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xeno-canto: sharing bird sounds from around the world
UNESCO Youtube channel
Longplayer
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
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British Library Archival Sound Recordings
Oriental Traditional Music from LPs & Cassettes
HAJI MAJI
Sacred Tibetan Bowls
Anthems for the Nation of Luobaniya
Madrotter-treasure-hunt blogspot (mostly Indonesian music!)
Freedom Spear blogspot
Ghost Capital blogspot
Art of Losing blogspot
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Anonymous remains
50 Watts
Fromnowhere blogspot
Raga Blog
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A Closet of Curiosities
Monrakplengthai Blogspot
That my memory is broke I do not wonder
Different Waters
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Sonatura audioblog
The World's Jukebox
Continuo's Weblog
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Virtual Harry Partch instruments
Awesome Tapes from Africa
Whalesong Project
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Magic of Juju
North Indian Classical Vocal Music of the 78 rpm era
UCSB Cylinder Preservation Project
ROBERT GARFIAS recordings
Collection of Vintage Japanese 78s
Asian Classical Music MP3
Huquin Blog
Brain Goreng
Aphelion Shelter
The Automata/Automaton Blog
Miss Texas plays Chopin!?
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various things
New Yorker Nov. 2005: "The Translation Wars"
Blue Beryl medical paintings
BEAUTIFUL lion footage - National Geographic
The Ancient Tradition of Japanese Bamboo Flute blogspot
Acoustic Location and Sound Mirrors
Failed amplifier projects
'Yongju' - Chinese singing cricket keeping! Selling, breeds, antique compartments, books, recordings
History of Electronic / Electroacoustic Music (1937-2001)
Shockwave from trombone filmed
Full text of Rilke Letters 1892-1910 & 1910-1926
Rare Color Photos Of The Russian Empire At The Turn Of The Century
Tone Matrix
my brother David Gerstein's Prehistoric Pop Culture Blog
A Journey Round My Skull blogspot
Cherokee alphabet
Luigi Serafini's "Codex Seraphinianus" !! - view or .pdf download
Murky Recess blogspot
Chinese pigeon whistles and flutes
Chaudron blogspot
The Donkey Sanctuary webcam inside the barn
World's biggest beaver dam
Key Fan memorial program
Images from Eyjafjallajokull
Sonny Rollins in the process
Penguin Webcam watch
Bonaire's DonkeyCam
Snow Monkey live webcam
St. John live webcam
The Onion - News in Photos
Paul McCarthy - Painter (1995)
Rotating Kitchen
The writings of Sri Aurobindo
Mirra Alfassa's collected works
Auroville
Komuso
Honkyoku
Suizen
There, I Fixed It
Matsushima
Franz Kafka International Airport
Pervatasaurus
Kutiman mixes youtube
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BibliOdyssey
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Bell incognito
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Maya Codices
The Museum of Retro Technology
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"You should not cling to the words; just savor the meaning thoroughly and search out the root source. If your mind opens up a word, it will not be hard to enter right into the realm of noncontrivance." — The Book of Balance and Harmony





"Shih-t'ao himself, like all traditional Chinese artists, learned by copying the styles of old masters; and he continued to advocate connoisseurship as a necessary foundation for developing artistic insight. He was primarily addressing those who, having passed through this process of training, then found themselves constrained by the weight of the Orthodox approach to antiquity and were unable, or unwilling, to define their own identity. How to understand, select, and utilize the elements of the "Great Tradition" of landscape painting were of concern to all serious Chinese artists of the seventeenth century. Shih-t'ao's critique of Orthodoxy is a response to this issue of creative closure. His solution ultimately requires a transcendence of the limitaitons of historicism and a recovery of a holistic foundation in art. By regrounding the act of painting in concepts of unity and autonomy, Shih-t'ao sought to recapture the transparency of Nature, art, and mind which the original theorists of literati painting in the Sung had formulated. The encounter with a spiritual order in Nature which then awaits visual representation from within the self reestablishes the act of painting in an experience more primal than identification with the styles of other artists. It is this liberating and empowering intention behind Shih-t'ao's theory which prevents the Enlightening Remarks from advocating painting as solely a commentary on other paintings, or, from posing as yet another orthodoxy." - Richard E. Strassburg





Toru Takemitsu on Odilon Redon









"It is a long time since I have read with such a healthy appetite and at the same time with so much gluttony. Each new idea drawn from my reading, as soon as it enters my head, links up with something; it seems to me that I was waiting for it; its place was ready. I recall certain readings in my childhood, so voluptuously penetrating that I felt the sentence almost physically enter my heart. This evening I again felt that marvellous sensation." — Andre Gide

"Reading about those things was like being way off in a wonderful world that nobody knows about, and you're getting a kick not only from the delight of learning the stuff itself, but also from making yourself unique." — Richard Feynman


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Hour of the Wolf
BERGMAN




Modern Times
CHAPLIN


The Passion of Joan of Arc
DREYER


Cache
HANEKE


HERZOG
Bells from the Deep


The Dark Glow of the Mountains / Gasherbrum Der leuchtende Berg


Five
KIAROSTAMI


Rashomon
KUROSAWA


M
LANG


Project Grizzly
LYNCH (Peter)


Phantom India
MALLE


La Jette
MARKER


Japon
REYGADAS


Russian Ark
SOKUROV