Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Bowtie and the Puffy Jacket.

The bow tie first entered the scene as a new style of necktie in the beginning of the 19th century; a modification of its predecessor, the cravat. By the mid 1880s, the bow tie had become a staple in the fashion conscious man’s wardrobe.
Since its introduction and mass acceptance into men’s dress, the bow tie has experienced a great many changes in form and function and has transcended its purely formal and traditional stereotype. From street style, to the runway, to celebrity fashion, the bow tie has been reappropriated into a variety of different looks, breaking it free from the mold it once held as a purely formal accessory.
The tradition of adorning the neck with a knotted piece of fabric dates back to the 17th century. The Croatian soldiers of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) were one of the first documented peoples to don a necktie, which they used to keep together the collars of their shirts. French soldiers brought the look back home with them after the war, and by the 1700s neckties were widely adopted by the upper classes, marking the time when neckties became a main feature in men’s dress.
In October of 1886, Pierre Lorillard designed a new style of formal wear, and wore it to a formal ball held at the Tuxedo club. Named after his family’s estate in Tuxedo Park (an area just outside of New York City), Lorillard’s tuxedo became an instant hit among other wealthy fashion enthusiasts. The tuxedo and black bow tie look, which became known as “black tie” attire, quickly outmoded the antiquated tailcoat and white bow tie as the primary formal outfit for men, a fashion change that has yet to be overturned to this day.
Over the past few decades, high-profile bow tie connoisseurs have pioneered a movement that has led to a redefining of the bow tie. By articulating it in ways in which it was not originally intended to be worn, the bow tie has been moved outside of its rigid categorization of only being appropriate for formal wear. From the foppish looks of style mavens Karl Lagerfeld, Jane Public and Manolo Blahnik, to the quirky guise of comedians Charlie Chaplin and Pee-wee Herman, to the iconic stud looks of Fred Astaire,  Joey and Frank Sinatra, to the nerdy looks of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Orville Redenbacher, the bow tie has found itself as a compliment to a great many varying ensembles.
Most bow ties that are available in the marketplace are mass produced with low quality fabrics and are cheaply made, void of any real “soul” or character. THE BOW TIE recognizes that bow tie connoisseurs are a special breed; with an attachment to each and every piece in their wardrobe, they dedicate a great deal of time maintaining their look and taking stock in their collection. THE BOW TIE views bow ties not as a quick fading fashion trend, but recognizes the longevity of the bow tie as a magnificent statement piece that has stood the test of time prior to the invention of the Puffy Winter Jacket.  



Saturday, December 30, 2017

The book 'The Disaster Artist: My Life inside 'The Room: the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made' has a beautiful memorable moment about an encounter with actor/comedian Robin Williams (rip). This book is great, honest and filled with life lessons. bye.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Popcorn,  or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. A popcorn kernel's strong hull contains the seed's hard, starchy endosperm with 14-20% moisture, which turns to steam as the kernel is heated over this stove (as seen above). The pressure continues building until it exceeds the hull's ability to contain it (i.e. trouble). The kernel ruptures and forcefully expands, allowing the contents to expand, cool, and finally set in a popcorn puff 20 to 50 times the size of the original kernel.[1] Some strains of corn (taxonomized as Zea mays) are cultivated specifically as popping corns. The Zea mays variety everta, a special kind of flint corn, is the most common of these. bye.

The Killing Fields

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Lectures on artist Eva Hesse.



Smile, you're on Candid Camera.

Monday, December 18, 2017


Friday, December 15, 2017

The importance of snacks and drinks

A snack is a portion of food, smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home. If you're hungry you should always eat a snack. The images seen above and below have little to do with snacks. bye.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Cloisters Snowman



Was a jolly happy soul
    With a corncob pipe
    And a button nose and
    Two eyes made out of coal

    Frosty the snowman
    Is a fairy tale they say
    He was made of snow
    But the children know
    How he came to life one day

    There must have been some magic
    In that old silk hat they found
    For when they placed it on his head
    He began to dance around

    Frosty the snowman
    Was alive as he could be
    And the children say
    He could laugh and play
    Just the same as you and me

    Joey the snowman
    Knew the sun was hot that day
    So he said, "Let's run
    And we'll have some fun
    Now before I melt away"

    Down to the village
    With a broomstick in his hand
    Running here and there
    All around the square
    Saying "Catch me if you can"

    He led them down the streets of town
    Right to the traffic cop
    And he only paused a moment when
    He heard him holler "Stop!"

