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Pop and Punctum

"The Dynamic Square." "The Cinema Of The Ear." (Hollis Frampton)

"Things really are full of wonder the way they are." (Jack Chambers)

“Estrelas fechadas nos negativos fotograficos.” (Stars trapped in photo negatives) (Oswald de Andrade, Manifesto da poeisa Pau-Brasil)

"Very often the Punctum is a "detail", i.e., a partial object. Hence, to give examples of punctum is, in a certain fashion, to give myself up." (Roland Barthes, Cinema Lucida)
Aug 25 '14

victoriousvocabulary:

OPOROTHECA

[noun]

place to keep fruit.

Etymology: Latin.

[Alexei Antonov]

Aug 2 '14

Yoko Ono “Namyohorengekyo”, recorded at home; date unknown, Onobox

Jun 22 '14

"Now you hit this high note, would you please?"
Al Green, in session with photographer Norman Seeff

Jun 16 '14
Marianne Faithfull, the Honorable Desmond Guinness, and Mick Jagger at Castletown Mansion, Ireland, 1968 [Photo: Slim Aarons] 
via PleasurePhoto

Marianne Faithfull, the Honorable Desmond Guinness, and Mick Jagger at Castletown Mansion, Ireland, 1968 [Photo: Slim Aarons] 

via PleasurePhoto

May 28 '14

How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture





"Usually it was the Western music they wanted to copy," says Sergei Khrushchev. "Before the tape recorders they used the X-ray film of bones and recorded music on the bones, bone music."
"They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole," says author Anya von Bremzen. "You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens."
Mar 19 '14
Alan Silva, 1969.

Alan Silva, 1969.

Feb 16 '14
Feb 12 '14
Sgt. Pepper: Who Is Who? (by WogBlog)

Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!












1. SRI YUKTESWAR GIRI 1855-19362. ALEISTER CROWLEY 1875-19473. MAE WEST 1893-19804. LENNY BRUCE 1925-19665. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN 1928-20076. W.C. FIELDS 1880-19467. CARL GUSTAV JUNG 1875-19618. EDGAR ALLEN POE 1809-18499. FRED ASTAIRE 1899-198710. RICHARD MERKIN 1938-200911. THE VARGA GIRL.12. LEO GORCEY 1917-196913. HUNTZ HALL 1919-199914. SIMON RODIA 1879-196515. BOB DYLAN 1941-16. AUBREY BEARDSLEY 1872-189817. SIR ROBERT PEEL 1788-185018. ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894-196319. DYLAN THOMAS 1914-195320. TERRY SOUTHERN 1924-199521. DION 1939-22. TONY CURTIS 1925 - 201023. WALLACE BERMAN 1926-197624. TOMMY HANDLEY 1892-194925. MARILYN MONROE 1926-196226. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914-199727. SRI MAHAVATAR BABAJI unknown28. STAN LAUREL 1890-196529. RICHARD LINDNER 1901-197830. OLIVER HARDY 1892-195731. KARL MARX 1818-188332. H.G. WELLS 1866-194633. SRI PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA 1893-195234. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.35. STUART SUTCLIFFE 1940-196236. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.37. MAX MILLER 1894-196338. THE PETTY GIRL. painting of LUCILLE BALL 1911-1989), by GEORGE PETTY 1894-197539. MARLON BRANDO 1924.-200440. TOM MIX 1880-194041. OSCAR WILDE 1854-190042. TYRONE POWER 1914-195843. LARRY BELL 1939 -44. DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1813-187345. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER 1904-198446. STEPHEN CRANE 1871-190047. ISSY BONN 1893-197748. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 1856-195049. H.C. WESTERMANN 1922-198150. ALBERT STUBBINS 1920-200251. SRI LAHIRI MAHASAYA 1828-189552. LEWIS CARROLL 1832-189853. T.E. LAWRENCE¨1888-193554. SONNY LISTON 1928-197055. THE PETTY GIRL 2.56. GEORGE HARRISON 1943-200157. JOHN LENNON 1940-198058. SHIRLEY TEMPLE 1928-59. RINGO STARR 1940-60. PAUL McCARTNEY 1942-61. ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879-195562. JOHN LENNON. Again.63. RINGO STARR. Again.64. PAUL McCARTNEY. Again.65. GEORGE HARRISON. Again.66. BOBBY BREEN 1927-67. MARLENE DIETRICH 1901-199268. MAHATMA GANDHI 1869-194869. LEGIONNAIRE FROM THE ORDER OF BUFFALOS70. DIANA DORS 1931-198471. SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Again.No. 12, Leo Gorcy was on the cover, but he was painted out before publication due to his manager requesting a fee of $400 for his participation.No. 68, Mahatma Gandhi was also painted over, by request of EMI.

Sgt. Pepper: Who Is Who? (by WogBlog)

Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!


