Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The French Border.




Copyright, 2017.  JanePublic_Inc.
Location: The Basque Country, Spain.

Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird



Congrats Greta, I have a feeling this is gonna be well received... it's your singular voice -captured.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Paying respects to Ingmar - Sweden, Faro


                                       http://www.bergmangardarna.se/en/

 #neverforgotten
#ingmarbergman
#baltic_sea



Great seeing Spicey at last night's Emmys back - at his flying podium again - and with a really great sense of humor.
bye.



 

tired
ˈtī(ə)rd/
adjective



Sunday, September 17, 2017






 


'Lines Of Resolution' being published internationally in the UK/US next month.




A critique that I was asked to write and design about the current state of tangible, and non-tangible, states of DIY technology. bye.


tan·gi·ble
ˈtanjəb(ə)l/
adjective
  1. 1
    perceptible by touch.


    antonyms:abstract
    • clear and definite; real.

      antonyms:abstract
      #FILMSTRUCK
      #Criterioncollection
      #FILMCOMMENT




Just got my editing laptop back from the tech nerd lab, as it has been recovering from a 3-month long open-heart surgery stint. New board (used+cheap), upgraded memory and faster graphics CPU speed now- so he claims. Still getting used to being back in the saddle again with my existing portable technology, and have my fingers crossed that everything will work now as planned and that the dreaded Apple spinning wheel will not come back to haunt. Battery life and climate change are not debatable matters anymore, as they both now have concrete storming evidence, with victims present. I should be lucky, the month for Halloween hauntings is a few months away and the computer should work at least until then. High Hopes, like the Amityville house on Ocean Drive once proclaimed on its pretty green front lawn. bye.



Saturday, September 16, 2017


  

Rat Ward Radio


RIP


" I'm 87 years old...I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there's nothing. Like there was before I was born. I'm not really into religion, they're all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you've interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call..... Hey, brother. That's great, man. Yeah, I'm being interviewed... We're talking about nothing. I've got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He's stopped asking questions."

~ HARRY DEAN STANTON


Thursday, September 14, 2017

#lackofcommunicationskills

   The new 'age' of plugging into your convo.  bye.



The 'Slaying of the Spaniards' and the recent Basque decree repeal.


 
 
              
          
  
            http://www.nabasque.org/whaling.html
 
Until only recently, Spaniards could be shot- and killed- legally on sight in Iceland.


 

The Beguiling nature of Fashion Week 2017.



#Kirsten Dunst
#theBeguiled
#givemearidetotheeventplease
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017






1. A green screen or a blue trench coat jacket is used as a backdrop in chroma key Joker card photography, which is a process that replaces a solid-colored background from behind the living or deceased actor subject of a photo (or video) with a new background. ... 2.Removing and replacing photo backgrounds requires two things besides the subject matter ... 3. Digital camera. ... 4. A computer. bye.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

To embrace a fog.

/fôɡ,fäɡ/ noun noun: fog 1. a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km). "the collision occurred in thick fog" synonyms: mist, smog, murk, haze, ice fog; More archaic sea smoke; literary brume, fume "we can't set sail in this fog" •an opaque mass of something in the atmosphere. "a whirling fog of dust" •Photography cloudiness that obscures the image on a developed negative or print. 2. something that obscures and confuses a situation or someone's thought processes. "the origins of local government are lost in a fog of detail"

 #nofilters


Monday, September 11, 2017

9.11 #NEVERFORGET



  

rip  Jimmy R. and Sarah L.(2nd tower)  Never forgotten. ever. promise.


Sunday, September 10, 2017



            https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2017/


The White Rose memorial visit (Munich).

 

r.i.p. Sophie Scholl.
#neverforget

The date was February 22, 1943. Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie, along with their best friend, Christoph Probst, were scheduled to be executed by Nazi officials that afternoon. The prison guards were so impressed with the calm and bravery of the prisoners in the face of impending death that they violated regulations by permitting them to meet together one last time. Hans, a medical student at the University of Munich, was 24. Sophie, a student, was 21. Christoph, a medical student, was 22. One day in 1942, copies of a leaflet entitled “The White Rose” suddenly appeared at the University of Munich. The leaflet contained an anonymous essay that said that the Nazi system had slowly imprisoned the German people and was now destroying them. The Nazi regime had turned evil. It was time, the essay said, for Germans to rise up and resist the tyranny of their own government. At the bottom of the essay, the following request appeared: “Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them.” The leaflet caused a tremendous stir among the student body. It was the first time that internal dissent against the Nazi regime had surfaced in Germany. The essay had been secretly written and distributed by Hans Scholl and his friends. Sophie Scholl and her brother were arrested in the lobby of their university and later executed by beheading by Hitler's Nazi regime for treason based on the leaflets they had created and printed to educate other students.
                 
                                
                            
                           
Freisler and the other accusers could not understand what had happened to these German youths. After all, they all came from nice German families. They all had attended German schools. They had been members of the Hitler Youth. How could they have turned out to be traitors? What had so twisted and warped their minds? Sophie Scholl shocked everyone in the courtroom when she remarked to Freisler: “Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare to express themselves as we did.” Later in the proceedings, she said to him: “You know the war is lost. Why don't you have the courage to face it?”
bye.
 

Ode to Tobe Hooper.

 
RIP Tobe Hooper and Marilyn Burns.

#whydthevanhavetorunoutofgasinTexas!!?


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wiseman speaks in new interview.


link: http://www.purenonfiction.net/pn-55-frederick-wiseman-titicut-follies-ex-libris/
                                                                        


Congratulations, Leslie. I'm still blown away.
Let's see what Jerry Brown does this time.

In Bavaria.









Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Meeting with the nuns of the Dachau concentration camp.








 The Nuns of Dachau.
 copyright, 2017.

Heinrich Himmler, as police president of Munich, officially described the camp as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners." It was located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the northeastern part of the town of Dachau, about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany. Many Catholic priests were arrested and placed into the camp, and to this day nuns pray for the priests that died in the barracks under the Nazi regime.

https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/stop12.html



bye.


     









Newark Wheels, 2017.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

coffee_break and thinkin' bout the good ole days.

 
Just received some pics from when I was in the Punk rock/east coast music scene prior to getting into art school and film. Not sure my approach to creating music or creating visual images has changed at all, my approach remains the same. Make and create from your gut and use whatever is available to you in order to fulfill your vision. Technology indeed has made this all much easier for the artist. Thank you Steve Jobs and Bill Gates- forever grateful. And, Black Blag and Flipper too ...


bye.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Surfs up


 Surfs Up, 2017.