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August 07 2018


i12bent: Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Aug. 7, 1935 - 1977) was a blind American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments. He was known for his vitality on stage, where virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting and his famous ability to play a number of instruments simultaneously…


i12bent: Dutch exotic dancer and spy, Grietje Zelle, was born on Aug. 7, 1876 and shot for espionage in 1917… She seems to have spied for both the French and the Germans.

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from Ordinary Finds - Emil Nolde (August 7, 1867 – 1956) Self-Portrait, 1917

“He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century. Nolde spent a lot of time in Denmark and was a Bohemian celebrity in Copenhagen at the turn of the century…”

August 06 2018


jazz bass player Charlie Haden (August 6, 1937 - 2014)

August 03 2018


i12bent: Today’s great musical birthday is that of Satchmo - Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpetist and vocalist: b. Aug. 4, 1901 (d. 1971) Glorious colour shot of Armstrong by LIFE photographer John Loengard, 1965

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i12bent: Witold Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – 1969) was a Polish novelist and dramatist. His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. Photo by Bodhan Paczowski, 1965

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from Ordinary Finds - Tony Gleaton (August 4, 1948 – August 14, 2015) Un Hiijo de Yemaya, Hopkins Belize, 1992

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July 31 2018


i12bent: Today [Aug. 1] is the birthday of fashion maestro, Yves Saint-Laurent, who died in 2008 just short of his 72nd birthday… Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1999

July 19 2018


from Ordinary Finds: Edgar Degas, Two Dancers

“The great French Impressionist Edgar Degas was born July 19, 1834 (d. 1917). Degas preferred to label himself a realist painter, and he is among the finest chroniclers of aspects of contemporary Parisian life. His canvases of the performing arts are his most famous works, particularly his numerous depictions of dancers.”


from Ordinary Finds: Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 - 1979) speaks in Frankfurt in 1972 to influence the release from prison of his former student Angela Davis.

“Marcuse’s critiques of capitalist society (especially his 1955 synthesis of Marx and Freud, Eros and Civilization, and his 1964 book One-Dimensional Man) resonated with the concerns of the student movement in the 1960s. Because of his willingness to speak at student protests, Marcuse soon became known as ‘the father of the New Left in the United States’, a term he strongly disliked and disavowed. His work heavily influenced intellectual discourse on popular culture and scholarly popular culture studies. Many radical scholars and activists were influenced by Marcuse, such as Angela Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Rudi Dutschke, and Robert M. Young. Marcuse’s 1965 essay ‘Repressive Tolerance’, in which he claimed capitalist democracies can have totalitarian aspects, has been criticized by conservatives. Marcuse argues that genuine tolerance does not tolerate support for repression, since doing so ensures that marginalized voices will remain unheard. He characterizes tolerance of repressive speech as ‘inauthentic.’ Instead, he advocates a discriminatory form of tolerance that does not allow so-called ‘repressive’ intolerance to be voiced.”

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July 14 2018


i12bent: Two of the best readers of the 20th C. share this birthday: Jacques Derrida (July 15, 1930 - 2004) & Walter Benjamin (July 15, 1892 - 1940, suicide)


i12bent: Rembrandt and Saskia in the Scene of the Prodigal Son in the Tavern, c. 1635

“Rembrandt van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history…”

July 02 2018


i12bent: Anyone else feeling a bit Kafkaesque today..? Born on the 3rd of July, Franz Kafka, Czech-born Jewish-German writer (1883 - 1924), author of excellently absurdist short stories and novels…

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June 30 2018


Olivia de Havilland (born July 1, 1916)

She turns 102!


i12bent: Olivia de Havilland (b. July 1, 1916) is a British-born, American film and stage actress with two Academy Awards to her name. She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Along with her sister, de Havilland is one of the last surviving female stars from 1930s Hollywood. She is also the last living lead cast member from Gone with the Wind


i12bent: Leslie Caron (b. July 1, 1931) is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), and Gigi (1958)…


i12bent: Ilya Bolotowsky (July 1, 1907 - 1981): In the Barber Shop, 1934

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June 29 2018


i12bent: John Pike (June 30, 1911 - 1979): Village Green, 1945

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