Artist: Philippe Caza
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This is what it sounds and looks like when a master performs their craft. Seriously.
One of the most amazing things I’ve ever heard. I can’t describe truly how it makes me feel to listen to this and watching him play. Every single note of this…
I know most people know him for his record producing (U2, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, etc.) but I’m just totally in awe of Daniel Lanois playing the pedal steel solo like this. Stops me in my tracks every time.
Talk about a way to start your Sunday… sipping coffee and listening to this… perfect.
Start your day with this one, I promise it will put your mind at ease and all tension will vacate your body like drunk teenagers when the cops bust in.
Seriously, this is the kind of brilliance that doesn’t simply shame me in to practicing my instrument, it’s the kind that gives me something to strive for. Beauty.
I agree so much with what Mike said. Dan Lanois is a true and brilliant artist. I first heard of him when U2’s Joshua Tree album came out. Shortly after he released his first solo record “Acadie” which I still listen to quite often, even after 24 years.
His song “Jolie Louise" (from "Acadie", 1989), and "The Collection of Marie-Claire" (from"For the Beauty of Wynona", 1993) will always be among my favourite songs of all time. The former is about a man’s descent into alcoholism and rage as his life falls apart and he loses his job, his wife and his kids. The latter is about a man who falls in love with a stripper ("une danseuse" in Canadian French). He wants to marry her and take her away to his remote cabin in northern Quebec where he is certain she will "learn to love" him. He speaks jealously about the men who watch her dancing, and threatens to kill a certain "blue-eyed son-of-bitch" who is a rival for her affections. The resonator guitar and the lyrics are powerful and dark. I also love the sound of the train rolling down the tracks as the song fades out…
Udo Schmidt is fascinated by beetles. Now 70-years-old, the retired German researcher has been collecting them since his late 20s. The drawers housing Udo’s awesome collection contain 30,000 specimens representing over 6,000 species.
“Since more than 350,000 species of beetles have been classified, and I have published photos of just 1,600 of them, there is absolutely no danger that I will run out of work,” Schmidt told Wired.
Schmidt’s hobby has taken him to 22 countries around the world. “I prefer to collect in Africa, in the dung of mammals,” he said.
He is inspired by the “overwhelming variety of shapes and colors, beauty and elegance,” of beetles — the largest group of insects in the world. Evolutionary biologists struggle to explain this seemingly excessive diversity.
Thankfully Udo is also a skilled photographer, so we don’t have to knock on his door in order to get a close look at his stunning insect archive. Visit his website and Flickr stream to view many more astonishing images of Udo’s beautiful beetles.
Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.
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