This Same House
"A song born out of a growing impatience for a change of scenery, "This Same House" is dense in sounds and emotions." - Michael Giordano - Impose Magazine.
Illustration of Aretha Franklin for Tundra Books
Late ice cream. Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Francis Kokoroko 2014
Kurdish Sufis by Kaveh Golestan, East Kurdistan
In Kurdish we call the Kurdish Sufis Dervish, their ceremony resembles Kurdish folk dancing, as they hold hands in a vigorous beat that will have every head in the place swaying to the beautiful sound of Kurdish daff and religious chanting. Kurdish dervishi’s ceremony entails many rituals, with the primary ritual ordering it’s mystic followers to embrace Dhikr, involving the remembrance and gratitude for Allah.
Endless snarls of words, sometimes twisting into meaning, sometimes into nothing at all, frequently breaking apart, always branching off into other places I’d come across later — an old napkin, the tattered edges of an envelope, once even on the back of a postage stamp; everything and anything but empty; each fragment completely covered with the creep of years and years of ink pronouncements; layered, crossed out, amended; handwritten, typed; legible, illegible; impenetrable, lucid; torn, stained, scotch taped; some bits crisp and clean, others faded, burnt, or folded and refolded so many times the creases have obliterated whole passages of god knows what — sense? truth? deceit? a legacy of prophecy or lunacy or nothing of the kind?, and in the end achieving, designing, describing, recreating — find your own words; I have no more; or plenty more but why? and all to tell — what?
Mark Z. Danielewski, “House of Leaves” (via lifeinpoetry)
Funnel of Love
This is A Texas Jam Session Featuring Benny Thomasson, Texas Shorty, Terry Morris and Mark O’Connor. Four World Champion fiddlers here. I think they could have come up with a shorter name but that was it. If you’re into fiddling you really need to hear the entire album. Mark O’Connor would have been about 14 or 15 when this was recorded.
Eadweard Muybridge - Cat in Motion
Motion picture taken between 1872 and 1885.
Eadweard James Muybridge was a British photographer who spent much of his working life in California, and traveling in other parts of the United States.