Lesley Gore, You Don’t Own Me

“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore 

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Time to head to the bookshop.

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  1. February, 1817 - Thomas Broadwood, a London piano maker, hears Beethoven playing his own fortepiano at his home in Vienna. 
  2. May, 1817 - On his voyage home, Thomas Broadwood decides to give Beethoven a gift of one of his firm’s modern pianos.
  3. December 27, 1817 - The Broadwood fortepiano selected for Beethoven by the five finest pianists in London leaves for Trieste by sea. 
  4. January, 1818 - The piano arrives in Trieste and is taken to Vienna by horse and cart, becoming the only English fortepiano in the city. Beethoven successfully petitions the head of Austrian customs to cancel the import duties that would normally have applied to such a gift. 
  5. 1818-1827 - The Broadwood fortepiano becomes the central instrument in Beethoven’s creative life, who credited its sound with inspiring the ‘Hammerclavier’ Sonata.
  6. March 26, 1827 - Beethoven dies of liver failure brought on by alcoholism and lead poisoning from wine illegally sweetened with lead acetate (Sugar of lead.)
  7. April, 1827 - The Broadwood fortepiano is bought by Carl Anton Spina, a Viennese music publisher.
  8. May, 1856 - The year before his death Spina gives the fortepiano to Franz Liszt, who keeps it at his home in Weimar. 
  9. July 31, 1886 - Liszt dies of pneumonia and wills the fortepiano to the Hungarian National Museum. 
  10. February, 1887-1991 - There it stays, getting older and less playable. 
  11. April-June, 1991 - Two years after the fall of communism David Winston restores the instrument in Budapest to something like the sound it would have had during Beethoven’s use.
  12. May, 1992 - The fortepiano is brought to Forde Abbey in Dorset, where Melvyn Tan records an album on it.
  13. & this is the best track on it.

(for the text not the track)

man ray
chess set, 1926
thirty-two silver alloy chess pieces with oxidizes

man ray

chess set, 1926

thirty-two silver alloy chess pieces with oxidizes

1966 Citroën DS 21 Pallas
I met someone last year and we had a ludicrous number of good things in common. Obscure Caribbean books I had read, D had read too. “Pluie et vent sur Telumée Miracle”? Yup: One of the best books of all time. We’d both done a lot of the same things a few years apart - moving from one city to the same cities and back to our respective cities. Talking politics was almost no fun because we agreed on everything. Want to go thrift store shopping all day? Goddamn right. Roadtrip every single weekend? You bet your ass. We got taking and it turned out that she had done the same major and minor for her undergrad, choosing not only the same university and courses but the same professors, only four years later.
One weekend a month or so after we met, she invited me to a nice winter evening with her and a friend in a hotel by a frozen beach outside the city. We were explaining some of the commonalities to D’s friend, having drinks and a three person dance party in the hotel room after a swim in the closed down pool. D said she had a favourite car - one she’d like to get above all others.
I interrupted because I had to pee and she said she did too - you go first. I suggested that she tell her friend what the car was while I was gone and I’d then say what that car was when I returned - surely, we both had the same favourite. 
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DS related
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Emiliana Torrini, Birds

1966 Citroën DS 21 Pallas

I met someone last year and we had a ludicrous number of good things in common. Obscure Caribbean books I had read, D had read too. “Pluie et vent sur Telumée Miracle”? Yup: One of the best books of all time. We’d both done a lot of the same things a few years apart - moving from one city to the same cities and back to our respective cities. Talking politics was almost no fun because we agreed on everything. Want to go thrift store shopping all day? Goddamn right. Roadtrip every single weekend? You bet your ass. We got taking and it turned out that she had done the same major and minor for her undergrad, choosing not only the same university and courses but the same professors, only four years later.

One weekend a month or so after we met, she invited me to a nice winter evening with her and a friend in a hotel by a frozen beach outside the city. We were explaining some of the commonalities to D’s friend, having drinks and a three person dance party in the hotel room after a swim in the closed down pool. D said she had a favourite car - one she’d like to get above all others.

I interrupted because I had to pee and she said she did too - you go first. I suggested that she tell her friend what the car was while I was gone and I’d then say what that car was when I returned - surely, we both had the same favourite. 

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DS related

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Emiliana Torrini, Birds

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Related, the Tokyo Encore from this concert - perhaps my favourite pice of music of all time:

http://www.justement.org/post/3213801520/keith-jarrett-tokyo-encore-solo-improvisation

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Yay smart feministy women who say it out loud

Bruce Nauman AH HA  ::  Alicia Eggert AHA
See the clever comparisons in who-wore-it-better

Bruce Nauman AH HA  ::  Alicia Eggert AHA

See the clever comparisons in who-wore-it-better

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Bruce Nauman, AH HA, 1975
Screenprint29 1/8 x 41 1/8 in. / 73.9 x 104.4 cm.Edition of 44
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Bruce Nauman, AH HA, 1975

Screenprint
29 1/8 x 41 1/8 in. / 73.9 x 104.4 cm.
Edition of 44

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See the clever comparisons in http://middleandoff.tumblr.com

See the clever comparisons in http://middleandoff.tumblr.com

Alana Riley, Kettler’s Cathedra
Kettler’s Cathedra (2011)
In my studio I have a “Kettler” brand ping-pong table; this table serves as a perfect large-sized work desk as well as its natural function as a surface for playing table tennis. This series plays on the mimetic experience of my ping-pong table and Barnett Newman’s monumental painting, “Cathedra” (1951).
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Alana Riley, Kettler’s Cathedra

Kettler’s Cathedra (2011)

In my studio I have a “Kettler” brand ping-pong table; this table serves as a perfect large-sized work desk as well as its natural function as a surface for playing table tennis. This series plays on the mimetic experience of my ping-pong table and Barnett Newman’s monumental painting, “Cathedra” (1951).

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Barnett Newman and unidentified woman standing in front of cathedra in his front street studio, New York, 1951.
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Barnett Newman and unidentified woman standing in front of cathedra in his front street studio, New York, 1951.

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More artists with their work

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More of this type of thing 3 pages hence on justement

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Aegean Sea, Pilion (1990) by Hiroshi Sugimoto
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Aegean Sea, Pilion (1990) by Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Murmuration (collection of starlings)
filmed by Liberty Smith & Sophie Windsor Clive

Murmuration (collection of starlings)

filmed by Liberty Smith & Sophie Windsor Clive

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