So for the past two days I’ve finally been listening to the flaming lips’ 24-hour song, 7 SKIES H3. Right now I think I’m around 7-8 hours into it. I don’t know, I’ve kind of lost track. At this point it sounds a lot like Clint Mansell’s ‘Death is the Road to Awe’ with slow guitar soloing over it. Overall I like what I’ve heard so far. It sounds like a (extremely) long-form post-rock album made by David Lynch fans. A lot of the droning dissonance that later showed up on their album ‘The Terror’. It’s very different from their prior work, but the fact that they’re constantly evolving is one of the things I like most about the lips.
Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:
The subject, “The Palace Guard” were depictions of North African medieval Muslims, THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind( Such as the great monuments, the Alhambra and the Mezquita) is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. All but ignored now largely by both Arab and European world history, The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement.
The Face, 1990
Claude Monet,The Path through the Irises (details)
Deborah Stevenson (USA) - 1: Discovery, 2012 2: Cooler Heads, 2012 3: Pastoral, 2012 4: Trigger Happy, 2012 5: Nature Trek, 2012 6: Attention To Detail, 2012 7: Civil Disobedience, 2013 Collages: Cut + Paste
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