”Every lover on a mission shift your known position into the light
Every diamond elemental you are instrumental to the light
Every sonic evolution make your own contribution to the light”
-TV on the Radio Second Song
For the TV on the Radio fans out there, here is the movie that goes with their amazing new album, Nine Types of Light. The movie includes a music video for every song on the album, and incorporates interviews from New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. This is how an album should be listened to. The movie is cosmic and beautiful and strange. Directed by Tunde Adebimpe.
TV on the Radio’s bassist, Gerard Smith, passed away yesterday after a fight against lung cancer. Rest in peace.
Via After the Circle
A good friend of mine, NYC photgrapher Sari Goodfriend, sent me a link to Hengki Koentjoro’s amazing photos via Feature Shoot. Dramatic and evocative — I love his use of black and white for the shots. Simply breathtaking.
Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta where he specializes in fine art photography both underwater and on land.
With my hand I gather this emptiness,
imponderable night, starry families,
a chorus quieter than silence,
a sound of the moon, some secret, a triangle,
a chalk trapeziod.
It is the oceanic night, the third solitude,
a quivering that opens doors, wings,
the profound population that isn’t here
throbs overflowing the names of the estuary.
Night, name of the sea, fatherland, root, rose!
– Pablo Neruda
Image Credit: OR Photography
Misty Moon Pods
I stumbled upon these amazing horned pods while hiking out in the hills behind Berkeley one misty afternoon. I thought they had a very dignified and rather mysterious feel to them. I actually gathered a bunch for a corner of our living room. In a tall slender Voss water container they lend a lovely organic yet elegant vibe to the room.
Photo my own, taken with my trusty iPhone and Hipstamatic app.
A new film from Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World) coming out in 3D April 29th. In this documentary he explores the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to some of the earliest artwork ever created by humanity (over 30,000 years old). The thing that struck me the most (and I just can’t seem to get out of my head) are the drawings of the lions. These are not simple stick figures, these are drawings with real power and beauty and intensity. That tell us something about who we are. Simply amazing and awe-inspiring. Cannot wait for this to come out…