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Archive June 2009

Multimedia Box: Jean Michel Jarre and Lights In Egypt

June 30, 2009 by · 5 comments

Jean Michel Jarre is one of the most popular composers and performers of electronic music. His concerts are impressive productions of light. His album Oxygene is one of the most successful albums worldwide. This clip is part of his concert in Egypt on the eve of 2000, The Twelve Dreams of the Sun, which celebrated […]

Sutra of the Robin

June 30, 2009 by · 31 comments

George Fillingham Photo: Sister72             “ . . . y en un abrir los ojos nos morimos.”*             Octavio Paz I have raised robins, many thought abandoned. Many were. I have raised them from what looked to be A bundle of pin feathers and quills with bright wide beaks, Or some naked but for hinted wings, bulged […]

Artist of the Week: Anders Peev

June 28, 2009 by · 58 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the musician Anders Peev Who is Anders Peev and what should we know about him? I’m a composer and musician with my musical roots in both traditional Swedish folk music and Metal. My parents came to Sweden from Bulgaria and Finland as fugitives during the Second World War. I grew up […]

You Can Never Receive Enough Sex Education

June 27, 2009 by · 2 comments

Interview with Sex Education by trilby*foxglove A four-piece pop band from Liverpool. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, it shouldn’t. Here is something energetic, sassy and really fresh. When Chris Ward, Zoë Alex, Kai Sheen and Chris Barlett created Sex Education, their primary concern was obviously not to put out a sound that the music industry […]


June 26, 2009 by · 1 comment

Tanya Kolyovska Photo: Joe Shlabotnik Across a well of autumn rays The street sets out For the sky. The trees stream down molten. Homeless dogs Warm the sidewalk. The shadows vanish.

On Friday Evening

June 26, 2009 by · No comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: dawnzy58 On Friday evening, on my way home where someone is waiting for me my wings grow out and I become a swallow. Perhaps birds have their hidden compass: they know exactly when to return, where their nests are.

Unrequited Love

June 25, 2009 by · 1 comment

Drew Logan Photo: erix! She wrapped her drunken fist around the neck of the almost drunk bottle of pale yellow gin

What you hear is one winter

June 24, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: trialsanderrors What you hear is one winter to another, heads or tails one side staggering the other moving closer though it will rain soon –midair the way you clip some dazzling jewel and your dress blossom while you are still inside covered with snow, the sun half struggling, half underwater toward the […]

Summer Ablutions

June 23, 2009 by · No comments

Donal Mahoney Photo: lepiaf.geo Stunned by July in a hammock he remembers the apricot wife no longer here one curler more and the flutter of leaves in the orchard the sound of trees

Artist of the Week: Steve Hubback

June 21, 2009 by · 4 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the metal craftsman and musician Steve Hubback When and how did you get started in making gongs and sculptures? From 1980 til 1989 I made a living only by music and I could never find the gongs and unusual sounds I was looking for. So, in 1990 I was in Aarhus […]

Multimedia Box: Karunesh

June 19, 2009 by · 3 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva & Velina Vateva Karunesh was born in Cologne, Germany in 1956. He released his first album ‘Sounds of the Heart’ in 1984, which quickly became a classic in the New Age genre. More albums followed and Karunesh became established as one of the best known artists in that genre. He has lived in […]

Yessenia Quiros: Photography is True Artistic Expression

June 17, 2009 by · 22 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with Yessenia Quiros When and how did you decide to become a photographer? It’s been a long process. About twelve years ago, while on my honeymoon, I was taking pictures with a disposable camera and photographed some crabs and some landscapes. It was like discovering a new world, since then, I’ve been […]


June 17, 2009 by · 1 comment

Barry George Photo: kennymatic This morning he stretches out, yawning and wagging his tail for no reason; for every reason— for the One reason. If I could put it into words I’d be a cat.


June 16, 2009 by · 5 comments

Mariana Velichkova Photo: ricardo.martins Do not let our lives pass like a river flowing calmly… We should be drawn to the water that in its rush has hidden in itself innumerable broken drops and…strength.

Nancy Jensen: As soon as I was able to write, I started writing down the things I imagined.

June 15, 2009 by · 1 comment

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with writer Nancy Jensen Nancy Jensen is a graduate of the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Northwest Review, Other Voices, Under the Sun, ACM: Another Chicago Magazine, and The Louisville Review. She is presently at work on a […]

Excerpts from Window

June 15, 2009 by · No comments

Nancy Jensen Stories: The Ones I Married Ever since I can remember, I have thought of myself as divorced. It started with my mother—trim, bright-eyed, thirtyish—with a sense of self-assurance so powerful that, for much of my childhood, I believed she had created me by herself out of sheer force of will. She made it […]

Artist of the Week: Iness Rychlik

June 14, 2009 by · 1 comment

A short story about the memory of photography Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Iness Rychlik How does photography extend to the way you see the world? I have always loved observing things around me, but photography has taught me to be more precise in the way I see everything and I now dedicate a […]

He Left His Dreams

June 13, 2009 by · No comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: jenny downing He left his dreams in the neon city inhabited by gilded statues with sick light in the eyes. He closed his suitcase, locked the door and went. At the bottom of it he has thoroughly folded the melody he bought from a street musician on the pier;

Learning a new language is no baby talk

June 11, 2009 by · No comments

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: woodleywonderworks The best time to learn a new language is around teenagerhood and beyond. Yes, learning at a younger age is always an advantage and young children absorb a new language faster if they are immersed in the respective culture. But they also forget it easier if they are removed from […]


June 11, 2009 by · No comments

Yassen Vassilev Photo: orvalrochefort in a city under glass lid chafed knees will rub the rails will print the map of the net she-wolf romulus and remus synchronicity and constant the neon eyes will blink rails and tunnel through time metro tomorrow yesterday today