Monday, 26 November 2012

Amy Blue...

A melancholy painting of Amy Winehouse, made shortly after the singer's death in July 2011, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The work by South African artist Marlene Dumas is not huge – no bigger than a sheet of A3 paper – but it packs a punch carrying "tremendous emotive power", said the gallery's contemporary curator Sarah Howgate.
The title, Amy-Blue, and the translucent colours used by Dumas point to the singer's musical influences as much to the melancholy of her life.

Starry night...

The Fiber Optics Fabric emits a colored light along the full length of the fibers, producing a stunning luminous effect.
Unlike other light sources like Neon, LEDs or Electroluminescence, the light coming from the fiber optics fabric is subtle and mysterious, producing a beautiful and dazzling luminous effect in dark or shadowed areas...
King Size: 160x270 cm (63x106.36 inches)
The Bed Cover can be handwashed with natural soap
The Bed Cover is powered by a mains adaptor 110/220Vac
Safety: the bed cover is powered by low voltage (4,5V), it doesn't heat up, and presents no risks of electrical shocks.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bobby Womack on Janis Joplin...

Janis called me one day, and I'd never met her, ever. "Hi, Bobby," she goes, "this is Janis Joplin." Now, obviously I'm thinking, someone's playing a joke. So, I say, "Hi, this is James Brown, how're you doing?" But she wanted to record one of my songs with me, and asked me down the studio… I remember her coming and sitting in my car, asking me, where you get a car like this from? And I said, from recording with people like you, honey. And she laughed, and started singing, "Oh Lord, won't you buy me… " Twenty-five years later I heard that on a commercial, and that was mind-blowing because the first thing I thought about was her sitting in the car, going, let's go back into the studio and cut this. And I remember Paul Rothchild, her producer, saying, "Janis, can't we just do this another time?" And her going, "Ahhh, lets just do it now." I remember going to her hotel with her, and we stayed up all night, just talking about music… and I've got to be honest, I did have drugs with me, but it wasn't what she did. She was into girls [heroin], and I was into boys [cocaine]… and suddenly the phone was ringing, and whoever the guy was, asked: "Janis, is anyone with you?" And she said: "Bobby Womack", and he said, "I'm not coming up unless Bobby leaves." I've never understood that. She said, "You've got to go." We'll get together tomorrow, whatever. And as I was going down on the elevator, I remember hearing him running up the steps. I often wonder to this day who that was … a couple of hours later Paul called me … and said, "Bobby, she's dead." Stories like that, true stories, make you write, have something to say, have something to live for. They turn your life around.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lambchop, Kino SC, Zagreb, Mr.M tour...

...i vidjeli smo bogami, i baš je pasalo po muljavoj večeri u jednoj od zadnjih kino dvorana s dušom koje su preživjele u Zagrebu. Studenstki centar sa svojim starinskim udobnim stolicama idealno je mjesto da se zavalite u kišnu večer i kao u nekom filmu iz pedesetih - nije bitno da li francuskom, talijanskom ili američkom, ali crno bijelom svakako - uživate sa najvećim Wagnerom među rokerima.
preuzeto s