Lloyd Kahn discussing his publishing history (including Whole Earth Catalog, Domebooks 1 &2, Refried Domes, Shelter, and Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter) and giving a tour of his own self-built home and surrounding property.

I had the pleasure of meeting Lloyd last year after attending a lecture he gave in Brooklyn - a very sweet, very inspiring man.



A 1971 interview with the first curator of photography at the MoMA, NY - Beaumont Newhall.

too important for words, reblogging to watch tonight


Jammin’ the Blues is a 1944 short film in which several prominent jazz musicians got together for a rare filmed jam session. It featured Lester YoungRed CallenderHarry EdisonMarlowe MorrisSid CatlettBarney KesselJo JonesJohn SimmonsIllinois JacquetMarie BryantArchie Savage and Garland Finney. Barney Kessel is the only white performer in the film. He was seated in the shadows to shade his skin, and for closeups, his hands were stained with berry juice. The movie was artfully directed by famed still photographer Gjon Mili, edited by former MGM film editor Norman Granz, with lighting and photography directed by Robert Burks (his first credit in this field), and released by Warner Bros. Producer Gordon Hollingshead was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Short Subject, One-reel. Working with Harold Eugene Edgerton of MIT, Mili was a pioneer in the use of stroboscopic instruments to capture a sequence of actions in one photograph. Mili did not serve as cinematographer for this film, but Blues uses multiplied images that in many ways recall the multi-image still-frames done with the strobe. The imaginative use of the camera makes this film a minor landmark in the way that musicians have been filmed.


Jam Session is a 1942 short film, directed by Josef Berne, which shows Duke Ellington and his orchestra performing C Jam Blues.


In the Street is a 16-minute documentary film released in 1948 and again in 1952. The black and white, silent film was shot in the mid 1940s in the Spanish Harlem section of New York CityHelen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee were the cinematographers; they used small, hidden 16 mm film cameras to record street life, especially of children. Levitt edited the film and, subsequent to its first release, added a piano soundtrack composed and performed by Arthur Kleiner.


i, an actress (1977)


H2O, ralph steiner (1929)


Afterschool (2008) dir. Antonio Campos


D’Angelo - Shit, Damn, Motherfucker (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 2000)

On deck with the dream team of backing bands including: ?uestlove on drums, Spanky on guitar, Pino Palladino on bass and backing vox by Anthony Hamilton.

am i the only person who doesn’t like anthony hamilton?
d’angelo, please, oh please make new music.