Sunday, November 29, 2009

IPOD/ commercial

And while we're dumping on blondes....

MERCEDES BENZ/ commercial

Apologies to all the blondes.

HERBERT LIST/ photographer

 

SAM SCOTT SCHIAVO/ photographer

 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

THE POLICE AND THE CYCLISTS

A short video of police stopping bicycle riders for not wearing helmets. But it's not what you think.

JANET JACKSON/ Make Me

Janet Jackson has a new video out that's pretty good. But the thing I really notice is how much she and late brother Michael look alike. Um, I'm just sayin.....


Monday, November 23, 2009

DIMITRI THEOCHARIS/ photographer

THE FIRST KISS OF THE DAY/ H. J. Couchon Jr

We wake in each others arms
As we’ve been doing since you moved in
Your blue eyes open, close, open again
Then you kiss me, the first kiss of the day

Some mornings, I wake first
And I just lay there, looking at you
Even sound asleep, you’re beautiful
And I think, I’m one lucky guy

Then I decide to kiss you awake
Starting ever so gently on your forehead
Kissing downward, your closed eyes, your cheeks
And finally, I reach your luscious lips

Applying a little more pressure, I kiss you
Once, twice, three times and more
Awake, you start kissing me back
And with your kiss, the day begins

                  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS/ Mariah Carey

A new rendition of a great old song. The video is kind of schmaltzy, but Carey's version of the song is quite good.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

CNN NEWS INTERVIEW

An Arkansas 10-year-old says he won't pledge to the flag until gays and lesbians have equal rights. This is not your typical ten year old. He is extremely bright and well spoken. He trashes all the stereotypes about southerners.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PERPETUUM JAZILLE/ As by Stevie Wonder

Another tune from this great Slovakian acapella group.

Friday, November 13, 2009

BIG JOY

Sorry about the Big Joy trailer being unavailable. YouTube removed it but not exactly sure what that's all about. It seems to happen a lot, and after scanning YouTubes' terms of service, I am sometimes stumped as to what the violation was. It may have had to do with asking for investors/funds, but yet it is indicated that you can promote your own original artistic endeavors. Is it something to do with fine print?

WALTER KURTZ/ photographer


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BIG JOY/ a film about James Broughton

Seattle area film maker Stephen Silha is working on a new film about the poet and artist James Broughton. Directed by Eric Slade, BIG JOY takes us on the journey of an unconventional man whose example to live life to the fullest becomes a breath of fresh air in these pessimistic times. This is a work in progress looking for investors, colleagues and allies to complete production. Please visit www.bigjoy.org for more info. Today is also James' Birthday.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

MASTERCARD

Another over the top commercial.This one is for Mastercard. I just love'm.

HORACE BRISTOL/ photographer

     Horace Bristol used his camera to record the human, intimate moments in the grand sweep of history. He captured the best and the worst of this century, from poignant images of the urban poor and migrant farm workers during the Depression, to battle scenes of World War II and compelling portraits of post-war Japan and Southeast Asia.  Bristol Website
     Here is a very hot photo of a WWII gunner.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DOCUMENTING AMERICA: PHOTOGRAPHERS ON ASSIGNMENT

     Watched a program on PBS last night about a program that Roosevelt commissioned called Documenting America:Photographers on Assignment. About a dozen noted photographers were commissioned to tour the country and photograph what they saw as the human condition at the time, all with an eye for promoting New Deal Programs. I am going to run some of the photos over the next few days.
     From the government website:
     The black-and-white photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are a landmark in the history of documentary photography. The images show Americans at home, at work, and at play, with an emphasis on rural and small-town life and the adverse effects of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and increasing farm mechanization. Some of the most famous images portray people who were displaced from farms and migrated West or to industrial cities in search of work. In its latter years, the project documented America's mobilization for World War II. The collection includes about 164,000 black-and-white negatives; this release provides access to over 160,000 of these images. The FSA-OWI photographers also produced about 1600 color photographs.

WALKER EVANS/ photographer
Floyd Burroughs, Hale County, Alabama 1936

Truck Drivers, New York City, 1934




















New York City, 1931

Monday, November 2, 2009

MCKENZIE JAMES/ phtotgrahper

Stunning photo entitled Andrew.

POPROCKS COMMERCIAL/ banned

So here is an over the top Poprocks commercial. Was this ever shown anywhere?