Thursday, February 23, 2012
I have been on the hardest Psychedelic Furs kick since I saw the Gator doc. I have our Pandora set on INXS and Psychedelic Furs stations. Lock and load. While the fashion world has brought back the 90's with a vengeance, I choose to marinate in the Aqua Net drenched sounds of the moody and coked out come down that we all call the 80's.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Turbines roar, their rush surges through us
lights dim, a hush descends
mid-deck silence: only ailerons creak
as they lean into the wind, shoulder us up:
our fuselage bumps & rolls on waves of air
winds tug with wings, high-minded.
Tail-flaps rudder us, awash with direction
speeding this ocean, so insubstantial & infinite:
we praise our cities, long-surviving
we gaze down in awe on galaxies of lights
their streets recede below, the great fields too;
all shrink into pixels.
Port pulses red, starboard's green
Moon's above, clouds below:
aluminium is lighter than air
as we slalom through snowscapes of sky
wings dance us past cloud-cornices. airy sastrugi
these névé of atmosphere, soaring.
Now rocketing power to leap up steps of air
ascend this stairway of sky, until horizon bends to a ball
heaven crackles indigo, & weight's only a memory
summit beyond summits, ascent above aurora
sound faster than sound, mach 25, orbit:
Now to begin.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This was the biggest cluster fu*k of a film production crew I have ever seen. Watching Herzog, in his 1982 doc, Burden of Dreams, speak Peruvian to the natives of Peru was impressive to say the least. His drive and sheer will power to truck through this god forsaken movie was nothing short of inspiring. At one point he told his audience, even if he was told by film critics that his film was brilliant and amazing and the best film that they have ever seen, he wouldn't believe it. It's horrible. He hates everything about Fitzcarraldo. He said if there is a devil he lives here in Peru. HAHHAHA!! Thank you Werner, after watching Burden, I feel like I can do anything, if I really hated it enough.
Werner Herzog: [On the jungle] Kinski always says it's full of erotic elements. I don't see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It's just - Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotical here. I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and... growing and... just rotting away. Of course, there's a lot of misery. But it is the same misery that is all around us. The trees here are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don't think they - they sing. They just screech in pain. It's an unfinished country. It's still prehistorical. The only thing that is lacking is - is the dinosaurs here. It's like a curse weighing on an entire landscape. And whoever... goes too deep into this has his share of this curse. So we are cursed with what we are doing here. It's a land that God, if he exists has - has created in anger. It's the only land where - where creation is unfinished yet. Taking a close look at - at what's around us there - there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of... overwhelming and collective murder. And we in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle - Uh, we in comparison to that enormous articulation - we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half-finished sentences out of a stupid suburban... novel... a cheap novel. We have to become humble in front of this overwhelming misery and overwhelming fornication... overwhelming growth and overwhelming lack of order. Even the - the stars up here in the - in the sky look like a mess. There is no harmony in the universe. We have to get acquainted to this idea that there is no real harmony as we have conceived it. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for the jungle. It is not that I hate it, I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment.
Side note: I think Mark Brown of the East Browners and Werner Herzog are of the same lineage. There must be some relation if they are not the same person. A new conspiracy theory must be submitted in regards to this matter. TBD.
“Did you ever fly a kite in bed?
Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?
Did you ever milk this kind of cow?
Well, we can do it. We know how.
If you never did, you should.
These things are fun and fun is good.”
Dr. Seuss - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I told myself that I would hold off on showing my New York fashion weeks favs and highlights but I can't help it. Derek Lam was a shining star. He has developed so much in a matter of a year. Last year his w/f collection was beautiful and clean but on the safe side. He had the Anna Wintors' of the world but not the wild cards like myself. Mens cut slacks? Check. High neck Peter Pan collars? Check. Sequenced Michael Jackson pants? Check. Pee Wee Herman look? Check! The kid is on fire. A round of applause for Mr. Derek Lam! Bravisimo!!
Proenza Schouler for Opening Ceremony $ 825.00
"Inspired by the designers' recent travels to india, this season of Proenza Schouler jewelry is a gorgeous story of rustic-meets-refined. Featuring colorful stones, twine embroidery, and uniquely shaped wiring, the pre-spring collection offers rust, gold, and straw-tinted pieces that are as adventurous as they are accessible."
Monday, February 13, 2012
These epic portraits were the inspiration behind my attempt at a Harold and Maude piece of my very own. I tend to have the "I can do that.." type of attitude. I finished my sketches yesterday, now comes the hard part. Getting the them on the canvas and coloring in. I have such a hard time putting color on black and white. It seems so clean and simple, just leave it the way it is black and white, can't go wrong right? No. Not true. Harold and Maude were characters full of life and color. It would be a discredit to the film and the actors not giving it color. SO, with that said, I shall keep calm and color on and try to find the appropriate size daises for my background. That's right, this is going to be my first third dimensional piece. Yeahhh Captain EO, OH so steezy...
Photo: found from old etsy seller almostfamous
Monday, February 6, 2012
Science fiction has been a popular genre for thousands of years. Before Mary Shelly's Frankenstein there were several novelist that were into the unknown. Stories of the future and outer space. Telekinesis and a contradiction of the laws of nature. Also (gonzo's favorite) post-apocalyptic situations where society has failed as a whole and life finds new ways to begin and thrive. I love it all, but what I seem to love most is how Science Fiction continually and unknowingly, predicts the future. Whether it be technologically or mater of factually.I'm talkin PLANETS! I think it was last year some time, Science.com said that NASA found a planet that was like Tatooinee.(Star Wars planet)Amazing! As I have said in previous post I have just started watching Star Trek the original series. I have been noticing all the gadgets that Spock and Kirk have been using and they look very similar to the technology that we use today. Coincidence? I think not.
Exhibit A. A Cell phone
Exhibit B. An Ipad or Kindle
Exhibit C. A bluetooth
Now I'm not saying that Apple is a sham (well...)or they have a bunch of over paid nerds working for them that stole these ideas from the boys and girls at the Starship Enterprise, my point is the minds that develop science fiction material may not be just intellectuals, they may be aliens themselves preparing us for a extra terestrial infused future and how to go about surviving it. All I know is next time I watch Star Trek or Star Wars, I'm taking notes, you should do the same. May the force be with you.