Sunday, June 07, 2009

windmill of creativity

part of an old Sanka Coffee ad (thanks: artSpark!)

I've been meaning to post a photo
and song of my cousins group
Sidesaddle, in Ca. They used to
be an all lady group, but I hear there's
at least one male in it now.

She plays the mandolin.

This song is from Daylight Train, 1991.
song title: Callin' In The Cows

I was told about one site that has a very creative

look at Dantes Divine Comedy.

It takes a while to load, if patient,
you won't be disappointed.

I found this one in one of the links:

Wood Smoke from Fredo Viola on Vimeo.


ratatouille's archives said...

Good Morning! C.M.,
C.M. said,"It takes a while to load, if patient,
you won't be disappointed."

Oh! No!...downloaded pretty least on my computer.
And all I can say is...

...Wow! That kind of reminded of "Heaven and_ _ _ _"
and I most definitely, wasn't disappointed!...Once again!
Thanks, for the ad, videos, quote and I'am about to check out the song!
DeeDee ;-D

ratatouille's archives said...

Typo corrected: Wow! That [video] kind of reminded [me] of "Heaven and_ _ _ _"
This song is from Daylight Train, 1991.
song title: Callin' In The Cows

Nice! Upbeat!...Tempo!
Tks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

mum said...

Wow is right. Brambilla's work is impressive. I'll look at it again.

But for right now, I have to say the Wood Smoke video gave me the same kind of buzz as Tibetan chanting did, back in the days when I did that kind of stuff. Powerful.

The guy in the Sidesaddle group calling in the cows with his mandolin - his name wouldn't be Sue, would it?

I'm off. Got to take care of Mz Cybèle's oeuvre - I'm sensing a bardo thodol thread in there, somewhere... let's see... "Somewhere in between the worlds, two travellers and a unicycle..."

See ya.

Coffee Messiah said...

dcd: Thanks for taking a look and listen. Impressive and am sorry I never took these kinds of courses.

mum: Er, the lady playing mandolin is my cousin, Kim. The song is from the early incarnation of the group when it was all women ; )

mum said...

well whoever's playing plays a mean mandolin, cm.

California Girl said...

Your cousins' group is quite good. I also got a kick out of the Prof. Irwin Corey photo and quote. I remember him but do not recall if he was a regular on someone's show or just popped up all over the place.

ArtSparker said...

Hey, I had an idea EXACTLY LIKE that Divine Comedy...that guy totally ripped me off.


Eat your heart out, Gustav Doré.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

;) wonderful....all of it! hope you're having a divine weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi, C.M. I do like the Sidesaddle tune but was mesmerised by the Wood Smoke one by Fredo Viola. Incredible visuals! Too, looks like I'll have to install a new Quicktime driver in order to see the Dante workings( GAH! )

Merle Sneed said...

CM, the video loaded quickly and was very cool. I love your cousin's group!

tony said...

Hi Coffee.A Lot is packed into this Post!Loved them all.......Hey a Mean Fiddle!
I,ve been AWOL from the Internet for a day so this is a fine start to the week!

Kurt said...

I enjoy those old Sanka ads and I've used a couple in OPE zine.

Anil P said...

I hope coffee did help solve the "cross" exchange.

Lovely instrumental music. Please point me to the lyrics.

Anonymous said...

It took a while to load, but I wasn't disappointed. Very deep imagery. I have to think about this some more.

Coffee Messiah said...

cg: He was everywhere back then.

subT: Had to do the same myself.

merle: Thanks for listening. Haven't seen nor heard her for years now ; (

tony: Thanks.

kurt: A bit more interesting compared to the ads today.

anil p: It's an instrumental ; )

ef: It's quite a piece of work.