An end of summer mix from Jiro. Download
Ry Cooder - Theme from Southern Comfort
Gabor Szabo - Stormy
Fleetwood Mac - Hypnotized
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Sigi Schwab - Kassensturz
Macht der Schonheit - Paradiesvogel
Lucio Battisti - Il Nostro Caro Angelo
The Beatles - All I've Got To Do
Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain
Peter Green - Man Of The World
MFSB - Tell Me Why
Beautiful Swimmers - Open Shadow
Shot on shitty camcorders, Irish bare-knuckle boxing is a gritty, lo-fi affair featuring two big blokes with their shirts off and their dukes up in some rural siding. The only sounds you hear are fists hitting soft, flabby flesh, the scuffle of trainers on country lanes, and the barks of onlooking men, women and children, as well as the occasional dog ...
"You are beautiful like demolition. Just the thought of you draws my knuckles white. I don’t need a god. I have you and your beautiful mouth, your hands holding onto me, the nails leaving unfelt wounds, your hot breath on my neck. The taste of your saliva. The darkness is ours. The nights belong to us.
"Everything we do is secret. Nothing we do will ever be understood; we will be feared and kept well away from. It will be the stuff of legend, endless discussion and limitless inspiration for the brave of heart. It’s you and me in this room, on this floor. Beyond life, beyond morality. We are gleaming animals painted in moonlit sweat glow. Our eyes turn to jewels and everything we do is an example of spontaneous perfection.
"I have been waiting all my life to be with you. My heart slams against my ribs when I think of the slaughtered nights I spent all over the world waiting to feel your touch. The time I annihilated while I waited like a man doing a life sentence. Now you’re here and everything we touch explodes, bursts into bloom or burns to ash. History atomizes and negates itself with our every shared breath. I need you like life needs life. I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know."
- Henry Rollins
FYI, the animation exhibition at the Barbican is superb. Go see it. Tracing the history of animation over the past 150 years, the show brings together contemporary artists, popular favourites, and animators from the earliest days of moving pictures.
Here are two highlights...
Frank Film, 1972, by Frank and Caroline Mouris. The first ever mash-up.
The Skeleton Dance, 1929, by Disney.