Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Two Favorite Arbus Photographs:
Untitled.



Southbury Training School???

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Musical Piracy Born in 1958
Doesn't say a thing about "artists"

The Visitation
Cell phone photograph by Jesus Lopez

The Twins

The Vault|T-Dance, South Beach
Self-portrait, mid-90s

Diane Arbus
Double Self-Portrait with Daughter

Diane Arbus
American Rites, Manners and Customs
Photographed by Garry Winogrand



If you are interested in reading Diane Arbus'
application for a Guggenheim,
double-click on the photograph of the text,
and it will open in a separate window.

It is prescient, and shores up the darkness
which lead to her suicide.


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Albert Einstein|Natal Chart

Happy Birthday, Bert!

Mars Sextile Mercury


Personal Daily Horoscope
Saturday, 14 March 2009
born 4 May 1960


Mental work
Mars Sextile Mercury; exact at 16:08
activity period from 13 March 2009 – 15 March 2009


This is an excellent time for all kinds of mental work, especially if you have to plan a future course of action with decisiveness and firmness. You will be in a positive mood and have great confidence in your position, which will enable you to make a positive impression and probably convince people of your point of view. This influence also favors working with others in a cooperative planning venture. You can make plans together or hash out differences of opinion in such a way that you make your point without anyone else feeling threatened. This is a good time for traveling in connection with your work. Because your energy level is high, you are restless to get things done. During this couple of days you will feel confident of yourself, your ideas and the effect you make when talking with people.

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Happy Birthday, DEEEEEE-anne Arbus!
She'd be 86, had she lived.

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WHY|Live
Annie Lennox
because I'm addicted to this performance

Fortune Cookie

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Friday the 13th, March 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Freddie|I'm Going Slightly Mad!

Happy Birthday, Liza!

Spanish with CNN's Rick Sanchez
Well, he IS Cuban! (Tells us all the time)




SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY:
MUSHROOM
Yo, when all my familia gets in the car,
there's not mushroom.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: CHICKEN
My girlfriend wanted me to go to the store,
but chicken go by herself.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: LIVER & CHEESE
Some guy tried to sweet talk my woman.
I told him, yo crazy man liver alone, cheese mine.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: JULY
Ju tol me ju were goin to the store and July to me! Julyer!

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: WAFER
I wanted to go with my mom to the flea market
but she didn't wafer me!

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: HERPES
I had some cake to share with my wife,
this is my piece this is herpes.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: TISSUE
I told you if you didn't know how to do it,
I could tissue.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: HARASSMENT
My old lady caught me in bed wit my lover
so I said harassment nothing to me!

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: CASHEW
I was running after you but I couldn't cashew!

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: BISHOP
We went out to the club and my old lady got drunk
and fell down, so I had to pick the bishop.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY: JUICY
Hey man, I'm looking for Paco, tell me if juicy him!

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Until you've walked a mile in my shoes...

Time flies when you're wearing drag!



What's really funny about this is that some twenty-two (22!) years ago, I planted myself on the sidewalk HOURS ahead of anyone,
and by the time the limos and all the drag celebutantes got there, I had already established myself as "the" photographer of the event.

I'll have to dig out some of the photos. I was really surprised how great a number of them turned out.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DM|Pimpf

Undated Photo
Patti Smith + Robert Mapplethorpe
The 82 Club, NYC

Queen|The Official Mixes
Part I & Part II
REPOSTED; New link!!!



Part I is here.
Part II is here.

In order to make both of the above-referenced links work,
you need to strip the URL of this portion >http://orangemercury.blogspot.com/<,
and pick up at the following >files.me.com/ibernard/u9caei.mp3< and >files.me.com/ibernard/bjld9n.mp3<.

And if those links don't work,
try my public folder here.

And if THAT doesn't work,
shoot me an email to and I'll email a shared link directly to you!

Thanks for all the notes!

Cheers.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Barbie is 50!

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Duct tape is silver!

video

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Depeche Mode: TOUR OF THE UNIVERSE
MSG_03 Aug 09



Sorry, Kevin.
I really wanted you to come with me (WRONG!)
so I only got one ticket.


WRONG!

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Neu English.

Bare-blacking.

Studio 54|The Disconet Remixes
1977 – 1983
REPOSTED LINKS!!!



Disconet Remixes
DISCONET was part of a New York based company called Sugarscoop - created as subscription program service with professionally selected and mixed disco music for discotheque DJs, mobile discos and radio stations. Program content was selected by DISCONET DJs from new disco releases made available by Record Companies which have licensed DISCONET to provide the service.

DISCONET is called as the "Granddaddy" of all remix services and provided mixed/segued DJ dance sets, not only to make the DJs job a little bit easier, but to expose club goers to new music. The DJs spinning at the height of the disco era were given access to a new creative tool - a different interpretation of current dance tunes to wow club goers.

Disconet's founder Mike 'captain' Wilkinson presented his project during the "Billboard Disco III Forum". His concern was to start a service featuring specially remixed records including unreleased songs as well as hit medleys were to be released on 12" vinyl records. Originally, the Disconet records were to be issued on a monthly basis. Only a limited number 1000 - 1500 copies of each issue was available.

The first Disconet record was released in October 1977. Disconet team at that time was: Tom Savarese, Bobby DJ Guttadaro and Kevin Guilmet as well as Mike Wilkinson. Tom, Bobby and Kevin were DJ legends, who had already been awarded with the "DJ Of The Year" title by Billboard. During the very first year every record consisted of club hits mixed together and each side would run for some 15 to 20 minutes.


photo of Studio 54's dancefloor
as viewed from the DJ booth ©Allan Tannenbaum

1977






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Lensed.
After Joe Rosenthal
Newington CT

Lensed.
The American Flag.

Lensed.
The End of Christmas Hope, 2008.

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