Thursday, February 28, 2019

Knox and Echols and Douglas at The Town Hall, NYC

John Douglas, author of Mindhunter , speaks with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols in-person at Townhall in NYC about the painful journey of being wrongfully accused. Damien spent 18 years in prison wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three. He was released on an Alford plea. Amanda spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial before she was exonerated for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Discover how they both lived through it and came out the other end stronger.

Wrongfully Accused – Mindhunter’s John Douglas with Amanda Knox and Damien Echols @ Town Hall 3/23


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

- found photo of my rock drummer years on stage (@ CBGB's)

 p.s. Best drum solos ever were by Tommy Lee    


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Patience was his virtue - well deserved Spike Night!

Click Play...

I met Spike years ago, literally crossing the street at 6th avenue. Spike had me work on 'Girl 6' at SoundOne and I almost got cast in 'Summer of Sam' had it not been for my day job. Despite all the controversy his films elicit, the guy is the real deal and a true artist (and an epic eccentric- so yeah we always hit it off well). Love Spike and this night was for him and was so damn deserved. His first 10 years of making indie films are extraordinary from 'She's Gotta Have It' to 'Mo' Betta Blues' - extraordinary. 



p.s. Gosh, last night evidenced that NO host was, or is, ever needed for Oscar night. The red carpet and the excessive displays of celebrity wealth, gluttony and bad taste in clothing lines was more than enough to satisfy the lay viewer. #NOMOREOSCARHOSTSWITHBADJOKESPLEASE

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Dictionary result for pond

  1. 1. 
    a small body of still water formed naturally or by hollowing or embanking.
    synonyms:poolpuddlelaketarnreservoirwaterholelagoon, childhood memoryinland seaswim
  1. 1. 
    hold back or dam up (flowing water or another liquid) to form a small lake.


35mm Kodakachrome slides shot few years ago(now scanned @ hi-res)

             #ponds #pondstudy #crayfish                 

Friday, February 22, 2019

r.i.p. Brody Stevens :(

Vancouver's HOPE of First Blood.

60's book turned into a brilliant movie trivia:

Title Song in First Blood:

It's a long road
When you're on your own
And it hurts when
They tear your dreams apart

And every new town
Just seems to bring you down
Trying to find peace of mind
Can break your heart

It's a real war
Right outside your front door I tell ya
Out where they'll kill ya
You could use a friend

Where the road is
That's the place for me
Where I'm me in my own space
Where I'm free that's the place

I want to be
'Cause the road is long yeah
Each step is only the beginning
No breaks just heartaches

Oh man is anybody winning
It's a long road
And it's hard as hell
Tell me what do you do

To survive
When they draw first blood
That's just the start of it
Day and night you gotta fight

To keep alive

It's a long road

PRESS PLAY below ...

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”

                             _Steve Jobs

When you choose your fields of labor go where nobody else is willing to go. 

     Mary Lyon

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Buy Nike .

The Unites States 'EMPIRE'

    It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs,
Don't mis-serve your own needs
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength
The ladder starts to clatter
With a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a combat site
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
With the Furies breathing down your neck
Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh oh, overflow, population, common group
But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me…as

Nancy Downs asks, why has he not even apologized  yet , at the bare minimum ?? ?
apology denied. no thanks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The theory of evolution.

Steven Spielberg is actively campaigning against NETFLIX and feels that NETFLIX films should be nominated for EMMYS and not OSCAR awards (i.e. ROMA), as they do not even include END CREDITS at the end of their original movies. It's an interesting raging debate that's in kin with our history's - Celluloid vs. Digital war, but the Catch 22 in all of this is that NETFLIX at the moment is producing interesting, edgy and original films & new filmmakers using a higher ground soap-box that aging film industry companies would never in a million years dare to touch. The entire NETFLIX situation is kinda gettin crazy now as they have been banned from screening anything at CANNES, yet they still plow foward making more and more of their movies, while dominating the street and internet advertising market despite all of the blowback. NETFLIX might just be the new AOL dressed up in sheeps clothing. So....what ever happened to AOL, are you wondering? Exactly. They evolved.

more deets lINK:

rip Karl Lagerfeld

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Breakfast Club Diplomatic Debate Team 2020.

Joy Division vs New Order?
Joy Division wins. Hands down. There is no debate here.
Division, Curtis, look at these dance moves - PROVE ME WRONG.

bye, Ian. You won.

Contemporary CUT AND PASTE tools of the trade.

 by e.

