Archive for January, 2009

Les Illuminations

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Listening to Les Illuminations by Britten

I like these two best-

Translation for Villes(Cities)

These are cities!
This is a people for whom the dreamlike
Alleghanies and Mount Lebanon soared upwards!
Houses of glass and wood move along invisible pulleys and rails.
Ancient craters circled by colossi and copper palm
trees roar tunefully in the midst of flames.
Long processions of Mabs in russet
and opaline gowns climb the ravines.
Up above, their feet in the waterfalls and brambles,
stags suckle Diana.
Bacchantes from the suburbs sob
while the moon burns and howls.
Venus goes into the caves
of blacksmiths and hermits.
The ideas of peoples are intoned
from groups of belltowers.
Unfamiliar music issues from castles built of bones.
The paradise of storms collapses.
Savages dance without cease to celebrate the night.
What kind arms, what precious hour will give me
back this place whence come my sleep and my every movement?

Silhouette Masterpiece Theater

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

These make me laugh out loud-






 Oh, come on. Admit it. They’re funny.

Her Morning Elegance

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Thanks for telling me about this, Shane!

Her Morning Elegance
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Featuring: Shir Shomron


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It feels like CHANGE

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


Witnessing history in the making

Dan McPharlin

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I like this style. A new dimension? Or an old one?




Roald Dahl

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

For those of you who never had a childhood…start reading Roald Dahl.


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(if you haven’t noticed, Quentin Blake illustrated most of his books…which is part of the reason I love them so much!)

This post, of course, does not do Dahl justice so all I can tell you is to go out and read one of his books. My favorite book is Matilda…PLEASE READ.

Quentin Blake

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009



I present to you, our beloved illustrator and storyteller, Quentin Blake. His illustrations are always heartwarming and bring a smile to my face…and always make me laugh.

Please, please please, visit his website! It is full of many pleasant surprises and everything you want to know about Quentin Blake!




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p.s. A Roald Dahl post will soon follow!

Thomas Newman

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

To start, this is probably one of the most important posts of my blog! I love every soundtrack ever done by this guy! I first heard his music while watching A Series of Unfortunate Events and then I bought the soundtrack immediately! 

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