Thursday, March 27, 2014

Exploring Salvador Dali with The Argillet Collection

Salvador Dali used to work with this art collector/enthusiast called Pierre Argillet. Over the 30 years they've worked together, Pierre's collection of Dali's sketches have grown to a significant amount - significant enough for a small exhibition at Red Sea Gallery in Dempsey Hill, Singapore!

I first spotted the roadside banner calling out this exhibition and couldn't help but want to explore it myself - I mean, it's Dali, one of the most famous artists of all time, the master of Surrealism! 

This exhibition was the first time any of these artworks appear in Asia. 

The Burning Giraffe, but not the painting

Sorry for putting a filter on this sketch.

Exhibition runs till 20 April 2014. 
Entrance to the exhibition is free.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

This week in Shazam history

Just this week, Capital FM played a bunch of movie soundtracks in conjunction with Oscars (a fact that they seemed to have to announce before and after every song is played). My favourites from among that playlist are the below: 

And then BFM played this cover of Cream's Sunshine of your Love - wah, I didn't know a cover could sound almost better than the original. 

And this week in Pearl Jam 101 (it feels like I'm finding one PJ song or another every week), Given to Fly. This song came out when I was starting Standard 1, hehe.

Another one I'm pretty sure I found on BFM - Aqualung's (Why do I keep typing Aqualunch?!) Strange and Beautiful. WOW. SO. NICE. Probably my favourite find of the week. This song was released in 2002, but I think it sounds pretty "in" for today's tastes. 

Swedish folk rock and psychedelic band Junip's little gem called Line of Fire. Not sure if this came out in Breaking Bad or something 'cos it turns up in my search results. But GAH what a good find. I don't mind listening to this stuck in a jam.

In a formula, Oasis - Noel Gallagher = Beady Eye

Note to self: Thom Yorke's experimental Atoms for Peace