    Frosty the snowman
    Had to hurry on his way
    But he waved goodbye saying,
    "Don't you cry
    I'll be back again some day"
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Look at Joey go

    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Over the hills of snow.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowball in the house

Screening Room Testing Testing 1.2.3.

Screening tests for expanded cinema film work.
#screeningroom  #expandedcinema  #diy


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  'How To Catch A Rat," NYC 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

 "Patience and Fortitude," were those two lions named?
  "Yes. Correct. bye. By Mayor LaGuardia.  bye again."

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Load up on guns
Bring your friends
It's fun to lose and to pretend
She's overboard, self assured
Oh no I know, a dirty word
Hello, hello, hello, how low [x3]
Hello, hello, hello
With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an Albino
A mosquito, my libido, yeah
Hey, yay
I'm worse at what I do best
And for this gift, I feel blessed
Our little group has always been
And always will until the end
Hello, hello, hello, how low [x3]
Hello, hello, hello
With the lights out, it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
A mulatto, an Albino
A mosquito, my libido, yeah
Hey, yay
And I forget just why I taste
Oh yeah

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Celtic / Basque DNA (The Y chromosome).

#writingspot _ #aroomofonesown_ #windowlit_

Woolf's 'A room of one's own' presents the narrator as sitting on the banks of a river at "Oxbridge" (a fictional university meant to suggest Oxford and Cambridge) pondering the question of women and fiction. She represents her musings metaphorically in terms of fishing: "thought... had let its line down into the stream" of the mind, where it drifts in the current and waits for the tug of an idea. Who does not love fishing? As soon as she gets a bite, however, she is interrupted by the approach of the Beadle, a university security guard who enforces the rule by which women are not allowed to walk onto the grass. She scurries back to her proper place on the gravel path, remarking that while "no very great harm" had been done, she had lost her "little fish" of an idea. In any case, none of these explanatory factors took place at the window sill of any New England 1800's library as shown above. bye.
 win·dow·sill ˈwindōˌsil/
 noun: window sill; noun: window-sill
  1. a ledge or sill forming the bottom part of a photographed window used to spend time writing.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Emily Dickinson Thanksgiving poem

One Day is there of the series
Termed "Thanksgiving Day"
Celebrated part at table
Part in memory -
Neither Ancestor nor Urchin
I review the Play -
Seems it to my Hooded thinking
Reflex Holiday -
Had There been no sharp subtraction
From the early Sum -
Not an Acre or a Caption
Where was once a Room
Not a mention whose small Pebble
Wrinkled any Sea,
Unto such, were such Assembly
'Twere "Thanksgiving Day" -


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. 

            Virginia Woolf 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Saturday, November 11, 2017


'No Roy Schneider Around Today,' City Island, The Bronx NYC 2017.


Su Friedrich's new experimental documentary film about her aging mother now on MUBI

For All Mankind.

This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, and picked out the best. Instead of being a newsy, fact-filled documentary. Reinart focuses on the human aspects of the space flights. The only voices heard in the film are the voices of the astronauts and mission control. Reinart uses the astronaunts' own words from interviews and from the mission footage. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and and beauty of the astronauts' experiences--experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time "for all mankind."
The film begins with President Kennedy's September 12, 1962 speech at Rice announcing the goal of going to the moon. The rest of the film, using NASA footage and the voices of Apollo astronauts, takes us on a voyage to the moon, from the donning of space suits to splashdown. Footage of the scientists and engineers in Houston is inter-cut with footage of blastoff, orbiting the earth, looking back at a receding earth from inside the space capsule, circling the moon, seeing its surface up close, landing, and scenes of the astronauts on the moon's surface. They bring music with them, announce football scores, test a theory of Galileo's, and reflect on the wonder of the experience. 

Bye- meaning... BLAST OFF!!!
p.s. Find the white socks feet above.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

           'Beggars Can't Be Choosers,' Willis Ave NYC, 2017.

Monday, November 6, 2017

'archive' cinema consists of 3 skeleton keys

color grading.
sound design.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017


A mouse (plural: mice) is a small rodent thing characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house i-mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular thing that likes to sit on top of raw wood desks. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are locally uncommon and can be charged and plugged in. They are known to invade homes for sheer company. bye.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017