Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rivers and Tides

This documentary is a tribute to Andy Goldsworthy and his work. This Scottish guy is a land artist, a photograph, a philosopher... He makes sculptures with wood, stones, leaves... and then watches them as they decay and eventually get destroyed.
There are some very nice photography books of his work, but watching and listening to him as he works on these art pieces is really enlightening.
Warmly recommended if it happens to show at your local non mainstream movie theater...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monthy Python toujours

For the ones still not tired of good old Monthy Pythons, this site has some of the best sketches of the flying circus, and with french subtitles. un plaisir a voir et revoir.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The MacGyver of Africa !

At 14, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from found materials and scrapyard parts such as a broken bicycle, tractor fan, melted plastic pipes, bamboo and used copper wires, working from rough plans he found in a library book.

Enjoy his story on his blog with a short movie awarded at Pangea day

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ray Lamontagne

Blue eyed soul crooner Ray Lamontagne has a new album out, Gossip Against the Grain. The record is filled with hopelessly romantic and melancholy tunes. Perfect for those cold autumn days. The YouTube is from an older performance at the BBC when Ray was promoting his previous album, Till the Sun Turns Black. His new album is featured on his MySpace. February 24th LaMontagne will play the Orangerie in Brussels.