"This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy who invented the daguerreotype process of photography.
Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being.
Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined.”
“ I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.
“ Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence.
“ow is certainly one of David Bowie’s very best albums, but when it comes to backstory, no other album compares. As covered in Hugo Wilcken’s reverent 33 1/3 book, the thing was recorded when Bowie was at his creative peak and his mental/emotional bottom. Each track has its own amazing story, and among the most interesting is the one behind “Warszawa,” now the subject of a cartoon by the Brothers McLeod. What you see here is factually accurate, even though it seems pretty silly — Bowie and Eno really did come up with ideas through random chance cards, Visconti described the Eventide H910 Harmonizer (an early pitch shifter) as “fucking with the fabric of time,” and he really did do more than people think to make that album what it eventually became. The story is told here by voice actor Adam Buxton with a wonderful tongue-in-cheek humor. If they made a video for each Low track, it would be an incredible documentary (seriously guys, do a Kickstarter or something).”
Here I am talking Sandman Slim on Cripple & Broken TV. Sorry about the hat. My hair was kind of anarchic that day.
1964 German poster for THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Robert Wiene, Germany, 1920)
Designer: Karl Oskar Blase (b. 1925)
Poster source: Kinoart.net
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