1. mzteeeyed:

    taf-art:

    Illustration. J.J. Grandville

    *stars are falling like crazy

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  2. les-sources-du-nil:

    Toyo Miyatake

    Lester Horton in his 1929 Work "Pueblo Eagle Dance", 1929

    (Larry Warren Collection, Library of Congress)

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  3. savorthetinyhurt:

    Destin De Femme  Louis Icart 1945

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  4. lovequotesrus:

    Last Night by Michael Faudet

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  5. auxiliofaux:

    untitled, 2014

    Kieve 88 80mm

    manual negative chemical manipulation

    Jobo C-41 color home processing kit

    Kodak Portra 120 medium format

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  6. blastedheath:

    Alexander Rodchenko (Russian, 1891-1956), Points, Composition No. 119, 1920. Oil on canvas.

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  7. "I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes."
    — Ferdinand de Saussure  (via psilolysergicamine)

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  8. aquaticwonder:

    My pictures must first be beautiful, but that beauty is not enough. I strive to convey an underlying edge of anxiety, of isolation, of fear. ” — Crewdson

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  12. SUMMER of FUNK _ Game Is My Middle Name ~ Betty Davis - from self titled (1973)

    Betty Davis is an American funk singer. She was Miles Davis's second wife.

    Despite performing to enthusiastic crowds and receiving acclaim from her fellow musicians, Davis was criticised by many mainstream publications and outlets for her suggestive lyrical content and open sexual attitude.

    Retrospective reviews of the album proclaim it a groundbreaking effort,[8] noting that content-wise it was ahead of its time, and challenged the accepted image of a female funk and soul singer. Popmatters called Betty Davis “funk like no other”.

    -Wikipedia

     

  13. SUMMER of FUNK _ Got To Give It Up ~ Marvin Gaye - from “LIVE at the London Palladium" (1977)

    I used to go out to parties and stand around
    'Cause I was too nervous to really get down
    But my body yearned to be free
    I got up on the floor and thought somebody could choose me

    No more standing there beside the walls
    Finally got myself together, baby, and I’m havin’ a ball
    As long as you’re groovin’, there’s always a chance
    Somebody watchin’ might wanna make romance

    Move your body, ooh baby, you dance all night
    To the groove and feel alright
    Everybody’s groovin’ on like a fool
    But if you see me, spread out and let me in

    Baby, just party high and low
    Let me step into your erotic zone
    Move it up, turn it ‘round
    Ooh, shake it down, ow

    You can love me when you want to, babe
    This is such a groovy party, baby
    We’re here face to face
    Everybody’s swingin’
    This is such a groovy place
    All the young ladies are so fine

    You’re movin’ your body
    Easy with no doubts
    I know what you thinkin’, baby
    You wanna turn me out
    I think I’m gonna let you do it, babe

    Keep on dancin’
    You got to get it
    Got to give it up

    If you want it, you’ve got to give it up
    If you want it, you’ve got to give it up
    If you want it, you’ve got to give it up
    If you want it, you’ve got to give it up

    One of the shows, filmed at London’s Palladium, was recorded for a live album, later released as Live at the London Palladium, in the spring of 1977. Around the same time, Gaye’s label Motown tried to get the artist to record in the current sound of the times, disco music. Gaye criticized the music, claiming it lacked substance and vowed against recording in the genre.

    After months of holding off from recording anything resembling disco, the singer set upon writing a song parodying a disco setting.

    Influenced by the vocal chatter on his previous hit, “What’s Going On”, Gaye decided to create a party scene outside the recording studio where different voices are heard either greeting each other or partying.

    Despite its later reputation as a “disco classic”, the style of “Got to Give It Up” is mainly funk with jazz-funk elements. After the start of the song, which includes vocal chatter, the song kicks off with a standard drum beat: kick, snare and hi-hat while synthesizers are heard soon afterwards. After nearly a minute, Gaye’s vocals appear in a falsetto, which he sings in for most of the song. In the second half, after harmonizing in falsetto, Gaye’s tenor vocals take over.

    The song’s story line focuses on a man who is a wallflower when he comes into a nightclub nervous to perform on the dance floor. But after a minute of this, the music takes over and his body starts to lose any inhibitions. Midway through he finally cuts loose before shouting the chant “let’s dance, let’s shout, get funky what it’s all about!” proving the power of the dance can overtake any shyness. The dance is mainly focused on Gaye and a suitable female partner he seeks. In the second half, a funkier jazz arrangement is helped in guitar, bass and a tambourine. - Wikipedia

     
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