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Scott Walker, Brel, Pola X, The Passing of 30th Century Man

March 26th, 2019
  • 30th Century Man, Pola X (Previous post)

    Scott Walker 30 Century Man

  • Obit (Perfetly)

    Scott Walker dead at 76

    Guardian Obit

  • Two stars from Pola X have departed early.

    Yekaterina Golubeva (9 October 1966 – 14 August 2011)

    (29 Palms, Pola X, I Can’t Sleep – Claire Denis )


    Guillaume Depardieu(7 April 1971 – 13 October 2008)
    Previous post on Guillaume Depardieu (Tous Les Matin du Monde + Duchess of Langlois)

  • (Soundtrack from Pola X)

    RIP Andre Previn, Film Composer, Won 4 Oscars & played duet with Oscar Peterson

    February 28th, 2019
  • Adieu Michel Legrand – The French New Wave Composer

    January 26th, 2019
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    Tributes to Michel Legrand (Variety) Pour In


  • Criterion – Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand – partners in song

    Michel Legrand studied under Nadia Boulanger – see two videos from Go Between)

  • Goodbye 2018 – Going forward 2019

    December 31st, 2018
  • In Memoriam …


    Photo by Michael Woods who was a close friend of Nicolas Roeg.
    Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci left us last Novemeber.

  • Hugh Masakela, Ursula Le Guin, Jack Whitten,, and Ed Moses left us last Jan 2018

    Jeff Geys (Belgian conceptual artist)

    Stephane Audran, Stephen Hawkins, Givenchy left us last March.

    Miyagawa, Milos Forman, and Cecil Taylor left us last April

    Philip Roth, Robert Indiana, Tom Wolf , Per Kerkeby Ermmano Olmi left us last May

    Donald Hall and Anthony Bourdain in June.

  • Robby Muller, Shinobu Hashimoto and…


    Jeanne Moreau and Martin Landau in July.

    Tom Clark, Aretha Franklin, VS Naipal, Antonio Dias,and Paul Taylor

    Kiki Kirin

    Annette Michelson

    Arthur Mitchell Paul Virillo

    Helen Alemida

    Charles Aznavour

    Subrata Mitra

    Robert Morris

    Pablo Ferro

    Sister Wendy

    Adieu Charles Aznavour – Our Armenian Ambassader

    October 2nd, 2018
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    Charles Aznavour wiki

    In a career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in eight languages.[6] He wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.

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    Shoot the Piano Player
    (Truffaut archive here)

  • A tribute from Fuse Akira who translated Aznavour’s song here ..(youtube)

  • Ararat by Atom Egoyan
    Who is telling the truth? about the Armenians.

  • Akira Fuse Amazing Talent, Not a Footnote to Olivia Hussey’s Autobiography

    August 24th, 2018

  • (Franco Zeffirelli, Olivia Hussey and Akira Fuse)


  • Olivia Hussey and Fuse Akira

    Olivia Hussey in Japan

  • Building Bloc -積木の部屋 (積木の部屋 / 布施明)

  • Flamenco guitar and hear him singing (Youtube)

  • Akira Fuse wrote the song and lyrics and Olivia Hussey appeared toward the end of this video.

  • My way in Japanese.

  • 1)Cyclamen Fuse’s early hit song.

    2)
    Playing Oboe..
    Cyclamen his early hit.

  • Fuse’s interpretation of Aznavour song in Japanese

  • Doukoku


  • (An elegant calligraphic note is a poem written by Fuse Akira)

    Fuse Akira’s Novel: Daddy

  • Happy birthday Leonard Berstein!

  • Thank you Aretha Franklin for Making us Feel, Duet with Sinatra was Her Favorite

    August 16th, 2018
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    (photographed by George Hurrell, 1979)

    Duet with Frank Sinatra was her favorite..

  • Read (Independent)

    Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul offered to post bail for Angela Davis, saying ‘black people will be free’

  • The Passing of an Innovative Jazz Pianist & Poet Cecil Taylor – RIP

    April 5th, 2018
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    Guardian obit – Cecil Taylor was 89. (Excellent coverage)


    Cecil Taylor: a visionary pianist
    who breathed fire and life into jazz -John Fordham.

    NYtimes obit

    Cecil Taylor (March 25, 1929-2018)

    was an American pianist and poet.[1][2] Classically trained, Taylor was generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as “eighty-eight tuned drums” (referring to the number of keys on a standard piano).[3] He has also been described as “like Art Tatum with contemporary-classical leanings”

  • Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through. – Cecil Taylor.


  • (Thx to Jeff O’Connell)

  • His music meant so much to me, the dancing on the keys, the huge chordings/speeds/oceanic, then pointillist, the intensity, the uncompromising musics…

    Alan Sondheim

  • Wild is the Wind – Nina Simone

    February 21st, 2018
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    (Nina with James Baldwin)
    A Raised Voice
    How Nina Simone
    turned the movement into music.

  • See a painting Homage to Nina Simone here.

  • It took her one hour to write Mississipi Goddam

    Dr. Nina Simone- –Alabama Got Me So Upset (previous post)

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  • Wild is the Wind..his tribute to Nina Simone.. (How David Bowie helped Nina out of a slump)..

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  • What Happend Miss Simone? (Film)

  • Hugh Masekela – South African Warrior Musician Left us at 78

    January 24th, 2018
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    Via

    As a warrior artist I like to feature art by other warrior artist or pieces of art that inspire warrior artists, and these two tracks by South African horn player Hugh Masekela are just that. Born April 4, 1939 music found Masekela at a young age. He took up trumpet at 14, and after quickly mastering it went on to lead several jazz ensembles. Growing up in apartheid South Africa, his music has always been a reflection and form of protest against the system that enslaved his people.

  • What Hugh Masekela meant to South Africa’s Freedom Fighter.

    Many people have paid tribute to the musical genius of Hugh Masekela, known as the father of South African jazz. But he was not just known for his musicianship. The artist, who died on Tuesday at age 78, used his public platform to speak out against apartheid and substance abuse.

  • Paterson – A Musical, Visual and Poetic Experience

    March 14th, 2017
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  • A Musical, Visual and Poetic Experience based on Paterson by William Carlos Williams

    Williams said: “The Falls let out a roar as it crashed upon the rocks at its base. In the imagination this roar is a speech or a voice, a speech in particular; it is the poem itself that is the answer. “

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    The Next Day, Bowie,Marion Cotillard,Gary Oldman and Peter Cook with Bowie

    January 10th, 2017
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    The Next Day – Marion Cortillard played a sexworker for priests – read more here.

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    Bowie at Berlin Wall – 1987
    Take peek, David Bowie’s art collection.

  • David Bowie showing off his knowledge of contemporary art with Julian Schnabel here on Charlie Rose. (youtube)

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    Peter Cook, Bowie and Dudley Moore – via

    David Bowie returned to space at 69 (Jan 10,2016 Bowie passed away 2 days after his birthday)
    See more photos and links here.

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    The Cop, The Nun and Peter Cook – the Comic Genius
    Jan 9 1995, Peter Cook died

    An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook was closely associated with anti-establishment comedy that emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.