Thursday, August 25, 2016

About the preservation efforts of relic & legacy.

Sell-Out Roth.

Charles is rolling around in his Vermont farm grave - pissed off.
And Jill is writing her sequel to 'Life Wish' called 'Roth Death Wished'


GOP 2016.

Ann's shortest 'deportable' book tour ever.

Maybe Ann should join Michelle Obama and kickstart(er) a November 2016 reality show now, like ASAP. $$$

The art of multiple takes.


 annnnndd - Cut!  It's a wrap!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kodak active labs directory link and Jesse Lerner.
Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary’s authority and dismantling understandings of identity, history, and nation. The interdisciplinary essays in F Is for Phony discuss a broad scope of works and explore issues raised by “fake docs” such as the fiction/documentary divide, the ethics of reality-based manipulation, and whether documentariness derives from form or reception. Defining the borderline between fact and fiction, the contributors reveal what fake documentaries imply and usually make explicit: that many documentaries lie to tell the truth, and that the truth is relative...


Integrating archival sources with pseudo-documentary fabrications, Jesse Lerner’s work delves into the tangled legacies of Mesoamerican antiquarianism, revealing how archaeologists, art historians, and museum curators have, for centuries, fashioned various theories about pre-Columbian civilizations from the stuff of colonialist fantasies and ingenious forgeries. Structured around five key vignettes in this history, Lerner’s films combine travelogues, newsreels, and educational films to examine the claims of various experts like early-20th century “dean of the Mayanists” Sylvanus G. Morley and archaeologist Michael Coe, longtime curator of Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. As is the case with so much of what takes place in the shady world of forgers, it’s difficult to know how to evaluate the statements that Lara makes.” Lerner’s work retains an aggressively hybrid nature, shuttling between collage animations, talking-head interviews with both real and imaginary experts, and hand-processed images. Bits of found footage, Lerner has explained, “have been taken from their original context and used to create a new narrative. About half of the images and audio are mine. Like the forger, I have attempted to artificially induce the illusion of age onto the surface of some of these original materials to match the visual quality of the archival materials.” Lerner thereby comments on the nature of documentary itself, and our desire to believe the inventions of an artist as historical fact. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

There is only one Mickey (forget the mouse).

Rourke will forever be the ONLY 'Pope of Greenwich Village' I will know and accept. Rourke rules, no matter what he does or what comes outta his mouth. He keeps it real. bye.

My main goal,” curled up in an oversized club chair in a private VIP room off the lobby of Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa del Mar, “is to avoid any negativity that might enter my consciousness. If I’m not aware of it, then it’s not real. It doesn’t exist.” - RenĂ©e Zellweger on aging in Hollywood.

My supposed doppelgänger has directed this video.

Oh we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh we're not gonna take it anymore
We've got the right to choose it
There ain't no way we'll lost it
This is our life, this is our song
We'll fight the powers that be just
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong
Oh we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh we're not gonna take it anymore
Oh you're so condescending
Your gall is never ending
We don't want nothin', not a thing from you
Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do
Oh Oh
We're right (yeah)
We're free (yeah)
We'll fight (yeah)
You'll see (yeah)
Oh we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh we're not gonna take it anymore.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

and you need a home film laboratory too .. .

bye. bye.

The 16mm guillotine film splicer.

For a film editor, this tool is synonymous to what a wrench means to a plumber. And you get the same kind of minor body injuries during utilization repair work. That said, I choose the guillotine over Final Cut Pro anyday of the week. bye

The good ole days before multiplexes, IMAX and synths.

                   bye bye 42 street :(

                    and bye bye to my Norfolk punk music scene too (guitarist for Jermflux in the 90's) .. .
           Once a musician always a musician -despite my move to film.

I love you, Cara. xo

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Popcorn time.

Custom built homemade make-shift 16mm/8mm film theatre with unbuttered popcorn.


NYC Public Library 16mm film / tape archive.
                                           You go get that shot camera man- Damn!
                 And YOU go find that sound ya need man -Bye!


Diamonds are forever (Diamond Dave is too).

Last night I dreamt that David Lee Roth stage dove into a crowd during a Van Halen Foxwoods resort performance and no one caught him. The crowd dispersed when he hit the ground. Then, he was assassinated with semi-automatic rifles by a pack of local homegrown radicalized terrorists. The rapid fire shots were popping louder than Eddie's whaling guitar solo on the song, 'JUMP ' - and DLR looked really shocked and stunned that he was going out like this, killed by terrorists at the cheesy resort. The terrorists were strictly focused only on shooting at him, everyone else was allowed to get away via the fire exit and he was lying on the ground trying his best to pose 'selfie style' for the surveillance cameras he noticed on the walls of the room as he was on the floor dying. I remember thinking that he had really made history now. And, that Donald Trump would probably start using his old song 'Unchained' at his remaining rallies and describe Roth as an ole pal of his and Roth as an immigrant New Yawker when he worked in NYC as an EMS ambulance driver after the Halen break up (true fact). I will try not to have another dream like this tonight. That said, 'Unchained' is really a great song. Seriously. I think I had the dream because I heard on the news that Sammy Hagar is almost 70 and wants to make peace with the Halen brothers after smearing them for years in books and on interviews. Must be nice to be able to cause so much damage in peoples lives and then get old and say, 'ya know what, sorry. I was being bitchy.' That said, it does seem that Roth has kept himself very real over the years, never shifting his honest big mouth and ego. He does appear to be the bigger person out of them all. Unfortunately, he did not survive the shooting in the dream. But, it was only a dream I must keep telling myself.



Friday, August 19, 2016

no thanx mr. Roboto

After doing extensive research on 'Vocoders', I have decided to manipulate vocals using the essential textbook basics (treble, bass, pitch EQ and layers). As cool and modern and cheap as technology has gotten, there is always that risk that you could end up sounding like a really bad Drake or Maroon 5 chorus line. Ummm, no thanks. Not interested. No desire to bling anything here. Keepin' it real with my Fender tube amp and a couple of run down BOSS pedals. The batteries are not dead yet, I know that because my tongue is still buzzing.                   

The very best of 80's 'Cold War' cinema.

GoPro camera on Hot Wheels!

The video was created by using a GoPro Hero4 and besides the transition from tunnel to tunnel, it’s not helped along at all by video editing. “Each section worked on its own from tunnel to tunnel,” they explain in the video’s description. “The cart is powered entirely by gravity at all times.”
The clip puts you in the driver’s seat of a Hot Wheels car as it hurtles down 8 expertly crafted pieces of track connected by ‘teleporting tunnels.’




The life and times of those who have done CBGB's

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Cinerama dome still standing since 1963.

Established in 1963 and built to inspire the construction of more theatres with this shape design worldwide (600 to be exact) with the same architecture. Gorgeous, still gorgeous. Bye.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Film equipment storage room with ZERO heat control.

bye meaning please go away Mr. and Ms. Heatwave.  bye again...

Karen Finley - nuff said.

Not sure if there are many performance artists out there doing their thing at Karen's caliber. 
She took on the National Endowment of the Arts and the Supreme Court in defense of artists rights against censorship, and of course she won. I love Karen and I always will. She's one of a kind. And she's a great mother, too.

Another Horrible Closing.


I knew something was going on with the Sunshine, but not this!  Wtf. Totally horrible news. Goes to show what poor leadership can do to really great things I loved the Sunshine and what it stood for (particularly early on). Well, simply stated - this just sucks. Bye. 


Happy never sappy.

So excited to see Michael Haneke's new film, 'Happy End.'  Haneke's work is always pure and absolute brilliance.