lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

louis armstrong: hot fives and sevens, vol. 2




1. Willie The Weeper
2. Wild Man Blues
3. Chicago Breakdown
4. Alligator Crawl
5. Potato Head Blues
6. Melancholy Blues
7. Weary Blues
8. Twelfth Street Rag
9. Keyhole Blues
10. S.O.L. Blues
11. Gully Low Blues
12. That's When I'll Come Back To You
13. Put 'Em Down Blues
14. Ory's Creole Trombone
15. The Last Time
16. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
17. Got No Blues
18. Once In A While
19. I'm Not Rough
20. Hotter Than That
21. Savoy Blues


Louis Armstrong: Hot Fives And Sevens, Vol. 2

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011

la caballería roja



Caballería Roja, hacia 1930
Kazimir Malévich




Retrato de Anna Ajmátova, 1922
Kuzmá Petrov-Vodkin




Vladímir Mayakovski en el taller de la ROSTA, 1941
Aleksandr Deineka




Diseño para los radio-orator y quioscos de propaganda, números 1 y 2, 1922
Gustavs Klucis


La Caballería Roja
Creación y poder en la Rusia soviética (1917-1945)


La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Del 7 octubre de 2011 al 15 de enero de 2012

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011

plainsong, disc 2




1. Old Man At The Mill
2. Urban Cowboy
3. The Fault
4. Swinging Doors
5. Keep On Sailing
6. Miss The Mississippi
7. Home
8. First Girl I Loved
9. Save Your Sorrows
10. Nobody Eats At Linebaugh's Any More
11. The Goodnight Lovin' Trail
12. All Around My Grandmother's Floor
13. That's All It Could Amount To
14. Amelia Earhart's Last Flight [Live]
15. Any Day Woman [Live]
16. Poor Ditching Boy [Live]
17. Even The Guiding Light [Live]
18. True Story Of Amelia Earhart [Live]
19. Raider [Live]
20. Miss The Mississippi [Live]
21. Along Comes Mary [Single version]
22. Even The Guiding Light [Single version]


Plainsong, Disc 2

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

ávila, villa amurallada



Plaza de la Catedral




Calle junto al Monasterio de San José




Muralla, lienzo norte




Cuatro Postes




Ávila desde los Cuatro Postes


Fotos de niki

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

plainsong, disc 1




1. For The Second Time
2. Yo Yo Man
3. Louise
4. Call The Tune
5. Diesel On My Tail
6. Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
7. I'll Fly Away
8. True Story Of Amelia Earhart
9. Even The Guiding Light
10. Side Roads
11. Raider
12. Seeds And Stems
13. Tigers Will Survive
14. Spanish Guitar
15. Time Between
16. Truck Driving Man
17. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
18. Wreck Of The Old 97
19. I'll Fly Away [A cappella version]


Plainsong, Disc 1

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

louis armstrong: hot fives and sevens, vol. 1




1. My Heart
2. Yes! I'm In The Barrel
3. Gut Bucket Blues
4. Come Back, Sweet Papa
5. Georgia Grind
6. Heebie Jeebies
7. Comet Chop Suey
8. Oriental Strut
9. You're Next
10. Muskrat Ramble
11. Don't Forget To Mess Around
12. I'm Gonna Gitcha
13. Dropping Shucks
14. Who' Sit
15. He Likes It Slow
16. The King Of The Zulus
17. Big Fat Ma And Skinny Pa
18. Lonesome Blues
19. Sweet Little Papa
20. Jazz Lips
21. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
22. Big Butter And Egg Man From The West
23. Sunset Cafe Stomp
24. You Made Me Love You
25. Irish Black Bottom


Louis Armstrong: Hot Fives And Sevens, Vol. 1


miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

dean martin: this time i'm swingin'! & pretty baby




1. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
2. True Love
3. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
4. On The Street Where You Live
5. Imagination
6. (It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along
7. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
8. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
9. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
10. Mean To Me
11. Heaven Can Wait
12. Just In Time
13. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
14. Only Forever
15. Sleepy Time Gal
16. Maybe
17. I Don't Know Why
18. Pretty Baby
19. You've Got Me Crying Again
20. Once In A While
21. The Object Of My Affection
22. For You
23. It's Easy To Remember
24. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)


Dean Martin: This Time I'm Swingin'! & Pretty Baby




sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2011

mimi & richard fariña: the complete vanguard recordings, disc 3




Memories, released in 1968

1. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood
2. Joy 'Round My Brain
3. Lemonade Lady
4. Downtown
5. Almond Joy
6. Blood Red Roses
7. Morgan The Pirate
8. A Swallow Song [by Joan Baez]
9. All The World Has Gone By [by Joan Baez]
10. Pack Up Your Sorrows


