Saturday, November 26, 2011

JON GOMM / Passionflower

I told you I have many interests. Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with an incredible virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and sparkling melodies all at the same time, and combining styles from blues and jazz to rock and pop. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting however, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.(This is from his website.)It is fascinating and incredibly beautiful.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MICHAEL STOKES / photographer

Michael Stokes is a 1993 Cal State Long Beach Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a Fine Arts degree and an emphasis on film making and photography. It is easy to see why. Having dabbled in real estate (very successfully) and other things, it is a good thing he is now concentrating on his photography again.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WILLY KESSELS / photographer

"Willy Kessels (1898-1974), who is considered as one of the most important Belgian representatives of a new, ‘modernistic’ photography which came to the foreground from the end of the 1920’s onward. His body of works is particularly illustrative of the practise of the professional photographer in the 1930’s." (This is from a showing of his works in Belgium) He has an unusual body of work, including many female nudes and scenes from a European nudist colony from the 1930's as well as architecture and life scenes in Belgium.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The Next time I See You I'm Going to Kiss You
The next time I see you
I swear,
I’m going to kiss you,
The next time that we're alone
I swear,
I’m going to kiss you,
Forget everything
I swear,
And I’m just going to kiss you

Without a reason,
Without a cause,
And probably without the right,
But I swear,
The next time I see you,
I’m going to kiss you
Whether or not It’s right
I really hope
That you don’t mind

Brandon Ayers

Sunday, November 6, 2011


A collection of starlings is called a murmuration. Simply wonderful! The video is by Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith. Sound is by Nomad Soul.

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.