29 November 2008

Yehudith Ravitz, "Forgiveness", '80s -'05

I think this clip is from the beggining of the '80s. History!
a very young Yehudith Ravitz singing 'Slichot', ('Forgiveness') a classic israeli song based on a poem by Leah Goldberg.


You came to me, to open my eyes.
To me your body was a view,
A window and a mirror.
You came as night comes to the owl
To show him, in the darkness, all things.

And I learned: There's a name
For each eyelash and fingernail,
And for every hair on the exposed flesh.
And the scent of childhood,
The scent of paste and pine,
Is the night aroma of the body.

If there were torments -
They've sailed towards you.
My white sail into your darkness.
Allow me to go, oh allow me to go
And kneel on the shore of forgiveness.

- Leah Goldberg (1911-1970) - translated from hebrew by Chanah Shuvaly

and the next is 30 years after. 2005. Yehudith Ravitz remember the very song that opened doors for her when she was 22.

28 November 2008

"Balloon" for Illustration Friday

this time I use a drawing posted months back. I hope you'll enjoy it.
for a bigger hi-res version you can go to my gallery in Flickr.

have a nice weekend, guys!

26 November 2008

please, come back to sushi

Ministry of Agriculture of Japan started a campaign to bring back japanese people to traditional diet based on rice, veggies and fish - the new 'american diet' of BigMacs is producing big health problems already in the island.

(topic and video, from Good Magazine)

13 November 2008

woman in sepia

"Kill off all my demons, Roy, and my angels might die, too."
quotation of Tennessee Williams in the movie "Transsiberian" (2008)

go to a bigger version.

10 November 2008

This make you dance, if you want or if you don't

Daito Manabe programed electric pulses in his PC, them connect it to his face. This is the result:

9 November 2008

summer night and Star Wars sketches

a new drawing, "Summer Night" - for a hi-res bigger version, go to my Flickr page.

thanks to Lines and Colors, to Michael Heilemann - throught them I arrived to these wonderful Star Wars storyboards.

8 November 2008

"Wise" for Illustration Friday

for a high resolution bigger version, go to my Flickr page and click on All Sizes.

have a nice weekend, everybody!

2 November 2008

last laughter before the elections

Joe the plumber was supposed to appear at a John McCain rally today, but didn’t show up. Yeah. So, apparently, the guy really is a plumber.

Yesterday, the Secret Service arrested a man who climbed over the White House fence. Yeah, the Secret Service told the man, "Get back here, Mr. President. You have two more months."
— Conan O'Brien

Did you all see Barack Obama’s infomercial? I especially liked the end, where Barack rose to the heavens on a cloud. Wasn’t that unbelievable?
-Jay Leno

And how about last night, when Barack Obama had his half hour infomercial TV special. I mean, thank God! It’s about time this guy got some media coverage, don’t you think?

I thought it was one of those heartwarming infomercials. It had a wonderful ending. In the final scene Barack Obama is adopted by Angelina Jolie.

On a campaign bus trip, John McCain actually snubbed Sarah Palin. But to be fair to McCain, Palin was busy shooting squirrels outside the bus’s rear window at the time.
- Dave Letterman