1. SRI YUKTESWAR GIRI 1855-1936
2. ALEISTER CROWLEY 1875-1947
3. MAE WEST 1893-1980
4. LENNY BRUCE 1925-1966
5. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN 1928-2007
6. W.C. FIELDS 1880-1946
7. CARL GUSTAV JUNG 1875-1961
8. EDGAR ALLEN POE 1809-1849
9. FRED ASTAIRE 1899-1987
10. RICHARD MERKIN 1938-2009
11. THE VARGA GIRL.
12. LEO GORCEY 1917-1969
13. HUNTZ HALL 1919-1999
14. SIMON RODIA 1879-1965
15. BOB DYLAN 1941-
16. AUBREY BEARDSLEY 1872-1898
17. SIR ROBERT PEEL 1788-1850
18. ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894-1963
19. DYLAN THOMAS 1914-1953
20. TERRY SOUTHERN 1924-1995
21. DION 1939-
22. TONY CURTIS 1925 - 2010
23. WALLACE BERMAN 1926-1976
24. TOMMY HANDLEY 1892-1949
25. MARILYN MONROE 1926-1962
26. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914-1997
27. SRI MAHAVATAR BABAJI unknown
28. STAN LAUREL 1890-1965
29. RICHARD LINDNER 1901-1978
30. OLIVER HARDY 1892-1957
31. KARL MARX 1818-1883
32. H.G. WELLS 1866-1946
33. SRI PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA 1893-1952
34. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.
35. STUART SUTCLIFFE 1940-1962
36. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.
37. MAX MILLER 1894-1963
38. THE PETTY GIRL. painting of LUCILLE BALL 1911-1989), by GEORGE PETTY 1894-1975
39. MARLON BRANDO 1924.-2004
40. TOM MIX 1880-1940
41. OSCAR WILDE 1854-1900
42. TYRONE POWER 1914-1958
43. LARRY BELL 1939 -
44. DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1813-1873
45. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER 1904-1984
46. STEPHEN CRANE 1871-1900
47. ISSY BONN 1893-1977
48. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 1856-1950
49. H.C. WESTERMANN 1922-1981
50. ALBERT STUBBINS 1920-2002
51. SRI LAHIRI MAHASAYA 1828-1895
52. LEWIS CARROLL 1832-1898
53. T.E. LAWRENCE¨1888-1935
54. SONNY LISTON 1928-1970
55. THE PETTY GIRL 2.
56. GEORGE HARRISON 1943-2001
57. JOHN LENNON 1940-1980
58. SHIRLEY TEMPLE 1928-
59. RINGO STARR 1940-
60. PAUL McCARTNEY 1942-
61. ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879-1955
62. JOHN LENNON. Again.
63. RINGO STARR. Again.
64. PAUL McCARTNEY. Again.
65. GEORGE HARRISON. Again.
66. BOBBY BREEN 1927-
67. MARLENE DIETRICH 1901-1992
68. MAHATMA GANDHI 1869-1948
69. LEGIONNAIRE FROM THE ORDER OF BUFFALOS
70. DIANA DORS 1931-1984
71. SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Again.

No. 12, Leo Gorcy was on the cover, but he was painted out before publication due to his manager requesting a fee of $400 for his participation.
No. 68, Mahatma Gandhi was also painted over, by request of EMI.
Jan 23 '14

Jamaican Detour No. 2

Robert Palmer “Love Can Run Faster”, “Bad Case Of Loving You” 45 B-side.

Produced by Lee Perry at Black Ark Studios in Jamaica, later re-recorded in New York for Double Fun

Jan 23 '14

Unlikely Appearances #1

[at 1:56] Lou Rawls sings “Get Me Some ‘R’ and ‘R’”, the intro song for the 1984 TV Special, Garfield In The Rough,

Jan 23 '14

Jamacian Detour No. 1

Linda McCartney “Mister Sandman”, Wild Prairie, recorded at Lee Perry’s Black Ark Studios(!), Jamaica, 1977 (and in Scotland, August 1977)

  •  Linda McCartney – Lead vocal
  • Paul McCartney – Electric guitar, vocals
  • Billy Gardner – Rhythm guitar
  • Baris Gardner – Bass guitar
  • Mike “Boo” Richards – Drums
  • Winston Wright – Keyboard 

[wikipedia]

Jan 23 '14

Little Richard inducts Otis Redding into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with a sense of flair only he could summon.

Jan 22 '14
Weekend - Red Planes ('81 Demo)

Oh, Allison Stratton…

Nov 26 '13
Cornwall by Chris Sawle (via Caught By The River)

Cornwall by Chris Sawle (via Caught By The River)

Nov 24 '13
14k gold charm on clasped chain which depicts Jerry Lewis as his character in The Day the Clown Cried, his unreleased 1971 film. This was a gift to Hollywood mogul Milton Ebbins, who produced One More Time (1970) starring Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr., which Jerry Lewis directed. (Estimate $300-$600, starting bid $150, SOLD for $275)
On the auction block today (11/24/13) at John McInnis Auctioneers.

14k gold charm on clasped chain which depicts Jerry Lewis as his character in The Day the Clown Cried, his unreleased 1971 film. This was a gift to Hollywood mogul Milton Ebbins, who produced One More Time (1970) starring Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr., which Jerry Lewis directed. (Estimate $300-$600, starting bid $150, SOLD for $275)

On the auction block today (11/24/13) at John McInnis Auctioneers.