Saturday, September 11, 2010

Virginia Woolf’s Voice

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called "Craftsmanship" and was part of a series entitled "Words Fail Me".
The audio is accompanied by a slideshow of photographs of Virginia Woolf.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Banned Post Cards & More!

With their fat wives, skinny husbands and embarrassed vicars, Donald McGill's postcards and their cheeky end of the pier humor are known throughout the world. But the authorities of post-war Britain weren’t so enamored with McGill's sense of fun.

The New Donald Mc Gill’s Saucy Seaside Postcard Museum on the Isle of Wight takes a look at how one man and his double entendres became caught up in the absurdity of post-war censorship. Donald McGill was a British institution, whose saucy postcards became an integral part of the British seaside holiday and at the height of his popularity were selling up to 16 million copies a year.

Yet in the 1950s, with McGill almost in his eighties, he was prosecuted for obscenity. He pleaded guilty to avoid being imprisoned and continued to work for another eight years, but the demise of the saucy seaside postcard had begun.

Things I am grateful for…

  • Waking up this morning to a beautiful day in sunny San Diego.
  • My dogs, Rascal and Pepper. They protect my home, my family and keep me entertained with their wild antics in the backyard.
  • My health. I have finally lost an inch around my hips and derrière. Yay me!
  • To have had the opportunity to put up healthy boundaries with a friend today.
  • All the experiences that make me ME.
  • The people who care about me and love me.
  • For music and it feelings it can cause in me.
  • Having lunch with my dad today.

What are you grateful for today?

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gothic Beauty

A very cool stranger.

Have a great week everyone :)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze Live 1973 Midnight Special

Awe, favorite season.

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Friday, June 04, 2010

A Recent Discovery

“Regret; The Follies of Youth”
By Jessica Ward
Graphite and color pencil on paper
Model: Vicky Taylor

♦Available at the “Fables and Follies” group show curated by Creep Machine at The Alternative Cafe June 11th 2010

Guam-born artist, Jessica Ward, is not about to glamorize being a teenage girl with lip gloss and mini-skirts. Her vivid graphite and color drawings of female figures with detached limbs and incomplete bodies are a visual reminder that hidden neuroses can pop up in the prettiest of places. Exposing the paranoia of eating disorders and teens, Ward’s subjects become more monster than teen and illustrate a storybook of inner delusions where hair is a girl’s worst enemy and cats become accepting protectors and symbols of escape.” – Content © L’etoile Magazine 2009


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