Thursday, June 30, 2005

Images from Iran

The show will be inaugurated on July 2 and it will stay open up to September 4 th 2005 in the Building Pino Pascali at Polignano a Mare in the province in Bari
photo by Shirin Neshat


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Chris Martin Coldplay's frontman

The La Rochelle Festival 2005

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

a yellow boat


Monday, June 27, 2005

some years ago

Felon or diplomat? It's all in the mix. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 25, 2005




FPP305 Posted by Hello

Glastonbury caught by whirlwinds and floods

Le célèbre festival s'est ouvert vendredi sous des trombes d'eau et dans la boue obligeant les organisateurs à revoir un programme chargé. De violents orages ont éclatés durant la nuit sur les 320 hectares du festival.
150.000 personnes sont attendues ce week- end à ce festival pour entendre des groupes comme les White Stripes, Cold Play ou Basement Jaxx.

Lancé en 1970 et devenu depuis l'un des événements culturels de l'année en Grande-Bretagne, le festival de Glastonbury est aussi devenu l'un des plus importants dans le monde.Le festival a réussi à rester fidèle à la tradition hippie, en proposant sur certaines scènes des pièces de théâtre, de la poésie, des numéros de cirque et de cabaret et même des discussions politiques.


Friday, June 24, 2005

Little Toy by Paullimo

Little toy
Dark eyes are looking into the atmosphere
dark eyes are full of joy
for a little toy
in the small hands of a kid.
Occhi scuri stanno guardando nell' atmosfera
occhi scuri sono pieni di gioia
per un piccolo gioco
nelle piccole mani di un bimbo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The White Horse
by D.H. Lawrence

The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.
They are so silent, they are in another world.

history give us a simplified perspective on human life considering advancement only as the result of cruel struggles among individuals ( heros) or populations (genocides).

litterature, in its simple habit tells us much more of what life was about in the past .

geography is the subject that gives us a broader perspective on human life having in its inside as much subjects ( biology, geology,astronomy,history,foreign languages) as we expect.

let's turn our perspective from oneness ( history of man) to variety( geography of men&peoples)

hey you!
are you still there????

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

history will teach us nothing

we are used to see history as a cruel sequence of events and not as complex text of lives

From today's Guardian Unnlimited

by Bree Fowler

Mich. American Indian Carvings in Danger .

The petroglyphs are located about 100 miles north of Detroit.

`It connects us back to the earth,'' said Bonnie Ekdahl, director of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe's Ziibiwing Center in Mount Pleasant. ``It connects us back to the ancestors. We're descended from those people. I mean where did we come from? We've always been here.''

The petroglyphs, the only known such carvings in Michigan and some of only a few in the Great Lakes region, were created anywhere from 400 to 1,000 years ago when Indians carved figures into a 25-by-40 square-foot piece of soft sandstone.

Farmers discovered them just before the turn of the 20th century, after massive fires of 1871 and 1881 cleared much of the heavy forests in Michigan's Thumb area and burned away topsoil. Since then, the petroglyphs have suffered the wear and tear of harsh winters and the hundreds of visitors, who at times even carved their own initials in the stone.

Although the specific meaning of the swirls, lines, handprints, flying birds and bow-wielding men depicted in the carvings remains the subject of debate, experts say the petroglyphs, and their location, were significant to the Indians that traveled to the spot.

``These are very important figures religiously and mythologically. It's not just random scratching or doodling. There was a purpose to going there,'' said John Halsey, the state's archaeologist

Sanilac Petroglyphs, Bad Axe Michigan USA

Etched into a sandstone outcrop by unknown prehistoric artists, these rock carvings—known as petroglyphs—were first discovered after massive forest fires swept the Lower Peninsula in 1881. Native Americans created this unusual artwork 300 to 1,000 years ago. The petroglyphs provide a glimpse into the lives of an ancient woodland people who once occupied Michigan's Thumb area.

Admission is free and it takes two hours to tour the site. Attractions include the petroglyphs and a mile-long, self-guided walking trail featuring peaceful forests, the remains of a 19th-century logging camp and a 110-year-old white pine.

