Students from the Sorbonne sit around a table in the Jardin du Luxembourg, c. 1950
It’s been a really long time since I heard a new artist that I instantly become in love with, I don’t think I’ve done a post like this probably since Chet Faker started out. Anyway, I first heard Jo Rose in July on a 6music show, quickly googling him to find his music wasn’t online (I think this rare notion of hearing something that isn’t readily available at your fingertips is also what reeled me in). It’s only been a month and his album Spurs is now on spotify and itunes, and supporting First Aid Kit in November. If you’re interested but only have a minute I really recommend listening to I’m Yr Kamera.
I feel like I’m doing some weird plug but I just really think everyone needs some of this in their lives
baby's first wordsbaby: d-d-da..
baby: dada /ˈdɑːdɑː/ or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915. To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge,
Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words "da, da," meaning "yes, yes" in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'.
The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.
i wish i was surrounded in everyday life by musicians and poets and big thinkers>
I start full-time employment tomorrow and my heart is sinking at the thought of not having summer until next year>
God Bless BBC for its HD ways and Sky+ for its pausing abilities allowing me to see that ALEXA CHUNG WAS STANDING AT THE SIDE OF THE STAGE THROUGHOUT THEIR READING SET>
when can i see radiohead live again>