The silly symphony - the skeleton dance 1929 disney short.

he Skeleton Dance is a 1929 Silly Symphonies animated short subject produced and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks. In the film, four human skeletons dance and make music around a spooky graveyard - a modern film example of medieval European “danse macabre" imagery. It is the first entry in the Silly Symphoniesseries. In 1994, it was voted #18 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.


setting the mood 

Silly Symphony - The Skeleton Dance (1929) Disney Short
Return of a starchitect, Frank Gehry's new projects

Two new projects of renowned starchitect Frank Gehry (1929) have been revealed this month, the Biomuseo in Panama and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Perhaps most known to the great public for his iconic designs for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Dancing House in Prague, and his own house in Santa Monica, Gehry continues to develop new projects at his high age. One of his future designs is the Arts Resource Center in Arles, initiated and financed by the Luma Foundation, an increasingly important player in the art world.

The Biomuseo is the architect’s first work in Latin America. Situated at the Amador Causeway in Panama the colourful building is a real eye-catcher. The building is 4000-square-metre and has eight galleries. It is meant to represent the Panamanian landmass that rises out of the ocean bringing together the continents of South and North America. The museum revolves around the idea of Panama’s biodiversity. Unique in the curriculum of Gehry, the blocky structure is distinguished by the different colours, fitting the cultural spirit of the South American countries. However, is this innovating enough? Probably not.


The Biomuseo in Panama 

Almost simultaneously Gehry unveiled in Paris, in one of its oldest parks, the new building for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The ‘cloud of glass’ was commissioned by France’s wealthiest man and president of the French luxury goods group LVMH Bernard Arnault. The massive glass, metal and wood structure appears to float ethereally over a part of the park. Beside several galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions the edifice has a restaurant and an auditorium. The later will be the playing field for German band Kraftwerk for eight days in November. After their successful concerts at MoMA in 2012, Tate Modern in 2013, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf in 2014, the band will perform once again its entire body of work at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The Foundation and Gehry himself could not wish for a better inauguration of this ‘cloud of glass’. Starchitect Gehry knows how to keep us amazed, hopefully for more years to come.  


Fondation Louis Vuitton in Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Google rinde homenaje a María Izquierdo
El buscador dedicó su doodle de este jueves al natalicio de la artista originaria de Jalisco; la pintora mexicana Maria Izquierdo retrató el nacionalismo, las tradiciones y la feminidad en sus obras.

Google celebra este jueves el natalicio de la pintora mexicana María Izquierdo con un doodle que ilustra el estilo pictográfico de la artista originaria del estado de Jalisco.

El doodle fue elaborado como una de las creaciones de Izquierdo en tonos cafés y colores más llamativos que conforman las letras del nombre del buscador sobre una mesa con un arreglo de flores, similar a los que pintaba la artista, quien también aparece al borde del cuadro.

María Cenobia Izquierdo Guitérrez nació el 30 de octubre de 1902. En 1928 ingresó a la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes y también asistió a las Escuelas de Pintura al Aire Libre, donde tuvo grandes maestros como Antonio Caso y Manuel Toussaint.

Su mayor influencia fue Rufino Tamayo con quien tuvo una relación sentimental entre 1929 y 1933.

La obra de Izquierdo, que impulsa los principios del surrealismo, se caracteriza por reflejar el nacionalismo lleno de color, además de retomar las costumbres y tradiciones de México. También hace referencia a la mujer, la maternidad y la feminidad.

Al igual que Frida Kahlo, María Izquierdo es considerada una de las artistas que rompieron con las restricciones impuestas por una sociedad machista.

En 1955, la artista falleció en la Ciudad de México a causa de una embolia.

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music clip of the day


No background. No foreground. Three lines, intertwining.

Dewey Redman (1931-2006), tenor saxphone; Malachi Favors (1927-2004), bass; Ed Blackwell (1929-1992), drums; “Paris? Oui!,” 1969



art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Duffy Circus, Ireland, 1967


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Noooovember Show is Hap-PAWning This Week!

Noooovember Show is Hap-PAWning This Week!

Our November Show is this Sunday, November 2nd!  So, don’t be a turkey and miss this month’s positively PAWsome Line(P)UP ! The comedy show goes DOWN at 7:30pm, at our beloved Tailwaggers Pet Store (1929 N. Bronson in Hollywood). Arrive early for our 7pm Pre-Show red carpet event, where all dogs are VIPs (Very Important Pups).  Devour some free beer and PUPcorn, while you and your Furry Date…

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The 1929 Dow Jones Chart that Has Everyone Spooked


Presented by Ben Rand

Weekend Trader


Almost a year ago, there was a chart zipping through Wall Street inboxes that showed an alarming parallel between the Dow Jones in 1928-29 and the last few years.  The similarity is frightening because in late October 1929, the DJIA lost nearly 25% of its value in the span of 2 trading sessions, “Black Monday” and “Black Tuesday”.  This dramatic market selloff erased the gains of the “Roaring ‘20s” and eventually led to an 89% loss in the averages.  This was the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression, which resulted in World War 2.  

To quote Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme”.  

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Mick The Miller is the most famous greyhound of all time.  He was born in 1926 in the village of Killeigh, County Offaly, Ireland at Millbrook House, the home of parish curate, Fr Martin Brophy. 

In 1929 Fr Brophy decided to try Mick in English Greyhound Derby at White City, London. On his first trial-run, Mick equalled the  track record. Then, in his first heat, he broke the world record, becoming the first greyhound ever to run 525 yards in under 30 seconds.

Over the course of his English career he won 36 of his 48 races, including the  Derby (twice), the St Leger, the Cesarewitch, and the Welsh Derby.  He set six new world records and two new track records.