Friday, August 30, 2013

Effects pedals for live performances that have seen better days. bye.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

He died from heart failure on a day off from work.

You are what you eat.  It's all up to you. But what dies (that's an accidental typo for the word "does")  eating have to do with any of John Hughes movies? Nothing. Perhaps Hughe's work is so good and so timeless that he can now posthumously stare at his critics from above and  script write his next master work titled, "Eat 'em and smile." He did die of an unexpected heart attack at such a young age, but that didn't seem related to a lack of creating any beauty or from taking a Ferris Bueller's day off.

Hughes was responsible for that derelict term "Brat Pack" and with that he created such an incomparable cast of hooligan actors custom built to hilariously protest (and support) everything that his general relaxed attitude brought to what he wrote and directed for them to interpret on-screen. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, and his list goes on and on.So, you're right- No he didn't make "Wargames" which is a classic (John Badham made that film before making, "Blue Thunder") that included brat members Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick but he did write, "National Lampoon's Vacation" with Chevy Chase and cast bratter Anthony Michael Hall. SO the moral of this blog is to cut the guy some slack for dying young. John Hughes was and is great. Enjoy what he has delivered. And adhere to the Ferris Bueller philosophy of living and take a day off from work today. Make beauty from attitude. bye.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Off-The-Grid grassroots community established internet = wow (NSAhowulikeusNow??)


"A two-way mirror (as confirmed by a using a discrete fingernail test)?... really? so why such dishonesty about it?,  Jane asked bluntly and with a flat affect? "Why a blurred, dusty & filthy glass window staged with such cheap blinds? Btw muttering behind any two-way glass can still be easily heard. And why so offensively in this comfortable little room? Jane began thinking again. "It seems to be far more logical to observe the behavior of people through a much more reliable lens devised to seek "the truth"- past history.
After reflecting about being burnt by someone, it appears that a two-way mirror is an absolute failed idea for finding truth. So let's talk about this in a rearranged format- Why does swelling music in Oscar bound films always inspire us and makes us pay to Hollywood a lot of our honestly earned money$$$... Answer-  because it is absolutely crooked, contrived and dishonest. There is nothing truthful about making people feel a certain way (emotionally) by using any combination (or a single) of musical notes. You still feel burnt.

Cases in point: Titanic, Terms of Endearment, Love Story, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Old Yeller.

Life is about getting burnt and seeing if you have enuff stamina to get back up off of the floor and back into the game again. And that is why these movies make so much money$$$. These movies get up from the floor and are released every single Friday despite any film industry dollar failures. They just keep churning these stupid suckas out .
Hollywood logic is strange as hell, yep Heath.  The End.

Gary Stevens for President !

My singer (left side) from my Virginia/DC punk rock days with Jermflux, Gary Stevens has located+reconnected with moi(yours truly). a collaboration is in discussion. He is currently creating amazing sounds with his grindcore + performance band from Richmond, Mutwawa.
Punk's Not Dead.  Stay tuned. bye.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

So strange how eerily similar the original 'The Great Gatsby' film is to Bergman's 'Fanny and Alexander' as objects of study.  Social stratification, belly bouncing laughter, simmering champagne and group dancing disguising misery, adultery, betrayal, hedonism and interpersonal mayhem. One wonders why ppl crave to have so much, so badly. Selfish by nature, I presume.

Less is more - The greatest thing any person can learn about art. And life balance.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Equine PTSD (howdoulikedemApples)

Equine PTSD.  Horse recovering from a self inflicted injury. Horse has No trust in people.
Ponyhood trauma. Rumored to have met a Svengali stallion at (her) birth and dance training ranch. omg. After self injury the horse _renamed itself, "JOBS" even though it never had a name to begin with. The horse began blatantly building up an independent empire and was no longer allowed to participate in the ranch company franchise (as ordered by the Board). So it (this horse) started his (or her) own company and called it Apple. It happens like this always.  It is best described like a non-demonic possession. Or an unexpected crying spell. Something inspires the unimaginable.  And then alas. What a rebel...with noble cause...trauma becomes reprogramming- a Rename (computing), rename of a file on a computer, as Poetic justice!

A transport one cannot contain
May yet a transport be —
Though God forbid it lift the lid —
Unto its Ecstasy!

A Diagram — of Rapture!
A sixpence at a Show —
With Holy Ghosts in Cages!
The Universe would go! bye.

The film, "Searching for Bobby Fischer" can be equally as moving. And inspiring. If you really needed to know.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

In the ring?

Stay tuned for Jane Public -top secret- upcoming film production ringside news...

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The Northeast is now the front line in a huge fight for the right to know what's in the food we eat and against big corporations' influence on our politics.
Monsanto, the giant food and chemical company, has been fighting against state GMO labeling laws, which would require food makers to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. And since there's mounting scientific evidence that GMOs could be harmful, the right to know what we're eating is important.
Despite Monsanto's opposition, two New England states—Connecticut and Maine—have passed GMO labeling laws. Connecticut's was signed by its governor in June, and Maine's will be signed in January.
If New York and just two other Northeastern states pass similar laws, the entire region will have GMO labeling, striking a blow against Monsanto's corrosive influence on our politics. It could also then make economic common sense for Monsanto to label GMOs across the country, BYe.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Curb your dog.  Keep New York Clean.

woof, woof.  the grand power of household plastic garbage bags used for poop. 

