Friday, April 20, 2007

Bee Gees

I have been sitting on this one for a while. I mean who willingly admits to liking the Bee Gees? Generally they are regarded as one of those hidden pleasures that you listen to alone in a darkened room with the shades drawn to preserve your critical respectability.
Put on the white suit load up the cd player with Saturday Night Fever and do a turn on your light up dancefloor pretending to be a younger more attractive John Travolta.

In any case that was the Bee Gees that I was familiar with. As my father put it "That was when they started using helium right?"

I bought this album on a recommendation and was completely surprised with its sound. This was recorded in the late 60s and has an unmistakable Beatles influence in a lot of the songs. The arrangements are awesome and it is just an all around good album. The track I am posting is one of the more obvious, but there are tons more great tunes inside.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Of Montreal

Thanks to Maeda in the comments I am going to try out a new technology here today (oops, didn't work with my host) with a recent purchase from "Of Montreal." This is the middle track off the album above. According to reviews of the album it ties the entire piece together. I only know that I like it and so I must foist it upon you my merry readers. Let me know what you think of the music and of the technology for sharing tracks.

Tree of life

Tree of life, originally uploaded by hector.

Took my daughter to see Mark Ryden's new show in West Hollywood last weekend and she soaked it all up. She particularly loved the installation he did, but only having my phone made taking good shots out of the question. Still, this one turned out pretty ok.

tomorrow by mars 1

tomorrow by mars 1, originally uploaded by hector.

I have been spending a lot of time recently looking at art and on very rare occasions purchasing some stuff. I just picked this up from Mars-1's solo show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NY thanks to the miracle of the internets.