Thursday, July 2, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
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.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
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.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
"Eisenstein said the power of film was to be found between the shots." - KEN JACOBS
"I say it's found between the eyes."
: 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 Cézanne. 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.