Lowery Ordeals and Texan Sainthood Before Chess

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a very beautiful film (especially because this writer entered this premiere screening expecting very little). Cinema as poetry despite a hand clapped soundtrack (literally) that accompanied old pick up truck door slamming and Carradine's fatherly growling voice. Rooney's subtle mouth twisty gestures and Texas landscaped nuance makes this film a strange and immediate classic. And it feels, because it actually is, as long as any boring hard-to-find Russian novel.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

There is a mystery called  'inspiration.'

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rest In Peace and smile Karen  (Black)


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Donate to this skater park for local skater kids

Also, a recommended viewing of Susan Sontag's screentest still...

// test screening//

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Monday, August 5, 2013

This is what a fancy burger looks like when cheese is sprinkled on top of crunchy french fries with a slavic waiter who does not speak one single word of french, yet expects a good tip. bye. But wait (not to be confused with the word "waiter")...the Bush doctrine encouraged a boycott of "french" fries in order to show Western ire against non-support of an invasion of Iraq. So yeah, fuggit I ate all the damn french fries. And stiffed the waiter.  bye (again).

Hiroshima Day by Yoko Ono

The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude.
Even now, 68 years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are not forgetting.
But when you actually visit Hiroshima as I did in 2011, you will be totally surprised by what you see and experience. Hiroshima now is a beautiful shining city with healthy people and great food!
How did they do it?
“All that we are is the result of what we thought.” – Buddha
Yes. It’s the thoughts of the Hiroshima people who brought this incredible recovery.
Last year, the 3/11 hit us hard. And for us and for our planet it is important that we make the fastest recovery from it.
Let’s start with having good thoughts – especially about ourselves.
Don’t waste time being angry at greed-ridden corporate CEO guys and lying-through-the teeth politicians.
Believe in the power of goodness which we all have.
Be an oasis for people who are suffering from spiritual thirst.
Have a vision of a society that has ridden itself of social injustices.

This time, we are challenged to make a mass enlightenment.
It’s not any different from other challenges we have had to take care of.
We always did take care of them, and came out of it.

The Human Race is a miracle race.
We can do anything we want.
Just focus on what to do, and how simple it is.

Look into people’s eyes.
They are your eyes.
They are beautiful.
They are smiling.
Yoko Ono
Hiroshima Day
6 August 2013

Japan marked their 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. warplane Enola Gay dropped a nuclear bomb on the city. An estimated 140,000 people died from the effects by the end of the year, although some estimates have put the toll even higher. Three days later, the United States dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki. The city observed a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. local time, the moment the bomb was dropped. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke later at a ceremony.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "We, Japanese, are history’s sole victims of the nuclear attack, and we have the certain responsibility to bring about a world without nuclear weapons, and it is our duty to continue to remind the world of nuclear weapons’ inhumanity."

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The beauty of prehistoric PortaPak video cameras

In 1973, the still photographer William Eggleston bought two SONY Porta-paks. A black and white camera that recorded on reel-to-reel half-inch video tape, the Porta-pak was the first video rig priced for the consumer market and, although ridiculously cumbersome by today's standards, the first that could be used outside a television studio. Introduced to the U.S. in 1966, it became a favorite tool of artists and political activist documentarians. The great advantage of the Porta-pak, in addition to the immediate feedback that distinguished it from motion picture film cameras, was that it could be used in extremely low-light conditions. And in the right hands, it produced images of ghostly beauty.
"Computer Chess" achieves the same visual thing, in addition to being a film that leaves you simply wondering what planet you were just visiting for 90 minutes. This film is an instant and odd avant-garde indie classic.  I am still recovering.  bye.

Weird Science (gravity vs. the universe)


Thursday, August 1, 2013

New York City's Finest 2013

George Orwell must be spinning in his grave. Laughing. Spinning. Pretty Hard.

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Ingmar Bergman is modern cinema's most persistent observer of the human condition. HIs film Persona is difficult to characterize in simple terms, but it may be helpful to describe this complex film as being an exploration of identity that combines elements of drama, visual poetry, and modern psychology. The central story revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her patient, a well-known actress named Elisabet Vogler (Liv Ullmann). Elisabet has stopped speaking, and the attending therapist treats the actress by sending her to an isolated seaside cottage under Alma's care. There the nurse, who must do all the talking for both women, becomes a little enamored of the actress. One evening Alma tells Elisabet about some exhilarating experiences she once had and their unpleasant aftermath. Soon after sharing this confidence, the nurse reads a letter Elisabet has written and is shocked to learn that the actress thinks of her as an amusing study. The relationship between the women becomes tense, and they wound each other. 

Then Alma has a long dream in which her identity merges with that of Elisabet, but when the nurse awakes, both women have apparently come to at least temporary terms with their psychological problems. Bergman blends a theatrical subjectivity with a tactile visual intimacy, with his characters, the objects close at hand, and the superb coastal landscape. BYe.