Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ray Bradbury

                                                                             Al Kamandijati in Jenin

                                         A  Farenheit 451 situation, only now they burn ouds not books...
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Julien Schnabel


Julians's Pajamas caught on camera at the American Colony Hotel, East Jerusalem

Alix de Meauny

                        Singing like a pro at the Legacy Hotel, East Jerusalem, last Friday.
                         A Brit-Frenchy Edith Piaf was born...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Silvester Stalone

Jericho Training Facility. last Sunday

The Presidential Guard (Palestinian Authority), in their macho black uniforms,
 when deciding what colour to use for fumes went for pink... 
Almost a Karl Lagerfeld fashion choice...
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Michael Hendrickx

Drummin' on at the Legacy Hotel, East Jerusalem

Monday, March 09, 2009

Philip Barrett


Last Friday at Zan's, inspired gig from the Ramallah Jazz Squad ( Philip Barrett, trumpet, Christoph Schult, piano, Mike Hendrickx, drums, Oystein Bru Frantzen, bass plus a sax player I can't find his name). A young Palestinian tells me the story of when, drunk and fearless, he decided to fulfill his dream of finally seeing the Sea, and up he went, no ID, nothing, on his way to Jaffa. The Gods  granted him his wish (in the form of a breach of security at a check point) but he almost had to pay the feared 12 days in an Israeli prison for a West-Banker found in the wrong side of the Green Line without a proper permit. He confesses to have been overwhelmed by the experience of being close to the Sea. Someone told me that it might be as high as 90% the figure of  West-Bankers that never saw the Mediterranean, although it's never more than 50 km away... For a native of Lisbon, used to the companionship of the ocean, that statistic is horrifying...
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Monday, March 02, 2009

Hani Amra

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An exibition of Modern photography in Ramallah, where I found these impressive works by Hani Amra.

André Aciman

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Another book-piece for the puzzling memoirs of Alexandria between Rommel and Nasser...