Archive for June, 2008

Thrift Find: Still Life with Buddha and Jar

June 20, 2008

Still Life with Buddha and Jar by Grozi

I’ve been looking for some still life paintings to add to my collection of weird stuff and found this wonderful small painting at an antique market in the city of Tours, France. It measures about 10 x 12 inches.

No date is indicated but it looks fairly old. I really love the wallpaper pattern in the background.

Click on the image for a larger version.

Herman Düne Are Back

June 20, 2008

Let’s start things off by mentioning that Herman Düne, one of my favorite pop & folk bands (who come from Paris, Monte-Carlo, New York and Israel), is returning to the USA this week.

They will be making stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken, and Northhampton.

Herman Düne aren’t that well known around these parts although they certainly deserve to be. They’ve been around for 10 years in one shape or form and usually put on an energetic and fun live show. Earlier this year they released their first US EP (I Wish That I Could See You Soon) and have another one on the way (1-2-3/Apple Tree).

They will supposedly follow the EP’s with a new full length sometime in the fall. I really can’t wait.

Listen to a few of their catchy songs on their MySpace page, then make the effort to see a show (some of which are totally free).

Tour Dates:

June 20th 2008 8:00PM
Instore performance at Soundfix (Free)

June 22nd 2008 8:00PM
Central Park Summer Stage (Free)
W/Yael Naim

June 23rd 2008 8:00PM
W/Jeffrey Lewis
Hoboken, New Jersey

June 24th 2008 8:00PM
Iron Horse Music Hall
W/Jeffrey Lewis
Northampton, Massachussets

June 25th 2008 8:00PM
Union Pool
W/Jeffrey Lewis
Brooklyn, New York

À Tout À L'heure…

June 19, 2008

I’m back from a two and a half week journey through the Massif Central region of France which took me to many small towns and then to a few larger cities in the south like Avignon, Nîmes, and Marseille. I meant to make a note of my departure before leaving but got caught up with all the odds and ends.

Writing from the road would have been nice but probably too time consuming especially since I didn’t have a computer with me on this trip (isn’t photo gear enough to carry?).

I’ve got plenty to write about so stay tuned….

The Fallen

June 2, 2008

Paul Fusco talks about his experience shooting the RFK Funeral Train photographs.