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Monday, June 20, 2005


by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

"why can't life always be like this?"

So, what is Glastonbury Festival?

Glastonbury Festival is unique!

It's the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world.
It's like going to another country. It involves travel, and probably a queue to get in. Then you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas.

The site is in a beautiful location - 900 acres in the Vale of Avalon, an area steeped in symbolism, mythology and religious traditions dating back many hundreds of years. It's where King Arthur may be buried, where Joseph of Arimathea walked, where leylines converge. And the site is ENORMOUS - more than a mile and a half across, with a perimeter of about eight and a half miles. there are the people, in all their splendid diversity!
There is only one common characteristic of a Glastonbury-goer - they understand that Glastonbury offers more opportunity than any other happening to have the best weekend of the year or even of a life-time, and they are determined to have it! You'll meet all kinds of people, of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, lifestyles, faiths, concepts of fashion (or lack of it), musical taste; some will undoubtedly wear silly hats, or buy shirts that they'll never wear again. Until next year. The vibe is mellow and friendly.
Source BBC
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Friday, June 17, 2005

Flamin' hair Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Happy Hours Posted by Hello

Imperfect people

eat Imperfect Strudel .
An imperfect strudel is based on very simple rules, not the ones original recipes would impose.
And the most important rule is that once you've made it you should share it with someone as imperfect as you.
Let's have a try, then:
1 egg yolk
7 oz white flour
3 tea spoons leaven
3 spoonful melted honey(in a bain-marie)
a pinch of salt
4 oz softened butter
white egg for the top( just not to throw it away)
blend all the ingredients ( except the white egg)
work the mixture for a good time until you get a soft ball
take a rolling pin to lay it out to a thin layer
cover with the jam you 've kept in your butlery for some years
roll the paste on itself on one side
stick the borders well with your fingertips
brush the top with the white egg
take a baking pan
line it with a baking papert sheet
put in oven and cook at 200 ° for half an hour
call someone
enjoy it
and let us know

Monday, June 13, 2005

Mycosysafe Posted by Hello

wandering around

One morning , then, Christ, who was only 15 years old, stepped out of his parents' hut and turned his eyes around in the sticking, thick, smoky air and said to himself: " it won't be a fine day,will it?".
Then he walked a few metres ahead and under a large oak in the olive grove lay down on the woollen tartan he had been wrapped in and started the most dangerous dream of his.

a new plan for British students and families

Dawn to dusk care .

" Kelly Hours" after British education secretary Ms Ruth Kelly are
meant to transform schools into community centres and aim at helping parents by offering extra childcare facilities and providing activities for older children once their lessons finish. These are the so-called extended schools - open from 8am to 6pm. previously drawn up by Ms Kelly's precedessor Charles Clarke .
In the document, Ms Kelly says: "From my visits to schools, I know that the best are delivering extended services already. They know that children will be better placed to achieve their full potential if they are in childcare that allows them to complete their homework, keep fit and healthy and have fun."
The new plan is facing now debating about funding .

source : The Guardian.

merci à toi , florence!

Florence Aubenas est rentrée libre en France. Elle a remerciè tous ce qui ont soutenu sa libération: «Là, je ne sais pas pourquoi, je me sens bien».
En parissant très détendue et en plaisantant à plusieurs reprises dès son arrivée à l'aéroport et en répondant aux questions elle a laissé enteindre que ses conditions de captivité ont eté
" severes". Elle était avec Hussein dans une cave mais on a lui permit de voir TV5 parce qu'elle avait l'air trés deprimée.

merci Florence pour ton courage et pour ton engagement de journaliste !

source: Libération 13 june 2005

Saturday, June 11, 2005

clean bright air

Hey, You. Don't you feel ashamed
of your face
on the morning paper
on the women's magazine
you chick-to -chick to a not -your- own man
one you would never take as your own man?
Hey You. Don't you feel ashamed
of your borrowed voice
on telly
last night
with a not- your -own face
one you would never take as your own face?
Hey, You. Aren't you yet bored
playing your sick infectious game
the same game
that got me
and i was not ready nor conscious?
Hey You . Aren't you yet bored
with your dead player fellow
that you go on keeping awake
to you greedy ludicrous love?
Hey You. Don't you know
love has as many faces as you have
and that you could get trapped
in the same game you play?
Hey You . Don't you know yet
what life is about?
Do you still wait for someone
to teach you?
Hey You . Don't you think
some kind of clear bright air
is all that Children ask for?

