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.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Monday, July 4, 2011
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.
The Rolling Stones
a celebration of women made out of 50 women poems