Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Coffee mug with F-Stops and a Weiss guy.

Incredible new coffee table book by and covering rock photographer Mark Weiss's impeccable body of work from the 1980's MTV rock music era. The book is called. 'The Decade That Rocked'... and the book is extraordinary! ...

Epic 'Right vs Left' debate about BLM and the riots ...

A Sanitized Comedy Hour?  

There is no way in hell that BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD will survive one single season of our 'cancel culture' as Comedy Central Network announce the plan to re-introduce the cartoon to television. 'Cancel culture' will eat these two characters alive before the first episode concludes. Sad, but true. I just hope they both chuckle their way to their timely deaths. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

My 16mm film collection all cased, catalogued & all strapped up. bye.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Gosh, do I remember blasting this album NOTHINGS SHOCKING in my lil' grey Chevette back in my club days as a drummer. This album is hands down one of the most original and inspiring albums of all time. Organized madness- super produced with gusto edge. Utterly Epic.


summertime rolls

Summertime Rolls
Fell into 
A sea of grass 
And disappeared among 
The shady blades... 
Children all 
Ran over me 
Screaming tag! 
You are the one!
He trips her as 
Her sandals fail 
She says stop! 
I'm a girl... 
Whose fingernails are made 
Of mother's pearl... 
Yellow buttercup 
Orange buttercat 
Chasing after 
The crazy bee 
Mad about somebody...
Me and my girlfriend 
Don't wear no shoes 
Her nose is painted pepper
She loves me 
I mean it's serious 
As serious can be...
She sings a song and 
I listen to what it

Storage, unloading and brainstorming.

      Writers brainstorm meeting.  
and the subsequent storing of 16mm film editing equipment.

Friday, June 26, 2020

When you find out 'Phase 4' ain't till November elections

"The difference between Socialism and Communism  is  Suicide or Homicide."

Purchase Film School

Alma Mater: Lobby 2020
Good memories.
All poster displays from graduates alumni.

p.s. love our new popcorn machine!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

RIP Joel Schumacher 

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid
Do your own critical and responsible thinking.  

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Socially Distanced capuccino break.

Various degrees of my Expanded Cinema set-ups over the years

Deceased artist Luther Price discusses his handmade films and slides...

When I was a San Francisco Cinematheque voluteer back in the early '90's, I assisted Luthor in a performance called, 'Meat', at the Eye Gallery. I recall it vividly:

A large white sheet separated Luthor from the audience. Luthor's hair was frosted white like an old man and his face was covered in pasty whiteface. He wore oversized, thick, dark glasses, a white lab coat, and rubber gloves. My job was to run a video feed from his side of the curtain, which the audience could watch on a monitor on the other side. He asked me to wear a lab coat as well, even though I was not visible to anyone.

Luthor had an enormous side of beef on a table with a fist-size hole in it. He repeatedly alternated between spraying aerosal into the beef hole and reaching in as if to pull something out. His movement was very measured and disciplined. On the audience side, liver was frying on a hot plate. The smell was rather oppressive. Luthor was generous enough to let me snap photographs throughout the entire performance. 

Luthor walked with a pronounced limp due to being shot in (I believe) Guatamala. This incident inspired the above performance. bye.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The look you give when you hear Cuomo threaten to shutdown New Yawk again...
as if he had ever re-opened it to begin with. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Jacobs Ladder

"Eisenstein said the power of film was to be found between the shots."   - KEN JACOBS

"I say it's found between the eyes."

KEN JACOBS: A 2D picture or a painting used to be a captured scene, where the attention is on the scene. Also, the royal family, for example. You would paint portraits of them that would last through time to show their dignity and power. Then, impressionists became interested in themselves. They captured the actual events of their lives. The next big thing was C├ęzanne. As much as he cared for what he was painting: the apples, the mountains... He began making things that broke away from the normal rendition of a scene. When things are close to him, he is an impressionist. So he starts painting what he sees with one eye and then with the other eye, separately in the same painting. He makes these strange walls, things that don't   match ...                                            
(Skype talks with a legend)

When Picasso comes along, his promise is that the main thing is now the painting, not the painting of the scene. You don't go to see how the mountain or the apple look like, you go to see the painting, that becomes the primary thing. It goes further and further with Picasso. I think that he is very influenced by cinema. Cinema is time, change, one picture after the other. He is interested in bringing together different times, points of view.