Saturday, August 20, 2011

This is my Proof

Duane Michals: This Is My Proof, 1974.
Sometimes we find some pretty special things on the internet like this photo-note (also see here from Johnny Cash). It sounds weird (and pretty twee) to say - and I don't know whether its a good thing or a bad thing - but blogs, tumblrs and whatever, totally have helped me to train my eye to see the funny and amazing in all sorts of things I see everyday. I'm not vigilant enough (read = lazy) to take photos of them all to share them with everyone - and sometimes it seems wrong too, like over-documenting and over-sharing life is just a bit weird, but its nice when you find something like the above thats pretty amazing and everyone can 'see for themselves'.
(Via lost.)

She looks for him underneath the sand

Dirty Gold - California Sunrise

This is my song of the summer...while it lasts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Well, it's not enough to be - I need your love

Girls - Vomit

Jared Leto - I call her Red

Does anyone else think that the new Girls Video is better suited to Jared Leto's song and the Girls new song 'Vomit' (which I love beeteedubs) would be better suited to this scene in My So Called Life? Jes' sayin.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blame It On My Wild Heart

I feel like everybody has posted this - and then I realised that means something in blog-land but not in real life. So if you haven't seen this version of Wild Heart , well you'll see. Its at a freaking Rolling Stone photo session no less - the guy actually says at the end Welcome to New York! I die. Please watch.

PS also if you like the above you might like these totes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The type of bitch that make you wish that you ain't never met her

Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci

Not sure what I think about this. But I definitely think something.

Things usually make sense in time, and even bad decisions have their own kind of correctness."

The Future - Miranda July

OK. So - I don't love everything Miranda July does, like her book, didn't even finish it. However this doesn't stop me thinking she's a bit amazing. Though I don't like her short stories, I love her dialogue (I lurve it, I luff it - 2 x f's). I love her pacing - both in film and performance - please see here.

I saw 'The Future' last night and had an overwhelmingly physical reaction to some of the lines. There were globs of dialogue that I could almost physically feel in my hand and I desperately wanted to shove in my pockets.

Its so hard to be true and not to be trite. Its so hard to be clever and still be true. Its really hard to make a good movie - and she does it really well. I also desperately want to see one of her performances live v. soon.

PS while googling I found a Sleater Kinney video the she directed for 'Get Up' - its pretty awesome.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"It's really good to be here and as I always say, it's really good to be anywhere!"

I'm currently reading my 10th Rolling Stones book - Keith Richard's 'Life'. I've read Marianne Faithfull's ('Faithfull') which I adore, Tony Sanchez' 'I Was Keith Richards' Drug Dealer' which was kind of trashy fun, 'Mick and Keith', 'The Rolling Stones' (imaginative title I know), and more whose titles escape me - and they are back home in Australia where I can't reference them.
I've always loved the myth of the Rolling Stones more than the music - hence why I own more books about them, than their albums. The Rolling Stones epic journey was always infinitely more fascinating to me than The Beatles, whose story always seemed much more fractured and disparate - though obviously tangential or even parallel depending on your POV.

I remember being truly (retrospectively) saddened (as well as fascinated) by Brian Jones' death - even though he was a bit of a dick -  and the conspiracy theories that still surround it. I also loved the women that surrounded them Faithfull obvs but also Anita Pallenberg and Bianca Jagger et al.

Keith's book has given me new appreciation for their music though and re-inspired me (for zillionth time) to learn guitar. The insight he gives into unconventional playing is totally inspiring, even to a non-player like me. I should also mention though I've joked that I'm more like Mick Jagger than any of the others (and I do love the man - see above), and though Charlie Watts is my favourite Stone, Keith Richards book makes you understand how he got the girls. The stories he tells particularly in the first 1/4  -its a long book - and his little rants, rave and insights, well they just make you think, this guy, this guy would be a lot of fun to get to know.

You've Broken All Our Hearts

Tom Vek - Aroused

Its like 2005 all over again. Nostalgia, its a beautiful bitch.