A Piece of Monologue is a treasure trove of modern, contemporary, and avant-garde expression in literature, philosophy, art, design, painting, music, theater, and more.
A smattering of insides:
Flannery O'Connor on Ayn Rand.
An online guide to the life and work of Samuel Beckett.
Twin Peaks Behind the Scenes Photographs.
Rare photographs of John Coltrane.
posted by whimsicalnymph
on Jul 10, 2014 -
Coltrane in "A love supreme" sessions.
"Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart
was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes. Recently, his son David was browsing through his archives when he found six undeveloped rolls of film from December 1964, 50 years ago.. They portrayed saxophonist John Coltrane . . . with his quartet, making a work that would soon be hailed as a masterpiece and a landmark of 20th-century music: A Love Supreme." [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot
on Mar 30, 2014 -
The Rolling Stones rock Warhol's East Hampton Pad, Montauk 1975
- Half way through the tour, Truman Capote met the group in Kansas City. In tow was his new best friend, Lee Radziwill. The mix of rock royalty and Fortunate Four Hundred did not work well. Jagger hated Capote’s mincing manners, and Capote called Mick – "…a scared little boy… about as sexy as a pissing toad." Stones guitarist Keith Richards welcomed the cultured Radziwill by banging on her hotel door that night, screaming "Princess Radish… C'mon you old tart, there’s a party going’ downstairs!"
posted by madamjujujive
on Sep 8, 2012 -
is a media platform with the latest, most relevant news from the worlds of art, fashion, design, music and film. Recent features include: Harvest by Haroshi: Skate and Destroy
, artworks created with old worn, or snapped, skateboard decks | Disassembly
, capturing relics of our past in a unique, dismantled and exposed form | Murakami at Versailles
, knee-deep in controversy since its inception | and Darren's Great Big Camera
, a short documentary
about a camera that shoots on 14" x 36" negatives and measures 6ft. in length.
posted by netbros
on Jun 1, 2011 -
Dublin-raised photojournalist Seamus Murphy
has received six World Press Photo awards and won widespread acclaim for his work in Afghanistan and the Middle East, including a World Understanding Award in 2005. Recently, he created short films for all twelve of the songs on PJ Harvey’s new album, Let England Shake
, after a road trip across England during what he called “one of the worst winters in living memory.” The films have been released gradually since January (previously
) and now you may watch all of them: 1
posted by Houyhnhnm
on May 5, 2011 -
Back on August 15, 2010, Aesop Rock kicked off a sprawling collaboration effort
, with input by 28 artists, with an eclectic collection of videos
spanning from music videos
to odd clips
and a Kimya Dawson recording studio dance party
, works by photographer Chrissy Piper
, and lots of music
, from unreleased tracks
, and mixtapes
. There's even a post about being manhandled by a nude model
, written by the Dwarvs front-man Blag Dahlia
. Going back to the beginning of the site, the second post was a collection of facts about bats
, and the only obvious connection back to the tragic impetus for the title of this ongoing collaboration (900 bats
) -- over 900 bats were torched
to prevent disruption of work on the ongoing renovations
of the historic Bala Quila
(also spelled Bala Qila
) fort in Alwar, Rajasthan
, in north-eastern India. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Between 1938 and 1948, William P. Gottlieb wrote about and photographed the jazz world. In 1995, the Library of Congress acquired his collection of approximately 1500 photographs covering more than 250 jazz musicians
. While discussed here seven years ago
, not mentioned at that time was the fact that Mr. Gottlieb agreed to transfer his copyrights into the public domain 15 years after acquisition. Fast forward to 2010, and you will find that the Library has added high resolution TIFFs download links to the image pages (click on the thumbnail images to get to the TIFF download links).
A few pictures to whet your appetite: Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie
, Cab Calloway
, Les Paul
, Django Reinhardt
, Nat King Cole
, Duke Ellington
, Sidney Bechet
, and Louis Armstrong
posted by fings
on Aug 6, 2010 -
The Jazz Loft Project
- From 1957 to 1965, celebrated photojournalist W. Eugene Smith made 4,000 hours of surreptitious recordings and took 40,000 photographs in a loft in Manhattan's wholesale flower district where Roland Kirk, Thelonius Monk, Hall Overton, Charles Mingus and other jazz greats jammed until dawn. Archived in the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the project is now accessible via a book, a traveling exhibit, a 10-part Jazz Loft series
on WNYC, NPR's Jazz Loft Project Sights & Sounds
, and an interview with JLP author Sam Stephenson
, which includes some images from the book. Via a Grain Edit post
, which also has some great images. [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Lost At E Minor
is an online publication of inspiring art, illustration, photography, music, fashion, film — basically contemporary pop culture.
posted by netbros
on May 20, 2009 -
is a collection of original, vintage, and limited edition posters and prints.
posted by netbros
on May 16, 2009 -
― prose, poetry, illustrations, photography, video, and music from a wide assortment contemporary artists. [contains some nude art images] [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Oct 29, 2008 -
looks different to different people. That alone made me wanna post this cuz that's just hella cool, but after I saw that, I started wondering what does breakfast sound
should we even bother with breakfast? Here's some more
thoughts on breakfast. Hungry yet? This was a great movie
by the way. I guess that one
was okay too. So what did you have for breakfast? [previously]
posted by ZachsMind
on Oct 8, 2007 -
The Digital Freedom Campaign
believes that new technologies are essential to the creativity and innovation, and that digital technology enables anyone and everyone to be an artist and an innovator. The DFC is dedicated to defending the rights of artists, innovators, creators and consumers to use lawful technology free of unreasonable government restrictions and without fear of costly lawsuits.
posted by terrapin
on Mar 28, 2007 -
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music
Photgrapher Henry Horenstein
's Honky-Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981
captures a sound in transition. This evocative collection of informal, black-and-white portraits of country musicians and fans in bars, backstage, and on the road illustrate a decade when smoky roadhouses and venerated venues
began to give way to the more mainstream Countrypolitan or "Nashville" sound
. Seminal artists like Mother Maybelle Carter
and Bill Monroe
mingled backstage with shinier newcomers like Dolly Parton
and Anne Murray
. But even as the commercial sound was dominating, youngsters mixing with old-timers sparked the first wave of old-time/bluegrass revival
, and some of the artists who got started then still carry
for a non-Nashville sound today. In this online exhibit you can watch it all unfold.
posted by Miko
on Feb 2, 2007 -
is home to the Blue Mosque
and other buildings with their unique blue tiles
which are beautifully shown in photographs
by flickr's horizon
Esfahan is a world heritage site and is home to many examples of traditional Persian Architecture which is made up of eight traditional forms
which taken together form the foundation on which it was based in the same way that music
was once based on a finite number of notes.
posted by adamvasco
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Inner City Youth, London
"In 2002, Simon Wheatley
began photographing London's publich housing developments...and was able to obtain a level of intimacy with his subjects that provides a true picture of the daunting project of growing up in the intimate confines of drug use, societal neglect, and poverty."
This (Flash-based) narrated slideshow features Wheatley's work, and is a look at the culture...and also the music (grime
) "as an artistic response to the place and circumstance, an expression of the violence, bleakness, and neglect..." (via Future Feeder
posted by tpl1212
on Jul 20, 2006 -