MUSIC

java jammin

October 22, 2010

claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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¡mambo!

October 19, 2010

i’m taking spanish online (buenas dias!) and one of our assignments was to listen to “mami mi gusto” by the infamous blind afro-cuban bandleader, arsenio rodriguez. known as “el ciego maravilloso” or “the marvellous blind one,” rodriguez rose to fame in havana and new york in the 40s and 50s with his rearrangements of...
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road rage

August 5, 2010

nico and i have been on the road for almost a week now, making our way through the american southwest, camping, sightseeing, taking photos of roadside oddities, changing lanes, and marveling at the outrageously huge amounts of SPACE out here! we’re in taos, new mexico right now and were forced by raging thunderstorms to...
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vienna (the rest)

June 29, 2010

………..so after staying up all night we headed up to mario’s roof for breakfast! but our mini-nap up above bienna’s steeples and red rooftops was cut short by an increasingly burning sun, so we crashed in mario’s room and woke again around 1, just in time for the flea market. biked back to teresa’s,...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: IAN

June 19, 2010

ian and i go way back. we were just kids studying together back in munich, an odd couple but somehow it worked out. maybe it’s our motivation that keeps us connected– ian always pushed me to do things i was too jaded or too cool to do and i always told him what music...
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sensual

April 8, 2010

think about: scents as sounds…color as scents…sounds as tastes…etc etc etc…thanks to stephen malinowski for these radical musical animations, developed over a 40 year period with his music animation machine!
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i just wanna DANCE!

January 23, 2010

last night i went out for rj’s birthday- best houseparty i’ve been to in a long time! big old dance floor and no reservations! plus tons of pizza and cupcakes. and i dont care what anyone says, this freaking whitney houston song is still the best song to dance to. i think i’m just...
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PS RIP MJ 4EVR PYT OK?

July 16, 2009

a little late but always deserved. RIP Michael Jackson, bringing people together since…being the king. the king of pop! the king of the WORLD!!! i must admit, i shed a tear in line coming in through customs with the tribute playing on the television…something about coming back to america without michael made it seem...
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leaving on a jetplane…

June 28, 2009

SADDEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!! the only song that makes me cry every single time. left spain on a jetplane back to munich and cried flying over the turquoise mediterranean and the live topographical map of the alps…had such a lovely time with lovely lovely people. what folksinger hasn’t sung leaving on a jetplane? obviously peter...
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