In Defense Of Food

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clifford brown [l] and max roachJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#82. Clifford Brown (1930-1956–left) and Max Roach (1924-2007–right), Joy Spring.

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Handelhandel (1685-1757), Harpsichord Suites.

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harry_manxHarry Manx (1955), Dew On Roses.

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Feist (1976) and Juana MolinaFeist (1976) and Juana Molina (1961), Whole Lotta Love (tx, lb).

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performance at torontos' mod club

Emilie And Ogden, Ten Thousand (tx, lb). Ogden is the harp.

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tony succar, held by tito nievesa few weeks ago i played lake street dive’s version. this week, it’s a latin version: tony succar (1986–in grey), i want you back, featuring tito nieves on vocals (1958–in red–tx, lf).
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peter-gabriel-olderPeter Gabriel (1950), Shock The Monkey / Solsbury Hill / Games Without Frontiers.

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Monday, 2016 March 21

kew on a plate-springwatched kew on a plate (spring).

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Tuesday, 2016 March 22

madeleine_vionnet-theredlistMadeiline Vionett (1876-1975)–French fashion designer, ‘queen of the bias cut’, who liberated Western women from corsets. We usually don’t think of fashion designers as artists, but they draw and paint before crafting. But it’s more than that. It’s one person’s genius and his or her influence, even if it’s relatively unknown, unless that anonymity is biased against women. Then it’s theft. Do you wear a corset?

Vionnet_evening_gown,_embroidered_silk_net,_1931‘Vionnet’s bias cut clothes dominated haute couture in the 1930s, setting trends with her sensual gowns worn by such internationally known actresses as Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. Vionnet’s vision of the female form revolutionized modern clothing…. She fought for copyright laws in fashion. She instituted what, at the time, were considered revolutionary labor practices: paid holidays and maternity leave, day-care, a dining hall, and a resident doctor and dentist for her workers…

vionnet and dummyDespite her success as a designer, she expressed dislike for the world of fashion, stating: “Insofar as one can talk of a Vionnet school, it comes mostly from my having been an enemy of fashion. There is something superficial and volatile about the seasonal and elusive whims of fashion which offends my sense of beauty”. Vionnet was not concerned with being the “designer of the moment”, preferring to remain true to her own vision of female beauty.

madeleine-vionnet-sketch bookAlongside Coco Chanel, Vionnet is credited with a move away from stiff, formalised clothing to sleeker, softer clothes…. She became known for clothes that accentuated the natural female form. Influenced by the modern dances of Isadora Duncan, Vionnet created designs that showed off a woman’s natural shape. Like Duncan, Vionnet was inspired by ancient Greek art, in which garments appear to float freely around the body rather than distort or mold its shape.’

madeleine_vionnet-theredlist 1936Madeleine Vionnet 7-dressesMadeleine Vionnet b&w dressesMadeleine Vionnet dressmore…

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Laverstoke-Mill-Distillerywatched laverstoke distillery: (building the impossible). susan home.

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Wednesday, 2016 March 23

denise_levertov‘In certain ways writing is a form of prayer.’–Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

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Thursday, 2016 March 24

80gdnswatched around the world in 80 gardens (south africa) and the nature of things (suzuki@80).

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Friday, 2016 March 25

Dietes bicolor floweri received a message from bill connor at duckduckgo: ‘Your bang !ccsearch is now live on DuckDuckGo!’ A ‘bang’ is computerese for an exclamation mark; at duckduckgo it’s an exclamation mark plus the term that follows it. so i tried ‘!ccsearch flower’ and got this. bj overnight.

Saturday, 2016 March 26

COSEWIC_EngEver hear of COSEWIC (‘pronounced KOZeewic-‘–tx,sh), the Committee On The Status Of Endangered Wildlife In Canada? They’ve been around since the Seventies.

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Etna Volcano Paroxysmal Eruption July 30 2011 - Creative Commons by gnuckx (7)watched birth of europe (fire).

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Sunday, 2016 March 27

in_defense_of_food_film.jpg.662x0_q70_crop-scaleeaster/birthday dinner (gado-gado on basmati rice, birthday cake, ice cream, and raspberries–and *two* birthday songs) at karen’s with cady and chloe (wes in stc) and sue lewis. watched the passionate eye (in defense of food), sacred rivers (the ganges), and the story of egypt (invasion).

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