Art

Art casts a spiderweb mental net that covers new realms of thought  while recombining known ideas in permutations that would otherwise  remain unconsidered.  Putting effort toward appreciating and creating art is an integral part of being a happy, intelligent, productive human being.  I put stuff that merits sharing here.  I mostly focus on the works of others, but occasionally post something of my own.  Check out the subcategories.  Enjoi.

Gypsy/Ciganski/Roma Folkminded Masters

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Gogol Bordello’s mix of gypsy folk and punk rock music facilitates a transition to appreciation of more traditional gypsy folk. In other words, Gogol Bordello blows your brain out the fucking gringosphere. But enough about them, I’ve blogged them to … Continue reading

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Crystal Fighters – Folktronic Masterminds

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These Basque-inspired British kids are having a really talented good time, whether they are in the club or in a field. AND SO CAN YOU!

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Music Seen in the Old World

Performances from the following groups blew my mind in Europe. I’ve listed the groups and the venues I saw them in. For each group I have included a representative video. Note that the videos don’t correspond to the venues where … Continue reading

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Public Art

Signs and graffiti from Spain, Hungary, and the Czech Republic:

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A Turko-Ruso-Proletarian Call to Action

The Turkish band Mor ve Ötesi caused a buzz when it released a video for the track Uyan. In the video, the song was set to Andrei Khrjanovsky’s  “Glass Harmonica,” an eerie and overtly anti-capitalist Russian cartoon from 1968. A more intimate way to … Continue reading

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East Infections: Chernobyl’s Multiculturalist Regurgitations

East Infections: Chernobyl's Multiculturalist Regurgitations

^ Click the image to watch the playlist! ^ I handpicked the most succulent recordings of the sanity-shattering gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello and stuck them in a playlist. The list kicks off with best-of studio recordings, transitions into acoustic … Continue reading

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Fractal-dactyl Transpuesta

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Fractal-dactyl Transpuesta Intertwined Julia Fractals

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