalent knowledge could not even attempt to approach his level of lyrical mastery. There follows a brief discussion of the genre’s musicological features, with special care taken to point out that in said milieu the rhythm is not in fact the rhythm, as one might assume, but actually the bass. Similarly the bass serves a purpose closer to that which the treble would in more traditional musical forms. Nate goes on to note that if any third party smokes as he does, they would find themselves in a state of intoxication daily (from Nate’s other works, it can be inferred that the substance referenced is marijuana). Nate concludes his delineation of the night by issuing a vague threat to “busters,” suggesting that he and Warren will further “regulate” any potential incidents in the future (presumably by engaging their enemies with small arms fire).

Found on The Wooster Collective via monk

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Gabriel Dawe

I would love to see these for real! To see more of Gabriel Dawe's colourful world click here.
I found these pieces at thecoolhunter
It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. A man who has never experienced that has missed something important. He must sense that he lives in a world which in some respects is mysterious; that things happen and can be experienced which remain inexplicable; that not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable.
-  Carl Gustav Jung.

30 May 2011

Laura Mckellar

If my glasses looked like these Laura Mckellar creations i might be persuaded to actually wear them...
to see more click here

Another good use of pom-poms. found here via here.

27 May 2011

Funny Face

Silent Stars

  1. Buster Keaton
  2. Lillian Gish
  3. Charlie Chaplin
  4. Louise Brooks

Yohji Yamamoto – ‘Yohji Making Waves’

If you are in London and happen to be anywhere near Wapping...ok so maybe not somewhere you'd pass through, but worth a detour for this...then get yourself to The Wapping Project for Yohji Making Waves. It is SUBLIME!
The above picture does not do it justice, so go see it with your own eyes.

26 May 2011

Photo Trouvée

Taken from the book Photo Trouvee, a unique collection of 285 amateur photographs found, collected and edited by the highly respected French photo historian Michel Frizot and the film and photography researcher Cédric de Veigy.

25 May 2011

23 May 2011

Vija Celmins

1. Vija Celmins, Untitled (Big Sea #2). 1969. Graphite on acrylic ground on paper.
2. Vija Clemins, Untitled (Web 2). Mezzotint on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper
3. Vija Clemins, Untitled #13. 1996. Charcoal on paper
4. Vija Celmins, Suspended Plane. 1966. Oil on canvas
5. Vija Clemins, Gun with Hand #1. 1964. Oil on canvas

22 May 2011

"So i see that different things motivate me, but how it comes out can be very convoluted. You know, it just has, also, its own course. You're only partially in control of your creativity. It has its own agendas. You have to go where you have the most clarity."

Kiki Smith - The Venice Story

21 May 2011

18 May 2011

Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are selling their massive house....look at the library! It comes with a tree...
Found here 

books books books

I just spent my day in the library, bliss.
I'll have a library in my flat one day, but until then I'm making my way through this list the worlds most inspiring bookstores (i've only managed one so far...)

All images belong to aloversdiscourse