Rotary Connection 1967
The first the world heard from the amazing voice of Minnie Ripperton in this eclectic psychedelic soul ensemble.
Andy Kellman wrote on allmusic:
The most inexplicable aspect of Rotary Connection’s debut is that its strange and experimental qualities are often referred to as charming but dated, while Love’s Forever Changes (released the same year), a record that is just a shade less bizarre and no more psychedelic, is universally viewed as timeless. There’s no mistaking that this is hardly a flawless record — this band, more an experiment than anything else, was only beginning to find its feet. For every cover that radically reshapes the original and either stuns ears or elicits screams of blasphemy (“Like a Rolling Stone”), there’s one that falls completely flat in its blandness (“Soul Man”). And for every original that is rife with otherworldly melodies and luscious combinations of countless musical styles (“Memory Band”), there’s something like the ghostly “what you’ve just heard” audio collage/megamix that closes out the album (“Rotary Connection”). The consensus seems to be that this is the only essential record this group released, and that they were such an oddball entity that this is all one can take of them. That’s just plain silly, evident from any number of the sparkling moments found on the LPs that followed. Minnie Riperton had yet to take the spotlight she deserved in this group — so in a sense, this could be seen as the least-representative Rotary Connection record, as fascinating as it is.
"I’m not afraid of you, Mr. Lawler, because let me tell you something. True, I only wrestle women, but I’ve wrestled women that are a lot bigger and stronger than you."
1932, oil on tin, 31.7 x 35 cm, private collection (collection of Mr.&Mrs. Manuel Reyero, New York)
Gift to my followers : a gorgeous photograph of Nobuyoshi Araki ( from the serie Kinbaku Raisan, 2008 ).
" Monochrome photos represent death, so I want to resuscitate them. I want to add erotic feelings, passion, the warmth of the body. I’m not trying to do painting on a photographic basis, just trying to believe in the photos and reveal them in painting ” Nobuyoshi Araki in Taschen book.
- By Salvador Dali - 1918
- Vilabertran church tower
- Oil on canvas, 32,4 x 41,6 cm
- Private collection
Photographe japonais né en 1940.Fasciné par les femmes, les fleurs et le bondage…
"I still love Selena no matter who I’m married to. She was my first love, but never my last. I just hope Selena is happy where she is." -Chris Perez
Ugh, I know I shouldn’t do things like this to myself, but they were so cute. ): RIP.