1965 Newport Folk Festival

11. Leaving California (One Way Ticket)
12. Sell-Out Agitation Waltz
13. Pack Up Your Sorrows
14. House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
15. Bold Marauder
16. Hard-Lovin' Loser
17. Dopico
18. Celebration For A Grey Day
19. Shady Grove [with Jean Ritchie]


Mimi & Richard Fariña: The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Disc 3

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

caravaggio, ballo delle ombre



The Fortune Teller, c.1596-97




Medusa, painted on a leather jousting shield, c.1596-98




St. John the Baptist, c.1598-99




Deposition from the Cross; or, The Entombment, c.1600-1604

miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

helen merrill: in tokyo & sings folk




1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
4. You Do Something To Me
5. Teach Me Tonight
6. I'm A Fool To Want You
7. My Favorite Things
8. Good Morning Heartache
9. I Feel Pretty
10. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
11. Donna Donna
12. Danny Boy
13. Blowin' In The Wind
14. Lullaby Of Chugoku-Chiho
15. Black Is The Color
16. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
17. Motherless Child
18. What Have They Done To The Rain
19. Wayfarin' Stranger
20. Greensleeves
21. Lullaby Of Itsuki
22. The Last Rose Of Summer


Helen Merrill: In Tokyo & Sings Folk

domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011

getz meets mulligan in hi-fi




1. Let's Fall In Love
2. Anything Goes
3. Too Close For Comfort
4. That Old Feeling
5. This Can't Be Love
6. A Ballad
7. Scrapple From The Apple
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was


Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi


Gerry Mulligan: tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Stan Getz: tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Lou Levy: piano
Ray Brown: bass
Stan Levey: drums

domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

mimi & richard fariña: the complete vanguard recordings, disc 2




Reflections in a Crystal Wind, released in 1965

1. Reflections In A Crystal Wind
2. Bold Marauder
3. Dopico
4. A Swallow Song
5. Chrysanthemum
6. Sell-Out Agitation Waltz
7. Hard-Loving Loser
8. Mainline Prosperity Blues
9. Allen's Interlude
10. House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
11. Raven Girl
12. Miles
13. Children Of Darkness


Mimi & Richard Fariña: The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Disc 2

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

i have a handsome polar bear




I have a handsome polar bear
Who only wears a fancy scarf.
I love him best than horse or mare,
I love him most than cow or calf.

He’s boisterous and good-humoured,
Although at times angry he looks.
He drinks much wine (it’s been rumoured),
And he likes fishes, cakes and books.


Poem & picture by niki

sábado, 22 de octubre de 2011

the left banke: there's gonna be a storm




1. Walk Away Renee
2. I Haven't Got The Nerve
3. Pretty Ballerina
4. She May Call You Up Tonight
5. I've Got Something On My Mind
6. Barterers And Their Wives
7. Let Go Of You Girl
8. What Do You Know
9. Evening Gown
10. Lazy Day
11. Shadows Breaking Over My Head
12. Ivy Ivy
13. Men Are Building Sand
14. Desiree
15. Dark Is The Bark
16. My Friend Today
17. Sing Little Bird Sing
18. And Suddenly
19. Goodbye Holly
20. In The Morning Light
21. Bryant Hotel
22. Give The Man A Hand
23. Nice To See You
24. There's Gonna Be A Storm
25. Pedestal
26. Myrah


The Left Banke: There's Gonna Be A Storm
The Complete Recordings 1966-1969

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

wheatfield with cypresses



Wheatfield with Cypresses, 1889
Vincent van Gogh

jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

mimi & richard fariña: the complete vanguard recordings, disc 1




Celebrations For A Grey Day, realeased in 1965

1. Dandelion River Run
2. Pack Up Your Sorrows
3. Tommy Makem Fantasy
4. Michael, Andrew And James
5. Dog Blue
6. V.
7. One-Way Ticket
8. Hamish
9. Another Country
10. Tuileries
11. The Falcon
12. Reno Nevada
13. Celebration For A Grey Day


Mimi & Richard Fariña: The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Disc 1

lunes, 10 de octubre de 2011

beg, scream & shout! - the big ol' box of '60s soul, disc 6 (shout 2)




1. Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
2. Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr
3. Barefootin' - Robert Parker
4. I Do - The Marvelows
5. Mustang Sally - Sir Mack Rice
6. Expressway To Your Heart - The Soul Survivors
7. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
8. But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson
9. Tell Mama - Etta James
10. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
11. (I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations
12. The Memphis Train - Rufus Thomas
13. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
14. Shake A Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones
15. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
16. Big Bird - Eddie Floyd
17. The Cheater - Bob Kuban & The In Men
18. Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead - The Marvelettes
19. Shake And Fingerpop - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
20. Boogaloo Down Broadway - The Fantastic Johnny C.
21. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
22. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) - Kim Weston
23. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland
24. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David Ruffin
25. Ain't Nothin' But A House Party - The Show Stoppers


