Simplon Orient Express Turkey 1950
Photo: Jack Birns
City Beach 1976
Photo: Henry Wessel
Car on bridge 1938
Photo: Fred Stein
New York 1960
Photo: André Kertész
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper at a UNIVAC console, 1957. Hopper developed the first computer compiler on the UNIVAC and was instrumental in the development of the COBOL language.
信濃の国 原始感覚美術祭2014 ―水のうたがき
２０１４年８月２日[土] － ９月７日[日] 会場 西丸震哉記念館 木崎湖畔 大町市街
Photo: Eva Besnyö
"Admit It" by Ambitious Lovers from Greed (Live, 1988)
Having started with Arto Lindsay’s ’90s solo albums, going backwards in time in his discography is strange. I don’t remember Lust (1991) clearly and I’d have to re-listen to it to compare it with Greed, but I remember enjoying it too. Although Ambitious Lovers could be fit into the New Wave genre, Matthew Weiner was very accurate when he wrote for Stylus in 2004 that this was actually an ambitious project for Arto Lindsay.
I think this performance shows pretty well that he had to adapt his style to the music and viceversa. Not only because of his characteristic guitar, but also notice, for example, that at the end of the song, the multi- instrumentalist on the right start banging a cymbal and that it goes unnoticed until you see him and realize of that noise at the back.
Another observation that Matthew Weiner does is that the tracklist is greatly balanced, especially for a listener — like him — who wasn’t used to hear Arto Lindsay doing New Wave: “And just as you start to think you can’t stand it anymore, on comes on Brazilian tracks like ‘Caso’ or ‘It Only Has To Happen Once’, where you forget where you are and how you got there and just get…lost”.