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Glengarry Glen Ross: The Music


Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent dramatic film, adapted by David Mamet from his acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name.

The music for this great movie is composed and selected by James Newton Howard, an eight-time Academy Award nominated American film score composer, orchestrator, and music producer, better known for his frequent collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan. He is one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood because of his rich and critically acclaimed resume. He is well known for his highly emotional and powerfully subtle music, supplying his talent to an array of films such as The Fugitive, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, the two Christopher Nolan Batman films; Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Hans Zimmer, Peter Jackson's King Kong, I Am Legend, and most recently, Green Lantern.

Get mad you son of a bitch. Get mad.


Alec Baldwin in his role as Blake in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross.


Always be Closing.

Watch Alec Baldwin performing one of the best scenes in the movie Glenngarry Glen Ross in his role as Blake.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.

Coffee’s for closers only.


Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent dramatic film, adapted by David Mamet from his acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name.

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Coffee’s for Closers Only
Wednesday, 30.09.2015

Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent dramatic film, adapted by David Mamet from his acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name. The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how they become desperate when the corporate office sends a representative to "motivate" them by announcing that, in one week, all except the top two salesmen will be fired. The film, like the play, is notorious for its use of profanity, leading the cast to jokingly refer to the film as "Death of a Fuckin' Salesman". The actual title of the film comes from the names of two of the real estate developments being peddled by the salesmen characters (Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms).

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Trevor Jackson
Tuesday, 03.06.2014

Trevor Jackson has been working at the forefront of audio and visual culture for over 20 years. The London based Art Director, Designer, Moving-Image maker and Producer’s work has been exhibited at the ICA, BALTIC, GUGGENHEIM and BARBICAN, as well as on countless, seminal record covers. With its emphasis on visual as much as musical artistry and innovation, Jackson’s iconic OUTPUT RECORDINGS label set a new aesthetic standard that prompted critics to declare it this decade’s equivalent to Factory.

Jackon has just updated his website.

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True Blue, by Madonna and Stephen Bray


True love
You're the one I'm dreaming of
Your heart fits me like a glove
And I'm gonna be true blue baby I love you
I've heard all the lines
I've cried oh so many times
Those tear drops they won't fall again
I'm so excited 'cause you're my best friend
So if you should ever doubt
Wonder what love is all about
Just think back and remember dear
Those words whispered in your ear, I said.

Kazuo Ohno, dancer, japan

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Branden Collins
Monday, 10.02.2014

Kazuo Ohno (October 27, 1906 – June 1, 2010) was a Japanese dancer who, along with Tatsumi Hijikata, is attributed with the origins of the dance form known as Butoh.

Butoh – or Ankoku-Butoh (Dance of Utter Darkness), typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience. There is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all.

Kazuo Ohno was born in Hakodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, on October 27 in 1906 to a Russian-speaking father who was the lead of a local fishermans cooperative and a mother who was an expert in European cuisine and played the zither and organ. Although a poor student, Ohno demonstrated an aptitude for atheletics in junior high school, ultimately graduating from an atheletic college in 1929. During his time at Japan Atheletic College, he was taken by an administrator to see a performance by renound Spanish dancer, modernist and femenist Antonia Merce. This performance would change his life and inspire a later work entitled, "Admiring La Argenitina", regarded as a classic Ohno piece. 

In 1938 Ohno was drafted into the Japanese army, another pivotal experience which seemed to have contributed greatly to his work and the development of the Butoh style. Initially drafted into the Japanese Army as a lieutenant, Ohno later rose to captain. He fought in China and New Guinea, where he was captured and interned by the Australians as a POW. The war and its horrors provided him with inspiration for some of his later works, such as Jellyfish Dance, thought to be a meditation on the burials at sea he had observed on board the ship transporting soldiers back to Japan.

Ohno started his career comparatively late, presenting his first recital, a joint performance with Mitsuko Ando, in 1949 in Tokyo, at the age of 43. Although not the ideal in many other dance disciplines, his wrinkled, worn body proved perfect for the Butoh expression. 

