For the first time last night I had a Turkish music experience that I liked; I had heard Turkish pop music back home (not my cup of tea); but if I remember it correctly Turkish pop music was an epidemic for sometime in Iran, the same was with Indian music, musicals and romance films, which had been exported legally and illegally from Bollywood. At any account last night’s Concert and Oud Recital was different and I very much enjoyed it. Oud master was Osman Nuri Ozpekel and the singer, with a very soft and rich voice, was Ayce Yesim. My favorite song piece was Yine bir Gul-Nihal aldi Bu Gonlumu, when Osman joined Ayce briefly. It was and a very calming piece composed by Ismail dade Efendi (1778-1846). Also my preferred Oud piece was Ferahfeza Sazsemaisi composed by Serif Muhittin Targan.
Dave Calver illustrations are under my attention these days, especially his New York subway pieces. Although his black and with works reminds me of Philip Guston, in his other pieces exists a placid fantasy; the quality that make me think of Paul Klee.
Hoax (2006) directed by Lesse Hallström story wise is a B+ movie that mingled with masterful decoupage and talented performers becomes an A+ production. Richard Gere plays brilliantly; definitely one of his best performances.
And Café Vivian is the place where I do my work these days. It is with in Princeton campus and it's open till late every night, which suits me fine.