Saturday, December 26, 2009

Born this day in 1972|Jared Leto



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Friday, December 25, 2009

Season's Greetings from OrangeMercury!

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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.

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Born this Christmas Day in 1954|Annie Lennox

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The Screaming Room|1990s
Nacho Cerda's TRILOGY



Awakening

Aftermath

Genesis


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

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Screaming Room|2008
Hit and Run

Elton John|Step Into Christmas (1973)


EJ's rockin' the uber-classic
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD outfit,
complete with the kick-ass platforms!!!

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Queen|Thank God It's Christmas



Enjoy Queen's Christmas tune, here.

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I Believe in Father Christmas|Greg Lake 1977





Enjoy the original, here.

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Sarah Brightman|I Believe in Father Christmas


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

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Greg Lake|I Believe in Father Christmas
Behind the song

U2|Redux
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

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Born Christmas Eve|1905
Howard Hughes

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

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Born this day in 1922|Ava Gardner


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This Day in History|1851
Fahrenheit 451



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

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The History of Photography
Born this day in 1918|Yousuf Karsh, photographer

I was searching for a friend's obituary, and found this:



Sale of Twelve Choice Slaves?

WTF?

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1975|That's a waste of taxpayers' money!

Congress passes the Metric Conversion Act.

Isn't that just fuckin' great.

No matter how you measure it,
I still have a small dick.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This Day in History|1937
Lincoln Tunnel Opens to Traffic

New for 2010|A Rare Sneak Peek

The Screaming Room|2005
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (d. Douglas Buck)



Speechless.

Fucking speechless.

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Robert Mapplethorpe|The Lost Photographs
Lady Bird Johnson by Mapplethorpe

Born this day in 1912|Lady Bird Johnson



"Tweety Bird" to LBJ.

But you didn't hear it from me!!!

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St Gene Rayburn|Patron Saint of OrangeMercury

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Born this day in 1917|Gene Rayburn

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Woman with Claws, 1937
Paul Outerbridge



Woman with Claws, 1937
Paul Outerbridge

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I see a bloody pattern in 2010.


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Santa Claus by Diane Arbus

Christmas Tree by Robert Mapplethorpe

Winter Solstice
12:47p 21 December 2009

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Born this day in 1948|Samuel L Jackson



Poster design by Bemis Balkind


SPOILER ALERT!!!!


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



Thirsty, Father?

or

Hungry?


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Son of Mapplethorpe
Best of Outkast



The Best of Outkast.

Hell.

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

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Charity Alert|Do Unto Others
Gift Card Giver



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

Contact
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

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The Screaming Room|2008
100 Feet



100 Feet

Mapplethorpe Flora 2010

Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe 1978



© Mapplethorpe

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Not Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe 1978.

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



©2009

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


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