“Lose Yourself To Dance” by Daft Punk
OK. Whoever created this understands some of the motivation behind Daft Punk’s new record, which is why it’s such a perfect visual-audio mashup. A part of me feels like Daft Punk would approve of this. It’s so simple, yet on point.
Yeah, this is pretty much the best thing you’ll watch this week.
Classic American Ink
“This tattooing had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last.”
(clockwise from top):
-vh, DK, jb, NK, sm, dg, & SL
It would appear that my students are all showing up to the last day of Am Lit with forearm Moby-Dick tattoos. One of them even comes with a hashtag. #ekphrasis
Marcel Duchamp’s Gotham Book Mart window display for André Breton’s Arcane 17 (1945). The window installation was called ‘Lazy Hardware’.
Join us tomorrow, Monday at 6pm, at the Bowery Poetry Club for THE TAYLOR MEAD SHOW! starring Taylor Mead! a 9 year run. Not bad.
For the first-time ever NOT Starring our dear departed never-falling, ever-shooting Star… @ Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC
The New Yorker, 4 January 1969
Photo: Masayoshi Sukita/David Bowie Archive