Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pour Paintings: Trippy & Psychedelic Art by Holton Rower

Here is a type of painting that I have never seen before: a pour painting. 

It is from a series of similar paintings by a New York artist called Holton Rower. The video titled "Tall Painting" was made by Dave Kaufman and featured on his YouTube channel here.

What makes this painting so cool is its mesmerising psychedelic feel. Once you start looking at the awesome trippy flow of colors and layers, you will not be able to stop; it is a totally hypnotic experience.

Check out Holton's website for more of his works here.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Am in The Mood for Love - John Lee Hooker & bonnie Raitt Duet

When it comes to music, my tastes and preferences are without limits. I don’t believe that one genre of music is better than others and I don’t think that it takes a very intelligent person to spot good music.

Having said that, I do, however, believe that one genre of music is at the heart of almost all others. It is the genre of music whose melodies and compositions have been mixed, mingled, expanded and allowed to grow and evolve, giving birth to other forms of modern music and greatly influencing how music is composed and played. That genre is the blues. The blues has a very strange way of talking to my soul most eloquently, it makes me sway along with it, laugh, cry, clap my hands or even jump up high.

John Lee Hooker is a god amongst the gods of blues. One of his very memorable songs is the one titled “In the mood”, a song that will live for eternity.

The old music video posted here is of a duet performance with Bonnie Raitt. It is from back in the days when MTV was worth watching.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The GREAT Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door : A true Gem

Here is a priceless video of Bob Dylan performing the all time unforgetable hit: Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

Truly amazing and worth listening to many times over.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Word Mosaics : Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

I always like art pieces that make me want to take a second and closer look at them to discover new meanings, hidden angles or surprises. I feel that they engage my analytical mind as well as my creative aesthetic mind at the same time; thus, compounding the overall experience. This is why I always enjoy mosaics and this why I like the digital creations of the Spanish artist, archetict and programmer Juan Osborne.

Juan picks and chooses words that are relevant to each subject at hand. The words, then, are spread, aligned and overlapped to render the desired art work. The words that are most common are the ones that are larger in size and most visible. The end result of this is a really great work of art that is very well done and worth a closer look.

Juan's work really gives a new meaning to how a picture is worth a thousand words.
Please make sure to visit Juan website here for more info on how he created each image, the words he used aven higher resolution images.

Note: Click on each photo to see it in great details.

Bob Dylan

John Lenon 


Winston Churchill 

Barak Obama 

The Rolling Stones 

House MD 


a celebration of women made out of 50 women poems 

Alfred Hitchcock 

The Oscars

Steve Jobs 

 Dove made out of hundreds of smaller doves

Paul Newman

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade

Morcheeba is a UK band made up of three talented members: 2 musically brilliant brothers and a vocalist who has an angelic voice straight out of Heaven.

I listened to many songs by Morcheeba in the past. Unfortunately, since moving back to the Middle East, I became pretty much cut off from the music and art scenes that I used to enjoy. Naturally, I was ecstatically overjoyed when I discovered their songs on YouTube here

Morcheeba creates music that is an elegantly refined downtempo blend infused with chillout, electronica, soul, and R&B elements and accompanied by blues and soul inspired lyrics and vocal style. The below video of their latest release, titled Blood Like Lemonade, will give you a feel of what I mean.

What makes this song so beautiful is the contrast between the dark lyrics and the smooth trippy music that flows most brilliantly.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

The Barn Cat. National Geographic Photography by Laura Jean Peterman

The barn cat, as its name implies, thrives in rural areas on farms and in barns.  These strays keep away from people and will flee if approached and if cornered, they can be extremely ill tempered and may bite, hiss, and spit.  This group showed that even though these cats can be indifferent to people, they undeniable loved each other! 

Photo and caption by Laura Jean Peterman

source: National Geographic Weekly Wrapper - April 2011 - Week 2

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Neither Here Nor There: A Kitten Riding a Turtle

Here is a super adorable and cute video of a kitten hitching a ride on a turtle's back. It really made my day.

Cats are just super cute !! and smart too, they made it to Broadway for God's sake  ^_^

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