Friday, June 10, 2005


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Unicef Education Programmes

to restore normalcy to childre's lives

When it comes to improving the lives of children around the globe, few tools are more important or more powerful than education.
That's why UNICEF works hard to restore and improve educational services that have been disrupted by war, natural disaster or other tragedies.
Two UNICEF programs in particular have enjoyed tremendous success in recent months.
In Côte d'Ivoire, a country divided by civil war, children are studying a new Peace and Tolerance curriculum developed by UNICEF with Côte d'Ivoire's Ministry of Education.
The curriculum reaches thousands of children and helps to counteract the images of violence in the war-torn country.
Teachers have already seen results. Not long ago, students from neighboring countries were taunted and ostracized by schoolmates.
Thanks to the new curriculum, that has changed. "It's really amazing to see how they have come together," says primary school teacher Ms. Abo Kossia. "They even tell their parents about reconciliation."
War is not the only calamity that can come between children and education. Natural disasters can interrupt schooling and destroy valuable educational resources.
In December of 2003, for example, a devastating earthquake struck Bam, Iran. Nearly every school was destroyed, leaving children in the area without access to books.
To address this need, UNICEF has launched a mobile library program. Every two weeks, two buses visit nearly 40 schools in the region. The buses, filled with more than 3,000 books, help support the reading needs of more than 4,000 children.
Programmes such as these play a crucial role in restoring normalcy to children's lives.

UNICEF For every childHealth, Education, Equality, ProtectionADVANCE HUMANITY

The 15th century castle of Carlo V was a prison until a few years ago.
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Yellow Lyrics by Coldplay

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,
I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow
So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I've done
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know you know I love you so
You know I love you so
I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do
Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh all the things you do
And it was all yellow
Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know for you I bleed myself dry
For you I bleed myself dry
Its true look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine
look at the stars look how they shine for you.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

first song ever penned by Jagger/Richards


Released - 1965, on London/Decca Records (now Abkco Records). Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.

Mick Jagger - Lead Vocals, Harmonica

Keith Richards - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Brian Jones - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Harmonica, Organ, Piano, Backing Vocals
Charlie Watts - Drums, Percussion
Bill Wyman - Bass, Backing Vocals
Additional Personnel - Ian Stewart, Jack Nitzsche, J.W. Alexander

First song ever penned by Jagger/Richards. Recorded on October 26, 1965. Released in US on December 6, 1965 on December's ChildrenVocal: Mick Jagger Strings: Mike Leander Orchestra

AS TEARS GO BY (M. Jagger/K. Richards)

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me I sit and watch
As tears go by
My riches can't buy everything

I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch
As tears go by
It is the evening of the day

I sit and watch the children play
Doin' things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch
As tears go by

this was also performed in Italian language at Sanremo Festival 1968!!!!!!


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Manifesto 1984 Posted by Hello

Monday, June 06, 2005

A postcard by Marielle Conte, Arles Posted by Hello

this is how mail art looks like

some more: ( Mail Art or rather the infinite network)

a non-standard mailartist

this is what i think i am.
as you know, i can't draw nor have any sensible pratical disposition for art creation.
anyway, i joined the incredible mail art network through a creative use of language. This is the only real thing i can do to be a part of this great immense world project.
first time i saw a mail art card was in 1987 and then the fascination has started. so i decided to take my own part in it.
there are noteworthy works that reach my home in some quantity every week and many have become a part of furnishing.


Mail Art is recycling art

" nothing sprouts out of diamonds
out of manure flowers come up"
Fabrizio de Andrè, Italian songwriter and musician.