Mr. Ohno remained active virtually his entire life. His last performance outside Japan was in 1999 at the Japan Society, where he presented a retrospective called “Requiem for the 20th Century”. His last Japanese performances were in 2007. Past his 100th year, he began to push himself to the most extreme expressions of Butoh and at times “danced” with his hands alone or crawled on all fours to communicate with his audience. On June 1st, 2010, at age 103, Ohno, in death, was swept back into a darkness which he  express so elegantly and poetically thgroughout his life. It was written of him that his very presence was an "artistic fact".

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P A N D R O G E N Y : 0 3 Communication

The third installment in a series of ongoing "micro-films", presented by The Young Never Sleep studio.

Direction: Branden M. Collins
Costumes/Choreography: Branden Collins, Madeline Moore
Co-Direction/Colorist/DP: Brian Smith
Sound Design: NEVR (Omar Ferrer)
Special thanks: Cando Cal & Zaneta Hodari

More information on: www.theyoungneversleep.com


Daisies (Sedmikrásky) 1966

Věra Chytilová (born 2 February 1929) is an avant garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. Banned by the Czechoslovak government in the 1960s, she is best known for her controversial Czech New Wave film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies).

Daisies is known for its un-sympathetic characters, lack of a continuous narrative and abrupt visual style. Chytilová states that she structured Daisies to “restrict [the spectator’s] feeling of involvement and lead him to an understanding of the underlying idea or philosophy”. The film was banned within Czechoslovakia upon its initial release in 1966 until 1967 due to its depictions and imagery of wasting food, but in 1966 the film won the Grand Prix at the Bergamo Film Festival in Italy. Daisies cemented Chytilová’s career both nationally and internationally.


Love is Only Good When It Hurts
Baden Powell and
Vinícius de Moraes – Canto de Ossahna

Ossanha is an spiritual entity, one of the Orixás worshipped in African and Afro/Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda. Ossanha is the Orixá responsible for the ritual and medicinal leaves and plants. The music tells about a very common use in Brazil, the witchcraft for love.


Aldo Tambellini’s BLACK (1965)

The Black Film Series, a sequence of seven films made between 1965-69, is a primitive, sensory exploration of the medium, which ranges from total abstraction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, the Vietnam War and black teenagers in Coney Island. This first installment, simply entitled BLACK, was created entirely without the use of a camera. Tambellini physically worked on the film strip, treating the emulsion with chemicals, paint, ink and stencils, slicing and scraping the celluloid, and dynamically intercutting material from industrial films, newsreels and broadcast television. Abrasive, provocative and turbulent, the series remains relevant even today and is a rapid-fire response to the beginning of the information age and a world in flux.


La Vitesse Et La Pierre

"La Vitesse Et La Pierre" is an epic short film created with audio and still images. A film about the restrained Iris and the fleeting Bernard and the solitude that unites them. It is a fun, poetic, melancholy and a highly visual voyage. "La Vitesse Et La Pierre" was created by film director Igor Zimmermann and photography duo Frode Fjerdingstad and Marcus Palmqvist. The film was produced by B-Reel Films in collaboration with Whyred.

Liberian Girl
You Know That You Came
And You Changed My World,
Just Like In The Movies,
With Two Lovers In A Scene
And She Says:
"Do You Love Me"
And He Says So Endlessly:
"I Love You, Liberian Girl"


"Liberian Girl" was the ninth single to be released from Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. The song was written as early as 1983 and was among those considered for The Jacksons' Victory album. It was reworked and rewritten for Bad. The song was released as a single in Europe and Australia.

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What the heck is Plink Flojd?


Seriously? Okay let us find out. Read full explanation here.

george harisson

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Thursday, 13.12.2012

George Harrison’s black leather jacket, worn on stage during numerous early 1960s Beatles appearances, was the top lot in Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale, yesterday 12th December 2012, making £110,450

Collectors hurry to Bonhams for further eclactic items yet on hold.

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An Interview with Director Joe Wright and Sam Taylor-Wood about his Work for Chanel.