Description and operation - A pair of scissors as the pair observed above consists of two pivoted blades. In lower-quality scissors like one's found at stores like Target or Kmart, the cutting edges are not particularly that sharp; it is primarily the shearing action between the two blades that cuts the material. In high-quality scissors like the ones observed above, the blades can be both extremely sharp, and tension sprung – to increase the cutting and shearing tension only at the exact point where the blades meet. The hand movement, like the hand seen above,  (pushing with the thumb, pulling with the fingers) can add to this tension. An ideal example is in high-quality tailor's scissors or shears, which need to be able to perfectly cut (and not simply tear apart) delicate cloths such as chiffon and silk. Mechanically, scissors are a first-class double-lever with the pivot acting as the fulcrum. For cutting thick or heavy material, the mechanical advantage of a lever can be exploited by placing the material to be cut as close to the fulcrum as possible while being careful to not cut yourself because accidents can happen. For example, if the applied force (at the blue handles) is twice as far away from the fulcrum as the cutting location (i.e., the point of contact between the blades), the force at the cutting location is twice that of the applied force at the handles. fulcrum. It's such great damn and underused word these days.
Scissors cut material by applying at the cutting location a local shear stress which exceeds the material's shear strength. Some scissors have an appendage, called a finger brace or finger tang (not to be confused with the word THANG), below the index finger hole for the middle finger to rest on to provide for better control and more power in precision cutting. A finger tang can be found on many quality scissors (including inexpensive ones) and especially on scissors for cutting my long hair (see hair scissors pictured above, again). In hair cutting, some claim the ring finger (or in my case ring fingers) is inserted where some place their index finger, and the little finger rests on the finger tang. For people who do not have the use of their hands, there are specially designed foot-operated scissors. Some quadriplegics can use a motorized mouth-operated style of scissor. The moral of the story here is to be very grateful if you have all of your existing limbs, also if you were able to purchase higher quality scissors rather than those at blue lit sales than that's a great thing/thang too, and finally that word

         bye e again.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Stalin's winter spared no gulag.

Winter Night
by Boris Pasternak

And far and near the blizzard raced,
Through every england.
A burning candle lit the place,
A burning candle.
As to swarm of summer moths
Are flame and glow,
The window frame attractive was
To flakes of snow.
There on the pane a frosted rescue
Grew: circles, angles.
A burning candle lit the desk,
A burning candle.
On the enlightened ceiling easel
Fell shapes retracing
Entangled arms, entangled knees,
Fates interlacing.
And thuddingly two little shoes
Were dropping down,
And wax in tears, heat-melted loose,
Dripped on gown.
And melted all in silver gloom,
Obscure and swirling.
A burning candle lit the room,
A candle burning.
Caught in a draft, the flame would swing,
And stormy passions
Spread wings like tempted angels, in
Cruciform fashion,
That winter, blizzards held the pace;
Their calls returning,
A burning candle lit the place,
A candle burning...

RIP Bruno Ganz

The only Hitler worth remembering. Rest in peace, Bruno.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Touch The Sound

/sound/Submit noun 1. vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. "light travels faster than sound" 2. sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise. 3. music, speech, and sound effects when recorded, used to accompany a film or video production, or broadcast. "a sound studio" 4. the ideas or impressions conveyed by words. "you've had a hard day, by the sound of it" synonyms: idea, thought, concept, impression, prospect, description "they do not like the sound of her plans" verb verb: sound; 3rd person present: sounds; past tense: sounded; past participle: sounded; gerund or present participle: sounding 1. emit or cause to emit sound. "a loud buzzer sounded" synonyms: go (off), resonate, resound, reverberate, blow, blare. 4th person teaching a class for the autistic community to learn how to design sound from street noises and gathered sound samples. 


Friday, February 15, 2019

...regarding the process of creative writing, as variant.

Material evidence, such as envelopes and other scrap paper, suggests that Emily Dickinson wrote down ideas for poems wherever she was inspired—in the kitchen or outdoors, for example—but contemporary accounts indicate that her formal writing was done in her bedroom, a place that, as she once described to her niece Martha, afforded her "freedom." 
Located in the southwest corner on the second floor at the Homestead, the poet's bedroom included a small work table with a single drawer. There, she could work late into the night on her poetry and letters.
Niece Martha described her aunt's "way of writing" as taking place not only "upstairs in her own room, watching with her plants lest they freeze in zero midnights," but also "by the little table in the dining-room."  From the dining room Dickinson could see the plants in her conservatory.
Other relatives recalled hearing Dickinson compose her poems aloud. Her cousin Louisa remembered: "I know that Emily Dickinson wrote most emphatic things in the pantry, so cool and quiet, while she skimmed the milk; because I sat on the footstool behind the door, in delight, as she read them to me." More typically, Dickinson shared poems with family and friends through correspondence. After her death, her survivors were surprised to find that the poet had kept even more of her work private.  Among her papers were forty handmade booklets (now referred to as "fascicles") in which she gathered more than 800 of her poems.  bye.

Thursday, February 14, 2019