I watched The Limits of Control, by Jim Jarmusch the other day and really enjoyed it. Beautiful art-direction! (((Notice how the suits fit the colors of the surroundings))) And it was filmed in Madrid and Seville and features a very nice Flamenco cante. (Link to preview)
BEST OF ECHOES 2009-The Listener Poll « The Echoes Blog
This is the first year that download only releases made the Top 25. Two recordings accomplished that, Under the Rose, by Ottmar Liebert & Rahim Alhaj, and 3 Cities in Dub by Bombay Dub Orchestra.
Heroic Rats Trained to Sniff Out Landmines
Most people view rats as nothing more than pests, but one organization regards the critters as heros. APOPO, an African-based non-profit, trains African Giant Pouched Rats to sniff out unexploded landmines. Organizers hope the rodents, or HeroRATS, will eventually be deployed across the globe as a cost-effective method to safely and efficiently detect and detonate hidden landmines.
Brian Eno writes for Prospect Magazine:
The death of uncool « Prospect Magazine
The sharing of art is a precursor to the sharing of other human experiences, for what is pleasurable in art becomes thinkable in life.
No wonder he enjoyed hanging out with zen masters:
There is no such thing as spiritual practice except stepping out of self-deception and stopping our struggle to get hold of spiritual states. Just give that up, other than that there is no spirituality.
– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, “Myth of Freedom”
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