October 22, 2016

Carine Roitfeld - The Client (2011)

"Carine Roitfeld made a triumphant return to Paris Couture Week - and W's cameras went along for the ride, following the charming editrix to more than 20 fashion shows, to fittings with couturiers from Jean Paul Gaultier to the reclusive Azzedine Alaïa, and, finally, to a two-day shoot with photographer Paolo Roversi."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:44 AM

Izzy Bizu - Diamond

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October 21, 2016

Kew's Forgotten Queen (BBC, 2016)

"Within Kew Gardens stands an extraordinary gallery, celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age. At a time when women barely left their parlour rooms, Marianne North's globe-trotting exploits defied convention as she travelled alone at the height of the British Empire."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:05 AM

Llibre Vermell - Stella splendens

A pilgrim song from the 14th-century Red Book of Montserrat.

Stella Splendens
Stella splendens in monte
ut solis radium
miraculis serrato
exaudi populum
concurrunt universi
gaudentes populi
divites et egeni
grandes et parvolis
ipsum ingredientur
ut cernunt occuli
et inde reventuntur
hic ave Maria

Bright Star
A bright star miraculously
shining on the mountain
like sunshine.
Hark the mass
all people rejoicing,
the rich and the poor,
the greatest and the pettiest,
are gathering as well
as we are self-witnessing,
let’s all herald once more
this: Hail Mary

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:01 AM

October 20, 2016

Wheelharp - Nicholas Pike

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:28 AM

Yaybahar by Görkem Şen

Yaybahar by Görkem Şen from Olgu Demir on Vimeo.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:27 AM

Omen - Guilhem Desq (Hurdy Gurdy)

Wait for it.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:24 AM

October 19, 2016

Anilah - Medicine Chant

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October 18, 2016

Britain's Lost Masterpieces -1. Swansea (2016)

This really is very good.

"The Swansea museum store contains everything from a stuffed pigeon to a police car, but can Bendor and Jacky reveal a multimillion-pound lost masterpiece that will not only become a jewel of Swansea museum's collection, but also rewrite art history? Also, a rare appearance at the museum of a giant painting of local coal miners prompts Jacky to re-examine the life of the man who painted them, the renowned Polish artist Josef Herman. She tracks down those who remember him in south Wales."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:23 AM

Skills And The Bunny Crew - Amoritmética

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October 17, 2016

Fully capable of entertaining myself in prison for decades, if need be

"Anywho, after that first FBI raid I started reading those little guides on life in prison that one finds online and noticed several references to role-playing games. When I got to the jail unit at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Worth shortly after my arrest, then, I immediately started agitating in favor of a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons or whatever was available, to begin ASAP, with the wooden table in the little corner library to be requisitioned for our use. A huge black guy awaiting trial on complicated fraud charges happened to have the basic mechanics memorized; I drafted him to be the dungeon master. Soon enough I’d also managed to recruit a white meth dealer who was familiar enough with the game to help the rest of us create our characters, a large and bovine Hispanic gangland enforcer who wanted to try the game and was at any rate influential enough to help us secure control over the table, and a fey Southern white guy for atmosphere."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:44 AM

Heather Alexander - March of Cambreadth

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October 15, 2016

Grimes X HANA - The AC!D Reign Chronicles

"Grimes and Hana come 2 gther w Mac on a 2 week tour in Europe where they film 7 music videos. watch them in their intended order here."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:22 PM

Engare Sero

"Nine miles from the volcano the Maasai call the 'Mountain of God,' researchers have cataloged a spectacularly rare find: an enormous set of well-preserved human footprints left in the mud between 5,000 and 19,000 years ago."

Some of the tracks seem to show people jogging through the muck, keeping upwards of a 12-minute-mile pace. Other prints imply a person with a slightly strange, possibly broken big toe.

Yet more tracks suggest that around a dozen people, mostly women and children, traveled across the mudflat together, striking toward the southwest for parts unknown. The mud tracked it all—including the dirty droplets that fell from their feet with each step.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:21 PM