Beg, Scream & Shout! - The Big Ol' Box Of '60s Soul, Disc 6 (Shout 2)


martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

love is strange




1. Wakefilde on a green - John Johnson
2. Dorick Prelude - Cosyn
3. Decrevi - Anthony Holborne
4. Callinoe - Anonyme
5. Ut re mi fa sol la - Robert Parsons
6. Twenty waies upon the bells - Thomas Robinson
7. Irish Toy - John Bull
8. Sellengers Ronnde - John Johnson
9. Green Sleeves - Anonyme
10. Spero - Anthony Holborne
11. Dump - John Johnson
12. Lachrimae - John Dowland
13. Passymeasure Galliard - John Daniel
14. Galiarda - Thomas Morley
15. A toy - Anonyme
16. Trenchmore - John Johnson
17. In Nomine XII "Crye" - Orlando Gibbons
18. Corn Yairds - Anonyme
19. A Gray's Inn, the First - Coperario
20. Love is strange - Anonyme
21. Canaries - Anonyme
22. Upon la mi re - Anonyme


Love is Strange

Le Poème Harmonique

Pierre Hantaï: virginal
Eric Bellocq, Massimo Moscardo, Bejamin Pierrot: luths
Jean-Luc Tamby: ceterone
Vincent Dumestre: luth & direction

viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2011

tim hardin: hang on to a dream - the verve recordings, disc 2




1. Airmobile
2. Whiskey, Whiskey
3. Seventh Son
4. Danville Dame
5. House Of The Rising Sun
6. Bo Diddly
7. I Can't Slow Down
8. Hello Baby
9. Rolling Stone
10. You Got A Reputation
11. Keep Your Hands Off Her
12. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
13. Hootchie Kootchie Man
14. So Glad You're Mine
15. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
16. She Ain't Home
17. You Say You Love Me
18. How Time Flies
19. You Can Ruin A Man
20. If I Knew
21. She's Up To Something New
22. Who'll Be The Man
23. First Love Song


Tim Hardin: Hang On To A Dream - The Verve Recordings, Disc 2

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

antonio lópez



Cabeza griega y vestido azul, 1958




Atocha, 1964




Gran Vía, 1974-1981




Nevera nueva, 1991-1994




Membrillero, 1992


Antonio López

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Del 28 de junio al 25 de septiembre de 2011

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Del 10 de octubre de 2011 al 22 de enero de 2012

sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

beg, scream & shout! - the big ol' box of '60s soul, disc 5 (shout 1)




1. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
2. Cissy Strut - The Meters
3. Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
4. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
5. Are You Lonely For Me - Freddie Scott
6. Stop - Howard Tate
7. The Funky Judge - Bull & The Matadors
8. Some Kind Of Wonderful - Soul Brothers Six
9. The Monkey Time - Major Lance
10. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - The Supremes
11. Twine Time - Alvin Cash & The Crawlers
12. Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
13. My Pledge Of Love - The Joe Jeffrey Group
14. Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Part 1) - Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers
15. Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye
16. I Want You To Have Everything - Lee Rogers
17. The Real Nitty Gritty - Shirley Ellis
18. She's Looking Good - Rodger Collins
19. The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co
20. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
21. T.C.B. Or T.Y.A. - Bobby Patterson
22. Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) - Little Milton
23. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
24. Open The Door To Your Heart - Darrell Banks
25. I Can't Stand It - The Soul Sisters
26. We Got More Soul - Dyke & The Blazers


Beg, Scream & Shout! - The Big Ol' Box Of '60s Soul, Disc 5 (Shout 1)

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

tim hardin: hang on to a dream - the verve recordings, disc 1




1. Don't Make Promises
2. Green Rocky Road
3. Smugglin' Man
4. How Long
5. While You're On Your Way
6. It'll Never Happen Again
7. Reason To Believe
8. Never Too Far
9. Part Of The Wind
10. Ain't Gonna Do Without
11. Misty Roses
12. How Can We Hang On To A Dream
13. If I Were A Carpenter
14. Red Balloon
15. Black Sheep Boy
16. The Lady Came From Baltimore
17. Baby Close Its Eyes
18. You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie
19. Speak Like A Child
20. See Where You Are And Get Out
21. It's Hard To Believe In Love For Long
22. Tribute To Hank Williams
23. While You're On Your Way [Alternate Version]
24. It'll Never Happen Again [Alternate Version]


