Rare early photographs of musicians from around the world.
(And Mexico represented of course)
(Via Brain Pickings)
(Many more here)
“I cannot live or write without music. It stimulates the normally dormant parts of my brain that come in handy when constructing fiction. A particular piece of music attaches itself to the piece Iâ€™m writing and there is nothing else I can listen to. Every day I return to the same space to write, the music providing both the walls and the pictures on the walls. Once Iâ€™m done and the piece is published, I often have a hard time remembering what piece of music is inscribed (or, indeed, transcribed) in it, as there are no visible, let alone obvious, connections, apart from an occasional embedded line. I think that is because the music and writing become indistinguishable to the aforementioned dormant parts, which constitute the majority of my brain mass.”
-Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Lazarus project-
See Hemon’s play list here.
(Gracias Niki Nakazawa for the link)
(un-burying those dreams underground)
Says the we make money not art blog:
“In order to raise the spirits of an Italian prince burdened by the cares of his position, a musician created for him a cat piano. The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a sharp spike into the appropriate catâ€™s tail. The result was a melody of meows that became more vigorous as the cats became more desperate. Who could not help but laugh at such music? Thus was the prince raised from his melancholy.”
Una selecciÃ³n de videos a la casi media noche de un martes de enero de mister Juan Manuel Torreblanca
Y un video de cÃ³mo azotaron al corazÃ³n aquÃ.
From his 1963 film Talent Competition.
What follows is a list of what Toxico-Teie considers to be the best 20 records of 2008. The list is sort of diverse and suitable to please many different tastes. Right after the list is a link to download a compilation of my favorite songs of 2008. I sincerely hope you find something you fancy within our selection.
1. Portishead – Third
2. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
3. Beck – Modern Guilt
4. Beach House – Devotion / Used to be
5. The Rosebuds – Life Like
6. Clinic – Do It
7. Adam Green – Sixes and Sevens
8. Tickley Feather – Tickley Feather
9. Thee Oh Sees – The Master’s Bedroom…
10. The Magnetic Fields – Distortion
11. SÃ©bastien Tellier – Sexuality
12. Sparks – Exotic Creatures Of The Deep
13. Breeders – Mountain Battles
14. Squarepusher – Just A Souvenir
15. Paavoharju – Laulu Laakson Kukista
16. Au – Verbs
17. She & Him – Volume One
18. Nick Cave – Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!
19. Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw
20. Aidan John Moffat – I Can Hear Your Heart
Not convinced? want to listen to some of the tracks from the albums above? Follow this link or click on the image below to download the teie.org compilation of some of the best songs of 2008.
Mauricio Montero, Arthur Henry Fork y Juan Pablo Villegas en la SAPS.
(Juan Pablo tomÃ³ el TÃ³xico Workshop de Ravelo y Reymondes.)
Y MTV volviÃ³ a pasar mÃºsica de nuevo. Desafortunadamente no a travÃ©s de la televisiÃ³n pero por el internet.Â MTV ha tenido a bien subir toda su colecciÃ³n de videos a la red, tardÃ³ un poco pues una gran parte ya estÃ¡ disponible en YouTube. Pero se aprecia el esfuerzo y da gusto regresar al canal que en los noventa nos garantizaba mÃºsica o Beavis y Butthead y no un decadente reality show de chavos gringos de la Florida. Mtv Music
Paul Mawhinney naciÃ³ en Pittsburgh. Durante los Ãºltimos aÃ±os ha logrado acumular lo que se ha convertido en la colecciÃ³n mÃ¡s grande de discos en el mundo. Por razones de salud y dificultades en el mercado de los discos, Paul ahora necesita vender su colecciÃ³n
(Click en la imagen para ver un documental de 8 minutos sobre Paul y sus discos. En inglÃ©s.)
It all started with rumors of former collaborators Mr David Byrne and Mr Brian Eno performing Talking Heads songs in a few venues across the USA. Sadly, that won’t happen. But we were left with the news that a new record by Byrne and Eno will be coming out in a couple of days (AUGUST 18). The record is called “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today“.
Words and singing was done by David Byrne and most of the music by Brian Eno. They last worked together 17 years ago on the groundbreaking “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” and Mr Eno was head of production in three Talking Heads records.
Here’s the tracklist and a track from the forthcoming album:
02 “My Big Nurse”
03 “I Feel My Stuff”
04 “Everything That Happens”
05 “Life Is Long”
06 “The River”
07 “Strange Overtones”
08 “Wanted For Life”
09 “One Fine Day”
10 “Poor Boy”
11 “The Lighthouse”
Like the grafic at the top? It is courtesy of Austrian designer and Toxico International Guest Stefan Sagmeister (our very first international guest ever, actually). Stefan previously worked with David Byrne on the beautiful Talking Heads compilation boxset Once in a Lifetime, and is also in charge to design the artwork and package for this record.
(And yes, all this Eno Byrne bonanza makes the Toxico staff very happy.)