September 7, 2014

"Little Queen of Spades" — a Robert Johnson song performed by Eric Clapton (featuring Chris Stainton, Doyle Bramhall II, and Derek Trucks).

September 6, 2014

lovesharontate:

Sharon Tate dancing during a promotional photo session for The Wrecking Crew (1968)

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September 1, 2014
booksmatter:

At last night’s CUNY Graduate Center lecture, “Improving Opinion Into Knowledge,” the preeminent literary critic Harold Bloom—who, at a shaky but spirited 81, repeatedly referred to himself as “Old Bloom”—diverged from discussing Walt Whitman’s poetry to tell the story of a stamp. Why, Bloom queried, doesn’t the United States have a Whitman commemorative stamp? Apparently, when such a stamp was proposed, former Senator Trent Lott (R-Mississippi), stood up and declared to the Senate that Walt was a well-known homosexual and that scientific studies have proven homosexuality to be a form of kleptomania.
As a result, we have no contemporary postage stamp bearing the face of this poetic genius, whom we should be overjoyed to call American. Bloom, a bit piqued, wrote to Lott—his first and only letter to a public official. In it, he suggested that the Senator visit a mental analyst himself.
Old Bloom’s still waiting for a reply.

booksmatter:

At last night’s CUNY Graduate Center lecture, “Improving Opinion Into Knowledge,” the preeminent literary critic Harold Bloom—who, at a shaky but spirited 81, repeatedly referred to himself as “Old Bloom”—diverged from discussing Walt Whitman’s poetry to tell the story of a stamp. Why, Bloom queried, doesn’t the United States have a Whitman commemorative stamp? Apparently, when such a stamp was proposed, former Senator Trent Lott (R-Mississippi), stood up and declared to the Senate that Walt was a well-known homosexual and that scientific studies have proven homosexuality to be a form of kleptomania.

As a result, we have no contemporary postage stamp bearing the face of this poetic genius, whom we should be overjoyed to call American. Bloom, a bit piqued, wrote to Lott—his first and only letter to a public official. In it, he suggested that the Senator visit a mental analyst himself.

Old Bloom’s still waiting for a reply.

August 31, 2014

kristinasays:

Ava Gardner’s precious facial expressions in "What’s My Line?" [x]

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vavavoomrevisited:

20th-century-man:

Jimi Hendrix, and the album, Electric Ladyland, 1968.

… Is there or was there anything better than album art , so many suitable for framing

August 29, 2014