Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Monday, August 29, 2016

Knew it.

:( :(

R.I.P. Gene Wilder. 
I hope you are with with Gilda again. 

Born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, the future star became a comic actor almost from the start — and for a tragic reason: His mother suffered from heart disease, and since it was feared stress would kill her, laughter was demanded. Wilder, who went on to be one of the screen’s leading neurotics, would trace his own neuroses to the experience. “My mother was suffering every day of her life, and what right did I have to be happy if she was suffering?” Wilder told the Washington Post in 2005. “So whenever I got happy about something, I felt the need to cut it off, and the only way to cut it off was to pray. ‘Forgive me, Lord.’ For what, I didn’t know.”
Writing desk wood with blackened coffee.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

“I heard a title, and I’m not sure if it’s going to be that. I really don’t know much about anything,” she said, trying to avoid the question. Then she added, “I have heard it, but I heard it a long time ago before we started filming. So I feel like some things have tweaked slightly during [production], but it’s going to be a while before it’s released, I’d imagine. " 

                                                       - Daisy Ridley 

Hutton and ABC.

Just getting into this American Crime ABC show since it's now on NETFLIX. Despite my resistance in supporting episodic television's deliberate hijacking of independent cinema aesthetics (and then stretching stories/scripts out as much as possible in order to milk their cash cow as far as humanly possible), this show is alright. The show is mostly a user-friendly televised reboot of the painfully overrated Oscar movie, 'Crash' (2004) minus Matt Dillon, sadly. That said - Felicity Huffman is at her best in this. She's masterful! You love, and hate, her character the whole time.  But most of all, it's so great to see Hutton continue to work so hard and be surrounded by other actors with kindred passion. Hutton continues to honor his deceased father through his work, and I'm not sure I can name one single thing Tim has done that has been crap, including the time he directed the 'DRIVE' video for The Cars...The Cars were a great band. And now, this show is great by hiring legendary film composer Mark Isham to compose the soundtrack for this show- that hiring says a lot about the direction and risks that ABC is trying to push television things into. Good times right now for television's adoption of film art. Or good times for whatever gadget thing you are planning on watching these shows on. Screw it, use a Kindle, a smart phone, a tablet. Whatever works and has a battery power like some of this show's performances. bye. ..

Sending off to print.

Don't mess with fleas. They love to bite.

Flea has always been the real deal Holyfield. 'Suburbia' and 'Decline of Western Civilization' stand as film documents that capture what this guy has always devoted his life to. Love his response, and it's a sheer reminder that there is real hope for artists in this new cold world- F### 'em, Flea. And you're right, it is truly halarious. You rule. And you rock.

BugSwatLink: http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/flea-reponds-to-fox-news-hosts-rhcp-attacks.html


Not all Mom and Pop jobs are shipped overseas.

Mannequins are making America 'great again.'  Bye. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

1961 chimp that was tested on Mars before humans.

This picture was taken just before the chestburster exploded from his sternum. bye!


The Alt-left.

tomaytotomahto / Alt-right, Alt-left. 
Not much of a difference. 
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It is the truth, it's actual... huh?
Where is that bluebird? Mm-hm!
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Plenty of sunshine headin' our way. 



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'

bye. but wait, first ... here is my audition tape that I'm Fed Exing to Eli Roth and Bruce Willis to see if I can get my car casted for the reboot of 'Taxi Driver- The Travis Bickle Pickle.'

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.” - Renée 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. 


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.