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G@tto: On SALE in South Sardinia

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas?

'Evening Standard', Dec. 1946 - David Low (1891-1963)

December 21, 2012

Psy's Gangnam Style: One Billion Hits Today!

"Psy hits all the symbols of Gangnam (Seoul rich area) opulence, but each turns out to be something 
much more modest, as if suggesting that Gangnam-style wealth is not as fabulous
as it might seem."
From Onsemiro's blog 'My Dear Korea'.

[officialpsy video HERE and crazy Seoul live concert HERE]

[GameNewsOfficial video HERE]
[offtv video HERE]

Deeper inside the meaning, now...

THE ATLANTIC wrote: ''The video is rich with subtle references that, along with the song 
itself, suggest a subtext with a surprisingly subversive message about class and wealth 
in contemporary South Korean society''. [MORE]


December 15, 2012

Ben's Blackboard on Le Mur...

Le M.U.R. - # 133 - BEN - December 14, 2012



December 03, 2012

November 29, 2012

Creating 'Le Mur'... in a few hours!

Le M.U.R. - # 132 - Les Sœurs Chevalme - November 29 - 2012

[Elodie and Delphine Chevalme]

November 10, 2012

Mr Nasti squats the Paris' subway map

Le M.U.R. #131 - NASTI - November 10 / 2012


November 08, 2012

Chasing Ice On A Melting Planet

Icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean in Disko Bay, Greenland.

James Balog's photos and stories bring the reality of climate change to light, and are 
chronicled in the new film "Chasing Ice." 

Watch the trailer (there is a limited release on November 9 in New York).

[Sep 4, 2012 by ]

Asking for more 'ice melting' images and info? Yes?
[Image: ©University of Colorado].

A few links...

John Cook: Skeptical Science

[by Giacomo Cardelli]

* * *

November 07, 2012

Take the Blue Train, Tonight...

... blue is the color of hope, tonight.

(John Coltrane ts, Lee Morgan tp, Curtis Fuller tb, Kenny Drew p, Paul Chambers b, Philly Joe Jones ds).

And yes, finally Americans took once more the right train!

October 25, 2012

Le Mur featured by Smole

Le M.U.R. - Smole - October 25 / 2012

[Hi hi! lhave a look HERE!]

October 16, 2012

BlogActionDay 2012 or The Power of WE

October 15, 2012: over 2,378 registered blogs from 111 countries 

and probably up to another 1,000 un-registered blogs took part 

in Blog Action Day to discuss the Power of We.

[Click for Blog Action Day live coverage]

Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, 
interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. 
Past topics have included environmentwater, climate change, poverty and food with thousands of blogs, big and small, taking part.

One-Week Tour of a C@t, in Paris.

Touring friends in Paris is always a good thing to rediscover and update your own knowledge of the city.



October 06, 2012

Katre climbed Le Mur, today.

Le M.U.R. - # 129 - Katre - October 6 / 2012

September 20, 2012

Kashink's colours on Le Mur Ober

Le M.U.R. - # 128 - Kashink - September 20 / 2012

September 16, 2012

There was a 'Notte Bianca" in Sanremo...

... yesterday.
Here is a personal choice of attractions...

- a Senegalese drumming group, 'Soul of Africa':

- a funny entertainment 'float-and-roll-on-water-and-stay-dry':

- and absolute latin rythm, in the street:

Yours faithfully,

September 01, 2012

Le MUR presents: Shaka

Le M.U.R. - #127 - Shaka - September 1 / 2012

[Sebastien Desmedt / Vimeo]

August 20, 2012

3rd 'Canicule' Day in Oberkampf, Paris...

... a good reason, if any, to migrate to the coast!

[Sanremo from 'la Pigna' hill'].

August 17, 2012

August 01, 2012

Green & Cheap Accomodation in Paris...

Save your money while visiting Paris, this summer accomodation is for you to rent!

Affordable short term rental in Oberkampf, one of the trendiest Paris' nightclubbing areas, 
two steps away from Le M.U.R. and the legendary Café Charbon.
At the foot of the Eiffel building, in cité Griset, an open air studio, one bed, kitchenette, toilet,
daily free shower allowed thanks to urban irrigation, autonomic system of outdoor lighting.

You're ready for the hottest nights in the capital.
[Contact: Charlie, 4, cité Griset, 75011 Paris - Parmentier/Ménilmontant subway stations].  

July 28, 2012

Mao's Revolution for 'Ever' on Le Mur.

 "People were walking, enthusiastically, when the capital appeared in the eyes of the communist soldier" [Ever].

Le M.U.R. - # 125 - EVER - July 26-28/2012

EverSiempre site


July 14, 2012

I definitely HATE the NEW BLOGGER!

Twice I've expressed my dissatisfaction with the new Blogger interface:
- October 06/2012: How could Blogger do this to G@tto?
- April 05/2012: Not Sure 'the New Blogger' is welcome!

The first time, it was kind of a test, you still could use the old version, but the second 
time the changes were applied permanently. No way back, no choice, finished! 
Freedom, with Blogger-blogging, was over.

This dissatisfaction has rapidly evolved into a rage that literally chokes me every time 
I want to publish something, and images in particular.
What emerges from this is a clear decrease in the number of posts per month on this 

blog - this decrease being directly connected with the need to reduce the number of 
my uncontrollable anger attacks!

In this struggle for survival, your faithful blogging-c@t, is forced and compelled, after 
six years of friendly collaboration with Blogger, to abandon 'the traitor'to find a more 
welcoming platform... if any.

