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Showing posts from March, 2020

The Shins - New Slang (Apartment Sessions)

Glass Animals - Youth – Live in Berkeley

Aenne Biermann: Helga, (around 1930)


I really like this photograph, taken c. 90 years ago by self-taught modernist photographer Aenne Biermann (1898-1933)

Helga's hair looks uneven, either self-cut or by a friend.  And the soft, full lips, which I can imagine are almost about to smile, or else just have smiled for the previous frame taken by Biermann a moment or two before. I'm guessing she took a dozen or so shots in all.

Her eyes, a moment before would have been looking straight at the lens and then Biermann would have told her, 'no, look away to the side, it's better', and Helga did, gazing off into the far distance, fixing on something of no consequence that would be forgotten moments later once the pictures have been taken and they move on. But for that moment they were locked into something out there in the world, while how she looked on that day, that fraction of a second endures.

An innocuous moment, a face that is neither still nor suggesting (e)motion, open to innumerable pos…

Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Laurence daydreaming, (Gozo Malta 2002)

the end of the world smells nice

I liked the way Tesco filled the shelves left empty from the panic-buying of loo rolls with buckets of flowers for mother's day.  The scent of the end of civilisation has unexpectedly turned out to be fresh and lovely.

screenshot from: 'I am not okay with this'

Sophia Lillis as Syd in Netflix series I am not okay with this


Fiona Apple - Not About Love (Video)

Fiona Apple - Across The Universe

a human sound

meditation and heavy metal

A weekend of two Ms. A lot of meditation followed by a heavy metal gig.