“I am only ever nervous if I am not proud but I'm proud of it.”
Joe Wright is an English film director best known for Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna. His has also completed a 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina. Joe Wright was commissioned by Chanel to direct its legendary campaign for CHANEL No.5.

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Every cutie wit a booty bought a Coogi


Hypnotize is the Grammy-nominated hip-hop song recorded by American rapper the Notorious B.I.G. It was released as the first single from his album Life After Death in December 13, 1996. 


Koudlam Brother

Directed, shot and edited by Frederik Jacobi
Music by Koudlam, Label Pan European Recording

"Last night I took in French recording artist Koudlam at the Austrian Cultural Forum on 52nd. Koudlam describes his music as electronica/tropical/psychobilly; duly apt. The vibe was very Easton Ellis party piece; first scene of The Informers moody or alternately Less Than Zero coke-fete-montage creepy jubilance. Maybe it was the sunglasses. While sucking on an imported bottle, Koudlam crooned (think time-stretched "Bela Lugosi's Dead"), virtually motionless in front of a laptop. All told, the performance and vibe added up to a sort of Vangelis featuring Jim Morrison collaborating on a cocktail of Adderal and THC vibe." By The Silent Flute.


Crybaby by Cookies

Described by Interview magazine as a "hip hop infused electro pop" genre, Cookies is a band from New York City specializing in popular music.

Qompendium likes their approach of a physical representation of music in 2012 and, after making a couple 10" vinyl singles for their early work here they come with  a new single  "crybaby", and a crybaby pillowcase - hand-sewn pieces, in different colors and sizes. In an an invisible, mp3 era, why not mark a musical work by a pillowcase rather than a CD, or tape, or record. Clever people. We love.

grace kelly, monaco

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Grace, You are too Tall
Monday, 23.04.2012

Grace Kelly's first commercial featured her spraying a can of insecticide around a room. Early in Grace Kelly's career, when she was auditioning for plays, many casting directors found her to be too tall as she was reportedly 5'6"-5'7".

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Banana Bazaar by Non Collective
Tuesday, 17.04.2012

Nat Thomson aka A Silent Flute has been mixing one thing or another for over ten years, first in Baltimore (where he penned the definitive history of Baltimore Club for Wax Poetics) and now in NYC (where he gets all his good music tips from yoga instructors), but always on The Internet. You might know the A Silent Flute name from the long running and obscure (Underpublicised) mix series hosted on his blog, where he trots out the most far-out records from his deep collection.

He has also mixed for the likes of Mad Decent, Mishka, Test Pressing, East Village Radio, AOR Disco, SlamXHype and some suburban Persian club promoters one time in 2002, where he may or may not have been forced to play trance. On Banana Bazaar he connects the dots between euro-reggae, '80s tribal-jazz, African grooves and Brazilian jam sessions.

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Monday, 12.03.2012

Q: "Now take a fountain pen, twist the top and a highly concentrated mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid dissolves all metals."

James Bond: "Wonderful for poison pen letters."

Q: “Pay attention 007!”

You got the memory of a fucking fly.


Ed Harris in his role as Dave Moss in Glenngarry Glen Ross.

You want to know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes brass balls to sell real estate.


Alec Baldwin in his role as Blake in the movie Glenngarry Glen Ross.

You’ve got a big mouth... now I’m gonna show you an even bigger one.


Kevin Spacey in his role as Williamson in the movie Glenngarry Glen Ross.

They say that it was so hot in the city today, grown men were walking up to cops on street corners begging them to shoot them.


Al Pacino performing as Ricky Roma in Glenngarry Glen Ross.



Alec Baldwin performing one of his best roles as Blake in the movie Glenngarry Glen Ross.