Have a pleasant 'Bastille Day', you all in France!

Yours faithful,


and so on.

July 13, 2012

Le MUR: Too late to unchain Hondo's wall...

Le M.U.R. - # 124 - July 12/2012 - HONDO's installation didn't last longtime !

Below: that was yesterday afternoon's happening, with the installation of Hondo's work on 
the Oberkampf wall, (with the help of Thom Thom). 

In fact, today, I thought that someone, by night, had probably ran out of chains... Nope! 
That's actually was, and is - because the show goes on - a performance in several stages
chaining and unchaining that poor wall... again and again. OK, that's it.
But nobody told me! Aaargh! 
[2 pics by Lazarewitch]

July 07, 2012

Storm of a jewelery in Paris/Oberkampf

A motorcyclist rolling on the sidewalk almost bumped my neighbor Fifi, this morning. 

[The blue shop right hand - StreetView]
Fifi wanted to yell after him,  
but something in the look of 
the guy made ​​him change his 

Three other bikers arrived and
the four of them attacked the 
jewelery at 75, rue Oberkampf.
Fifi found the time lapse very 

long when he called the police 
from a nearby shop, while 
hearing gunshots.
When at last firefighters and 

police arrived, the four guys 
had already left, having robbed 
and injured the jeweler and his 

PPG is not here, nor is it qualified, to relay this type of event, but Police and media are 
silent, to avoid tarnishing the Capital reputation... particularly in summer time, when hordes 
of tourists flock into the city​​.

Did I say 'summer time'? Now, this is hard to believe!

Le Parisien, [the next day], : 'Paris : Les braqueurs tirent sur les bijoutiers'.

June 30, 2012

Etienne Chouard at TEDx Republique Square, Paris

"In 2005, before the European referundum, while teaching economics and law, 
Etienne Chouard looked closely to the draft version of the European Constitution
What he discovered changed him forever. He woke up, policatilly. 
Since then, and independently from any political organizations, he warns us against 
our apathy, denounces our responsibility and wants to restore the true meaning of 
His motto : a Constitution written by citizens and representatives selected by sortition."


June 23, 2012

June 13, 2012

'End Sexual Harassment' day needs you!

Blog and Tweet today to #EndSH !

When Lara Logan broke the silence and CBS could reveal what happened to her in Tahrir 
Square the night of Moubarak resignation, the veil fell and Egyptian women were finally 
able to publicly denounce what over two thirds of them suffer daily - which is although 
a shame for the country.
Whatever the reasons behind these brutal attacks on women - particularly singled out  
in Egypt among other Muslim countries - it was time to denounce this outrageous behavior.
Its resurgence since the fall of the regime suggests that this could be now a means used 
by the military to hold off at least women from Tahrir's democratic claims.

Check this: Sexual Assault as Political Tool: 'Men Attacking Women at Tahrir Square' 
[Sarah A. Topol/The DailyBeast]
كلام بيقولوا رجالة للي بيعاكسوا البنات في الشارع

"Egyptian activists declared Wednesday June 13 as the day to write about sexual
harassment on social websites and blogs in an effort to combat the rising level of  
sexual violence in the country."
"Female protesters and visitors to Tahrir square reported a dramatic increase in sexual 
violence against female activists over the past week, which led many to believe that 
the incidents are part of an organized plan by the state to intimidate protesters."


During the previous protest, on June 8th...
"An anti-sexual harassment demonstration organized by over 20 Egyptian women’s 
groups in protest against the recent escalation of assaults in Cairo’s Tahrir Square 
was attacked about an hour and half after it began by unknown troublemakers."
[Read more on BikyaMasr]

The "End Harassment" campaign went on line in 2011, promoted by the HarassMAP 
"Egypt’s most effective organization that has been tallying incidents of harassment across the country
in an effort to help assist women when they traverse what has become and almost war zone-like 
atmosphere. Harassment is everywhere, but the online campaigners say it can end."
[June 21/2011, Joseph Mayton].


June 02, 2012

A Tunisian Journalist Call, via Le M.U.R./Facebook

You are a Tunisian street artist or one of your friends is... or maybe you have a good knowledge  
of the GRAFFITI / URBAN ART scene in Tunisia... Will you please be so kind to leave a comment on  
LE M.U.R. right HERE? 
A Tunisian journalist - aiming to present an overview of Street Arts spreading around in Tunisia 
since the spring revolution and the departure of Ben Ali - will get in touch with you.

... Throughout Tunisia, giant murals of ordinary people replaced large portraits of Ben Ali. 
In the gutted ruins of government buildings, the burned husks of presidential palaces, and other locations like 
billboards, walls, along streets and the Porte de France, in Tunis, they aimed to provoke discussion ‘in a world 
turned upside down or inside out’, transforming the streets and areas of social conflict into new arenas for 
discourse and dialogue."

Any question about URBAN ART in Tunisia... like why? when? where? how?
Find the answers on Brandon Letzinger's essay 'Creating the Political: Street Art after the 2011 
Tunisian revolution.
Le MUR-asso, official site.

May 27, 2012

Now this really is enough with that Assad dinasty!

- It is inconceivable that a criminal, under the pretext 
of being the leader of a country, have a right to life 
and death over his people.
- It is inconceivable that the action of the international 
community could be prevented or slowed by despicable 
considerations of diplomatic order
- How happens we still are unable to recognize and stop 
from its beginnings another escalation leading to such 
a massacre
- How happens we still are so impervious to the 
lessons of history?

#Syria #Assad

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