Aug 17, 2006
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Jul 19, 2006
The best image, for sure, is Bradley Baumkirchner as the Scandinavian sailor of 1973. I immediately created this whole life for him; it's fantastic. His little house, in my brain, is mostly old wood and really light blue paint with beige and heather gray furniture. Man. Complete image. Intense. If I was industrious, I would draw it all out right now, but I am not.
Jul 15, 2006
So, today I got new ones by Prada; my dad has taken to calling me the devil.
Thanks Hollywood, Laura
Jun 15, 2006
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Jun 5, 2006
This was quite scary to find sitting nonchallantly in a corner of Schoenberg. Look at the gooey taupe stuff oozing out from underneath it. oy! This reminds me of early high school, when I sat behind this planter thing at lunch time and noticed a big forest green decanter of liquid poison. It made that lunch way appetizing for sure. It is funny that the only places I have ever seen poison is at schools.
Jun 4, 2006
May 30, 2006
I could just see a bad movie of our generation beginning with my computer screen flipping. What song would be in the soundtrack today for that soon-to-be iconic moment? Sonic Youth's "Computer Age" would be all angsty. Coldplay's "Talk" would be the clever allusion to Kraftwerk's "Computer Love" which doesn't really fit this situation anyway but sounds nice. My choice, however, would be The Sherman Brothers ' "The Computer Song," which was created for Disney's EPCOT Futureworld, and borrows from their own "It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." The Tomorrow, however, is today, and all my computer problems would be HILARIOUS when backgrounded by the following oh so jolly Sherman Brothers lyrics: by Cream was the song it happened to have just shuffled to. So imagine the setting: I am diligently writing away at my desk when suddenly everything flips over and Strange Brew starts playing. It's at this point that colors would begin swirling if I were in one of those great (in a very particularly way) 60s movies that doesn't bare time well at all, like which was tagged as "The Most Shocking Film of Our Generation!" Riot on the Sunset Strip
You see my friends, the computer makes life easier, saves me times and headaches, too. He sorts things out and analyzes in a shake. My enormous problem to him is a piece of cake. He's got a great big memory like an elephant, utilizes knowledge without end. That's why I'm a rooter for me computer, everybody needs a friend. When my work piles up and I'm seeing red 'cause I need five arms and an extra head, I find the computer; here comes my troubleshooter. He keeps miles and miles of facts on file; my wish is his command. Nothing is astuter than my computer when I need a helping hand... They've given efficiency new dimension..."
I can't help but wonder, after spending almost half an hour going insane, if it would not be more efficient to write everything by hand!
May 29, 2006
1. The special effects are so lo-fi, it's like diorama art.
2. The people have fantastic accents.
3. There's a random poodle running around ALL the time.
May 22, 2006
So much of Rufus' catalogue feels like classic movies to me. The end of his "Old Whore's Diet," wow! What do I see? Camels moving languidly up sand dunes, so slowly, so up-and-down that one only sees the humps of the camel every few seconds or so and in such a hot environment that everything is blurred like the world is melting away. You know what I am talking about? When it is just that hot that things look all curvy, all vague. The camels are slowly ascending the dunes towards a sea where an armada is arriving. Some galleons, too. Perhaps Lawrence of Arabia fits in there somewhere. But one thing is for sure, Rufus is riding one of those camels, slowly bumping up the sand, and, as the sweat drips of his brow, his voice becoming louder, stronger, more urgent. It's the end of the movie, he reaches the top of the mountain of sand, and end. That's it.
Rufus may be some people's Gay Messiah, but he will forever be my David Niven in a hot air balloon landing in India, taking an elephant to the camel, where he will travel until the end of the movie when he reaches the water. This is what "gets me going in the morning."