Blake: You see this watch? You see this watch?
Dave Moss: Yeah.
Blake: That watch costs more than you car. I made 0,000 last year. How much'd you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here - close! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don't like it, leave. _I_ can go out there tonight with the materials you've got and make myself ,000. Tonight! In two hours! Can you? Can YOU? Go and do likewise. A-I-D-A. Get mad you son of a bitches. get mad. You want to know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes BRASS BALLS to sell real estate. Go and do likewise gents. Money's out there. You pick it up, it's yours. You don't, I got no sympathy for you. You wanna go out on those sits tonight and close, CLOSE. It's yours. If not you're gonna be shining my shoes. And you know what you'll be saying - a bunch of losers sittin' around in a bar. 'Oh yeah. I used to be a salesman. It's a tough racket.' These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers. I'd wish you good luck but you wouldn't know what to do with it if you got it. And to answer you question, pal, why am I here? I came here because Mitch and Murray asked me to. They asked me for a favor. I said the real favor, follow my advice and fire your fucking ass because a loser is a loser.


Freaks don’t come for free
by Julien Love

Freaks don’t come for free
by Julien Love

non collective, david macfarline, london, music

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Non Collective
Tuesday, 19.04.2011

The Noncollective team is a secret society of young templars and music alchemists with a taste for the obscure, whether European records, Japanese commercials, Belgian waffles, Algerian pop stars, Twin Peaks, Italian porn stars or teutonic beats and even topless girls in denim shorts. They like spending their days lazing under the Mediterranean sun while listening to Brazilian guapas singing about love. When night falls they like to fill the dancefloor with the sounds of Italian disco divas on acid and watch the dance floor beauties go crazy. In real life the Noncollective is a group of friends scattered mostly around Europe who get together all sharing the same passion for music. It is a superb example of what a handful of people can achieve armed merely with their love for everything out of the ordinary.

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Blow Up
Friday, 01.04.2011

Blow-Up is directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1966, ploting of a British photographer's accidental involvement with a murder, inspired by Julio Cortázar's short story, "Las babas del diablo" or "The Devil's Drool" (1959, translated also as Blow-Up, and by the life of Swinging London photographer David Bailey. The film was scored by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.

The film stars David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Tsai Chin and Gillian Hills. The 1960s model Veruschka has a scene considered by Premiere as "the sexiest cinematic moment in history". The screenplay was written by Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, with English dialogue by British playwright Edward Bond. This film was produced by Carlo Ponti, who had contracted Antonioni to make three English-language films for MGM (the others were Zabriskie Point and The Passenger). A must-see!

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Say Goodbye: Hiroshi Sato feat. Wendy Matthews
Tuesday, 21.12.2010

In 1982, Japanese musician Hiroshi Sato and Australian singer-songwriter Wendy Matthews met, and travelled to Japan to record lead vocals for Sato's fourth album, Awakening, which was released in June on Alfa Records.

Listen to this great piece here.

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denmark, soul music, average fruit

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Meet Coco and Robin of Quadron
Tuesday, 23.11.2010

Qompendium agrees with Gilles Peterson, Pharrell Williams and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem: Quadron is soulful, experimental, contemporary and a must-have compact disc on your rack.

Quadron was formed when Robin met Coco, a 16-year-old ingénue influenced by such artists as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and especially Lauryn Hill. As the duo started working together, they took their time, slowly forming the lush, groovy sound that encompasses Quadron.

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William de Vaughn
Friday, 17.09.2010

A tribute to William De Vaughn, the American singer-songwriter, best known for the hit song "Be Thankful for What You Got". De Vaughn wrote "Be Thankful for What You Got" in 1972, and spent around 0 for its development.

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A Thriller He Was!
Thursday, 24.06.2010

We all know this but just for the record:

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of 0,000. Assisted by producer Quincy Jones, Jackson wrote four of Thriller's nine tracks. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated by various sources as somewhere between 75 and 110 million copies worldwide, and as the best-selling album in the United States. Seven of the album's nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammys.

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Lies run sprints but the truth runs marathons.


Michael Joseph Jackson

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Michael Jackson Sample Map
Wednesday, 23.06.2010

Ethan Hein has an interesting approach on Michael Jackson and other musicians sampling his work into their music.


Checkt it out on Ethan Hein's Flickr to download it.

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