Sunday, 1 May 2016

Let's Change the Roles.....

Let's imagine for a while that animals were the dominant species and they treated us the same horrible way we usually use with them....A scary series of illustrations that should make us change our attitude and diet....
(See the complete gallery on Bored Panda )

Saturday, 30 April 2016

BM&W / "Wake Up and LIVE" live 1979

Bob Marley and the Wailers live in Oakland (California), 1979......Bob's concerts weren't just "good music and entertainment" but cathartic, liberating mass rituals and existential and spiritual experiences for everyone with working ears and open heart....

The Visionary Art of Toru Kamei

Fascinating, baroque and mythological oil paintings permeated by the sense of mortality by the Japanese artist Toru Kamei. You can meet him on facebook 

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Edouard Martinet's Mechanical Animals & Insects

The French artist Edouard Martinet makes wonderful sculptures of birds, insects and other creatures using parts of discarded cars, motorcycles, bicycles and household objects.
See the complete gallery and read details on the always cool Colossal 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

When Cocaine was Hip and Trendy

While the counterculture always warned against the use of 'hard drugs' like speed and heroin, there was a time in the late seventies when for many cocaine became  just an enjoyable, exotic,chic and, reasonably 'mild' substance to share with friends at parties and  disco clubs. Head magazines like High Times published a lot of cocaine paraphernalia ads which winked at a great mass of new (and old) eager aficionados....
The short season of the cocaine paraphernalia ads finished in the (very) early 80s, when the people began to see the serious side-effects of cocaine abuse on themself and friends, the "war on drugs"became more and more intolerant and aggressive and the the narco cartels  ever more violent and intrusive (and often sponsored by far-right military dictatorships,) And the coke (re-) entered in the list of  dangerous and 'politically incorrect' drugs....
( See the complete gallery on Dangerous Minds )

Time 4 Boogie

Etta James, Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker (and Paul Butterfield on harmonica) jamming together at Fillmore in San Francisco, 1986....
(The MC is the legendary psychedelic events promoter and rock impresario - Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, etc.- Bill Graham)
Etta James 
Carlos Santana 
John Lee Hooker  
Paul Butterfield