Have you any left bread for some days?
Well, you can make pizza with milk, cheese, tomatoes, origan and best quality olive oil.

Have you any photos you don't like?
Well, you can color them and stick on them sportmen stickers and then send them to La Bottega di Sghino, Via Calatafimi, 38-70043 Monopoli ,Italy.

Have you any CD you have never liked?
Well you can make presents,
better if by mail ( something will return to you)

Have you any clothes you don't use anymore?
Well, you can take them to the Charities,
someone else may use them.

Have you any negative thinking?
Well you can look at it from a different perspective , change your visual field and
the angle field,
and probably they will turn into positive energy.

All this is only a small part of all the actions and thoughts
which may create new energy
without wasting what has already been elaborated, built, and used.

Sghinopaullimo 1997

What is Cultural Diversity?

from a Unesco source:

Cultural Diversity is a fact .The World has some 6000 communities and as many distinct languages. Such difference naturally leads to diversity of vision, values, beliefs, practice and expression, which all deserve equal respect and dignity.

Cultural Diversity is our everyday reality
The international migration rate is growing fast every year. While the reasons for migration vary (economic, political, personal choice …) , one thing is sure: we live in an increasingly heterogeneous society.

Cultural Diversity reflects the respect of fundamental rights.
Culture is a set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group. It encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, values systems, traditions and beliefs. Respecting and safeguarding culture is a matter of Human Rights. Cultural Diversity presupposes respect of fundamental freedoms, namely freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom to participate in the cultural life of one's choice.

The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development (September 2002) acknowledges that our rich diversity, which is our collective strength, should be used to ensure sustainable development (par. 16).
Cultural Diversity, indeed, is not just a natural fact that we need simply recognize and respect. It is about plurality of knowledge, wisdom and energy which all contribute to improving and moving the World forward.

UNESCO Cultural Activities Worldwide

Saturday, June 04, 2005

such a delicate romance ballad of Tim

Once I Was

Once I was a soldier
And I fought on foreign sands for you
Once I was a hunter
And I brought home fresh meat for you
Once I was a lover
And I searched behind your eyes for you
And soon there'll be another
To tell you I was just a lie

And sometimes I wonder
Just for a while
Will you remember me

And though you have forgotten
All of our rubbish dreams
I find myself searching
Through the ashes of our ruins
For the days when we smiled
And the hours that ran wild
With the magic of our eyes
And the silence of our words

And sometimes I wonder
Just for a while
Will you remember me ?
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a star for emotional surfers

Tim Buckley synthesized a new genre of music by fusing folk, blues, jazz, psychedelic rock and chamber music.
Very few rock musicians ever achieved the monstrous intensity and lyrical tenderness of his work.
Buckley's songs were journeys through the psyche of the singer.
Buckley was therefore more interested in mirroring the emotions of the soul than in emphasizing a melody.
A Buckley song is a stream of consciousness.
Buckley changed the very idea of what a folk or rock song is supposed to be.
Tim Buckley also boasted one of the most original voices ever, a combination of African melisma, Tibetan droning, jazz scat and acid-rock wailing, a combination that set a new standard for any future vocalist.
He turned the voice into an instrument of the orchestra, not just a vehicle for words.
If Goodbye And Hello (Elektra, 1967) was simply a poor man's version of Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, the six lengthy compositions of Happy Sad (1968), performed by a combo that was the folk-rock equivalent of the Modern Jazz Quartet, coined an ethereal folk-jazz style that had no precedents (except, possibly, Fred Neil).
After the more conventional Blue Afternoon (1969), Buckley pushed his intuitions to the logical conclusion on Lorca (1970), one of rock's all-time masterpieces. Here the music leaves this world, and enters an oneiric and metaphysical landscape.
Buckley sings as if in a coma. Melodies appear and disappear in an atmosphere of lugubrious suspense.
Starsailor (1970) is perhaps his most formally perfect album.

thanks to sghinopaullimo who has introduced me to the music of Tim Buckey ,my lost generation's communicator.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Yellow and Red Sea Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Semperopera House in Dresden Posted by Hello