Tim Hardin: Hang On To A Dream - The Verve Recordings, Disc 1

miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

tea & symphony - the english baroque sound 1967-1974




1. Time To Wander - John Kerruish
2. Nowhere To Go - Graham Gouldman
3. Alice - Jon Plum
4. Stop - Vigrass
5. Strange Girl - Kate
6. Off To Find A New Land - Lea Nixon
7. For Where Have You Been - Honeybus
8. Captain Jones - Eddie Addenbury
9. Massie Jones - Nimbo
10. Summer Love - Almond Marzipan
11. Very Well - Les Payne
12. Nothing Else To Say - David Reilly
13. Here Before The Sun - Lori Balmer
14. Copper Coloured Years - Consortium
15. My World Turns Around You - Marc Reid
16. Watching The Boat - Roger Charles
17. Til The Sun Goes Down - The Tremeloes
18. Growing Older - Graham Gouldman
19. Seductress - Steve Elgin
20. Justine - Julian Brooks
21. If I Call Your Name - Junior Campbell
22. There Is A Mountain - Quiet World Of Lea & John
23. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway - The Humblebums
24. Sewing Machine - Tuesday


Tea & Symphony - The English Baroque Sound 1967-1974

miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011

the lady of shalott



The Lady of Shalott
John William Waterhouse


Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right—
The leaves upon her falling light—
Thro’ the noises of the night
She floated down to Camelot:
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott.



From Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott


La Dama de Shalott vive sola en una isla cerca de Camelot. Ve el mundo reflejado, a través de la ventana de su castillo, en un espejo; y teje hermosos tapices con las escenas que observa: gente común, parejas de enamorados, caballeros andantes. Le está prohibido por magia mirar directamente al mundo exterior. Los labradores que habitan junto a su isla la oyen cantar, pero nunca la han visto.

Un día, la Dama de Shalott ve el reflejo de Sir Lanzarote cabalgando solo. Aunque sabe que le está prohibido, se asoma a la ventana para contemplarlo. El espejo se rompe, el tapiz vuela al viento y la Dama siente el poder de la maldición. Se levanta una tormenta de otoño.

La Dama abandona el castillo; sube a una barca, escribe su nombre en ella y entona una canción de muerte mientras navega río abajo hacia Camelot. Los paisanos que hallan la barca y el cuerpo advierten quién es, y se entristecen. Lanzarote ruega a Dios que tenga piedad de su alma.

sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

baeza y úbeda



La sierra de Mágina y el valle del Guadalquivir




Palacio de Jabalquinto (Baeza)




Antigua Universidad (Baeza)




El aula del poeta Antonio Machado en la antigua Universidad de Baeza




Sacra Capilla del Salvador (Úbeda)




Viga perteneciente a la techumbre original de la Casa Mudéjar (Museo Arqueológico de Úbeda)


Fotos de niki

miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2011

beg, scream & shout! - the big ol' box of '60s soul, disc 4 (scream 2)




1. Out Of Sight - James Brown
2. Get On Up - The Esquires
3. Only The Strong Survive - Jerry Butler
4. Teasin' You - Willie Tee
5. Backfield In Motion - Mel & Tim
6. Piece Of My Heart - Erma Franklin
7. I Don't Want To Cry - Chuck Jackson
8. Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
9. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
10. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
11. You Are The Circus - C & The Shells
12. I'm In Love - Wilson Pickett
13. Searching For My Love - Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces
14. He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' - The Velvelettes
15. The Chokin' Kind - Joe Simon
16. See Saw - Don Covay
17. 39-21-46 - The Showmen
18. A Fool In Love - Ike & Tina Turner
19. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells
20. The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
21. Just One Look - Doris Troy
22. Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MG's


Beg, Scream & Shout! - The Big Ol' Box Of '60s Soul, Disc 4 (Scream 2)

domingo, 24 de julio de 2011

the zombies: odessey and oracle




1. Care Of Cell 44
2. A Rose For Emily
3. Maybe After He's Gone
4. Beechwood Park
5. Brief Candles
6. Hung Up On A Dream
7. Changes
8. I Want Her She Wants Me
9. This Will Be Our Year
10. Butcher's Tale
11. Friends Of Mine
12. Time Of The Season

Bonus Tracks
13. I'll Call You Mine
14. She Loves The Way They Love Her
15. Imagine The Swan
16. Smokey Day
17. If It Don't Work Out
18. I Know She Will
19. Don't Cry For Me
20. Walking In The Sun
21. Conversation Off Floral Street
22. I Want You Back Again
23. Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
24. Goin' Out Of My Head
25. She Does Everything For Me
26. Nothing's Changed
27. I Could Spend The Day
28. Girl Help Me


The Zombies: Odessey And Oracle