Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Season's Greetings from OrangeMercury!


Annie Lennox|Why (Live)

She tops Grace, Lisa Gerrard, and Sharleen Spiteri.

And that's a tall order.

But there is only one.

Miss Annie Lennox.

Born this Christmas Day in 1954|Annie Lennox

The Screaming Room|1990s
Nacho Cerda's TRILOGY




And not a word of dialogue.
Compelling, to say the very least.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Screaming Room|2008
Hit and Run

Elton John|Step Into Christmas (1973)

EJ's rockin' the uber-classic
complete with the kick-ass platforms!!!

Queen|Thank God It's Christmas

Enjoy Queen's Christmas tune, here.

I Believe in Father Christmas|Greg Lake 1977

Enjoy the original, here.

Sarah Brightman|I Believe in Father Christmas

Greetings from Japan.
This version's haunting, reminiscent of J-Horror films,
like Ju-On.

Greg Lake|I Believe in Father Christmas
Behind the song

I Believe in Father Christmas (Project RED)

Greg Lake|Emerson Lake & Palmer
I Believe in Father Christmas

They said there'll be snow at christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin's birth
I remember one christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
'till I believed in the israelite
And I believed in father christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
'till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The christmas you get you deserve

Born Christmas Eve|1905
Howard Hughes

Born this day in 1929|Mary Higgins Clark
Author: Where Are The Children?

Born this day in 1922|Ava Gardner

This Day in History|1851
Fahrenheit 451

U.S. Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Woman with Claws, 1937
Paul Outerbridge

Woman with Claws, 1937
Paul Outerbridge

I see a bloody pattern in 2010.

Santa Claus by Diane Arbus

Christmas Tree by Robert Mapplethorpe

Winter Solstice
12:47p 21 December 2009

Born this day in 1948|Samuel L Jackson

Poster design by Bemis Balkind



The Screaming Room|2009
THIRST (d. Park Chan Wook)

Thirsty, Father?



Son of Mapplethorpe
Best of Outkast

The Best of Outkast.


They deserve a posting here because those threads are really stitchin'!!!

Charity Alert|Do Unto Others
Gift Card Giver

Have an unused gift card, of any amount, lying about?

GIFTCARDGIVER and start helping someone, today.

As seen on CNN!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Discovered this day in 1984
33 unknown Bach keyboard works found
Yale library, New Haven CT

Born this day in 1946
Uri Geller

The Screaming Room|2008
100 Feet

100 Feet

Mapplethorpe Flora 2010

Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe 1978

© Mapplethorpe

Not Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe 1978.

Self-Portrait As Patti Smith with Neck Brace
As Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe.


1. Patti Smith by Robert Mapplethorpe © 1978
2. OrangeMercury (self-portrait, South Beach) ©1993
3. X-Ray (ACDF 4 - 7) ©2008

Born this day in 1946
Photographer's Muse and Artist
Patti Smith