Friday, May 30, 2008

My favorite Saint Etienne song (and its source)

I just discovered that it came from "Silver Dagger" (a folk song, sung on the Dylan album by Joan Baez), but this makes me like it even more--especially when you listen to how the lyrics play ("trope," to be more pretentious but also more exact) on the original.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Boris Vian...

and his amazing guitar:

and more:

"A philosophic catastrophe..."

"...the regression of philosophy... an assasination of philosophy." Deleuze on Wittgenstein:

I don't know if I 100% agree with him (maybe only 95%--ok, 96%), but it's nice that somebody said it.

La complainte de la butte

Cora Vaucaire in Renoir's "French Can-Can," 1954:

Mouloudji, 1955 Scopitone:

Patrick Bruel and Francis Cabrel (the homemade anime video adds a certain je ne sais quoi):

French Can-Can

I was just going to post the last sequence of Renoir's film, but then I found this--apparently filmed in the U.K. ca. 1943:

Wall-painted animation by BLU

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Thanks to Peter Schwartz who pointed this out to me!