Roll up, roll up to this multi-tent travelling circus of bizarro delights. I promise a hall of funny mirrors, weird alien creatures and music to get your hips thrusting, just be careful not to thrust openly on the train, but if you are in a car or in a bed with someone it may be OK.
Here’s the visual that explains why we become so preoccupied with flights of fancy into the past and the future. Via Simon Kuestenmacher on Twitter
Thee Sacred Souls “Will I See You Again?”
Smooth soul that sounds like it’s from Motown or is some old vintage, but this album actually came out in 2020. The YT goddesses blessed me once again with finding this for me…
What a handsome guy! Perhaps he wasn’t as much of a melancholy introvert as many make out. Via Twitter
Women of The Outer Hebrides – Waulking Song | AI Enhanced 1941 Film
A group of women are seen ‘waulking’ or tucking Harris tweed cloth, a technique to remove oil and dirt. Women on the Outer Hebrides used these occasions for singing and socialising. The process has since been replaced with industrial processing of the wool. The film is by Jack Cardiff who was also the cinematographer for the classic British films Black Narcissus (1947) and the Red Shoes (1948).
This gorgeous art is by the Japanese artist MonoKubo. He creates these cutesy oversized animal familiars along with tiny children who relish their girth and company.
The classic short film ‘Le Ballon Rouge’ by Albert Lamorisse in 1956 is paired with some uplifting folk sounds from Angelo De Augustine – If I Could Fly. The band reminds me of Junip/Jose Gonzalez, it’s really nice in my opinion and goes perfectly with the visuals.
The Cosmic Psychos are like the Australian version of the Stooges, long before Iggy Pop went mainstream and started to appear in Insurance commercials. I really like the Cosmic Psychos and hope to one day see them play, they are still going strong, although they’re all now getting on in age.
Even if you are not vegan and you yearn to add a fatty bloody muscle of something formerly alive into this, you will still be able to appreciate the quiet, meditative and serene quality of production in this video, it’s sort of like cooking meditation.
Now…before you set out to cook the above deliciousness, here’s something interesting to (not) whet your appetite
Queen Genepil (1905-1938) was the last queen of Mongolia. She was executed in May, 1938, shot as part of the systematic Stalinist destruction of Mongolian culture, in which many shamans, Buddhist lamas and local population were killed. You could say that all great artists steal, and so the legend and aesthetics of Star Wars was inspired by her vivid and unique beauty. Her life is shrouded in mystery. Her original name was Tseyenpil and changed to Genepil. She was killed when she was only 33 and sadly was five months pregnant when she died. Via Tsem Rinpoche
I hope you enjoyed this foray into the forest of weirdness, let me know what you think below…