March 17th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Johannesburg is a ghost town in Jo Ractliffe's extraordinary drive-by cityscapes, made with a toy ca

Colorful and Clashing: Looking at Africa
IF Martians tuned in to our television news broadcasts, they'd have a miserable impression of life on Earth. War, disease, poverty, heartbreak and nothing else. That's exactly how most of the world sees Africa: filtered through images of calamity. "Afro-pessimism" is the diagnostic term that Okwui Enwezor, the Nigerian-born art historian and curator, uses for the syndrome. And he has offered bracing antidotes to it in two major photography exhibitions.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

the downloadable "Satanic Sessions" -- bootleg audio files of The Rolling Stones inside the studio m

Audio files of The Rolling Stones making "Their Satanic Majesties Request"

I'm really enjoying a new bootleg blog about 1960s music called "Lets Make It." My favorite things here so far are the downloadable "Satanic Sessions" -- bootleg audio files of The Rolling Stones inside the studio making their delightfully bizarre 1966 psychedelic album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request." There's also quite a bit about The Beach Boys, too.
200603161608 Jagger: Flowers In Your Hair
What ?
Jagger: What?
Watts: Third time
Jagger: Flowers in Hair
Flowers in Your Hair right
Jagger: A Nicky...
Nicky Hopkins: Yeah?
Engineer: Flowers in Your Bonnet take one
Jagger: Like, like I la la la la la da, but you're on your own, you know
Nicky Hopkins: Yeah. I will...
Keith, just get the levels
Play it then
(Acoustic guitar strums)
Guitar is switched from a left channel mix to center
Hopkins: OK...

1. She's A Rainbow: Takes 1-2 (6:57) - The working title of She's A Rainbow is Flowers In Your Hair! Hopkins goes on to play the loveliest melodic piano lines imaginable. The piano in the left channel is running all through the song with variations not heard on the released version of the track. The trumpet like sound in the right channel is a keyboard and most likely the Mellotron with yet another sound setting selected.



Well, boys. Our game haven´t had too much success, so I suposse what you really want is.... sing!!