"Today is tridi 23 Prairial in the year of the Republic CCXXIX, celebrating honeysuckle."
@sansculotides on Twitter shares each day the original elegance of botanical/floral illustration adopted by the French Republican calendar, "implemented during the French Revolution, and used by the French government for about 12 years from late 1793 to 1805, and for 18 days by the Paris Commune in 1871". Every day had the name of an agricultural plant (except the 5th (Quintidi) and 10th day (Decadi) of every decade), which had the name of a domestic animal (Quintidi) or an agricultural tool (Decadi). [> via]
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WernerTowards the Woodshttps://www.inkoma.com/k/4815
Summer in Rome. I woke up kinda early this morning, then I got jogging in the green park of Villa Ada. Back home, I had a shower. I opened the internet, then FB, here I randomly read that Werner just released a new record. I connected the bluetooth to my stereo, I pressed play on their BC page, I lay down on the bed, I scrolled on Twitter some photos and clips of La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer), beautifully trending in these days - it seems -, and then Werner kept me down, heavy on my chest as the beauty of sadness can be. I closed my eyes and I was still awake, yet, not before less than 30 mins I've been able to get up again. Their pauses, their slow pace, their gentle 'Devils and ghosts' kept me paralized to the bed. Eyes close, eyes open. You must be in the right mood to confront the melancholic bitterness and vibe of their tunes, - this is not their first record, - I was kind of prepared to that, and never enough. It's like an abrupt break from the daily things of your life into the moment of aknowledge of leaning toward being forgotten. Alessia Castellano and Stefano Venturini, both at vocals, draw through acoustic guitar, cello, viola, piano and "animal sounds" nine beautiful portraits of the funeral facets of the poetic idyll. Nature and human nature. Mother Earth and Disaster in Tears is a balance of the sense of sudden naked bareness I felt with Mi and L'Au and Heather Woods Broderick. That fun. Share this beauty.
Sonic YouthKoncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui (April 12, 2003)https://www.inkoma.com/k/4814
"Filmed April 12, 2003 at a benefit concert held at and for The Anthology Film Archives, the international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of avant-garde and independent cinema. In addition to screening films for the public, AFA houses a film museum, research library and art gallery. [..] The band performed with drummer/percussionist Tim Barnes (Essex Green, Jukeboxer, Silver Jews)"