Saturday, January 22, 2022





Keystone 8MM

Friday, January 21, 2022

Meatloaf has died. Damn.

 

Rest In Peace, 'Meat' aka Meatloaf. Life is so short. 

  #IdDoAnythingForLove

  #BatOutOfHell                 

  
  
Meatloaf and Patti Russo performing together were always pure EPIC.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Film storage.

General Guidelines for the Proper Storage of Film

Films and especially the silver particles or color dyes that constitute the image are highly sensitive to inappropriate environmental conditions; good storage is arguably the best preservation measure one can take:

  • A relatively dry (30-50% relative humidity), cool (room temperature or below), clean, and stable environment (avoid attics, basements, and other locations with high risk of leaks and environmental extremes)
  • Distance from radiators and vents
  • Wound securely (not loose and not too tight), evenly, and neatly with a generous (e.g., 3") center diameter, emulsion side out
  • Protective enclosures* that physically support the film, block all light, and minimize exposure to dust and airborne (particularly sulfur-containing) atmospheric pollutants

*Storage materials (cores, reels, and enclosures such as boxes or cans) made from acceptable plastics (polypropylene or polyethylene), preservation-quality cardboard, or noncorroding metal that pass the Photographic Activity Test. Some preservation suppliers.

Dealing with Nitrate Film

Nitrate-base film is highly flammable (can self-ignite at ambient temperatures around 100 degrees F), cannot be extinguished once ignited, and is therefore a serious a fire hazard. Quantities of nitrate film in excess of 25 pounds are subject to storage and handling standards prescribed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 40: Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film External Link).

Immediate actions for nitrate film:

  • Keep the ambient temperature as cool as possible and always below 70 degrees F; freezing is recommended
  • Keep the relative humidity between 30-40%
  • Do not expose film to sources of heat
  • Remove from non-ventilated storage containers; use ventilated storage containers; keep storage area well ventilated
  • Isolate from other collection items (nitrate film can emit gases that are harmful to humans and to other collection items)
  • Consider digitizing and disposing. Clean up your workspace, Jane.

  • bye.


Fonts.

                                     

The Best  fonts  can always be found at any NewYawk City diner. "Coke is it?",  asked Pepsi. bye.


Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

#BroncosForeva

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mornin' Coffee.


   
   

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Now that's character, flat tires and all.
Where's Dirty Harry?

Sunday, January 9, 2022

WTF! r.i.p. BOB SAGET :(



More snowdays please.

 

   Snowday everyday, please ! ⛄⛄⛄ 


Thursday, January 6, 2022

At the Carlton Hotel... Cannes, France

Actor Tom Bower presents me with award for- Best Short Film !

Carlton, Hotel, France.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Don't Look Up, just turn it off.

 

Don't Look Up 's real power is that it serves as a contemporary comment on how today's (social)media outlets are catastrophically unable to reckon with the real problems we are facing in our world today. Life, as we have curated it with our social media, is the actual satire and we are the movie's stars. bye.





p.s. watch the movie now on NETFLIX!


Sunday, January 2, 2022

My High School Years: KILLING CYCLE

    ( IN-STUDIO RECORDING, 1991 )


( High School PROM 'battle of the bands' fundraiser video )









Friday, December 31, 2021

 

So I went and saw the new Sean Baker film 'Red Rocket' and have concluded that Baker is not a great filmmaker at all, and all that he does over and over again is re-interpret his boring idea of what 'poor white trash' America feels like to him, inside of his head while he sleeps on the couch of his parents home saving money for his next movie. He packages these things (his movies) into a clever marketing perfume that seduces our longing for the now extinct 90's independent 16mm cinema that Tarantino gleefully murdered back when he cast John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. 

'Red Rocket' on a Jane grade scale of 1-10, gets a 4. That's a failing grade. bye.


Peace Out 2021

                                                
                                        

                                                                                                                              bye.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Who Can It Be Now ?




weird thing ALERT- I'm now enjoying playing drums along to Men At Work albums while inserting double-bass blast beats between verses. I wonder if the oddity of the bass drum blast beats is kin to that lazy eye that band's lead singer loved to randomly showcase in many of his MTV music videos. Things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmm. bye.
                       

              p.s...

              


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

 

If there's something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

If you're seeing things
Running through your head
Who can you call?
Ghostbusters!

An invisible man
Sleepin' in your bed
Ow, who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

If you're all alone
Pick up the phone
And call
Ghostbusters!

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Ooh, I hear it likes the girls
Hm, I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

Mmm, if you've had a dose of a
Freaky ghost, baby
You better call
Ghostbusters!
Ow!

Lemme tell ya something
Bustin' makes me feel good!

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

Don't get caught alone oh, no
Ghostbusters!
When it comes through your door
Unless you just a-want some more
I think you better call
Ghostbusters!

Ow! Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Uh, think you better call
Ghostbusters!
Ha ha, who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
I can't hear you

Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Louder
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Who can you call?
Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
Uh, it likes the girls too
Ghostbusters!


r.i.p. Jean-Marc Vallée :(

                                       SHAVE




The 'Queen of Punk' gets awarded key to NYC!!!

 Newsflash Link: https://pitchfork.com/news/patti-smith-awarded-key-to-new-york-city/



I was dreaming in my dreaming 
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
From the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
Vengeful aspects became suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancing
Because the people had their ear
And the shepherds and the soldiers
And they lay among the stars
Exchanging visions
And laying arms
To waste in the dust
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
Where there were deserts
I saw fountains
Like cream the waters rise
And we strolled there together
With none to laugh or criticize
And the leopard
And the lamb
Lay together truly bound
I was hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I lay down to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the earth from fools
It's decreed the people rule
It's decreed the people rule
I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth's revolution
We have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the earth from fools
It's decreed the people rule
It's decreed the people rule
We have the power
We have the power
The people have the power
We have the power
bye.


Monday, December 27, 2021

 

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, pepperoni, mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
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    Chef Joey 'Boloney'  





Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Wolfie got a Grammy award nomination!

 

So Wolfie (Wolfgang Van Halen) just got his song 'DISTANCE' that he wrote about his Dad nominated for a Grammy! The song is not only heartbreaking and rock solid, but the phone message he plays at the end of the music video (play it above!) kinda says it all about their relationship as father and son. Wolfie is so lucky to have had a father who loved him so much. So damn lucky. That love was- and will -be enough to keep him well in this crazy thing called Life. What makes things even crazier, Val (Valerie Bertinelli) just announced that she is divorcing her husband now, surely based on the impact the death of the true 'love of her life', Eddie, has had on her. Cancer kills and sometimes rebuilds. bye.


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

 



" True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. "

                                               Helen Keller

















Friday, December 17, 2021